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- Hung High S10E8 rated 8.6
- The Cage S15E26 rated 8.5
- Chicken S10E11 rated 8.3
- Eleven Dollars S18E8 rated 8.3
- The Foundling S19E18 rated 8.3
- A Game of Death...An Act of Love (2) S19E9 rated 8.3
- The Fugitives S18E7 rated 8.2
- Gentry's Law S16E5 rated 8.2
- The Judas Gun S15E17 rated 8.2
- No Tomorrow S17E16 rated 8.2
- Vengeance (1) S13E4 rated 6.6
- The Search S8E1 rated 6.7
- The Cast S4E13 rated 6.7
- The Deserter S5E38 rated 6.7
- The Wreckers S13E1 rated 6.7
- The Goldtakers S12E2 rated 6.8
- O'Quillian S14E6 rated 6.8
- The Gun S16E9 rated 6.8
- Call Me Dodie S8E2 rated 6.8
- Jubilee S18E14 rated 6.8
The first episode of Gunsmoke aired on September 10, 1955.
The last episode of Gunsmoke aired on March 31, 1975.
There are 635 episodes of Gunsmoke.
There are 20 seasons of Gunsmoke.
Gunsmoke has ended.
Best Episodes of Gunsmoke
14th Nov 1964
Matt had to arrest Cavalry Sgt. Wilks for being drunk and disorderly. The following morning Matt had to,literally, throw him out of his office after Wilks tried to assault him. Matt's mentor, Jim Downey, arrives in Dodge after retiring. Tony Serpa hates lawmen and shoots Downey in the back for fun while in a drunken stupor. Matt arrests Serpa; he's tried, convicted, and sentenced to hang. While taking Serpa to Hayes City for hanging, Serpa's three partners-in-crime show up. Joe Costa, the leader, decides to hang Serpa (for getting caught) and frame Matt for it. Sgt. Wilks arrives on the scene and arrests Matt for murder. Matt escapes and makes it to a nearby town to find the sheriff has gone fishing. Here he meets George, who informs Matt that Costa and his friends are in town. Matt asks George to bring a couple friends to help him flush out Costa and his men. In the meantime, Sgt. Wilks and his squad show up in town. Sgt. Wilks gives his men orders to shoot Matt on sight. Matt, Ge
23rd Mar 1970
After an outlaw becomes a victim of his own gang he tries to Matt bring in the gang that made him a victim.
5th Dec 1964
Dan Collins is reputed to have shot four outlaws at Hackaberry Creek. Dan meets Lucy Benton and her crippled brother Carl. Lucy tells Dan not to come to her place. A cowboy coming out the Lady Gay bumps into Dan. He's ready for a showdown till he's told who Dan is. Wes Morgan offers Dan a job, killing if necessary. He offers him a hundred a month. Dan says he'll haave to think on it. Dan goes to Lucy's farm. She says I told you not to come out here. Carl says she just wants to be left alone. Lucy and Carl say Morgan is trying to run them off. Lucy asks Carl please let me tell him. Carl says no! Morgan interviews Hal Davis and hires him at $50 a month. Lucy talks to Dan in town, tells him to leave her alone. Lucy tells Doc Carl won't let me tell the truth. Doc's the only one that knows the whole truth. Dan's thinking of telling Lucy he's no hero. Davis and his partner are ready to shoot up Lucy's. Dan rides up to them. He says he's Dan Collins and the Bentons are hi
30th Oct 1972
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.
11th Feb 1974
After being forced to shoot a man who is breaking up the Long Branch, Matt goes off to be alone only to find a young girl and a newborn in a cave. Neither she nor her parents want the child, and they send it with Matt. Matt finds the only logical choice, Miss Kitty, to deposit the baby with till something can be done with it. Matt decides to give it to the widow of the man he just killed but doesn't realize that Kitty is willing to sell the Long Branch to keep the baby for herself.
A Game of Death...An Act of Love (2)
12th Nov 1973
Mr. Wolfe has taken the case and said it was sham, Matt offers to protect the lawyer. Cora feels lied to because she didn't know Mr. Wolfe was an indian. Cicero wolfe continues his after defense lawyer objects to the facts proving nothing. Cora feels that the case could hurt her dad no matter how the case ends. Cora feels her dad drove his wife to her death.Mr. Wolfe rests his case. Bear realizes that what Cora said was right and still loves her. Mr. Wolfe asks for a friend and says he always loved her.
23rd Oct 1972
Doc Adams comes into The Long Branch just in time to stop Festus from telling one of his long stories, Doc tells of how his day began and then rest before a baby has to be delivered. Now Doc and Festus have to treat the outlaws younger brother. Festus goes to get Matt as Doc is now left alone to treat the victim. The outlaws are ready for their brother to ride Doc warns that if moved the brother could die. Matt gets there in time to find that Doc is fine, but Festus is bleeding bad. The outlaws brother is dead. Doc tries to get the bullet out of Festus who is weak. One of the Stalcup outlaws comes back to get his brother Danny. Festus turns out fine only to drive Doc crazy!
12th Oct 1970
A Baron may give Matt trouble because he won't let Matt put his sons in jail because of a crime they committed.
The Judas Gun
19th Jan 1970
The feund between Noah Haimes and Clete Bloden gets very bad as romance begins between Haime's son & Bloden's daughter.
3rd Jan 1972
Ben Justin must try and clear his name of false charges.
The Town Tamers
28th Jan 1974
Matt and Luke come to restore order to a town and hide their badge as walk in a bar. They find out that it will be hard work. Luke runs into a woman that he once loved Caleb wants Luke as his dad. Luke is told to go after the woman he loves and take her back. Luke wonders if being a Marshal is a good idea, he marries Caleb's mom and is told men are coming to the cafÃ© to keep the town from dying. Matt returns with Festus and Newly to help out. Luke is leaving his job as Marshal.
2nd Feb 1957
A young gunfighter, Tom Clegg, forces farmer Abe Curry into a duel and kills him. Matt can't arrest Clegg since Abe drew first. However, Abe's brother Morgan plots revenge. Morgan, who is unarmed, follows Clegg constantly. Clegg soon grows tired of it and attempts to take care of his ""problem.""
Trail of Bloodshed
1st Mar 1974
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.
22nd Jan 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.
28th Dec 1970
A strict judge interferes when Newly allows an outlaw to make arrangements for his 10-year-old daughter, and to surrender afterwards.
14th Dec 1970
Sgt Holly has stolen an army payroll and is framed for it.
I Call Him Wonder
23rd Mar 1963
Jud Sorrell has left a trail drive and has won big at poker. The losers, Docker, Holt and Keogh, beat him up and take the money. While Jud sleeps a ten year old indian boy tries to steal some bread. The boy's village has been burnesd. He keeps repeating on word wonda. Jud calls him Wonder. Chester brings land office papers to Enoch Miller. Enoch says send anyone looking for work his way. Jud tells Enoch he's looking for a job. Enoch tells him to get rid of the indian and then come back. Delmonico's won't serve Wonder in the restaurant, but tell Jud to go to the kitchen door. The cook purposely drops Wonder's food. Jud whoops him. Matt arrests Jud, Wonder goes with him. Matt takes Wonder out to Fort Dodge to the indian scouts. Wonder is Arapaho. Matt leaves with Charlie the scout. Wonda means help. The cook doesn't press charges. Wonder is waiting on Matt's doorstep. Jud doesn't have the money to get his horse from Moss. Jud sells his watch to Kitty. Judge plays po
16th Nov 1963
Joe Stark takes a pet chicken from an old man. Billy Hargis rides up as Sally, the chicken, cooks. Joe likes Billy's horse. That night Stark is fixin' to steal the horse. Hargis whups Joe. Stark goes to see Doc. He pulls four teeth. Bob Smith slugs Barclay Mims, for looking like he wanted a handout. Billy steps in a rescues Mims. At the Long Branch a cowboy is bothering Cara Miles, Billy steps in. Slate tells Billy ""I'm going to get you"". Billy and Cara are getting married. Slate is spreading the word around town that Billy killed the gunfighter, Bo Carter. Dan Slate wants to go up against Billy. Billy has promised Cara not to wear a gun. Mims gets thrown out of Delmonico's for trying to steal a dinner. Billy pays for his meal. Flack goads Billy but he won't put on a gun. Sam brings Cara to Kitty. She was beat up by Flack. Kitty goes looking for Matt. Billy looks for Cara. He finds Cara's hat on the floor of the Long Branch and goes up to Cara. Billy's looking fo
This Golden Land
5th Mar 1973
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.
Doctor Herman Schultz, M.D.
26th Jan 1970
Doc Adams's old friend is thought to be a thief.
11th Mar 1974
Jack Albertson plays a former pool player who tries to get some respect back. The men playing with him punch him because they realize he still has the touch to win. Sally's husband wants to use Moses to get money from him for him & Sally. Sally doesn't want her husband to gamble anymore. Sally wants Dave to take her somewhere, Moses uses Dave to get some respect back. Kitty asks some to leave the bar because she feels Moses might get hurt. Sally learns from Dave that he bet their money on another man so Dave can win. Moses hasn't lost his touch and plays for love.
18th Nov 1961
Chester smitten by love takes up farming, to provide for his betrothed. His soil is miserable and the shack he lives in collapses. He builds a dugout that Daisy, his intended, hates. Chester awakens to two feet of water in the dugout. Chester and Daisy go into the water selling business. Chester needs a new pump. He goes to the bank to get money from their account. He is told Daisy drew out all the money. Doc tells Chester he saw Daisy getting on the stage last night.
The Iron Men
21st Oct 1974
Matt and former lawman now turned alcoholic, Chauncey Demon go up against land baron Carl Ryker.
1st Nov 1971
A former Marshall helps Matt by filling in for Matt, after he is wounded and sent to bed so he can rest.
The First People
19th Feb 1968
Matt has to intervene when a honest, but strict Indian agent charges an innocent Indian of murder of his assistant.
18th Oct 1971
Ma Colter tries to dissuade her youngest son from following his older brothers into a life of crime.
13th Sep 1971
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.
Sam McTavish, M.D.
5th Oct 1970
Doc Adams feels that Sam McTavish (who is a woman Doctor) may replace him.
Owney Tupper Had a Daughter
4th Apr 1964
Widower Owney and his daughter Amity scare a fox from the chickens by banging pots. Matt reminds Owney there's a custody hearing about Amity in town this afternoon. The judge awards custody to Mr. and Mrs. Makepeace, her aunt, until Owney makes his home proper. Owney tells Amity at harvest time we'll be together again. Owney's working day and night at the farm and in town to get money for seed and whitewash. Jay Kimble's boy, Mal, is back from cowboying. Mal's probably going to be upset, his girl Ellen married Clay. Mal asks Ellen to leave with him. She says no. Mal is upset, Ellen said she'd wait for him. Returning from Dodge in a windstorm with the seed, Owney loses it while crossing some water when the wagon loses a wheel. Mal kills Ellen then Clay. Mal's to be hung in Dodge within twenty-four hours. The judge wants Matt to find a hangman in Dodge. Owney sees the notice for an executioner. Jay Kimble says you ain't gonna hang my son this way. Jay Kimble says he'll ki
10th Jan 1972
After Matt is hurt, He makes friends who must help him stay alive.
Ring of Darkness
1st Dec 1969
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.
