Saturday, September 10th, 1955
s1e1: Matt Gets It
Dan Grat, a gunman hunted by Texas authorities, seeks refuge in Dodge City. Marshal Dillon goes into action against this outlaw who shoots before he talks.
Saturday, September 17th, 1955
s1e2: Hot Spell
Matt intercedes on behalf of ex-con Cope Borden, when Rance Bradley accuses Cope of horse theft and attempts to lynch him. Cope is proven innocent of the charge, but later kills Bradley's nephew in a fair fight during a gambling dispute. Matt is caught in an awkward situation when he must defend the unsavory Cope against the decent people of Dodge.
Saturday, October 1st, 1955
s1e3: Word of Honor
Hank Worth, son of wealthy rancher Jake Worth, is kidnapped and held for $20,000 ransome by three men. The kidnappers call on Doc to aid young Hank, who has been shot in the back while trying to escape. Unfortunately, Hank dies. The killers decide to let Doc go because he is the only doctor within 400 miles and they fear they might need his services some day. Before sparing his life and freeing him, however they force the reluctant Doc to give his word of honor that he will never reveal their identities.
Saturday, October 8th, 1955
s1e4: Home Surgery
When returning to Dodge, Chester and Matt are confronted by Holly Hawtree, whose father is desperately ill with gangrene. His only hope for survival is amputation of the affected leg. Matt performs the surgery, but the gangrene has spread too far and the old man dies. Matt later discovers that the presumed accident leading to Mr. Hawtree's condition was actually caused by Ben Walling, who has his sights on Holly.
Saturday, October 15th, 1955
s1e5: Obie Tater
Two outlaws seek an old prospector's hidden fortune. They drag him to try to get him to tell. Three weeks later he goes to see Matt. They go looking for the two in the bars. Kitty introduces Obie to Ella May. Obie and Ella have been gone two days, they've been honeymooning. Matt asks Obie how did Ella know about him being dragged and going to California. Matt and Chester go to see Ella, she won't let them in. Matt finds Obie in the barn. He syas Ella won't cook, clean or anything, till Obie gives her his gold. The two outlaws show up and get the drop an Matt. They try to hang Obie. One tries to shoot Matt. Ella stops him but is shot. Obie tells Matt where his gold is.
Saturday, October 29th, 1955
s1e6: Night Incident
Little Timmy Wyatt witnesses a series of bizarre murders. He has a habit of telling tall tales, so no one will believe him.
Saturday, November 5th, 1955
s1e7: Smoking Out the Nolans
Clay Young is trying to evict Josh Nolan. Josh tells Matt he paid Clay for the property. Clay denies it. Judge Mills say they go. Josh shoots at Matt. Chester pours a bag of sulfur done the chimney, and covers the chimney. In town Josh is fixing to shoot Clay. Clay admits he tore up the deed he told Josh he would record.
Saturday, November 12th, 1955
s1e8: Kite's Reward
Andy Travis shoots a guy. Matt tells him you're real good with the gun, but you have a choice either put in down and you will have to constantly prove yourself. Andy unarms and goes to work for Moss Grimmick. A guys looking to draw against Andy. They fist fight. Joe Kite tells Matt I might have to shoot a man. A bouny hunter tells Matt Andy has a $1000 on his head. Joe Kite shoots Andy. Kite says he killed Andy and wants the money. Matt says you didn't kill him I did. Kite says he wants the money. Matt and the townfolk run him out of town.
Saturday, November 26th, 1955
s1e9: The Hunter
A buffalo hunter, Jase Murdock, is warned by Ross the storekeeper to stay out of Indian Territory. Matt goes to see Ross to ask if he outfitted Murdock. Ross tells Matt you tangle with Murdock you're wish you hadn't. Matt goes to talk with Murdock's skinner, Golden Calf. Chester tells Matt Murdoch is gone. Matt goes after him. Murdock shoots at Matt. Golden Calf kills Murdock. His medicine was no longer good. Golden Calf is Murdock's son.
Saturday, December 3rd, 1955
s1e10: The Queue
After two bullys cut off Chen's pig-tail (queue), the man vows vengeance.
Saturday, December 10th, 1955
s1e11: General Parsley Smith
Old-timer Smith is a former Army officer considered a butcher. He arrives in Dodge City speading rumors about the new Banker, Drew Holt.
Saturday, December 24th, 1955
Chester is embarrassed when his mountain man brother Magnus comes to town to visit. They hadn't seen each other in years and to prove that Magnus is uncivilized and doesn't belong in town, he takes him to the most important places to see how much Magnus doesn't know. Well, Magnus wins at cards, outdrinks Chester, talks to Kitty, and proves himself worthy of his brother's admiration. While all this is going on, a Christmas Eve dance is being planned by the girls at the Long Branch. Lucifer Jones nearly runs Kitty and the other girls down in the street and breaks the saloon up trying to keep the Christmas party from going on. He declares that Kitty is the wickedest of them all, leading men to temptation and sin. Why? Because she's the prettiest, of course.
Saturday, December 31st, 1955
s1e13: Reed Survives
Lucy also professes her love for handsome Booth Rider, and concocts a scheme in which Ephram is the intended victim. Booth becomes the unwitting pawn in a homicide that culminates in an ironic twist of fate.
Saturday, January 7th, 1956
s1e14: Professor Lute Bone
Professor Bone is a well meaning medicine man who shows up in Dodge selling an elixir with potentially deadly side effects.
Saturday, January 21st, 1956
s1e15: No Handcuffs
When a dishonest Deputy Sheriff takes a prisoner from Matt's jail without Matt's approval or knowledgel, Matt and Chester go after the Deputy Sheriff and the Prisoner.
Saturday, January 28th, 1956
s1e16: Reward for Matt
Matt kills a man and his widow posts a $1,000 reward for his death. Every one in the country from sodbusters to gunslingers is out to get the reward.
Saturday, February 4th, 1956
s1e17: Robin Hood
Victims won't testify against John Henry Jordan at his trial for robbing the stage. He's found innocent. Matt asks Vince a card sharp he reformed to clean out Jordan. Jordan rides off. Matt's going to follow, but Chester says Vince has been hurt bad. Jordan is having supper with the Bowens, two witnesses at his trial. Matt approches the house. Jordan hides. Matt tells the Bowens Jordan robbed and beat up Vince. Matt leaves. Jordan pulls a gun and demands their money. Jordan is ready to shoot them. Matt returns and shoots the lamp out. He wounds Jordan. Asked why he came back Matt states that's an awful lot of food for two people.
Saturday, February 18th, 1956
A young white boy, taken hostage years earlier by the Pawnee, must steal from or kill a white in order to be accepted by the tribe as a brave.
Saturday, February 25th, 1956
Troy Carver, an aging ex-lawman gets off the stage. Matt calls to him. Troy turns and almost shoots Matt. Matt tells Troy if someone is after you I'll help. Troy says mind your own business. Moss tells Matt Lee Polen has been hanging for several days. Lee says he's gonna kill Troy for killing his brother. Lee asks Matt to tell Troy he is in town and clear Front Street at 10:00 AM. Polen knows Troy is losing his sight. Matt sends Doc to find out just how bad his eyesight is. Doc says the only thing he can focus on quickly is a match. Matt tells Lee he's told Troy to leave. Doc tells Lee Troy's eyesight is fine. Lee goes looking for Troy. Troy goes out the back of the stable and faces off with Lee. Troy shoots the gun out of Lee's hand. Troy's wounded. Troy shot at the only thing he could see, the flash of Lee's gun.
Saturday, March 3rd, 1956
s1e20: Reunion '78
Belle Archer recognizes Jerry Shand and hides her face. Jerry has a grudge against Andy Cully, a paunchy hardware drummer. At the Long Branch Jerry is beating Andy up. Matt's ready to lock Jerry up. Andy bails him out. On the street Andy apologizes and offers Jerry $600. Jerry knows Andy is a murderer. Andy pulls a gun. Jerry shoots him. Belle sees it all from her window. Andy was really Bloody Bille Ashley one of Quantrill's raiders. He killed Jerry's father and carried his Ma from Lawrence, Kansas. Matt looks for Andy's gun. Matt tells Kitty they need a witness. They see Belle in her room. Belle says she didn't see anything. Belle watches from her window as they prepare for a hanging. Jerry says Quantrill took his girl Ellie and I haven't seen her since. Just then Matt brings in Belle (Ellie). She says Andy drew first. As Jerry rides past her window, he calls to Ellie. Belle says Ellie's gone, goodbye.
Saturday, March 17th, 1956
s1e21: Helping Hand
A would-be tough guy picks on the wrong man in an attempt to make a name for himself when he tries to involve Marshal Matt Dillon by staging a street fight.
Saturday, March 24th, 1956
s1e22: Tap Day for Kitty
An old sodbuster comes to town and decides he wants to marry Kitty. When he won't leave her alone she declares she'll shoot him if he pesters her anymore. Out at night, he's shot in the back and Kitty is suspected, but then she is shot at too.
Saturday, March 31st, 1956
s1e23: Indian Scout
Twenty-three soldiers died a the hands of the Comamches at Cold Creek. Will Bailey lost his brother. Will says Amos Cartwwright, the scout led them into an ambush. Matt tells Bailey let the cavalry handle it, and leave Amos alone. Amos comes into the Long Branch with a rifle to see Bailey. Matt escorts Amos out. Amos tells Bailey I'll see you later. Matt suggests Amos stay out at the fort for a couple of days. Amos says don't worry about me. Amos kills Bailey. Matt and Chester are out tracking Amos, so is an indian. Matt finds Amos. Amos married a Comanche and was respected and loved. She died in childbirth. Amos knew about the ambush and did nothing. An indian war party appears on the ridge, friends of Amos. Amos' wife's brother Buffalo Tongue rides down. Amos goes out to meet him. Buffalo Tongue kills him. The indians ride off.
Saturday, April 14th, 1956
s1e24: The Pest Hole
Doc is using the jail to quarantine people as they fall ill. The common thread between them seems to be that they all had a dinner meeting together, about the upcoming German festival, at Bendino's restaurant. Doc, at first, suspects some type of food poisoning as the culprit, but then discovers it's really Typhus. Leading citizen Mr. Matthews takes a few of his men over to Bendino's and beat him to death. Matt arrests Matthews and throws him in jail, much to Matthew's disdain with all the patients. When Mrs. Saur, a German resident living outside of Dodge, comes down with the disease Doc has to look elsewhere for the cause. He sets up an experiment that could cause him to come down with the disease himself, and possibly die!
Saturday, April 28th, 1956
s1e25: The Big Broad
Big Lena Wave and her man, diminutive Emmett Fitzgood ride into Dodge to run a card game at the Long Branch. Chester accuses Emmett of cheating. Lena socks him. Lena uses a bottle on a guy. Matt's trying to figure out how to handle her. Lena kills Ed James, a buffalo hunter who made advances toward her. Matt takes her gun. Nate Bannister, Ed's partner, says he's sick of puny women taking advantage because they are weak and underbuilt. He says he's going to shoot Lena. Matt gives him a rifle butt accross the chops and locks him up. Lena wants to see who's wants to kill her. Nate calls Lena a lady. They agree to bury the hatchet over a glass of beer. Nate says gonna marry Lena. Emmett enters and shoots Nate with a derringer. Emmett and Lena have been married for ten years. Lena lost her head with the attention Nate was paying her, and requests to be allowed to stay with Emmett in jail.
Saturday, May 12th, 1956
s1e26: Hack Prine
Hack Prine, a friend of Matt's rides into Dodge. However he is there as a gunman, for Matt Dillon.
Saturday, May 19th, 1956
Cooter brings Mr. Ben Sissell, a gambler, a drink. A kid accuses Ben of dealing off the bottom of the deck, and draws. The third man at the table, Pate, shoots the kid. Matt asks Ben how long Pate has been working for him. Ben and Matt go to see Pate. Matt calls Ben a coward and tells Pate to get out of Dodge. Matt tells Ben the next time you make a mistake I'll see you hang. Cooter is packing a gun. Doc says Cooter was shot in the head and shouldn't be allowed to carry a gun. Ben hired Cooter. Ben tells Matt Cooter says he's gonna kill you, because he thinks you are going to take his gun away and lock him up. Cooter enters and tells Matt he's gonna kill him. Matt outdraws him. Cooter asks Ben did I do the joke good. Matt tells Cooter the joke's on you and me. Matt throws Ben out. Cooter puts a gun in Ben's back. Ben runs, Cooter cuts him down.
Saturday, May 26th, 1956
s1e28: The Killer
Charles Bronson guest stars as a cowardly gunslinger who only goes after old men or young kids who aren't very experienced with guns. But, when Matt Dillon gives him an ultimatum, he shows his true colors.
Saturday, June 9th, 1956
s1e29: Doc's Revenge
Clem Maddow rides into Dodge. Doc tells Chester I'm gonna kill a man. Chester gets Matt. Doc's ready to shoot Clem, he won't say why. Clem says he won't defend himself. Matt tells Doc to put his Colt 36 away. Matt tells Clem to get outta Dodge. Matt can't find Doc. Clem is shot in the back and his brother George is hit on the head. Doc heard the shot and shows up. Doc digs a .45 caliber bullet out of Clem. George shot Clem. Doc says he doesn't hate Clem anymore. Doc loved a woman, she loved Clem. He left her after a miscarriage and never returned.
Saturday, June 16th, 1956
s1e30: The Preacher
Seth, a newcomer to Dodge is bullied by Keeler, a boxer.
Saturday, June 23rd, 1956
s1e31: How to Die for Nothing
Zach and Bulow, up with a cattle drive, are raising a ruckus. Matt wants Zach's gun. He won't give it up. Matt hits him. Bulow draws his gun. Matt kills him. Zach tells Matt Bulow's brother Howard will shoot you in the back. Matt sees a guy hiding in the shadows. It's not Howard, but Howard comes up and introduces himself. Matt locks Howard up. Will Jacklin, the trail boss, comes for Howard. Will says he has fourteen men down the street. Reisling, the hotel owner, tells Matt you have to set him free. Matt tells Chester to go get Howard. Matt tells Jacklin, his men and Howard to get outta Dodge. Howard reaffirms he is going to kill Matt. Ben Cherry, a friend of Chester's Pa, raised Chester. Reisling says he's going to ride out to the cattle drive camp and tell the men they're welcome in Dodge. Matt and Chester go to the Dodge House to see how he did. Howard shoots at Matt from upstairs. Matt kills Howard.
Saturday, June 30th, 1956
s1e32: Dutch George
Matt's Childhood hero, Dutch George is now the leader of a notorious gang of horse thieves he must now stop.
Saturday, July 7th, 1956
s1e33: Prairie Happy
Chester and Matt are out riding when they get shot at by a boy. His father says the Pawnee are on the warpath. Jonas tells Matt we have to protect our women and children. Matt wants to know how this scare got started. A grizzled old timer, Tewksbury, says he lived with the Pawnee, and they'll attack at dawn. Jonas and his bunch want a strategy meeting. Matt asked have you ever heard of indians announcing when they were going to attack. Matt tells them to go home. That night there's a fire at the Danver's rooming house, with Pawnee arrows around. Matt tells Chester to keep an eye on Tewksbury. Chester calls for Matt, Tewksbury has set a fire. Tewksbury says he set Danver's on fire and put the arrows there. Two cowboys died in the fire. Tewksbury daughter, Quiet One, says he tried to turn the indians against the whites, but couldn't. Tewksbury's Pawnee name is Lost Warrior, he wanted to die in battle. Quiet One gives Lost Warrior poison and takes his body home.
Saturday, July 14th, 1956
s1e34: Chester's Mail Order Bride
Chester's drinking a lot at the Long Branch. A buffalo hunter, Nate takes his picture of a girl. Chester hits the hunter. Nate decks Chester. Chester has been sending the girl in the picture letters and she is coming to marry him. Chester sent her Matt's picture. Matt meets Ann Smithwright. She doesn't look like the picture Chester has. Matt takes Ann to Kitty. Chester comes in all duded up. Chester tells Ann she's too young and doesn't know what she's doing. Chester's going to take up farming. A Pinkerton agent, Brady, tells Matt Ann comes from one of the best families in Philadelphia. Her father is a judge. Matt tells Chester marrying Ann wouldn't be the right thing. Anne goes back to Philadelphia. Nate wants to take Brady out on the prairie and lose him, for breaking up Chester's engagement. Chester says he never should have learned to write.
Saturday, July 21st, 1956
s1e35: The Guitar
Augie Shart and Gene Tyler a couple of drunks try to hang Weed Pindle from Texas once they find he fought for the Union. Chester stops it. Chester get Weed to play his guitar and take up a collection. Tyler and Shart paint Rainbow, Weed's burro, and smash his guitar. Matt slaps Shart and Tyler and tells them you two are through in Dodge. Weed washes Rainbow and rides out. Tyler and Shart follow. The townfolk follow. Tyler and Shart lasso Weed. We see one guy hung. As the camera pulls back there's two. Matt aks everybody where they were. They all have alibis. Doc wonders if Shart and Tyler had time to enjoy it, the hanging they wanted.
Saturday, July 28th, 1956
An old flame of Matt's comes to town, but her presence in Dodge may be motivated by more than sentiment.
Saturday, August 4th, 1956
s1e37: Mr. and Mrs. Amber
Peak Fletcher says his sister Sarah Amber stole a calf. She was set up. Matt tells Peak to take the calf and leave. Simon, Peak's son tells Matt Neal, Sarah's husband, is just rocking in the dark and Sarah's gone. Neal says he sent her back east and that he loved her. Chester finds Sarah under a blanket in the shed. Neal says he shot her. Matt locks him up. Peak wants to know when he hangs. Neal has been let out to eat. Simon says she lived in unrighteousness. Neal grabs a rifle and shoots Simon. Simon shoots Neal. Neal says Sarah gave up and died. He put a bullet in her after she died.
Saturday, August 18th, 1956
s1e38: Unmarked Grave
On a stage heading for Dodge Sheriff Darcy has a heart attack while guarding a murderer, Blackie. Mrs. Randolph is looking for her son Whitey. Matt tells her he was shot by a deputy two years ago. Darcy brings the kid in to Matt. He shot the cashier in a bank robbery in Caldwell. Mrs. Randolph fawns over the kid. Tasca Sloan and his gang, who the kid rode with, ride into town. Matt takes the kid to the Dodge House. Randolph tries vainly to try to help the kid escape. In the morning Blackie breaks a window to let Tasca know where he is. Matt heads for the train with Blackie. Mrs. Randolph follows. Tasca shoots Blackie. Matt shoots Tasca. Matt's wounded. The rest of the gang bite the dust. Mrs. Randolph tells Matt she was wrong.
Saturday, August 25th, 1956
s1e39: Alarm at Pleasant Valley
While on the way back to Dodge, Matt and Chester discover a homsteading family fleeing Pleasant Valley, which is besieged by Indians.
Saturday, September 8th, 1956
s2e1: Cow Doctor
After he is summoned unknowingly by Ben Pitcher to treat one of his cows,a human patient of Doc's dies. Durning a fight with Pitcher, Doc is knifed.
Saturday, September 15th, 1956
s2e2: Brush at Elkader
After his friend Ben Williams is shot down by Lou Shippen, Matt travels to Elkader to bring him him. The only problem, he doesn't know what he looks like and the town is protecting Shippen.
Saturday, September 22nd, 1956
Matt refushes to turn Joe Trimble a rustler over to Major Banker for court-martial.
Saturday, September 29th, 1956
s2e4: The Round Up
Matt closes up shops to a group of drunken cowboys, which causes trouble.
Saturday, October 20th, 1956
s2e5: Young Man with a Gun
After gunman, Sam Kercher is killed by Matt, his 16-year old brother arrives to fight Matt.
Saturday, October 27th, 1956
s2e6: Indian White
At Fort Dodge, home of the third cavalry, Mrs. Mary Cullen tells the colonel, that the twelve year old they got from the Cheyenne ls her son Dennis. The indians took him when he was two years old.
Saturday, November 10th, 1956
s2e7: How to Cure a Friend
Matt's getting his haircut. The barber tells about a couple of Texans he shaved, who talked about a crooked gambler they played in San Antonio, named Nick Search. Matt saved Nick's life. Nick arrives on the stage and goes to see Bill Pence, who runs the Long Branch, about setting up a poker game. Enoch Mills is the richest man in town. In poker if you win you're cheating and if you lose it serves you right. Mills heads into the Long Branch with $5000, Nick suggests they go upstairs. Matt wants to watch the game. Nick doesn't want him to. Matt tells Nick if you've got a straight flush you're through in Dodge. Nick goes for his gun. Matt shoots his hand. Doc tells Nick it will be stiff as a board for the rest of your life. Nick was seting Enoch up all week.
Saturday, November 17th, 1956
s2e8: Legal Revenge
Doc rides up to the Tibbs house to say his services are available. Florie won't invite him in, but her husband yells to let him in. He cut his leg chopping wood. Doc wants to take him to Dodge. Forie says no. Doc does what he can. Doc tells Matt Mr. Tibbs was holding a gun under his blanket. It was no wood cutting accident. She cut him with a knife. Matt and Chester ride up to the Tibbs and ask for water, and would like to talk to the mister. He asks Matt if he would stay up with him tonight and take him to Doc in the morning. Matt and Chester are discussing what to do. Florie sneaks out. Tibbs says he's changed his mind aboout going to Dodge. Florie's got a shotgun and chases Matt and Chester away. Matt sneaks back. Florie says you're too late, he died during the night. She says he was a stranger named George Bassett. He came onto her and killed her husband,Ben. Matt locks up Florie. He gets a wanted poster on Bassett. Matt says she'll have some reward money comin
Saturday, November 24th, 1956
s2e9: The Mistake
Kitty is in her cowgirl outfit. She's just return from a morning ride. Earl Haney, who runs the faro table, has had somebody bust his head open. Earl says he had a red shirt, black hair and mustache. Matt says that sounds like Jim Bostick. Jim says he's been in an all night poker game, except for an hour about 4:00 am, when went over to Doc's. Haney dies. Matt arrests Jim. Doc's out of town and can't confirm Jim's story. Jim pulls a derringer on Chester and escapes. Matt and Chester head out after Jim. Matt hears a horse and takes it. In the morning Matt hobbles the horse and lets it go. Matt finds Jim. Jim Draws. Matt wings him. Jim's back in jail. The new faro dealer, Ken Schools, was robbed and killed, but killed his attacker. Matt releases Jim. Doc says it's a rare man that won't try to weasel out of asmitting he made a mistake.
Saturday, December 1st, 1956
s2e10: Greater Love
Doc is sick and tired of working day and night and being paid off in promises. He wants to go to San Francisco. The stage comes in with the guard dead. The driver says is was three guys. One was Haeard Brant. The driver says they hit two of them. Matt, Chester and Doc go out to the Brants. Howard can't talk. Mrs. Brant says the other two were Jed Butler and Rod Blake. They dumped Howard and rode off. Doc says he has to stay with Howard. Cheester sees Mrs. Brant with a wagon and her husband's body in it. Doc was supposed to ride ahead to make arrangements with the undertaker. He never showed. Doc was captured by Jed and Rod. After a stand off and talking Matt gets Jed and Rod.
Saturday, December 8th, 1956
s2e11: No Indians
Sam tells matt the Pawnees killed and scalped a family. Matt and Chester go to look. They meet Captain Starr. Matt says he'd like to tag along. They find a man, woman, boy and little girl shot and scalped. Matt remarks every family was killed in the open. Matt says it wasn't indians. It was whites who did it for horses and whatever they could find. Matt and Chester get some horses by and old shack and make a fire to draw the murderers. Lee Stapp rides in to scope out the situation and offers his services. Matt knocks him out and Chester ties him up. Matt says there are six men coming in. We're going to ambush them. Matt and Chester open fire. Jake yells uncle. They say what are you doing shooting innocents. Matt shows them the yellow ribbon tied around the braid of the little girl's doll he took off Stapp. Stapp took it as a sourvenir. Jake told everyone to take nothing.
Saturday, December 15th, 1956
s2e12: Spring Term
Matt talks to a wounded man who was shot with a bullet meant for him. The wounded man says Stone shot him, Matt tells Chester that he knew Stone a while back and is worried that he will be shot next, Chester tells Matt that the Danch left before dawn. Matt learns that Danch was hired to kill Matt for Stone.
Saturday, December 22nd, 1956
s2e13: Poor Pearl
Willie Calhoun's in town for a bath and a haircut, in preparation to court Pearl Bender. Willie meets Pearl in the Long Branch. He asks her to marry him. She says Webb Thorne won't let me marry you. Willie gets a rifle and goes after Webb. Matt stops him. Matt gets Pearl, Webb and Willie together. Willie says he and Pearl are to wed. Webb says I'll stop them. Matt tells Pearl to choose. Pearl tells Willie I can't marry you. In her room Pearl tells Webb you are not going to touch me. You left here and never said nothing. Webb says he's come back to marry her. Chester brings Willie's rifle back to him. Willie shoots Pearl. A simple man let feeling for a woman get the best of him. Matt tells Willie he shot Pearl not Webb.
Saturday, December 29th, 1956
Chester worries about bugs & sees Billy messing with a wagon. Matt & Chester meet the owners of the wagon, they feel the newcomers have more trouble a head. McCready accuses the new family of stealing from him. A man comes looking for Doc because Cholera may have come to Dodge. When Doc doesn't show up treat the Cholera victims Matt & Chester try to find him. Jeni tells Matt Doc is with McCready Matt & Chester find Doc.
Saturday, January 5th, 1957
s2e15: Pucket's New Year
Ira Pucket was abandoned on the prairie in subfreezing weather by his skinner Jed Larner. It's been 20 below the last three nights. Doc checks Ira out, and operates on his foot. Matt tells Ira he'll try to find Jed. Ira's up and about with a cane. Ira asks Matt, have you found Ira yet. Jed walks into the Long Branch. Matt tells Jed he's going to tell everyone Jed left Ira out in the big freeze to die. Matt tells him get on your horse and don't come back. Ira sees Jed and tries to catch him. Matt tells Ira to get a job and forget about Jed. Ira robs Botkin's bank. Chester takes Ira over to the office. Botkin won't press charges, if Ira gets a job and stops being so ornery. Ira gets a job riding shotgun on the stage.
Saturday, January 12th, 1957
s2e16: The Cover Up
Kitty's been riding in her riding skirt. Hoffer says he's gonna kill Zach Ritter. Matt tries to take Hoffer's gun, as Zach enters. Matt gets winged. Zach doesn't want to press charges. Matt turns Hoffer lose. Bates tells Matt Zach's been shot and Hoffer did it. Hoffer is dying in front of his house. He tells Matt Sam Baxter shot him. Hoffer says he didn't shoot Zach. Matt arrests Sam, the killing doesn't stop.
