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List of Gunsmoke television episodes

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Clockwise from top: Ken Curtis (Festus), Arness (Matt), Amanda Blake (Kitty), and Milburn Stone (Doc) in 1968
Clockwise from top: Ken Curtis (Festus), Arness (Matt), Amanda Blake (Kitty), and Milburn Stone (Doc) in 1968

Gunsmoke is an American Western television series developed by Charles Marquis Warren and based on the radio program of the same name.[1] The series ran for 20 seasons, making it the longest-running Western in television history. The first episode aired in the United States on September 10, 1955, and the final episode aired on March 31, 1975.[2][3] All episodes were broadcast in the U.S. by CBS.[4] In the United Kingdom, Gunsmoke was originally broadcast under the title Gun Law.[5]

Gunsmoke was originally a half-hour program filmed in black-and-white. The series expanded to an hour in length with season seven and began filming in color in season 12. During its run, 635 episodes were broadcast, of which 233 were 30 minutes and 402 were 60 minutes in length. Of the hour-long episodes, 176 were in black-and-white and 226 were in color.[6] During season two, Gunsmoke became one of the 10 most popular programs on American television and moved to number one in the third season. It remained at number one until 1961 and stayed in the top 20 until 1964. The series returned to prominence in 1967 following a shift in its programming time from Saturday to Monday night. From there, Gunsmoke remained in the top 20 for the next seven years, dropping out only in its final season.[4] In May 1975, CBS cancelled the series. Alan Wagner, the network's vice president at the time, said, "It's better to get rid of a program one year too soon than one year too late."[7] Between 1987 and 1994, five television movies based on the series were aired by CBS.[8]

Gunsmoke is set in and around Dodge City, Kansas, in the post-Civil War era and centers on United States Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) as he enforces law and order in the city. In its original format, the series also focuses on Dillon's friendship with three other citizens of Dodge City: Doctor Galen "Doc" Adams (Milburn Stone), the town's physician; Kitty Russell (Amanda Blake), saloon girl and later owner of the Long Branch Saloon; and Chester Goode (Dennis Weaver), Dillon's assistant.[9] In season eight (1962–63), a fifth regular character was added to the cast: blacksmith Quint Asper (Burt Reynolds), who remained until the end of season 10 (1964–65).[10] Dennis Weaver left the series during season nine (1963–64) and was replaced by Ken Curtis as Festus Haggen, who became deputy to Marshall Dillon.[11] Both Chester and Festus appear together in the season-nine episode "The Prairie Wolfer", and Festus had initially appeared the previous season, playing the same character as a quasi-outlaw helping Dillon track a killer in "Us Haggens". In season 11 (1965–66), another deputy, Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood (Roger Ewing), was added to the cast.[12] Ewing's character was replaced in season 13 (1967–68) by Newly O'Brien (Buck Taylor).[13] Amanda Blake left the series at the end of season 19 (1973–74) and was replaced in the final season by a new character, Miss Hannah, portrayed by Fran Ryan.[14]

As of May 5, 2020, all episodes of Gunsmoke have been released on DVD, while two other collections contain selected episodes from all 20 seasons. All five television movies have been released on DVD, as well.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankRatingTied with
First airedLast aired
139September 10, 1955 (1955-09-10)August 25, 1956 (1956-08-25)N/AN/AN/A
239September 8, 1956 (1956-09-08)June 29, 1957 (1957-06-29)732.7I've Got a Secret
339September 14, 1957 (1957-09-14)June 7, 1958 (1958-06-07)143.1N/A
439September 13, 1958 (1958-09-13)June 13, 1959 (1959-06-13)139.6N/A
539September 5, 1959 (1959-09-05)June 11, 1960 (1960-06-11)140.3N/A
638September 3, 1960 (1960-09-03)June 17, 1961 (1961-06-17)137.3N/A
734September 30, 1961 (1961-09-30)May 26, 1962 (1962-05-26)328.3N/A
838September 15, 1962 (1962-09-15)June 1, 1963 (1963-06-01)1027.0N/A
936September 28, 1963 (1963-09-28)June 6, 1964 (1964-06-06)2023.5N/A
1036September 26, 1964 (1964-09-26)May 29, 1965 (1965-05-29)2722.6N/A
1132September 18, 1965 (1965-09-18)May 7, 1966 (1966-05-07)3021.3N/A
1229September 17, 1966 (1966-09-17)April 15, 1967 (1967-04-15)N/AN/AN/A
1325September 11, 1967 (1967-09-11)March 4, 1968 (1968-03-04)425.5Family Affair
1426September 23, 1968 (1968-09-23)March 24, 1969 (1969-03-24)624.9N/A
1526September 22, 1969 (1969-09-22)March 23, 1970 (1970-03-23)225.9N/A
1624September 14, 1970 (1970-09-14)March 8, 1971 (1971-03-08)525.5N/A
1724September 13, 1971 (1971-09-13)March 13, 1972 (1972-03-13)426.0N/A
1824September 11, 1972 (1972-09-11)March 5, 1973 (1973-03-05)723.6The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1924September 10, 1973 (1973-09-10)April 1, 1974 (1974-04-01)1522.1N/A
2024September 9, 1974 (1974-09-09)March 31, 1975 (1975-03-31)2820.5N/A
Television moviesSeptember 26, 1987 (1987-09-26)February 10, 1994 (1994-02-10)N/AN/AN/A


  • All episodes are listed in order of airdate.
  • Series # refers to that episode's number within the overall series.
  • Season # refers to the order in which the episode aired within that particular season.

Half-hour era

Seasons 1 - 6
1955/56 through 1960/61
233 half-hour episodes (all black-and-white)
39 episodes for each of the first five seasons, with 38 episodes for the 6th season

Season 1 (1955–56)

