Gunsmoke (1955) s03e28 Episode Script

Bottleman

starring James Arness as Matt Dillon.
Oh.
Oh, hey, Chester.
How do you do, Miss Kitty? Oh, um Uh, Dorey, this is Chester Goode.
This is Dorey Dandy.
How do you do? Hello, Chester.
Dorey- oh, that's a very pretty name, Dorey.
Why, thank you.
What'll it be, Chester? Well, I don't rightly know right Where'd you get that guitar, Bill? Oh, that? Some pilgrim left it here; couldn't pay for his drinks.
Oh.
Say, didn't you tell me once you played the guitar? Oh, no.
No, I was just bragging that up, Miss Kitty.
No, I don't play the guitar.
Well, uh, hand it to him, Bill.
Let's see how much he was bragging.
No, now, just leave it there - I was lying to you, I tell you, Miss Kitty.
I don't play the guitar.
Oh, play it, Chester- I'd love to hear it.
Well You asked for it, now, you just remember that.
I'll see if I can get it here in the chord of C.
Sure ain't had one of these in my hands in a long time.
Run run, run.
Run, rabbit, run the dogs'll catch Catch There.
Let me begin that one all over again.
All right.
Run, rabbit, run, the dogs'll catch you Run, rabbit, run, you better get away Run, rabbit, run, the dogs'll catch you Run, rabbit, run, you better get away Oh, the rabbit run, the rabbit flew The rabbit tore his tail in two Run, rabbit, run, the dogs'll catch you Run, rabbit, run, you better get away.
Oh, that was wonderful, Chester.
Did you like that? I loved it.
Here you are, Chester- it's on the house.
Play another one.
Oh, well, thank Oh, no, no, no, I couldn't do that.
I shouldn't have even already done what I did.
Oh, you were just fine, wasn't he, Dorey? He's just shy, that's all.
Here, Bill.
You better put that up before somebody gets hurt.
Oh, I got to go now.
Somebody's waiting for me.
Oh, uh, Dorey, uh, uh, if-if I-I come back, uh, a little bit later, maybe in an hour or so, could I buy you a drink, maybe? I wish you would.
Howdy there, Cassidy.
Hello, Chester.
What will it be, Cassidy? I can buy half a bottle, if you got one.
Sure.
Did you find a job today, Tom? Oh.
Hello, Miss Kitty.
Yeah.
I had a job every day this week.
I've been real lucky.
Here you are, Cassidy.
Thank you, Bill.
Where you going, Tom? It's better I don't stand here and drink all evening.
I'll just get down around to the end of the bar there, kind of out of sight.
It's better.
Well, you can drink anyplace you like.
No, it's better, Miss Kitty.
I don't make too good advertising for your place.
It's better.
Poor fella.
Well, I guess I better be going, Miss Kitty.
Say, when's Matt coming in, you know? Uh, well, the telegram said tomorrow.
Did he get his man? Well, now, he went after him, Miss Kitty, and you can bet your boots that he ain't coming back empty-handed.
I guess that's true.
I'll see you.
Good night, Chester.
Uh excuse me.
Who's the owner of this place? Well, uh, Miss Kitty Russell, there at the bar, she's one of them.
Thank you.
Miss Kitty? Oh yes? Uh, my name is Dan Clell.
This is Flora.
Well, how do you do? I'm a dealer, Miss Kitty.
I'm looking for a faro table.
Oh? Uh, Flora kind of helps out.
She gets them interested, brings them over to the table.
You know.
Isn't she a little young? Oh, no, I've been doing this a long Shut up.
She's my wife.
Oh.
Well, it just so happens we do need a dealer here, but, uh, there's just one thing.
The game will have to be honest.
I could take offense to that.
You could take offense to it if you like.
That's the way it is.
I always deal honest.
Well, I think you better talk to Bill Pence.
He's, uh, co-owner here.
Um, uh, Bill? Could you come here a minute? Would you, uh, talk to this gentleman here? Mm-hmm.
Let's sit down, Flora.
