Gunsmoke/Old Comrade

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Old Comrade
Airdate December 29, 1962
Production Number 31217
Writer(s) John Dunkel
Director(s) Harry Harris
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Louis Pheeters
GunsmokeSeason Eight

Guest Stars: Frank Sutton (Billy), J. Pat O'Malley (Gabe), Roy Roberts (Dobie), Ralph Moody (Kip), Vitina Marcus (Missy), Wayne Heffley (Lem), Wayne Treadway (Mr. Green), John Reed King (Townsman), Dick Whittinghill (Jason), Billy Baucom (Photographer), Norman Leavitt (Orderly), Ted Jordan (Lounger)


Plot Overview

Billy Tooker has been the towns fool most of his life and loved it. He is told his father is a renowned General on his deathbed in Omaha who wants to see him. When forced to change his life, he tries everything to avoid his new celebrity. Guest stars Frank Sutton playing Gomer Pyle basically, and of course Vitina Marcus playing a character "Missy" in this episode, she was known for playing Native American roles for years on television, due to her interesting facial features and black hair, but in real life is Italian-Sicilian-American.