Thirty-nine half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Charles Marquis Warren; associate producer: Norman Macdonnell
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)
Note: The premiere episode was introduced by John Wayne.[15]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Matt Gets It"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: Charles Marquis Warren
Story by: John Meston
September 10, 1955 (1955-09-10)
United States Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness)[16] of Dodge City must deal with fast trigger-happy outlaw Dan Grat (Paul Richards) who wants his way with the town.
22"Hot Spell"Charles Marquis WarrenE. Jack NeumanSeptember 17, 1955 (1955-09-17)
Matt must defend a gunman he despises from townspeople who want to lynch him for a crime he didn't commit.
33"Word of Honor"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: Charles Marquis Warren
Story by: John Meston
October 1, 1955 (1955-10-01)
To save his own life, murder witness Doc gives his word of honor to the killers (including Claude Akins) that he won't expose them.
44"Home Surgery"Charles Marquis WarrenJohn MestonOctober 8, 1955 (1955-10-08)
Matt tries to save the life of a man dying of gangrene.
55"Obie Tater"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: Charles Marquis Warren
Story by: John Meston
October 15, 1955 (1955-10-15)
A group of outlaws try to force an old prospector (Royal Dano) to give up his gold.
66"Night Incident"Charles Marquis WarrenCharles Marquis WarrenOctober 29, 1955 (1955-10-29)
No one believes a boy's claims that he overheard an outlaw planning a robbery.
77"Smoking Out the Nolans"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: Charles Marquis Warren
Story by: John Meston
November 5, 1955 (1955-11-05)
A landowner asks Matt to remove a couple from a home on part of his land, which the couple insists they bought and paid for, and which they refuse to vacate.
88"Kite's Reward"Charles Marquis WarrenJohn MestonNovember 12, 1955 (1955-11-12)
An ex-outlaw's attempt to hang up his gun proves difficult (George Selk makes first credited appearance as Moss Grimmick).
99"The Hunter"Charles Marquis WarrenJohn DunkelNovember 26, 1955 (1955-11-26)
A legendary buffalo hunter (Peter Whitney) invites the wrath of Indians when he sets out to cross their sacred hunting grounds.
1010"The Queue"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: Sam Peckinpah
Story by: John Meston
December 3, 1955 (1955-12-03)
Two men try to force a Chinese man out of Dodge.
1111"General Parsley Smith"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: John Dunkel
Story by: John Meston
December 10, 1955 (1955-12-10)
Parsley Smith (Raymond Bailey), a teller of tall tales, claims the new town banker is plotting to make off with the depositors' money.
1212"Magnus"Charles Marquis WarrenJohn MestonDecember 24, 1955 (1955-12-24)
It's Christmas in Dodge and Chester isn't pleased when his brother Magnus arrives for a visit (Than Wyenn appears).
1313"Reed Survives"Charles Marquis WarrenLes CrutchfieldDecember 31, 1955 (1955-12-31)
A beautiful young wife (Lola Albright) manipulates a young hired hand into killing her older husband.
1414"Professor Lute Bone"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story by: John Meston
January 7, 1956 (1956-01-07)
A peddler's miracle curative contains opium and proves fatal.
1515"No Handcuffs"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: Les Crutchfield
Story by: John Meston
January 21, 1956 (1956-01-21)
A man who claims he's innocent of a murder in a corrupt town breaks out of Matt's jail, and his trail leads Matt to the corrupt sheriff (Mort Mills appears).
1616"Reward for Matt"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story by: John Meston
January 28, 1956 (1956-01-28)
A woman offers a $1,000 reward to the man who kills Matt Dillon.
1717"Robin Hood"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: Daniel B. Ullman
Story by: John Meston
February 4, 1956 (1956-02-04)
Witnesses are refusing to testify against an infamous outlaw (William Hopper) (Barry Atwater appears).
1818"Yorky"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: Sam Peckinpah
Story by: John Meston
February 18, 1956 (1956-02-18)
Matt saves the life of a white boy raised by Indians who was shot trying to retrieve horses stolen from his tribe.
1919"20-20"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story by: John Meston
February 25, 1956 (1956-02-25)
An ex-lawman and old friend of Matt's arrives in Dodge with failing eyesight, and a man who wants to kill him.
2020"Reunion '78"Charles Marquis WarrenHarold SwantonMarch 3, 1956 (1956-03-03)
A well-liked hardware drummer is actually a man wanted for multiple murders.
2121"Helping Hand"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story by: John Meston
March 17, 1956 (1956-03-17)
Matt attempts to reform a young troublemaker (including James Nusser in a role other than Louie Pheeters).
2222"Tap Day for Kitty"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: John Dunkel
Story by: John Meston
March 24, 1956 (1956-03-24)
An old rancher (John Dehner) decides that he is going to marry Kitty.
2323"Indian Scout"Charles Marquis WarrenJohn DunkelMarch 31, 1956 (1956-03-31)
When an old Indian scout (Eduard Franz) murders a man (DeForest Kelley), Matt pursues him into Comanche territory.
2424"The Pest Hole"Charles Marquis WarrenDavid Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.April 14, 1956 (1956-04-14)
Doc must find a way to thwart a typhoid epidemic in Dodge (Howard McNear appears).
2525"The Big Broad"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay by: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story by: John Meston
April 28, 1956 (1956-04-28)
Matt has to figure a way around a six-foot-tall, 200-pound woman with a six-gun.
2626"Hack Prine"Charles Marquis WarrenJohn MestonMay 12, 1956 (1956-05-12)
An old friend (Leo Gordon) of Matt's is now a gun-for-hire, in town to kill him.
2727"Cooter"Robert StevensonScreenplay by: Sam Peckinpah
Story by: John Meston
May 19, 1956 (1956-05-19)
A dishonest gambler (Vinton Hayworth) uses a mentally challenged man (Strother Martin) in a plot against Matt (Robert Vaughn appears).
2828"The Killer"Robert StevensonScreenplay by: John Dunkel
Story by: John Meston
May 26, 1956 (1956-05-26)
Matt has to stop a cold-blooded killer (Charles Bronson) who preys on over-matched opponents (including James Nusser in a role other than Louie Pheeters) (Dabbs Greer makes first credited appearance as 'Jonas').
2929"Doc's Revenge"Ted PostJohn DunkelJune 9, 1956 (1956-06-09)
Doc has a change of heart about a man he hates and wants to kill face to face when the man is later shot in the back (first credited appearance of Bert Rumsey as 'Bartender').
3030"The Preacher"Robert StevensonScreenplay by: John Dunkel
Story by: John Meston
June 16, 1956 (1956-06-16)
A preacher (Royal Dano) disgusted by violence is harassed by bully Sam Keeler (Chuck Connors) who despises his timid nature.
3131"How to Die for Nothing"Ted PostScreenplay by: Sam Peckinpah
Story by: John Meston
June 23, 1956 (1956-06-23)
The brother of a man Matt was forced to kill vows to kill Matt by any means necessary (Mort Mills appears).
3232"Dutch George"Robert StevensonJohn DunkelJune 30, 1956 (1956-06-30)
Matt is forced to arrest his childhood hero (Robert Middleton), who is now the leader of a gang of horse thieves (Tom Pittman appears).
3333"Prairie Happy"Ted PostScreenplay by: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story by: John Meston
July 7, 1956 (1956-07-07)
A bitter old man tells fibs about Indians preparing to strike Dodge.
3434"Chester's Mail Order Bride"Robert StevensonDavid Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.July 14, 1956 (1956-07-14)
When Chester's mail-order bride arrives, neither she nor Chester are what the other are expecting (first credited appearance of Bert Rumsey as 'Sam').
3535"The Guitar"Harry HornerScreenplay by: Sam Peckinpah
Story by: John Meston
July 21, 1956 (1956-07-21)
An ex-Union soldier (Aaron Spelling) is forced to use violence against a pair of diehard Rebels (Jacques Aubuchon appears). First episode without the "Boot Hill" intro.
3636"Cara"Robert StevensonScreenplay by: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story by: John Meston
July 28, 1956 (1956-07-28)
Matt discovers that an old girlfriend is working on the opposite side of the law.
3737"Mr. and Mrs. Amber"Ted PostScreenplay by: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story by: John Meston
August 4, 1956 (1956-08-04)
A self-described religious prophet makes life miserable for his sister and her husband (Paul Richards).
3838"Unmarked Grave"Ted PostDavid Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.August 18, 1956 (1956-08-18)
An old woman (Helen Kleeb) grieving over the loss of her outlaw son tries to help another young outlaw escape justice (William Hopper and Than Wyenn appear). Boot Hill Intro returns for this episode and appears intermittently hereafter.
3939"Alarm at Pleasant Valley"Ted PostJohn DunkelAugust 25, 1956 (1956-08-25)
Homesteaders are ambushed on the way to Dodge (Dan Blocker appears as 'Lieutenant').

Season 2 (1956–57)