Saturday, January 19th, 1957
s2e17: Sins of the Father
Mr. Dobie, the hotel owner, wants Matt to quiet Big Dan Daggit's wife, Rose, an indian. She the daughter of Yellow Horse the Arapaho chief who raided Dodge. Matt apologizes for disturbing the Daggit's. Dobie incites the menfolk. Dan and Rose walk down the street. A guy says for an indian she's a looker. Matt warns Dobie and his mob. A guy gives Rose a bad time. Dan steps in. Doc's gone out to the Duke place. Dan hasn't seen rose since 4:00 am. Doc rides up with Rose in his rig. Dan carries her up to Doc's. Two men kidnapped her. Tied her to a horse and hit her some. Doc asks Dobie if he's satisfied know. Rose says she can recognize their walk. Dan and rose sit outside the Dodge House. Matt and Chester takes turns watching them. Dan and Rose go up to their room. Rose recognizes the foot steps of the two men. She calls Dan, and asks him to go and get headache powders from Doc. The two guys, carrying a rope and gag, knock on Rose's door. Rose says come in. She got a
Saturday, January 26th, 1957
s2e18: Kick Me
Harry Bent and Fred Myers just robbed the bank in Wichita. Harry and Fred's wife, Jennifer, plan on running away together. Fred followed Harry after they split up and overheard their plans. He plugs Harry. Fred tells Jen they're going to Dodge to open a dress shop. Fred writes a letter for Tobeel, the indian guide Harry hired, to get a job with a cattle drive. The letter says this indian is a liar, beggar and a thief. Tobeel constantly stands in front of the dress shop. Fred complains about Tobeel to Matt. Jen tells Kitty she's scared, but not of Tobeel. Jen is stabbed with Tobeel's knife. Fred says no question who did this. Tobeel and Fred had fought. Matt arrests Tobeel. Matt finds a Wichita Milling Company sack in Fred's wagon. Matt takes Tobeel over to the Long Branch and gets him a drink. Tobeel says there was two men one was asleep. Matt the the bartender to tell Chester I'm ready. Matt tells Fred, Tobeel is a Kiowah. The don't stab, they throw a knife. Tobeel
Saturday, February 2nd, 1957
A young gunfighter, Tom Clegg, forces farmer Abe Curry into a duel and kills him. Matt can't arrest Clegg since Abe drew first. However, Abe's brother Morgan plots revenge. Morgan, who is unarmed, follows Clegg constantly. Clegg soon grows tired of it and attempts to take care of his ""problem.""
Saturday, February 9th, 1957
s2e20: Gone Straight
A man comes into Dodge City looking for Jim Glass, Matt believes Jim Glass changed his name and learns that Nate Timble was protecting someone Matt was looking for.
Saturday, February 16th, 1957
s2e21: Bloody Hands
Matt Dillon begins having nightmares due to a gunfight in which Matt killed someone. Joe Stranger thinks Matt likes killing people, which forces Matt to turn in his Badge.
Saturday, February 23rd, 1957
s2e22: Skid Row
Hank Groat bothers Kitty. Chester comes to her rescue. Ann Cabot arrives from Connecticut to marry Jack Shomer. Matt, Chester and Doc go to see Jack. He's drunk in his shack as usual. They sober him up. Jack says he can't face Ann. Jack says the land beat him. He can't face people anymore. Matt tells Ann, Jack is a horse trader and he is up north. Hank Groat bothers Ann. Matt tells Groat to leave all the ladies alone. Kitty tells Matt he can't find Ann. They find Ann unconcious on the ground outside of Ma Smalley's. All Doc can find is a bruise on her cheek. Jack says he can't face Ann. He's going away. Ann slapped Groat. He hit her. Jack takes a shotgun from Matt's office and finds Groat in the Long Branch. He puts the shotgun down. They tussle. Matt stops it. Matt arrests Groat. Jack goes to get a drink. Matt tells Doc it just wasn't there.
Saturday, March 2nd, 1957
s2e23: Sweet and Sour
Rena Decker, a new dance hall girl, purposely gets her admirers into fighting over her. Despite Kitty's negative opinion of her, Matt befreinds Rena and gets her a job at the Long Branch. Soon afterward, 4 men are dead and Rena is the cause.
Saturday, March 9th, 1957
A rancher comes to terms with his past.
Saturday, March 16th, 1957
The west gets law & order.
Saturday, March 23rd, 1957
s2e26: Last Fling
John Peevy and Milligan Rives go out for one "Last Fling" and Peevy makes a pass at Kitty. Kitty threatens to shoot him if he comes back. When Peevy gets shot he tells the marshall that Kitty did it. Someone takes a shot at Kitty and Matt thinks Peevy did it and goes looking for him.
Saturday, March 30th, 1957
s2e27: Chester's Murder
Chester is drinking at the Long Branch and gets into an argument with a gambler over a girl. When the marshall breaks it up he tells Chester to bring the man to jail. On the way there the man is killed and everyone thinks Chester did it. Matt has to prove Chester is innocent.
Saturday, April 6th, 1957
s2e28: The Photographer
Dodge City meets a Photographer who shows the residents how a camera works. Jacoby wants to take pictures of how the Wild West looks. When Matt learns someone died he thinks the photographer may have hired someone to kill Grubby for a picture of the west.
Saturday, April 13th, 1957
s2e29: Wrong Man
Sam Rickers comes to the Marshal's Office asking to see Matt. Chester looks inside the wagon to find a dead man, Sam thinks he killed a criminal hoping to get $1000 for the crime. Matt learns that dead man was shot three times & was new to Dodge City. When Matt asks how the third got in the dead man's back Letty almost tells what really happened. Rickers his her and tells the story better in hopes of getting the reward money. Matt wants to protect Sam Rickers from Catlin who brings a poster with Jake Haney's picture on it Matt wants to protect Rickers by keeping him in jail.
Saturday, April 20th, 1957
s2e30: Big Girl Lost
Philip Locke is looking for Laura Simmons, but she doesn't want him to know where she works. Laura tells Matt she and Philip were to wed she asks Matt not to say anything about her job. Philip warns Matt that he will be killed if he doesn't tell the truth. Laura decides to meet Philip at the bar, Philip wants to take Laura away from The Long Branch she doesn't want to leave putting the Barkeeps life in danger.
Saturday, April 27th, 1957
s2e31: What the Whiskey Drummer Heard
Matt goes inside The Long Branch and meets Wilbur Hawkins a whiskey Drummer tells Matt he will die. Matt is almost shot while feeding the horses, in Doc Adams's office Matt plans to let everyone thinks he died. Kitty tells a man at The Long Branch is telling a different story. Tom Roberts tells everyone he shot Matt, Chester tells Matt someone at The Lady Gay (another bar) also shot the Marshal. Leaving Matt wondering who fired a shot at him. Tom Smith finally comes to Dodge telling Matt somebody wanted to kill both Matt and Sheriff Smith for money.
Saturday, May 4th, 1957
s2e32: Cheap Labor
Matt meets Fos Capper, who wants to marry Flora Stancil. Flora's brother Ben may give Matt some trouble that may lead to Foss Capper's death. Flora drives to town for supplies Fos waits to help her load the wagon. Chester sees trouble about to happen. Matt heads to the store and hears Fos & Ben argue over Flora being free from Ben's treatment of her. Later Ben & Fos challenge each other to a fight. Matt lends Fos his gun that leads Ben to think Matt is crazy. Ben begins to realize Fos is a professional at using a gun.
Saturday, May 11th, 1957
After Charlie Brewer is found dead, Jack Salter who was a friend of Charlie Brewer comes to Matt's office saying Vint killed Brewer. Matt then tries to find out if Jack is right.
Saturday, May 18th, 1957
s2e34: Who Lives by the Sword
Joe Delk causes trouble at The Long Branch after shooting two men who were unarmed.
Saturday, May 25th, 1957
s2e35: Uncle Oliver
After Chester & Matt meet Uncle Oliver, Chester feels uneasy after Viney suggests he ""Get rid of Chester."" Uncle Oliver feels Viney would be a good replacement for Chester.
Saturday, June 1st, 1957
Kitty's father, Wayne Russell, arrives in Dodge to meet his daughter after abandoning her and her mother as a baby. He insists that saloon life is not fit for a proper lady and wants to take her back to New Orleans so he can pamper her and invest her savings in his freight business.
Saturday, June 15th, 1957
s2e37: The Man Who Would Be Marshal
A former Army Officer wants Matt Dillon's job. Matt then takes Mr. Egan on his rounds. Matt lets Egan try his brand of justice that almost costs Egan his life.
Saturday, June 22nd, 1957
s2e38: Liar from Blackhawk
A drunken man tries to beat Shinn to the draw (with his gun) but the drunken man dies trying. Hank Shinn tells Matt he doesn't want to kill people, Matt & Chester doesn't believe Shinn until He tries to tell Al James he is unarmed.
Saturday, July 6th, 1957
Matt wonders how Cam is doing after not seeing him in a few days, Matt then sees Cam at The Long Branch and notices Cam acting strange. Cam sets out to kill Matt after Lonnie Pike tells Cam he saw Matt with Tilda.
Saturday, September 14th, 1957
Matt learns there is a hired killer in Dodge City, the hired killer gives Matt a challenge to find out who paid Nate Springer to kill Matt.
Saturday, September 21st, 1957
s3e2: Gun for Chester
Chester believes Asa Ledbetter is out to kill him. After Chester is shot, he tells Matt Asa Ledbetter shot him. Matt worries that Chester may be working too hard on finding Asa Ledbetter. Asa Ledbetter claims Chester killed his brother.
Saturday, September 28th, 1957
s3e3: Blood Money
After Harry Spencer's life is saved Matt receives a wanted poster for Joe Sharpe who robbed a bank. Matt learns that Joe and Shape left Dodge so Sharpe could try and get the reward money.
Saturday, October 5th, 1957
s3e4: Kitty's Outlaw
Doc, Chester, and Matt suspect Kitty of helping a bank robber when she invites Matt to an out of the way spot for dinner. What they didn't know was that the bank robber was the first 'man' Kitty had ever known. This is a half hour episode and is available from Columbia House video.
Saturday, October 12th, 1957
s3e5: Potato Road
Budge wants the Marshall to arrest his Pa for murder but when they get to Budge's house they get captured by Bud & his Ma so they can rob the bank.
Saturday, October 19th, 1957
Jesse comes to Dodge to kill the man who killed his Pa.
Saturday, October 26th, 1957
s3e7: Mavis McCloud
Mavis McCloud comes to Dodge to get married. She marries Barny but Lou Staley comes looking for Mavis and wants to kill Barney and the Marshall.
Saturday, November 2nd, 1957
s3e8: Born to Hang
Joe Digger wants to kill the two men who tried to lynch him.
Saturday, November 9th, 1957
A powerful landowner threatens to wipe out Dodge when his daughter falls in love with the son of his archenemy. Matt has to find a way to stop it.
Saturday, November 16th, 1957
s3e10: Never Pester Chester
When Matt sends Chester out to handle a rowdy couple of cow pokers, Chester ends up nearly dead. Matt is so guilt ridden he vows to find the men who did it and make them pay.
Saturday, November 23rd, 1957
Jim Cobb comes to town to marry a woman from back East. Hank accuses Jim of murdering his first wife then of murdering his second wife. Hank doesn't like Jim because Jim got a claim on some land before him.
Saturday, November 30th, 1957
s3e12: How to Kill a Woman
When a man is murdered on a stagecoach, the stagecoach driver thinks that there might some connection between the stagecoach station manager (Jesse Daggett) and the stagecoach robber (Nate Pilcher). The stagecoach driver asks Matt and Chester to look into this situation for any possible information Matt and Chester ride out to the stagecoach station. Upon their arrival, Matt finds the stagecoach manager uncooperative and elusive in responding to Matt's investigation. When another group of stagecoach passengers is murdered, Matt makes one last plea to Jesse Dagget to reveal any information about this situation. Dagget remains unresponsive. Matt and Chester later find Jesse Dagget seriously wounded on the prairie. While Dagget is dying, Daggett finally tells Matt that he Nate Pilcher had shot him and also tells Matt that he and Nate Pilcher had known one another in the past. He tells Matt that Pilcher had been gunning for Dagget for many years When Matt actually hears the story of wh
Saturday, December 7th, 1957
s3e13: Cows and Cribs
When a young couple dies of the fever out on the prairie , Doc, Matt and Chester bring the couple's young baby into Dodge to find a good home for the young baby. Matt turns the baby over to Ma Smalley for temporary care until adoptive parents can be found.Ma Smalley determines that another woman, Mrs. Nadler might make a good Mother for the orphaned child; however, Matt determines that Mrs. Nadler's husband is a cattle rustler, thus causing Ma Smalley to change her mind about letting Mrs. Nadler have the young baby! Matt confronts the cattle rustler, Joe Nadler, in the Long Branch; Matt is forced to kill Joe Nadler in a gun fight. After Ma Smalley hears the news that Joe Nadler has been killed by Mat in a gunfight, she changes her mind and gives full approval in letting Joe Nadler's wife have the baby as her own child.
Saturday, December 14th, 1957
s3e14: Doc's Reward
Doc kills a man who shoots his horse. The man's brother comes looking for Doc because he thinks Doc killed his brother for reward money.
Saturday, December 21st, 1957
s3e15: Kitty Lost
An eastern dude asks Kitty if she'd like to take a midnight drive, but when she doesn't return the next day, Matt goes looking.
Saturday, December 28th, 1957
s3e16: Twelfth Night
A hillbilly arrives in Dodge looking to continue a feud started back in the hills of Virginia.
Saturday, January 4th, 1958
s3e17: Joe Phy
Matt goes to Elkader after the man who shot him and runs into Joe Phy "US Marshall".
Saturday, January 11th, 1958
s3e18: Buffalo Man
Matt & Chester are taken prisoner by two buffalo hunters who are hunting buffalo in Indian territory. The hunters leave them tied to a wagon in hopes that the Indians will kill them.
Saturday, January 18th, 1958
s3e19: Kitty Caught
The Gunner brothers rob the bank in Dodge and take Kitty hostage.
Saturday, January 25th, 1958
Ollie Ridgers is a free spirited man who hates towns and lives free on the prairie. His friend Jim Branch convinces Ollie to go into Dodge for a good time at Miss Kitty's saloon. While Ollie is in town, two men kill Ollie's hogs and mule. Ollie goes after the two men thus killing one of the men. Matt is forced to arrest his good friend Ollie for killing one of the men. After Ollie has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to a long prison term, Ollie's friend, (Jim Branch) kills Ollie to spare Ollie from the cruelty of being being incarcerated for the rest of his life.
Saturday, February 1st, 1958
s3e21: Ma Tennis
Andy Tennis kills a gambler. Matt arrests him but Andy's mother breaks him out of jail.
Saturday, February 8th, 1958
s3e22: Sunday Supplement
Clifton Bunker and Samuel Spring, writers from New York, come to Dodge looking for a story. Finding none they stir up trouble to get a story.
Saturday, February 15th, 1958
s3e23: Wild West
Hattie throws in with two men to kill her husband and then sell his ranch for the money. Yorky Kelley sees the men ride off with his father and trails them till his horse breaks a leg. On the prarie Yorky finds Marshall Dillon and asks for his help finding his Pa.
Saturday, February 22nd, 1958
s3e24: The Cabin
Matt get caught in a blizzard then finds shelter in a cabin but finds more than he bargained for.
Saturday, March 1st, 1958
Nat Seiber and Polly Troyman are to be married. When Polly's younger Brother finds out that Nat had visited another woman (Beulah)late one evening at her house, Polly's Brother (Henry Troyman) thinks that Nat has dishonored his Sister Polly and promises to stop the wedding anyway he can. When Nat is shot on his wedding day, everyone thinks Polly's Brother committed the shooting. After Matt and Chester do an investigation, Matt comes to another conclusion about the shooting of Nat Seiber.
Saturday, March 8th, 1958
s3e26: Dooley Surrenders
Hide skinner Emmett Dooley thinks he killed a man while drunk and turns himself in.
Saturday, March 15th, 1958
s3e27: Joke's on Us
Jake Kaiser and some other ranchers hung Frank Tillman thinking he was a horse thief but they were wrong. Tillman's wife and son won't tell the Marshall who did it.
Saturday, March 22nd, 1958
Tom Cassidy (a drunk) tries to kill Dan Clell (a new gambler) in town.
Saturday, March 29th, 1958
s3e29: Laughing Gas
Ernie Stubblefield trying to put his past behind him changes his name to Earl Stafford and is traveling with a laughing gas show. Cloud Marsh tries the gas and gets laughed at by the town. Angry he and his brothers attack Stubblefield/Stafford.
Saturday, April 5th, 1958
s3e30: Texas Cowboys
A Texas cowhand is murdered and they won't tell the Marshall who did it so Matt decides to close all the saloons and shops till they do.
Saturday, April 12th, 1958
s3e31: Amy's Good Deed
Amy Slatter comes to Dodge to try and get Matt to kill her because in the Dakota territory Matt had to kill her brother.
Saturday, April 19th, 1958
s3e32: Hanging Man
Someone keeps hanging people in Dodge and making it look like suicide.
Saturday, April 26th, 1958
s3e33: Innocent Broad
Linda Bell comes to Dodge to meet her fiance Lou Paxon. Lou makes Linda take a job at the Long Branch. Matt is suspicious of Lou and Joe Bassett.
Saturday, May 3rd, 1958
s3e34: The Big Con
Mr Shaneway wants Mr Pap at the bank to loan him $20,000 for a poker bet. Doc gets kidnapped.
Saturday, May 10th, 1958
s3e35: Widow's Mite
Gambler Leach Fields marries Zach Morton's widow Ada thinking she knows where the money Zach stole is.
Saturday, May 17th, 1958
s3e36: Chester's Hanging
Matt arrests James Cando. Cando tells Lee Binders to break him out. In the attempt to get him out Cando tries to hang Chester.
Saturday, May 24th, 1958
A secret Army payroll is stolen and two soldiers killed. The Major threatens Matt with martial law if the thieves aren't caught. Matt suspects Jenny Lane, a new girl at the Long Branch of being involved.
Saturday, May 31st, 1958
s3e38: Overland Express
Matt and Chester track Nation for a killing in Dodge. Nation kills their horses then gives himself up. They wind up having to take a stage back to Dodge. Nation recognizes a man on the stage and helps Matt prevent a robbery.
Saturday, June 7th, 1958
s3e39: The Gentleman
Marcus France, a "Gentleman Gambler" comes to Dodge and falls in love with Bonnie Damon. Tiller Evans thinks Bonnie is his girl. Matt has to keep Tiller from killing France.
Saturday, September 13th, 1958
s4e1: Matt for Murder
Matt resigns as Marshall after Tom Samples accuses Matt of killing an innocent man;however, Doc and Matt's old freind Wild Bill Hickok come up with a plan that might clear Matt of this erroneous charge of murder.
Saturday, September 20th, 1958
s4e2: The Patsy
After a young man is shot in the back, people think it was young Fly Hoyt. Holly Fanshaw was the only person who saw the murder happen and she tells Matt that Fly Hoyt committed the murder The Older Brother (Joe Thorp)vows revenge for the murder of his Brother. After Holly gives this information to Matt, Matt and Chester set off to bring in Fly Hoyt for murder. After Matt talks to Fly Hoyt, Matt thinks that Fly did not commit the murder and attempts to prove Fly's innocence. Fly gets into this deeper when Holly is shot. Hoyt claims someone shot Holly and the person who shot Holly also knocked Hoyt in the head from behind. Kitty thinks Hoyt is the murderer and can not understand why Matt is supportive of Hoyt. Matt's lawman's instincts and experience determine that Hoyt did not commit these murders. Matt's investigation finally brings him back to Joe Thorp again.
Saturday, September 27th, 1958
When renegade Pawnee Indians attack some local ranchers, Matt and Major Evans think that white gunrunners supplied the Renegades the rifles. Matt, Chester and Indian scout Tobeel, go the scene of the massacre to pick up the trail of the renegades in the hopes that the Indians will lead them to the camp of the gunrunners. One thing that the gunrunners were not counting on was that the riffles that were sold to the renegades were an outdated Henry 44. Matt thinks that once the Indian renegades find out that they have been cheated and have purchased outdated rifles that no longer have the ammunition in supply, the Indians will go after the gunsmugglers. The Indians do take out revenge on one of the Gunsmugglers, but the other man tries to flee. With the information supplied by a cowboy on the prairie, Matt finally arrives in the camp of the remaining gumsmuggler to confront the man.
Saturday, October 4th, 1958
Two murders result when an unscrupulous Eastern businessman named Ivy hires a psychotic killer to help him establish undisputed control of Dodge City's freight shipment business.
Saturday, October 11th, 1958
s4e5: Letter of the Law
When Matt is forced to serve an eviction notice on farmer Brandon Teek, Matt tries every way he can to help the farmer. Matt tries to speak with Judge Rambeau in the hope the Judge will stop the eviction process in the proper legal manner. When the Judge refuses to stop the court order eviction of Brandon Teek, Matt refuses to serve the eviction. The Judge hires another man to evict Teek, but the man finds the job of evicting Brandon Teek harder than he ever thought it would be. The man hired to evict Brandon Teek meets resistance from Brandon Teek and a scuffle ensues. Brandon's pregnant wife, Sarah Teek, is injured in the scuffle and loses her child because of the injuries suffered.
Saturday, October 18th, 1958
Matt and Chester, out of water while riding back to Dodge, come upon a man with two fine horses who is not very trusting. When they meet him later in Dodge, he is much different: friendly and spending money freely.
Saturday, October 25th, 1958
s4e7: Stage Hold-Up
A stagecoach on which Matt and Chester are riding is robbed and another passenger is murdered. Matt utilizes a ruse to incriminate the thieves when a "cowboy" appears and offers to show him where one of the thieves may be buried.
Saturday, November 1st, 1958
s4e8: Lost Rifle
Matt refuses to arrest his friend Ben Tiple without more evidence, when the man he has been feuding with is found shot in the back.
Saturday, November 8th, 1958
s4e9: Land Deal
When a stranger leading some immigrants planning on settling outside of Dodge wants Matt to give him a badge to avert trouble, he gets suspicious and rides out to their camp to see what is really up.
Saturday, November 15th, 1958
s4e10: Lynching Man
After mild-mannered Hank Blenis is "lynched" by the two men who stole his horse, self-righteous Charlie Drain decides to take the law into his own hands and is led tragically astray by the culprits.
Saturday, November 22nd, 1958
s4e11: How to Kill a Friend
Two gamblers find Matt incorruptible and attempt to intimidate him by hiring gunman Toque Morlan. The two are ironically unaware that Morlan was Matt's close friend until a long-ago attack by a mob left Morlan scarred and harboring a bitter grudge against lawmen.
Saturday, November 29th, 1958
White men pretending to be Indians attack greenhorn Harry Pope at night, and he kills one of them. Now the dead man's friends want revenge.
Saturday, December 6th, 1958
s4e13: The Cast
Shell Tucker is normally a friendly and peaceful sort of a man. When Shell Tucker's wife swallows a nail, Shell's son (Rufe Tucker) sends for Doc Adams; however, Doc is unable to save Mrs. Tucker from this illness. Since Matt knows that Shell Tucker dislikes Doctors, Matt thinks Shell might try and take the death of his wife out on Doc Adams.. When Doc is shot at on the streets of Dodge, Matt, Chester and Doc ride out to Shell Tucker's farm to talk with Shell. Upon their arrival, they all notice that Shell's horse appears to have a broken leg. Doc believes that it is just a small fracture in the horse's leg and with the placement of a cast, the horse can be saved from being destroyed. Matt tells Shell that he will be arrested for attempted murder unless he agrees to let Doc treat the horse. Several weeks pass when Shell rides into Dodge and confronts Chester. Chester tells Matt and Doc that Shell might be out to get Doc Adams, but when Matt finally confronts Shell Tucker, he finds out
Saturday, December 13th, 1958
s4e14: Robber Bridegroom
Financially desperate Jack Fitch robs a stagecoach and abducts passenger Laura Church, unaware that she is "engaged" to an unscrupulous businessman who threatened to ruin her father if he did not agree to the marriage.
Saturday, December 20th, 1958
When two town troublemakers kill Poney Thompson's dog , Poney goes after the two men. When one of the men who shot and killed Poney's Dog is found dead, Matt and Chester suspect that Poney killed the man. Matt is forced to arrest Poney, but as Chester is taking Poney to jail, Poney escapes from Chester Matt, Chester and one of the men who killed Poney's dog (Jed Hakes), go after Poney. Along the trail, Matt and Chester discover Poney dead in a cave from a snakebite wound. Jed Hakes later makes a fatal slip of the tongue and reveals that he killed his partner (Walt Moorman).
Saturday, December 27th, 1958
s4e16: Gypsum Hills Feud
Matt's attempt to find a man who shot at him from ambush leads him and Chester into the middle of a murderous feud between two bitter and isolated mountain families.
Saturday, January 3rd, 1959
s4e17: Young Love
Over the objections of his sometime partner Rod Allison, treacherous Jim Box murders aging rancher Jesse Wheat, then attempts to steal cattle from Wheat's young widow.
Saturday, January 10th, 1959
s4e18: Marshal Proudfoot
Matt goes along with a hoax when Chester's aging Uncle Wesley arrives for a visit. Wesley thinks Chester is the marshal and Dillion is his assistant.
Saturday, January 17th, 1959
s4e19: Passive Resistance
A man's house is burned and his livestock killed, but he refuses to identify the perpetrators to the marshal.
Saturday, January 24th, 1959
s4e20: Love of a Good Woman
An old friend of Doc's, a nurse, is visiting and he hopes she will stay around Dodge. In the meantime Matt is worried that an ex-con is gunning for him even though he thought he was innocent five years ago.
Saturday, January 31st, 1959
Trail boss Dolph Quince sends for his friend Matt to help escort his cattle herd into Dodge because he is having trouble with Jayhawkers (Kansas renegades), and he hopes to ease the animosity his men have towards all Kansans.
Saturday, February 7th, 1959
s4e22: Kitty's Rebellion
An old friend of the family comes to Dodge looking for Kitty, but when he finds out she's a saloon owner, he's dismayed. Intent on defending her honor wherever she is insulted, he nearly gets himself killed. Kitty finally tells him that she has no honor, and he keeps making a fool out of himself thinking otherwise. It sends him away and saves his life at the same time.
Saturday, February 14th, 1959
While Chester is teaching Miss Kitty guitar playing and singing technics, the cowpokes at the Long Branch are making quite a fuss over Frog mouth Kate. Kate has a fondness for a younger man almost half her age (Billy Daunt). Billy does not share the same feelings for Kate and runs away much to the delight to the Long Branch barflies. Late that night, Chester wakes Matt in the middle of the night to tell Matt that Kate had been shot at Ma Torvet's boarding house. Ma Torvet tells Matt that Billy was the one who shot Kate. Ma also believes that Billy shot Kate because Kate kept some money stashed away under her bed. Matt and Chester search the countryside for Billy Daunt. While Matt and Chester are conducting their search, they discover the wife of a destitute farmer who claims Billy killed her husband and tortured a very old man. Matt and Chester finally overtake a desperate Billy Daunt and transport Billy back to Dodge. Shortly after their arrival in Dodge, Matt finds out some more tro
Saturday, February 21st, 1959
s4e24: Doc Quits
When another Doctor shows up in Dodge promising lower Doctor's fees and miracle cures, Doc gets angry and and many Dodge citizens think Doc Adamas has quit as Dodge's doctor. When Doc comes up missing, Matt looks for Doc and finds him fishing outside of Dodge. Doc tells Matt that he thinks the new Doctor is nothing but a quack. Doc Adamas believes the new Doctor is a quack. Doc's beliefs are later proven to be true when the new Doctor's medical treatments amost kill a young boy.
