|Plot||:||+Sponsored by: Post Cereals. Doc tries to save Shell Tucker's wife after she swallows a nail. When he fails to save her, Shell swears revenge on Doc, and almost succeeds! A horse with a broken leg might make him change his mind. Doc is played by Paul Frees, not Howard McNear. An interesting comparison! The script was used on the show again on July 27, 1958 (with Howard McNear as Doc, and on the Gunsmoke television series on December 6, 1958. Matt Dillon and Doc are stood talking in the street when Root Tucker rides up. His mother is gravely ill. She was fixing up the chicken house and had some nails in her mouth, when she accidentally swallowed one. Root's father, Sheily, hates doctors, and would beat Doc half to death if he found him at their homestead, but Root's mother doesn't want to die, and Sheily's supposed to be out on the prairies, so Doc gets his tools together, ready to ride out to help her. Marshall Dillon decides to go with him, just in case Sheily unexpectedly arrives back...|
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