Oh, thank you.
Okay, this will be fine.
So, you and Clell are married, huh? Yes.
Seem kind of young.
Mean you're not gonna let me work here? Well, that's for your husband to decide.
He wants me to.
He always does.
Cassidy! You move, I'll kill you.
Put that gun away, mister.
He's harmless.
He tried to club me, didn't he? All right, you.
Get up.
Let him be.
He won't carry a gun.
That's enough, Clell.
He won't hurt you.
I ought to kill him.
What's the matter with him, attacking me? He's drunk, can't you tell? Still no excuse to jump me.
He never done nothing like that before.
It's just not like him.
What is it, Tom? What's the trouble? Now, you listen to me, mister, and hear me good.
I never seen you before in my life.
And next time, I'll kill you.
Do you know this man, Tom? Have you got something against him? Well, it sure beats me.
Well, he's drunk.
Let's just forget about it.
No man jumps me.
Next time, he won't be so lucky.
Yeah, well, we all know he jumped you.
And the next time, you'll know that he isn't armed and that he's just a drunk.
Yeah.
Is he dealing here? We need a faro dealer.
All right.
I'll be around.
Oh, morning, Doc.
Morning, Chester.
What are you doing here? You fixing to leave town or something? Oh, no, no, not me.
I'm just waiting for the stage to come in.
Oh.
Mr.
Dillon is on it.
What time is he coming in? Well, ain't quite sure, Doc.
You mean they're not sure it's coming in? No, no, they're sure that it's coming in.
They just ain't sure when, is this thing.
Well, I've heard of stages that didn't come in.
Well, that Didn't come in where? Didn't come in anyplace.
Just didn't come in.
Well, I-I know it You're joshing me, ain't you, Doc? Huh? You're joshing me, ain't you? Hmm? There, for a minute, I thought that you There it is, Doc.
There it is, you see? Wel-welcome back, Mr.
Dillon.
Hi how are you, Chester? Good.
Doc.
How you feeling? Oh, I'm tired.
Where's, uh, Big Jim Kelly, Mr.
Dillon? Well, I don't know.
What do you mean? Well, got close enough to put salt on his tail.
Killed my horse doing it, too, but he still got away.
Well, how how did that happen? Just outsmarted me, I guess.
Well, forevermore.
What's new around Dodge? Oh, there's nothing much.
Oh, say, yes.
Tom Cassidy got beat up.
He did? Oh, yeah.
That's right, Mr.
Dillon.
A new dealer at the Long Branch.
A fellow by the name of Clell.
Tom Cassidy never bothered anybody.
Well, he sure went after this fellow with a bottle.
Sure don't seem much like Tom, does it? Why, he wouldn't attack a wood fence.
Well, he attacked this Clell, Mr.
Dillon, and he says that he's going to kill Tom the next time it happens.
Huh.
Well, I guess I better look into it.
But first, I'm gonna get me some sleep.
You sure look like you need it.
I do, Doc.
I'll see you later.
Thanks, Red.
I hear you came back empty-handed.
Well, it isn't the first time.
I guess you can't win them all.
Kitty, what can you tell me about this Clell? Well, I don't know anything about him.
I don't like him much.
Well, I want to meet him.
I've already talked to Cassidy.
He won't tell me a thing.
Oh Flora just came in.
You might as well meet her first.
Flora.
I had a talk with her last night.
She's a real unhappy girl.
Well, of course, it's none of my business, Kitty, but I just hate to see a poor, harmless old drunk like Cassidy take it from anybody.
Good evening, Miss Kitty.
Flora, I want you to meet Marshal Dillon.
Oh.
Are you the marshal? Nice to meet you, Flora.
Won't you sit down? I can't stay very long.
Mr.
Clell will be in directly.
Yes, I, uh I hear you're married to Clell.
Yes.
Have you known him for long? All my life, I guess.
You didn't tell me that.
He sort of adopted me when I was five.
After my mother died.
Well, you're still pretty young.
I wish I was ten years older.
