Saturday, September 26th, 1987
1: Gunsmoke: 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
2: Gunsmoke: 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
3: Gunsmoke: 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
4: Gunsmoke: The Long Ride
Retired marshal Matt Dillon must clear his name after mistaken identity makes him wanted: dead or alive.
Thursday, February 10th, 1994
5: Gunsmoke: 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.
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
7: Ben and Beckey Talk Gunsmoke Season 17
Authors and fans Ben Costello and Beckey Burgoyne talk about the season 17's episodes.
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
6: Ben and Beckey Talk Gunsmoke Season 16
Authors and fans Ben Costello and Beckey Burgoyne talk about the season 16's episodes.
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
8: Ben and Beckey Talk Gunsmoke Season 18
Authors and fans Ben Costello and Beckey Burgoyne talk about the season 18's episodes.
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
9: Ben and Beckey Talk Gunsmoke Season 19
Authors and fans Ben Costello and Beckey Burgoyne talk about the season 19's episodes.
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
10: Ben and Beckey Talk Gunsmoke Season 20
Authors and fans Ben Costello and Beckey Burgoyne talk about the season 20's episodes.
Saturday, September 10th, 1955
1: 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
2: Hot Spell
Matt is caught in an awkward position when he defends an unsavory ex-con against the decent residents of Dodge City.
Saturday, October 1st, 1955
3: Word of Honor
Three kidnappers force Doc to make a promise that will be hard for him to keep.
Saturday, October 8th, 1955
4: Home Surgery
Matt is forced to perform an emergency amputation on an old man who is desperately ill with gangrene.
Saturday, October 15th, 1955
5: Obie Tater
A saloon girl is suspected of being a gold-digger when she comes to town looking for a husband.
Saturday, October 29th, 1955
6: Night Visitor
A young boy is accused of lying when he claims to have witnessed a series of crimes.
Saturday, November 5th, 1955
7: Smoking Out the Nolans
When a dispute arises over a piece of land, Matt and Chester are forced to evict the current occupants.
Saturday, November 12th, 1955
8: Kite's Reward
A reformed outlaw is haunted by the discovery that there is still a price on his head.
Saturday, November 26th, 1955
9: The Hunter
Matt sets out after a cruel buffalo hunter who is heading for Indian land.
Saturday, December 3rd, 1955
10: The Queue
Revenge is a definite possibility when a Dodge City newcomer is disgraced by two ruffians.
Saturday, December 10th, 1955
11: General Parsley Smith
The honesty of the town's new banker is questioned - especially after he hires an ex-con to guard the money.
Saturday, December 24th, 1955
Chester is far from brotherly when an uncivilized sibling shows up in town just in time for Christmas.
Saturday, December 31st, 1955
13: Reed Survives
The young wife of an elderly farmer plots her husband's death.
Saturday, January 7th, 1956
14: Professor Lute Bone
Doc takes the law into his own hands when he discovers that a medicine man's "cure-all" tonic could be deadly.
Saturday, January 21st, 1956
15: No Handcuffs
Matt investigates a neighboring sheriff when his deputy arrives in Dodge City to make an arrest.
Saturday, January 28th, 1956
16: Reward for Matt
A bounty is placed on Matt's head when he kills a rancher during an attempted arrest.
Saturday, February 4th, 1956
17: Robin Hood
Matt turns the tables against a criminal who repeatedly bribes witnesses to escape justice.
Saturday, February 18th, 1956
When Matt comes to the aid of an accused horse thief he becomes a target of the real perpetrators.
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
20: 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
21: 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
22: 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
23: 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
24: 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
25: Big Broad
A large woman and her small companion bring trouble to Kitty's saloon, as the woman has a way of causing guns to be drawn.
Saturday, May 12th, 1956
26: 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
28: 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
29: 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
30: The Preacher
Seth, a newcomer to Dodge is bullied by Keeler, a boxer.
Saturday, June 23rd, 1956
31: 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
32: 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
33: 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
34: 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
35: 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
37: 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
38: 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
39: 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
1: 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
2: 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
4: The Round Up
Matt closes up shops to a group of drunken cowboys, which causes trouble.
Saturday, October 20th, 1956
5: 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
6: 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
7: How to Cure a Friend
Matt is put in a difficult position by the arrival of Nick Search, an old friend who has since become a gambler with a fast draw and a reputation for dishonesty.
Saturday, November 17th, 1956
8: Legal Revenge
Doc comes upon a new homesteader confined to bed with a badly infected leg and a gun under the bedclothes for protection against his wife.
Saturday, November 24th, 1956
9: The Mistake
When a man suspected of murder can't establish his alibi, Matt arrests the man. After the prisoner draws a gun on Chester and escapes, evidence suggests he might not be guilty.
Saturday, December 1st, 1956
10: Greater Love
Killer Jed Butler takes Doctor Adams hostage to help his dying partner, and learns the true meaning of love for a friend, when Matt risks his life to rescue the good doctor.
Saturday, December 8th, 1956
11: No Indians
Matt strongly suspects that it is actually white men who are responsible for a murderous series of "Indian raids" that have terrorized prairie-dwelling families.
Saturday, December 15th, 1956
12: Spring Term
A man is shot on the streets of Dodge, and Matt realizes that shot was meant for him.
Saturday, December 22nd, 1956
13: Poor Pearl
A saloon gal past her youth suddenly receives two marriage proposals, one from a sweet country bumpkin, one from a menacing dandy, but it's no embarrassment of riches: each suitor threatens violence if she selects his rival.
Saturday, December 29th, 1956
A landowner's attempt to evict homesteaders is helped by a cholera outbreak.
Saturday, January 5th, 1957
15: Pucket's New Year
A man, abandoned and permanently crippled by the cold on the prairie, is rescued by Matt and Chester and struggles to find a purpose.
Saturday, January 12th, 1957
16: Cover Up
Matt jails the wife abusing Sam Baxter on suspicion of murdering 2 squatters on his land, but after he gets locked up, a 3rd squatter is murdered.
Saturday, January 19th, 1957
17: Sins of the Father
A white man and his Indian wife, passing through Dodge, become targets of violence after it is learned that the wife's father led deadly raids against white settlers.
Saturday, January 26th, 1957
18: Kick Me
A bank robber murders his partner and comes to Dodge with his terrified wife, hoping to keep a low profile, but an Indian he once humiliated won't let him be.
Saturday, February 2nd, 1957
Grief-stricken rancher Morgan Curry proves willing to go to any length necessary to get revenge after cocksure gunman Tom Clegg kills his brother Abe in a needlessly provoked gunfight.
Saturday, February 9th, 1957
20: Gone Straight
When Matt serves a warrant in another town for a wanted man, there are two men answering the possible suspect's description, and they both have gone totally straight.
Saturday, February 16th, 1957
21: Bloody Hands
The shooting of several members of an outlaw gang, though in self defense, triggers an emotional crisis in Matt, haunted by memories of all the men he has killed.
Saturday, February 23rd, 1957
22: Skid Row
When a lady comes to town looking for her betrothed, Matt takes it upon himself to sober up the man, who, in his fiancée's absence, has become the town drunk.
Saturday, March 2nd, 1957
23: Sweet and Sour
Violence and tragedy result when Matt and Chester persuade a reluctant Kitty to hire flirtatious Rena Decker as a Long Branch hostess.
Saturday, March 9th, 1957
Told he has only two months to live, a man determines to avenge the suicide of a young woman by killing the womanizer he blames for her death.
Saturday, March 16th, 1957
A government official from Washington warns Matt that he will relieve him of his duties if he does not start using a firmer hand in Dodge.