The Bounty Hunter
30th Oct 1965
Turner's called in from the range to talk to his boss, Chris Thornton. Upon his arrival Thornton tells him he knows his name is really Luke Frazer. He tells Thornton he'll be gone by sundown, but Thornton has different ideas. He shows Luke a wanted poster of Otto Fry, the man who killed Thornton's son. He tells Luke he'll give him a thousand acres as a place of his own if he'll track down Fry and kill him; he can even keep the $600 reward! Frazer heads out looking for Fry and lands in Dodge. Wouldn't you know, he's an old friend of Festus'. It turns out that Fry is better known around Dodge as local rancher Lon Jensen. Matt gets to him first and puts him in jail where Frazer can't get to him. He then sends a telegram to the sheriff in Buckland and learns that the charges had been dropped when Thornton's son made a deathbed confession, admitting to assaulting Fry's wife. When Frazer learns that he's been set up to commit murder he heads back to Buckland to deal w
23rd Oct 1965
Jayce McCaw deals unfairly with a Pawnee Indian family and winds up killing the father, shooting Kioga (the son), and leaving the daughter unprotected in the wilderness. When he gets into Dodge he near strangles Howie, the Dodge House desk clerk, just to get a woman's name. Kioga, still wounded, tracks him to Dodge and shows up in Mr. Bodkin's bank wanting to cash in a gold nugget for money. He's taken up to Doc's for treatment and Matt leaves him the $110.00 Mr. Bodkin redeemed the gold for. After Doc's treatment Kioga buys white man's clothes and hat, and gets his hair cut in order to blend in. That night he tries to kill McCaw, but misses. McCaw, being short on brains and manners, smarts off to Matt and gets thrown in jail. Kioga disturbs the peace to get thrown in with McCaw. Another failed attempt. The next day, another failed attempt using a rifle as McCaw rides out of town. Kioga grabs a horse and takes off after him. He finally captures McCaw and stake
Sins of the Father
19th Jan 1957
Mr. Dobie, the hotel owner, wants Matt to quiet Big Dan Daggit's wife, Rose, an indian. She the daughter of Yellow Horse the Arapaho chief who raided Dodge. Matt apologizes for disturbing the Daggit's. Dobie incites the menfolk. Dan and Rose walk down the street. A guy says for an indian she's a looker. Matt warns Dobie and his mob. A guy gives Rose a bad time. Dan steps in. Doc's gone out to the Duke place. Dan hasn't seen rose since 4:00 am. Doc rides up with Rose in his rig. Dan carries her up to Doc's. Two men kidnapped her. Tied her to a horse and hit her some. Doc asks Dobie if he's satisfied know. Rose says she can recognize their walk. Dan and rose sit outside the Dodge House. Matt and Chester takes turns watching them. Dan and Rose go up to their room. Rose recognizes the foot steps of the two men. She calls Dan, and asks him to go and get headache powders from Doc. The two guys, carrying a rope and gag, knock on Rose's door. Rose says come in. She got a
P.S. Murry Christmas
27th Dec 1971
The meanest outlady in the US is coming to Dodge, at least that's what Festus has heard, but it's really Emma Grundy out to retrieve her seven orphans from Titus Spangler and take them back to the orphanage where they belong. The town finds it ludicrous that these children have never had a Christmas and plan on putting one on in the Long Branch. The problem arises when Mrs. Grundy arrives, and she has her own personal reasons for not giving the children Christmas. Kitty steps in to solve the problem single handedly and ends up messing things up worse than they were.
Letter of the Law
11th Oct 1958
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.
I Have Promises to Keep
3rd Mar 1975
Festus is caught in the middle when an Eastern preacher (David Wayne) wants to build a church for the Indians and the townspeople to share, but by all of whom that are filled with prejudice.
14th Oct 1974
Jed Hockett(Harry Morgan), a farmer, orders his three boys to go to town and return with prospective brides.
15th Feb 1971
Cleavus think he could be rich, but he soon finds fool's gold in the mine.
Roots of Fear
15th Dec 1969
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.
18th Mar 1967
Outlaw Ed Carstairs trades identities with a man dying of a snakebite wound, then is suprised when the man is brought into Dodge and seems to be recovering.
15th May 1965
Matt quits his job rather than arrest a friend of his.
30th Jan 1965
Howie tells Matt the lobby of the Dodge House is full of indians. Wiley demands Matt get them out. They want a room, they have gold to pay for it. The chief is sick with fever. Matt sends for Doc. He's got pneumonia. Lt.Cal Tripp, of the 14th cavalry from Walla Walla, tells Matt to put the chief and the two braves in his room. He is Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. Corly Watts brother was killed by the Nez Perce. The Chief is going to Washington D.C. to talk to the president. Wiley's rabble rousing. Tripp overhears them. Tripp goes to Wiley's office and tells him if a mob tries to storm the hotel it may get burned. Matt calls Charlie Britton a thief. He busts a bottle over Matt's arm. Matt throws him out of Dodge for a month. Charlie's going to Corly. Matt sends a telegram. Doc looks at Matt's arm. Britton tells Corly, Chief Joseph is in Dodge. Tripp tells Kitty and Festus of the chief's daughter bathing in a stream and white trappers. The Long Branch empties to see
11th Apr 1964
Ned Wright is on his death bed. His wife Clara goes to town to get Doc. Mrs. Crown tells Matt she doesn't want a murderer's wife in town. The Calvins watch the angry mob around Clara. Ned was tried for killing David Bently but was acquitted. Ned admits to killing Bently to Doc and Clara, then dies. Emily Calvin asks her husband Albert if Clara could stay with them. Quint tells Chester he doesn't think Ned did it. Fletcher, a gunman, comes into the Long Branch. Calvin was Bently's best friend. Chester asks him if Bently had any enemies. Calvin hires Fletcher to kill Chester. Fletcher agrees on $500 then takes notice of the house and upd it to $1000. Emily asks why did you give that man so much money. Calvin accuses Emily of fooling around with Bently. Calvin says he killed Bently. Fletcher tells Chester he's been hired to kill him. Fletcher says he's never killed anyone. Chester gives him $18, but he won't tell who hired him. Chester figures it's Calvin. Chester tells
Once a Haggen
1st Feb 1964
A man is stabbed after winning in a poker game, and Festus is suspected.
18th Jan 1964
Raleigh Wendt and Nate Guthrie are loading cattle carcasses onto a wagon. They don't notice a wolfer, Festus, watching them, right away. Festus stops by to see Sarah, Nate's daughter' then heads for Dodge. Charlie of the cattleman's association wants to hire Festus to clear the wolves out. Festus helps Sarah get the clothesline off the roof. Festus says he's going to camp down by the water. Nate tells Sarah he Festus comes by again lock yourself in the house. Nate tells Matt to get rid of Festus. Matt has a talk with Festus. Matt notices that Festus doesn't have many wolve skins compared to the number of missing cattle. Matt asks Nate where do you think all the meat is being sold. Wendt tells Sarah she's promised to him. Wendt forces his intentions on her. Festus intervenes, and fights with Wendt. Nate enters with a rifle. Nate plants cowhides by Festus' camp. Festus shoots a wolf. Sarah says you're so mean. She came to talk. Nate brings Matt to the hides he put at Fe
16th Dec 1961
Nina Sharkey has been miserable everyday she's been married to Lee, who only married her to get her father's money. They have received none of it. Lee says he is leaving for two weeks and has hired Jim Garza to look after the place. Lee has paid him $250, so when Lee gets back, Jim will say he and Nina have been fooling around. Then Lee will go to Nina's father and demand money to prevent a scandal. However, Jim falls in love with Nina and they want to marry, once she is divorced. Lee hires Harry Blucher to kill Jim. He does. Matt kills Harry. Nina kills Lee. Matt tells Nina she needs to come into Dodge with him. She says she can't, she has too many things to pack before Jim comes to pick her up.
Old Yellow Boots
7th Oct 1961
Frank Cassidy is a thief and murderer that stops at Beulah Parker's farm for water. When he finds that she's unmarried and owns the farm he begins to work his way into her good graces. When her brother, Leroy, shows up and Cassidy realizes that she's not the sole owner of the farm he leaves and goes into Dodge. When Beulah goes into Dodge, Jake Welch and Henry Head, two drifters, get into a scuffle with her on the street, which Matt breaks up. Believing that Cassidy would have married her if Leroy hadn't ruined it, Beulah hires Jake and Henry to murder her brother. After they do, Cassidy once again shows interest in Beulah and they decide to marry. Matt realizes that Cassidy only wants to marry Beulah so he can sell her farm and run off. Trying to reason with Beulah about it is fruitless; therefore, Matt gets a court injunction to stop (or at least postpone) the wedding. Beulah then hires Jake and Henry to murder Matt. Not a good idea.
1st Apr 1961
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.
How to Cure a Friend
10th Nov 1956
Matt's getting his haircut. The barber tells about a couple of Texans he shaved, who talked about a crooked gambler they played in San Antonio, named Nick Search. Matt saved Nick's life. Nick arrives on the stage and goes to see Bill Pence, who runs the Long Branch, about setting up a poker game. Enoch Mills is the richest man in town. In poker if you win you're cheating and if you lose it serves you right. Mills heads into the Long Branch with $5000, Nick suggests they go upstairs. Matt wants to watch the game. Nick doesn't want him to. Matt tells Nick if you've got a straight flush you're through in Dodge. Nick goes for his gun. Matt shoots his hand. Doc tells Nick it will be stiff as a board for the rest of your life. Nick was seting Enoch up all week.
26th Oct 1957
Mavis McCloud comes to Dodge to get married. She marries Barny but Lou Staley comes looking for Mavis and wants to kill Barney and the Marshall.
Amy's Good Deed
12th Apr 1958
Amy Slatter comes to Dodge to try and get Matt to kill her because in the Dakota territory Matt had to kill her brother.
13th Nov 1967
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.
Daddy Went Away
11th May 1963
Mrs. Lucy Damon , a dressmaker, is looking for a place for herself, her daughter and horse, Rainy. Chester finds a building for them, but it is in rough shape. Chester offers to fix it up. Lucy makes a shirt for Chester. Chester dances with Lucy. Jonas wants to know if they are ready to announce their engagement. Chester walks Lucy home. Chester isn't ready for an engagement, but they have an understanding. Chester never had much family except his brother Magnus and Uncle Sunday. Jessica misses her Daddy. Lucy starts trying to run Chester's life. Jessica suggests Chester go fishin' like her Daddy used to do up on the Snake River. Chester finds a drunk fisherman. It's Jess Damon. He says to tell Jessica hello and Lucy good-bye. Chester tells Lucy you lied by saying Jess was dead. Jess and Chester are fishin'. Jess is drunk, Chester's pouring his out on the ground. Chester tells Jess, Jessica is getting like Lucy. Jess says he's going to save that little girl. Jess te
The Twisted Heritage
6th Jan 1968
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.
The Bad One
26th Jan 1963
Willie Jett holds up the stage, Jenny pulls down his bandana. He kisses her and rides off. The stage arrives at Dodge, Gant Parker meets his daughter Jenny. The stage driver and guy riding shotgun can't agree on a description of Willie. Jenny has been back east for twelve years in a convent since her mother died. She's about 19. Willie Jett comes into the Long Branch. Matt and Kitty thinks he may be the holdup man. Matt takes Willie out to Jenny to identify him. She says she's never seen him. Gant asks Matt to stay for supper, he has a need to talk to him. Gant trying to marry Jenny off to Matt. Matt says it just wouldn't work. Jenny's outside kissing Willie. Willie hears Kitty calling Quint an indian. Willie calls Quint a dirty half-breed. Quint slugs him. Matt tells Willie get out of Dodge. Willie gets to the Parkers just as Gant leaves. Willie asks Jenny why she didn't identify him. Willie brought Jenny two garters. She won't put them on. She says she's scared t
8th Feb 1964
The Ginnis family causes trouble for Doc Adams, because they hate waiting. Will Timble gets hurt at The Long Branch. Doc has to remove Will's hand, which causes Will to leave Dodge because he can't carve wood anymore.
The Quest for Asa Janin
1st Jun 1963
Matt couldn't convince a jury Dave Engels didn't kill Lucy Furth. Matt is writing a letter to the govenor. Owen Pardee is telling Leroy he's gonna draw against Matt and tell him he killed Lucy to throw him off. Matt outdraws him. Leroy tells Matt Asa Janin killed Lucy abd he's in Valada, Texas. Matt sends a telegram to the govenor. Matt heads for Texas. Ward Macklin is following him. Ward rides into Matt's camp. He's a sheriff from Coorado. They bed down. In the morning they head south together. They come upon a wagon where two adults died of smallpox. They find a baby, who doesn't have the pox. They take the baby to the sheriff in Bromley, Texas Hank Colridge. Hank tells Matt don't wear your badge into Valada. Matt rides out alone. Matt gets in a tussle at the cantina with a Scotsman. Ward has followed Matt and help out. Ward tells Manalo, the bartender, to tell Asa Janin two friends of Owen and Leroy are here. Asa sits down. Matt has a gun on him under the table.