Thirty-nine half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Charles Marquis Warren (episodes 40–49, 51–52, 57), Norman Macdonnell (episodes 50, 53–56, 58–78)
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[17]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
401"Cow Doctor"Andrew V. McLaglenScreenplay by: John Dunkel
Story by: John Meston
September 8, 1956 (1956-09-08)
A wounded Doc may be forced to save the life of the man who wounded him (Tommy Kirk appears).
412"Brush at Elkader"Ted PostScreenplay by: Les Crutchfield
Story by: John Meston
September 15, 1956 (1956-09-15)
Matt tracks a murderer (Paul Lambert) to a strange town (Elkader) where the people are unwilling to cooperate (Gage Clarke makes first appearance, but in a role other than Dodge House clerk Dobie or bank manager Botkin).
423"Custer"Ted PostScreenplay by: Gil Doud
Story by: John Meston
September 22, 1956 (1956-09-22)
Matt refuses to turn in a rustler (Brian G. Hutton) for a court-martial. Boot Hill intro clearly shows grave markers with dates of 1882 & 1883, yet episode is set in 1876, the year of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
434"The Round Up"Ted PostScreenplay by: Sam Peckinpah
Story by: John Meston
September 29, 1956 (1956-09-29)
Dodge City merchants celebrate the end of a round-up and unite against any acts of violence (Jacques Aubuchon appears).
445"Young Man with a Gun"Christian NybyScreenplay by: Winston Miller
Story by: John Meston
October 20, 1956 (1956-10-20)
The brother of an outlaw (Fredd Wayne) Matt killed (by drawing first, as Doc notes aloud) swears revenge (Clegg Hoyt appears, Bert Rumsey credited as 'Bartender').
456"Indian White"Ted PostScreenplay by: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story by: Tom Hanley
October 27, 1956 (1956-10-27)
A white boy who has been raised by Indians learns to live with his own race (Stanley Adams, Abel Fernandez, Clegg Hoyt, Alexander Lockwood, and Marian Seldes appear).
467"How to Cure a Friend"Ted PostScreenplay by: Winston Miller
Story by: John Meston
November 10, 1956 (1956-11-10)
Matt is used by an old friend (Andrew Duggan) in a con game (Simon Oakland appears).
478"Legal Revenge"Andrew V. McLaglenScreenplay by: Sam Peckinpah
Story by: John Meston
November 17, 1956 (1956-11-17)
Doc comes upon a homesteader (Philip Bourneuf) with a busted leg and a gun to protect himself from his wife (Cloris Leachman).
489"The Mistake"Andrew V. McLaglenScreenplay by: Gil Doud
Story by: John Meston
November 24, 1956 (1956-11-24)
Matt leaves Dodge City unprotected when he sets out to find a killer (Mike Connors) (Bert Rumsey credited as 'Bartender', but referred to by Chester as 'Sam Noonan').
4910"Greater Love"Ted PostScreenplay by: Winston Miller
Story by: John Meston
December 1, 1956 (1956-12-01)
An outlaw (Claude Akins) threatens to kill Doc if he does not help his wounded buddy (Frank de Kova and Amzie Strickland appear).
5011"No Indians"Ted PostScreenplay by: John Dunkel
Story by: John Meston
December 8, 1956 (1956-12-08)
Matt and Chester act as decoys to ambush outlaws (including Mickey Simpson) that are masking their crimes as those of renegade Indians (Fintan Meyler and Herbert Rudley appear).
5112"Spring Term"Ted PostScreenplay by: William F. Leicester
Story by: John Meston
December 15, 1956 (1956-12-15)
Matt discovers that he was the intended victim of a murder he is investigating (Stanley Adams, Jack Kruschen, Paul Newlan, Harry Townes, and H. M. Wynant appear).
5213"Poor Pearl"Andrew V. McLaglenScreenplay by: Sam Peckinpah
Story by: John Meston
December 22, 1956 (1956-12-22)
Matt helps a woman (Constance Ford) whose suitors (including Denver Pyle) are about to duel for her affections.
5314"Cholera"Andrew V. McLaglenScreenplay by: Les Crutchfield
Story by: John Meston
December 29, 1956 (1956-12-29)
A landowner (Paul Fix) tries to terrorize homesteaders (Bartlett Robinson and Peg Hillias) off their land (Gordon Gebert, John Smith, and Stuart Whitman appear).
5415"Pucket's New Year"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonJanuary 5, 1957 (1957-01-05)
An old buffalo hunter (Edgar Stehli) swears revenge on the skinner (Grant Withers) that left him to die (Richard Deacon appears as banker Botkin, Bert Rumsey credited as 'Bartender').
5516"The Cover Up"William D. RussellScreenplay by: William N. Robson
Story by: John Meston
January 12, 1957 (1957-01-12)
Matt traps a cattleman (Tyler McVey) who shot two homesteaders (including Roy Engel) (Malcolm Atterbury and Vivi Janiss appear).
5617"Sins of the Father"Andrew V. McLaglenScreenplay by: John Dunkel
Story by: John Meston
January 19, 1957 (1957-01-19)
An Indian woman (Angie Dickinson) faces prejudice for her father's raid on Dodge City (Peter Whitney and Paul Wexler appear).
5718"Kick Me"Andrew V. McLaglenScreenplay by: Endre Bohem and Louis Vittes
Story by: John Meston
January 26, 1957 (1957-01-26)
A bank robber (Robert H. Harris) murders his wife and frames Tobeel (Frank de Kova) for the crime (Paul Lambert appears).
5819"Executioner"Andrew V. McLaglenScreenplay by: Gil Doud
Story by: John Meston
February 2, 1957 (1957-02-02)
After a young gunfighter (Liam Sullivan) brazenly kills an over-matched rancher, the rancher's brother wants Matt to settle the score.
5920"Gone Straight"Ted PostScreenplay by: Les Crutchfield
Story by: John Meston
February 9, 1957 (1957-02-09)
Townspeople protect an outlaw (Carl Betz) they believe has reformed (Tige Andrews, Joe De Santis, John Dierkes, Marianne Stewart, and Ward Wood appear).
6021"Bloody Hands"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonFebruary 16, 1957 (1957-02-16)
The shooting of several members of an outlaw gang, though in self defense, triggers an emotional crisis in Matt, haunted by memories of all the men he has killed (Lawrence Dobkin, Russell Johnson, and Gloria Marshall appear).
6122"Skid Row"Ted PostScreenplay by: Gil Doud
Story by: John Meston
February 23, 1957 (1957-02-23)
A woman (Susan Morrow) comes a long way from the east to Dodge, only to realize that her fiancé (Joseph Sargent) has lost all his money and does not wish to marry her (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams appears).
6223"Sweet and Sour"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonMarch 2, 1957 (1957-03-02)
A dance-hall girl (Karen Sharpe) manipulates her admirers (including John Alderson, Walter Reed, John Mitchum, and Ken Mayer) into facing each other in gunfights.
6324"Cain"Ted PostJohn MestonMarch 9, 1957 (1957-03-09)
A former gunslinger's (Mark Roberts) past catches up to him (Harry Bartell, Paul Dubov, and Dan Riss appear).
6425"Bureaucrat"Ted PostStory by : John Meston
Teleplay by : William F. Leicester
March 16, 1957 (1957-03-16)
An official (John Hoyt) from Washington sets out to tame Dodge City (Richard Avonde, William Bryant, Ned Glass, and Ken Lynch appear).
6526"Last Fling"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonMarch 23, 1957 (1957-03-23)
Kitty gets annoyed by a pair of old farmers (including Frank de Kova) who are each trying to have a fling with her (Susan Morrow and Anne O'Neal appear).
6627"Chester's Murder"Ted PostJohn MestonMarch 30, 1957 (1957-03-30)
Matt reluctantly arrests Chester for murder (Peggie Castle and Murray Hamilton appear).
6728"The Photographer"William D. RussellJohn DunkelApril 6, 1957 (1957-04-06)
A photographer (Sebastian Cabot) from the east seeks to immortalize the violent West (Ned Glass appears, Howard Culver appears in a role other than hotel clerk Uzzell).
6829"Wrong Man"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonApril 13, 1957 (1957-04-13)
A cowboy vows revenge for the shooting of his friend, who was mistaken for a criminal (Don Keefer and Catherine McLeod, real-life husband and wife, appear as a husband and wife).
6930"Big Girl Lost"Ted PostJohn MestonApril 20, 1957 (1957-04-20)
A saloon girl does not want her ex-fiancé (Michael Pate) to know about her job (Judson Pratt appears as Long Branch owner Bill Pence).
7031"What the Whiskey Drummer Heard"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : John Meston
Teleplay by : Gil Doud
April 27, 1957 (1957-04-27)
Matt fakes his death to lure a gunman (Vic Perrin) out in the open (Robert Karnes appears, Bert Rumsey credited as 'Sam').
7132"Cheap Labor"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonMay 4, 1957 (1957-05-04)
A former gunslinger (Andrew Duggan) is goaded into a duel by his fiancee's (Peggy Webber) brother (Robert F. Simon) (Susan Morrow appears, and James Nusser appears in a role other than Louie Pheeters, credited as 'Bum').
7233"Moon"William D. RussellJohn MestonMay 11, 1957 (1957-05-11)
Matt seeks evidence to convict a poker dealer (Phillip Pine) of murdering a gambler (Stafford Repp) (Rebecca Welles appears).
7334"Who Lives by the Sword"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonMay 18, 1957 (1957-05-18)
A gunman (Harold J. Stone) manipulates two boys into facing him in a duel (Hal Baylor and Harry Woods appear).
7435"Uncle Oliver"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonMay 25, 1957 (1957-05-25)
Matt goes after an outlaw (Earle Hodgins) who shot Chester (Paul Wexler appears).
7536"Daddy-O"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonJune 1, 1957 (1957-06-01)
Kitty's father (John Dehner) arrives in Dodge to try and take her back to New Orleans (Cyril Delevanti appears, and Judson Pratt appears as Long Branch owner Bill Pence). This episode notes Miss Kitty's purchase of half-ownership in the Long Branch Saloon.
7637"The Man Who Would Be Marshal"William D. RussellScreenplay by: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story by: John Meston
June 15, 1957 (1957-06-15)
A retired Army officer (Herbert Rudley) asks Matt to appoint him deputy (Walt Barnes, June Carter Cash, Clancy Cooper, and Ned Glass appear).
7738"Liar from Blackhawk"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonJune 22, 1957 (1957-06-22)
A gunman (John Doucette) tries to start a fight with a braggart (Denver Pyle) (Fred Graham and Strother Martin appear, Bert Rumsey credited as 'Sam').
7839"Jealousy"Andrew V. McLaglenScreenplay by: Sam Peckinpah
Story by: John Meston
June 29, 1957 (1957-06-29)
A hot-tempered man (Jack Kelly) thinks Matt is pursuing his wife (Joan Tetzel) (Ken Drake and Than Wyenn appear).

Season 3 (1957–58)

Thirty-nine half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[18]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
791"Crack-Up"Ted PostJohn MestonSeptember 14, 1957 (1957-09-14)
Matt must find out who sent a supposed professional killer (John Dehner) to Dodge and why.
802"Gun for Chester"Louis KingJohn MestonSeptember 21, 1957 (1957-09-21)
The man who threatened to kill Chester arrives in town.
813"Blood Money"Louis KingJohn MestonSeptember 28, 1957 (1957-09-28)
The friendship between Harry Spener (Vinton Hayworth) and Joe Harpe is jeopardized by the fact that there's a price on the latter's head.
824"Kitty's Outlaw"Andrew V. McLaglenScreenplay by: Kathleen Hite
Story by: John Meston
October 5, 1957 (1957-10-05)
Kitty's old boyfriend (Ainslie Pryor) sets her up in a bank robbery.
835"Potato Road"Ted PostJohn MestonOctober 12, 1957 (1957-10-12)
A young man (Tom Pittman) claims that his father (Robert F. Simon) committed a murder (Jeanette Nolan and Morgan Woodward appear).
846"Jesse"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonOctober 19, 1957 (1957-10-19)
Matt tries to help a young man find his father's killer (Edward Binns appears).
857"Mavis McCloud"Buzz KulikScreenplay by: Kathleen Hite
Story by: John Meston
October 26, 1957 (1957-10-26)
A girl (Fay Spain) from the east comes to Dodge to experience life in the west (Robert Cornthwaite and Max Showalter, credited as Casey Adams, appear).
868"Born to Hang"Buzz KulikJohn MestonNovember 2, 1957 (1957-11-02)
After he is saved from hanging, a drifter (Wright King) plots revenge against the men (including Anthony Caruso, Ken Lynch, and Mort Mills) who tried to lynch him (Dorothy Adams appears).
879"Romeo"Ted PostJohn MestonNovember 9, 1957 (1957-11-09)
Inspired by the play Romeo and Juliet, the children (Barbara Eden and Robert Vaughn) of feuding family patriarchs (Barry Kelley and Tyler McVey) fall in love (Bill Erwin and Robert McQueeney appear).
8810"Never Pester Chester"Richard WhorfJohn MestonNovember 16, 1957 (1957-11-16)
Matt hunts down two drifters (including Buddy Baer) who dragged Chester and left him for dead (Paul Birch and Gary Vinson appear, and Woody Chambliss appears in a role other than Woody Lathrop).
8911"Fingered"James SheldonJohn MestonNovember 23, 1957 (1957-11-23)
The people of Dodge gets suspicious of Jim Cobbett (John Larch) when his second wife (Virginia Christine) vanishes just like his first (Karl Swenson appears).
9012"How to Kill a Woman"John RichScreenplay by: David S. Peckinpah[A]
Story by: John Meston
November 30, 1957 (1957-11-30)
Matt tracks down a gunman (Pernell Roberts) who robbed a stagecoach (Barry Atwater, Jolene Brand, and George Cisar appear, and Robert Brubaker makes first appearance as stagecoach driver Jim Buck).
9113"Cows and Cribs"Richard WhorfScreenplay by: Kathleen Hite
Story by: John Meston
December 7, 1957 (1957-12-07)
The residents of Dodge are wondering where Joe Nadler (Val Avery) gets all his money – and where he goes to spend it (Mabel Albertson, Kathie Browne, Kit Guard, Bartlett Robinson, and Jud Taylor appear).
9214"Doc's Reward"Richard WhorfJohn MestonDecember 14, 1957 (1957-12-14)
Even though Doc has confessed to murdering the man (Jack Lord) that shot his horse, Matt is unwilling to arrest him (Jean Fenwick appears).
9315"Kitty Lost"Ted PostJohn MestonDecember 21, 1957 (1957-12-21)
Kitty gets deserted in a desolate plain by a suitor (Warren Stevens) she rejected (Brett King appears, and Stephen Ellsworth assumes role of Bill Pence).
9416"Twelfth Night"John RichJohn MestonDecember 28, 1957 (1957-12-28)
The remaining survivors (including James Griffith, Rose Marie, and William Schallert) of two feuding Ozark families face each other in Dodge.
9517"Joe Phy"Ted PostJohn MestonJanuary 4, 1958 (1958-01-04)
Marshal Joe Phy (Paul Richards) uses his reputation as a gunman to maintain order (Morey Amsterdam appears).
9618"Buffalo Man"Ted PostScreenplay by: Les Crutchfield
Story by: John Meston
January 11, 1958 (1958-01-11)

Matt and Chester get caught in the middle of a feud between Indians and buffalo hunters.