Saturday, March 23rd, 1957
26: Last Fling
Miss Kitty is suspected of taking a shot at drunkard John Peavy for harassing her earlier, and shortly thereafter someone fires a shot at her.
Saturday, March 30th, 1957
27: Chester's Murder
When the drunkard Chester is escorting to jail is shot dead, Chester is suspected of the murder.
Saturday, April 6th, 1957
28: The Photographer
Professor Jacoby is a photographer from back East in Dodge, willing to do anything for a picture, even to the point of committing murder.
Saturday, April 13th, 1957
29: Wrong Man
Sam Rickers shot a man dead in the back to try and claim a $1,000 reward, but it turns out that the dead man was never wanted by the law.
Saturday, April 20th, 1957
30: Big Girl Lost
A saloon gal's old beau is in town, and she expects trouble when he finds out where she is working.
Saturday, April 27th, 1957
31: What the Whiskey Drummer Heard
A weird whiskey drummer named Wilbur Hawkins makes a claim to Matt that he overheard a man making a offer to pay 300 dollars to kill him, and shortly thereafter an attempt is made on Matt's life.
Saturday, May 4th, 1957
32: Cheap Labor
A man wants to marry a woman whose brother may be willing to resort to violence to keep her from leaving home.
Saturday, May 11th, 1957
Vint is a crooked card dealer being watched by a gunman hired by a card player to make sure he can not cheat, so he resorts to murder and robbery to recover his losses.
Saturday, May 18th, 1957
34: Who Lives by the Sword
Despicable gunman Joe Delk provokes Lew and Billy Baxter and easily kills the inexperienced young men in gunfights, but Matt's swift and unexpected reaction soon has Delk experiencing nightmares and self-doubt.
Saturday, May 25th, 1957
35: Uncle Oliver
Uncle Oliver arrives in town and believes his simpleton nephew would be a good deputy for Matt, instead of Chester.
Saturday, June 1st, 1957
Kitty's long-lost father, who abandoned her when she was a baby, shows up in Dodge, eager to take her back to New Orleans with him.
Saturday, June 15th, 1957
37: The Man Who Would Be Marshal
Emmett Egan has been approved for the job of marshal by War Department, and Matt agrees to let him have his job, if he follows him around for a week, to see if he can handle it.
Saturday, June 22nd, 1957
38: Liar from Blackhawk
Hank Shinn is a newcomer in town bragging about his reputation as gunman, but Marshal Dillon suspects he is nothing more than a liar.
Saturday, July 6th, 1957
A card dealer, newly married, wants to kill his old friend, Marshal Dillon, when a crooked gambler starts rumors that Dillon is courting the dealer's wife.
Saturday, September 14th, 1957
Gunman Nate Springer arrives in Dodge with the obvious intention of committing murder, but his nervousness and unpredictability make Matt determined to find out who hired him and why he seems so different from his steel-nerved reputation.
Saturday, September 21st, 1957
2: Gun for Chester
Chester claims the new stranger in town is really there to kill him and Matt investigates, but remains skeptical even after Chester is shot in the arm by an unseen person.
Saturday, September 28th, 1957
3: Blood Money
When Harry Speener learns that the man who saved his life is a wanted fugitive, he kills the man for the reward, then finds out that the people of Dodge don't like those who kill for money.
Saturday, October 5th, 1957
4: Kitty's Outlaw
While Kitty dines with Matt on the edge of town, Kitty's old beau robs the bank.
Saturday, October 12th, 1957
5: Potato Road
An addled and desperate prairie family lures Matt and Chester out of town as a preliminary part of their plan for attempting a violent robbery of the Dodge City bank.
Saturday, October 19th, 1957
Young and likable Jesse Pruett teams up with an unlikely "partner" in the person of Bill Stapp, a murderous former Quantrill raider. Stapp has promised to lead Jesse to the man who killed his father so he can avenge his death, but the young man is tragically unaware of Stapp's true intentions
Saturday, October 26th, 1957
7: Mavis McCloud
On her way to Dodge to marry, Mavis McCloud sends a telegram to the Marshal of Dodge City. Chester and Doc want to know "Is she coming here to marry Matt" or is something else going on?
Saturday, November 2nd, 1957
8: Born to Hang
Joe Digger is nearly killed by two men who tried to lynch him. Now he is giving Matt until midnight the next day to bring them to jail, or he will track them down and kill them both.
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
10: Never Pester Chester
Matt sets out with a vengeance to capture two trouble-making Texas cowhands who dragged Chester and left him near death.
Saturday, November 23rd, 1957
Losing his first wife when she disappeared, Jim Cobbett tries marriage again. All seemed fine until she turned up missing too. Did he have something to do with her absence as some think he did with his first?
Saturday, November 30th, 1957
12: How to Kill a Woman
Matt investigates why a gunman is harassing station master Jesse Daggett by killing his passengers in cold blood, when things reach a climax after a female passenger is shot dead.
Saturday, December 7th, 1957
13: Cows and Cribs
An impoverished but hardworking woman's plans to adopt an orphan baby are jeopardized when Matt discovers that her improvident husband is involved in cattle rustling.
Saturday, December 14th, 1957
14: 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
15: Kitty Lost
Kitty takes a buggy ride with a dandified stranger. When he makes a pass, her spirited rejection of it results in her being left alone on the prairie.
Saturday, December 28th, 1957
16: Twelfth Night
A feud begun between two families when they lived in the Ozarks continues with fresh bloodshed, and Matt gets caught in the middle.
Saturday, January 4th, 1958
17: Joe Phy
Matt and Chester travel to the small town of Elkader to arrest would-be killer Kerry Post, but find they must first expose a bogus U.S. Marshal in order to lure him into town.
Saturday, January 11th, 1958
18: Buffalo Man
Doc finds a half-dead man on the side of the road and tells Matt. Matt and Chester ride out to a buffalo hunter's camp but before they get far, the occupants show up not treating them much better than the man the doc found.
Saturday, January 18th, 1958
19: Kitty Caught
Kitty is taken hostage during a bank robbery and killer Jed Gunther warns everyone not to follow them, or he will use Dillon's gun to kill her.
Saturday, January 25th, 1958
Matt and Chester find a man shot in back in his lonely cabin and the immediate suspects are two men who have been trying to force him to sell his land.
Saturday, February 1st, 1958
21: Ma Tennis
A strong-willed, shotgun-wielding matriarch helps her son escape from Matt's custody, but the Marshal is equally determined to see the young man tried and sentenced for killing an unarmed man.
Saturday, February 8th, 1958
22: Sunday Supplement
"There's no law west of Dodge." Two writers in from New York want to see if that's true. When a Pawnee Indian uprising seems to be brewing, they may have found their story.
Saturday, February 15th, 1958
23: Wild West
On the prairie, Matt meets up with a young boy who tells him that some men tied up and abducted his father the night before.
Saturday, February 22nd, 1958
24: The Cabin
To escape a potentially lethal blizzard, Matt seeks shelter in a cabin in which two psychopathic bandits have enslaved and repeatedly molested a young woman after murdering her father.
Saturday, March 1st, 1958
The only man who didn't treat Beulah like dirt is marrying another woman, whose brother doesn't want him in the family. When the groom is shot leaving the church, everyone suspects the new brother-in-law.
Saturday, March 8th, 1958
26: Dooley Surrenders
Addled hide skinner Emmett Dooley believes that he killed a man and demands to be put in jail. Matt is convinced that Dooley was not the culprit and tries to lure the real killer into giving himself away.