16th Dec 1968
Mountain man Luke Brazo joins Matt in a hunt for a vicious wolf terrorizing the area.
6th Nov 1967
Kitty and fellow traveling passenger Newly O'Brien are captured by Mexican outlaw Manez and his gang.
25th May 1963
A buffalo hunter is executed by Indians for abusing a squaw and his unique Appaloosa horse is scared off. Matt and Quint find the buffalo hunter and bury him. Jeb, on his oddessy to see the world after leaving the farm, finds the horse and rides it to Dodge. There he meets and sells the horse to his new friend Eb. A friend of the dead buffalo hunter accuses Eb of stealing the horse; a knife fight takes place and Eb is killed. When the killer finds that his buffalo hunter friend is dead and that Jeb sold the horse to Eb, he accuses Jeb of stealing it and goes after him. Matt places Jeb in Quint's hands while he goes to get the truth from the Indians. After the killer stabs Quint in the shoulder Jeb has to defend himself with deadly force.
1st Jan 1973
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.
Alias Festus Haggin
6th Mar 1972
Festus is mistaken for a killer.
7th Feb 1972
A drifter wants to marry the rich family's daughter
28th Mar 1964
Caleb and Dorcas take the years meager harvest to Mr. Jonas. He offers only $20. Caleb reluctantly takes it. Matt is taking Chad Follett to Hays City to hang. Chad's brother Lige tells Matt you ain't gonna hang my brother. Matt beats Lige up and throws him in jail for a couple of days. Matt and Chad head for Hays. Dorcas and Caleb are not happily married. Caleb wants something else out of life. Caleb goes to Dodge and wonders around. He bumps into Julie, and she drops her packages. He apologizes. Caleb hits the Long Branch free lunch counter hard. Caleb talks to Julie about a man meaning something if only to himself. Lige tries to muscle in on Julie. Caleb stands up to him. The next day Julie warns Caleb, Lige is coming. She tells him don't let him force you into anything. Don't wear a gun. Caleb says he was wrong to say the things he did. Julie tells him he did the right thing. Caleb asks Jonas for a job. He's told to move on your blocking the sidewalk. Caleb's d
25th Oct 1958
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.
Like Old Times
21st Jan 1974
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.
19th Feb 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.
31st Jan 1972
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?
4th Jan 1971
A Captain of the sea wants to live Dodge City.
A Matter of Honor
17th Nov 1969
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.
Two Tall Men
8th May 1965
Matt had business in Hayes City and asked Doc Adams to transport $1,500 from the Cimarron Mining Company, a reward they were offering for a bandit named Dan Perce, back to Dodge. Buffalo hunter Abihu Howell comes across Billy Yeager and Ned Moore robbing an unconscious Doc, chases them off, and brings Doc into Dodge. Festus and Breck Taylor take off after Billy and Ned. They find their tracks and start trailing them back toward Dodge; Festus convinced of their guilt and Breck trying to remain impartial. They soon find Doc's empty wallet in a campfire and both are convinced of their guilt. Once they catch Billy and Ned, and get the money back, they take them back to the Dodge City jail. With Doc still unconscious and near death, Howell gets drunk and embellishes on his eye-witness account, causing the citizenry to consider lynching the pair. Breck sends a local boy to find Matt and bring him back to town as soon as possible. Billy and Ned manage to escape, but get trapped in a warehouse
20th Nov 1972
Matt seen in Doc's office as he tries to asks a farmer how he was shot, the farmer can't say how he was hurt. Lamoor Underwood wants the water on the dead farmer's ground to run free, Pete Brown sets out to make sure that happens. Clarabelle is asked to leave her land because somebody wants the water rights. Pete Brown is shot for trying to help Clarabelle and other farmers. Matt tries to get Underwood to work with the farmers over water rights. Matt arrests Pete Brown but doesn't want to leave. Matt is hit in the back of the head because he knew Pete's real name. Matt takes Pete under arrest.
6th Nov 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.
20th Sep 1971
After convict wants to kill a man he has never seen before after he gets out of prison.
22nd Feb 1971
Matt is saved by a cowhand from an ambush. Matt then gets to do a favor for the cowhand.
9th Mar 1970
Sam takes a special interest in Eric Tabray, who is running around in a gang committing crimes in Dodge.
9th Feb 1970
After a Bank teller tries to foil a bank robber the bank teller takes some money which could cause trouble.
12th Feb 1973
Matt runs into his former mentor Adam Kimbro and decides to build his self-confidence by deputizing him as a Deputy Marshal.
23rd Feb 1970
A friend of Newly's is about the victim of a con game.
Taps for Old Jeb
16th Oct 1965
Jeb Crater and his prospecting partner Sholo are camping when Stretch Morgan rides up. Jeb invites him to share a cup of coffee and is impressed with his prowess with a gun. Explaining that they've finally struck it rich, Jeb hires Stretch as a bodyguard. Arriving in Dodge, Jeb tells everyone he's going to throw a party at the Long Branch. After bathing, Jeb and Stretch hide the gold pouches in the ground under the bath tub (Jeb doesn't trust banks), not telling Sholo because he might reveal its location if he has too much to drink. After the party Jeb is hit on the head and the search is on for Stretch.
8th Dec 1956
Sam tells matt the Pawnees killed and scalped a family. Matt and Chester go to look. They meet Captain Starr. Matt says he'd like to tag along. They find a man, woman, boy and little girl shot and scalped. Matt remarks every family was killed in the open. Matt says it wasn't indians. It was whites who did it for horses and whatever they could find. Matt and Chester get some horses by and old shack and make a fire to draw the murderers. Lee Stapp rides in to scope out the situation and offers his services. Matt knocks him out and Chester ties him up. Matt says there are six men coming in. We're going to ambush them. Matt and Chester open fire. Jake yells uncle. They say what are you doing shooting innocents. Matt shows them the yellow ribbon tied around the braid of the little girl's doll he took off Stapp. Stapp took it as a sourvenir. Jake told everyone to take nothing.
26th Feb 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.
8th Jan 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.
26th Mar 1966
Ian McGovern, his mother, and son, David, immigrate from Scotland and find a nice plot of land just outside of Dodge. According to the land office they have a right to homestead it, but according to Ben Payson the land is his. When Ben appeals to Matt about it he's told that the land is public domain and, when it comes down to it, he'll have to stand on the side of the law. Ben is not pleased with this response. When Ben's daughter, Betsy's, horse throws her and she's nearly charged by a wild boar, David comes to her rescue. When Betsy gets home she finds her father less than appreciative. Soon Ben finds out that David and Betsy are sweet on each other. A fight takes place between the two fathers and Ben insists that if David continues to see Betsy he'll kill him. When Ben's ranch hands get back from delivering his cattle to market he takes them with him to burn out the ""squatters,"" but Thad and Betsy ride for the marshal.
28th Sep 1970
Adam, the son of one Dodge City's revered citizens returns. But upon arriving someone takes a shot at him. The man who shot him, is Stark, a bounty hunter. It seems that Adam was in jail in Texas and broke out, Stark found him and is planning to take him back. Adam then tells him that he can get $1000 to pay him if they go to his father. Stark accepts. But when he goes to his father, his father refuses to help him. But Adam's sister, Glory, does. However, Stark feels that it's not enough, he tells Adam that he thinks that his father has five thousand on hand and tells him that's what it'll take. Adam refuses. When Stark goes to see Adam's father, he threatens Stark and reveals that after Adam stopped writing his sister for money he hired some detectives and they found him shortly after he broke out of jail. He then proceeds to pay Stark off but Adam upon learning of this refuses to let Stark leave with the money. Matt arrives and arrests Stark. Adam then goes to tell his father that he
The Money Store
30th Dec 1968
When he is refused a loan by the bank, Ray Jarvis' children find a way to steal the money.
8th Jan 1966
Holly and Walker, two bounty hunters, come across a dead sheriff and his prisoner. The prisoner, John Drago, is still alive, but badly injured from his horse throwing him. Holly finds a wanted poster in the sheriff's pocket indicating the reward for Drago, dead or alive, from the Mexican authorities is thirty-thousand dollars. They take Drago into Dodge for medical treatment. Doc and Matt insist on keeping Drago under guard in a hotel room until he's fit to ride. Local farmer Austin Boyle's wife is under Doc's care because she's having a difficult time carrying her baby and, knowing he could use the money, Festus suggests that Matt hire him as a guard. A Kansas City Beacon Newspaper reporter, George Flint, is in town and keeps stirring up trouble between the bounty hunters and Matt to create an interesting story. Flint eventually plants the idea in the bounty hunter's minds to offer Boyle three-thousand dollars to kill Drago so they can quickly get to Mexico and
Young Man with a Gun
20th Oct 1956
After gunman, Sam Kercher is killed by Matt, his 16-year old brother arrives to fight Matt.
22nd Jan 1968
The father of a young gunfighter tries to end his son's career by wounding his gun hand.
2nd Feb 1963
Chance Hopper got caught and did two years for bank robbery. He meets with his partners Cheevers and Moran. Chance is going to see Matt. They were raised by the same folks. Chance beats up three guys brawling. Kitty asks Chance if he and Matt are friends. Not exactly. Chester asks Matt if Chance as a friend of his. I don't know. Chance stops a runaway wagon and breaks his leg in the process. Doc plasters it up. Matt offers Chance the extra cot in his office. Chance is a week late meeting his partners. Hallie brings food and info she pumped from the stage driver to Cheevers and Moran. Hallie goes to Dodge to look for Chance. A drunken Gates wants a showdown Matt reasons with him. Chance tells Matt he just got out of prison. Chance rides out to meet his partners. They want Chance to keep Matt busy while they hit the stage with the gold shipment. Chance asks Matt to go with him to the Gilmore Ranch to look at a horse. Matt says he needs to be back by noon to meet the s
Susan Was Evil
3rd Dec 1973
Nellie and Susan get ready to leave for St. Louis when Matt brings a prisoner to be treated for a wound he got while robing a bank. Susan wants to leave for St. Louis right away. Susan worries she and Nellie may never leave because of her love for the prisoner. Mr. Boswell asks Nellie to marry him. Susan puts a stop to Nellie getting married.
My Brother's Keeper
15th Nov 1971
While trying to hide from a storm Festus finds old Indian is about to die. Festus keeps trying to stop the indian from dying.
25th Dec 1967
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.
25th Apr 1964
After fifteen years Henry Huckaby is tired of farming. A cavalry Lieutenant tells Henry they're looking for gunrunners. He says he has a crack squad including Johnnie Towers who can track and he's a boxer. Henry checks out the livery stable and blacksmith to make his fortune at. At the Long Branch he notices a gambler, Shell, who Matt has told to get out of town. Shell cheats, and demonstrates. Henry ask Shell to show him one trick. Henry gets winged by a gambler, Price. Jake a buffalo hunter picks a fight with Otto Gundlach, not knowing he's a prize fighter. Henry asks Otto if he can be his promoter. Henry aks the lieutenant if Johnnie Towers wants to fight Otto. The purse is $100. Price offers Otto $200 to throw the fight. Price takes all bets. Henry Obie is refereeing. Matt gets back and asks where is everyone. Kitty says at the fight. Matt says there's a law against prize fighting. Matt stops the fight in round 43. Obie declares the fight a draw. Matt fines Henr
9th Jan 1960
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.
16th Feb 1957
Matt Dillon begins having nightmares due to a gunfight in which Matt killed someone. Joe Stranger thinks Matt likes killing people, which forces Matt to turn in his Badge.
