The Trouble with Trouble

The Trouble with Trouble

Air Date: October 25, 1970

Written by: Jack B. Sowards

Directed by: Herschel Daugherty

Guest Stars: Gene Evans (Montana Perkins), G.D. Spradlin (Chip), E.J. Andre (Judge), Jeff Morris (Matthew Brody)

When Hoss volunteers to be Sheriff of a town called Trouble, he soon finds out that the town had correctly been named. He almost manages to arrest the whole town, and captures the Clanton gang all by himself.

Trivia: This was Gene Evans’ third and last appearance in the series. Although he often played tough, snarling sergeants, gunslingers or cops, in reality Evans had very poor eyesight and could barely see without his glasses. Only in Donovan’s Brain (1953) did his character, a scientist, get to wear glasses, and Evans at the time remarked that it was a revelation for him to be able to actually see the actors he was working with.