Saturday, March 15th, 1958
27: Joke's on Us
A horse thief is headed for a rope. At least that's how his friends see it. They find out too late they may have the wrong man. The joke may be on all of them now as someone is killing them one by one.
Saturday, March 22nd, 1958
There's a new Faro dealer at the Long Branch. When the town drunk, the meekest man in town, tries to attack him, the dealer swears he'll kill him if he ever tries that again. But he also swears he "never seen him before in his life."
Saturday, March 29th, 1958
29: Laughing Gas
When town bully Cloud Marsh experiences public humiliation during a laughing gas show, he and his surly brothers assault proprietor Earle Stafford and attempt to molest his kind-hearted wife.
Saturday, April 5th, 1958
30: Texas Cowboys
A headstrong Texas trail boss is determined to prevent Matt from learning which one of his men was responsible for murdering another by shooting him in the back.
Saturday, April 12th, 1958
31: Amy's Good Deed
Amy Slater gets to Dodge and tells Matt she came to die. He suggests seeing Doc Adams, she says she's not sick but that Matt could help. When asked how, she says "you're going to kill me." Learning the truth, he decides how to handle it.
Saturday, April 19th, 1958
32: Hanging Man
Someone keeps hanging people in Dodge and making it look like suicide.
Saturday, April 26th, 1958
33: Innocent Broad
Lou and Linda met in St. Louis and are engaged to be married. Lou is waiting in Dodge for her but a man he says he never met rides in on the stage too and makes Matt suspicious when Lou says he doesn't know him.
Saturday, May 3rd, 1958
34: The Big Con
Mr Shaneways wants Mr Papp at the bank to loan him $20,000 for a poker bet. Doc gets kidnapped.
Saturday, May 10th, 1958
35: Widow's Mite
Matt is strongly suspicious of the character and the intentions of gentleman gambler Leach Fields, especially when he proposes marriage to a recently-widowed woman who may know the location of $10,000 in stolen money.
Saturday, May 17th, 1958
36: Chester's Hanging
When Jim Cando is thrown in jail by Matt, for a robbery and murder, he orders his partner to get him out by any means, or he will implicate him in the crime too.
Saturday, May 24th, 1958
When an Army payroll is stolen and two soldiers are murdered, the commanding officer of Fort Dodge threatens to put Dodge City under martial law unless Matt can capture the perpetrators within 48 hours.
Saturday, May 31st, 1958
38: Overland Express
After capturing suspected murderer Jim Nation, Matt has to eventually trust the suspect to help out when he and other stagecoach passengers are held at gunpoint by an outlaw.
Saturday, June 7th, 1958
39: The Gentleman
Suave and enigmatic gambler Marcus France falls in love with Long Branch hostess Boni Damon. France is curiously unwilling to marry Boni, though he is willing to risk death to protect her from the unwanted advances of vicious Tiller Evans.
Saturday, September 13th, 1958
1: 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
2: 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
5: 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
7: 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
8: 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
9: 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
10: 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
11: 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
13: 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
14: 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
16: 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
17: 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
18: 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
19: 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
20: 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
22: 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
24: 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
25: The Bear
Rivalry for the affections of a former saloon gal leads to a frame-up for murder.
Saturday, March 7th, 1959
26: 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
27: 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
30: 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
31: 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
32: 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
33: 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
34: 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
35: 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
36: 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
37: 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
38: 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
2: 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
3: 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
4: 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
6: 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
7: 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
9: 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
10: 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
11: 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
12: Miguel's Daughter
A father threatens to kill the two drifters who have been plaguing his daughter.
Saturday, December 5th, 1959
13: Box o' Rocks
A man enlists the aid of a parson to fake his own death.
Saturday, December 12th, 1959
14: False Witness
A man is convicted of murder on doubtful testimony.
Saturday, December 19th, 1959
15: 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
16: 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
17: 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
18: 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
19: 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
20: 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
21: 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
22: 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
23: 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
24: 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
25: 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
26: 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
27: 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
28: 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
29: Colleen So Green
A southern belle charms Chester and many others in Dodge, not including Kitty.
Saturday, April 9th, 1960
30: 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
31: 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
32: 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
33: 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
34: 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
35: 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
36: The Bobsy Twins
Two brothers have decided that it is their mission to rid the West of Indians.
Saturday, May 28th, 1960
37: 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
38: 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
39: 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
1: 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
2: The Blacksmith
Troublemakers trick an immigrant blacksmith into leaving his house on his wedding night, then burn it down.
Saturday, September 24th, 1960
3: 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
4: Say Uncle
Lee Nagel suspects his visiting uncle of murder when his father is killed in their store in an apparent accident.
Saturday, October 8th, 1960
5: Shooting Stopover
While transporting a prisoner with Chester on a stagecoach to Wichita, Matt learns that the stagecoach is also carrying a shipment of gold, and he suspects the coach might be targeted by outlaws.
Saturday, October 15th, 1960
6: 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
7: 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
8: The Worm
Murders follow when a buffalo hunter and his browbeaten partner come to town.
Saturday, November 12th, 1960
9: 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
10: Distant Drummer
A young army drummer named Raffie is terrorized by two bullying mule skinners.
Saturday, November 26th, 1960
11: 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
12: No Chip
The vicious Dolan brothers move in on a tough cattle rancher and his non-violent son.
Saturday, December 10th, 1960
13: The Wake
A man brings his dead friend into Dodge to give him a proper wake.
Saturday, December 17th, 1960
14: 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
15: 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
16: 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
17: Bad Sheriff
A man shoots his partner, flees, and is caught by two men claiming to be lawmen.
Saturday, January 14th, 1961
18: Unloaded Gun
Red and Joe Lime are no-good murderous brothers, and Matt has to track 'em down out on the prairie. Trouble is, Matt comes down with a fever due to missing out on so much sleep in the last couple of weeks. This situation causes some serious problems for all involved when Matt has to return to Dodge because he is too sick to pursue the Lime brothers.
Saturday, January 21st, 1961
19: 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
20: 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
21: 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
22: 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
23: 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
26: 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
27: 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
28: 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
29: 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 City 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
31: 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
32: 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
33: 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
34: 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
35: 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
36: 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
37: 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
38: 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
2: 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
3: 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
4: 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
5: 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
6: 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
7: 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
10: 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
11: 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
12: Nina's Revenge
A homesteader hires a man to make the appearance of a scandal with his wife so that he can blackmail his wife's wealthy father.
Saturday, December 23rd, 1961
13: 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
14: 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
15: The Do-Badder
Prospector Harvey Easter settles in Dodge City after striking it rich in the Colorado Rockies. His heavy handed attempts at philanthropy soon have unintended results.
Saturday, January 13th, 1962
A hired man is sweet on his boss's daughter and disliked by his boss. When the boss is killed, his own daughter claims to have done it, but Matt is suspicious.
Saturday, January 20th, 1962
17: Cody's Code
Cody is a well-liked citizen of Dodge. He's building a house and getting married. When he befriends a stranger, his perfect life is turned upside down.
Saturday, January 27th, 1962
18: Old Dan
Beginning with Doc, who rescues him from a ditch, everyone wants to give amiable drunk Dan a chance, or a job, or both.
Saturday, February 10th, 1962
Chester is getting home-cooked meals from, and giving guitar lessons to, a spirited young woman who hopes thereby to make her estranged sweetheart jealous.
Saturday, February 17th, 1962
20: 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
21: 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
22: The Gallows
While returning suspected killer Pruit Dover to Dodge to stand trial, Matt is shot and badly wounded, and yet Dover stays with him and nurses him back to health.