The Child Between
24th Dec 1973
Lew Harrod rides to Dodge looking for Doc Adams but learn he is out Newly goes to help but finds that the boy's mom doesn't newly to help. Newly tries to have the parent's take the baby to Dodge, the mom doesn't like the medicine Newly wants to use, and the dad is a wanted man. The dad is angry because he didn't know Newly is a deputy. Harrod trusts newly and his wife doesn't want to go to Dodge because she knows Newly might bring men to take husband away. Makesha takes the baby to her people after Newly asks them to go to Dodge under the oath doctors take that way Newly can't say anything about her husband.
17th Nov 1956
Doc rides up to the Tibbs house to say his services are available. Florie won't invite him in, but her husband yells to let him in. He cut his leg chopping wood. Doc wants to take him to Dodge. Forie says no. Doc does what he can. Doc tells Matt Mr. Tibbs was holding a gun under his blanket. It was no wood cutting accident. She cut him with a knife. Matt and Chester ride up to the Tibbs and ask for water, and would like to talk to the mister. He asks Matt if he would stay up with him tonight and take him to Doc in the morning. Matt and Chester are discussing what to do. Florie sneaks out. Tibbs says he's changed his mind aboout going to Dodge. Florie's got a shotgun and chases Matt and Chester away. Matt sneaks back. Florie says you're too late, he died during the night. She says he was a stranger named George Bassett. He came onto her and killed her husband,Ben. Matt locks up Florie. He gets a wanted poster on Bassett. Matt says she'll have some reward money comin
21st Sep 1970
Kitty is held hostage so Matt will rescue her in ghost town.
Noose of Gold
4th Mar 1967
Deputy District Attorney Shephard will do anything to further his career, including having outlaw John Farron killed, instead of being able to give himself up.
7th Jan 1967
A vengeful prisoner poses a continual threat to the life of Marshal Matt Dillon.
The New Society
22nd May 1965
A man accused of killing an Army paymaster 12 years earlier gives a death-bed statement that he was truly innocent of the crime. The Army requests Matt to reinvestigate the case and turn up any new evidence, if he can find it. The citizens of Ridge Town refuse to cooperate with the investigation. He goes to see the ex-sheriff, an old friend of his now paralyzed and wheelchair bound from being shot at the same time the paymaster was killed. He seems to cooperate, but his son, the current sheriff, won't. Matt is beaten, accused of accosting a young girl, jailed, and nearly lynched before he solves the mystery.
Never Pester Chester
16th Nov 1957
When Matt sends Chester out to handle a rowdy couple of cow pokers, Chester ends up nearly dead. Matt is so guilt ridden he vows to find the men who did it and make them pay.
11th Dec 1972
The greatest bad-guy character actor of our time, William Smith, plays Jude Bonner, a bad guy who kidnaps, brutalizes, and shoots Miss Kitty in retaliation for his brother having been caught by Matt Dillon and hung for his crimes. Probably for the first time in seventeen years of Gunsmoke, Dillon takes off his marshal's badge before going after Bonner, with the intent of killing him.
6th Jan 1975
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.
9th Apr 1966
Festus is nearly rundown by a speeding wagon on the trail between Hays City and Dodge. He soon finds the wagon further up the trail with a broken wheel. Here he meets Angus McTabboot and his 'unofficial' nephew Jock. It turns out that Angus is on his way to Dodge to open a newspaper and winds up hiring Festus as a reporter, with Jock as his aide to read and write for him. After digging three bullets out of the back of Angus' wagon, Matt speaks to Angus and discovers he was run out of Hays City for printing ""the truth about people,"" regardless of the consequences. The first thing Festus writes about is how local rancher Merl Benlan got his start by rustling cattle down in Texas. Merl gets pretty upset and goes after Festus and Angus. Then, when Angus explains the concept of advertising to Festus, he creates a price war between Mr. Jonas' and Clab Chummer's general stores, which gets seriously out of hand. Things eventually deteriorate and Festus runs a front page
Twenty Miles from Dodge
10th Apr 1965
You'd think Kitty would have learned her lesson about taking stagecoach trips. On this one, while returning to Dodge (and a very impatient Matt), Kitty, Eleanor Starkey and her son, gambler Will Helmick, a railroad magnate, another young man, the stage driver and shotgun guard are kidnapped by Grant Shay and his gang. They are force marched over rough terrain to a cabin in the cold hills where they are kept in an open corral, exposed to the wind, and unfed. Kitty is somewhat put off by the gambler who seems to be no help at all in remedying their situation. There seems to be little or no compassion from their captors. Escorted by one of Shay's men, Eleanor is sent to Dodge to deliver ransom demands to Matt. The money is gathered and they go to the cabin for the exchange. When Matt and Festus show up with the money Shay's plans are altered.
24th Mar 1969
A friend of Matt's, a former lawman arrives in Dodge to kill the men responsible for his wife's death.
Bless Me Till I Die
22nd Apr 1961
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.
Stranger in Town
20th Nov 1967
Professional gunman Dave Reeves comes to Dodge for an assignment, kill his ex-wife's new husband-to-be.
18th Sep 1967
Feuding cattle barons are headed to Dodge City from opposite directions for a showdown.
24th Nov 1962
Abe Blocker, an aging mountain man, tells Bud and Mary Groves to get off their homestead or die. Bud tells Matt. He goes looking. Abe shoots at Buck's hooves. Abe's wife and child died in childbirth. Matt tells Bud he talked to Abe to no avail. Joe tell Matt the Groves have been scalped. Matt finds big moccasin prints, and start trailing Abe. He sees him thrice but he disappears. Matt gives up and returns to Dodge. Quint says he's killed again, Jim Kelly and Pete Brice. Emmet's forming a posse. Gant says Joe Clark has been killed. Abe appears to the posse, and starts picking them off. Gant hits Abe. Matt tells Quint if he 's hit that bad no need to track him. Matt finds Abe in the cave near where his wife and child is buried. He dies trying to kill Matt.
24th Nov 1956
Kitty is in her cowgirl outfit. She's just return from a morning ride. Earl Haney, who runs the faro table, has had somebody bust his head open. Earl says he had a red shirt, black hair and mustache. Matt says that sounds like Jim Bostick. Jim says he's been in an all night poker game, except for an hour about 4:00 am, when went over to Doc's. Haney dies. Matt arrests Jim. Doc's out of town and can't confirm Jim's story. Jim pulls a derringer on Chester and escapes. Matt and Chester head out after Jim. Matt hears a horse and takes it. In the morning Matt hobbles the horse and lets it go. Matt finds Jim. Jim Draws. Matt wings him. Jim's back in jail. The new faro dealer, Ken Schools, was robbed and killed, but killed his attacker. Matt releases Jim. Doc says it's a rare man that won't try to weasel out of asmitting he made a mistake.
10th Feb 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.
27th Apr 1963
Matt's bringing Ben Crown in for murder. They meet Quint who's been hunting. They ride up to Willa Devlin's whose buried four family members. Her dead husband Luther is on the porch. She faints, Quint carries her in. Willa takes a shine to Quint. Ben keeps telling Matt he's got the wrong man. Matt takes Willa an antelope but says he can't stay for supper. Willa comes onto Quint. Crown's not guilty someone else confessed. Ben asks Matt to send a telegram to the sheriff in Hays City saying he's not wanted. He has the chance to buy into the Nations Saloon there. Ben goes to Willa's and forces his way in. Nally, Willa's neighbor, tells Matt Quint roughed Willa up. Matt asks Willa who did it. At first she says Quint but the Crown. Matt goes to Hays City and tells Crown he's under arrest. They tussle. Ben's locked up. Matt tells Quint he got Crown.
3rd Mar 1962
Pruitt Dover is owed $100 by Ax Parsons. They struggle over a knife after drinking heavily. Pruitt wakes up. Parson is dead with the knife in his chest. Louie Pheeters sees Pruitt ride off. The Elkader sheriff has Pruitt in jail. Matt goes and picks him up. On the way back, a crazy old man shoots Matt. Pruitt kills the guy in a struggle over his knife. Pruitt digs the bullet out. He takes Matt's gun and rides off as he sleeps. He returns, he has been hunting. Back in Dodge he is locked up. Judge Brooking Matt's friend is sick and Judge Henry is in town. Matt speaks up for Pruitt. Henry finds him guilty and sentences him to hang. Matt heads to Hays City with Pruitt for the hanging. Matt tells Pruitt to get on his horse and escape. He does but changes his mind and catches up to Matt. They reach Hays and Pruitt is hung.
Brides and Grooms
10th Feb 1975
Farmer Jed Hackett (Harry Morgan) decides it's time for his three sons marry the women they brought back from Dodge City.
2nd Nov 1970
A wounded outlaw comes to Dodge City to find his daughter before his death.
Parson Comes to Town
30th Apr 1966
After Asa Longworth comes to Dodge City dressed in Preacher's clothes (the clothes belong to the Preacher that Asa killed) everybody thinks he has come to hold a sermon. He later tells everybody that he is in Dodge to watch someone die. Asa tells Matt the clothes belong to his twin brother. Matt asks for the name of the person who killed Asa's twin brother & the town where the killing took place. Dougherty tells Matt he saw Asa in Garden City last week but didn't use a gun to kill anyone!
26th Feb 1966
Paul Wiley and his gang get into a shootout with Matt and some of the townsfolk after robbing the bank in Dodge. During the shootout Mrs. Ayers and her young boy are shot down in the street. Wounded in the leg, Wiley ducks into the church. He finds Rev. Porter, his fiancÃ©e Phyllis, and Mrs. Howell there and sends Phyllis for a doctor. Matt sends posses out in a couple directions because the gang scattered. Festus figures out that Wiley may have doubled back towards Dodge. He sends his posse on while he and Thad head back for town. Doc tells Wiley he needs special instruments from his office to extract the bullet. Reluctantly, Wiley let's him go. Doc's forced into telling Festus about Wiley and is overheard by local citizen Baker, who then tells Mr. Ayers that the man responsible for wounding his wife and son is in the church. Ayers, Baker and a moderate crowd decide to go get Wiley. Festus and Doc try to stop them, but it's a bullet fired from Wiley's pistol int
27th Nov 1972
One psychotic brother is after Kitty to avenge his brother's death.
17th Feb 1962
Grant Hatcher hires Lute Willis to kill Matt. Lute meets Fanny Fields and sets his hat for her. Lute takes a bottle of whiskey up to Hank Browder, another professional gunman. Lute meets Fanny at the store again and they arrange to meet that night. They meet and kiss,Lute says he is in love with her. Fanny senses something is wrong. Lute wants her to go away with him. Lute tells Fanny he is a hired killer, but he will do it no more. Lute tries to get Browder to kill Matt. Browder says he will do it. Browder shoots thru the office window and wings Chester. Hatcher rides in. Matt gets him to tell that he hired Lute. Matt says you're going to jail. Hatcher draws Matt plugs him. Matt arrests Lute and Browder sees it. Browder comes to the jail window. Lute tells him to tell Fanny she has to be his alibi. Browder follows Fanny out of town and kills her. Doc and Kitty see Fanny's buggy. Browder tells Lute Fanny agrees. Matt finds Fanny. Matt tells Lute Fanny was killed and
8th Apr 1961
Horse thief murders a man to get his horses. Matt tracks the criminal to a Kiowa camp.
24th Dec 1960
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!
30th Jan 1960
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
28th Sep 1957
After Harry Spencer's life is saved Matt receives a wanted poster for Joe Sharpe who robbed a bank. Matt learns that Joe and Shape left Dodge so Sharpe could try and get the reward money.
8th Feb 1971
A former lawman tries to go after a gang of outlaws and gets a shock of his own.
16th Feb 1970
Matt must rescue a teenage girl from indians and bring her back to her family.
The Miracle Man
2nd Dec 1968
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.
1st Oct 1966
Six years after her husband's hanging, Ma Stone plots her revenge against Matt Dillon by first kidnapping Kitty to use as a lure and then jailing Matt to be hanged on the morning of the second day with Kitty watching as her man died.
