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Miss Kitty 

Kitty has her friends in Dodge buzzing when she meets the stage in the early hours to pick up a small boy. All wonder, especially his foster parents: could his real mother be Kitty?

Director:

Harry Harris

Writer:

Kathleen Hite
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Harold J. Stone ... Horace Kelk (as Harold Stone)
Linda Watkins ... Mattie Kelk
John Lasell John Lasell ... Tucker Ferrin
Frank Sutton ... Charlie
Roger Mobley Roger Mobley ... Thad Ferrin
Dabbs Greer ... Mr. Wilbur Jonas
George Selk ... Moss Grimmick
Joseph Breen Joseph Breen ... Driver
Andy Albin Andy Albin ... Proprietor
Glenn Strange ... Sam

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Kitty has her friends in Dodge buzzing when she meets the stage in the early hours to pick up a small boy. All wonder, especially his foster parents: could his real mother be Kitty?

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Western

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Soundtracks

The Old Gray Mare
(uncredited)
Traditional Folk song
Saloon music
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Vintage Amanda Blake on Gunsmoke
28 November 2017 | by jmarcheseSee all my reviews

Feminine, maternal, loving, gentle, rational, mentally tough, fiercely protective, moral; we see the full character of Miss Kitty in this fine Gunsmoke  episode.

Kathleen Hite wrote a true gem in "Miss Kitty" about a young orphan Thad Ferrin (well played by Roger Mobley) who is whisked from the hands of evil by his bio-mom, then by his adoptive aunt, Miss Kitty. Miss Hite's goal was to show the viewing audience what Miss Kitty was all about by developing her strong character; and she succeeded. All of the above adjectives are portrayed during the episode from Kitty dealing with Thad to her dealing with Matt, Chester, & Doc, and with the outlaws.

John Lasell plays a strong role as Tucker Ferrin in that the viewing audience will absolutely hate him.

Director Harry Harris used some great closeups to depict a climactic showdown of Good vs. Evil.

I thoroughly enjoyed "Miss Kitty" in that the essence of her whole being comes out; and it's not surprising she owns & runs a saloon. I wished it was shot in color, however.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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