Saturday, February 28th, 1959
s4e25: The Bear
Rivalry for the affections of a former saloon gal leads to a frame-up for murder.
Saturday, March 7th, 1959
s4e26: The Coward
A coward gambler, who's too cheap to hire a gunman, wants Matt dead for a beating he got from him years ago, so he starts some talk around Dodge about the big reputation any person could gain, if they simply killed Matt.
Saturday, March 14th, 1959
s4e27: The F.U. (aka Al Clovis)
When Onie Becker is shot down on the streets of Dodge after quarreling with Al Clovis in a poker game, everyone thinks Al Clovis committed the shooting. The plot thickens after Matt and Chester pursue Clovis on a train headed out of Dodge.
Saturday, March 21st, 1959
Men start killing each other over saloon girl Dolly Varden, who seems to bring gamblers luck just by standing next to them when they're playing cards.
Saturday, April 4th, 1959
After years of captivity, a white woman and her half-Indian daughter are set free by the Indians, but they are shunned in Dodge.
Saturday, April 11th, 1959
s4e30: Renegade White
A gunfight in the Long Branch forces Matt to arrest a drunk. Letting him go since it was a fair fight, he suspects him of selling guns to the Indians, and goes after him even though he may run into those Indians.
Saturday, April 18th, 1959
s4e31: Murder Warrant
Matt and Dodge City's businessmen employ an unusual tactic to save ambush victim Lee Prentice from being taken to corrupt Baker City to face certain hanging on a trumped-up murder charge.
Saturday, April 25th, 1959
s4e32: Change of Heart
Matt becomes suspicious when Jerry Cass's plans to marry saloon hostess Bella Grant are complicated by Bella's sudden insistence that Jerry leave his recently-inherited ranch for six months.
Saturday, May 2nd, 1959
s4e33: Buffalo Hunter
When a Buffalo hunter dies from injuries from burning led, Matt and Doc think that their boss (Jim Gatluf) might have had something to do with the man's dying. After Matt speaks with one of Gatluf's employees about the killing of the Buffalo skinner, Matt is convinced that Gatluff murdered the man. Soon after, Chester informs Matt that another Buffalo skinner had been murdered. Since Matt is now convinced without any doubt that Guttliff committed these murders, Matt and Chester set off to bring Gattluff in for murder. While Matt and Chester are searching for Gatluff out on the prairie, they run into a buying agent who tells Matt that he had recently done business with Gatluff. The agent also informs Matt where Gatluff's is. When Matt and Chester ride into Gutluff's camp, they discover another one of Gutluff's men who has been attacked by Guttluf with a knife. Matt and Chester finally find Guttluff's camp, but soon discover some more troubling information about this case.
Saturday, May 9th, 1959
s4e34: The Choice
Matt tries to help Andy Hill, a young gunman who is apparently trying very hard to go straight, by getting him a job riding shotgun on the stagecoach.
Saturday, May 16th, 1959
s4e35: There Never Was a Horse
Gunman Kin Creed arrives in Dodge determined to enhance his reputation by outdrawing Matt in a gunfight. He goes to great lengths to force Matt into a confrontation and is able to wound him, but it proves to be a pyrrhic victory.
Saturday, May 23rd, 1959
s4e36: Print Asper
Print Asper is suspected of attempted murder when he forces a crooked lawyer, at gunpoint, to return the ranch he stole from him, and the lawyer still ends up getting shot later by someone.
Saturday, May 30th, 1959
s4e37: The Constable
Dodge City's businessmen learn a hard lesson when they reject Matt's advice and hire a meek constable to handle a gang of rowdy but free-spending trail cowboys.
Saturday, June 6th, 1959
s4e38: Blue Horse
Seriously injured Matt faces a moral dilemma when Blue Horse saves his life and prevents the escape of a prisoner. The Marshal knows that Blue Horse is being sought by the Cavalry as a fugitive from a reservation, and he is well aware that he is duty-bound to assist their search in any way possible.
Saturday, June 13th, 1959
Matt seeks the help of wise Chief Long Robe to track down gunrunners who are supplying renegade Cheyenne braves with rifles used to murder prairie-dwelling families. Long Robe provides Matt with the needed information, but warns him that the death of even a single brave could lead to a violent uprising.
Saturday, September 5th, 1959
Ironic tragedy results when Danny Kader stubbornly disregards his father's predispositions (and Matt's pragmatic advice) in order to attempt an elopement with a young gypsy woman.
Saturday, September 19th, 1959
s5e2: Kitty's Injury
After Miss Kitty is injured from falling from a horse, Matt seeks help from some poor farmers. Matt determines early on that the Farmer (Raff Juson), his wife and son are strange people that will probably not offer any assistance in helping Miss Kitty. When the Farmer refuses to help Matt and Kitty, Matt forces Raff Judson's son (Lootie) to go into Dodge to get Doc Adams. When Lootie does not return from Dodge with Doc, Matt sends the Farmer (Raff Judsin) to search for them. Lootie eventually returns from Dodge, but returns without Doc. Insted of helping Miss KItty, Lootie has plans to run off with Miss Kitty. When Matt fails to persuade Lootie to do what is right for Miss Kitty, Matt is forced to confront a hostile Lootie Judson.
Saturday, September 26th, 1959
s5e3: Horse Deal
Deesha is running a scam in which his partner sells an unbranded horse to an unsuspecting buyer, after which Deesha moves in to claim the horse, leaving the buyer with nothing.
Saturday, October 3rd, 1959
s5e4: Johnny Red
A man suddenly turns up in Dodge City claiming to be Billy Crale, the long-lost son of a well-to-do local widow. Matt knows that Billy Crale was reported dead during the Civil War and he becomes highly concerned for Mrs. Crale's safety when he confirms that the man is actually a onetime outlaw known as Johnny Red.
Saturday, October 10th, 1959
When a crazy man and his two songs whip a cowboy with a bullwhip almost killing the cowboy, Matt rescues the cowboy from the severe whipping. When Matt asks Chester to untie the cowboy, the man makes threats to punish Chester for his sinful ways. As Chester is walking home from the Long Branch, the man and his two songs kidnap Chester. They bring Chester to their camp to stand trial in a Kangaroo court. Since they think Chester interfered with the with the whipping of the cowboy, they plan to cut off Chester's hand. One of the crazy man's sons starts to feel some compassion for Chester and attempts to save Chester from this punishment. Just as the crazy man is about to hit Chester with an ax, the man is shot down. Chester is surprised when he learns who saved him.
Saturday, October 17th, 1959
s5e6: Tail to the Wind
A father and son bully a farmer and his wife who won't sell their land, but the farmer is oddly reluctant to let Matt arrest the two, even when they resort to gunfire.
Saturday, October 24th, 1959
s5e7: Annie Oakley
Is the homely, sharp-tongued, middle-aged wife of a homesteader really inspiring men to fight to the death for her affections?
Saturday, October 31st, 1959
Matt and Chester find a young Indian woman (Sochi) on the prairie suffering from a gun shot wound. Matt and Chester take the young woman to Doc Adams for medical treatment, but the overall outlook for recovery does not look promising. Once Matt hears that a white man shot the woman, Matt and Chester set after the man. While Matt and Chester are searching the prairie for the man who shot Sochi, they run into three white men. Matt and Chester plan to take the three men back to Dodge so Sochi can identify the man who shot her;however, before Matt and Chester can get them into Dodge, the truth is finally made known about who shot Sochi.
Saturday, November 7th, 1959
s5e9: Brother Whelp
A man wants to gunfight when he returns home, after years away, and finding his brother married to his girl.
Saturday, November 14th, 1959
s5e10: The Boots
Onetime gunman Zeno Smith faces an unenviable choice. If he does not help would-be gambler Hank Fergus rob Mr. Jonas's general store, Fergus will tell 12-year old orphan Tommy the full story of how Zeno's descent into deprivation and alcoholism dates to the day he backed down from facing Fergus in a gunfight.
Saturday, November 21st, 1959
s5e11: Odd Man Out
Matt is uncertain what to make of Cyrus Tucker's confused claim that his wife of 32 years "just ran off", especially when a homesteader claims that he saw the old man digging a large hole just behind his house.
Saturday, November 28th, 1959
s5e12: Miguel's Daughter
A father threatens to kill the two drifters who have been plaguing his daughter.
Saturday, December 5th, 1959
s5e13: Box o' Rocks
A man enlists the aid of a parson to fake his own death.
Saturday, December 12th, 1959
s5e14: False Witness
A man is convicted of murder on doubtful testimony.
Saturday, December 19th, 1959
s5e15: Tag, You're It
When hired gunman Killion comes to Dodge, many of the men get scared thinking he is after them, but it turns out his paid target is a woman.
Saturday, December 26th, 1959
s5e16: Thick 'n' Thin
A quarrel between two partners in homesteading escalates to the point of gunfire. Matt tries to make peace between them by locking them up together.
Saturday, January 2nd, 1960
s5e17: Groat's Grudge
An ex-Confederate waits to settle the score with the Union man whose unit cost him a loved one and property in the late war.
Saturday, January 9th, 1960
s5e18: Big Tom
Despite a serious heart condition, onetime prizefighter Tom Burr is determined to go through with his plans to fight vicious Hob Creel. The only way Matt can stop the mismatch and save Burr's life is to fight Creel himself.
Saturday, January 16th, 1960
s5e19: Till Death Do Us
Someone takes a shot at a hard man who is brutal to his wife, and someone is overheard claiming he was offered money to kill the man.
Saturday, January 23rd, 1960
s5e20: The Tragedian
Matt and his friends try to come to the aid of a has-been actor caught cheating at cards.
Saturday, January 30th, 1960
s5e21: Hinka Do
The new rootin tootin owner of "The Lady Gay" (Mamie) comes to Dodge and opens a saloon. When she opens the saloon, she lets the Dodge cowpokes know that she is very handy with a gun and will use that gun on any trouble makers in her saloon. At first Matt, Doc and Chester are quite amused at Mamie, but Matt begins to have some concerns about Mamie. Matt, Doc and Chester think that Mamie might be involved in some foul play concerning the previous owner of the Lady Gay Saloon (Herman Bleeker). When a Mexican man tells Matt that he saw Mamie sneaking around late the previous evening night with a lantern and a shovel, Matt, Doc and Chester investigate. They find a vest owned by the previous owner with blood stains. Matt thinks he has to arrest Mamie, but is concerned that Mamie might cause some problems;however, Matt tries to trick Mamie into an arrest. Just about the time that Matt is ready to haul Mamie to the Dodge City jail, he learns the truth about Herman Bleeker.
Saturday, February 6th, 1960
s5e22: Doc Judge
While Matt is away on business, Doc gets threatened by an ex convict (Brice Harp) who claims that Doc Adams sentenced him to a long term in Prison. Doc tries to explain to the man that he was never a judge and has always been a doctor, but the man does not believe Doc. Since Chester is worried about the ex convict trying to take out some kind of revenge on Doc, Chester cooks up a scheme that will save Doc from possible danger.
Saturday, February 13th, 1960
s5e23: Moo Moo Raid
Old man Onie has a great swimming cow that can lead herds across rivers, and when they both come up missing, one trail boss accuses another of killing them.
Saturday, February 20th, 1960
s5e24: Kitty's Killing
Kitty gets caught in the middle when a crazy-eyed man goes hunting for his former son-in-law, whom he blames for the death of his daughter in childbirth.
Saturday, February 27th, 1960
s5e25: Jailbait Janet
After a train sparks a fire that destroys a family's crops, the man, his son, and his daughter rob another train of fifty thousand dollars. A baggage clerk is killed and the crusty representative of the railroad pressures Matt to solve it.
Saturday, March 5th, 1960
s5e26: Unwanted Deputy
Determined to avenge his murderous brother's hanging, Vince Walsh begins a self-serving campaign of unofficially helping to keep the peace in Dodge City over Matt's objections. Walsh is certain that his actions and his taunts will eventually goad the Marshal into a gunfight.
Saturday, March 12th, 1960
s5e27: Where'd They Go
When Jonas accuses Clint Dodie of robbing his store, Matt and Chester set out in the bitter cold go to Clint's farm to make an arrest. Once they arrive at Clint's farm, instead of making an arrest, Matt and Chester wind up doing most of Clint's farm chores. Doc later arrives at Clint's house and when he sees what Matt and Chester have been doing the last 24 hours at the Dodie farm, he finds all of this amusing. Doc informs Matt and Chester of what really happened at Jonas's store..
Saturday, March 26th, 1960
s5e28: Crowbait Bob
When the greedy relatives of a dying man (Crowbait Bob)learn that he might be dying, they come to Dodge to grab anything of value they can get from the dying man. When his relatives find out that Bob has willed all of his possessions to Miss Kitty, they show their true hateful feelings about their relative, Crowbait Bob. When Miss Kitty finally opens Bob's chest box filled with Bob's possessions , Kitty and Matt find out the true value of Bob's possessions.
Saturday, April 2nd, 1960
s5e29: Colleen So Green
A southern belle charms Chester and many others in Dodge, not including Kitty.
Saturday, April 9th, 1960
s5e30: The Ex-Urbanites
While Doc and Chester are traveling on the prairie, Doc is shot by some wolfers. Doc's gunshot wounds are serious enough where Chester is worried that Doc might die on the prairie. Chester not only has to remove the bullet from Doc, but he also has to fight off an attack by the wolfers.. Since Chester must also find enough food to keep Doc alive, Chester is forced to kill one of the horses so Doc can receive the proper nutrients. Chester kills one of the wolfers and takes another one into custody. Matt finally arrives on the scene and hears about Chester's heroic deeds.
Saturday, April 16th, 1960
s5e31: I Thee Wed
After Sam Lackett physically beats his wife on the streets of Dodge, Matt and Doc try to persuade Mrs. Lackett to prefer charges on her husband, but she refuses to so. When Mrs. Lackett comes into Doc's office suffering from a beating she received from her husband, Matt decides to go after Sam Hackett. After the Judge finds Hackett guilty of several minor crimes, he sentences Hacket to 50 dollars or 50 days in Dodge City's jail. Mrs. Hackett comes up with the 50 dollars for Hacket's fine, Matt reluctantly releases Hacket from the jail;however, once Hackett is free from jail, Mrs. Hacket learns that Hackett has not changed his ways one bit. He still threatens to bully and beat Mrs. Hackett. When Sam Hackett attempts to beat his wife again, she pulls a gun and kills her husband.
Saturday, April 23rd, 1960
s5e32: The Lady Killer
While Grant Lucas is in Dodge to testify in court against Cy Welch, Grant goes into the Long Branch for a drink. While Grant is at the Long Branch, he sets up a late night meeting with one of Miss Kitty's saloon girls, Mae Talmey. When Grant goes to Mae's house later that evening, Mae shoots Grant clamming that she thought Grant was trying to rob her; however, Matt does not believe Mae's story. When Doc tells Matt that he used to know Cy Welch from Doc's days on the Mississippi river. According to Doc, Cy Welch was some kind of riverboat gambler. Doc also tells Matt that Mae Talmey was also there in those days as well. When Matt hears this information from Doc, he makes the connection between Cy Welch and Mae Talmey. Matt goes to Mae's house to ask her some questions about this, but when Matt arrives at her house, he stumbles into a deadly scene.
Saturday, April 30th, 1960
s5e33: Gentleman's Disagreement
Ed makes no secret of his intention to kill Bert for marrying the girl Ed wanted. So when Ed is the one who turns up dead, folks assume that Bert did it.
Saturday, May 7th, 1960
s5e34: Speak Me Fair
There's a cattle drive near town, and the cowboys are nervous about a series of cattle rustling events that have taken place recently.
Saturday, May 14th, 1960
s5e35: Belle's Back
Belle Ainesly rides into town after 3 years absence. Seems she ran off with an unsavory character 3 years ago, and all of Dodge feels she's a "bad" woman. Belle says she is coming back to stay at the family ranch.
Saturday, May 21st, 1960
s5e36: The Bobsy Twins
Two brothers have decided that it is their mission to rid the West of Indians.
Saturday, May 28th, 1960
s5e37: Old Flame
Kitty doubts the veracity of Matt's old friend Dolly Winters, who arrives in Dodge seeking the Marshal's help and claiming to have been robbed, beaten, and jilted by a man named Rad Meadows.
Saturday, June 4th, 1960
s5e38: The Deserter
Matt is on the trail of a badly wounded corporal for robbing the army payroll and falls into a trap when the father of the corporal gets the drop on him and wounds Chester.
Saturday, June 11th, 1960
s5e39: Cherry Red
The widow of a stagecoach robber is courted by the man who, unbeknownst to the widow, is the one who shot her husband.
Saturday, September 3rd, 1960
s6e1: Friend's Pay-Off
Matt is summoned to help an old friend, Ab Butler, who has been shot in the back and left for dead. However, Matt faces a difficult situation when Ab's partner shows up and tells his side of the story.
Saturday, September 17th, 1960
s6e2: The Blacksmith
German immigrant and town blacksmith, Emil Wolhter and his German mail order bride, Gretchen Mueller, are to be married. Matt, Doc and Chester along with Emil meet Gretchen at the stage station. Emil and Gretchen throw a big wedding party for all their friends in Dodge; however, not everyone in Dodge is friendly to Emil and Gretchen. Town troublemaker Tolman has it in for Emil because Tolman thinks that Emil cheated him in a blacksmith deal. Tolman and his gang scheme up a plan to get Emil Wolhter out of his house. While Emil is out of his house one evening, Tolman and his gang of troublemakers burn Emil's house to the ground. When Matt offers to help Emil find the men who did this, Emil rejects Matt's offer and pursues these men by himself. Emil administers his own brand of justice to the men.
Saturday, September 24th, 1960
s6e3: Small Water
Matt arrests Finn Pickett after recognizing his face from a wanted poster. On the way back to Dodge, Pickett's vengeful sons try to free their father as Matt and Chester face a water shortage.
Saturday, October 1st, 1960
s6e4: Say Uncle
Martin Nagel is a hard working store owner that has plans to build up his business and eventually leave the business to his son, Lee Nagel. When Martin Nagel is killed in a freak accident, Lee Nagel thinks that his Uncle (Hutch) did the killing. Lee is highly suspicious of his Uncle Hutch and attempts to convince Marshall Dillon that his Uncle killed his Father to claim the family business.
Saturday, October 8th, 1960
s6e5: Shooting Stopover
While Matt and Chester are transporting a prisoner on a stage coach to Wichita, Matt learns that the stage is also carrying gold. Matt fears that outlaws might attack the stage for the gold. While at a stagecoach stopover, the outlaws attack the station. Matt, Chester, the stagecoach driver along with a traveling preacher and a young woman, attempt to fight off the outlaws the best they can.
Saturday, October 15th, 1960
s6e6: The Peace Officer
Dillon heads to Dodge to get a new man to replace the brutal, corrupt sheriff of Tascosa, with hired killers in pursuit who are unaware that the sheriff's ex-girlfriend has joined up with Dillon.
Saturday, October 22nd, 1960
s6e7: Don Matteo
Matt's old friend, Esteban Garcia, tracks a man into Dodge and plans to kill him for stealing his wife.
Saturday, October 29th, 1960
s6e8: The Worm
Murders follow when a buffalo hunter and his browbeaten partner come to town.
Saturday, November 12th, 1960
s6e9: The Badge
Matt is taken prisoner by a madman named Rack and his simpleton partner, Augie. Matt's only hope is to turn Augie against Rack.
Saturday, November 19th, 1960
s6e10: Distant Drummer
A young army drummer named Raffie is terrorized by two bullying mule skinners.
Saturday, November 26th, 1960
s6e11: Ben Tolliver's Stud
A row with his boss makes Ben quit his job. He leaves but says goodbye to Jake's daughter first. When he takes a horse for lost wages, Jake swears he'll kill him. The tables are turned when a hard and fast rule of Jake's soon backfires.
Saturday, December 3rd, 1960
s6e12: No Chip
The vicious Dolan brothers move in on a tough cattle rancher and his non-violent son.
Saturday, December 10th, 1960
s6e13: The Wake
A man brings his dead friend into Dodge to give him a proper wake.
Saturday, December 17th, 1960
s6e14: The Cook
A young drifter takes a job as cook at Delmonico's but accidentally kills a crazy buffalo hunter who complains about his cooking.
Saturday, December 24th, 1960
s6e15: Old Fool
A scheming woman (Else Hedgepath), who is after the money and wealth of Hannibal Bass, makes a play for Hannibal, but runs into some serious, SERIOUS trouble though when she tangles with *MRS* Bass!
Saturday, December 31st, 1960
s6e16: Brother Love
In a family that believes in taking care of its own--including administering punishment within the family for crime--one of two grown brothers appears to have committed murder, but which one?
Saturday, January 7th, 1961
s6e17: Bad Sheriff
A man shoots his partner, flees, and is caught by two men claiming to be lawmen.
Saturday, January 14th, 1961
s6e18: Unloaded Gun
When 2 outlaws shoot and kill a storekeeper and his young employee, Matt sets out on to the prairie to find the killers. When one of the killers (Red Lime) dies from a gunshot wound from Marshall Dillon's gun, the other outlaw (Joe Lime) vows revenge on Matt Dillon for killing his Brother When Matt returns back to Dodge without the men and with a fever, Doc gives Matt something to help him rest and fight the fever. While Matt is resting, Chester cleans Matt's gun. Chester removes all of the bullets from the chambers, but before Chester can put the bullets back into Matt's gun, Chester gets a message that Doc wants to see Chester in the Doctor's office While Chester is up in Doc's office, the other killer rides back into Dodge wanting revenge for Matt killing his Brother. He tells Carl the stable man that he plans to kill Matt. Carl the stable man tells Miss Kitty that the outlaw Joe Lime was now in Dodge and is gunning for Matt. Miss Kitty awakens Matt from a state of fever to warn.
Saturday, January 21st, 1961
s6e19: Tall Trapper
A man and his wife come across a lone trapper and make camp with him. Next day, the husband comes to Dodge to report to Doc that his wife is sick, but Doc finds the woman beaten to death, and the husband accuses the trapper.
Saturday, January 28th, 1961
s6e20: Love Thy Neighbor
The theft of a sack of potatoes leads to increasingly violent hostilities between the Scooper and Galloway families.
Saturday, February 4th, 1961
s6e21: Bad Seed
Matt rescues teen-aged Trudy Trent from a life of isolated poverty with her incestuous and alcoholic father, but he subsequently learns that "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" when he rejects her misguided romantic overtures toward him.
Saturday, February 11th, 1961
s6e22: Kitty Shot
Dillon goes after cowboy Jake Bayloe after he guns down his partner in the Long Branch , shooting Kitty in the crossfire and critically wounding her.
Saturday, February 25th, 1961
s6e23: About Chester
While Chester is out searching for Doc, his horse is injured. Chester goes to a house for help and is instead taken prisoner.
Saturday, March 4th, 1961
After witnessing the callous murder of her kindly father, Harriet Horne disregards Matt's advice and unwisely attempts to extract revenge from the perpetrators by making them jealous rivals for her attention.
Saturday, March 11th, 1961
A concealed gunman takes a shot at Chester, and it may have been a bank robber, or it may have been someone who's been making trouble at the Long Branch.
Saturday, March 18th, 1961
s6e26: Old Faces
Hot-headed Tom's new wife used to be a river-boat girl, and when a gunman from her old life recognizes her, a battle between the two men is brewing.
Saturday, March 25th, 1961
s6e27: Big Man
To protect Kitty, Matt is forced to physically (and publicly) subdue fractious troublemaker Pat Swarner. When Swarner is subsequently found murdered, oft-inebriated Jud Sloan's claim that the Marshal was the killer seems uncomfortably credible.
Saturday, April 1st, 1961
s6e28: Little Girl
Marshal Dillon must find a suitable home for Charity Gill, a young orphan, after the little girl's father dies when his cabin catches fire. Charity insists that she should live with the Dodge City lawman.
Saturday, April 8th, 1961
s6e29: Stolen Horses
Horse thieves murder a man to get his animals. Matt tracks the criminals to a Kiowa camp.
Saturday, April 15th, 1961
Rough and rowdy Minnie comes to Dodge Cith and sets her designs on Doc Adams much to the delight of Matt, Chester and Kitty. Trouble comes though when Minnie's husband comes to Dodge and finds out that his Minnie is sweet on Doc.
Saturday, April 22nd, 1961
s6e31: Bless Me Till I Die
Vengeful former convict Nate Bush sets off a tragic series of events when he informs Matt that well-liked new arrival Cole Treadwell is actually Cole Trankin, an escapee from the Arizona Territorial Prison.
Saturday, April 29th, 1961
s6e32: Long Hours, Short Pay
A gunrunner supplies the Pawnee with weapons. Matt arrests him, but when the Pawnee find out, they capture Matt and free his prisoner.
Saturday, May 6th, 1961
s6e33: Hard Virtue
Hot tempered Andy Coe and his wife want to sell their wagon to Moss, but can't when Ed Fallon's team spooks and crashes into their wagon. Fallon pays for the broken wagon and gives Andy a job. Fallon is sweet on Andy's wife.
Saturday, May 13th, 1961
s6e34: The Imposter
A man claiming to be a sheriff from Texas comes to Dodge and asks Matt for help tracking down a named fugitive, but the man may not be a sheriff.
Saturday, May 20th, 1961
s6e35: Chester's Dilemma
A pretty girl arrives in town and chases Chester, who's happy for her to do so, but the young woman has a secret that may land her in jail.
Saturday, May 27th, 1961
s6e36: The Love of Money
When an ex-marshal passing through town is shot in the back, Matt suspects a new saloon gal might have had something to do with it.
Saturday, June 3rd, 1961
s6e37: Melinda Miles
When Roy Tayloe is murdered following a poker game, quick-tempered Harry Miles is certain that daughter Melinda's suitor Tom Potter is the killer. Miles quickly becomes impatient with Matt's methodical investigation of the crime and threatens to kill Potter himself unless he stays away from Melinda.
Saturday, June 17th, 1961
s6e38: Colorado Sheriff
Matt and Chester find Rod Ellison shot and paralyzed on the prairie and return him to Dodge for surgery. Ben Witter abrasively advises Matt that he is a deputy sheriff from Pueblo who has come to Dodge to arrest Ellison for robbery, but Matt is suspicious of Witter's refusal to produce a valid arrest warrant.