27th Feb 1965
A Nephew of Festus comes to Dodge.
18th Apr 1964
Stell Damon checks out the Oasis Saloon and isn't impressed. She likes the Long Branch and wants to buy it. Kitty says it's not for sale. Stella tells Matt she's opening a saloon. She asks Matt what's his cut. None. Stella hires Festus to find some men to rehab her building. Festus clears the Long Branch getting workers. Stella interviews girls. Kitty shows Eddie, the liquor drummer, her storerorm is full. Eddie tells Kitty, Stella had a place in Pueblo. It burned to the ground and she lost her husband. Stella's palace is packed. The Long Branch's empty. Stella's giving away free drinks. Kitty even comes. Eddie tells stella you didn't have to cut up Kitty like you did. Eddie asks Stella where she got the money to build Stella's Palace. Stella apologizes to Kitty. Eddie walks Stella back. Stella shoots Eddie and sets the Palace on fire. Matt rescues Stella and Eddie. Matt tells Stella you don't have very good luck with fires. Earlier she asked if this town was bi
Two of a Kind
16th Mar 1963
Tim Finnegan and Sean O'Ryan have been feuding over Kathleen, a girl back in Ireland Tim's building a fence. Sean shoots Tim's hat off and says he is on his land. Sean sends Tim's wagon down the hill. Tim takes a few potshots at Sean. They're is a salt mine on thier property. Clay Bealton is scheming to get it. At the Long Branch Tim shoots Sean's beer out of his hand and says go for your rifle. Kitty shoots off a shotgun and Sam gets their rifles. Clay tells Elton Harris the land office guy to go home. Clay buys Sean a bottle. Clay goes to Tim and tells him Sean said Kathleen isn't the type of girl a man wants to marry. They brawl and it spills out onto the street. Clay's men each throw Tim and Sean a gun. Tim accidentily wounds Harris. Up in front of Judge Brookins Tim and Sean get $564 in fines and damages and are told they are responsible for each others lives. Sean fallen into a hole. Tim throws him a rope after first riding off. Harris brings Clay the land claim
19th Oct 1957
Jesse comes to Dodge to kill the man who killed his Pa.
12th Jan 1963
The Comanches bring a white woman, a wagon and horses to sell to Brice, a white renegade. Colonel Pate wants Quint as a scout. He says when you go after the white renegades instead of the Comanches he would. The colonel's daughter Lavinia does not like Quint,even less when she hears he's half Comanche. Chester gets a letter from his brother Magnus. Quint agrees to ride shotgun for Sam Gordon, the driver on the morning stage. Lavinia's heading home to Dallas on it. Brice, Poole and McIver are going to hit the stage. Sam and two cowpokes are killed. Once dark Quint saddles two horses. Quint takes the two extra horses to draw fire. Livinia rides off. Quint catches up to her. Brice and McIver report back to Trask. All the renegades mount up. Chester tells Matt the stage never made it Oklahoma City. Quint trades the horses for indian ponies and the equipment for clothes and food. Colonel Pate is at the stage when Matt gets there. Quint and Lavinia are dresses as indians wh
The Fires of Ignorance
27th Jan 1975
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.
The Iron Blood of Courage
18th Feb 1974
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.
Gold Train: The Bullet (2)
6th Dec 1971
As the train moves along to Denver we meet several passengers. One is a Pinkerton man handcuffed to Beth Tilton, a woman who doesn't want to go back to Colorado to her husband. The other, Allie Dawson, is a young girl that Newly befriends who does not believe in violence. The train is taken over by Jack Sinclair, an old enemy of Matt's. Matt had shot his hand off before sending him to prison. Making it look like Matt is a dead body in the baggage car, he is safe for now with Doc standing guard, but it can't last long. Kitty senses trouble when Beth starts cozying up to Jack Sinclair and worries she'll tell him what she knows. Warning her that she'll do anything for her man, Kitty watches Beth like a hawk. Festus and Newly are forced to help load the gold shipment on the wagon and when they get it loaded they end up driving off with it luring the gang out on foot to chase them. Beth tells one of the guards about Dillon in the back, and he goes to kill him.
23rd Nov 1970
A family is held hostage so they can't testify at the trial of a killer.
24th Nov 1969
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.
28th Sep 1963
Kate Heller owns a relay station. She sends her 17 year old grandson, Andy to Gus Riley to pay a $30 debt. Riley has three stacks of money on his desk. Andy shoots him and takes the money.Andy goes to the bar to propse to Tess. She says she wants a man. Bo comes to see Tess Andy gets in a fight with him. Quint throws Andy out. Matt brings Gus to Doc. Gus says a young boy shot him. Tess tells Matt Andy had money on him. Matt goes looking for Andy. Andy ambushes him, takes his badge and gun. A stage driver spots Matt. They load him up and take him to Kate. Andy's ready t hit Matt on the head with a pistol. He knocks a glass over and Kate comes. Kate tells Andy Matt said a few words. Matt tells Kate he's trailing a killer. Kate finds Matt's badge in the barn. Kate tells Andy Matt is a marshall. Kate gives Andy Matt's breakfast tray, to take to him and tlls Andy don't let him stand. Andy tries very hard to get him to stand. Kate brings Matt's clothes and tells him you'
27th Oct 1962
At the Moon Bar Ranch Doc tells Susan Bart her father just died. She says she is going ahead with her Daddy's plan to divert water from the homesteaders. Trent Hawkins tries to rally the homesteaders, but they're willing to sit and wait. Matt is at the ditch talking to Susan. Two shots are fired into the nearby wagon. Matt tracks the horse to Trent's. Matt tells him Susan has hired guns. Susan meets her hired gun, Leif Crider at the Long Branch. Matt tells Crider to get out of Dodge. The homesteaders vote to stand and fight. Trent reports 200 pounds of dynamite is missing. Matt warns Susan. The explosion rocks her house. Crider says they need to a scare in to Trent by shooting his mother. Matt tells Trent it can be settled without blood shed, if the homesteaders file claims. Matt, Chester and trent go out to the Moon Bay. Matt tells Susan if she diverts the creek she will lose ten square miles to the new claims. Crider shoots Susan. Matt shoots Crider. Susan says she
3rd Dec 1960
The vicious Dolan brothers move in on a tough cattle rancher and his non-violent son.
Seven Hours to Dawn
18th Sep 1965
Matt has to get Dodge City back from outlaws.
The Guns of Cibola Blanca (1)
23rd Sep 1974
Doc and fellow stage passenger, Lyla are captured by renegade comancheros.
17th Jan 1972
Newly falls in love with a woman who could put him in danger, once her past is known.
4th Dec 1967
Falsely jailed on charges of murder and bank robbery, Festus is ordered to lead an aging sheriff and his zealous deputy to the missing loot. (60 mins)
Winner Take All
20th Feb 1965
Matt must try and end a feud brothers are having.
The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner
18th May 1963
Aaron Locker proposes to Leah Brunson. Coley Fletcher, a buffalo hunter, who was bothering Leah at the Long Branch, busts Aaron's skull. Moss tells Matt, Coley left an hour ago. Coley's horse pulls up lame. He meets Jubal Tanner. He shoots him and takes his horse. Matt finds Jubal and takes him to Doc. Aaron died two hours after Matt left. Hobie, Aaron's brother, blames Leah for his death. Hobie tells Leah there is something at the farm Aaron got her. Hobie invites Leah in. Leah asks what did Aaron have for me. She says there isn't anything is there. Leah tries to leave she slaps him. Jubal was a guard at Andersonville. Hobie tells Leah he's gonna shoot her. Jubal comes up behind him and tells him to put the gun down. He doesn't, Jubal kills him. Jubal and Leah walk off together. Matt got Fletcher. Matt tells Tanner he's in the clear. Jubal's leaving to look at some homestead land. He tells Leah if you are still around when I get back I'd like to tell you about it
The Cover Up
12th Jan 1957
Kitty's been riding in her riding skirt. Hoffer says he's gonna kill Zach Ritter. Matt tries to take Hoffer's gun, as Zach enters. Matt gets winged. Zach doesn't want to press charges. Matt turns Hoffer lose. Bates tells Matt Zach's been shot and Hoffer did it. Hoffer is dying in front of his house. He tells Matt Sam Baxter shot him. Hoffer says he didn't shoot Zach. Matt arrests Sam, the killing doesn't stop.
30th Sep 1961
Matt runs into Perce McCall on the prairie and they decide to camp together. Three outlaws, who think Matt's been tracking them, show up and try to kill him. Even though Perce knows them, he sides with Matt and all three outlaws are killed. Matt is beholdin' to Perce for saving his life. Perce explains that he knew the outlaws from the past when he used to rob stages. He got caught, paid the price, and is now heading to Dodge to do a little gambling and have some fun. The trouble starts when Perce meets Ida Poe, one of Kitty's girls, and decides to go after her. Hank Seeber, who considers Ida his girl, takes exception. Ida's dark side appears when she tells Perce she needs a man that can ""make his own luck,"" (cheat at cards) and provide a financially secure future for her. She's unimpressed with his job at the stock pens and shames him into searching for a better way. Soon after Perce leaves Dodge it's reported that the stage was held up on the road to Wichita.
Matt's Love Story
24th Sep 1973
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.
8th Dec 1969
Ex-guman Jake MacGraw arrives in Dodge after spending 20 years in prison. The townspeople think he has come for revenge.
5th Jan 1963
Matt rides up on a peddler, Tom Wiggins, talks awhile and rides on. Bart and his wife Clara are very unhappy together. Bart's riding out to the east spring. He meets his buddy Murph. They plan to meet at 8 at the Long Branch. Clara's cheating with Murph and wants Murph to kill Bart. Tom rolls up and tries to sell Clara somethig. She gets rid of him. Tom meets Bart on the prairie. Tom tells Bart Clara said he was in the barn. Bart sees the whiskey bottle and two glasses. Clara says Tom forced his way in and made her have a drink. Louie Pheeters sees Bart drown Tom, and tells Matt and Doc he had a dream. Gus Thompson brings in Tom's wagon. Matt and Gus look for Tom. Matt asks Bart about Tom. Louie sees Bart in the Long Branch and tells him he saw him drown Tom. Bart wants to kill him, Murph says drown him. They get Louie good and drunk. Murph gut shoots Bart and puts the gun in Louie's hand. Doc's trying to sober Louie up. Louie tells Matt he told Bart he saw him dro
29th Dec 1962
At Sherman Barracks Department of the Platte Omaha, retired Colonel Gabe Wilson comes to see retired General Kip Marston. The general's son,Billy, by an indian is living near Dodge. Kip asks Gabe to bring his son to him. Lem calls Billy Squawman, to rile Billy. In the fray a window and chair is broken. Mr. Green brings charges. Gabe bails Billy out. Gabe tells Billy we're going to Omaha. Billy goes out a window. Matt tells Gabe Green drops the charges. Billy's back home. Gabe comes and tells Billy he's a wanted man. Come with me to Omaha and everything will be fine. Kip's coming to Dodge. Bill's wife Missy tells Matt Billy left with Gabe. Billy gets Gabe's gun, and tells him to git. Gabe says you will have to shoot me. Matt shows up. Kip asks forgiveness for abandoning Billy and his mother. Nothing to forgive says Billy. Missy tells Kip he's not Billy's father.
11th May 1957
After Charlie Brewer is found dead, Jack Salter who was a friend of Charlie Brewer comes to Matt's office saying Vint killed Brewer. Matt then tries to find out if Jack is right.
28th Apr 1962
Henry Cairn has bought the Lady Gay and is selling whiskey for ten cents. Ten cents cheaper than Kitty. Kitty's business is on the rocks. The banker won't loan her any money. Henry's partner Fogle calls Kitty the witch woman, because she's ruining their plans to buy a Mississippi river boat. Henry tells Kitty he's sorry it had to be this way, and the sooner they are married the better. Kitty starts flinging whatever is in reach at him. Fogle tells Kitty the only thing to do is kill her. Cairn comes in and kills Fogle to save Kitty.