Saturday, March 10th, 1962
Oren was a rancher who liked his drink, gambling and women, even though he had a pretty wife at home. Matt is forced to kill him and when he breaks the news to her, all she can see is getting revenge for his death, and Matt is her target.
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
25: 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
26: 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
27: 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
28: 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
29: 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
30: The Dreamers
Henry and Jake have struck it rich. Now they want to follow their dream and buy a Mississippi river boat. When Henry spots Miss Kitty, he fancies marrying her but she will have nothing to do with his dream or him.
Saturday, May 5th, 1962
Cale is a bullheaded young drifter who takes a nap in a barn he comes across only to wake up to a shootout between a horse thief and the owner. Cale is shot, wounded, and becomes a suspected accomplice.
Saturday, May 12th, 1962
32: Chester's Indian
On his way to a fishing vacation, Chester stumbles into a human drama when he wounds a fleeing Indian he mistakes for a thief, who has touched the heart of a lonely young white woman.
Saturday, May 19th, 1962
33: The Prisoner
A charmer escapes from federal prison to Dodge and finds himself caught up in the drama among two brothers, the wife of one of them, and their domineering father.
Saturday, May 26th, 1962
34: The Boys
The market for snake oil is on the decline, so a peddler and his sons expand their con game with murder.
Saturday, September 15th, 1962
1: 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
2: 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
3: 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
4: 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
6: Collie's Free
Released after eight bitter years in prison, Collie Patten has difficulty adjusting to the fact that things have inevitably changed with respect to his relationships with his wife, his son, and the citizens of Dodge.
Saturday, October 27th, 1962
7: 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
8: 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
9: 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
10: 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
11: Abe Blocker
Civilization is moving in on the isolation of a rugged pioneer friend of Matt's, and he starts using lethal force against the settlers encroaching on the land he regards as his.
Saturday, December 1st, 1962
12: The Way It Is
While Matt is out of town, putting lawman's business ahead of Kitty yet again, a new man in her life has plenty of time and attention to give--perhaps too much attention.
Saturday, December 8th, 1962
13: 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
14: 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
15: 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
16: 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
17: Louie 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
18: 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
19: 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
20: 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
21: 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
24: 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
25: 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
26: 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
27: 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
28: 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
29: 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
30: 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
31: 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
32: 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
34: 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
35: 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
36: 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
38: 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
1: 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
2: 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
3: 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
5: 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
6: 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
7: Quint's Trail
Quint is hired to escort a family on the first leg of their journey to Oregon. On the way, he learns the reason for their going, a motive that could have repercussions for Quint.
Saturday, November 16th, 1963
8: 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
10: 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
11: 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
12: 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
13: 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
14: 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
15: 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
16: 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
18: 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
19: 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
20: 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
21: 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
22: 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
23: 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
24: Father 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
25: Now That April's There
Festus, returning to Dodge after doing some trapping, sees his girl, April, and they argue over a gift she received. Running off, she hides but her perch gives her a bird's eye view of a murder, one no one believes she witnessed but the killers.
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
27: 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
29: 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
30: 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
31: 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
32: 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
33: 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
35: 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
36: 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
1: Blue Heaven
A runaway kid and a wanted man from East Texas team up to first find the kid's mother and second to shake those who have been chasing the man about a murder in Carver County and robbery he just didn't commit.
Saturday, October 3rd, 1964
2: Crooked Mile
Mr. Degler is determined to break up the romance between his adult daughter and half Indian Quint, so he sends for his cousin Praylie to help out, but Praylie has murder in mind instead.
Saturday, October 10th, 1964
3: Old Man
Having already rescued an old man once, Danny may have to try to save him again when his friend is framed for murder.
Saturday, October 17th, 1964
4: The Violators
A violent killing appears to be the work of Indians, but Matt doubts it. Someone accuses Quint of it and the solution involves secret motives and revenge in Indian country.
Saturday, October 24th, 1964
5: Doctor's Wife
There's trouble for Doc Adams, and perhaps for Dodge, when a new doctor and his wife arrive in town and the wife resorts to spreading a nasty rumor about Doc to get the new practice started.
Saturday, October 31st, 1964
6: Take Her, She's Cheap
When a shiftless farmer offers his daughter to Matt, Matt demurs, but the smitten girl comes after Matt, bringing danger with her.
Saturday, November 7th, 1964
7: Help Me, Kitty
When a young pregnant woman seeks Kitty's aid in escaping from the child's father, the two women take the stagecoach from Dodge and meet with greater danger.
Saturday, November 14th, 1964
8: Hung High
As Matt takes a convicted man to Hays City for hanging, Matt and the prisoner are waylaid, the prisoner lynched, and Matt is framed for the killing, then arrested by a sergeant with a grudge against him.
Saturday, November 21st, 1964
9: Jonah Hutchinson
An old rancher returns home after many years in prison, ready to reclaim what is his by any means necessary, including burning out the squatters on his land.
Saturday, November 28th, 1964
10: Big Man, Big Target
Ellie Merchant, the wife of farmer Joe Merchant, is having a passionate affair with outlaw Pike Beechum. Beechum intends to remove Joe and any other obstacle between him and Ellie.
Saturday, December 5th, 1964
Mistakenly hailed as a hero who downed four robbers, a man rethinks his decision to let folks regard him as a gunfighter when protecting the woman he wants calls for a gunman's skill.
Saturday, December 12th, 1964
Art and Bob both have an eye on a new girl in town. She works at the Long Branch but only has eyes for the most well-liked man in town. On the eve of their marriage, it all comes to a head and the town is out for blood.
Saturday, December 19th, 1964
13: Aunt Thede
Festus's ornery aunt arrives, squats on a piece of land, sets up a still, and comes to the rescue of a pair of star-crossed lovers.
Saturday, December 26th, 1964
Festus takes part in a horse race in which big money is at stake, tempting some to sabotage the race in order to make sure of the outcome.
Saturday, January 2nd, 1965
15: Double Entry
Matt's old friend comes to town, announcing plans to settle down and start a business, but the business he has in mind involves dishonesty and perhaps murder.
Saturday, January 9th, 1965
16: Run, Sheep, Run
The body of a no-good man is found in his burning store on the same night as the sudden disappearance of the nice couple he cheated out of the money for their ranch.
Saturday, January 16th, 1965
17: Deputy Festus
On their way out of town, some cousins of Festus come across a badly injured man whom they assume is dead, so they flee, pursued by Festus, who believes his cousins attacked the man.
Saturday, January 23rd, 1965
18: One Killer on Ice
Anderson, a stylish bounty hunter, rides into Dodge City. He informs Matt that his partner has a wanted criminal at an ice house. The locale is a two-day ride from Dodge; Anderson wants Matt's help to bring the criminal in. The outlaw's brother intends to go gunning for Matt and Anderson. There's also a twist: Matt finds out Anderson didn't tell him the truth about what happened. Both Anderson's partner and the outlaw lie dead at the ice house.
Saturday, January 30th, 1965
19: Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph has come to town suffering from pneumonia. When he and his party are refused lodging at the hotel, a stranger steps in offering his room. Local sentiment is against this and like a boiling over teapot, trouble begins to brew.
Saturday, February 6th, 1965
20: Circus Trick
A circus family comes to town and charms the populace who don't know the family's real stock-in-trade is larceny.
Saturday, February 13th, 1965
21: Song for Dying
The head of the Luken clan blames Martin Kellum for not helping his young bride during a difficult childbirth when the doctor was away. When he runs to Dodge, Matt does his best to keep everyone safe including the local citizens.