Note: The fight scene near the end of this episode serves as the basis for an educational film produced by the American Cinema Editors, called Film Editing: Interpretation & Values, used by film students all around the world.[19][20]
9719"Kitty Caught"Richard WhorfJohn MestonJanuary 18, 1958 (1958-01-18)
Bank robbers (Pat Conway and Bruce Gordon)) take Kitty hostage (Charles Tannen appears, and William Keene appears as banker Botkin).
9820"Claustrophobia"Ted PostJohn MestonJanuary 25, 1958 (1958-01-25)
A pair of landgrabbers kill a homesteader's (Vaughn Taylor) mule and hogs to get his ranch (Joe Maross and Jimmy Noel appear).
9921"Ma Tennis"Buzz KulikJohn MestonFebruary 1, 1958 (1958-02-01)
A woman claims to have killed her outlaw son (Ron Hagerthy) to prevent him from turning himself in (Corey Allen and Russ Bender appear).
10022"Sunday Supplement"Richard WhorfJohn MestonFebruary 8, 1958 (1958-02-08)
A pair (Werner Klemperer and Jack Weston) of journalists from the east cause trouble (Kit Guard, Theodore Newton, and Eddie Little Sky appear).
10123"Wild West"Richard WhorfJohn MestonFebruary 15, 1958 (1958-02-15)
Matt attempts to rescue a child's father (Philip Bourneuf) from kidnappers (Robert Gist and Murray Hamilton) (Phyllis Coates appears).
10224"The Cabin"John RichJohn MestonFebruary 22, 1958 (1958-02-22)
Matt finds a cabin to shelter himself from a blizzard, only to learn it is occupied by a pair (Claude Akins and Harry Dean Stanton) of bank robbers (Patricia Barry appears).
10325"Dirt"Ted PostScreenplay by: David S. Peckinpah[A]
Story by: John Meston
March 1, 1958 (1958-03-01)
A newlywed man (Wayne Morris) is shot moments after his wedding (Gail Kobe, June Lockhart, and Ian MacDonald appear).
10426"Dooley Surrenders"John RichJohn MestonMarch 8, 1958 (1958-03-08)
Matt sets out to clear Emmett Dooley (Strother Martin), who has been accused of murdering one of his hunting companions (Ken Lynch appears, and James Nusser appears in a role other than Louie Pheeters).
10527"Joke's on Us"Ted PostJohn MestonMarch 15, 1958 (1958-03-15)
The widow (Virginia Gregg) and son of a man Jake Kaiser (Bartlett Robinson) lynched are out to get him (Kevin Hagen appears).
10628"Bottleman"John RichJohn MestonMarch 22, 1958 (1958-03-22)
Tom Cassidy (John Dehner), the town drunk, tries to pick a fight with Dan Clell (Ross Martin), who has just arrived in Dodge (Roxane Berard and Peggy McCay appear, and Barney Phillips appears as Bill Pence).
10729"Laughing Gas"Ted PostJames FondaMarch 29, 1958 (1958-03-29)
A former gunslinger is being bothered by bullies.
10830"Texas Cowboys"John RichJohn MestonApril 5, 1958 (1958-04-05)
Cowboys from Texas set out to avenge their murdered friend.
10931"Amy's Good Deed"John RichScreenplay by: Kathleen Hite
Story by: John Meston
April 12, 1958 (1958-04-12)
A bitter old woman plots to kill Matt as revenge for the death of her brother.
11032"Hanging Man"John RichJohn MestonApril 19, 1958 (1958-04-19)
Matt suspects murder when a merchant is found hanged in his office.
11133"Innocent Broad"John RichScreenplay by: Kathleen Hite
Story by: John Meston
April 26, 1958 (1958-04-26)
A woman's boyfriend causes trouble for Matt with his constant fits of jealousy.
11234"The Big Con"John RichJohn MestonMay 3, 1958 (1958-05-03)
Doc is taken hostage by three con artists.
11335"Widow's Mite"Ted PostJohn MestonMay 10, 1958 (1958-05-10)
A gambler marries an outlaw's widow for her husband's stolen money.
11436"Chester's Hanging"Ted PostJohn MestonMay 17, 1958 (1958-05-17)
Matt arrests a drifter for robbing and murdering a cattle buyer.
11537"Carmen"Ted PostJohn MestonMay 24, 1958 (1958-05-24)
An Army major threatens to put Dodge under martial law after soldiers are killed in a robbery.
11638"Overland Express"Seymour BernsJohn MestonMay 31, 1958 (1958-05-31)
An outlaw holds up a stagecoach carrying a murderer to trial.
11739"The Gentleman"Ted PostJohn MestonJune 7, 1958 (1958-06-07)
One of Kitty's hostesses has fallen in love with a gambler, but one of the girl's old boyfriends has his suspicions.

Season 4 (1958–59)

Thirty-nine half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[21]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1181"Matt for Murder"Richard WhorfJohn MestonSeptember 13, 1958 (1958-09-13)
A witness claims to have seen Matt kill Red Samples' partner.
1192"The Patsy"Richard WhorfStory by : John Meston
Teleplay by : Les Crutchfield
September 20, 1958 (1958-09-20)
One of the dance-hall girls accuses a man of murder.
1203"Gunsmuggler"Richard WhorfStory by : John Meston
Teleplay by : Les Crutchfield
September 27, 1958 (1958-09-27)
Matt investigates an alleged Indian raid that seems to have wiped out a family.
1214"Monopoly"Seymour BernsScreenplay by: Les Crutchfield
Story by: John Meston
October 4, 1958 (1958-10-04)
A stranger is purchasing all the local freight lines.
1225"Letter of the Law"Richard WhorfStory by : John Meston
Teleplay by : Les Crutchfield
October 11, 1958 (1958-10-11)
Matt attempts to get a man and his expectant wife evicted from their home.
1236"Thoroughbreds"Richard WhorfJohn MestonOctober 18, 1958 (1958-10-18)
Matt and Chester meet a man with two horses on the way back to Dodge who is not very friendly – until they see him spending money freely.
1247"Stage Hold-Up"Ted PostStory by : John Meston
Teleplay by : Les Crutchfield
October 25, 1958 (1958-10-25)
A robber holds up a stagecoach carrying Matt, then turns up in Dodge.
1258"Lost Rifle"Richard WhorfJohn MestonNovember 1, 1958 (1958-11-01)
A man who has had every motive to commit a murder swears that he is innocent.
1269"Land Deal"Ted PostStory by : John Meston
Teleplay by : Les Crutchfield
November 8, 1958 (1958-11-08)
Matt gets suspicious of a land agent's generous offer.
12710"Lynching Man"Richard WhorfJohn MestonNovember 15, 1958 (1958-11-15)
The townspeople prepare for a lynching when a pair of saddle tramps kill a homesteader and steal his horse.
12811"How to Kill a Friend"Richard WhorfJohn MestonNovember 22, 1958 (1958-11-22)
Matt tells a pair of gamblers to get out of Dodge, but they hire a gunman to kill him.
12912"Grass"Richard WhorfJohn MestonNovember 29, 1958 (1958-11-29)
A rancher takes Matt's advice and arms himself against Indians, then shoots a cowboy dressed as an Indian.
13013"The Cast"Jesse HibbsJohn MestonDecember 6, 1958 (1958-12-06)
A rancher blames Doc for the death of his wife.
13114"Robber Bridegroom"Richard WhorfJohn MestonDecember 13, 1958 (1958-12-13)
A girl refuses to testify against the robbers who kidnapped her.
13215"Snakebite"Ted PostJohn MestonDecember 20, 1958 (1958-12-20)
One of the drifters who killed a man's dog is found dead.
13316"Gypsum Hills Feud"Richard WhorfStory by : John Meston
Teleplay by : Les Crutchfield
December 27, 1958 (1958-12-27)
Matt and Chester get caught in the middle of a bloody mountain feud between the Peavys and the Cades.
13417"Young Love"Seymour BernsJohn MestonJanuary 3, 1959 (1959-01-03)
The widow of a cattleman falls in love with the man who supposedly killed her husband.
13518"Marshal Proudfoot"Jesse HibbsStory by : Tom Hanley
Teleplay by : John Meston
January 10, 1959 (1959-01-10)
Chester's uncle thinks he is the marshal of Dodge City.
13619"Passive Resistance"Ted PostJohn MestonJanuary 17, 1959 (1959-01-17)
An elderly sheepherder who is against violence refuses to tell Matt the identity of the two cattleman who killed his sheep, burned his house, and left him for dead.
13720"Love of a Good Woman"Arthur HillerStory by : John Meston
Teleplay by : Les Crutchfield
January 24, 1959 (1959-01-24)
A recently released convict jeopardizes his parole when he sets out to kill Matt.
13821"Jayhawkers"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonJanuary 31, 1959 (1959-01-31)
A drover asks Matt and Chester to help him protect his boss' herd from a renegade raid.
13922"Kitty's Rebellion"Jesse HibbsStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
February 7, 1959 (1959-02-07)
An old friend's brother attempts to 'save' Kitty from life as a saloonkeeper.
14023"Sky"Ted PostStory by : John Meston
Teleplay by : Les Crutchfield
February 14, 1959 (1959-02-14)
A young man steals a horse when he is accused of murder.
14124"Doc Quits"Edward LudlumJohn MestonFebruary 21, 1959 (1959-02-21)
Doc suspects the new town doctor of being a charlatan.
14225"The Bear"Jesse HibbsJohn MestonFebruary 28, 1959 (1959-02-28)
A former saloon girl's upcoming marriage is jeopardized by her old boyfriend.
14326"The Coward"Jesse HibbsJohn MestonMarch 7, 1959 (1959-03-07)
Matt's double is murdered, leaving the residents of Dodge very confused.
14427"The F.U."Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonMarch 14, 1959 (1959-03-14)
Onie Baker is found dead after a quarrel with Al Clovis, who has gone missing.
14528"Wind"Arthur HillerJohn MestonMarch 21, 1959 (1959-03-21)
Matt suspects the new saloon girl of being affiliated with a crooked gambler.
14629"Fawn"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonApril 4, 1959 (1959-04-04)
Matt frees a white woman and her daughter from slavery by the Indians.
14730"Renegade White"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : John Meston
Teleplay by : Les Crutchfield
April 11, 1959 (1959-04-11)
After getting out of jail, Ord Spicer begins selling rifles to Indians.
14831"Murder Warrant"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonApril 18, 1959 (1959-04-18)
Matt protects a suspected killer from a trigger-happy deputy.
14932"Change of Heart"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonApril 25, 1959 (1959-04-25)
Brisco Casis tries to stop his brother from marrying a saloon girl.
15033"Buffalo Hunter"Ted PostJohn MestonMay 2, 1959 (1959-05-02)
The head of a buffalo-hunting party is unwilling to tell Matt what he knows about the murders of two of his skinners.
15134"The Choice"Ted PostJohn MestonMay 9, 1959 (1959-05-09)
A pair of strangers are on Matt's 'wanted list'.
15235"There Never Was a Horse"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonMay 16, 1959 (1959-05-16)
A nasty gunfighter kills a drunk to force Matt into a showdown.
15336"Print Asper"Ted PostJohn MestonMay 23, 1959 (1959-05-23)
Print Asper wishes to leave his ranch to his sons, but his attorney has other plans.
15437"The Constable"Arthur HillerJohn MestonMay 30, 1959 (1959-05-30)
A ranch foreman threatens to boycott Dodge City commerce if his cowboys are not left alone.
15538"Blue Horse"Andrew V. McLaglen and Ted PostStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
June 6, 1959 (1959-06-06)
Matt is delivering a prisoner to Dodge when he is thrown, and must stay with his quarry while Chester gets help.
15639"Cheyennes"Ted PostJohn MestonJune 13, 1959 (1959-06-13)
Matt hunts down the Indians who are killing settlers.