Long Hours, Short Pay
29th Apr 1961
A gunrunner supplies the Pawnee with weapons. Matt arrests him, but when the Pawnee find out, they capture Matt and free his prisoner.
One Killer on Ice
23rd Jan 1965
Anderson has Festus stable his horse. Anderson sees Doc for a nick on his arm. Anderson chases two guys out of the Long Branch that's bothering Kitty and Festus. Anderson is a would be bounty hunter who's come down from Timberline. His partner is with Sturney, who has $5000 on his head. Anderson wants Matt to help bring him out. They stop at the Rock Creek Stage Station run by Owney Dales. His daughter Helena rides off to go to her Billy. She tells him Anderson is back with Matt Dillon. Billy and the boys are going to take care of Matt and Anderson that night. Anderson's from South Carolina and wants to get back and buy his daddy's farm. A coyote causes Helena to check on the stock. It's Billy. Billy shoots at Anderson. Billy and one his guys is killed. The other runs off. Helena says Billy was Sturney's brother. They reach Morgan's trading post. Sturney and Anderson's partner are dead and stored in the ice house. An authorized person had to identify the body. Matt
2nd Dec 1961
Mountain man Gabe Trumbull reports to Matt that he saw a young, ""fair,"" white woman squawing for an Indian buck on the prairie. The description matches local girl Mary Tabor, carried off a year earlier during an attack on a stagecoach. When Matt finds that Army Captain Benter, a real Indian hater, is put in charge of the trading party to get Mary back, he decides to go along. Once contact is made with the tribe Matt interviews Mary to find that she's not so anxious to return to her father. Spotted Wolf, the Indian who purchased Mary from the Cheyenne war party that attacked the stage, does not wish to trade her away, either. Captain Benter then ups the stakes by offering Chief Lone Eagle 20 rifles and ammunition for hunting if he'll turn over the girl. Mary then heads for home with Matt and the Cavalry detachment. Spotted Wolf, however, is not content to let the woman he loves go.
The Round Up
29th Sep 1956
Matt closes up shops to a group of drunken cowboys, which causes trouble.
Legends Don't Sleep
12th Oct 1963
Britt roughs up Louie. Matt arrests him. In the morning he leaves Dodge. Britt meets Race on the trail. They ride to his home. Aunt Jen greets him for the first time in five years. Jen asks Britt if she met Race in prison. Race was caught robbing a stage. Britt says Race could use some help on the farm. Race says we'll try it for awhile. Two members of Race's old gang, Filler and Grosset, ride into Dodge. Matt invites them to leave. The farm and Aunt Jen need a lot of things from town. Britt knocks over a crate in the barn. Inside is money and guns. Britt goes into Olathe, Kansas for supplies. He tells a barkeep he rode with Race two days ago. Filler and Grosset are there and tell Britt he has a big mouth, they follow him to Race's. The sheriff tells Race he isn't welcome. Race says he's through with crime. Britt tells Matt Race wants to see him. Race says he's tired. Matt says you don't deserve a fair shake, all the killing you did. Race asks Matt to take Britt
19th Sep 1959
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.
16th Dec 1974
Lee J. Cobb and his daughter Julie Cobb appear together for the first time when Cobb guest-stars as a once-proud military officer who is suddenly faced with a painful and unplanned reunion with his daughter.
The Pack Rat
12th Jan 1970
An orphan steals from Matt but could risk his own life when he tries to help out in an ambush.
3rd Nov 1969
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.
17th Mar 1969
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.
My Father, My Son
23rd Apr 1966
Joey and Bernie Jeffords are in the Hays City Trail's End Saloon watching Jim Barrett, a famous gunfighter, shoot pool. Joey decides he's faster than Barrett and gets killed trying to prove it. Bernie takes Joey home and informs his pa as to what happened. When Barrett arrives in Dodge City, Matt throws him in jail until he gets confirmation from the territorial governor that there's no warrants out for him. When he releases him, he tells Barrett that if he so much as breaks a whiskey glass in Dodge he'll throw him back in jail. Barrett promises to start no trouble. However, a young man in town keeps trying to kill Barrett, but keeps getting outwitted. In the meantime, Ike Jeffords gathers up his grown sons and heads for Dodge to settle the score with Barrett. That night one of the Jeffords boys calls Barrett out into the street while his father and three brothers wait in ambush!
19th Feb 1966
Spellman, Travers and Aikens are robbing a stage when the guard shoots Spellman in the leg, resulting in Travers killing the guard and wounding the driver. Being wounded himself, Spellman has a difficult time keeping up with Travers and Aikens and is left to fend for himself. When the stage gets to Dodge the robbery is reported to Matt who takes off after the criminals, leaving Festus in charge in town. Doc is feeling really bad because he thought the driver would live, but died from the wounds. Kitty suggests that as long as he has to ride to Pearl Miller's place, a goodly distance out of Dodge, to deliver her baby that he take a fishing pole along and get a couple of days rest. Doc takes her advice and tries to sneak out of town without Festus finding out. Matt follows the outlaw's trail to Benson Flats and Mr. Tonkins' farm. Tonkins tells Matt the outlaws came by earlier and which direction they went. It turns out that Spellman was in Tonkins' house with a gu
30th Nov 1963
Leo Pitts and Lily return to his ranch. Leo did five years in prison for robbery. Leo says to Lily you don't love me. She won't answer,but says I made a deal. Leo removes a stone from the fireplace and pulls out a metal box of gold. Leo says he earned that gold the hardest way there is to earn it. Leo takes the gold to banker Botkin to open an account. Leo buys a gun and tells Lily he's gonna kill Matt. There's no mark on the gold and Leo did his time. Leo tries to bushwhack Matt. Matt lets him go, but tells him I never want to see around Dodge again. Matt going sixty miles to ask Judge Brookin about Leo's right to the gold. Leo's following Matt. Matt's been feverish. Matt stops at a shack to rest. He wakes after two days to find Leo dead with no gun. Clabe rides up Matt asks him to get Doc. Clabe sees Leo and says he's gonna get the marshall. Matt has two empty shells in his gun, Leo two bullet holes. The judge says the gold belongs to Lily. Lily proposes to Matt.
1st Nov 1958
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.
Alarm at Pleasant Valley
25th Aug 1956
While on the way back to Dodge, Matt and Chester discover a homsteading family fleeing Pleasant Valley, which is besieged by Indians.
20th Sep 1958
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.
General Parsley Smith
10th Dec 1955
Old-timer Smith is a former Army officer considered a butcher. He arrives in Dodge City speading rumors about the new Banker, Drew Holt.
10th Oct 1964
Joe Silva stops for a drink. Harve Litton rides up. Joe repeatedly insults him. Harve steals his horse. A rattler spooks Harve's horse. He's thrown. They have a knock down drag out fight. Silva rides on. Danny Adams runs down a horse and looks for its owner. He finds an old man in pretty bad shape. Danny takes him to see Doc. Danny and the old man want to go to Colorado. They're eating at Delmonico's. Silva objects to the old man's table manners and smell. Silva bugs Litton in the Long Branch and tells the old man he sounds like a hog. The old man spits whisky on Silva. Danny and the old man move on to the Lady Gay and get snockered. Litton sees this. Litton stabs Silva when he comes back to his room. Litton carries the old man to Silva's room and puts the knife in his hand. The clerk comments to Matt, Silva still has his hat on. The old man says he didn't do it. The judge finds him guilty and sentences him to hang. Danny gives the old man a gun through the jail w
Kitty's Love Affair
22nd Oct 1973
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.
In Performance of Duty
18th Nov 1974
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.
21st Jan 1967
A young gunman (Zalman King) falls for one of Kitty's saloon girls (Lane Bradbury) while waiting to kill Marshal Matt Dillon and rob the bank.
Bad Lady from Brookline
1st May 1965
A widow blames Matt for the death of her husband.
9th Jun 1956
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.
21st Oct 1961
Sarah Cooley, dying of a heart attack, confesses to her husband, Gip Cooley, that her father changed his last name from Harper to Harris long before they were married. Harper was known for killing over 100 men, and Sarah wanted Gip to know about this so that he can raise his sons accordingly. She's convinced the bad blood has been passed on. Gip promises to be strict with them and Sarah passes on. Years later, with the boys, Kyle and Jeff, in their mid-twenties, Jeff accuses neighbor Carr of selling him a horse that's blind in one eye, but Carr won't buy it back. Kyle falls in love with saloon girl Jenny, but she marries Carr instead because he has his own ranch. She soon realizes it's a mistake and starts meeting Kyle on the sly. A plan is engineered to kill Carr and set Jeff up to take the fall for it!
2nd Feb 1970
Kitty leaves Dodge City after seeing Matt hurt again.
16th Jan 1965
Three trappers are partying down at the Long Branch when one of them decides to drink an entire bottle of whiskey without drawing a breath. The celebrating gets out of hand when a fight ensues between a trapper and local Dave Carson. Matt breaks the fight up and jails the trappers for busting up the saloon. Needing to go to Hayes City, Matt asks Festus to watch the jail and let the trappers out in the morning. As it turns out, one of the trappers is Festus' cousin Claudius Haggen. Claudius convinces Festus to let them out of jail with the promise to get their horses and immediately leave Dodge. While Festus is releasing the trappers Dave Carson, while working for Moss Grimmick, gets into an argument with local resident Halligan over a broken bridal. Halligan pushes Dave and he falls and hits his head on a wagonwheel. As the trappers approach to get their horses they find Dave and decide to run, for fear of being accused because of the earlier fight Claudius had with Dave. Mr. Halligan
Help Me, Kitty
7th Nov 1964
Hope tells Ed she wants to look around town. Quint's carrying a crate and accidently runs into Ed. Ed socks him. Quint socks Ed. Hope tells Kitty she's Nettie Farmer's daughter. Hope ran off with Ed a year ago. He promised to marry her. He hasn't. Kitty asks Hope to stay with her. Hope is coming down the stairs, and feels so weak. Doc says she's pregnant. Hope knew it. Hope asks Kitty to take her home. Hope doesn't want to see Ed again. Nettie worked for Kitty. Quint and Festus are hasseling Carl as he loads the stage. Kitty tells Matt she'll be gone long enough for him to miss her. Kitty tells the obnoxious male passenger, to sit back and shut up. Spector and Furnas shoots the driver and the male. Furnas says the women are dead too. Kitty peeks a look. Kitty puts a gun in her handbag and they hoof it. Kitty gives Hope some whisky for her pain. They reach a relay station. Spector runs it. Hope lies down. Kitty sees Furnas ride up. Kitty doesn't let on she rec
Odd Man Out
21st Nov 1959
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.
Pucket's New Year
5th Jan 1957
Ira Pucket was abandoned on the prairie in subfreezing weather by his skinner Jed Larner. It's been 20 below the last three nights. Doc checks Ira out, and operates on his foot. Matt tells Ira he'll try to find Jed. Ira's up and about with a cane. Ira asks Matt, have you found Ira yet. Jed walks into the Long Branch. Matt tells Jed he's going to tell everyone Jed left Ira out in the big freeze to die. Matt tells him get on your horse and don't come back. Ira sees Jed and tries to catch him. Matt tells Ira to get a job and forget about Jed. Ira robs Botkin's bank. Chester takes Ira over to the office. Botkin won't press charges, if Ira gets a job and stops being so ornery. Ira gets a job riding shotgun on the stage.
16th Oct 1972
While trying to catch an outlaw (by riding to the outlaw's hideout) Matt runs into Sarah where she wonders if Matt ever wed. We find that Matt was a deputy in San Antonio. Sarah later tells the group she married Charlie Jackson (Matt) days ago. Charlie Jackson was somebody Sarah knew. Charlie tries to get the outlaws to stop hurting Sarah, Charlie begins to find out of plan that may cause trouble. Sarah later tells Matt that she loves him, but learns that those feelings are not going to return. We find out Matt is after someone who gave him four days in jail. Sarah is forced to Vesco why Charlie Jackson is back in Mexico, because one of Vesco's men knows Charlie Jackson is dead. Sarah tells Matt to leave, but Matt tries to protect Sarah.