Saturday, February 20th, 1965
22: Winner Take All
Matt must try and end a feud brothers are having.
Saturday, February 27th, 1965
23: Eliab's Aim
The goofy nephew of Festus, Eliab Haggen, comes to Dodge with the hopes of shooting off a tiny piece of his ear, because Festus bit off a piece of his dad's ear years ago in a fight.
Saturday, March 6th, 1965
24: Thursday's Child
Kitty welcomes her mentor to town, but her friend is burdened by a secret: she's here to deliver the child of her outlaw son, a man willing to take his own mother hostage.
Saturday, March 13th, 1965
A young attorney newly arrived in Dodge works the law to keep his client out of Matt's clutches, then has ample reason to regret it.
Saturday, March 20th, 1965
26: Bank Baby
Bert Clum uses his clan to get what he wants. They are camped outside of Dodge. When they meet a small wagon train, he hatches a plot to rob the local bank. But he needs to snatch a baby to hide behind first.
Saturday, March 27th, 1965
27: The Lady
A woman and her adult, attractive niece stop in Dodge to earn some money to complete their journey to San Francisco. When an offer of marriage to her aunt threatens to derail those plans, the niece takes action.
Saturday, April 3rd, 1965
28: Dry Road to Nowhere
A temperance agitator wants to shut down Kitty's saloon and end all the drinking in Dodge.
Saturday, April 10th, 1965
29: Twenty Miles from Dodge
On a stagecoach returning to Dodge, Kitty and her traveling companions are waylaid and held for ransom.
Saturday, April 17th, 1965
30: The Pariah
A mousy local man is hailed as a hero when he shoots and kills a man wanted for murder. Then a newspaper reporter interviews him and uncovers facts that cast a very different light on the shooting.
Saturday, April 24th, 1965
31: Gilt Guilt
Drought and crop failure leave Dodge without fruit or vegetables and a farming widow and her son very ill with scurvy.
Saturday, May 1st, 1965
32: Bad Lady from Brookline
Just arriving in Dodge, Molly McConnell looks for her husband. When she finds out he's been killed, and Dillon is responsible, she wonders why he didn't tell her in the first place and sets out to learn how to shoot so she can kill him.
Saturday, May 8th, 1965
33: Two Tall Men
Doc, carrying money on an errand for Matt, is found near death. In Matt's absence, the townsfolk figure there's no need to wait for official justice to deal with those deemed responsible.
Saturday, May 15th, 1965
34: Honey Pot
A man comes to town and tells Sam he's going to shoot Matt. It's soon understood he is an old friend. Involved in shooting and killing a man, their friendship is stretched as he claims self defense even though he was the only one armed.
Saturday, May 22nd, 1965
35: The New Society
Matt is ordered to Ridge Town to reopen the case of an army major who was murdered 12 years before, when a dying outlaw he shot swears he did not commit the crime, and it appears the whole town is hiding something.
Saturday, May 29th, 1965
36: He Who Steals
A buffalo hunter who doesn't hold with ranching is acquitted of shooting the man who tries to stop him from stealing a calf, but he isn't finished with stealing to get his way.
Saturday, September 18th, 1965
1: Seven Hours to Dawn
Matt has to get Dodge City back from outlaws.
Saturday, September 25th, 1965
2: The Storm
A man is convicted of robbing and murdering his partner, but the sons of Matt's old friend are responsible. Matt must arrest the remaining son after the other's dying declaration and make it to Hays City in time to stop the hanging.
Saturday, October 2nd, 1965
3: Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood
Thad, son of and deputy to an Oklahoma sheriff, arrives in Dodge pursuing vandals on his father's warrant, not realizing the Oklahoma warrant isn't executable in Dodge.
Saturday, October 9th, 1965
4: Ten Little Indians
Someone has placed a fabulous price on Matt's head, and there are many competing to earn it.
Saturday, October 16th, 1965
5: Taps for Old Jeb
After a successful search for gold, two prospectors hire a man, who shows up at their campfire, as a bodyguard.
Saturday, October 23rd, 1965
A young Pawnee arrives in Dodge to seek his own revenge on a murderer, not trusting in the white man's justice.
Saturday, October 30th, 1965
7: The Bounty Hunter
Lured out of retirement with the promise of land, a bounty hunter is aimed by his boss at the man who killed his son. He just doesn't tell him the reward and charges had been dropped.
Saturday, November 6th, 1965
8: The Reward
A man who persuaded the good folks of Dodge to invest their money in a mine is out of prison and back to prove that there really is gold in the mine.
Saturday, November 13th, 1965
While Matt's out of town, his friends play along with a drifter's innocent impersonation of the marshal, but a man comes to town determined to get revenge on the marshal, and he's not playing.
Saturday, November 20th, 1965
10: The Pretender
An elder brother took the blame for the younger as both were sent away for cattle rustling. When they return home, the younger is not done with doing wrong, nor with asking his brother to cover his tracks.
Saturday, November 27th, 1965
11: South Wind
A twelve-year-old boy recovers in Doc's office and then goes with a gun after the man who robbed and killed his father.
Saturday, December 4th, 1965
12: The Hostage
Twenty-two men escape from a territorial prison. The remaining 4 kidnap Matt hoping to get safe passage into Mexico. One of them has another agenda which he reveals to Matt as they get closer to the border.
Saturday, December 11th, 1965
13: Outlaw's Woman
After a risky train robbery and with two posses on their trail, four men hurriedly ride to some fresh horses. Dillon wounds one of the gang carrying the stolen money and it turns out to be a young woman.
Saturday, December 18th, 1965
14: The Avengers
A retired judge and his sons abduct Kitty, Festus, and Doc after Festus shoots his other son in order to defend Kitty. The judge "tries" Kitty and Festus for murder, pressing Doc into service as their defense attorney.
Saturday, December 25th, 1965
15: Gold Mine
When Matt is too busy to escort Kitty to a gold mine she inherited, she travels there alone and meets with claim jumpers and other difficulties.
Saturday, January 8th, 1966
16: Death Watch
Two Bounty hunters bring in a wounded Mexican bandit worth $30,000 and find out the Mexican government might not pay for a man who dies a natural death, so they get the idea of shooting him dead.
Saturday, January 15th, 1966
17: Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs
Festus's nephew arrives, seeking a bride who can read and write. He soon finds one, but runs into difficulties earning the money he needs for her dowry.
Saturday, January 22nd, 1966
18: The Raid (1)
A band of robbers have hit numerous banks with uncanny precision, planning and ease. They have their sights on Dodge now but they must remove a big obstacle before they can proceed - Marshal Dillon.
Saturday, January 29th, 1966
19: The Raid (2)
When one of the gang is hurt after robbing Dodge, the Doc is taken to patch him up. The posse was preparing to go after them but a new problem has been set they must take care of before they can recover their friend.
Saturday, February 5th, 1966
20: Killer at Large
In Matt's absence, Festus is accused of drawing first on a drunken man. Though innocent, Festus leaves town to avoid Matt having to arrest him, and takes refuge across the border with a widow and her son.
Saturday, February 12th, 1966
21: My Father's Guitar
A talented guitarist impresses all who hear him on an instrument that is more precious to him than a man's life.
Saturday, February 19th, 1966
Festus has a habit of using the wishbone from a dead chicken for making wishes on. When he comes across Doc Adams, alone and snakebit, he uses that wish to help him, if it can. Meanwhile, Matt searches for three outlaws who held up a stage, killing the driver and guard.
Saturday, February 26th, 1966
An outlaw gang shoots it out fleeing Dodge City. When one of them is injured real bad, he hides out in the church where the reverend is fearful but not for himself.
