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The Bear 

Rivalry for the affections of a former saloon gal leads to a frame-up for murder.

Director:

Jesse Hibbs

Writer:

John Meston
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Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Grant Williams ... Joe Plummer
Norma Crane ... Tilda
Denver Pyle ... Mike Blocker
Russell Johnson ... Harry Webb
Guy Wilkerson ... Pete Wilkins
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Rivalry for the affections of a former saloon gal leads to a frame-up for murder.

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G

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Denver Pyle's acting is notable in this episode
11 August 2013 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Denver Pyle plays a big softy named Mike Blocker that is set to marry a young beautiful girl, Tilda. The young Tilda has been in the west for a short time but has finally found a man in Blocker that is nice toward her. Unlike others like the cowhand, Joe Plummer, that feels like Tilda should be his rather than married to the mild Blocker.

Plummer, in a scheme to get Blocker hung, kills his own friend making it appear as if Blocker is the killer. And with evidence pointing to Blocker, Marshal Dillon has no other option but to arrest Blocker for the murder.

The two things that stand out in this episode is the fine acting of Denver Pyle and the eye candy of Norma Crane. It was sad to know that some ten years later cancer would cut Ms Crane's life down way too early. Nothing really stands out about the story but it still was interesting to the very end. A nice story that was well played by all involved. Good watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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