Saturday, September 30th, 1961
Ex-con Perce McCall helps to save Matt's life in a shootout, and then falls for a beautiful, but greedy saloon girl who puts him under great pressure to start stealing again.
Saturday, October 7th, 1961
s7e2: Old Yellow Boots
Matt becomes suspicious when drifter Frank Cassidy publicly announces his engagement to spinsterish Beulah Parker immediately after the seemingly unrelated murders of an old prospector and her abusive brother Leroy.
Saturday, October 14th, 1961
s7e3: Miss Kitty
Kitty has her friends in Dodge buzzing when she meets the stage in the early hours to pick up a small boy. All wonder, especially his foster parents: could his real mother be Kitty?
Saturday, October 21st, 1961
s7e4: Harper's Blood (AKA: Harper)
A hard man has given his two sons a hard raising, sure that they inherited their mother's bad blood from their murderous ancestor. The old man may be right: one of his sons may be a murderer. Or is it the other son?
Saturday, October 28th, 1961
s7e5: All That
A man who lost his wife and all he had returns to Dodge from gold prospecting with three bulging bags to deposit in the bank, and all who scorned him before, including his ex-wife, can't do enough for him.
Saturday, November 4th, 1961
s7e6: Long, Long Trail
A headstrong young woman will undertake the long, dangerous journey to her fiancé's fort on her own if she must, so Matt nominates himself to escort her.
Saturday, November 11th, 1961
s7e7: The Squaw
A young man is very unwelcoming to the young Indian bride his father brings home.
Saturday, November 18th, 1961
Chester becomes engaged more or less accidentally, but he takes to heart his obligation to his betrothed, leaving his job with Mr. Dillon to devote himself to homesteading a barren quarter section.
Saturday, November 25th, 1961
The plain but nubile daughter of a hopeless drunkard decides to marry herself off so that she and her little brother might avoid starvation.
Saturday, December 2nd, 1961
s7e10: Indian Ford
Matt escorts a captain and his troops to an Indian village, to make an exchange for a white woman captured over a year ago.
Saturday, December 9th, 1961
s7e11: Apprentice Doc
A young outlaw finds he has a knack for medicine and turns straight, telling Doc he wants to be his pupil.
Saturday, December 16th, 1961
s7e12: Nina's Revenge
Nina Sharkey has been miserable everyday she's been married to Lee, who only married her to get her father's money. They have received none of it. Lee says he is leaving for two weeks and has hired Jim Garza to look after the place. Lee has paid him $250, so when Lee gets back, Jim will say he and Nina have been fooling around. Then Lee will go to Nina's father and demand money to prevent a scandal. However, Jim falls in love with Nina and they want to marry, once she is divorced. Lee hires Harry Blucher to kill Jim. He does. Matt kills Harry. Nina kills Lee. Matt tells Nina she needs to come into Dodge with him. She says she can't, she has too many things to pack before Jim comes to pick her up.
Saturday, December 23rd, 1961
s7e13: Marry Me
An uncouth young mountain man is told by his pa that it's time he had himself a wife, so he comes to Dodge, is pleased by the looks of Miss Kitty, and simply kidnaps her.
Saturday, December 30th, 1961
s7e14: A Man a Day
A band of outlaws offer to pay Matt to make himself scarce while they rob the bank. If he refuses, they promise to kill one man per day until he agrees.
Saturday, January 6th, 1962
s7e15: The Do-Badder
Harvey Easter tries to reform Dodge. He convinces two saddle tramps, Kelly and Bunch to take up farming, Mary to quit working at the Long Branch to be independent and take in wash, gets Charlie Fess to quit riding shotgun on the stage and guts the oasis bar with fire by throwing a lamp after unsuccessfully trying to get Harry Obie and two cowpokes to reform. Kelly and Bunch are tired of farming and decide to rob a stage, it doesn't work out. The townspeople decide to teach Harvey a lesson. They put him in a canvas bag and dunk him in the water tower. The pole breaks and Harvey drowns before they can get him out.
Saturday, January 13th, 1962
Lacey Parcher sneaks out into the barn to meet Jess. Her father tells Jess don't come around here no more. He comes back to talk and gets run off again. Mrs. Parcher and Lacey come see Matt. Lacey says she killed Cyrus because he wouldn't let her marry Jess. Jess takes up with Bessie an old flame. Lacey's is being held and Ma Smalley's. Lacey gets Ma's revolver and makes her tell about Jess and Bessie. She ties Ma up and goes after Jess. She goes up to Bessie's room, Jess is there, he tells her I had to kill your father he came at me with a pitchfork. We agreed you would take the blame, because they don't hang women. She kills Jess. Matt comes Lacey asks you never heard of them hanging a woman.
Saturday, January 20th, 1962
s7e17: Cody's Code
Sam Dukes arrives on the stage with Mr. Koger. Sam takes a fancy to Cody Durham's fiancee, Rose, who works at the Long Branch. Sam gets drunk and tries to force Rose to drink. Brack is ready to slap leather with, but Matt stops it and takes Sam's gun. Dukes in a dark alley tells Brack to draw, he shoots him not knowing he doesn't have a gun. Brack is wounded as the town looks for him. Brack goes to Cody's house. Cody digs the bullet out, and hides him. Rose comes to Cody's house and tells Brack she loves him. Thay plan to leave on the 6:00 train. Cody finds them at the station and kills Brack.
Saturday, January 27th, 1962
s7e18: Old Dan
Luke is raising heck at the bar. Matt locks him up. Doc finds a drunk, Dan Witter, by the side of the road. He takes him to his office and feeds him. Doc tells the bars in town not to serve him. Doc gets Dan a job with Mr. Jonas. Luke's dad, Lem, comes to get him out. Luke says he's taking off. Jonas asks Dan to lock up for him. Dan drinks all the vanilla extract. They find him passed out on the floor. He is taken to Doc's office. Lem tells he needs help on his farm. Dan goes to work for Lem and works very hard. Luke retuns with whiskey and offers it to Dan. Dan wants to leave but Lem talks him into staying. Luke tries to get Dan to drink, and starts beating Lem with a piece of firewood. Dan comes to get Matt. They go to Lem's. Luke's dead. Lem bad off tries to say he killed Luke, but Dan says he did it. Dan says "As long as I can remember, someone's always been willing to give me another chance, I just won't give my self one."
Saturday, February 10th, 1962
At the square dance Miss Kate Tassel gives up waiting for Bud Bones and goes dancing with Hank. Bud shows up and gets in a fight with Hank. Matt breaks it up. Bud tells Kate if I can't come callin' no one can. Billy Joe comes callin'. Bud throws Billy Joe and Kate in the trough. George Wannamaker comes callin'. Bud ties him up and sends him into town on an old cow. Kate tells Matt she is through with Bud. Bud spanks Kate in the middle of town. Matt tells them to stay away from one another until they cool off. She invites Matt to dinner he declines. She invites Chester to dinner and to teach her to play the guitar. Kate says she is going to San Francisco to play guitar in public. Bud tells her she shouldn't go, she tosses him out. Bud joins the army. In a fight with indians he tells the lieutenant to give him 50 cartridges. He puts the powder in a canteen. He gets shot, but throws the canteen. It explodes, the soldiers charge and win. Kate tells Chester she is going to
Saturday, February 17th, 1962
s7e20: Half Straight
A man has been hired to kill Matt, but when he meets and quickly falls in love with a decent girl, he has a change of heart--or does he?
Saturday, February 24th, 1962
s7e21: He Learned About Women
Taken prisoner by a band of comancheros, Chester is helped to escape by one of the band's women and flees with another who may or may not be worthy of his trust.
Saturday, March 3rd, 1962
s7e22: The Gallows
Pruitt Dover is owed $100 by Ax Parsons. They struggle over a knife after drinking heavily. Pruitt wakes up. Parson is dead with the knife in his chest. Louie Pheeters sees Pruitt ride off. The Elkader sheriff has Pruitt in jail. Matt goes and picks him up. On the way back, a crazy old man shoots Matt. Pruitt kills the guy in a struggle over his knife. Pruitt digs the bullet out. He takes Matt's gun and rides off as he sleeps. He returns, he has been hunting. Back in Dodge he is locked up. Judge Brooking Matt's friend is sick and Judge Henry is in town. Matt speaks up for Pruitt. Henry finds him guilty and sentences him to hang. Matt heads to Hays City with Pruitt for the hanging. Matt tells Pruitt to get on his horse and escape. He does but changes his mind and catches up to Matt. They reach Hays and Pruitt is hung.
Saturday, March 10th, 1962
Married Oren Conrad is seeing bar girl Pearl. Hank Ives wants some of Pearl's time. Oren draws his gun, Matt shoots him. Oren's wife Cornelia vows revenge. She tries to hire Pete Wellman to Kill Matt. He declines, but knows who might. Jim BLake also says no. She says she will exact an eye for an eye herself. She tries to shoot Matt's woman, Kitty, but Matt stops her. Ben Hardin has a score to settle with Matt. Ben sparks Cornelia. She tells Ben she must punish Matt to be free. She tells Ben she loves him. Ben says he'll set her free. Matt goes to meet Ben at Indian Wells. Cornelia realizes she really is in love, and rides out to stop Ben. Ben gets the drop on Matt. Matt convinces him to holster his gun and make it a fair fight. Matt kills him, he dies in Cornelia's arms.
Saturday, March 17th, 1962
The official summary is Matt persuades Dodge City to ignore a criminal. He never actually talks to the town about ignoring the criminal, they just all do it.
Saturday, March 24th, 1962
s7e25: The Widow
A young woman comes to Dodge insisting on an escort to Indian country so that the body of her husband, believed to have been killed fighting the Kiowa, may be recovered.
Saturday, March 31st, 1962
s7e26: Durham Bull
Little Bit and his grandpa, from Texas, are passing through Dodge to buy a breeding bull. When they meet Silva, someone grandpa considers a fooler, they have their hands full making it back with their stock and their lives.
Saturday, April 7th, 1962
s7e27: Wagon Girls
A group of women are going by wagon train to Colorado, lured by the promise of marrying rich miners, but Matt learns that the leader's actual plan for the women is quite different.
Saturday, April 14th, 1962
s7e28: The Dealer
Johnny Cole kills a crooked card dealer in self defense, and then falls in love with the dealer's beautiful daughter, but she resists his advances and wants to seriously hurt him instead.
Saturday, April 21st, 1962
s7e29: The Summons
Loy has always felt he could do what he pleased. When he shoots one of his gang members in the back just for the reward, he takes the body into Dodge to Matt Dillon who isn't as ready as he thought to give him his bounty.
Saturday, April 28th, 1962
s7e30: The Dreamers
Henry Cairn has bought the Lady Gay and is selling whiskey for ten cents. Ten cents cheaper than Kitty. Kitty's business is on the rocks. The banker won't loan her any money. Henry's partner Fogle calls Kitty the witch woman, because she's ruining their plans to buy a Mississippi river boat. Henry tells Kitty he's sorry it had to be this way, and the sooner they are married the better. Kitty starts flinging whatever is in reach at him. Fogle tells Kitty the only thing to do is kill her. Cairn comes in and kills Fogle to save Kitty.
Saturday, May 5th, 1962
Cale rides up to a farm, no one is around. He puts his horse in the barn and goes to sleep in the hay. Sterret, the fired hired hand returns to steal Nick's, the owner, horses. Nick and Sterret trade bullets. Nick is hit and falls into the barn. He thinks Cale is with Sterret and shoots him. Cale follows Sterret who shoots him. Matt runs across Cale and takes him to Doc. Nick's son. Will dug the bullet out of Nick. Cale leaves Doc's. Hank Miller finds him in the hayloft of the livery stable. Sterret brings his horse into the livery. Cale recognizes him, and straps on his gun. Will and Nick come to see Matt. Matt finds Hank tied up. Hank says he took his horse and rode off with Sterret. Cale takes Sterret to Nick's barn. Cale is going to shoot Sterret to avenge Nick who he thinks is dead. Nick comes in, Sterret tries to get his rifle. Cale shoots Sterret.
Saturday, May 12th, 1962
s7e32: Chester's Indian
Chester is leaving to visit his cousin Thurlow. In Kalvesta, Simeon brings a Cheyene indian tied up into Adam's general store. Later it is heard the Indian escaped. Callie goes to get water. The Indian appears and asks for help. Callie tells him to hide till morning. Adam and his son Frank go to town. Callie gahers some things and goes looking for the Indian. Chester stops by for water and grain. He shoots the Indian who was trying to steal a horse and escape. Callie tells Chester he has to help him. He digs the bullet out. Callie finds them. She tells Chester we can't let him die. They see Pa coming, Callie and the Indian hide. She sends Chester to town for medical supplies. Chester takes the Indian to a nearby shack. Callie syas she wants to stay with the Indian always. The Indian pulls a rifle on them and takes Chester's horse. Callie pleads to go with him. He rides off. Chester goes to catch a stage.
Saturday, May 19th, 1962
s7e33: The Prisoner
Billy Joe escapes from an army discilinary barracks work detail killing Sargeant Jellicoe in the process. The Major his two sons, Seth and Ham, and his daughter-in-law, Sarah come to town for supplies. Billy Joe gets in a fight at the Long Branch. Matt tells him to get outta Dodge. Matt gets a wanted poster on William Josph Arlen, and heads out looking for Billy Joe. Billy Joe's horse threw him. Matt's find him. the Major and Seth ride up and say, Billy Joe killed Ham and attacked Sarah. They'll bring proof. Matt locks up Billy Joe. Doc says Sarah sits like she is frozen. The Major brings Sarah to identify Billy Joe. She states he was there. He says he just had coffee and left. The Major won't let him be returned to the army to face federal charges first. Sarah overhears Doc and Kitty of the Major's plans. She tells the Major he didn't kill Ham. Seth shoots Billy Joe. Matt shoots Seth. Seth shot Ham so he could marry Sarah.
Saturday, May 26th, 1962
s7e34: The Boys
Proffessor Eliot and his three boys, Park, Hug and Nate are hawking his elixir. Mollie Farnum and her father are waiting for the stage to Pueblo. The boys attack that stage dressed as indians. The driver and Molly are killed. Farnum sees a scar on Hug's right hand. The boys are drinking at the Long Branch. Farnum comes in and sees the scar. Outside Farnum gets clunked on the head. Eliot is stirring the town against the indians. Hug says he and the boys will take care of the indians for $600. The town offers $300. They go looking for indians. They shoot three and bring them into town. The boys rob a train of $10,000 in gold. Farnum tells Matt the stage was robbed by white men, as he dies. Matt looks in Eliot's wagon. Matt tries to turn Hug against Eliot. Hug wounds Nate. Nate kills Hug. Park says he's leaving. Eliot's wagon returns to Dodge. Eliot goes to dig the gold up. Matt catches him.
Saturday, September 15th, 1962
s8e1: The Search
A young man named Cale may have earned Marshal Dillon's respect, but Tate Gifford says Cale has just ridden off on a stolen horse - Tate's horse.
Saturday, September 22nd, 1962
s8e2: Call Me Dodie
An adolescent escapee from a cruel orphanage knows she has a lot to learn, and she starts learning it from the rough-and-tumble characters and loafers she encounters in Dodge.
Saturday, September 29th, 1962
s8e3: Quint Asper Comes Home
A half-Comanche has joined his mother's tribe in killing whites to avenge the murder of his father, but Matt sees the good in the man and the chance to re-integrate him, perhaps, into white society.
Saturday, October 6th, 1962
s8e4: Root Down
Chester may find himself entrapped into marriage with a drifter's daughter who isn't particular about how she lands a husband.
Saturday, October 13th, 1962
A bank robber hides out in Dodge, bringing along his girl. While he's gambling away his loot, his girl casts her eye on Matt.
Saturday, October 20th, 1962
s8e6: Collie's Free
Collie stole cattle and shot Davis Henry's leg half off. He's returning home from eight years in prison. Matt tells his wife Francie it's gonna take a lot of patience. Matt tells Rob his Pa is coming home. Matt asks Davis to go easy on Collie. Collie says the marshall gonna pay. Nort tells Collie Rob and Francie work for Davis. Collie gets a gun and rides over to Davis'. Francie goes to get Matt. Matt and Francie meet Rob on his way to get Matt. Matt heads for Davis'. Nort is gonna shoot Davis. Collie tries to stop him, and is shot. Davis kills Nort. As he dies Collie tells Francie it's better this way I was just in the way.
Saturday, October 27th, 1962
s8e7: The Ditch
A young woman who's heir to her father's land decides to carry out his plan to build a ditch that will impair her neighbors' access to water and perhaps trigger a range war.
Saturday, November 3rd, 1962
s8e8: The Trappers
A trapper leaves his friend dying alone in order to save his own life, only later to stumble across that friend in Dodge, very much alive and wanting him dead.
Saturday, November 10th, 1962
s8e9: Phoebe Strunk
A band of ne'er-do-wells, led by their mother, see in town a young woman that pleases them and decide to take her by force.
Saturday, November 17th, 1962
s8e10: The Hunger
Matt and Doc come to the rescue of a farm wife and daughter who essentially are kept as prisoners by the farmer and his son.
Saturday, November 24th, 1962
s8e11: Abe Blocker
Abe Blocker, an aging mountain man, tells Bud and Mary Groves to get off their homestead or die. Bud tells Matt. He goes looking. Abe shoots at Buck's hooves. Abe's wife and child died in childbirth. Matt tells Bud he talked to Abe to no avail. Joe tell Matt the Groves have been scalped. Matt finds big moccasin prints, and start trailing Abe. He sees him thrice but he disappears. Matt gives up and returns to Dodge. Quint says he's killed again, Jim Kelly and Pete Brice. Emmet's forming a posse. Gant says Joe Clark has been killed. Abe appears to the posse, and starts picking them off. Gant hits Abe. Matt tells Quint if he 's hit that bad no need to track him. Matt finds Abe in the cave near where his wife and child is buried. He dies trying to kill Matt.
Saturday, December 1st, 1962
s8e12: The Way It Is
Matt has to go to Topeka. The problem, Kitty was counting on him for the Ford County Sociable. When he can't take her she heads to some friends to visit. On the way, she finds Ad Bellum, injured and needing help. While she nurses him back to health, they find themselves growing attracted to each other. Kitty goes back to Dodge and Ad follows asking her to the dance. The only problem, Ad has a violent streak when Kitty won't do precisely what he says.
Saturday, December 8th, 1962
s8e13: Us Haggens
When a boy witnesses his grandfather's murder, it sends Matt looking for a new found companion's uncle. Festus Haggen is tracking his uncle for killing his twin brother Fergus. Matt is wary but learns to trust Festus when he's shot and in bad shape.
Saturday, December 15th, 1962
s8e14: Uncle Sunday
Chester gets a letter from his uncle Sunday, a 'crook', on his upcoming trip to Dodge city. When he arrives with a niece, he finds he has to watch them both or what they have planned just might work, at his expense.
Saturday, December 22nd, 1962
s8e15: False Front
A slick city reporter sets out to prove that even a milquetoast can pass for a feared gunfighter, if a few well-placed tidbits of rumor precede him.
Saturday, December 29th, 1962
s8e16: Old Comrade
The "town fool" has a chance to change his life when he learns that a famous general, now on his deathbed, believes him to be his long-lost son.
Saturday, January 5th, 1963
s8e17: Louis Pheeters
The town drunk believes he saw a man drowned in a dream, until he meets up with the man who did the drowning.
Saturday, January 12th, 1963
s8e18: The Renegades
Quint says that white renegades, not Indians, are the cause of recent raids around Dodge. Working shotgun on the stage, he proves his point when he is attacked, then pursued by those renegades. His "Indian" skills save him and a colonel's daughter who has contempt for half-Comanche Quint.
Saturday, January 19th, 1963
s8e19: Cotter's Girl
A father's dying request is that Matt go to retrieve his daughter. Expecting to find a little girl, Matt finds a near-grown woman, but one who's wild and desperately in need of civilizing.
Saturday, January 26th, 1963
s8e20: The Bad One
When a young pretty farm woman becomes attracted to and sees some good in a would-be robber, she refuses to identify him.
Saturday, February 2nd, 1963
s8e21: The Cousin
Chance Hopper is Matt's young foster brother, torn between loyalty to Matt and to his partners in crime, who are counting on Chance to divert Matt from their course and make good their getaway.
Saturday, February 9th, 1963
Gib Dawson brings his beautiful Indian wife, Shona, in to Dodge for treatment of a badly infected hand wound, at a time when racial tensions are running high against the Comanches.
Saturday, February 16th, 1963
Ben and Ash are business partners and the best of friends, until a blow on the head changes Ben's personality and leads to a confrontation over a woman that may part the friends for good.
Saturday, February 23rd, 1963
s8e24: Blind Man's Bluff
Billy Poe is falsely accused of murder by a dying man, and flees to another town while Matt follows him, and encounters dangerous resistance from other men who hate lawmen.
Friday, March 1st, 1963
s8e25: Quint's Indian
Two ne'er-do-wells come to town and soon cook up a plot under which half-Comanche blacksmith Quint Asper is framed for the theft of a horse. The atmosphere in Dodge quickly becomes dangerously ugly for Quint.
Friday, March 8th, 1963
s8e26: Anybody Can Kill a Marshal
Two men want to rob the bank in Dodge, but are unwilling to try it while Matt lives. A man agrees to accept the job of killing the marshal, attaching some rather peculiar conditions to his acceptance.
Saturday, March 16th, 1963
s8e27: Two of a Kind
O'Ryan and Finnegan, feuding over a girl they both knew back home, are caught in a legal loophole to take ownership of a mine and land they both own. When Matt is forced in the middle of it, he has to work fast so no one else is hurt.
Saturday, March 23rd, 1963
s8e28: I Call Him Wonder
An orphaned Indian boy latches on to a cowboy in need of work and the two of them find all doors closed to them in Dodge.
Saturday, March 30th, 1963
s8e29: With a Smile
A rancher's spoiled son believes even after he is convicted of murder that his father's wealth and influence will save him from the hangman.
Saturday, April 6th, 1963
s8e30: The Far Places
A rancher's widow regrets having spent her life away from the bright lights of a city, and is desperate that her son not share her fate.
Saturday, April 13th, 1963
s8e31: Panacea Sykes
Kitty welcomes her mentor from New Orleans, but the colorful old lady takes liberties with the truth and with Kitty's possessions.
Saturday, April 20th, 1963
s8e32: Tell Chester
Chester is smitten with Polly, but she has eyes only for Wade, a man new in town and newly her father's employee. Knowing little about Wade, Polly agrees quickly to marry him, but Chester discovers that Wade already has a wife.
Saturday, April 27th, 1963
A woman newly widowed is powerfully attracted to Quint, but when he gently turns her down, she vows to make him pay for scorning a white woman.
Saturday, May 4th, 1963
s8e34: Old York
Pardoned for his Civil War service, an old outlaw finds his way to Dodge, where there's a lawman who's in his debt.
Saturday, May 11th, 1963
s8e35: Daddy Went Away
Chester is sweet on a widow dressmaker. When the widow is not only intent on marriage but eager to make changes in Chester as well, he has second thoughts--especially after a talk with her child suggests that the widow may still be a wife.
Saturday, May 18th, 1963
s8e36: The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner
Aaron, sweet on saloon girl Leah and wanting to make her his wife, is attacked and killed by Colie Fletcher. When Matt goes after him, Colie runs into Jubal Tanner, wounds him, and steals his horse. Jubal, ungrateful to those who help him, meets Leah, and each helps the other's outlook.
Saturday, May 25th, 1963
A prized Appaloosa, grazing alone and apparently without owner on the prairie, proves to be the ruin of more than one man.
Saturday, June 1st, 1963
s8e38: The Quest for Asa Janin
A young man is convicted of killing the saloon girl he wanted for his own. Matt is so sure that the young man is really innocent that he goes on the road after another suspect to prevent an unjust hanging.
Saturday, September 28th, 1963
s9e1: Kate Heller
A teen-aged boy who robbed and killed to impress a saloon gal is pursued by Matt. The boy waylays Matt and leaves him for dead, then goes home to his grandmother's house to find her nursing Matt back to health.
Saturday, October 5th, 1963
s9e2: Lover Boy
A charming cowboy apparently is guilty only of breaking hearts until he gets to Dodge, where he finds two women who may make a killer of him.
Saturday, October 12th, 1963
s9e3: Legends Don't Sleep
A young rascal meets the outlaw idol of his youth, but the aging gunman, newly released from prison, wants only to go straight.
Saturday, October 19th, 1963
Hard-luck Tobe, who's lost his farm, gets a job in town with Chester's help and takes up with a saloon gal, not knowing she's on the run from a beau who's a con man and a killer.
Saturday, October 26th, 1963
s9e5: Easy Come
A mild-looking cowboy discovers that it's easy to steal, and, soon thereafter, that it's easy to kill as well.
Saturday, November 2nd, 1963
s9e6: My Sister's Keeper
A despondent widower goes to work on a farm for two sisters, each of whom finds him fascinating in her own way.
Saturday, November 9th, 1963
s9e7: Quint's Trail
A man with a grudge hits upon the perfect revenge when he spreads the word in Dodge that short-tempered Billy is so good with a gun that he shot down the famous gunfighter, Beau Carter.
Saturday, November 16th, 1963
s9e8: Carter Caper
A man with a grudge hits upon the perfect revenge when he spreads the word in Dodge that short-tempered Billy is so good with a gun that he shot down the famous gunfighter, Beau Carter.
Saturday, November 30th, 1963
On his way to Larned, Matt, feverish, spends the night at an abandoned shack. When he wakes up after losing a day, a recently released convict who swore to kill Matt, is himself found against a wall, dead, unarmed, shot twice, and the murder weapon appears to belong to the marshal.
Saturday, December 7th, 1963
s9e10: Extradition (1)
When fast-talking killer Charlie Hacker escapes from Matt in Texas, Matt follows him right into Mexico without extradition papers and has to deal with corrupt officials there.
Saturday, December 14th, 1963
s9e11: Extradition (2)
Matt finally catches up to killer Charlie Hacker in Mexico, and has make a deal with the greedy Mexican police to get Hacker back to the border, with revengeful Mexican bandits in pursuit.
Saturday, December 21st, 1963
s9e12: The Magician
A mild old peddler of patent medicines and card tricks arrives in Dodge with his grown daughter, hoping to settle down, but instead they find their worst luck yet, beginning with a card game with a rich man and his spoiled son.
Saturday, December 28th, 1963
s9e13: Pa Hack's Brood
A repugnant drifter hopes to use his nubile daughter to get his hands on a piece of land.
Saturday, January 4th, 1964
s9e14: The Glory and the Mud
A retired lawman and showman wants only to settle down with the Dodge seamstress he left behind twenty years ago, but a young whippersnapper hopes to make a name for himself by challenging the aging gun to a duel.
Saturday, January 11th, 1964
s9e15: Dry Well
It's a test of wills when Quint witnesses a murder and the father of one of the prime suspects lowers Quint into a well to try to force him to promise his silence.