Saturday, March 5th, 1966
24: Honor Before Justice
The Osage Council has found Two Bears guilty of murder. His daughter rides into Dodge seeking Matt's help but he's out of town chasing horse thieves so Thad tries to help. He finds out that he and Matt are really riding the same trail.
Saturday, March 12th, 1966
25: The Brothers
Billy has always looked up to his brother Ed. During a robbery gone wrong, he is arrested. Matt begins to open Billy's naive eyes when his brother tries to free him from jail.
Saturday, March 19th, 1966
26: Which Doctor
While on a fishing trip with Festus, Doc is abducted and forced to operate on a sick child, then ordered to be a bridegroom in a true shotgun wedding.
Saturday, March 26th, 1966
Some homesteaders have chosen a piece of land that is free to use per the government but Ben Payson has other ideas. When his daughter starts to care about the homesteaders' son, Ben decides to force them off the property regardless the cost.
Saturday, April 9th, 1966
The new newspaper in town seems to be in the business of fomenting trouble, starting with its employment as a reporter of the illiterate Festus.
Saturday, April 16th, 1966
29: Treasure of John Walking Fox
When old Jacob is shot dead in self defense, his loyal Indian partner, John Walking Fox, starts paying for things with $50 gold pieces, and he becomes the talk of the town, and a target for would be robbers.
Saturday, April 23rd, 1966
30: My Father, My Son
Fast gunman Jim Barrett kills a man in self defense. Now the man's father and brothers are gunning for him, in addition to a young man who wants Barrett dead for a different reason.
Saturday, April 30th, 1966
31: Parson Comes to Town
A mysterious man rides into town and says he is after one of two men responsible for killing his brother. When he starts crowding a stranger in town, Matt must decide how to make sure he doesn't take the law into his own hands.
Saturday, May 7th, 1966
32: Prime of Life
Kyle Stoner is fast with a gun and likes to prove it. When he mixes with the wrong crowd and goes up against Matt, his father gets involved and he is a friend as well as an ex-lawman.
Saturday, September 17th, 1966
1: Snap Decision
Matt quits his job as Marshal when he shoots Ray Gilcher, a prisoner and wartime buddy, dead in apparent self defense and it turns out Glicher was actually trying to save Matt's life.
Saturday, September 24th, 1966
2: The Goldtakers
A group of outlaws murder soldiers of a gold transport, put on their uniforms, then commandeer the blacksmith's shop in Dodge to extract the gold from its alloy.
Saturday, October 1st, 1966
3: The Jailer
Etta Stone is a very bitter, older, woman who has Kitty and Matt captured, and thrown into a homemade jail, and now she plans on hanging Matt for the execution of her husband 6 years before.
Saturday, October 8th, 1966
4: The Mission
Matt is in Mexico to pick up a wanted criminal. When bandits steal his credentials, they spring the criminal with the idea of forming a gang of violence.
Saturday, October 15th, 1966
5: The Good People
A bounty hunter is falsely charged with murder, when he lies about killing a lynched man he thought was wanted by the law.
Saturday, October 22nd, 1966
6: Gunfighter, R.I.P.
A gunslinger hired to kill Matt, backs down from his obligation when he gets badly wounded and falls in love with a beautiful Asian woman who is caring for him, and his employers won't stand for it.
Saturday, October 29th, 1966
7: The Wrong Man
Hootie Kyle felt cheated in a card game by Tenner Jackson. Later, he punches Jackson and takes his thirty dollars back. The next Hootie returns the money to the Marshal only to be told that Jackson had been murdered.
Saturday, November 12th, 1966
8: The Whispering Tree
After a robbery, Virgil Stanley buries the money before being captured. It has been eight years and Virgil is being released. He has plans to use the money but has to deal with others with the same idea.
Saturday, November 19th, 1966
9: The Well
Dodge becomes restless when a severe drought dries up all the wells except for one. Now it becomes a fight to keep living, placing Marshal Dillon in the middle.
Saturday, November 26th, 1966
10: Stage Stop
A station master sets up stagecoaches to be robbed by a gang, and also routinely beats up his beautiful wife.
Saturday, December 3rd, 1966
11: The Newcomers
Petter Karlgren, a Swedish immigrant, and his father arrive in the untamed west to settle in Dodge. When Petter is baited into a fight, they will find that the west is more untamed and unforgiving than they ever thought.
Saturday, December 10th, 1966
12: Quaker Girl
When a dying deputy swears in Thad to capture killer Fred Bateman, Thad ends up in a Quaker town, in which the people can not tell which one is the wanted man.
Saturday, December 17th, 1966
13: The Moonstone
Chad Timpson is taking care of his mentally challenged brother, Orv. But when a rider comes into Dodge we learn that Chad has a checkered past. A past that may break up the two brothers.
Saturday, December 24th, 1966
14: Champion of the World
Bull Bannock, ex world heavyweight champion, tries to make a place for himself in Dodge City.
Saturday, December 31st, 1966
15: The Hanging
Dodge City is the site where notorious outlaw, Billy Boles, is set to hang. However, the town is occupied by people determined for their own kind of justice.
Saturday, January 7th, 1967
16: Saturday Night
A cattle-drive, led by Virgil Powell, helps a sick Matt Dillon get his prisoner to Dodge. But the prisoner has made a deal with a cowboy on the drive to avoid a certain hanging.
Saturday, January 14th, 1967
17: Mad Dog
On the way to help his cousin, Festus is mistaken for a hired gunman. The slow-witted Watson Boys will try to make a name for themselves in this humorous offering.
Saturday, January 21st, 1967
After a young gunslinger wounds Matt, he comes to Dodge to finish him off and to rob the bank. He gets distracted after going to the saloon, where he meets and falls in love with one of Kitty's girls.
Saturday, January 28th, 1967
19: Mail Drop
A young boy comes to Dodge looking for his father. What he finds is that his father is a wanted outlaw on the run.
Saturday, February 4th, 1967
20: Old Friend
A Marshal from Arizona has tracked down the men responsible for pillaging his town to an area outside Dodge. He is bound to seek revenge on the outlaws at any cost.
Saturday, February 11th, 1967
Matt Dillon tries to bring a man to justice but is hindered by a rancher who wants to kill the prisoner for his own reasons.
Saturday, February 18th, 1967
22: The Returning
Luke Todd's family is hurting due to severe drought. Luke calls his old gang and they decide to rob the freight office in Dodge. When things go wrong, Luke leaves the stolen money for his wife to find. This action only leads to problems.
Saturday, February 25th, 1967
23: The Lure
Kitty gets caught up in a scheme where lawmen will try to arrest known criminal Dal Neely by using his daughter as bait. But everyone gets more than they bargained for in this story.
Saturday, March 4th, 1967
24: Noose of Gold
An attorney general uses Matt's friendship with an outlaw for political gain.
Saturday, March 11th, 1967
25: The Favor
With a man being released from prison that has made threats toward Marshal Dillon, Kitty is torn between a man that saved her life and her duty as a citizen of Dodge City.
Saturday, March 18th, 1967
26: Mistaken Identity
A drifter tries to settle in Dodge after switching identities with a man he found who had been bit by a rattlesnake, but his plans are complicated when that man is brought into town still unconscious.
Saturday, March 25th, 1967
27: Ladies from St. Louis
When a bank robber saves five nuns, the nuns look to a higher power to convince the man to turn himself in to the authorities.
Saturday, April 8th, 1967
28: Nitro! (1) (Tiger by the Tail)
A gang hires a jobless man to extract nitroglycerin from dynamite, so they can much more effectively blow open safes.
