Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Manolo 

The sons of a Basque sheep herder who's part of a community near Dodge are faced with a manhood ritual. A Basque boy must defeat his father in a fist fight. The older son had beaten a ... See full summary »

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Gunnar Hellström

Writers:

Earl W. Wallace (teleplay by), Harriet Charles (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Ken Curtis ... Festus
Buck Taylor ... Newly
Nehemiah Persoff ... Alejo Etchahoun
Robert Urich ... Manolo Etchahoun
Mark Shera ... Joachim Etchahoun
Alma Beltran ... Engrace (as Alma Leonor Beltran)
Fran Ryan ... Hannah
Jess Walton ... Kattalin Larralde
Brion James ... Joe Barnes
Michael Gregory ... Sabation
Claudio Martínez Claudio Martínez ... Vitorio (as Claudio Martinez)
James Almanzar James Almanzar ... Artola Larralde
Ted Jordan Ted Jordan ... Burke
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The sons of a Basque sheep herder who's part of a community near Dodge are faced with a manhood ritual. A Basque boy must defeat his father in a fist fight. The older son had beaten a schoolyard rival to death in a fight while a boy in the old country, and wants nothing to do with the ritual. The younger son has no such qualms, and wins the fight with his father in a surprise (inadvertently ramming the old man's head into a huge cast-iron water jug). This leads to the ostracizing of Manolo, made worse when he doesn't spot a wolf attacking the herd and loses sheep and a dog in the process. Manolo goes to work sweeping up at the Long Branch, while his younger brother follows and tries to persuade him that he can fight this. Written by Peter Harris

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Western

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1975 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Both Robert Urich and Mark Shera went on to star in S.W.A.T. See more »

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Obvious stunt doubles for Robert Urich and Mark Shera during fight scene. See more »

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This is the oddest episode yet, and I only have one left.
16 December 2019 | by sputincSee all my reviews

This is an odd episode in many ways. I have watched this great show from season 1 episode 1 straight through to here in the last 2-1/2 years ( Since the intro to episode 11 and I gotta say, this is probably the oddest one. It seemed very contrived and offbeat, even for Gunsmoke. (Consider it had Dirty Sally among many other oddballs over the years) Many seem to complain over the comic episodes like they don't fit but this show has had it's 2-3 comedic episodes every season since the first one. Some were actually funny, others just goofy but this one is not a comic one yet is much stranger than the ones which were. It's a strange one. I only wish they had a season's notice to cancellation, but they did make the movies, so there's that. I have one left, and it's been a great run. 634 episodes...


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