Saturday, January 18th, 1964
s9e16: Prairie Wolfer
Festus returns to Dodge from wolfing and is hired by the Cattleman's Association to hunt down the wolves killing everyone's cattle. What he finds is that what's been doing the preying may wind him up in prison if he doesn't get Matt's help.
Saturday, January 25th, 1964
A man carrying a tempting sum of money is attacked from behind by someone who beats him and leaves him for dead. Lucky for the injured man, an old friend of Matt is there to take him in to Doc Adams for mending.
Saturday, February 1st, 1964
s9e18: Once a Haggen
Bucko, a close friend of Festus, is accused of murdering a man to whom he lost at poker. When his alibi witness lies out of fear, Bucko is sentenced to hang, and Festus, who'd begun to see the marshal as a friend, vows Bucko won't swing.
Saturday, February 8th, 1964
s9e19: No Hands
The Ginnis family, not from any town, live on the prairie and are used to getting their own way. When one son gets hurt, they ride to town to get help. That was just their first brush with the folks of Dodge but proves not to be their last.
Saturday, February 15th, 1964
s9e20: May Blossom
Festus's beautiful young cousin, whom he has not seen since she was a little one, arrives in Dodge to keep the pact her father made for her when she was a baby: to marry Festus.
Saturday, February 22nd, 1964
s9e21: The Bassops
A family in search of a doctor find Matt and his prisoner unconscious and handcuffed to each other on the prairie. The prisoner wakens first and announces that Matt is the condemned man he is transporting for hanging.
Saturday, February 29th, 1964
s9e22: The Kite
Festus finds a little girl out on the prairie. He learns she saw her ma get killed by a stranger. When he takes her to Dodge, Matt hears she was hiding when this happened but can identify this man who may already be in town.
Saturday, March 7th, 1964
s9e23: Comanches Is Soft
After some horsing around, Festus breaks some of Quint's equipment. To repair or get anew, they travel to Wichita and meet a saloon girl who tells them she needs to get away from town but her jealous boyfriend is now hot on their trail.
Saturday, March 14th, 1964
s9e24: Father's Love
A saloon girl spurns a man's advances in Wichita and moves to Dodge, where she becomes a respectable married woman, only to be confronted with her past when she discovers that her rancher husband is the nephew of the man she refused.
Saturday, March 21st, 1964
s9e25: Now That April's Here
Argus Asher offers $60 for Festus'pelts, he feel are worth $120. They settle on $75 minus $2 for the use of the tub Festus is bathing in. Festus asks Quint what's been going on between him and Festus' girl April. Old man Gripholder gave April a rocking Chair. Festus busts it to pieces. April runs from Festus. She hides down an alley. She looks in a window and sees Grody and Bender putting their boss Asher in a barrell. He has a knife in his back. April goes looking for Matt, who's out of town. Quint, April and Festus go to check on her story. There's nobody in the barrell just pelts. April stays in the jail for safety. Matt returns and April tells him about the murder. Bender tells Matt Asher left last night to trade with the indians. Grody left before dawn with the wagon. Matt tells Bender Asher better make it back for his sake. Festus is wrestling a bear inside. He figures you can't figure women out and you can't trust them. Matt says if you ship pelts in a barrell
Saturday, March 28th, 1964
Childless and poor, farmer Caleb feels like a failure, and his wife assures him he is one. Caleb moves into town to seek some meaning in his life, and soon finds himself--a man who doesn't wear a gun--challenged to a duel.
Saturday, April 4th, 1964
s9e27: Owney Tupper Had a Daughter
To earn money to recover the custody of his daughter, an aging man accepts the job of Dodge's first in-town hangman, work no one else wants.
Saturday, April 11th, 1964
A dying man confesses to a murder of which he was acquitted, but Chester suspects the man was lying.
Saturday, April 18th, 1964
s9e29: Kitty Cornered
Competing with Kitty is a fancy new woman in town with plenty of money to build a new saloon and a secret from the past life she recently left behind.
Saturday, April 25th, 1964
s9e30: The Promoter
Henry Huckaby, a local farmer and fed up with a sore back and an empty belly leaves to seek his fortune in Dodge. After several failed ideas he hits on one that may make him rich but could also cost him his life.
Saturday, May 2nd, 1964
s9e31: Trip West
Given three months to live by a quack peddler of patent medicines, a mousy bank clerk quits his job, withdraws all his money, makes ready to go to California, and falls for a girl who may endanger what time he has remaining.
Saturday, May 9th, 1964
s9e32: Scot Free
Rob Scott considers himself a man who could stay or go when it came to women. He may have met his match though when a woman he desires and her husband take over an abandoned homestead and they come to where he works to look over some stock.
Saturday, May 16th, 1964
s9e33: The Warden
A traveling salesman meets up with Bull Foot, an Indian who mainly sells vegetables. When goods are traded for a squaw, he is upset when she runs away and into the arms of Festus, whose mule she steals, only to return home awaiting sale to the next customer.
Saturday, May 23rd, 1964
Orval returns from seven years in prison for killing his wife's lover, vowing to reclaim his house and business. Edna tries to goad her new husband and Orval's son into a plot to kill Orval; then her head is turned by a traveling salesman.
Saturday, May 30th, 1964
s9e35: The Other Half
Jess, Jay's twin, is shot and killed by an unknown assailant while working late at the family business. When a stranger to Dodge is suspected, Matt does his best to track him down and bring him to justice.
Saturday, June 6th, 1964
s9e36: Journey for Three
Two brothers traveling to California are joined by a third man who soon proves to be a wrong 'un, manhandling and killing a young woman they encounter on the prairie and turning on Quint when he shows up to share his rabbits with them.
Saturday, September 26th, 1964
s10e1: Blue Heaven
Kip's on the run. He meets a runaway, Packy Kerlin. Packy's going to Dodge to find his mom and live with her. They argree to travel together, to avoid suspicion. Festus sees, Kip takes his wanted poster down. Kip knows Festus' second cousin once removed, Catfish. Festus tacks the wanted poster for grand larceny and murder back up. Kip looks for Elena Kerlin. Kitty says she's living in rathole alley. She's a mess. Kip tries to get her to clean up her act. Kip leaves Elena's. Tabe and Sykes tell Matt thy're after Kip. Matt sends a telegram to Carter County, Texas to check out Kip. Festus warns Kip. Kip asks Packy to ask Doc to come to Elena's. Kip throws Elena's company out. Kip tells Elena he's her husband Slim. Doc gives her asedative, and says she needs food. Doc is going to send a woman over to clean her up. Matt tells Sykes and Tabe to leave Gilman to the law. Elena is cleaned up and glad to see Packy. Sykes setup Kip. Sykes and Duster pump the stableman for info
Saturday, October 3rd, 1964
s10e2: Crooked Mile
Quint has been seeing Susan Deglar for about a month. Cyrus, Susan's father comes in and bullwhips Quint. Festus stops him. Cyrus tells Matt he wants Quint to stay away from Susan. Her mom died twelve years ago. Quint meets Susan. Creed sees them and tells Cyrus. Cyrus is going to strike her with a buggy whip. She grabs the rifle from over the mantle. He leaves. Cyrus has sent for cousin Praylie to kill Quint. Matt suggests Praylie leaves town. Quint and Susan are going to elope, to Kansas City. Praylie tries to shoot Quint but can't get a clear shot. There's a keg of gun powder with a fuse into the hearth at Quint's shop. Festus smells the fuse. They see the keg and run. Quint and Festus come into the Long Branch. Praylie pulls a gun. Matt gets the drop on him. Matt tells him to be on the stage leaving in ten minutes. Susan's packing her bag. Praylie tells Cyrus he's leaving and that Quint bought to tickets to Kansas City. Praylie shoots the lock off of Cyrus' s
Saturday, October 10th, 1964
s10e3: Old Man
Joe Silva stops for a drink. Harve Litton rides up. Joe repeatedly insults him. Harve steals his horse. A rattler spooks Harve's horse. He's thrown. They have a knock down drag out fight. Silva rides on. Danny Adams runs down a horse and looks for its owner. He finds an old man in pretty bad shape. Danny takes him to see Doc. Danny and the old man want to go to Colorado. They're eating at Delmonico's. Silva objects to the old man's table manners and smell. Silva bugs Litton in the Long Branch and tells the old man he sounds like a hog. The old man spits whisky on Silva. Danny and the old man move on to the Lady Gay and get snockered. Litton sees this. Litton stabs Silva when he comes back to his room. Litton carries the old man to Silva's room and puts the knife in his hand. The clerk comments to Matt, Silva still has his hat on. The old man says he didn't do it. The judge finds him guilty and sentences him to hang. Danny gives the old man a gun through the jail w
Saturday, October 17th, 1964
s10e4: The Violators
Willy Scroggs is stabbed to death. It looks like indians did it, but Matt doesn't think so. Harve Foster thinks it was Quint. Quint says he saw old Caleb Nash in town. Matt tells Caleb, Willy was scalped. George tells Mrs. Bell it had to be an indian. Festus beats Talbot up to keep him from Old Charlie Roan Horse. The colonel tells Matt to settle this quickly. He says a white man was killed in the Indian Nations. George tells Harv Buffalo Calf saw us. George says you did the killing. The Wilcox's dog is into George's chickens. He goes out to check. Caleb kills him. Mrs. Hewitt says Harv, George and Willy went hunting last month for four days. Matt asks Foster what happened in the Indian Nations. They had a run in with Buffalo Calf. Matt goes to talk to Buffalo Calf, and takes Caleb with him. Caleb says we cross that line he'll find us. They make camp. Buffalo Calf comes with four others. Buffalo Calf says the third one will die. Willy, George and Harv killed an i
Saturday, October 24th, 1964
s10e5: Doctor's Wife
Doc Adams welcomes Dr. Wesley May & his wife into town, trouble begins when gossip about Doc Adams may soon not have a job. Doc takes Mrs. May to see a patient who Mrs. May believes to be 50 years but is only 33 years old. Doc tells Mr. Boake he will need to amputate his leg, but before Doc does Mrs. May gets her husband because she thinks he can save it. Later Mr. Boak dies she trusted her husband & not the advice Doc gave.
Saturday, October 31st, 1964
s10e6: Take Her, She's Cheap
Ma Carp tells her son Rainey, somebody ought to fix the wheel on the wagon. It's been broke for a week. Matt sees five boys. He follows them to Ma. Matt wakes Rainey to help fix the wheel. Pa wakes and comes in. Pa whines about his lack if luck. Matt meets their daughter, Allie. Matt stays for dinner. Pa offers Allie to Matt. Allie tells Matt he speaks so nice and smiles so pretty. Mel Billings shoots up Matt's office. Then goes to the Long Branch and tears it up. Matt beats up Mel and takes money for the Long Branch repair. Then throws him and his brother Loren out of town. Allie is lost on her way to Dodge and comes into the Billings' camp. She tells Mel she's going to the marshall. Mel says he figures the Marshall owes him something. Allie reaches Matt's. She tells him it was terrible. Matt takes her to Doc. Allie didn't tell her folks she was leaving. Allie says her attacker knew Matt and was repaying a debt. Matt wakes Quint to get his horse. Matt takes Ali
Saturday, November 7th, 1964
s10e7: Help Me Kitty
Hope tells Ed she wants to look around town. Quint's carrying a crate and accidently runs into Ed. Ed socks him. Quint socks Ed. Hope tells Kitty she's Nettie Farmer's daughter. Hope ran off with Ed a year ago. He promised to marry her. He hasn't. Kitty asks Hope to stay with her. Hope is coming down the stairs, and feels so weak. Doc says she's pregnant. Hope knew it. Hope asks Kitty to take her home. Hope doesn't want to see Ed again. Nettie worked for Kitty. Quint and Festus are hasseling Carl as he loads the stage. Kitty tells Matt she'll be gone long enough for him to miss her. Kitty tells the obnoxious male passenger, to sit back and shut up. Spector and Furnas shoots the driver and the male. Furnas says the women are dead too. Kitty peeks a look. Kitty puts a gun in her handbag and they hoof it. Kitty gives Hope some whisky for her pain. They reach a relay station. Spector runs it. Hope lies down. Kitty sees Furnas ride up. Kitty doesn't let on she rec
Saturday, November 14th, 1964
s10e8: Hung High
Matt had to arrest Cavalry Sgt. Wilks for being drunk and disorderly. The following morning Matt had to,literally, throw him out of his office after Wilks tried to assault him. Matt's mentor, Jim Downey, arrives in Dodge after retiring. Tony Serpa hates lawmen and shoots Downey in the back for fun while in a drunken stupor. Matt arrests Serpa; he's tried, convicted, and sentenced to hang. While taking Serpa to Hayes City for hanging, Serpa's three partners-in-crime show up. Joe Costa, the leader, decides to hang Serpa (for getting caught) and frame Matt for it. Sgt. Wilks arrives on the scene and arrests Matt for murder. Matt escapes and makes it to a nearby town to find the sheriff has gone fishing. Here he meets George, who informs Matt that Costa and his friends are in town. Matt asks George to bring a couple friends to help him flush out Costa and his men. In the meantime, Sgt. Wilks and his squad show up in town. Sgt. Wilks gives his men orders to shoot Matt on sight. Matt, Ge
Saturday, November 21st, 1964
s10e9: Jonah Hutchinson
Jonah gets off the stage. He expected his son to meet him, but his stage was early. Jonah was the first settler in the Dodge area. He just got out of prison. Sam Hutchinson and his three sons get to town. Jonah looks at a painting of the figh of Hutchinson House. Sam had to sell off some of the land. Jonah goes to see what's left of the Hutchinson House (the ruins). He thinks he hears voices from thirty years ago. Jonah put his brand on a half million acres. Joe Gorth comes to play checkers. Jonah throws him out. Jonah buys a bunch of guns and dynamites. Jonah branding calves not his. Jonah demands $100 a year from Dan Lefferts. He refuses. Jonah shoots him in the leg and they burn his cabin. They blow up a dam to keep the creek water on thier land. Jonah says the land people brought from Sam is his. They start to rebuild the ruins. Six ranchers are coming. Matt tells Sam Jonah needs to be taken into hand. He says Jonah can't do anything with his sons. Matt rides
Saturday, November 28th, 1964
s10e10: Big Man, Big Target
Pike Beachum watches the marshall ride off with Joe Merchant. Pike asks Ellie Merchant, what happened. Pike put Enoch Miller's horses in Joe's barn so he could have more time with Ellie. Ellie tells Pike Joe can't run a farm. Pike is wanted for robbery and murder. Matt asks if Ellie knows anyone who would want to get Joe in trouble. Pike rides up. Matt arrests him. Festus says Pike chased him off of Joe's place. Deputy Marshall Leach, from Wichita, says Pike is innocent. Matt tells Pike to get outta Dodge and stay away from Ellie. He goes straight to her. Pike and Ellie are going to run off. Enoch drops the charges. Joe returns to Ellie with Matt. They tell Matt to stay until the storm passes. Joe goes to put the horses in the barn. Joe is shot. Matt says he must've thought it was me. Delphos says Pike rode by his place at sun up. Kitty and Doc haen't seen Matt for two days. They ride out to Ellie's. They see a grave. Doc gives Ellie something to sleep. Ellie says
Saturday, December 5th, 1964
Dan Collins is reputed to have shot four outlaws at Hackaberry Creek. Dan meets Lucy Benton and her crippled brother Carl. Lucy tells Dan not to come to her place. A cowboy coming out the Lady Gay bumps into Dan. He's ready for a showdown till he's told who Dan is. Wes Morgan offers Dan a job, killing if necessary. He offers him a hundred a month. Dan says he'll haave to think on it. Dan goes to Lucy's farm. She says I told you not to come out here. Carl says she just wants to be left alone. Lucy and Carl say Morgan is trying to run them off. Lucy asks Carl please let me tell him. Carl says no! Morgan interviews Hal Davis and hires him at $50 a month. Lucy talks to Dan in town, tells him to leave her alone. Lucy tells Doc Carl won't let me tell the truth. Doc's the only one that knows the whole truth. Dan's thinking of telling Lucy he's no hero. Davis and his partner are ready to shoot up Lucy's. Dan rides up to them. He says he's Dan Collins and the Bentons are hi
Saturday, December 12th, 1964
Elsa Poe arrives on the stage and asks Doc to escort her to the Long Branch. Bob Sullins and Art McLane argue over who gets served first by Quint. Charlie Ross and Joe Rogers run a freight business. At the Long Branch, Sullins, a trail boss, sits with Elsa. McLane has designs on Elsa also. At Delmonico's McLane invites himself to Elsa's table. Elsa tells him she's waiting for someone. Charlie walks in Elsa calls to him. She invites him to sit down. He buys her dinner. McLane fights Sullins over Elsa. Charlie breaks it up. Matt asks Elsa about McLane and Sullins, and asks her not to encourage them. No problem she replies. Doc asks Sullins how's the eye. Charlie comes to see Elsa. McLane sees Charlie and Elsa riding off for a picnic. Ross loaned Quint the money to get started. Charlie asks Elsa to marry. McLane bothers Elsa. Matt congratulates Elsa and Charlie on their impending nuptials, the day after tomorrow. Matt warns McLane. Sullins wants Elsa to come away wit
Saturday, December 19th, 1964
s10e13: Aunt Thede
At the time he appeared in this episode, Howard McNear was appearing on ""The Andy Griffith Show"" as regular, Floyd Lawson the town barber.
Saturday, December 26th, 1964
Big Jim Ponder's coming to town to buy Fitch Tallman's Morgans. Carrie, Jim's daughter, and Big Jim stop in to say hi to Matt. Fitch has paid shills to grease the rails. Festus runs Fitch's stock down. He says Morgans ain't nothin' compared to Wohaw's quarter horses. Carrie wants a quarterhorse. Tom tells Fitch, Festus is showing Big Jim horses. Fitch bets Carrie $100 her horse versus his pick. Fitch tells Festus any distance. He says Dodge to Cheyenne. Big Jim bets on Hammerhead, Carrie's horse. Big Jim will buy all the stock of the winner. It'll start 6:00 am Monday and end 6:00 am Saturday. Deggers wants to enter a third horse. Deggers bets Jim $10,000. There's over $50,000 bet. Including five from Doc and five from Matt. Some say Festus is riding to lose for the gamblers. Wohaw and Fitch bet each other their stables. Carrie's riding the buckboard, that will accompany Festus, with Squatty. Someone cut Festus' saddle strap. The Morgans have a ten minute lead on F
Saturday, January 2nd, 1965
s10e15: Double Entry
Matt's old friend, Brad McClain, comes to Dodge and is immediately mugged by Yuma Joe. Getting the upper hand, McClain relieves Joe of his gun and sends him on his way. McClain tells Matt he wants to buy a business in Dodge and settle there. Matt introduces him to Jake Bookly, owner of a local stage line that frequently hauls gold from the local mines to Mr. Bodkin's bank. After gathering all of the information he can about the gold shipments, McClain enacts a plan to use Joe as a holdup man during a stage run, thereby killing Joe and setting himself up as a hero. He tells Jake Bookly he'll buy the stage line and is going to drive the stage to Dodge with the large $100,000 gold shippment coming in from the mines. Matt is suspicious of McClain because he has a paper that indicates McClain was involved in a bank robbery a few years earlier and shows up unexpectedly to ride shotgun for McClain. Pretending not to be able to control the horses pulling the stage, McClain knocks Matt out and
Saturday, January 9th, 1965
s10e16: Run, Sheep, Run
Doc tries to examine Dan Braden. Matt stops at Tom and Mary Stocker's wagon. Tom sold his ranch to Dan Braden. Braden doesn't have the $1200. Dan postdated the IOU by a year. Dan offers Tom $600. Kitty tells Tom it's getting kind of late. Tom goes to Dan's. Dan shoots at Tom. Tom returns fire. A lantern is knocked over. Tom and Mary light out on horseback. Dan's body is badly burned. Matt asks Louie to stand guard. Lem Hubley rides up and invites himself to dinner. Tom tells Mary to get rid of Lem. Doc tells Matt Dan was shot. Tom tells Mary he shot Dan with a .36 Colt Navy, a rare caliber. Tom and Mary ride up to Bill and Beth Miller's. Bill figures they're on the run. Tom pulls a gun and clunks Bill when he rushes him. Matt and Festus find out from Lem where Tom is. Tom's horses run off in the night. Matt talks to the Millers. Tom hijacks two horses from a stage. Mary needs to eat and lie down. Barney Cox isn't too friendly until Mary says she's with child.
Saturday, January 16th, 1965
s10e17: Deputy Festus
Three trappers are partying down at the Long Branch when one of them decides to drink an entire bottle of whiskey without drawing a breath. The celebrating gets out of hand when a fight ensues between a trapper and local Dave Carson. Matt breaks the fight up and jails the trappers for busting up the saloon. Needing to go to Hayes City, Matt asks Festus to watch the jail and let the trappers out in the morning. As it turns out, one of the trappers is Festus' cousin Claudius Haggen. Claudius convinces Festus to let them out of jail with the promise to get their horses and immediately leave Dodge. While Festus is releasing the trappers Dave Carson, while working for Moss Grimmick, gets into an argument with local resident Halligan over a broken bridal. Halligan pushes Dave and he falls and hits his head on a wagonwheel. As the trappers approach to get their horses they find Dave and decide to run, for fear of being accused because of the earlier fight Claudius had with Dave. Mr. Halligan
Saturday, January 23rd, 1965
s10e18: One Killer on Ice
Anderson has Festus stable his horse. Anderson sees Doc for a nick on his arm. Anderson chases two guys out of the Long Branch that's bothering Kitty and Festus. Anderson is a would be bounty hunter who's come down from Timberline. His partner is with Sturney, who has $5000 on his head. Anderson wants Matt to help bring him out. They stop at the Rock Creek Stage Station run by Owney Dales. His daughter Helena rides off to go to her Billy. She tells him Anderson is back with Matt Dillon. Billy and the boys are going to take care of Matt and Anderson that night. Anderson's from South Carolina and wants to get back and buy his daddy's farm. A coyote causes Helena to check on the stock. It's Billy. Billy shoots at Anderson. Billy and one his guys is killed. The other runs off. Helena says Billy was Sturney's brother. They reach Morgan's trading post. Sturney and Anderson's partner are dead and stored in the ice house. An authorized person had to identify the body. Matt
Saturday, January 30th, 1965
s10e19: Chief Joseph
Howie tells Matt the lobby of the Dodge House is full of indians. Wiley demands Matt get them out. They want a room, they have gold to pay for it. The chief is sick with fever. Matt sends for Doc. He's got pneumonia. Lt.Cal Tripp, of the 14th cavalry from Walla Walla, tells Matt to put the chief and the two braves in his room. He is Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. Corly Watts brother was killed by the Nez Perce. The Chief is going to Washington D.C. to talk to the president. Wiley's rabble rousing. Tripp overhears them. Tripp goes to Wiley's office and tells him if a mob tries to storm the hotel it may get burned. Matt calls Charlie Britton a thief. He busts a bottle over Matt's arm. Matt throws him out of Dodge for a month. Charlie's going to Corly. Matt sends a telegram. Doc looks at Matt's arm. Britton tells Corly, Chief Joseph is in Dodge. Tripp tells Kitty and Festus of the chief's daughter bathing in a stream and white trappers. The Long Branch empties to see
Saturday, February 6th, 1965
s10e20: Circus Trick
Botkin tells Matt a big shipment is coming. Elko's Varieties comes to town, the biggest little show on earth. Hironimus P. Elko (Harry), asks Matt about a fee, license or donation. Matt looks through his wanted posters. Speeler offers April a job assisting the magician. Big Eddie asks about April. Speeler tells him to leave her alone. Matt goes to Barney to send telegrams to the towns Elko has played. April tells Festus she can't go with him to the big show. Festus sees April in her costume. Festus tries to make April leave. Eddie grabs him. Speeler gets him off Festus. Eddie straightens out Festus' lucky horseshoe. Elko asks to see the general store's stock of jewelry. Matt got answers back. Two towns had bank robberies when the shoe was there. Matt stands watch in the bank. April enters a cabinet. April exits through the trap door. Elko runs sabres in. Madame Ahr, mind reader, performs. April sees Speeler load a derringer. He and Eddie go to the general store.
Saturday, February 13th, 1965
s10e21: Song for Dying
A man is looking for a doctor who didn't help his wife.
Saturday, February 20th, 1965
s10e22: Winner Take All
Matt must try and end a feud brothers are having.
Saturday, February 27th, 1965
s10e23: Eliab's Aim
A Nephew of Festus comes to Dodge.
Saturday, March 6th, 1965
s10e24: Thursday's Child
Julie Blane may need help from Doc Adams to deal with her past.
Saturday, March 13th, 1965
A young Attorney gives Matt trouble when every move Matt quwstioned.
Saturday, March 20th, 1965
s10e26: Bank Baby
An outlaw tries to rob a bank and take a baby.
Saturday, March 27th, 1965
s10e27: The Lady
Hattie Silks has raised her niece, Liz, and promised to take her to San Francisco. Near broke, they get as far as Dodge when Hattie talks Kitty into hiring her as companionship for the older men that patronize the Long Branch. Sam Hare has been ogling and pestering Liz the entire stagcoach trip to Dodge and she wants nothing to do with him. When Hattie meets local rancher Jud Briar, they fall in love and plan to be married. The spoiled brat in Liz reveals itself and she talks Sam Hare into hiring a gunfighter to goad Jud into a showdown (with Jud dead Hattie will have no reason to stay in Dodge and they can move on to San Francisco). Gunslinger Ray Pate decides to rile Jud into strapping on a gun by beating up Hattie. He can then kill Jud and claim self-defence. Things don't go quite as planned; Ray and Liz receive their just deserts in the end.
Saturday, April 3rd, 1965
s10e28: Dry Road to Nowhere
A man tries to make drinking a thing of the past.
Saturday, April 10th, 1965
s10e29: Twenty Miles from Dodge
You'd think Kitty would have learned her lesson about taking stagecoach trips. On this one, while returning to Dodge (and a very impatient Matt), Kitty, Eleanor Starkey and her son, gambler Will Helmick, a railroad magnate, another young man, the stage driver and shotgun guard are kidnapped by Grant Shay and his gang. They are force marched over rough terrain to a cabin in the cold hills where they are kept in an open corral, exposed to the wind, and unfed. Kitty is somewhat put off by the gambler who seems to be no help at all in remedying their situation. There seems to be little or no compassion from their captors. Escorted by one of Shay's men, Eleanor is sent to Dodge to deliver ransom demands to Matt. The money is gathered and they go to the cabin for the exchange. When Matt and Festus show up with the money Shay's plans are altered.