Season 5 (1959–60)

Thirty-nine half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[22]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1571"Target"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
September 5, 1959 (1959-09-05)
A gypsy girl's father disapproves of a young man's romance with her.
1582"Kitty's Injury"Buzz KulikStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
September 19, 1959 (1959-09-19)
Kitty sustains injury from falling off a horse.
1593"Horse Deal"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonSeptember 26, 1959 (1959-09-26)
Matt seems to be too lazy to catch horse thieves when ranchers are being sold stolen horses.
1604"Johnny Red"Buzz KulikStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
October 3, 1959 (1959-10-03)
Matt suspects a new arrival of being a ruthless criminal.
1615"Tail to the Wind"Christian NybyStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
October 10, 1959 (1959-10-10)
A rancher who has been threatened refuses Matt's help.
1626"Annie Oakley"Jesse HibbsJohn MestonOctober 17, 1959 (1959-10-17)
A woman who has been feeling neglected by her husband manipulates him into fighting a neighbor.
1637"Kangaroo"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonOctober 24, 1959 (1959-10-24)
A family of psychopaths takes Chester hostage.
1648"Saludos"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
October 31, 1959 (1959-10-31)
Three cowboys are suspected of shooting a woman who is half Native American.
1659"Brother Whelp"R.G. SpringsteenStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
November 7, 1959 (1959-11-07)
A man returns to Dodge to kill his brother as revenge for marrying his fiancée.
16610"The Boots"Jesse HibbsJohn MestonNovember 14, 1959 (1959-11-14)
A young man is unaware that his hero was once a gunslinger.
16711"Odd Man Out"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
November 21, 1959 (1959-11-21)
Matt suspects foul play when an old farmer claims his wife left him.
16812"Miguel's Daughter"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
November 28, 1959 (1959-11-28)
Although Kitty has prevented two men from molesting Chavela Ramirez, the girl's father wants revenge.
16913"Box o' Rocks"R.G. SpringsteenLes CrutchfieldDecember 5, 1959 (1959-12-05)
A coffin at a funeral is found to be filled with rocks.
17014"False Witness"Ted PostStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
December 12, 1959 (1959-12-12)
A man claims he can identify a murderer just to get attention.
17115"Tag, You're It"Jesse HibbsLes CrutchfieldDecember 19, 1959 (1959-12-19)
A notorious gunfighter comes to Dodge, making the townspeople curious as to who he's after.
17216"Thick 'n' Thin"Stuart HeislerStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
December 26, 1959 (1959-12-26)
Two old ranch partners have a falling out.
17317"Groat's Grudge"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
January 2, 1960 (1960-01-02)
A former Rebel sets out to settle the score with a cowboy he thinks killed his wife during Sherman's march through Georgia.
17418"Big Tom"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
January 9, 1960 (1960-01-09)
A scheming fighting manager sets up a dangerous boxing match.
17519"Till Death Do Us"Jean YarbroughLes CrutchfieldJanuary 16, 1960 (1960-01-16)
A killer targets an eccentric old man and his wife.
17620"The Tragedian"Arthur HillerStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
January 23, 1960 (1960-01-23)
An out-of-work actor gets in trouble for playing marked cards.
17721"Hinka Do"Andrew V. McLaglenLes CrutchfieldJanuary 30, 1960 (1960-01-30)
The new saloonkeeper in Dodge is a woman who knows how to handle a six-shooter.
17822"Doc Judge"Arthur HillerJohn MestonFebruary 6, 1960 (1960-02-06)
With Matt out of town, Doc only has Chester to protect him when his life is threatened.
17923"Moo Moo Raid"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
February 13, 1960 (1960-02-13)
Two trail bosses argue over how to get across a swollen river.
18024"Kitty's Killing"Arthur HillerStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
February 20, 1960 (1960-02-20)
Kitty risks herself to stop an attempted murder.
18125"Jailbait Janet"Jesse HibbsLes CrutchfieldFebruary 27, 1960 (1960-02-27)
One of a bandit's children kills a man during a robbery.
18226"Unwanted Deputy"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
March 5, 1960 (1960-03-05)
A convicted murderer's brother runs against Matt for marshal.
18327"Where'd They Go"Jesse HibbsStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
March 12, 1960 (1960-03-12)
A storekeeper accuses a farmer of robbing him, but has no proof.
18428"Crowbait Bob"Andrew V. McLaglenLes CrutchfieldMarch 26, 1960 (1960-03-26)
Kitty is named the sole heir in Crowbait Bob's will.
18529"Colleen So Green"Jean YarbroughStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
April 2, 1960 (1960-04-02)
A Southern belle uses her charm to take over Dodge.
18630"The Ex-Urbanites"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonApril 9, 1960 (1960-04-09)
Chester takes care of Doc when they are ambushed by a pair of outlaws.
18731"I Thee Wed"Jesse HibbsStory by : Les Crutchfield
Teleplay by : John Meston
April 16, 1960 (1960-04-16)
A man keeps beating his wife after she pays the fine for his jail time.
18832"The Lady Killer"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonApril 23, 1960 (1960-04-23)
Matt suspects Kitty's new saloon girl is a hired killer.
18933"Gentleman's Disagreement"Jesse HibbsLes CrutchfieldApril 30, 1960 (1960-04-30)
A showdown is set to take place between the blacksmith and a gunman who used to court his wife.
19034"Speak Me Fair"Andrew V. McLaglenLes CrutchfieldMay 7, 1960 (1960-05-07)
On a hunting trip, Matt, Doc and Chester find a savagely beaten Indian boy.
19135"Belle's Back"Jesse HibbsLes CrutchfieldMay 14, 1960 (1960-05-14)
Belle Ainsley returns to Dodge, but does not receive a warm welcome.
19236"The Bobsy Twins"Jesse HibbsJohn MestonMay 21, 1960 (1960-05-21)
Twin brothers try to kill all Indians.
19337"Old Flame"Jesse HibbsStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
May 28, 1960 (1960-05-28)
An old girlfriend asks Matt to protect her from her husband.
19438"The Deserter"Arthur HillerStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
June 4, 1960 (1960-06-04)
A soldier and a civilian conspire to steal an Army payroll.
19539"Cherry Red"Andrew V. McLaglenLes CrutchfieldJune 11, 1960 (1960-06-11)
Matt is reluctant to tell Cherry O'Dell that her husband's been killed.