The River (1)
11th Sep 1972
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.
One for the Road
24th Jan 1972
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.
Worst Episodes of Gunsmoke
2nd Oct 1967
Part 1: Bob Johnson, Zack Johnson and Floyd Binnes are accused of cattle rustling by Parker a powerful land baron, Floyd is killed while being drug behind a horse, Zack is crippled by a horse stomping his legs and back. Bob is beaten. Once in Dodge Bob meets Angel, while Zack dies of his wounds. Bob in getting revenge taunts Parker's hot-headed son into a gunfight kills him, and plans to go after Parker.
15th Sep 1962
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.
6th Dec 1958
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
4th Jun 1960
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.
11th Sep 1967
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.
24th Sep 1966
A gang of thieves commandeers the Dodge City blacksmith shop to divide a gigantic bar of gold.
28th Oct 1968
Leary O'Quillan kills a card cheat in self defense and is pursued to Dodge by the man's brother, Clay Tynan.
9th Nov 1970
After a yong man kills a gunfighter he become the victim of publicity.
Call Me Dodie
22nd Sep 1962
Seventeen year old Dodie flees the brutality of Floyd and Addie Bag at the Pleasant Valley Orphanage. In a struggle for the keys, Dodie knocks Addie out. Doc's returning from delivering a baby. Dodie hitches a ride. In Dodge Whip Puckett comes on to Dodie. Ky gets in a fight to stop him. She goes into the Oasis saloon and tells the bartender she would like to taste whiskey. Two cowpokes oblige, but wind up in a fist fight over her. Dodie runs up a 45 cent tab at Delmonico's. Ky blessing says he pay it. Dodie asks Kitty for some work. Kitty gives her a dress and notices the sores on her back when she puts it on. Ky, whose wife is expecting their first baby, is down by the river giving kissing lessons, to Dodie. He tells Dodie he's married. Kitty throws Dodie's old dress out and notices the orphanage tag. Matt gets a telegram, that says Addie was hurt bad. Matt takes Dodie back. Addie's fine. Matt looks around, sees the little girls in the sewing sweat shop. Lady show
18th Dec 1972
A man neglects his family in favor of raising his prize possession: a race horse
31st Dec 1960
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?
18th Mar 1961
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.
11th Mar 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.
11th Jun 1960
The widow of a stagecoach robber is courted by the man who, unbeknownst to the widow, is the one who shot her husband.
13th Jan 1975
A farmer comes by and asks Sharp where is cow is, Matt tells the milk cow owner that he has no proof to arrest ""the hiders."" The farmer wants to go after them himself. Matt tells the men that will leave Dodge if anyone else complains. Dink escapes from Carp after being hurt, Festus finds Dink and treats his wounds. Dink tells Festus he likes waking up in the morning, Martha warns Dink to watch for Carp. Carp asks Dink to help kill Festus.
4th Feb 1961
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.
11th Dec 1965
A gang of outlaws (Dove Baily, Coley Martin, Harve Kane, Hank Wheeler, and siblings Eddie and Allie Sommers) are being chased by two posses for robbing the railroad of $20,000 and shooting three employees. Matt manages to shoot one of them in the shoulder before they get away. A couple days later Doc finds Allie in his office with a bullet wound in her shoulder. Matt suspects she may have been one of the gang members, but says nothing. She tells Matt that she was separated from a wagon train and shot by Indians. After two weeks convalescing, and getting to like city life, Allie sees Kane in town. He tells her that Matt shot her brother down when he was trying to surrender. He wants her to lead Matt into a trap so they can kill him and then show the gang where her brother hid the money before he died. This task proves to be a little more difficult than it sounds; Matt and Festus are pretty hard to kill.
7th Jan 1961
A man shoots his partner, flees, and is caught by two men claiming to be lawmen.
6th Oct 1962
Aggie Dutton wants to go to town to meet a boy. Pa tells Grudie to take her and check for a letter from Uncle Solon. Aggie asks Doc if Chester is married. Grudie and his brass knucles get in a fight. Matt tells him to get out of Dodge. Aggie invites Chester out to their camp. Aggie tells Pa somehow she's staying in Dodge. She rides into Dodge and tells him Pa invited him out to fish. She tells Pa she was with Chester all night, and he has come to do the right thing and married her. Grudie knocks Chester out with his brass knuckles. Pa goes to town to check on the letter. Aggie tells Chester she is sorry but she is going to stick to her story. Pa got the letter. Moss tells Matt he's seen the horse Grudie was riding. Pa's ready to leave for Colorado, with Chester tied up in the wagon. Matt stops them. Chester is freed. Aggie tells Pa she storied him. Chester tells aggie she'll find a place to root down. Pa throws the brass knuckles away and tells Aggie he'll get her a h
13th Dec 1958
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.
7th Mar 1959
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.
Change of Heart
25th Apr 1959
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.
4th Apr 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.
The Bobsy Twins
21st May 1960
Two brothers have decided that it is their mission to rid the West of Indians.
Island in the Desert (1)
2nd Dec 1974
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.
26th Oct 1963
Tobin shoots a guy that owes him money from a poker game. Elmo Sippy comes by but doesn't help. Elmo gets in a poker game with Tobin. Elmo owes Tobin $25 on the last pot. Elmo steals exactly $25 from Wib's cash drawer. Wib tells Matt he thinks Elmo took $25. Elmo robs a nester of $20, and warns him not to say anything. Elmo buys Emmett Calhoun a drink at the Smoky Hill Saloon in Elkader. The hotel clerk wants $2 extra for Emmett staying in Elmo's room. Elmo says there was a rat in it. The clerk goes to look. Elmo steals $10 from the desk. Matt asks the nester if he's seen Elmo. He says he ain't seen nobody. Elmo offers $50 for a horse. He pays for it with the butt of his gun killing Joe Parks the livery owner. The clerk says two strangers stayed at the hotel last night. The barkeep heard Elmo say he was going to the Smoky Hill River. Elmo shoots Hank Barr and gets $3 and a watch. Calhoun says he quits. Hank's not dead yet and kills Calhoun. Matt stops at the Salt
21st Mar 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.
28th May 1960
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.
13th Oct 1962
Al Flack and Zel Meyers are dividing the money from their latest bank heist and agree to meet in Pueblo in two weeks for a gold robbery. Zel and his girl go to Dodge. Zel tells Jenny to get a job at the Long Branch. Zel loses $1500, to Chuck Eaton, playing poker. Zel holds up Chuck outside, but he doesn't have the money. Zel slugs him. Two guys see it and chase Zel. Matt goes to the Dodge House to arrest Zel, Chuck died. Zel tells Jenny they have to get to Pueblo. Jenny tells Matt to come to her room. She tells him Zel wants her to work on Matt. She told Zel she wouldn't, but she loves Matt. Matt returns to his room and Jenny is there. Matt throws a blanket over her and takes her up to Kitty. Flack arrives with $1000 for Zel's bail. Jenny tells Zel she's staying with Matt. Matt tells Zel not to leave town. Louie Pheeters hears Zel say he's going to kill Matt tonight. Louie tells Matt. Zel's looking in Matt's window. Matt is outside and confronts him. In the mornin
5th May 1962
Cale rides up to a farm, no one is around. He puts his horse in the barn and goes to sleep in the hay. Sterret, the fired hired hand returns to steal Nick's, the owner, horses. Nick and Sterret trade bullets. Nick is hit and falls into the barn. He thinks Cale is with Sterret and shoots him. Cale follows Sterret who shoots him. Matt runs across Cale and takes him to Doc. Nick's son. Will dug the bullet out of Nick. Cale leaves Doc's. Hank Miller finds him in the hayloft of the livery stable. Sterret brings his horse into the livery. Cale recognizes him, and straps on his gun. Will and Nick come to see Matt. Matt finds Hank tied up. Hank says he took his horse and rode off with Sterret. Cale takes Sterret to Nick's barn. Cale is going to shoot Sterret to avenge Nick who he thinks is dead. Nick comes in, Sterret tries to get his rifle. Cale shoots Sterret.
13th Apr 1963
Panacea, an elderly lady, is waiting to board the stage for Dodge. She pickpockets a watch off Shelby Little. She doesn't have the fare, but says Kitty is her daughter. The driver. Alvy, says she's good for it. In Dodge Alvy gets the $1.75 from Kitty. Pan tells Kitty many a time you said I was like a mother to you. Kitty's dad was a gambler. When Kitty's mom died Pan took her in. Pan steals money and jewelry from Kitty. Appleton Foote suggests Shelby offer a reward for his watch. Pan says doctors set me on edge. Pan reminds Kitty she took her in for two years. Sam says there is a whole case of whiskey missing. Pan has a poker game in her room selling the whiskey. Kitty breaks it up. Foote tells Pan he knows why she left New Orleans. Foote details Pan's lighthandedness in various cities. In New Orleans jewels were stolen and a gambling house owner was knifed. Foote wants to be Pan's partner. Pan says she will give her answer that evening. Pan sends a telegram to the
7th Dec 1963
Willie Kerns tells Matt Charlie Hacker lives two miles due south of the Cedar Tank Relay Station in Texas. Charlie did a big mail robbery five years back, and killed Johnny Willis, a friend of Matt's. Matt wants the $2000 on Hacker's head for Johnny's widow. Matt takes the stage to Cedar Tank and buys a horse. Matt tells Hacker he's under arrest. Hacker busts Matt with a chair and a poker and rides off running the other horses off. Matt catches a horse. Matt trails him to the Mexican border. He's charged $20 to crass and $2 a day for a military escort, Lt. Julio Chavez. Hacker's horse goes lame. He dismounts and sends it on it's way. Hacker tries to diguise his tracks in the water. Chavez picks up a girl. Chavez and Matt figured out Hacker's ploy. Chavez asks how much of a reward is there. Two bandits get the drop on Hacker. He kills Francisco, takes a horse and runs the other horse off. Hacker stops at a cantina. Matt arrests Hacker, and tells Chavez he's heading for
11th Apr 1959
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.
26th May 1962
Proffessor Eliot and his three boys, Park, Hug and Nate are hawking his elixir. Mollie Farnum and her father are waiting for the stage to Pueblo. The boys attack that stage dressed as indians. The driver and Molly are killed. Farnum sees a scar on Hug's right hand. The boys are drinking at the Long Branch. Farnum comes in and sees the scar. Outside Farnum gets clunked on the head. Eliot is stirring the town against the indians. Hug says he and the boys will take care of the indians for $600. The town offers $300. They go looking for indians. They shoot three and bring them into town. The boys rob a train of $10,000 in gold. Farnum tells Matt the stage was robbed by white men, as he dies. Matt looks in Eliot's wagon. Matt tries to turn Hug against Eliot. Hug wounds Nate. Nate kills Hug. Park says he's leaving. Eliot's wagon returns to Dodge. Eliot goes to dig the gold up. Matt catches him.
Women for Sale (1)
10th Sep 1973
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.
21st Feb 1959
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.
30th Apr 1960
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.
15th Feb 1958
Hattie throws in with two men to kill her husband and then sell his ranch for the money. Yorky Kelley sees the men ride off with his father and trails them till his horse breaks a leg. On the prarie Yorky finds Marshall Dillon and asks for his help finding his Pa.
5th Sep 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.
Gypsum Hills Feud
27th Dec 1958
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.
17th Dec 1960
A young drifter takes a job as cook at Delmonico's but accidentally kills a crazy buffalo hunter who complains about his cooking.