Why do you say that? Maybe I could get away from him somehow.
Please don't tell him that.
Well, of course we won't.
He married me last year.
I guess I'll never get away from him now.
Flora.
I want to talk to you.
Clell.
I've had enough of you.
Shootin's too good for you.
I'm gonna kick Hold it.
You keep out of this.
Oh, you're the marshal.
Why aren't you after him? Didn't you see him try to shoot me? A couple of you boys give me a hand here, will you? Take him up to Doc's.
He looks pretty bad.
You going to arrest him? What's between you two? I never saw that drunken bum before in my life.
Tom Cassidy's one of the most peaceful man in Dodge.
This is the first time he's caused any trouble at all.
Now, there's got to be a reason for it.
Marshal, I swear I never saw or heard of him before.
I warned him last night when he took a bottle to me.
Tonight, he had a gun.
Figures some lawman to be protecting murderers.
Clell, now let me tell you something.
If Cassidy tries to shoot you, it's your right to kill him.
But just don't do it with your feet.
His friends might not like it.
And I'm one of 'em.
All right, there you are.
That's about all I can do for you.
Thanks, Doc.
Well, how you feeling, Tom? Oh, okay.
He's so full of booze, he don't know how he feels.
He's got two broken ribs.
I've had worse.
Tom, listen to me.
Now this Clell claims he doesn't even know ya.
Never saw ya before.
It's lovely to think about, Marshal, but it's bad for the aim.
Well, why were you trying to kill him? I had to hold that gun in both hands, and I still couldn't fire it.
Doc? Yeah, Tom? Doc, will you do something for me? Sure, Tom, if I can.
Make me sober.
No, no, I mean real sober.
Oh, I won't quit forever, but just for a while.
Will ya, Doc? Tom, if I coulda helped you in any way, I'd have done it a long time ago, you know that.
No, please.
If you're gonna get sober, Tom, and stay that way for any length of time, you got to do it yourself.
How? Stop drinking.
Ow! Hey, now, take it easy, Tom.
I'll do it.
Fine.
I'll do it.
Good.
If Marshal Dillon will help me.
How can I help you, Tom? You can lock me up in jail.
Keep me there for about a week.
That way I can't drink, ya see? You'll do it, won't you, Marshal? Ordinarily, I'd do anything I could to help you, Tom, but not this time.
Why not? 'Cause you're trying to sober up just so you can kill a man.
All right then, I'll do it without your help.
Just a minute, Tom.
By golly, I never saw a man so set on anything in my life.
You never saw a man that had a reason like I have, Doc.
What is the reason, Tom? I'll tell you later when you come to hang me.
Mr.
Dillon, guess who I seen out there in the street.
General Grant.
I'm serious.
Well, all right, who? Tom Cassidy, he's back.
Oh, well, tell him I want to see him, will ya? Well, I thought you would.
I told him to wait.
Here he is, Mr.
Dillon.
Hello, Tom.
What do you want, Marshal? I ain't got much time.
Where you been, anyway? Everybody's been worried about ya.
I been out on the prairie in a little shack I found out there, sobering up.
Well, you're looking fine.
How are your ribs feeling? I still breathe kinda hard, but that don't bother me.
I see you're wearing a gun, huh? Yeah, only this time I don't need two hands to shoot it.
Still after Clell, huh? You can hang me later, Marshal.
It don't matter.
But right now, there's not a thing you can do about it.
Tom, we're friends, aren't we? Oh, well, you've always been a friend, Marshal.
Then why don't you tell me what this is all about? Marshal, I don't want to cause you no trouble, but I can't help it.
It just gotta be.
All right, if you don't want me to help you, I'm gonna do it anyway.
You can't help me, Marshal.
Yes, I can.
Oh, here, no, no.
You've got no right.
Marshal, that ain't fair.
Chester, Yes, sir? go open up that cell in back.
Yes, sir.
You can't do that.
It ain't legal.
I ain't done nothing.
Come on, Tom.
You can't lock me up.
