by Charles Goodale
(14 Rowe Mt. Road, Bradford NH 03221)
I always enjoyed Chester whenever he rose above his handicap. I really like to identify some of the stars that played bit parts on the show. Ken Curtis played on the show a number of times prior to taking the role of Festus. You will see Ben Johnson, James Drury, Robert Parnell,Leonard Nimoy to name a few, those mentioned and many others went on to have outstanding careers. You gotta love the Western Channel for showing these films.