Gunsmoke/The Tragedian

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The Tragedian
Airdate January 23, 1960
Production Number 182
Writer(s) John Meston (teleplay)
Les Crutchfield (story)
Director(s) Arthur Hiller
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GunsmokeSeason Five

Guest Stars: John Abbott (Eddie Vanderman), Howard McNear (Joe), Harry Woods (Ben), Stanley Clements (Brad)


Plot Overview

Eddie, as washed up actor, gets caught cheating at cards. Matt gets him a job washing dishes but Edward steals money and gets drunk. Matt has Chester lock him up while he looks for the brother of a murder whose out to shoot him so his brother won't stand trial.