GUNSMOKE SEASON 10 Episode #30 “The Pariah” written by Calvin Clements, Sr. directed by Harry Harris produced by Philip Leacock cinematography by Harry Stradling Jr. music composed by Fred Steiner guests: John Dehner, Steve Ihnat, Tom Reese, Lee Van Cleef, Pete Kellett, Don Keefer, Donald Losby, Ilka Windish, George Keymas Wanted criminal John Hooker (actor Lee Van Cleef) stops at a farm to get a meal from The Scanzano’s, a Sicilian family, when the two kids rush to a room containing a wall of wanted posters that shows Hooker. Knowing his identity, Paolo Scanzano (actor John Dehner) guns Hooker down while he was eating, brings his body back to Dodge City, is celebrated as a local hero by the press and gets free drinks from loudmouth Ed (actor George Keymas) when, later, Festus informs him about the $5,000 reward. The day after, the three Hooker brothers spot the Scanzano farm and plan to avenge their brother John. Because of the press, Paolo Scanzano is considered as a cheap backshooter coward and people avoid him. Ed and his friends fail to lynch him when the Hooker’s warn him and, therefore, many trouble (arson, cattle destruction) occur … It’s an interesting social drama that shows the power of the press that can ruin the reputation of a man and his family paired with the theme of the second chance but also a whodunit and revenge drama. The cast for the Hooker’s consist of Lee Van Cleef as John, Steve Ihnat as Ben, Tom Reese as Wayne, Pete Kellett as Willy. Dodge City has a newspaper editor (actor Don Keefer) running the Dodge City Bulletin. Find a funny coffee scene with Festus at Delmonico’s. Contains some stock music. Actors John Dehner (“Caleb”), Tom Reese (“Friend”), Lee Van Cleef (“Mayblossom”) all return from season 9. Actors Don Keefer return from the season 8 “Quint-Cident” and George Keymas from this season 10 “Run, Sheep, Run”.