Saturday, April 15th, 1967
29: Nitro! (2) (Tiger by the Tail)
The man extracting nitroglycerin from dynamite for the gang, begins to lose his nerve in the extremely dangerous process.
Monday, September 11th, 1967
1: 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
2: Cattle Barons
Feuding cattle barons are headed to Dodge City from opposite directions for a showdown.
Monday, September 25th, 1967
3: 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
4: Vengeance! (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
5: Vengeance! (2)
Matt goes after Bob Johnson who is planning to kill Parker to avenge the death of his friends.
Monday, October 16th, 1967
6: 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
7: 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
8: Major Glory
Two deserting soldiers stab their hated Sergeant and frame Festus.
Monday, November 6th, 1967
9: The Pillagers
Kitty and fellow traveling passenger Newly O'Brien are captured by Mexican outlaw Manez and his gang.
Monday, November 13th, 1967
10: 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
11: 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
12: Death Train
A group of wealthy passengers on a private railroad car are quarantined in Dodge.
Monday, December 4th, 1967
13: 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.
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
15: 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
16: 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
17: 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
18: Nowhere to Run
A teenage burglar involved in a murder is shot and left to die by his partners.
Monday, January 22nd, 1968
19: Blood Money
The father of a young gunfighter tries to end his son's career by wounding his gun hand.
Monday, January 29th, 1968
20: 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
21: The Gunrunners
A buffalo hunter tracks the five men responsible for injuring his Indian son.
Monday, February 12th, 1968
22: The Jackals
Matt tracks the four men responsible for the murder of his friend, a lawman who was shot at his retirement party.
Monday, February 19th, 1968
23: 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
24: 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
25: A Noose for Dobie Price
Matt and former outlaw Elihu Gorman go after Dobie Price who has just broken jail.
Saturday, January 6th, 1968
15: 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, September 23rd, 1968
1: 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
2: 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
Matt pursues the Rawlins gang into Mexico to the village of Zavala. Here he meets Paco and his widowed mother. Paco's father had been killed when he stood up to outlaws intimidating the people of Zavala. In his whole life, the only strong willed people Paco had ever seen were outlaws. He first thinks of Matt as such a person, until Matt tells him that he's not there to kill the Rawlins' but to arrest them. "But only outlaws ever come to Zavala." Paco is fascinated with the fact that Matt is a US Marshal.
Monday, October 14th, 1968
4: 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
7: 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
10: 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
13: Johnny Cross
Newly intervenes when two bounty hunters try to kill a desperado who claims he's innocent.
Monday, December 30th, 1968
14: The Money Store
When he is refused a loan by the bank, Ray Jarvis' children find a way to steal the money.
Monday, January 13th, 1969
16: 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
18: Gold Town
Merry Florene is back, along with her remaining half-brother Elbert Moses and cousin Smiley. Merry pesters Newly while the boys scam Dodge City with a salted gold mine.
Monday, February 3rd, 1969
19: 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
21: 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
22: 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
23: 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
24: 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
25: 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
26: 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
1: 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
6: 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
7: 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
8: 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
9: 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
10: 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
11: 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
13: 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
14: 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
15: 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
16: 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
17: 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
18: Doctor Herman Schultz, M.D.
Doc Adams's old friend is thought to be a thief.
Monday, February 2nd, 1970
19: 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 the victim of a con game.
Monday, March 2nd, 1970
Matt is away, and Morgan sees his chance to take over. He breaks into the Long Branch, and Kitty is forced to take action.
Monday, March 9th, 1970
24: 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
26: The Cage
When a gang tries to kill one of their captured members, the member turns around and teams up with Matt to bring the rest of the members to justice.
Monday, September 14th, 1970
After a friend of Matt's dies he goes to New Mexico to find the killer.
Monday, September 21st, 1970
2: The Noose
Kitty is held hostage so Matt will rescue her in ghost town.
Monday, September 28th, 1970
Adam Bramley, an immature selfish young man, has escaped from prison. Lewis Stark is a bounty hunter who catches him, then blackmails him for money with Bramley's father, John, a rancher with a serious heart condition. Adam's strong-willed sister Glory, has the ranch hands beat up Stark, while John pays him off to leave. Adam finally has an epiphany just as his father is dying of a heart attack.
Monday, October 5th, 1970
4: Sam McTavish, M.D.
Doc Adams feels that Sam McTavish (who is a woman Doctor) may replace him.
Monday, October 12th, 1970
5: 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
6: Snow Train (1)
Matt is trapped with passengers on a train.
Monday, October 26th, 1970
7: Snow Train (2)
Monday, November 2nd, 1970
A wounded outlaw comes to Dodge City to find his daughter before his death.
Monday, November 9th, 1970
9: The Gun
After a young man kills a gunfighter he becomes the victim of publicity.
Monday, November 16th, 1970
10: 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
11: 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
13: The Noonday Devil
Pursued by Marshal Matt Dillon, a Mexican bandit seeks sanctuary with his twin brother, a priest.
Monday, December 14th, 1970
14: Sergeant Holly
An Army sergeant is accused of desertion and the theft of an Army payroll.
Monday, December 28th, 1970
A judge interferes when Newly allows an outlaw to make arrangements for his 10 year old daughter, and to surrender afterwards.
Monday, January 4th, 1971
16: Captain Sligo
A Captain of the sea wants to live Dodge City.
Monday, January 11th, 1971
Festus is severely dehydrated and seeing blurred images, when he kills a man in a ghost town, and it's not a clear case of self defense.
Monday, January 25th, 1971
18: The Tycoon
Festus tries to go into the freight business and it nearly results in matrimony.
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 thinks 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
23: Pike (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
24: Pike (2)
Dirty Sally becomes smitten with the outlaw Pike as he continues to heal up and the gang begins tracking Pike down.The friendship between the two grows as Pike is faced with leaving or standing his ground with the gang.
Monday, September 13th, 1971
1: 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
3: Waste (1)
Matt helps a young boy find his mom while finding an outlaw.
Monday, October 4th, 1971
4: Waste (2)
Monday, October 11th, 1971
5: 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
6: 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
10: 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
12: The Bullet (1)
Doc lacks the faith to operate on Matt's bullet wound, so he transports him to a specialist by train, which is taken over by bandits for its gold shipment.
Monday, December 6th, 1971
13: The Bullet (2)
The robbers delay Doc's and Matt's journey to Denver while they offload the army gold from the train to a wagon.
Monday, December 13th, 1971
14: The Bullet (3)
Festus and Newly try to delay the robbers from leaving with the gold to give the conductor time to get the train moving towards Denver again.
Monday, December 27th, 1971
15: P.S. Murry Christmas
Handyman Titus Spangler rescues seven orphans from an overly stern headmistress, Emma Grundy, and winds up in Dodge City at Christmas time.
Monday, January 3rd, 1972
16: 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
19: 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
20: 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
When wealthy Wil Donvan's daughter and cowboy Yankton fall in love with each other, the young woman's classy European born mother wants to put a stop to the romance.
Monday, February 21st, 1972
22: Blind Man's Bluff
Phoebe nurses a wounded man with amnesia back to health. But with his memory returning it could lead to even more danger for the confused man and heartache for the lonely Phoebe.
Monday, March 6th, 1972
23: Alias Festus Haggen
A case of mistaken identity is no laughing matter for Festus when a U.S. marshal arrests the good-natured deputy as bloodthirsty murderer Frank Eaton. While Festus stands trial, Matt investigates to clear his friend's name.