Saturday, April 17th, 1965
s10e30: The Pariah
Paolo Scanzano's boys collect wanted posters. They identify John Hooker as a murderer and inform their dad after Hooker bullies his way into their ranch house, demands food, and generally treats everyone like slaves. Paolo gets the drop on Hooker and has to kill him when Hooker goes for his gun. Initially, everyone in Dodge thinks he's a big hero for killing Hooker in a gunfight, but when they find out how it really happend most of the people turn their backs on him and label him a coward. When Hooker's brothers come to town Paolo has to stand up to them and prove otherwise.
Saturday, April 24th, 1965
s10e31: Gilt Guilt
Doc tries to save a mother and son who fight for life.
Saturday, May 1st, 1965
s10e32: Bad Lady from Brookline
A widow blames Matt for the death of her husband.
Saturday, May 8th, 1965
s10e33: Two Tall Men
Matt had business in Hayes City and asked Doc Adams to transport $1,500 from the Cimarron Mining Company, a reward they were offering for a bandit named Dan Perce, back to Dodge. Buffalo hunter Abihu Howell comes across Billy Yeager and Ned Moore robbing an unconscious Doc, chases them off, and brings Doc into Dodge. Festus and Breck Taylor take off after Billy and Ned. They find their tracks and start trailing them back toward Dodge; Festus convinced of their guilt and Breck trying to remain impartial. They soon find Doc's empty wallet in a campfire and both are convinced of their guilt. Once they catch Billy and Ned, and get the money back, they take them back to the Dodge City jail. With Doc still unconscious and near death, Howell gets drunk and embellishes on his eye-witness account, causing the citizenry to consider lynching the pair. Breck sends a local boy to find Matt and bring him back to town as soon as possible. Billy and Ned manage to escape, but get trapped in a warehouse
Saturday, May 15th, 1965
s10e34: Honey Pot
Matt quits his job rather than arrest a friend of his.
Saturday, May 22nd, 1965
s10e35: The New Society
A man accused of killing an Army paymaster 12 years earlier gives a death-bed statement that he was truly innocent of the crime. The Army requests Matt to reinvestigate the case and turn up any new evidence, if he can find it. The citizens of Ridge Town refuse to cooperate with the investigation. He goes to see the ex-sheriff, an old friend of his now paralyzed and wheelchair bound from being shot at the same time the paymaster was killed. He seems to cooperate, but his son, the current sheriff, won't. Matt is beaten, accused of accosting a young girl, jailed, and nearly lynched before he solves the mystery.
Saturday, May 29th, 1965
s10e36: He Who Steals
Buffalo hunter Jeff Sutro, who does not hold with the new society that has come to the west, defends himself for stealing a calf and kills a ranch hand who drew on him. A jury finds self-defense and releases him. Ranch owner Jim Donner isn't satisfied with the verdict and fires one of his hands, Billy Waters, for siding with Sutro. Sutro decides to give up buffalo hunting and open a freight business, hiring Billy. While camping overnight, Sutro's Appaloosa horse is stolen and sold to cowhand Sid Perce. Sutro and Billy ride the wagon mules to track the horse and meet up with Perce, but don't believe he just bought the horse from the thief. Sutro sends Billy back to get the freight wagon and then kills Perce to get his horse back. Donner puts out the word in Dodge that Sutro's suspected of murdering Perce, in a successful attempt to put an end to his freight business. Sutro and Billy go
Saturday, September 18th, 1965
s11e1: Seven Hours to Dawn
Matt has to get Dodge City back from outlaws.
Saturday, September 25th, 1965
s11e2: The Storm
Woodley and Cantwell get into a fight over splitting up the money they earned from trapping and gambling. Matt breaks it up and they go their separate ways for the night. As Cantwell is walking down an alley, Claude and Ab Benteen, the sons of a local rancher, rob and kill him. Woodley is accused, tried, and sentenced to hang in a month. During this time, Ab's conscience is bothering him and drives him to drink heavily. In a drunken stupor he draws on a cowboy in the Long Branch and is shot. He makes a death confession to Matt that he and his brother really killed Cantwell. With Woodley scheduled to hang the very next day, Matt tries to telegraph the sheriff in Hays City but the telegraph lines are down due to a raging storm. He then has to go to his old friends, Adam and Clara Benteen, to explain what happened to Ab and take Claude into custody. Fighting time to get to Hays City to stop the hanging Matt is faced with a rifle-bearing Adam, trying to set his son
Saturday, October 2nd, 1965
s11e3: Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood
Sam and Frank Band, and two of their friends, arrive in the small town of Greenwood, OK expecting to quench their thirst with whiskey and find only soda pop available. Not being overly smart or long on manners, they shoot up the small general store/sheriff's office. Thad, sheriff Greenwood's son and deputy, talks his father into issuing an arrest warrant for the men, just before he dies of a heart attack. After catching up with the four vandals in Dodge, Matt has to explain to Thad that an Oklahoma warrant isn't executable in Kansas. Matt and Festus have been trying to hunt down a pack of wolves suspected of butchering cattle on the nearby ranches. But, something isn't quite right about the way the animals have been attacking and, even though a bounty has been offered for each wolf pelt turned in, none have been forthcoming. Matt and Festus begin to put two-and-two together and turn their suspicions towards the Band's and their friends.
Saturday, October 9th, 1965
s11e4: Ten Little Indians
Matt is riding along when he's confronted by Miguel Samando, a bandito who wants to kill the ""famous Matt Dillon."" Miguel isn't as fast as he thinks he is and is killed. Immediately thereafter another rider shows up, but this time is Matt's old ex-lawman friend Jack Pinto. Jack has decided to give up law enforcement and head to California to make his fortune. They drape Miguel over his horse and head for Dodge. Festus notices a rough looking character ride into Dodge and stop at the Long Branch. Failing to find Matt, he decides to check things out for himself. He goes to the Long Branch and finds three gunslingers; Doyle Phleger, Al Tresh and Billy Coe. Playing the role of a dim-witted hick in need of a drink, Festus makes friends with Al Tresh. A bottle or two later he gets Tresh to admit that he was offered $25,000 to kill Matt. It turns out that Miguel, Doyle and Billy were made the same offer. When Matt gets into town Festus fills him in. Jack offers Matt hi
Saturday, October 16th, 1965
s11e5: Taps for Old Jeb
Jeb Crater and his prospecting partner Sholo are camping when Stretch Morgan rides up. Jeb invites him to share a cup of coffee and is impressed with his prowess with a gun. Explaining that they've finally struck it rich, Jeb hires Stretch as a bodyguard. Arriving in Dodge, Jeb tells everyone he's going to throw a party at the Long Branch. After bathing, Jeb and Stretch hide the gold pouches in the ground under the bath tub (Jeb doesn't trust banks), not telling Sholo because he might reveal its location if he has too much to drink. After the party Jeb is hit on the head and the search is on for Stretch.
Saturday, October 23rd, 1965
Jayce McCaw deals unfairly with a Pawnee Indian family and winds up killing the father, shooting Kioga (the son), and leaving the daughter unprotected in the wilderness. When he gets into Dodge he near strangles Howie, the Dodge House desk clerk, just to get a woman's name. Kioga, still wounded, tracks him to Dodge and shows up in Mr. Bodkin's bank wanting to cash in a gold nugget for money. He's taken up to Doc's for treatment and Matt leaves him the $110.00 Mr. Bodkin redeemed the gold for. After Doc's treatment Kioga buys white man's clothes and hat, and gets his hair cut in order to blend in. That night he tries to kill McCaw, but misses. McCaw, being short on brains and manners, smarts off to Matt and gets thrown in jail. Kioga disturbs the peace to get thrown in with McCaw. Another failed attempt. The next day, another failed attempt using a rifle as McCaw rides out of town. Kioga grabs a horse and takes off after him. He finally captures McCaw and stake
Saturday, October 30th, 1965
s11e7: The Bounty Hunter
Turner's called in from the range to talk to his boss, Chris Thornton. Upon his arrival Thornton tells him he knows his name is really Luke Frazer. He tells Thornton he'll be gone by sundown, but Thornton has different ideas. He shows Luke a wanted poster of Otto Fry, the man who killed Thornton's son. He tells Luke he'll give him a thousand acres as a place of his own if he'll track down Fry and kill him; he can even keep the $600 reward! Frazer heads out looking for Fry and lands in Dodge. Wouldn't you know, he's an old friend of Festus'. It turns out that Fry is better known around Dodge as local rancher Lon Jensen. Matt gets to him first and puts him in jail where Frazer can't get to him. He then sends a telegram to the sheriff in Buckland and learns that the charges had been dropped when Thornton's son made a deathbed confession, admitting to assaulting Fry's wife. When Frazer learns that he's been set up to commit murder he heads back to Buckland to deal w
Saturday, November 6th, 1965
s11e8: The Reward
Jim Forbes returns from serving three years in prison for ""swindling"" the folks of Dodge. He had ran out of money mining for gold, salted the mine (planted high grade quartz ore in it), and borrowed funds from the townspeople to continue mining. Now, backed by money provided by his sister, he's reopened the mine in order to prove to the people of Dodge that there is gold in it, and to pay them back. Once locals Jason Holt and Clint Fisher find out that Forbes has some money in the bank they demand he make restitution with it, forcefully. Things eventually deteriorate to the point where Forbes straps on a gun and goes looking for Holt and Fisher!
Saturday, November 13th, 1965
Murdering sidewinder Del Ordman heads to Dodge to kill the marshal for killing his brother, but Matt had to go out-of-town and asked Festus to keep an eye on things. As Matt's leaving, Malachi Harper, a buffalo bone scavenger, arrives in town. He finds a letter waiting for him informing him that his brother Ethan, a well-to-do businessman from Baltimore, is coming through Dodge on his way to San Francisco. Malachi hasn't seen his brother in 35 years but wrote him once and told him that he was the marshal of Dodge City. Festus, Doc and Kitty play along with the charade. Ordman, not knowing the marshal by name, confronts Malachi and tries to kill him. When Matt comes back Festus fills him in on what's going on, while Ordman is facing Malachi down at the Long Branch!
Saturday, November 20th, 1965
s11e10: The Pretender
Frank and Edmund Dano arrive home after six years in prison for rustling cattle. Considering Frank the bad seed of the family, and the evil influence that got the younger Edmund sent to prison, Mr. Dano gives him a not-to-warm reception. Frank wants to leave, but because his mother is ailing with a bad heart, he stays at her request. As the situation deteriorates between Frank and his father, Edmund offers to tell their parents that it was he who was mixed up with the rustling and that Frank only got into trouble trying to get him out of it. Frank says no to prevent further disappointment for their parents and moves to a farm house on some nearby land that his father purchased. Edmund takes up with Elise Howell, a clerk in the freight office. After $20,000 is stolen from the Garden City stage, recovered, and returned to the freight office, Edmund talks Elsie into helping him steal it. Things don't go as smoothly as planned and Elisie's employer, Mr. Daniels, get
Saturday, November 27th, 1965
s11e11: South Wind
Judd Print and his two boys, Verlyn and Coy, have met Wade Bonney, his 12 year old son Homer, and his gravely ill wife on the trail and traveled together for a few days. After Mrs. Bonney dies, Judd shoots Wade in the back and steals all of his valuables. Verlyn knows what happened, but Coy doesn't because he was off looking for Homer at the time. From a hilltop Homer had witnessed the murder. Hiding, and refusing to come down for fear of being killed himself, he is left there to die of exposure. But, instead, Homer finds his father's gun and heads across the prairie to hunt Judd and his boys down. Doc runs across Homer while on the trail, gives him some water, almost gets shot, and takes him back to Dodge to tend his minor scratches and get some food into him. He also hides Homer's gun. When Homer sees Judd and Verlyn in town he searches Doc's office, finds the gun and goes after them. Not realizing that Doc removed the bullets, he gets cornered in Moss Grimm
Saturday, December 4th, 1965
s11e12: The Hostage
Gorman, Mandee, Keys, and Torreon break out of Leavenworth Territorial Prison and abduct Matt while he's on his nightly rounds. A note is found on the telegraph office door from Gorman explaining that they've got Matt and he won't be harmed if they get to the Mexican border unmolested. The instructions in the note call for the Dodge telegrapher to wire all towns south, between Dodge and the Oklahoma border, and inform all peace officers to stay out of their way or they'll kill Matt. Festus has gone to Jetmore to pick up some horses and Doc and Kitty send Thad to tell him what's happened. When Thad catches up with him and they head out after Matt. Then, things get tense when the gang finds one stubborn lawman and nineteen deputies in front of them only a few miles from the Oklahoma border.
Saturday, December 11th, 1965
s11e13: Outlaw's Woman
A gang of outlaws (Dove Baily, Coley Martin, Harve Kane, Hank Wheeler, and siblings Eddie and Allie Sommers) are being chased by two posses for robbing the railroad of $20,000 and shooting three employees. Matt manages to shoot one of them in the shoulder before they get away. A couple days later Doc finds Allie in his office with a bullet wound in her shoulder. Matt suspects she may have been one of the gang members, but says nothing. She tells Matt that she was separated from a wagon train and shot by Indians. After two weeks convalescing, and getting to like city life, Allie sees Kane in town. He tells her that Matt shot her brother down when he was trying to surrender. He wants her to lead Matt into a trap so they can kill him and then show the gang where her brother hid the money before he died. This task proves to be a little more difficult than it sounds; Matt and Festus are pretty hard to kill.
Saturday, December 18th, 1965
s11e14: The Avengers
Thad goes to the marshal's office to get Festus (Matt's out-of-town) and tells him there's a problem at the Long Branch. When they get there, Kitty tells them she got rid of the two brothers that were drunk and disorderly. As her and Sam are closing up, Sam takes a crate of empty bottles to the cellar and Kitty goes up to her room. Waiting there is Richard Strom, one of the brothers, who gags her and starts beating her. A window breaks in the struggle and brings Festus, Thad and Sam running. Richard Strom shoots Festus and is killed by return fire. Several days later Oklahoma judge Calvin Strom shows up in town with his two remaining sons, Mark and Cal, Jr. (the one that was with Richard the night of the shooting). Judge Strom wants charges brought against Festus for murder and against Kitty for conspiracy to commit murder, but Matt refuses and orders the judge and his two sons out of Dodge. That night Mark ambushes Matt and puts a bullet in his leg while his fa
Saturday, December 25th, 1965
s11e15: Gold Mine
Kitty inherits a gold mine from a friend who passed away. She wanted Matt to accompany her to the town of Pickaxe to register and transfer the deed, but he had to go out-of-town on business. A bit miffed, she decides to make the trip alone. After the stage drops her off in the middle of the prairie by a pile of crates and barrels, she waits in the hot sun for the freight driver from Pickaxe. He is not helpful; she has to put her own luggage in the wagon and climb up on her own. When she arrives in Pickaxe she finds the local citizenry even less helpful, with the exception of Richard Danby, a young mute boy. When Matt finds out she made the trip on her own he sends Thad to check on her, and send a letter back on the stage concerning her welfare. After Thad arrives, dead tired from riding all night, Richard takes him and Kitty up to the mine. There they find Pa Gibbijohn and his two boys, Jud and Ed, jumping her claim. They manage to chase the rascals off, but when
Saturday, January 8th, 1966
s11e16: Death Watch
Holly and Walker, two bounty hunters, come across a dead sheriff and his prisoner. The prisoner, John Drago, is still alive, but badly injured from his horse throwing him. Holly finds a wanted poster in the sheriff's pocket indicating the reward for Drago, dead or alive, from the Mexican authorities is thirty-thousand dollars. They take Drago into Dodge for medical treatment. Doc and Matt insist on keeping Drago under guard in a hotel room until he's fit to ride. Local farmer Austin Boyle's wife is under Doc's care because she's having a difficult time carrying her baby and, knowing he could use the money, Festus suggests that Matt hire him as a guard. A Kansas City Beacon Newspaper reporter, George Flint, is in town and keeps stirring up trouble between the bounty hunters and Matt to create an interesting story. Flint eventually plants the idea in the bounty hunter's minds to offer Boyle three-thousand dollars to kill Drago so they can quickly get to Mexico and
Saturday, January 15th, 1966
s11e17: Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs
Festus sees Lambert, Emery and Sweet Billy Haggen on a farm outside of Dodge, grabs a well bucket, puts it over his head and starts running off into the fields for fear of getting his ear shot off; not the whole ear, just the little hangy-down part (refer to episode #364 ""Eliab's Aim"" for details). Sweet Billy shoots the bucket, they catch up to Festus, and then explain that the only reason they're there is to find Sweet Billy a wife. Festus reluctantly agrees to help and starts lining up local gals for Sweet Billy to meet. The one prerequisite that Sweet Billy has is that the woman he marries must be able to read and write. It happens that Pony Beal and his daughter Orabelle are in town, and when she sees Sweet Billy she decides to go after him. Sweet Billy is also quite taken with her and, when he finds that she can read and write, decides to marry her. With his three uncle's permission they go to see Orabelle's father, who also agrees, provided they pay him a
Saturday, January 22nd, 1966
s11e18: The Raid (1)
Les McConnell, posing as a gun salesman, is the front-man for the Stark Gang. He's gone into Sedalia, Missouri as the advanced scout for a bank heist. The gang rides in and robs the bank, killing the bank manager. They get away and later decide to hit the bank in Dodge, even though McConnell advises against messing with Marshal Dillon. The leader, Jim Stark, dismisses the warning and sets the gang's path toward Dodge. McConnell goes in ahead of the gang to check things out. The bank gets robbed and, as the gang is riding out of town, they run headlong into Matt and Festus. Some of the gang members are killed and one is severely wounded. Doc is kidnapped and taken along to tend him. Matt starts to put together a large posse to chase the gang down, but McConnell has other ideas.
Saturday, January 29th, 1966
s11e19: The Raid (2)
After the Stark Gang robs the bank in Dodge, front-man Les McConnell sets several buildings on fire to prevent a posse from pursuing the gang. Matt leaves most of the men in town to battle the flames and takes only Festus and a handful of others to pursue the gang. The gang stops at Mr. Early's ranch and gets fresh horses. When Matt and his men arrive Early tries to obstruct them and send them on a false trail, but one of Matt's men finds the real trail. With very tired horses, they press on. Coming upon another ranch they find that the gang has once again acquired fresh horses and a wagon, but this time the rancher wasn't their friend; he'd managed to hide three horses from the gang. Matt and Festus take the fresh horses and continue after the gang. When they catch up to the what's left of the gang (some were wounded and died, others were killed due to internal squabbles) a gun battle erupts, with Doc in the middle of it!
Saturday, February 5th, 1966
s11e20: Killer at Large
Doc Brown's medicine show comes to Dodge. One of his main attractions is Sandy, a young man quite quick and agile with pistols. His problem is that his arrogance rivals his abilities. This is demonstrated by his insistence on pushing Festus into a gunfight, which Sandy loses. With a bullet wound in his side, Matt out of town, Doc Brown accusing Festus of murder by drawing down on Sandy while he was drunk, and not wanting to have to put Matt in the position of arresting his friend when he returns, Festus decides to run for the Nebraska border. En route, he is forced to trade Ruth (his mule) and his pistol for a fresh horse. He then comes upon a saloon with Mr. Gabin and his two boys, who are less than hospitable. Festus rides on and seeks shelter in a barn from an imminent rain storm. The following morning he meets and befriends the family that owns the farm. During breakfast two gunmen ride up and tell Esther Harris, the owner of the farm and a widow, that they're
Saturday, February 12th, 1966
s11e21: My Father's Guitar
Jason rides up to Jed Woodard's homestead and asks if he can water his horse. While he's doing that Jed notices a guitar strapped to Jason's horse. He takes it out and starts fooling with it. Jason is very possessive about the instrument and each time he asks Jed to give it to him Jed abuses it a little more. Finally, he's knocking it against a sharp piece of wood and is on the verge of puncturing it. Jason will take no more, draws his knife, and stabs Jed in the chest. He digs a grave but doesn't finish burying the body because two riders are approaching. He arrives in Dodge and stops in at the Long Branch where Kitty is throwing a birthday party for Doc. Kitty asks him to play some music, and he agrees to play in return for some food. The following day Jack and Dan, the two riders that scared Jason off, arrive in Dodge. They disturb the peace and Matt relieves them of their guns. Later that night they get into a fight with Jason and Matt throws them in jail. W
Saturday, February 19th, 1966
Spellman, Travers and Aikens are robbing a stage when the guard shoots Spellman in the leg, resulting in Travers killing the guard and wounding the driver. Being wounded himself, Spellman has a difficult time keeping up with Travers and Aikens and is left to fend for himself. When the stage gets to Dodge the robbery is reported to Matt who takes off after the criminals, leaving Festus in charge in town. Doc is feeling really bad because he thought the driver would live, but died from the wounds. Kitty suggests that as long as he has to ride to Pearl Miller's place, a goodly distance out of Dodge, to deliver her baby that he take a fishing pole along and get a couple of days rest. Doc takes her advice and tries to sneak out of town without Festus finding out. Matt follows the outlaw's trail to Benson Flats and Mr. Tonkins' farm. Tonkins tells Matt the outlaws came by earlier and which direction they went. It turns out that Spellman was in Tonkins' house with a gu
Saturday, February 26th, 1966
Paul Wiley and his gang get into a shootout with Matt and some of the townsfolk after robbing the bank in Dodge. During the shootout Mrs. Ayers and her young boy are shot down in the street. Wounded in the leg, Wiley ducks into the church. He finds Rev. Porter, his fiancÃ©e Phyllis, and Mrs. Howell there and sends Phyllis for a doctor. Matt sends posses out in a couple directions because the gang scattered. Festus figures out that Wiley may have doubled back towards Dodge. He sends his posse on while he and Thad head back for town. Doc tells Wiley he needs special instruments from his office to extract the bullet. Reluctantly, Wiley let's him go. Doc's forced into telling Festus about Wiley and is overheard by local citizen Baker, who then tells Mr. Ayers that the man responsible for wounding his wife and son is in the church. Ayers, Baker and a moderate crowd decide to go get Wiley. Festus and Doc try to stop them, but it's a bullet fired from Wiley's pistol int
Saturday, March 5th, 1966
s11e24: Honor Before Justice
An Indian woman asks for help in seeing that her father isn't killed for a crime he didn't commit. When Thad offers to help the girl the laws of her tribe could bring more trouble. Thad tries to see Gray horse, and is accused of attacking an Indian. The Indian agent arrests Thad. Sara and Two Bears talk about what will happen after her father dies. As time nears for John Two Bears to die Matt & Thad learn that Gray Horse took the horses.
Saturday, March 12th, 1966
s11e25: The Brothers
Ed's gang robs the bank in Dodge City and kills a customer. During their escape Billy, Ed's younger brother, is wounded and arrested. Matt took off after the gang but lost them. That evening, while dinning with Kitty, Thad introduces his friend, Will Taylor, to Matt. It's apparent that he idolizes the marshal and offers to help in any way he can. Later that night the four outlaws return to Dodge, one of them becoming deceased in a failed attempt to break Billy out of jail. The next morning Matt leaves Thad in charge of the jail while he and Festus try, yet again, to track Ed and the rest of the gang down. In the meantime, Doc had to pay a visit to an expectant mother on one of the outlying ranches. On his way back to town he's stopped by two of the gang members, beaten, and given a message to deliver to Matt that all of his friends will meet the same fate, or worse, if he doesn't let Billy go. Doc finds that Matt isn't back yet when he gets to town. Ed rides into
Saturday, March 19th, 1966
s11e26: Which Dr.
Thad discovers Bass in Pawnee Creek and tells Doc and Festus about it. They decided to take a few days to go fishing for Bass and head out. Thad warned them to avoid the buffalo hunters; but they did, of course, run into them. When the clan leader, Argonaut, discovers that Festus is a Haggen things start to deteriorate. It seems that one of his kin married up with one of Festus' second cousins who ran off and left her while she was expecting. The child, Piney, is now nine years old and gravely ill. When Argonaut discovers that Doc is a ""real book learnin' doctor"" he insists that they come to his camp and look at Piney, at gun-point. Doc then meets Addie, the very attractive daughter of Argonaut, who is the clan's pseudo-doctor. Unfortunately, her herbal concoctions are no match for an appendicitis. Doc has to operate, saves Piney's life, and earns the respect of Addie. Ready to leave and finish their fishing trip, Argonaut disagrees and insists that Doc stay on
Saturday, March 26th, 1966
Ian McGovern, his mother, and son, David, immigrate from Scotland and find a nice plot of land just outside of Dodge. According to the land office they have a right to homestead it, but according to Ben Payson the land is his. When Ben appeals to Matt about it he's told that the land is public domain and, when it comes down to it, he'll have to stand on the side of the law. Ben is not pleased with this response. When Ben's daughter, Betsy's, horse throws her and she's nearly charged by a wild boar, David comes to her rescue. When Betsy gets home she finds her father less than appreciative. Soon Ben finds out that David and Betsy are sweet on each other. A fight takes place between the two fathers and Ben insists that if David continues to see Betsy he'll kill him. When Ben's ranch hands get back from delivering his cattle to market he takes them with him to burn out the ""squatters,"" but Thad and Betsy ride for the marshal.
Saturday, April 9th, 1966
s11e28: By Line
Festus is nearly rundown by a speeding wagon on the trail between Hays City and Dodge. He soon finds the wagon further up the trail with a broken wheel. Here he meets Angus McTabboot and his 'unofficial' nephew Jock. It turns out that Angus is on his way to Dodge to open a newspaper and winds up hiring Festus as a reporter, with Jock as his aide to read and write for him. After digging three bullets out of the back of Angus' wagon, Matt speaks to Angus and discovers he was run out of Hays City for printing ""the truth about people,"" regardless of the consequences. The first thing Festus writes about is how local rancher Merl Benlan got his start by rustling cattle down in Texas. Merl gets pretty upset and goes after Festus and Angus. Then, when Angus explains the concept of advertising to Festus, he creates a price war between Mr. Jonas' and Clab Chummer's general stores, which gets seriously out of hand. Things eventually deteriorate and Festus runs a front page
Saturday, April 16th, 1966
s11e29: Treasure of John Walking Fox
Jacob Beamus and his good Comanche friend, John Walking Fox, are bringing a load of buffalo pelts into Dodge. Gainer, Holtz and Banjo, three morally bankrupt saddle tramps, try to force their way into staying at their camp and are invited to leave. When the three see Jacob and John Walking Fox coming into Dodge they give them some more trouble. They manage to get to Aaron Tigue's trading store, where an argument takes place between Jacob and Aaron over the previously promised price of the pelts, and Jacob is killed. John Walking Fox pays Percy Crump, Dodge City's undertaker, for a funeral and headstone for Jacob with a '49er' $50 gold piece, a rare coin minted once by a California bank. It seems that the old coin shipment of $100,000 was lost between Pueblo, Colorado and Dodge City, Kansas in 1850. When he then pays for a hotel room with another coin, Tigue and the saddle tramps are convinced that the Indian knows where the rest of the coins are buried. It turns
Saturday, April 23rd, 1966
s11e30: My Father, My Son
Joey and Bernie Jeffords are in the Hays City Trail's End Saloon watching Jim Barrett, a famous gunfighter, shoot pool. Joey decides he's faster than Barrett and gets killed trying to prove it. Bernie takes Joey home and informs his pa as to what happened. When Barrett arrives in Dodge City, Matt throws him in jail until he gets confirmation from the territorial governor that there's no warrants out for him. When he releases him, he tells Barrett that if he so much as breaks a whiskey glass in Dodge he'll throw him back in jail. Barrett promises to start no trouble. However, a young man in town keeps trying to kill Barrett, but keeps getting outwitted. In the meantime, Ike Jeffords gathers up his grown sons and heads for Dodge to settle the score with Barrett. That night one of the Jeffords boys calls Barrett out into the street while his father and three brothers wait in ambush!
