- Director:Harry Harris
- Writer:Kathleen Hite
- Cast:James Arness,Milburn Stone,Amanda Blake
Released after eight bitter years in prison, Collie Patten has difficulty adjusting to the fact that things have inevitably changed with respect to his relationships with his wife, his son, and the citizens of Dodge.
|Episode cast overview:|
|James Arness||-||Matt Dillon|
|William Bramley||-||Davis Henry|
|Jim Halferty||-||Rob (as James Halferty)|
|Mary Castle||-||Saloon Girl|
Gunsmoke Collie's Free (1955–1975)
This episode aired the same year that The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) was released. Jason Evers, who plays Collie in this episode, starred as the doctor who keeps human body parts alive in The Brain That Wouldn't Die.