Monday, March 13th, 1972
24: The Wedding
Walt Clayton is bound to protect his daughter from marrying a young local boy. But his protection may lead to Walt losing the most precious thing in his life.
Monday, September 11th, 1972
1: 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
2: The River (2)
Monday, September 25th, 1972
A faith-healer comes to Dodge. Doc is skeptical.
Monday, October 2nd, 1972
4: The Judgement
A guy comes to Dodge for revenge on a guy who might just deserve it.
Monday, October 9th, 1972
5: 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
Matt runs into an old flame named Sarah that now runs a one-woman saloon for bandits out in the desert. Matt will have to pass as a villain in order to save Sarah's reputation as a trusted confidante.
Monday, October 23rd, 1972
7: The Fugitives
When Danny Stalcup, a young member of a gang on the run, is mortally wounded in a fall, Doc Adams is kidnapped, along with Festus, and forced to help.
Monday, October 30th, 1972
8: Eleven Dollars
Festus heads to Abilene to bring a woman $11 left over from the sale of her things after her father's death, and finds time to teach two little boys a lesson along the way.
Monday, November 6th, 1972
When a family man lawfully kills a murderous outlaw by shooting him in the back, some people in town start to physically abuse him.
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
11: The Sodbusters
Farm owner Clarabelle Callahan has absolute rights to the water supply in her area. Rather than negotiate with Clarabelle, rancher Lamoor Underwood turns to hatred and violence by bringing in a gunslinger, Dick Shaw. Unknown to either side, farm hand Pete Brown is the noted gunfighter John Jobson and represents a deadly equalizer for Clarabelle.
Monday, November 27th, 1972
12: The Brothers
Killer Jay Wrecken is shot dead by Kitty and another man, at the same time, and now the dead man's brother is methodically murdering everyone connected to the incident.
Monday, December 11th, 1972
Outlaw gang leader Jude Bonner seeks to force Matt to try and keep his condemned brother from hanging by kidnapping Kitty, brutally abusing and threatening to kill her.
Monday, December 18th, 1972
A man neglects his family in favor of raising his prize possession: a race horse
Monday, January 1st, 1973
15: 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
Just before he's to be hung, stage robber Shadler busts out of jail, by slugging his last rites priest and donning the robes as a disguise. While burglarizing an uninhabited farm, the escapee helps Deputy U.S. Marshal Newly elude hostile lawmen quarantining a nearby outpost struck by a mysterious plague. Newly believes his pursuers are actually a ring of vultures waiting to loot the dying settlement. When Newly heads back to the besieged town, the fake padre insists on riding with him to minister to the dying citizens.
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
19: 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
20: 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
24: 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
1: Women for Sale (1)
Matt becomes involved in investigating the disappearance of female settlers and travelers in the region. He links it to a band of renegade Native Americans, who plan to sell the women as sex slaves to a band of ruthless white mercenaries.
Monday, September 17th, 1973
2: Women for Sale (2)
Matt helps two of the captives (a one-time saloon girl named Stella and a young girl named Marcy) escape their bloodthirsty Indian captor. After Matt and Stella bring the shaken Marcy out of her shell - she had earlier witnessed her mother's murder at the hands of her would-be rapist - the three team together to stop the ringleader of the white slave trade to justice before he can escape to Mexico.
Monday, September 24th, 1973
3: 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
4: 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
5: 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
6: 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
7: 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
8: A Game of Death ... An Act of Love (1)
A lawyer passing through Dodge is reluctant to defend two renegade Indians suspected of murdering a powerful rancher's wife.
Monday, November 12th, 1973
9: A Game of Death ... An Act of Love (2)
The lawyer defends the 2 renegades accused of murder, and the victim's husband is determined to see they are lynched if they are acquitted.
Monday, November 19th, 1973
10: 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
11: The Hanging of Newly O'Brien
When Newly performs emergency surgery on a patient in the back country and he dies, the ignorant families think it's murder and want to hang him.
Monday, December 3rd, 1973
12: Susan Was Evil
When a woman and Dillon's wounded prisoner fall in love, her selfish niece makes plans to turn him over to bounty hunters.
Monday, December 17th, 1973
13: The Deadly Innocent
When a mentally challenged young man comes to Dodge, Festus takes the man under his arm. But it will not be long until Festus knows the young man needs more help than he can give.
Monday, December 24th, 1973
14: The Child Between
A wanted man goes into Dodge to get help for his sick baby and his Indian wife. With Doc unavailable, Newly offers to help but will be torn between healing and his duty as a lawman.
Monday, January 14th, 1974
15: A Family of Killers
Matt and a fellow lawman go after a vicious family of robbers and killers.
Monday, January 21st, 1974
16: 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
17: The Town Tamers
Marshal Dillon teams up with old friend Marshal Luke Rumbaugh to tame the town of Hilt.
Monday, February 11th, 1974
18: The Foundling
When the parents of a daughter who was raped refuse to accept the girl's baby, Marshal Dillon must find a home for the child.
Monday, February 18th, 1974
19: 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
20: The Schoolmarm
After being raped, Dodge City school teacher Sarah Merkle struggles with the implications of being an unwed mother.
Friday, March 1st, 1974
21: 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
22: Cowtown Hustler
A broke young man seeks his fortune with an old drifter, a formerly legendary champion billiards player.
Monday, March 18th, 1974
23: To Ride a Yeller Horse
The schemes of a mother trying to control the lives of her son and daughter lead to tragic results.
Monday, April 1st, 1974
24: The Disciple
Matt's life is changed when his gun arm is seriously wounded.
Monday, September 9th, 1974
1: 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
2: Town in Chains
A group of bandits attempt to rob a town while masquerading as soldiers.
Monday, September 23rd, 1974
3: The Guns of Cibola Blanca (1)
Doc and fellow stage passenger, Lyla are captured by renegade comancheros.
Monday, September 30th, 1974
4: The Guns of Cibola Blanca (2)
Matt, Festus and Newly attempt to rescue Doc and Lyla from Shindrow's camp.
Monday, October 7th, 1974
5: Thirty a Month and Found
Three cattle drivers find competition with railroads is forcing them out of business, and 2 of them mistakenly turn to crime for a temporary fix.
Monday, October 14th, 1974
6: The Wiving
Jed Hockett, a farmer, orders his three boys to go to town and return with prospective brides.
Monday, October 21st, 1974
7: The Iron Men
Matt and former lawman now turned alcoholic, Chauncey Demon go up against land baron Carl Ryker.
Monday, November 4th, 1974
8: 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
9: The Tarnished Badge
Matt's friend, Sheriff Harker runs his town ruthlessly, punishing anyone disobeying him.
Monday, November 18th, 1974
10: 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
11: 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
12: 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
13: The Colonel
A drunkard ex colonel overhears plans of robbery and murder while spending a night in jail, but isn't sure if it was a dream.
Monday, January 6th, 1975
14: 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
15: The Hiders
When a young teenager from a group of squatters decides he can do better than stealing, he changes his ways. But the leader of the squatters will try to manipulate the young man with the people that has treated him the best.
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
17: 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
18: The Angry Land
After Matt finds a young girl on the prairie whose parents have been killed, he takes her to her only relative, an aunt that has troubles of her own and wants no part of her niece's life.
Monday, February 10th, 1975
19: 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
20: 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
21: I Have Promises to Keep
An aging pastor is determined to erect a church for the Indians on the reservation but is met with bigotry from the citizens of a nearby town.
Monday, March 10th, 1975
22: 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
24: The Sharecroppers
A comedy of errors puts Festus behind a plow, farming for a family of shiftless sharecroppers.