Gunsmoke/The Goldtakers

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The Goldtakers
Airdate September 24, 1966
Production Number 1615-0204
Written by Clyde Ware
Directed by Vincent McEveety
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GunsmokeSeason Twelve

Guest Stars: Martin Landau (Britton), William Bramley (Jake Struck), Glenn Strange (Sam), John Boyer (Warner), Woodrow Chambliss (Garvey), Charles Wagenheim (Halligan), Ted Jordan (Burke), Roy Jenson (Troy), Brad Weston (Jenkins), Charles Francisco (Kale), Michael Greene (Holcroft), Denver Pyle (Caleb Nash)


Plot Overview

A murderous band of outlaws bushwhacks an Army pay train and murders every man among them for the $200,000 in gold they are carrying. They throw open the pay chest and find -- lead. The leader scratches the lead with a knife and uncovers a gold streak, and realizes that the Army had-amalgamated the two metals together before the pay train started to try to prevent just such an occurrence. So the leader and his men strip the dead soldiers of their uniforms and head for the nearest blacksmith's shop, which happens to be in Dodge.