Saturday, April 30th, 1966
s11e31: Parson Comes to Town
After Asa Longworth comes to Dodge City dressed in Preacher's clothes (the clothes belong to the Preacher that Asa killed) everybody thinks he has come to hold a sermon. He later tells everybody that he is in Dodge to watch someone die. Asa tells Matt the clothes belong to his twin brother. Matt asks for the name of the person who killed Asa's twin brother & the town where the killing took place. Dougherty tells Matt he saw Asa in Garden City last week but didn't use a gun to kill anyone!
Saturday, May 7th, 1966
s11e32: Prime of Life
Kyle Stoner shoots another man after seeing his girlfriend with another man. John Stoner feels Matt shouldn't have taken Kyle's gun. Kyle comes back to The Long Branch with a dress for Wilma. Jack Smith and Joe Brown beat up Festus hoping to take on Matt. Kyle finally tries to take on Matt to see who can draw their gun faster. Kyle is killed by Matt because Kyle wouldn't drop his gun belt. John Stoner gives tells Matt that Woody, Jack and Joe are wanted for Robbery in Oklahoma.
Saturday, September 17th, 1966
s12e1: Snap Decision
Disturbed over being forced to kill a prisoner who was trying to save his life, Matt Dillion turns in his badge.
Saturday, September 24th, 1966
s12e2: The Goldtakers
A gang of thieves commandeers the Dodge City blacksmith shop to divide a gigantic bar of gold.
Saturday, October 1st, 1966
s12e3: The Jailer
Six years after her husband's hanging, Ma Stone plots her revenge against Matt Dillon by first kidnapping Kitty to use as a lure and then jailing Matt to be hanged on the morning of the second day with Kitty watching as her man died.
Saturday, October 8th, 1966
s12e4: The Mission
Marshal Dillon is helped by an apparently friendly young runaway who later faces him as a deadly adversary.
Saturday, October 15th, 1966
s12e5: The Good People
A respectable rancher and his son hang an innocent man and allow a bewhiskered bounty hunter to go on trial for the murder.
Saturday, October 22nd, 1966
s12e6: Gunfighter, R.I.P.
A gunfighter (McGavin) hired to murder Matt Dillion gets wounded while trying to save the life of an elderly Chinese man.
Saturday, October 29th, 1966
s12e7: The Wrong Man
Hootie Kyle is a poor but honest farmer whose credit has run out. Matt Dillon and Festus lend him some money, then he gets swindled out of it in a poker game. Later Hootie gets circumstantially framed for the murder of the card shark who swindled him.
Saturday, November 12th, 1966
s12e8: The Whispering Tree
After eight years in a prison for robbery a farmer returns home and hopes to find the stolen fortune he had buried under a tree.
Saturday, November 19th, 1966
s12e9: The Well
All of Dodge City is suffering from a drought. A rainmaker (Guy Raymond) tries to put an end to it before the town's public well, their last source of water, runs dry.
Saturday, November 26th, 1966
s12e10: Stage Stop
Doc Adams takes up arms to defend a gold shipment from bandits, first during a stagecoach ambush and then at a weigh station. He is aided by a blind man and a wounded man in the battle against the bandits.
Saturday, December 3rd, 1966
s12e11: The Newcomers
Lars Karlgren, a Scandinavian immigrant and his teenage son Petter, find the West even wilder than they had imagined when they settle in Dodge City. Petter gets framed for a murder of a man who was picking a fight with him.
Saturday, December 10th, 1966
s12e12: Quaker Girl
The identity of a criminal is confused with that of deputy marshal Thad, when a Quaker party rescues the pair from a do-or-die fight.
Saturday, December 17th, 1966
s12e13: The Moonstone
A young farmer's former partner-in-crime, girlfriend and slow-witted brother figure in the discovery of his forgotten past.
Saturday, December 24th, 1966
s12e14: Champion of the World
Bull Bannock (Alan Hale), retired heavyweight champion of the world, attempts to make a home for himself in Dodge City, and tries to buy Miss Kitty's Longbranch Saloon.
Saturday, December 31st, 1966
s12e15: The Hanging
To Marshal Matt Dillon and his deputies falls their grimmest task in many years-- the hanging of a ruthless gunman.
Saturday, January 7th, 1967
s12e16: Saturday Night
A vengeful prisoner poses a continual threat to the life of Marshal Matt Dillon.
Saturday, January 14th, 1967
s12e17: Mad Dog
Festus Haggen is mistaken for a hired gunman and offered $300 to fight, and run out of town, the 3 sons of a man his cousin is accused of killing.
Saturday, January 21st, 1967
A young gunman (Zalman King) falls for one of Kitty's saloon girls (Lane Bradbury) while waiting to kill Marshal Matt Dillon and rob the bank.
Saturday, January 28th, 1967
s12e19: Mail Drop
A boy (Eddie Hodges) comes to Dodge City in search of his father only to learn that he is a wanted criminal.
Saturday, February 4th, 1967
s12e20: Old Friend
An embittered lawman (Fritz Weaver) seeks revenge against the men who destroyed his town and took away his wife.
Saturday, February 11th, 1967
Matt Dillon tries to bring a man to justice in spite of an onslaught of an crazed vengeful lawman wishing to exact his own revenge.
Saturday, February 18th, 1967
s12e22: The Returning
After eight years as a down-on-his-luck farmer, husband & father, and reformed outlaw (Michael Ansara) tries to make ends meet by rejoinning his old gang to rob the Dodge City freight office.
Saturday, February 25th, 1967
s12e23: The Lure
Private detectives use Kitty and the daughter (Kim Darby) of an outlaw to trap the girl's fugitive father (Stephen McNally).
Saturday, March 4th, 1967
s12e24: Noose of Gold
Deputy District Attorney Shephard will do anything to further his career, including having outlaw John Farron killed, instead of being able to give himself up.
Saturday, March 11th, 1967
s12e25: The Favor
Kitty's conscience is torn between her sense of obligation to a man (James Daly) who saved her life and her concern for the law and Marshal Matt Dillon.
Saturday, March 18th, 1967
s12e26: Mistaken Identity
Outlaw Ed Carstairs trades identities with a man dying of a snakebite wound, then is suprised when the man is brought into Dodge and seems to be recovering.
Saturday, March 25th, 1967
s12e27: Ladies from St. Louis
A group of Nuns traveling out West nurse the wounds of outlaw Worth Sweeney, who was injured while defending them from his partners.
Saturday, April 8th, 1967
s12e28: Nitro! (1)
Part 1: Down on his luck drifter is offered a dangerous, but profitable job of mixing nitroglycerine for outlaws who are using it to rob banks. George also falls in love with a saloon girl and begins a business venture with his earnings.
Saturday, April 15th, 1967
s12e29: Nitro! (2)
Part 2: George wants to quit making the nitro, feeling that his luck is running out, but his outlaw partners won't let him.
Monday, September 11th, 1967
s13e1: The Wreckers
With a well earned vacation disturbed by the arrest of a hardened criminal, Matt and Kitty head back to Dodge. The stage they are on is sabotaged and end up wrecking. Kitty is quick witted enough to switch identities between Matt and the prisoner before the outlaws get to them. Thinking Dillon is dying and Matt is really Monk Wiley, they go on planning to extort money from Dodge to get Dillon back alive.
Monday, September 18th, 1967
s13e2: Cattle Barons
Feuding cattle barons are headed to Dodge City from opposite directions for a showdown.
Monday, September 25th, 1967
s13e3: The Prodigal
Amos and William Cole come to Dodge to find the backshooting killer of their outlaw father many years before.
Monday, October 2nd, 1967
s13e4: Vengeance (1)
Part 1: Bob Johnson, Zack Johnson and Floyd Binnes are accused of cattle rustling by Parker a powerful land baron, Floyd is killed while being drug behind a horse, Zack is crippled by a horse stomping his legs and back. Bob is beaten. Once in Dodge Bob meets Angel, while Zack dies of his wounds. Bob in getting revenge taunts Parker's hot-headed son into a gunfight kills him, and plans to go after Parker.
Monday, October 9th, 1967
s13e5: Vengeance (2)
Part 2: Matt goes after Bob Johnson who is planning to kill Parker to avenge the death of his friends.
Monday, October 16th, 1967
s13e6: A Hat
Tough Texas cattleman Red Conniston is headed to Dodge to kill Clint Sorils, who killed Conniston's son Ben in a gunfight.
Monday, October 23rd, 1967
s13e7: Hard Luck Henry
A comedic episode. Festus tries to get a box full of gold coins away from his relatives and back to Dodge, the Dooleys who are feuding with the Haggens are also trying to get their hands on the box.
Monday, October 30th, 1967
s13e8: Major Glory
Two deserting soldiers stab their hated Sergeant and frame Festus.
Monday, November 6th, 1967
s13e9: The Pillagers
Kitty and fellow traveling passenger Newly O'Brien are captured by Mexican outlaw Manez and his gang.
Monday, November 13th, 1967
s13e10: Prairie Wolfer
In an attempt to get money two prairie wolfers steal money from Dolan, a hardened storekeeper, then when one tries to give it back trouble starts.
Monday, November 20th, 1967
s13e11: Stranger in Town
Professional gunman Dave Reeves comes to Dodge for an assignment, kill his ex-wife's new husband-to-be.
Monday, November 27th, 1967
s13e12: Death Train
A group of wealthy passengers on a private railroad car are quarantined in Dodge.
Monday, December 4th, 1967
s13e13: Rope Fever
Falsely jailed on charges of murder and bank robbery, Festus is ordered to lead an aging sheriff and his zealous deputy to the missing loot. (60 mins)
Monday, December 18th, 1967
Drfter Jud Pryor tries to clear his name of murder, meanwhile the two brothers of his girlfriend are planning to kill him.
Monday, December 25th, 1967
s13e15: Baker's Dozen
Three baby boys are born on a stagecoach that arrives in Dodge just after being robbed. Their mother dies and Doc fights to keep the boys together instead of going to an orphange.
Monday, January 1st, 1968
s13e16: The Victim
Matt investigates a murder in a nearby town, trying to prove that town simpleton Bo Remick did not kill the son of the town's powerful rancher.
Monday, January 8th, 1968
s13e17: Deadman's Law
While Matt is out of town tracking outlaws, the cattleman's co-op takes over the town putting their own man in charge of the law.
Monday, January 15th, 1968
s13e18: Nowhere to Run
A teenage burglar involved in a murder is shot and left to die by his partners.
Monday, January 22nd, 1968
s13e19: Blood Money
The father of a young gunfighter tries to end his son's career by wounding his gun hand.
Monday, January 29th, 1968
s13e20: Hill Girl
Hillbilly girl Merry Florene comes to town to get some schooling to better herself. Meanwhile her two cousins also arrive in Dodge and force her to rob Mr. Jonas' store.
Monday, February 5th, 1968
s13e21: The Gunrunners
A buffalo hunter tracks the five men responsible for injuring his Indian son.
Monday, February 12th, 1968
s13e22: The Jackals
Matt tracks the four men responsible for the murder of his friend an lawman who was shot at his retirement party.
Monday, February 19th, 1968
s13e23: The First People
Matt has to intervene when a honest, but strict Indian agent charges an innocent Indian of murder of his assistant.
Monday, February 26th, 1968
s13e24: Mr. Sam'l
Durning a drought, a watch witch (someone who can find water), comes to town. Meanwhile, a businessman attempts to buy up farms during this time, no matter the method.
Monday, March 4th, 1968
s13e25: A Noose for Dobie Price
Matt and former outlaw Elihu Gorman go after Dobie Price who has just broken jail.
Monday, September 23rd, 1968
s14e1: Lyle's Kid
Grant Lyle, a former lawman with crippled hands, brings his young gunfighter son to Dodge to settle the score with Hoxey, the man just released from prison who is responsible for his hands.
Monday, September 30th, 1968
s14e2: The Hide Cutters
Festus is rescued from a rock avalanche by a young hide cutter. His fellow cutters are following a herd of cattle with hopes of stealing them for the hides.
Monday, October 7th, 1968
Good western. Mostly action, not too much girl stuff. Gunplay by Dillon very very good in this one. Story is about Dillon taking a warrant into Mexico. He finds the culprit and outdraws him. One of the latter's gang members travels back to the US and tells Jim Davis that Dillon killed his brother. Davis responds with violence, then rides into Mexico and faces Dillon. The human interest part of this movie centers about the likeable Mexican kid, "Paco". Dillon and him get along so good that I'm wondering about the sexuality of one of the film bosses. About Rico Alaniz... top-notch performance. He's the guy who, in the movie "Magnificent Seven", was always saying 'no, don't anger Calvera, give him what he wants".
Monday, October 14th, 1968
s14e4: Uncle Finney
A comedic episode. Two hillbillies attempt to turn their 102 year-old relative in for the bounty on him.
Monday, October 21st, 1968
Grizzily mountain man, Slocum tracks the sons of a man who tried to bushwhack his good friend, Matt Dillon.
Monday, October 28th, 1968
Leary O'Quillan kills a card cheat in self defense and is pursued to Dodge by the man's brother, Clay Tynan.
Monday, November 11th, 1968
s14e7: 9:12 to Dodge
Matt and Doc are escorting outlaw Johnny August by train to trail for murder. Also on board and waiting along the line are his men waiting for a chance to free him.
Monday, November 18th, 1968
A young woman and her kids and Festus are held hostage from a man Matt is trying to find.
Monday, November 25th, 1968
Matt clashes with maverick railroad builder Wes Cameron and his wild men running a railroad line through Dodge.
Monday, December 2nd, 1968
s14e10: The Miracle Man
Con man, Bob Sullivan tries to trick a widow with three children out of money for a fake cattle herd, but instead ends up falling in love with her and her children.
Monday, December 9th, 1968
While bringing in outlaw, Waco Thompson, Matt has to deal with his outlaw band following them while he has to deliver a baby.
Monday, December 16th, 1968
Mountain man Luke Brazo joins Matt in a hunt for a vicious wolf terrorizing the area.
Monday, December 23rd, 1968
s14e13: Johnny Cross
Newly intervenes when two bounty hunters try to kill a desperado who claims he's innocent.
Monday, December 30th, 1968
s14e14: The Money Store
When he is refused a loan by the bank, Ray Jarvis' children find a way to steal the money.
Saturday, January 6th, 1968
s14e15: The Twisted Heritage
Kitty saves the life of a man during a stage hold-up, taking him back to his ranch she finds his mother a ruthless matron and his daughter alienated from her father.
Monday, January 13th, 1969
s14e16: Time of the Jackals
A former girlfriend of Matt's provides a link with catching a notorious killer.
Monday, January 20th, 1969
Gunman Will Mannon comes to Dodge, after shooting Festus and taking his mule, to face Matt in a gunfight.
Monday, January 27th, 1969
s14e18: Gold Town
Edward Moses & Cousin Smiley get caught cheating at "hide the pea" by Matt & told to get out of town.
Monday, February 3rd, 1969
s14e19: The Mark of Cain
A scholarly man in Dodge is actually a former commandant of a Civil War prison camp.
Monday, February 10th, 1969
Doc is given the choice of saving the life of a man he saw commit a murder and delivering a baby. He choses to save the man first, and the baby dies in childbirth. The baby's father, Tom Butler blames Doc and plans to get even.
Monday, February 17th, 1969
s14e21: The Long Night
Three bounty hunters hold hostages in the Long Branch to get Matt to turn over a prisoner to them.
Monday, February 24th, 1969
s14e22: The Night Riders
Kansas raider Judge Proctor and his men ride into Dodge looking for a man they blame for stealing their land during the war. With Matt out of town, Festus has to try to keep peace and keep the renegades from burning the town.
Monday, March 3rd, 1969
s14e23: The Intruder
Festus is escorting wounded prisoner Riley Sharp to Dodge. They are forced to stop at a farmhouse, where Riley's ex-wife and her brutish husband live.
Monday, March 10th, 1969
s14e24: The Good Samaritans
Matt is taking a signed confession paper to a Judge that will hang a man, the man has put a reward on the paper causing two bounty hunters to shoot Matt in an effort to get it. Meanwhile, Matt is taken in by a group of freed slaves heading West, and now being pursued by the hunters.
Monday, March 17th, 1969
s14e25: The Prisoner
Steven Downing is being taken to Mathison County to be hung as a murderer. Kitty believing in his innocence does all she can to stop the bounty hunter Jarvis, and finally Bob Mathison from taking him from Dodge.
Monday, March 24th, 1969
s14e26: Exodus 21.22
A friend of Matt's, a former lawman arrives in Dodge to kill the men responsible for his wife's death.
Monday, September 22nd, 1969
s15e1: The Devil's Outpost
Outlaw Yancy Tyce and his outlaw gang try to free Tyce's younger brother now under arrest and being taken to Dodge by Matt.
Monday, September 29th, 1969
Former Dodge Marshal Josh Stryker arrives in town just being released from prison for killing a outlaw in cold blood. He holds Matt responsible for the loss of his arm and the years he spent in prison.
Monday, October 6th, 1969
Matt is summoned to Coreyville, a run-down cowtown, by a young woman whose brother is on trial for murder.
Monday, October 13th, 1969
An old friend of Kitty's learns he is dying comes to Dodge to try to ""go out in style"".
Monday, October 20th, 1969
A white woman refuses to accept her half-breed son, who Festus brings to her home wounded and needing help.
Monday, October 27th, 1969
s15e6: A Man Called Smith
Abelia, the young widow who once saved Festus' life, returns. She learns that she isn't a widow when her outlaw husband appears and forces her to exchange his stolen gold for cash.
Monday, November 3rd, 1969
s15e7: Charlie Noon
Matt, his hardened prisoner Charlie Noon, an Indian woman and her white stepson are tracked by the Comanches as they try to cross the desert. The Indians are going to kill all of them unless Matt hands over the woman, because she left the Comanche leader years before.
Monday, November 10th, 1969
s15e8: The Still
Festus gets mixed up with Merry Florene and her hillbilly clan again as they try to hide a moonshining still and a stolen prize bull in the cellar of the local school.
Monday, November 17th, 1969
s15e9: A Matter of Honor
Louie Pheeters is found at the scene of a murder, the dying man's last words implicate the town alcoholic, who is too drunk to remember what he had just seen.
Monday, November 24th, 1969
s15e10: The Innocent
Festus acts as guide and driver for a Eastern missionary teacher on route to her first assignment. The only problem is trying to stay ahead of a murderous hillbilly family following them and planning a ambush.
Monday, December 1st, 1969
s15e11: Ring of Darkness
In an attempt to help his blind daughter, farmer Ben Hurley steals horses for an outlaw gang. Deputy Newly O'Brien arrives at his farm investigating, followed by the outlaws.
Monday, December 8th, 1969
Ex-guman Jake MacGraw arrives in Dodge after spending 20 years in prison. The townspeople think he has come for revenge.
Monday, December 15th, 1969
s15e13: Roots of Fear
Amos Sadler, a dirt farmer faces the loss of his home when a panic closes down the Dodge City bank. To save it he and his wife plan to break into it and steal some money.
Monday, December 29th, 1969
s15e14: The Sisters
Trapper Pack Landers returns and finds his cabin occupied by three nuns and two children he has never seen. The sisters are bringing the children to Landers, who is their father.
Monday, January 5th, 1970
s15e15: The War Priest
Sergeant Holly, a alcoholic loving veteran is getting ready to retire. Just hours before it, a Apache prisoner in his custody escapes with Kitty as a hostage, forcing the Sergeant to go AWOL to get the prisoner back.
Monday, January 12th, 1970
s15e16: The Pack Rat
An orphan steals from Matt but could risk his own life when he tries to help out in an ambush.
Monday, January 19th, 1970
s15e17: The Judas Gun
The feund between Noah Haimes and Clete Bloden gets very bad as romance begins between Haime's son & Bloden's daughter.
Monday, January 26th, 1970
s15e18: Doctor Herman Schultz, M.D.
Doc Adams's old friend is thought to be a thief.
Monday, February 2nd, 1970
s15e19: The Badge
Kitty leaves Dodge City after seeing Matt hurt again.
Monday, February 9th, 1970
After a Bank teller tries to foil a bank robber the bank teller takes some money which could cause trouble.
Monday, February 16th, 1970
Matt must rescue a teenage girl from indians and bring her back to her family.
Monday, February 23rd, 1970
A friend of Newly's is about the victim of a con game.
Monday, March 2nd, 1970
With Matt out helping the Army deliver a gold shipment, Dodge is wide open for Morgan and his men to come in with a Gatlin gun and take over. Breaking into the Long Branch, Morgan is helping himself to whiskey when Kitty shoots him hitting him in the shoulder and the face. With Matt and the gold on the way and Morgan sitting with a big gun and a fever and a crazy streak from the permanent scar he's gonna have, Dodge can only wait to see what comes next.
Monday, March 9th, 1970
s15e24: The Thieves
Sam takes a special interest in Eric Tabray, who is running around in a gang committing crimes in Dodge.
Monday, March 16th, 1970
An ex-convict wants revenge against the partner that ran out on him.
Monday, March 23rd, 1970
s15e26: The Cage
After an outlaw becomes a victim of his own gang he tries to Matt bring in the gang that made him a victim.
Monday, September 14th, 1970
After a friend of Matt's dies he goes to New Mexico to find the killer.
Monday, September 21st, 1970
s16e2: The Noose
Kitty is held hostage so Matt will rescue her in ghost town.
Monday, September 28th, 1970
Adam, the son of one Dodge City's revered citizens returns. But upon arriving someone takes a shot at him. The man who shot him, is Stark, a bounty hunter. It seems that Adam was in jail in Texas and broke out, Stark found him and is planning to take him back. Adam then tells him that he can get $1000 to pay him if they go to his father. Stark accepts. But when he goes to his father, his father refuses to help him. But Adam's sister, Glory, does. However, Stark feels that it's not enough, he tells Adam that he thinks that his father has five thousand on hand and tells him that's what it'll take. Adam refuses. When Stark goes to see Adam's father, he threatens Stark and reveals that after Adam stopped writing his sister for money he hired some detectives and they found him shortly after he broke out of jail. He then proceeds to pay Stark off but Adam upon learning of this refuses to let Stark leave with the money. Matt arrives and arrests Stark. Adam then goes to tell his father that he
Monday, October 5th, 1970
s16e4: Sam McTavish, M.D.
Doc Adams feels that Sam McTavish (who is a woman Doctor) may replace him.
Monday, October 12th, 1970
s16e5: Gentry's Law
A Baron may give Matt trouble because he won't let Matt put his sons in jail because of a crime they committed.
Monday, October 19th, 1970
s16e6: Snow Train (1)
Matt is trapped with passengers on a train.
Monday, October 26th, 1970
s16e7: Snow Train (2)
Matt is trapped with passengers on a train.
Monday, November 2nd, 1970
A wounded outlaw comes to Dodge City to find his daughter before his death.
Monday, November 9th, 1970
s16e9: The Gun
After a yong man kills a gunfighter he become the victim of publicity.
Monday, November 16th, 1970
s16e10: The Scavengers
In order for a black man to save his life he must say that indians held up a wagon train.
Monday, November 23rd, 1970
s16e11: The Witness
A family is held hostage so they can't testify at the trial of a killer.
Monday, November 30th, 1970
Matt has two problems he tries to arrest an outlaw then he must try to free the hostage.
Monday, December 7th, 1970
s16e13: The Noon Day Devil
A bandit who is wanted by Matt hides from him.
Monday, December 14th, 1970
s16e14: Sergeant Holly
Sgt Holly has stolen an army payroll and is framed for it.
Monday, December 28th, 1970
Monday, January 4th, 1971
s16e16: Captain Sligo
A Captain of the sea wants to live Dodge City.
Monday, January 11th, 1971
Festus comes back from a shootout and can't tell the story well.
Monday, January 25th, 1971
s16e18: The Tycoon
Festus becomes a rich man.
Monday, February 1st, 1971
A convict returns to Dodge City to get a woman back.
Monday, February 8th, 1971
A former lawman tries to go after a gang of outlaws and gets a shock of his own.
Monday, February 15th, 1971
Cleavus think he could be rich, but he soon finds fool's gold in the mine.
Monday, February 22nd, 1971
Matt is saved by a cowhand from an ambush. Matt then gets to do a favor for the cowhand.
Monday, March 1st, 1971
s16e23: Pike (1) (aka: Dirty Sally (1))
Sally Fergus, called by many in Dodge ""Dirty Sally"" finds young wounded outlaw, Cyrus Pike at her home and nurses him back to health. His partners in a robbery are searching for him and their stolen loot.
Monday, March 8th, 1971
s16e24: Pike (2) (aka: Dirty Sally (2))
Monday, September 13th, 1971
s17e1: The Lost
Kitty is in a stage wreck and dazed and confused she sets out in the wild. Meeting up with a wild girl who does not speak, she winds up at a shack where a family takes her and the wild girl hostage. Intent on turning the child into a sideshow, they tie Kitty up but are stopped before they can get too far.
Monday, September 20th, 1971
After convict wants to kill a man he has never seen before after he gets out of prison.
Monday, September 27th, 1971
s17e3: Waste (1)
Matt helps a young boy find his mom while finding an outlaw.
Monday, October 4th, 1971
s17e4: Waste (2)
Matt helps a young boy find his mom while finding an outlaw.
Monday, October 11th, 1971
s17e5: New Doctor in Town
Dr. Chapman is arrested by Festus when he tries to sleep in Doc's office even though he has explained that Doc went to Baltimore to hone his medical skills. A letter explains that Doc felt so badly about a little girl's death that he could have prevented if he had been more in tune with modern medicine, that he had to leave. Not many in town are very cordial to Dr. Chapman and when Newly's shop blows up with Newly and Festus in it, they dislike him even more. Festus is all right, but Newly has a bone splinter in his brain and needs an operation. Chapman wins the town by performing the operation and saving Newly's life.
Monday, October 18th, 1971
s17e6: The Legend
Ma Colter tries to dissuade her youngest son from following his older brothers into a life of crime.
Monday, October 25th, 1971
Matt is out to find a gunfigther who killed two people.
Monday, November 1st, 1971
A former Marshall helps Matt by filling in for Matt, after he is wounded and sent to bed so he can rest.
Monday, November 8th, 1971
A jury has the fate of a mountain man in it's hands.
Monday, November 15th, 1971
s17e10: My Brother's Keeper
While trying to hide from a storm Festus finds old Indian is about to die. Festus keeps trying to stop the indian from dying.