Season 6 (1960–61)

Thirty-eight half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell; associate producer: James Arness
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[23]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1961"Friend's Pay-Off"Jesse HibbsStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
September 3, 1960 (1960-09-03)
A dying man claims that a friend of Matt's is a bank robber.
1972"The Blacksmith"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Norman MacDonnell
Teleplay by : John Meston
September 17, 1960 (1960-09-17)
Dodge's blacksmith plans his wedding to his mail-order bride.
1983"Small Water"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonSeptember 24, 1960 (1960-09-24)
Matt is forced to kill a man for resisting arrest, only to incur the wrath of the man's family.
1994"Say Uncle"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonOctober 1, 1960 (1960-10-01)
A young man suspects his uncle of murdering his father.
2005"Shooting Stopover"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
October 8, 1960 (1960-10-08)
Matt tries to bring a killer to Wichita on a stagecoach carrying a woman, a preacher and a huge shipment of gold.
2016"The Peace Officer"Jesse HibbsStory by : Norman MacDonnell
Teleplay by : John Meston
October 15, 1960 (1960-10-15)
A former sheriff plans his revenge on Matt for firing him.
2027"Don Matteo"Jesse HibbsStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
October 22, 1960 (1960-10-22)
Esteban Garcia arrives in Dodge to kill Grave Tabor, who has already been kicked out.
2038"The Worm"Arthur HillerJohn MestonOctober 29, 1960 (1960-10-29)
A buffalo hunter comes to Dodge not only to sell his hides, but also to pick a fight.
2049"The Badge"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
November 12, 1960 (1960-11-12)
Matt is wounded and taken hostage by a pair of outlaws.
20510"Distant Drummer"Arthur HillerStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
November 19, 1960 (1960-11-19)
Matt has trouble with a couple of troublesome mule skinners.
20611"Ben Tolliver's Stud"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Norman MacDonnell
Teleplay by : John Meston
November 26, 1960 (1960-11-26)
A ranch hand is accused of stealing a horse by his former boss.
20712"No Chip"Jean YarbroughJohn MestonDecember 3, 1960 (1960-12-03)
A feud ensues when the Dolans' cattle stray onto the Mossmans' land.
20813"The Wake"Gerald MayerJohn MestonDecember 10, 1960 (1960-12-10)
A drifter tries to give his friend a proper burial.
20914"The Cook"Ted PostJohn MestonDecember 17, 1960 (1960-12-17)
A drifter's cooking is preferred over the food at a local café.
21015"Old Fool"Ted PostJohn MestonDecember 24, 1960 (1960-12-24)
A widow pursues a married man.
21116"Brother Love"Franklin AdreonJohn MestonDecember 31, 1960 (1960-12-31)
A dying storekeeper's last word is Matt's only clue to finding the man who killed him.
21217"Bad Sheriff"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonJanuary 7, 1961 (1961-01-07)
A desperado impersonates a sheriff and turns in a fellow outlaw.
21318"Unloaded Gun"Jesse HibbsStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
January 14, 1961 (1961-01-14)
Matt catches a fever while tracking down outlaws.
21419"Tall Trapper"Harry Harris Jr.Story by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
January 21, 1961 (1961-01-21)
The morning after a couple take shelter with a trapper, the woman is found beaten to death.
21520"Love Thy Neighbor"Dennis WeaverJohn MestonJanuary 28, 1961 (1961-01-28)
Peter Scooper starts a feud between his family and the Galloways when he takes potatoes from the Galloway farm.
21621"Bad Seed"Harry HarrisStory by : Norman MacDonnell
Teleplay by : John Meston
February 4, 1961 (1961-02-04)
A girl asks Matt to save her from her alcoholic father.
21722"Kitty Shot"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonFebruary 11, 1961 (1961-02-11)
Kitty gets shot trying to stop a fight in her saloon.
21823"About Chester"Alan Crosland Jr.Story by : Frank Paris
Teleplay by : John Meston
February 25, 1961 (1961-02-25)
Doc has gone missing and it is up to Chester to find him.
21924"Harriet"Gene Fowler Jr.John MestonMarch 4, 1961 (1961-03-04)
A girl comes to Dodge on foot after she witnesses her father's murder.
22025"Potshot"Harry Harris Jr.John MestonMarch 11, 1961 (1961-03-11)
Bank robbers bushwhack Chester on their way to Dodge.
22126"Old Faces"Harry HarrisJohn MestonMarch 18, 1961 (1961-03-18)
There is something familiar about Tom Cook's new bride.
22227"Big Man"Gerald MayerJohn MestonMarch 25, 1961 (1961-03-25)
Matt must prove his innocence when he is accused of beating a man to death.
22328"Little Girl"Dennis WeaverStory by : Kathleen Hite
Teleplay by : John Meston
April 1, 1961 (1961-04-01)
Matt and Chester find a burnt-down shack and a girl who claims her father died in the blaze.
22429"Stolen Horses"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Norman MacDonnell
Teleplay by : John Meston
April 8, 1961 (1961-04-08)
Matt and Chester track down a horse thief.
22530"Minnie"Harry HarrisJohn MestonApril 15, 1961 (1961-04-15)
A woman named Minnie Higgins falls in love with Doc.
22631"Bless Me Till I Die"Ted PostStory by : Ray Kemper
Teleplay by : John Meston
April 22, 1961 (1961-04-22)
A man nearly kills a couple on their way to Dodge.
22732"Long Hours, Short Pay"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonApril 29, 1961 (1961-04-29)
A gunrunner gets the Pawnees mad in order to sell his weapons.
22833"Hard Virtue"Dennis WeaverJohn MestonMay 6, 1961 (1961-05-06)
A man gets a job, unaware that his boss is trying to make a move on his wife.
22934"The Imposter"Byron PaulStory by : Kathleen Hite
Teleplay by : John Meston
May 13, 1961 (1961-05-13)
A man claims to be a sheriff from Texas, but a murder gets everyone suspicious about him.
23035"Chester's Dilemma"Ted PostStory by : Vic Perrin
Teleplay by : John Meston
May 20, 1961 (1961-05-20)
Chester learns a terrible secret about a girl who is sweet on him.
23136"The Love of Money"Ted PostJohn MestonMay 27, 1961 (1961-05-27)
A retired lawman falls for a saloon hostess on his way to a new life.
23237"Melinda Miles"William D. FarallaJohn MestonJune 3, 1961 (1961-06-03)
A woman is torn between the man she loves and the one her father picked for her.
23338"Colorado Sheriff"Jesse HibbsJohn MestonJune 17, 1961 (1961-06-17)
Matt and Chester must find out who shot two strangers from Colorado.

One-hour black-and-white era

Seasons 7 - 11
1961/62 through 1965/66
176 black-and-white full-hour episodes
(all two-parters counted as two individual hour-long episodes)

Season 7 (1961–62)

Thirty-four one-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell; associate producer: Frank Paris
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[24]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
2341"Perce"Harry HarrisJohn MestonSeptember 30, 1961 (1961-09-30)
An outlaw named Perce McCall helps Matt fend off three gunmen, much to everyone's surprise.
2352"Old Yellow Boots"Ted PostJohn MestonOctober 7, 1961 (1961-10-07)
Since a fortune-hunting cowboy is engaged to a wealthy woman, he is suspected of murdering her brother, who objected to their union.
2363"Miss Kitty"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteOctober 14, 1961 (1961-10-14)
When Kitty takes a young boy off the stagecoach one night, Matt attempts to figure out his identity.
2374"Harper's Blood"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonOctober 21, 1961 (1961-10-21)
A man tries to balance the "bad blood" between his sons upon learning that his wife's grandfather was a murderer.
2385"All That"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonOctober 28, 1961 (1961-10-28)
A rancher tries to save his property from foreclosure.
2396"Long, Long Trail"Andrew V. McLaglenKathleen HiteNovember 4, 1961 (1961-11-04)
Matt accompanies a young woman on a treacherous journey across the desert where they face sandstorms, thirst and Indians.
2407"The Squaw"Gerald MayerJohn DunkelNovember 11, 1961 (1961-11-11)
A fun-loving man tries to make up for lost time after his wife dies.
2418"Chesterland"Ted PostKathleen HiteNovember 18, 1961 (1961-11-18)
Chester purchases a piece of land when he gets engaged.
2429"Milly"Richard WhorfStory by : Hal Moffett
Teleplay by : John Meston
November 25, 1961 (1961-11-25)
Milly Glover decides to marry the first available in order to support herself and her brother.
24310"Indian Ford"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn DunkelDecember 2, 1961 (1961-12-02)
Matt helps an Indian-hating officer find a white girl, hoping the search will not end in violence.
24411"Apprentice Doc"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteDecember 9, 1961 (1961-12-09)
Doc is kidnapped by a gang of outlaws to treat one who has been injured and another turns out to be an expert in medicine.
24512"Nina's Revenge"Tay GarnettJohn MestonDecember 16, 1961 (1961-12-16)
Nina Sharky hatches a plan to get away from her tight-fisted father and fortune-hunting husband.
24613"Marry Me"Dennis WeaverKathleen HiteDecember 23, 1961 (1961-12-23)
Sweet Billy Cathcart tries to find a woman for his big brother since family custom dictates that the oldest get married first.
24714"A Man a Day"Harry HarrisJohn MestonDecember 30, 1961 (1961-12-30)
Outlaws threaten to kill someone every day unless Matt gets out of town.
24815"The Do-Badder"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonJanuary 6, 1962 (1962-01-06)
A pair of drifters plot to ambush a prospector who is on his way to Dodge after striking big.
24916"Lacey"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteJanuary 13, 1962 (1962-01-13)
A man is suspected of murdering his fiancée's father.
25017"Cody's Code"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonJanuary 20, 1962 (1962-01-20)
A wounded outlaw jeopardizes Cody Durham's courtship with Rose Loring.
25118"Old Dan"Andrew V. McLaglenKathleen HiteJanuary 27, 1962 (1962-01-27)
Doc tries to keep an alcoholic off the bottle.
25219"Catawomper"Harry HarrisStory by : James Favor
Teleplay by : John Meston
February 10, 1962 (1962-02-10)
A woman tries to make her boyfriend jealous when she has had enough of his attitude.
25320"Half Straight"Ted PostJohn MestonFebruary 17, 1962 (1962-02-17)
Matt is stalked by a hired killer.
25421"He Learned About Women"Tay GarnettStory by : John Rosser
Teleplay by : John Meston
February 24, 1962 (1962-02-24)
Matt goes after a band of comancheros who raided a camp and kidnapped a girl.
25522"The Gallows"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonMarch 3, 1962 (1962-03-03)
Matt is certain that the man convicted of murder, he is taking to the gallows, is innocent.
25623"Reprisal"Harry HarrisJohn MestonMarch 10, 1962 (1962-03-10)
A woman plots her revenge on Matt for killing her husband in a gunfight.
25724"Coventry"Christian NybyJohn MestonMarch 17, 1962 (1962-03-17)
A man and his expectant wife are stranded on the prairie and Dean Beard is unwilling to help them, especially since he has been ostracized after being acquitted of murder.
25825"The Widow"Ted PostJohn DunkelMarch 24, 1962 (1962-03-24)
A widow arrives in Dodge to witness the shenanigans of town drunk Emil Peck.
25926"Durham Bull"Harry HarrisStory by : Jack Shettlesworth
Teleplay by : John Meston
March 31, 1962 (1962-03-31)
A gang's luck turns around when they come to Dodge.
26027"Wagon Girls"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonApril 7, 1962 (1962-04-07)
Matt meets a mail-order bride on the prairie who claims that she is trying to run away from a ruthless wagon master.
26128"The Dealer"Harry HarrisTelevision Story and Teleplay by: John Dunkel
Based on a Story by: Les Crutchfield
April 14, 1962 (1962-04-14)
A woman resents her suitor more than ever when he kills her father in self-defense.
26229"The Summons"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : Kathleen Hite
April 21, 1962 (1962-04-21)
An outlaw kills his partner for a huge reward, except there was never a price in the first place.
26330"The Dreamers"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonApril 28, 1962 (1962-04-28)
A miner tries to use his new-found wealth to win over Kitty.
26431"Cale"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteMay 5, 1962 (1962-05-05)
A young rider is wounded when he is suspected of being a horse thief's accomplice.
26532"Chester's Indian"Joseph SargentKathleen HiteMay 12, 1962 (1962-05-12)
While on a fishing trip, Chester shoots an Indian who was courting a white teenage girl, whom Matt tries to save from her ruthless father.
26633"The Prisoner"Andrew V. McLaglenRobert E. ThompsonMay 19, 1962 (1962-05-19)
A military prison escapee shows up in Dodge.
26734"The Boys"Harry HarrisJohn MestonMay 26, 1962 (1962-05-26)
A snake-oil pitchman hatches a scheme to swindle the citizens of Dodge.

