|Title||:||aces and eights|
|Plot||:||+ "How The 'Dead-Man's-Hand' Got Its Name". Sponsored by: Kent. A good story about Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. The story of why "Aces and Eights" are known as "The Dead Man's Hand." The system cue is added live. The script was previously used on the program on April 20, 1958 (see cat. #17501). I had gone into the store of an outfitter named Judd Scott, in order to purchase a new pair of boots. His was a thriving place of business in Deadwood and I had to wait a good half an hour before Mr. Scott was able to attend to my needs. He was an affable if somewhat talkative gentleman, and his boots were first rate... Herewith, an Englishman’s account of life and death in the West. As a reporter for the London Times, he writes his colorful and unusual accounts. But as a man with a gun, he lives and becomes a part of the violent years in the new territories”. In a card game aces and eights are known throughout the west as a dead man’s hand. There’s a good reason for it and this is a story of how the hand got its name.|
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