Clell might get away.
Tom, you want me to do this the hard way? Marshal, no, no, no.
Come on.
This ain't fair, Marshal, no! Clell might get away, Marshal.
Tom, I'm gonna put you in that cell.
No! No! Come on now! Marshal! All right, all right, I'll tell ya.
down in New Orleans.
Clell run off with my wife.
What? It's true.
Well, then why does he claim he doesn't know ya? He don't know me.
I was shamed by it, I guess, so I changed my name.
He never saw me, but I saw him.
He stole my wife, Marshal.
And she took my little girl when she run off with him.
You had a daughter, Tom? Flora was five years old then.
Flora? She don't remember me, but, Marshal, I don't ever want her to find out now how I am.
Look, Tom, killing Clell now isn't gonna solve anything for you.
I'm not gonna kill him because of me, Marshal.
I'm doing it for Flora.
I can tell how she feels about him.
Tom, if I could get Flora away from Clell, would that satisfy you? How are you gonna do that? Would you get over this idea of killing him if I did? I told you, Marshal, it's Flora I'm thinking about.
The other, I drowned that in a thousand whisky bottles.
All right, Tom, I'll see what I can do.
But I want you to lay low.
I want you stay out of sight for a while.
Can you do that? But I'll be watching.
All right, Tom.
It just better not take too long, Marshal.
Don't look so worried, Flora.
He only wants to talk to ya.
But why? What about? Well, you haven't done anything wrong, so you got nothing to be afraid of.
Come on in.
She's here.
Hello, Flora.
Is there something wrong, Marshal? Yes, I'm afraid there is.
I haven't done anything.
No, no, you haven't done anything, but I want to help you do something, Flora.
What? Well, there isn't much time, so you'll have to decide fast.
Now if you were alone, free from Clell, where would you go? I don't understand.
How about St.
Louis? Could you find a job there? Well, yes, I have a friend there.
A woman.
She'd help me.
I can't go anywhere! Now, look, this'll get you to St.
Louis.
Oh, no, Marshal, I can't take that.
I can't run away.
He'd kill me.
You leave Clell to me.
But I can't.
You want to stay with him? I hate him.
All right, then this is your chance to get away.
Do it, Flora.
You just might not get another chance.
The stage is gonna leave in an hour.
You'll have to hurry.
I'll help you pack a few things, and we can send the rest on to you later.
Where's Clell now? He's over at the Long Branch.
And he'll be expecting her pretty soon.
He'll find me! And if he does, he'll kill me.
I'm gonna be down to the stage with you, Flora.
If he finds you, it won't do him any good.
I promise you you're gonna get on that stage alone.
You two better get busy.
We sure will.
I'll see you over at the stage.
All right.
Let's hurry.
Well, ol' Flora better hurry up if she don't want to get left behind.
That stage is about ready to leave.
Kitty will see she gets here all right.
It'll be a doggone shame if she don't.
Now what's he doing here? What are you doing, Cassidy? I thought you were gonna lay low? I know what's going on, Marshal.
I just want to see her leave.
It's the last time.
Well, here she comes.
You better get going If you don't want her to suspect something.
I'm going.
Here we are.
Let me take that for you.
Take this one, too, will ya, Chester? See that she gets a seat.
You better hurry, though.
Flora, I'll say good-bye right here.
I don't know why you're doing all this for me, Marshal.
But I can't seem to say anything.
You don't have to.
Good luck.
Good-bye, honey.
You're gonna make out all right.
I just know it.
I kinda hate leaving you, Kitty.
You better get going.
Hold up there, driver! Flora, don't get in there! Wait! All right, Jim, take it out of here.
Halt right where you are! Take it away! He's dead.
I killed him.
Good.
I killed him.
Cassidy, why didn't you let me handle this? Now he can't never follow her.
Never.
I'm gonna have to arrest you, Cassidy.
Oh, you can hang me.
I don't care.
All right, let's go.
Oh, one thing, Marshal.
Could you? All right.
Chester, get him a bottle.