Season 8 (1962–63)

Thirty-eight one-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell; associate producer: Frank Paris
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Burt Reynolds (Quint Asper)[25]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
2681"The Search"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteSeptember 15, 1962 (1962-09-15)
A suspected horse thief tries to survive in the wilderness when he gets hurt fleeing from his pursuers.
2692"Call Me Dodie"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteSeptember 22, 1962 (1962-09-22)
Matt meets a girl who ran away from an orphanage that functions like a prison.
2703"Quint Asper Comes Home"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonSeptember 29, 1962 (1962-09-29)
A half-Indian named Quint Asper vows revenge on all white men when a pair of drifters kill his father and threaten his mother.
2714"Root Down"Sobey MartinKathleen HiteOctober 6, 1962 (1962-10-06)
A woman attempts to lure Chester into marriage.
2725"Jenny"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonOctober 13, 1962 (1962-10-13)
An outlaw's girl takes a shine to Matt.
2736"Collie's Free"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteOctober 20, 1962 (1962-10-20)
After spending eight years in prison, Collie Patten plots his revenge on Matt.
2747"The Ditch"Harry HarrisLes CrutchfieldOctober 27, 1962 (1962-10-27)
Matt tries to prevent a range war as a rancher takes steps to cut off the homesteaders' water supply.
2758"The Trappers"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn DunkelNovember 3, 1962 (1962-11-03)
The friendship between two trappers is ruined when one leaves the other to die during an Indian attack.
2769"Phoebe Strunk"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonNovember 10, 1962 (1962-11-10)
Phoebe Strunk and her murderous clan terrorize Dodge.
27710"The Hunger"Harry HarrisJack CurtisNovember 17, 1962 (1962-11-17)
Matt comes to the rescue when a father and son abuse the mother and daughter.
27811"Abe Blocker"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonNovember 24, 1962 (1962-11-24)
Matt pursues a frontiersman who is using force to take homesteaders' land.
27912"The Way It Is"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteDecember 1, 1962 (1962-12-01)
Kitty meets an injured traveler after Matt breaks a date with her.
28013"Us Haggens"Andrew V. McLaglenLes CrutchfieldDecember 8, 1962 (1962-12-08)
Matt hunts down outlaw Black Jack Haggen and is assisted by the killer's nephew Festus, who has his own reasons for wanting to find his uncle.
28114"Uncle Sunday"Joseph SargentJohn MestonDecember 15, 1962 (1962-12-15)
Chester's uncle Sunday comes to visit, and Chester's plan to shorten that visit does not exactly work out.
28215"False Front"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Hal Moffett
Teleplay by : John Meston
December 22, 1962 (1962-12-22)
A gambler makes a bet that a man who has never used a gun can pass as a gunslinger.
28316"Old Comrade"Harry HarrisJohn DunkelDecember 29, 1962 (1962-12-29)
A fall guy learns that his father, a general, is dying.
28417"Louis Pheeters"Harry HarrisJohn MestonJanuary 5, 1963 (1963-01-05)
The town drunk witnesses a man killing his wife's alleged lover.
28518"The Renegades"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonJanuary 12, 1963 (1963-01-12)
Quint tries to convince an Army officer that white renegades are responsible for starting the latest Indian uprising.
28619"Cotter's Girl"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteJanuary 19, 1963 (1963-01-19)
Matt attempts to civilize a teenage mountain girl.
28720"The Bad One"Charles MartinGwen BagniJanuary 26, 1963 (1963-01-26)
Matt must find out why a woman is refusing to identify a stagecoach robber.
28821"The Cousin"Harry HarrisStory by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : Kathleen Hite
February 2, 1963 (1963-02-02)
Matt's foster brother forces him into a showdown.
28922"Shona"Ted PostJohn MestonFebruary 9, 1963 (1963-02-09)
As the citizens of Dodge deal with the strain of Indian raids, a farmer brings his ailing Indian wife into town for treatment.
29023"Ash"Harry HarrisJohn MestonFebruary 16, 1963 (1963-02-16)
The friendship between business partners is jeopardized when one of them sustains a head injury, changing his personality.
29124"Blind Man's Bluff"Ted PostJohn MestonFebruary 23, 1963 (1963-02-23)
While searching for a murderer, Matt is beaten so badly he cannot see straight.
29225"Quint's Indian"Fred Jackman, Jr.Story by : Marian Clark
Teleplay by : John Meston
March 2, 1963 (1963-03-02)
Quint is accused of horse theft and beaten by a group of vigilantes.
29326"Anybody Can Kill a Marshal"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteMarch 9, 1963 (1963-03-09)
A pair of outlaws hire a drifter to do what they could not: kill Matt Dillon.
29427"Two of a Kind"Andrew V. McLaglenMerwin GerardMarch 16, 1963 (1963-03-16)
Matt gets caught in the middle of a feud between two immigrants.
29528"I Call Him Wonder"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteMarch 23, 1963 (1963-03-23)
The bigoted citizens of Dodge refuse to hire a drifter just because he has picked up an orphaned Indian boy.
29629"With a Smile"Andrew V. McLaglenTeleplay by : John Meston
Based on a story by: Bud Furillo & George Main
March 30, 1963 (1963-03-30)
A powerful rancher's spoiled son gets violent when a pretty girl rebuffs his affections.
29730"The Far Places"Harry HarrisJohn DunkelApril 6, 1963 (1963-04-06)
Matt tries to ease the tension between a rancher and her son.
29831"Panacea Sykes"William ConradKathleen HiteApril 13, 1963 (1963-04-13)
The elderly Panacea Sykes is a conniving thief bent on robbing Kitty.
29932"Tell Chester"Joseph SargentFrank ParisApril 20, 1963 (1963-04-20)
A girl Chester likes has no idea that the man she has her eye on is already married.
30033"Quint-Cident"Andrew V. McLaglenKathleen HiteApril 27, 1963 (1963-04-27)
Quint incurs the wrath of a widow he turned down.
30134"Old York"Harry HarrisJohn MestonMay 4, 1963 (1963-05-04)
Matt comes face to face with the outlaw who saved his life long ago.
30235"Daddy Went Away"Joseph SargentStory by : John Rosser
Teleplay by : Kathleen Hite
May 11, 1963 (1963-05-11)
A widow returns Chester's affections.
30336"The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner"Andrew V. McLaglenPaul SavageMay 18, 1963 (1963-05-18)
A saloon girl and a drifter team up to find the man who murdered the girl's fiancė and shot the drifter.
30437"Jeb"Harry HarrisPaul SavageMay 25, 1963 (1963-05-25)
A man buys an allegedly stolen horse from a farm boy, which proves to be a big mistake.
30538"The Quest for Asa Janin"Andrew V. McLaglenPaul SavageJune 1, 1963 (1963-06-01)
Matt becomes convinced that Dave Ingalls is innocent of murder, so he sets out to find the real killer before Ingalls is wrongfully hanged.