Monday, November 22nd, 1971
Drago wants to find the person who killed a woman who helped him.
Monday, November 29th, 1971
s17e12: Gold Train: The Bullet (1)
A hidecutter starts trouble in the Long Branch and Matt comes to the rescue throwing him out of town. When Festus goes up to fetch Dr. Chapman, he finds the old scudder there himself. Offering to buy Doc a drink, he can't resist and they surprise everyone down at the Long Branch. While they are all excited to see Doc, Matt is out checking the town and ends up shot in the back by the hidecutter he just threw out. Doc's homecoming is ruined when he realizes that if he tries to remove the bullet he could paralyze Matt and he doesn't want to be the one to do it. So, he contacts a surgeon in Denver, and loading Matt in the baggage car of the train, Kitty, Doc, Festus, and Newly all head for Denver along with a Federal gold shipment.
Monday, December 6th, 1971
s17e13: Gold Train: The Bullet (2)
As the train moves along to Denver we meet several passengers. One is a Pinkerton man handcuffed to Beth Tilton, a woman who doesn't want to go back to Colorado to her husband. The other, Allie Dawson, is a young girl that Newly befriends who does not believe in violence. The train is taken over by Jack Sinclair, an old enemy of Matt's. Matt had shot his hand off before sending him to prison. Making it look like Matt is a dead body in the baggage car, he is safe for now with Doc standing guard, but it can't last long. Kitty senses trouble when Beth starts cozying up to Jack Sinclair and worries she'll tell him what she knows. Warning her that she'll do anything for her man, Kitty watches Beth like a hawk. Festus and Newly are forced to help load the gold shipment on the wagon and when they get it loaded they end up driving off with it luring the gang out on foot to chase them. Beth tells one of the guards about Dillon in the back, and he goes to kill him.
Monday, December 13th, 1971
s17e14: Gold Train: The Bullet (3)
The conclusion to this three parter. Dillon kills the guard that was gunning for him and the passengers take the train back over. The only problem, all the fuel has been destroyed so they have to get more fast. Festus and Newly are still out with the gold leading the men from the train on foot. Dillon's legs are numb and Doc has no choice but to operate whether he cripples him or not. Leaving the gold shipment and taking the mules, Newly and Festus head back to the train to try to get it going. Sinclair has the men push the wagon back to the train and gets there in time to keep it from taking off. Beth tells Sinclair about Matt Dillon, but Dillon's faster than a gun even lying down and ends up killing him. The train takes off leaving the bad guys and all their gold sitting at the tracks with no way to get anywhere.
Monday, December 27th, 1971
s17e15: P.S. Murry Christmas
The meanest outlady in the US is coming to Dodge, at least that's what Festus has heard, but it's really Emma Grundy out to retrieve her seven orphans from Titus Spangler and take them back to the orphanage where they belong. The town finds it ludicrous that these children have never had a Christmas and plan on putting one on in the Long Branch. The problem arises when Mrs. Grundy arrives, and she has her own personal reasons for not giving the children Christmas. Kitty steps in to solve the problem single handedly and ends up messing things up worse than they were.
Monday, January 3rd, 1972
s17e16: No Tomorrow
Ben Justin must try and clear his name of false charges.
Monday, January 10th, 1972
After Matt is hurt, He makes friends who must help him stay alive.
Monday, January 17th, 1972
Newly falls in love with a woman who could put him in danger, once her past is known.
Monday, January 24th, 1972
s17e19: One for the Road
Lucius's daughter wants her dad locked up so she and Tom can have the estate. Judge Broker thinks Mr. Prince is sane and Mr. Prince proves he can be a dad.
Monday, January 31st, 1972
s17e20: The Predators
A former gunfighter returns to Dodge which worries Matt because Howard Cane was the one to survive the rage war. Can Matt stop him before more trouble comes to Dodge?
Monday, February 7th, 1972
A drifter wants to marry the rich family's daughter
Monday, February 21st, 1972
s17e22: Blind Man's Buff
A man gets shot, loses his memory, and gets taken in by a lonely woman
Monday, March 6th, 1972
s17e23: Alias Festus Haggen
Festus is mistaken for a killer.
Monday, March 13th, 1972
s17e24: The Wedding
A father disapproves of the man her daughter marries.
Monday, September 11th, 1972
s18e1: The River (1)
Matt is tracked, with bad intent, along a river gorge by a gang of villains while in custody of one of the gang and $24,000 of their money. Escaping the gang by jumping into the river, Matt is rescued by two kids, brother & sister on a raft, and floats downriver with adventures galore.
Monday, September 18th, 1972
s18e2: The River (2)
Matt is tracked, with bad intent, along a river gorge by a gang of villains while in custody of one of the gang and $24,000 of their money. Escaping the gang by jumping into the river, Matt is rescued by two kids, brother & sister on a raft, and floats downriver with adventures galore.
Monday, September 25th, 1972
A faith-healer comes to Dodge. Doc is skeptical.
Monday, October 2nd, 1972
s18e4: The Judgement
A guy comes to Dodge for revenge on a guy who might just deserve it.
Monday, October 9th, 1972
s18e5: The Drummer
Daniel Shay comes to Dodge City as a drummer who peddles rat traps as a way of making money. While Daniel continues to look for buyers of his rat traps, he sees a Cheyenne boy stealing a horse. As he looks on memories of a battle at Rock Creek return. While having dinner with Sarah Morgan Mr. Shay wonders about Jimmy Morgan's father who died in the Rock Creek massacre, Sarah mentions that the cavalry ran him down.
Monday, October 16th, 1972
While trying to catch an outlaw (by riding to the outlaw's hideout) Matt runs into Sarah where she wonders if Matt ever wed. We find that Matt was a deputy in San Antonio. Sarah later tells the group she married Charlie Jackson (Matt) days ago. Charlie Jackson was somebody Sarah knew. Charlie tries to get the outlaws to stop hurting Sarah, Charlie begins to find out of plan that may cause trouble. Sarah later tells Matt that she loves him, but learns that those feelings are not going to return. We find out Matt is after someone who gave him four days in jail. Sarah is forced to Vesco why Charlie Jackson is back in Mexico, because one of Vesco's men knows Charlie Jackson is dead. Sarah tells Matt to leave, but Matt tries to protect Sarah.
Monday, October 23rd, 1972
s18e7: The Fugitives
Doc Adams comes into The Long Branch just in time to stop Festus from telling one of his long stories, Doc tells of how his day began and then rest before a baby has to be delivered. Now Doc and Festus have to treat the outlaws younger brother. Festus goes to get Matt as Doc is now left alone to treat the victim. The outlaws are ready for their brother to ride Doc warns that if moved the brother could die. Matt gets there in time to find that Doc is fine, but Festus is bleeding bad. The outlaws brother is dead. Doc tries to get the bullet out of Festus who is weak. One of the Stalcup outlaws comes back to get his brother Danny. Festus turns out fine only to drive Doc crazy!
Monday, October 30th, 1972
s18e8: Eleven Dollars
Monday, November 6th, 1972
Monday, November 13th, 1972
An ex-gunfighter is dying. He must reconcile with the daughters he abandoned, and wants to be buried next to his wife, who is buried in a town that hates him
Monday, November 20th, 1972
s18e11: The Sodbusters
Matt seen in Doc's office as he tries to asks a farmer how he was shot, the farmer can't say how he was hurt. Lamoor Underwood wants the water on the dead farmer's ground to run free, Pete Brown sets out to make sure that happens. Clarabelle is asked to leave her land because somebody wants the water rights. Pete Brown is shot for trying to help Clarabelle and other farmers. Matt tries to get Underwood to work with the farmers over water rights. Matt arrests Pete Brown but doesn't want to leave. Matt is hit in the back of the head because he knew Pete's real name. Matt takes Pete under arrest.
Monday, November 27th, 1972
s18e12: The Brothers
One psychotic brother is after Kitty to avenge his brother's death.
Monday, December 11th, 1972
The greatest bad-guy character actor of our time, William Smith, plays Jude Bonner, a bad guy who kidnaps, brutalizes, and shoots Miss Kitty in retaliation for his brother having been caught by Matt Dillon and hung for his crimes. Probably for the first time in seventeen years of Gunsmoke, Dillon takes off his marshal's badge before going after Bonner, with the intent of killing him.
Monday, December 18th, 1972
A man neglects his family in favor of raising his prize possession: a race horse
Monday, January 1st, 1973
s18e15: Arizona Midnight
A midget arrives in Dodge City claiming he will turn into an elephant at the stroke of midnight. Arizona begins asking for someone to care for him along with three bales of hay. Everyone finds the story a bit far fetched.
Monday, January 8th, 1973
Two outlaws head back to Dodge City to visit their mother who doesn't trust her son's. Who claim to want to work the farm and take care of their mother. They intend to take their mother's money along with Doc.
Monday, January 15th, 1973
Boone Shadler kills a guard and comes to a stricken town as a priest to keep from been caught by the law. Newly rides into town to try an help take care of sick people. Newly helps take care of Cyrus Himes who is dying. Newly thinks people may have gotten sick because of drinking bad water. Newly test the water to find out what is in it, Matt gets a wire (letter) saying a sheriff released a prisoner 5 days ago. Matt wonders why Newly didn't return to Dodge with the prisoner. Newly wonders if the priest is who he says after seeing Sadler look for a Bible. Sadler tells Dallas Fair he is a convict and that Dallas should go with him.
Monday, January 22nd, 1973
Newly falls in love with a woman he met while tending the injured after a tornado. It doesn't take him long to decide to ask to marry her. Doc notes an odd bruise on her arm and her lack of energy. After an exam he wars with his conscience over whether to tell Patricia that she's got a rare blood disorder. He tells Kitty, Matt, and Newly before he marries her. She dies shortly after in Newly's arms and prompts Newly to go back to studying medicine.
Monday, January 29th, 1973
s18e19: A Quiet Day in Dodge
Matt comes back to Dodge City after capturing a prisoner he has been following for two days straight. Kitty is upset with Matt for not attending a lunch. To make up for the mistake Matt asks her out for dinner.
Monday, February 5th, 1973
s18e20: Whelan's Men
A former lawman that Dillon put out of business years earlier comes back with a group of men to gun him down. Since Dillon is out of town, they settle in at the Long Branch to play poker and wait. Kitty does the only thing she can do. She bets the entire town's wealth and Matt's life against the outlaw's hand.
Monday, February 12th, 1973
Matt runs into his former mentor Adam Kimbro and decides to build his self-confidence by deputizing him as a Deputy Marshal.
Monday, February 19th, 1973
Festus runs into Jesse Dillard who is wanted for shooting a black man. Festus wants to find out more and take his friend to prison.
Monday, February 26th, 1973
Talbot falls in love Katherine after shooting her husband in self-defense. Katherine wants to learn more about Talbot. Katherine learns of Talbot's plans to rob the bank, she puts her life in danger by telling Talbot she will leave him if he robs the bank.
Monday, March 5th, 1973
s18e24: This Golden Land
Matt asks a Russian family to identify three men who dragged their son away. Matt tries to convince Moshe Gorofsky to give his testimony as to how his son died, he isn't sure American laws will protect him. According to Russian law Mr. Gorfsky can't testify in court as to how his son died. He isn't sure if the evidence is strong enough to convict those who killed his son. Gearshon tries to convince his father to let the American judicial system do the job of figuring out who killed his brother.
Monday, September 10th, 1973
s19e1: Women for Sale (1)
Monday, September 17th, 1973
s19e2: Women for Sale (2)
When we left the end of part 1: Matt was stopped by indians who wanted to team up with Matt and share food Matt continues to help Marcy and Stella and finds her gone. Stella would rather go home on her own Meanwhile Cynthia and Britt help each other. Matt tells Stella to look for landmarks. Britt wants to leave slave trading behind. Cynthia and Britt try and leave to freedom Blue Jacket is shot and lets Britt and Cynthia go. Later Cynthia is trapped after spotting Matt she stabs Britt and runs to Matt and soon is dead because Britt didn't want anything said. Marcy is taken home to her Grandpa and yells for Stella to stay with her.
Monday, September 24th, 1973
s19e3: Matt's Love Story
A wounded Matt Dillon suffers amnesia then falls in love with a widow. Matt's first TV kiss, not to Miss Kitty, but to guest star Michael Learned.
Monday, October 1st, 1973
s19e4: The Boy and the Sinner
Ron Moody guest stars as a man torn between keeping his own self-respect and the friendship of a young boy or keeping his drunken promise to help two hired gunmen.
Monday, October 8th, 1973
s19e5: The Widow-Maker
A gunfighter wants to forget his past... and wants everyone else to forget it too. Unfortunately for him, this is not easy to accomplish...
Monday, October 22nd, 1973
s19e6: Kitty's Love Affair
Kitty and Matt are off for St. Louis, until Matt is summoned back on business. Upset with him, Kitty sets off for herself meeting a gunslinger on the stage who ends up saving her life. He goes back to Dodge with her and proceeds to court her. Kitty has a hard decision. Leave Matt after 18 years of a relationship or stay with Stambridge.
Monday, October 29th, 1973
s19e7: The Widow and the Rogue
James Stacy stars as a roguish thief who's long on charm but a bit short on ethics. His real test of character comes on a long, adversity-plagued journey to Dodge with his captor Festus.
Monday, November 5th, 1973
s19e8: A Game of Death...An Act of Love (1)
Bear Sanderson tells his wife Cora is coming home but Mrs. Sanderson is unhappy because she hates her marriage Bear whishes his wife dead He soon finds his wish true. Festus is getting deputies to help with the renegades, Doc Adams tells Cora that her home is gone and her mom has died. Cora asks how her mom died, Newly continues to track the renegades, Matt tells Bear he is sorry for what happened. Matt warns Bear not take the into his own hands because he wants the Indians dead for killing his wife. Cora wants her dad to let the law handle the raids. Matt hires a lawyer to defend the Indians in jail but doesn't want to take the case, Cora talks to Cicero Wolfe to take the case but he still won't take it. Matt feels that Bear let him down. Baer brings up the time when Kitty was shot and took off his badge and went to find Kitty's attackers alone with hurting Dodge. Mr. Wolfe takes the case only to tell Matt that he is an Indian and says the case is a sham.
Monday, November 12th, 1973
s19e9: A Game of Death...An Act of Love (2)
Mr. Wolfe has taken the case and said it was sham, Matt offers to protect the lawyer. Cora feels lied to because she didn't know Mr. Wolfe was an indian. Cicero wolfe continues his after defense lawyer objects to the facts proving nothing. Cora feels that the case could hurt her dad no matter how the case ends. Cora feels her dad drove his wife to her death.Mr. Wolfe rests his case. Bear realizes that what Cora said was right and still loves her. Mr. Wolfe asks for a friend and says he always loved her.
Monday, November 19th, 1973
s19e10: Lynch Town
Dillon forces an alcoholic Circuit Judge to hold an inquest into the death of a woman saloon owner which had resulted in the lynching of an innocent drifter.
Monday, November 26th, 1973
s19e11: The Hanging of Newly O'Brien
Newly trying to save a hillbilly's life by inserting a tube in their throat loses his patent causing the family members to plan to execute him.
Monday, December 3rd, 1973
s19e12: Susan Was Evil
Nellie and Susan get ready to leave for St. Louis when Matt brings a prisoner to be treated for a wound he got while robing a bank. Susan wants to leave for St. Louis right away. Susan worries she and Nellie may never leave because of her love for the prisoner. Mr. Boswell asks Nellie to marry him. Susan puts a stop to Nellie getting married.
Monday, December 17th, 1973
s19e13: The Deadly Innocent
Billy comes back to Dodge because he has trouble finding anyone to listen to his stories and visit Festus who is a friend of his. Billy retarded and tells Festus a riddle and the answer given isn't funny to Billy, Doc tells Festus that Billy has the mind of a seven or eight year old and needs better care. Billy sees a man hurting a cat and almost kills the man, not knowing that what he did was wrong Matt and Festus talk to Judge Brooker and Festus becomes a guardian to Billy. When a deer is shot for food Billy attacks Festus. Festus has a hard time trying to make Billy understand why the deer was shot. Doc tells Festus to take Billy back to where he came from but finds that hard to do. They go to the place Doc suggested and Billy gets worried about the noises inside the place. Festus tells Billy he is going to kill rabbits for dinner and try to give Billy a taste of life. Matt, Doc & Festus find Billy telling kids stories at an orphan's home.
Monday, December 24th, 1973
s19e14: The Child Between
Lew Harrod rides to Dodge looking for Doc Adams but learn he is out Newly goes to help but finds that the boy's mom doesn't newly to help. Newly tries to have the parent's take the baby to Dodge, the mom doesn't like the medicine Newly wants to use, and the dad is a wanted man. The dad is angry because he didn't know Newly is a deputy. Harrod trusts newly and his wife doesn't want to go to Dodge because she knows Newly might bring men to take husband away. Makesha takes the baby to her people after Newly asks them to go to Dodge under the oath doctors take that way Newly can't say anything about her husband.
Monday, January 14th, 1974
s19e15: A Family of Killers
Matt and a fellow lawman go after a vicious family of robbers and killers.
Monday, January 21st, 1974
s19e16: Like Old Times
An old safe cracker is set free and he comes back to Dodge to find his former lady love. When two men looking to steal a lot of money come to town and approach him about unlocking the safe at the station, he accepts their proposal, sort of.
Monday, January 28th, 1974
s19e17: The Town Tamers
Matt and Luke come to restore order to a town and hide their badge as walk in a bar. They find out that it will be hard work. Luke runs into a woman that he once loved Caleb wants Luke as his dad. Luke is told to go after the woman he loves and take her back. Luke wonders if being a Marshal is a good idea, he marries Caleb's mom and is told men are coming to the cafÃ© to keep the town from dying. Matt returns with Festus and Newly to help out. Luke is leaving his job as Marshal.
Monday, February 11th, 1974
s19e18: The Foundling
After being forced to shoot a man who is breaking up the Long Branch, Matt goes off to be alone only to find a young girl and a newborn in a cave. Neither she nor her parents want the child, and they send it with Matt. Matt finds the only logical choice, Miss Kitty, to deposit the baby with till something can be done with it. Matt decides to give it to the widow of the man he just killed but doesn't realize that Kitty is willing to sell the Long Branch to keep the baby for herself.
Monday, February 18th, 1974
s19e19: The Iron Blood of Courage
William Talley, a gunfighter is hired by a farmer's collition in Dodge to kill rancher Shaw Anderson, their main obstickle in taking over the land.
Monday, February 25th, 1974
s19e20: The Schoolmarm
Sarah takes her class on picnic trip to enjoy nature but is attacked by Mr. Stokes who is drunk and will have a baby but doesn't know yet and has hidden the secret. Doc tells her but she doesn't believe him. Mr. Pruitt and his son Lester love her. Carl feels hurt that he couldn't tell Sarah he would love the baby anyway. Carl goes to jail for not telling Matt why he fought Mr. Stokes. Sarah doesn't want to help Carl get out of jail because she was attacked and wants to leave Dodge.
Friday, March 1st, 1974
s19e21: Trail of Bloodshed
Buck Henry Woolf is on the trail of his uncle, who killed his father, stole their money, and wounded him. Festus is on the same mission and also to stop the young man from taking the law into his own hands.
Monday, March 11th, 1974
s19e22: Cowtown Hustler
Jack Albertson plays a former pool player who tries to get some respect back. The men playing with him punch him because they realize he still has the touch to win. Sally's husband wants to use Moses to get money from him for him & Sally. Sally doesn't want her husband to gamble anymore. Sally wants Dave to take her somewhere, Moses uses Dave to get some respect back. Kitty asks some to leave the bar because she feels Moses might get hurt. Sally learns from Dave that he bet their money on another man so Dave can win. Moses hasn't lost his touch and plays for love.
Monday, March 18th, 1974
s19e23: To Ride a Yeller Horse
Joan Shepherd wants Anna May to marry Steven Rogers, not Newly or Orlo who is a farmer. Ana May wants to date Newly. Newly drops by to take Anna May for a ride and is told she won't be back for awhile. Orlo fights Newly over Anna May, Orlo hits his head on the wagon causing him to lose his memory.
Monday, April 1st, 1974
s19e24: The Disciple
When a lawman's gun arm is shot up, he's essentially a sitting duck. That's what Matt figures when his ability to shoot again is in doubt. So, he leaves the badge and Dodge behind as well as Kitty, Festus, Doc, and Newly. Like vultures circling, outlaws start coming in to gun Dillon down. But, Dillon is out and about and a new marshal is in town. He meets a young man who is handy with a gun but refuses to shoot any living creature even if it were for his own life. Circumstances prove to both men that sometimes responsibility to duty requires more than just the ability to shoot.
Monday, September 9th, 1974
s20e1: Matt Dillon Must Die
A mountain family in an attempt to avenge the death of one of their own capture Matt.
Monday, September 16th, 1974
s20e2: A Town in Chains
A group of bandits attempt to rob a town while masquerading as soldiers.
Monday, September 23rd, 1974
s20e3: The Guns of Cibola Blanca (1)
Doc and fellow stage passenger, Lyla are captured by renegade comancheros.
Monday, September 30th, 1974
s20e4: The Guns of Cibola Blanca (2)
Matt, Festus and Newly attempt to rescue Doc and Lyla from Shindrow's camp.
Monday, October 7th, 1974
s20e5: Thirty a Month and Found
Matt houses a drunk Will & Friends in the jail they go looking for $300 that they think Bill took. Matt thinks it was a misunderstanding. Will doesn't want to tell Matt that they shot Curly Wills (They buried him before going to Dodge. Doak stops to see his girlfriend and says marriage will need to wait, as Will & Quincy leaves without Doak Quincy and the storekeepers are shot.
Monday, October 14th, 1974
s20e6: The Wiving
Jed Hockett(Harry Morgan), a farmer, orders his three boys to go to town and return with prospective brides.
Monday, October 21st, 1974
s20e7: The Iron Men
Matt and former lawman now turned alcoholic, Chauncey Demon go up against land baron Carl Ryker.
Monday, November 4th, 1974
s20e8: The Fourth Victim
A series of seemingly random killings have the citizens of Dodge City in near panic, but Dillon believes they are part of a pattern in which Doc is slated to be the next target.
Monday, November 11th, 1974
s20e9: The Tarnished Badge
Matt's friend, Sheriff Harker runs his town ruthlessly, punishing anyone disobeying him.
Monday, November 18th, 1974
s20e10: In Performance of Duty
Matt is frustrated by Judge Kendall's insistence that the letter of the law be maintained, which could result in Emmett Kaysinger and his boys, all known outlaws, be set free unless there is solid evidence to hold them for a double murder and robbery they committed.
Monday, December 2nd, 1974
s20e11: Island in the Desert (1)
Festus, in the desert hunting escaped killer Gard Dixon is wounded by the outlaw. He is found by Ben Snow, a half-crazy hermit who has been living in the desert with his gold for many years.
Monday, December 9th, 1974
s20e12: Island in the Desert (2)
While Matt and Newly hunt for Festus, Ben Snow and Festus attempt to haul his gold out of the desert.
Monday, December 16th, 1974
s20e13: The Colonel
Lee J. Cobb and his daughter Julie Cobb appear together for the first time when Cobb guest-stars as a once-proud military officer who is suddenly faced with a painful and unplanned reunion with his daughter.
Monday, January 6th, 1975
s20e14: The Squaw
Fleeing from both Matt Dillon and his double-crossed partners, outlaw Gristy Calhoun discovers that his survival in the badlands depends on an Indian woman.
Monday, January 13th, 1975
s20e15: The Hiders
A farmer comes by and asks Sharp where is cow is, Matt tells the milk cow owner that he has no proof to arrest ""the hiders."" The farmer wants to go after them himself. Matt tells the men that will leave Dodge if anyone else complains. Dink escapes from Carp after being hurt, Festus finds Dink and treats his wounds. Dink tells Festus he likes waking up in the morning, Martha warns Dink to watch for Carp. Carp asks Dink to help kill Festus.
Monday, January 20th, 1975
Newly finds himself in a strange alliance with a professional killer as he tries to return to Dodge City with his prisoner (Jaeckel) before they are both killed by a trio of bounty hunters.
Monday, January 27th, 1975
s20e17: The Fires of Ignorance
Henry Decory is a schoolteacher who makes a strong statement for compulsory education for frontier children as a stubborn father feels that books and education are a waste of time and tries to keep his son Tommy out of school.
Monday, February 3rd, 1975
s20e18: The Angry Land
Matt takes a young orphan Bessie Sutherland after her parents were killed on the prairie, to live with her Aunt Rachel. Rachel tells Matt that because of the devastating experiences that she has had, does not want to take in her niece, besides she wants to sell her land.
Monday, February 10th, 1975
s20e19: Brides and Grooms
Farmer Jed Hackett (Harry Morgan) decides it's time for his three sons marry the women they brought back from Dodge City.
Monday, February 24th, 1975
s20e20: Hard Labor
Matt Dillon is sentenced to life imprisonment of hard labor for shooting a fugitive in the town of Bedrock.
Monday, March 3rd, 1975
s20e21: I Have Promises to Keep
Festus is caught in the middle when an Eastern preacher (David Wayne) wants to build a church for the Indians and the townspeople to share, but by all of whom that are filled with prejudice.
Monday, March 10th, 1975
s20e22: The Busters
Two bronco busters try to raise money for a ranch in Montana, only to have the dream ruined when one of them gets a death threatening head injury when thrown off by a wild stallion.
Monday, March 17th, 1975
Manolo (Robert Urich)is a Basque youth who is not recognized as a man in the eyes of his people because he refuses to fight his father Alejo (Nehemiah Persoff), a traditional Basque custom to prove one's manhood.
Monday, March 31st, 1975
s20e24: The Sharecroppers
A comedy of errors puts Festus behind a plow, farming for a family of shiftless sharecroppers.
Saturday, September 26th, 1987
s0e1: Return to Dodge
Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.
Sunday, March 18th, 1990
s0e2: The Last Apache
James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the US Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 TV series. In this movie he goes after a renegade Apache named Wolf (Joe Lara) who has taken his daughter captive. As a bargaining chip, Dillon helps two sons of Apache chief Geronimo out of the fort stockade and offers them in trade. Dillon is aided by an Army scout, Chalk Brighton (Kiley).
Friday, January 10th, 1992
s0e3: To the Last Man
Retired marshal Matt Dillon tracks Arizona rustlers and lands in the middle of the 1880s Pleasant Valley War.
Saturday, May 8th, 1993
s0e4: The Long Ride
Retired marshal Matt Dillon must clear his name after mistaken identity makes him wanted: dead or alive.
Thursday, February 10th, 1994
s0e5: One Man's Justice
After his mother is killed in a wagoncoach robbery a young man pursues the gang responsible. Matt Dillon goes after him hoping to stop him before the gang can kill him. Dillon is joined by Davis Healy, a businessman, who is hiding a few secrets of his own.