10th Feb 1962
At the square dance Miss Kate Tassel gives up waiting for Bud Bones and goes dancing with Hank. Bud shows up and gets in a fight with Hank. Matt breaks it up. Bud tells Kate if I can't come callin' no one can. Billy Joe comes callin'. Bud throws Billy Joe and Kate in the trough. George Wannamaker comes callin'. Bud ties him up and sends him into town on an old cow. Kate tells Matt she is through with Bud. Bud spanks Kate in the middle of town. Matt tells them to stay away from one another until they cool off. She invites Matt to dinner he declines. She invites Chester to dinner and to teach her to play the guitar. Kate says she is going to San Francisco to play guitar in public. Bud tells her she shouldn't go, she tosses him out. Bud joins the army. In a fight with indians he tells the lieutenant to give him 50 cartridges. He puts the powder in a canteen. He gets shot, but throws the canteen. It explodes, the soldiers charge and win. Kate tells Chester she is going to
18th Jan 1958
The Gunner brothers rob the bank in Dodge and take Kitty hostage.
31st May 1958
Matt and Chester track Nation for a killing in Dodge. Nation kills their horses then gives himself up. They wind up having to take a stage back to Dodge. Nation recognizes a man on the stage and helps Matt prevent a robbery.
20th Dec 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).
8th Apr 1967
Part 1: Down on his luck drifter is offered a dangerous, but profitable job of mixing nitroglycerine for outlaws who are using it to rob banks. George also falls in love with a saloon girl and begins a business venture with his earnings.
The Long Night
17th Feb 1969
Three bounty hunters hold hostages in the Long Branch to get Matt to turn over a prisoner to them.
25th May 1957
After Chester & Matt meet Uncle Oliver, Chester feels uneasy after Viney suggests he ""Get rid of Chester."" Uncle Oliver feels Viney would be a good replacement for Chester.
17th Sep 1960
German immigrant and town blacksmith, Emil Wolhter and his German mail order bride, Gretchen Mueller, are to be married. Matt, Doc and Chester along with Emil meet Gretchen at the stage station. Emil and Gretchen throw a big wedding party for all their friends in Dodge;however, not everyone in Dodge is friendly to Emil and Gretchen. Town troublemaker Tolman has it in for Emil because Tolman thinks that Emil cheated him in a blacksmith deal. Tolman and his gang scheme up a plan to get Emil Wolhter out of his house. While Emil is out of his house one evening, Tolman and his gang of troublemakers burn Emil's house to the ground. When Matt offers to help Emil find the men who did this, Emil rejects Matt's offer and pursues these men by himself. Emil administers his own brand of justice to the men.
Where'd They Go
12th Mar 1960
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..
22nd Oct 1966
A gunfighter (McGavin) hired to murder Matt Dillion gets wounded while trying to save the life of an elderly Chinese man.
Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood
2nd Oct 1965
Sam and Frank Band, and two of their friends, arrive in the small town of Greenwood, OK expecting to quench their thirst with whiskey and find only soda pop available. Not being overly smart or long on manners, they shoot up the small general store/sheriff's office. Thad, sheriff Greenwood's son and deputy, talks his father into issuing an arrest warrant for the men, just before he dies of a heart attack. After catching up with the four vandals in Dodge, Matt has to explain to Thad that an Oklahoma warrant isn't executable in Kansas. Matt and Festus have been trying to hunt down a pack of wolves suspected of butchering cattle on the nearby ranches. But, something isn't quite right about the way the animals have been attacking and, even though a bounty has been offered for each wolf pelt turned in, none have been forthcoming. Matt and Festus begin to put two-and-two together and turn their suspicions towards the Band's and their friends.
14th Mar 1959
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.
28th Jan 1967
A boy (Eddie Hodges) comes to Dodge City in search of his father only to learn that he is a wanted criminal.
20th Nov 1965
Frank and Edmund Dano arrive home after six years in prison for rustling cattle. Considering Frank the bad seed of the family, and the evil influence that got the younger Edmund sent to prison, Mr. Dano gives him a not-to-warm reception. Frank wants to leave, but because his mother is ailing with a bad heart, he stays at her request. As the situation deteriorates between Frank and his father, Edmund offers to tell their parents that it was he who was mixed up with the rustling and that Frank only got into trouble trying to get him out of it. Frank says no to prevent further disappointment for their parents and moves to a farm house on some nearby land that his father purchased. Edmund takes up with Elise Howell, a clerk in the freight office. After $20,000 is stolen from the Garden City stage, recovered, and returned to the freight office, Edmund talks Elsie into helping him steal it. Things don't go as smoothly as planned and Elisie's employer, Mr. Daniels, get
8th Oct 1966
Marshal Dillon is helped by an apparently friendly young runaway who later faces him as a deadly adversary.
20th Oct 1962
Collie stole cattle and shot Davis Henry's leg half off. He's returning home from eight years in prison. Matt tells his wife Francie it's gonna take a lot of patience. Matt tells Rob his Pa is coming home. Matt asks Davis to go easy on Collie. Collie says the marshall gonna pay. Nort tells Collie Rob and Francie work for Davis. Collie gets a gun and rides over to Davis'. Francie goes to get Matt. Matt and Francie meet Rob on his way to get Matt. Matt heads for Davis'. Nort is gonna shoot Davis. Collie tries to stop him, and is shot. Davis kills Nort. As he dies Collie tells Francie it's better this way I was just in the way.
10th Nov 1962
Annie tells Mom and Dad she's going fishin'. Phoebe Strunk and her four sons, Oliver, Casper, Hulett and Simsie ride up. They rob them and put them in their wagon and burn it. Matt and Quint are returning from hunting, and find the wagon and skeletons. Annie looks on then runs off. Annie gets to Sam's and Rosie's place. Ma and the missing links come to Dodge. The boys take notice of Annie. Sam and Rosie want to adopt Annie. The boys try to kidnap Annie. Matt tells them to get outta Dodge and stay out. Oliver follows Sam and finds out where they live. Ma and they boys come to Sam's. Ma rides off with Annie. The boys stay behind with Sam and Rose. Simsie takes Annie fishin'. Matt and Quint ride up to Ma's camp. Matt notices Annie's purse. Ma says one of her boys took it. Matt and Quint ride off. Matt tells Quint somethings not right we better ride by Sam's place. Matt finds Sam and Rose's bodies. Matt returns to Ma's camp. They're gone. Matt figures Ma's traveling
30th Jun 1956
Matt's Childhood hero, Dutch George is now the leader of a notorious gang of horse thieves he must now stop.
8th Mar 1958
Hide skinner Emmett Dooley thinks he killed a man while drunk and turns himself in.
18th Apr 1959
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.
Moo Moo Raid
13th Feb 1960
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.
Quint Asper Comes Home
29th Sep 1962
Half breed Quint kills the two white men that shot his Pa. Pa tells Quint to take his Ma, Topsanah, back to the Comanches, then he dies. Quint hates white men and want to join the Comanche. Three years later the Comanches are on the warpath. Matt warns three buffalo hunters. The indians attack them and Quint is injured. Matt takes him to Doc. Quint won't talk. Matt turns his back and Quint takes his gun. He tries to shoot Matt, no bullets. Quint ""white man trick me"". Matt escorts Quint out of town once he's well. As soon as Matt leaves he changes into indian garb. Quint returns to Running Horse's tribe. He tells Quint to kill a white prisoner, Quint doesn't. Running Horse strips him of his stripes and has him doing squaw work. Quint releases the prisoner. They ride off then split up. Matt gets a letter from the sheriff in Winona saying Jim Grant was saved by some half breed. A dozen men from Dodge head out to find the lone Comanche hiding out. Quint knocks one out
14th Mar 1964
Cora Prells's first job as a saloon girl is short lived. At the Golden Horn Saloon in Wichita,she refuses to drink with Jesse Price and others and quits. Cora's working at Mr. Ross' general store. Jesse asks her for a drink, she refuses. Joe Simms tries to manhandle Kitty. Quint intervenes. Joe wings Quint. Sam knocks the gun out of Simms' hand. Quint cleans Simms' clock. Tom King gets a date with Cora. They marry. Tom introduces Cora to his uncle, Jesse Price. Jesse sent Tom in to meet Cora. Simms tells Cora was a saloon girl. Simms wants to tell that to Tom. Jesse says you better not. Sam overhears this. Jesse feigns being sick and says he's going home. Jesse shoots Simms in the back. Jesse tells Cora he wants her to be his. Matt asks Sam what he overheard. Two yahoos say Quint said he'd kill Simms. Jesse tells Matt Tom is going to kill Simms. Matt tells Cora. Cora tells Tom when he rides up. Tom knew about Cora's past. Cora told Tom Jesse was after her. Jes
The Wrong Man
29th Oct 1966
Hootie Kyle is a poor but honest farmer whose credit has run out. Matt Dillon and Festus lend him some money, then he gets swindled out of it in a poker game. Later Hootie gets circumstantially framed for the murder of the card shark who swindled him.
26th Dec 1964
Big Jim Ponder's coming to town to buy Fitch Tallman's Morgans. Carrie, Jim's daughter, and Big Jim stop in to say hi to Matt. Fitch has paid shills to grease the rails. Festus runs Fitch's stock down. He says Morgans ain't nothin' compared to Wohaw's quarter horses. Carrie wants a quarterhorse. Tom tells Fitch, Festus is showing Big Jim horses. Fitch bets Carrie $100 her horse versus his pick. Fitch tells Festus any distance. He says Dodge to Cheyenne. Big Jim bets on Hammerhead, Carrie's horse. Big Jim will buy all the stock of the winner. It'll start 6:00 am Monday and end 6:00 am Saturday. Deggers wants to enter a third horse. Deggers bets Jim $10,000. There's over $50,000 bet. Including five from Doc and five from Matt. Some say Festus is riding to lose for the gamblers. Wohaw and Fitch bet each other their stables. Carrie's riding the buckboard, that will accompany Festus, with Squatty. Someone cut Festus' saddle strap. The Morgans have a ten minute lead on F
26th Sep 1959
Horses with Bar S brand are being sold to unsuspecting buyers. Deesha moves in to claim the horses, leaving the buyer with nothing.
21st Dec 1963
Jeremiah Dark and his Daughter, Alice, are hawking his elixir. Doc says it has a good bit of alcohol in it. He seems harmless enough, but that may be his greatest illusion. Aaron Wells drags Dark into a poker game with his son Tom, and his foreman Sy. Alice gets Quint to fix the wheel. Dark's winning and wants to quit, saying the others are too drunk to play. Ned an onlooker says Dark cheats. Tom roughs Dark up and throws him out of the bar. Dark tells Alice he didn't cheat. Aaron goes home and Tom stays behind. Tom attacks Alice. Matt and Quint find Dark holding Alice. Dark says he can't help Matt with any information. Matt rides out to Wells'. Tom says he and Aaron rode back together. Matt asks Alice to identify Tom. She says he's not the man. Aaron wonders what they're up to. Dark says evil will eat itself up. Aaron apologizes and offers Dark $300 to get out of town by noon. He ups it to $500. Dark picks up the money. Aaron tells Tom to get out of his sight. R
27th Nov 1965
Judd Print and his two boys, Verlyn and Coy, have met Wade Bonney, his 12 year old son Homer, and his gravely ill wife on the trail and traveled together for a few days. After Mrs. Bonney dies, Judd shoots Wade in the back and steals all of his valuables. Verlyn knows what happened, but Coy doesn't because he was off looking for Homer at the time. From a hilltop Homer had witnessed the murder. Hiding, and refusing to come down for fear of being killed himself, he is left there to die of exposure. But, instead, Homer finds his father's gun and heads across the prairie to hunt Judd and his boys down. Doc runs across Homer while on the trail, gives him some water, almost gets shot, and takes him back to Dodge to tend his minor scratches and get some food into him. He also hides Homer's gun. When Homer sees Judd and Verlyn in town he searches Doc's office, finds the gun and goes after them. Not realizing that Doc removed the bullets, he gets cornered in Moss Grimm
The Hanging of Newly O'Brien
26th Nov 1973
Newly trying to save a hillbilly's life by inserting a tube in their throat loses his patent causing the family members to plan to execute him.
Matt Dillon Must Die
9th Sep 1974
A mountain family in an attempt to avenge the death of one of their own capture Matt.
The Tarnished Badge