Season 9 (1963–64)

Thirty-six one-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell; associate producer: Frank Paris
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Burt Reynolds (Quint Asper)[26]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
3061"Kate Heller"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteSeptember 28, 1963 (1963-09-28)
A young man commits murder and ambushes Matt.
3072"Lover Boy"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonOctober 5, 1963 (1963-10-05)
A ladies' man takes up with a married woman. Last episode in which Ken Curtis appears as a character other than Festus.
3083"Legends Don't Sleep"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteOctober 12, 1963 (1963-10-12)
After getting out of prison, an infamous gunman meets a cocky young man eager to cash in on his reputation.
3094"Tobe"John EnglishPaul SavageOctober 19, 1963 (1963-10-19)
Tobe Hostader befriends a saloon girl whose ex-boyfriend is near.
3105"Easy Come"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonOctober 26, 1963 (1963-10-26)
Elmo Sippy is superficially pleasant, but is actually a psychopathic killer, devoid of restraint or remorse.
3116"My Sister's Keeper"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteNovember 2, 1963 (1963-11-02)
A grief-stricken widower gets a job as a hired hand for two sisters.
3127"Quint's Trail"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteNovember 9, 1963 (1963-11-09)
Quint guides a family on a hazardous trail to Oregon.
3138"Carter Caper"Jerry HopperJohn MestonNovember 16, 1963 (1963-11-16)
A man gets beaten up for trying to steal another man's horse, and plots his revenge.
3149"Ex-Con"Thomas CarrJohn MestonNovember 30, 1963 (1963-11-30)
An ex-convict comes to Dodge with the intention of shooting Matt dead.
31510"Extradition (Part 1)"John EnglishAntony EllisDecember 7, 1963 (1963-12-07)
Matt tracks an accused murderer to Texas.
31611"Extradition (Part 2)"John EnglishAntony EllisDecember 14, 1963 (1963-12-14)
Matt, the murderer, and the lieutenant ride back to the border -- followed by bandits.
31712"The Magician"Harry HarrisJohn A. KneubuhlDecember 21, 1963 (1963-12-21)
A traveling medicine man is accused of cheating at cards.
31813"Pa Hack's Brood"Jerry HopperPaul SavageDecember 28, 1963 (1963-12-28)
Pa Hack tries to get his daughter married to a successful rancher, so he can lead an idle life.
31914"The Glory and the Mud"Jerry HopperGwen BagniJanuary 4, 1964 (1964-01-04)
A young man tries to make a name for himself as a fast draw when Matt turns him down as deputy.
32015"Dry Well"Harry HarrisJohn MestonJanuary 11, 1964 (1964-01-11)
A married woman is having affairs with men much younger than her husband.
32116"Prairie Wolfer"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn DunkelJanuary 18, 1964 (1964-01-18)
Someone or something is slaughtering cattle.
32217"Friend"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteJanuary 25, 1964 (1964-01-25)
Matt heads to a nearby town to investigate a friend's death.
32318"Once a Haggen"Andrew V. McLaglenLes CrutchfieldFebruary 1, 1964 (1964-02-01)
A friend of Festus' is accused of murdering the man who bested them at poker.
32419"No Hands"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonFebruary 8, 1964 (1964-02-08)
Doc is threatened by the Ginnis clan when he fails to respond quickly to their demands for treatment.
32520"May Blossoms"Andrew V. McLaglenKathleen HiteFebruary 15, 1964 (1964-02-15)
Festus' cousin Mayblossom comes to town to marry him because of a pact between their fathers.
32621"The Bassops"Andrew V. McLaglenTom HanleyFebruary 22, 1964 (1964-02-22)
A family finds Matt and a prisoner handcuffed to one another - with the prisoner claiming to be the marshal.
32722"The Kite"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonFebruary 29, 1964 (1964-02-29)
Matt must stop a killer from realizing his victim's daughter was a witness.
32823"Comanches Is Soft"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteMarch 7, 1964 (1964-03-07)
After spending a wild night in Wichita, Quint and Festus deal with a saloon girl who claims they invited her to Dodge.
32924"Father's Love"Harry HarrisJohn MestonMarch 14, 1964 (1964-03-14)
A woman learns that the man who tried to have his way with her is her husband's uncle.
33025"Now That April's Here"Andrew V. McLaglenLes CrutchfieldMarch 21, 1964 (1964-03-21)
The only ones who believe Festus' girlfriend witnessed a murder are the killers themselves.
33126"Caleb"Harry HarrisPaul SavageMarch 28, 1964 (1964-03-28)
Caleb Marr comes to Dodge in search of a meaningful life after finally acknowledging his failure at farming.
33227"Owney Tupper Had a Daughter"Jerry HopperPaul SavageApril 4, 1964 (1964-04-04)
Owney Tupper starts behaving "responsibly" in order to retrieve his daughter from her aunt's custody.
33328"Bently"Harry HarrisJohn A. KneubuhlApril 11, 1964 (1964-04-11)
Chester doubts a man's deathbed murder confession, so he sets out to find the real killer. Chester's last episode.
33429"Kitty Cornered"John BrahmKathleen HiteApril 18, 1964 (1964-04-18)
A rival saloon owner forces Kitty into a deadly competition.
33530"The Promoter"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonApril 25, 1964 (1964-04-25)
An ex-farmer decides to become a fight promoter to make his fortune.
33631"Trip West"Harry HarrisJohn DunkelMay 2, 1964 (1964-05-02)
A timid bank clerk goes through a surprising change in personality when he is told he only has a short time to live.
33732"Scot Free"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteMay 9, 1964 (1964-05-09)
Rob Scot leaves his family and prepares to start a new life with Nora Brand – after they dispose of her husband's body.
33833"The Warden"Andrew V. McLaglenLes CrutchfieldMay 16, 1964 (1964-05-16)
Festus protects a young Indian maiden from a farmer who bought her from her father.
33934"Homecoming"Harry HarrisShimon Bar-David[B]May 23, 1964 (1964-05-23)
The ex-husband of Hector Lowell's wife claims that the Lowells' home, land and business belong to him.
34035"The Other Half"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn DunkelMay 30, 1964 (1964-05-30)
A love triangle between a girl and twin brothers turns tragic.
34136"Journey for Three"Harry HarrisFrank ParisJune 6, 1964 (1964-06-06)
A stranger accompanies two brothers on their trip to California.

Season 10 (1964–65)

Thirty-six one-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell (episodes 342–348, 350, 352, 361, 367), Philip Leacock (episodes 349, 351, 353–360, 362–366, 368–377); associate producer: Frank Paris
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Milburn Stone (Doc), Ken Curtis (Festus), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Burt Reynolds (Quint Asper)[27]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
3421"Blue Heaven"Michael O'HerlihyLes CrutchfieldSeptember 26, 1964 (1964-09-26)
A young man and a fugitive team up as they run from their respective pursuers.
3432"Crooked Mile"Andrew V. McLaglenLes CrutchfieldOctober 3, 1964 (1964-10-03)
A girl's whip-wielding father does not approve of her romance with Quint.
3443"Old Man"Harry HarrisJohn MestonOctober 10, 1964 (1964-10-10)
Matt must find out who killed Joe Silva when an old man is framed for the crime.
3454"The Violators"Harry HarrisJohn DunkelOctober 17, 1964 (1964-10-17)
A man's scalping leads the citizens of Dodge to suspect the Indians of doing the deed.
3465"Doctor's Wife"Harry HarrisGeorge EcksteinOctober 24, 1964 (1964-10-24)
A new doctor arrives in Dodge and his wife starts a smear campaign against Doc Adams.
3476"Take Her, She's Cheap"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteOctober 31, 1964 (1964-10-31)
A grateful family gives Matt their daughter to be his bride.
3487"Help Me, Kitty"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteNovember 7, 1964 (1964-11-07)
Kitty and an unmarried expectant mother end up in the desert when bandits attack their stagecoach.
3498"Hung High"Mark RydellJohn MestonNovember 14, 1964 (1964-11-14)
A lawman-hater causes trouble for Matt and a retired marshal.
3509"Jonah Hutchinson"Harry HarrisCalvin Clements, Sr.November 21, 1964 (1964-11-21)
After spending 30 years in prison, Jonah Hutchinson sets out to rebuild his ranching empire.
35110"Big Man, Big Target"Michael O'HerlihyJohn MantleyNovember 28, 1964 (1964-11-28)
Pike Beechum plots to off his lover's husband.
35211"Chicken"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonDecember 5, 1964 (1964-12-05)
A meek man is given credit for killing four outlaws.
35312"Innocence"Harry HarrisJohn MestonDecember 12, 1964 (1964-12-12)
The hatred between two men is intensified by their affections for the same girl.
35413"Aunt Thede"Sutton RoleyKathleen HiteDecember 19, 1964 (1964-12-19)
Festus' aunt Thede and a young woman both seek to get married.
35514"Hammerhead"Christian NybyAntony EllisDecember 26, 1964 (1964-12-26)
A wealthy gambler comes to Dodge to buy horses, leading rival traders to have a race to demonstrate the speed of their steeds.
35615"Double Entry"Joseph SargentLes CrutchfieldJanuary 2, 1965 (1965-01-02)
Brad McCain tries to take advantage of his friendship with Matt.
35716"Run, Sheep, Run"Harry HarrisJohn MestonJanuary 9, 1965 (1965-01-09)
A man causes trouble for a young couple when he buys a ranch from them and refuses to pay for a year.
35817"Deputy Festus"Harry HarrisCalvin Clements, Sr.January 16, 1965 (1965-01-16)
Festus, acting as Matt's deputy, learns that the drunken trappers he put in jail are his cousins.
35918"One Killer on Ice"Joseph H. LewisRichard CarrJanuary 23, 1965 (1965-01-23)
Two bounty hunters talk Matt into protecting them and their prisoner from ambush.
36019"Chief Joseph"Mark RydellStory by : Thomas Warner
Teleplay by : Clyde Ware
January 30, 1965 (1965-01-30)
A desperately ill chief causes tension when he lodges in the Dodge House.
36120"Circus Trick"William F. ClaxtonLes CrutchfieldFebruary 6, 1965 (1965-02-06)
Festus's girlfriend joins a circus troupe.
36221"Song for Dying"Allen ReisnerHarry KronmanFebruary 13, 1965 (1965-02-13)
A carefree minstrel faces the wrath of the vengeful Lukens clan.
36322"Winner Take All"Vincent McEveetyLes CrutchfieldFebruary 20, 1965 (1965-02-20)
Matt intervenes when an intese feud between the Renner brothers reaches its breaking point.
36423"Eliab's Aim"Richard C. SarafianWill CorryFebruary 27, 1965 (1965-02-27)
Festus' nephew Eliab comes gunning for his right ear lobe.
36524"Thursday's Child"Joseph H. LewisRobert LewinMarch 6, 1965 (1965-03-06)
Doc falls for a woman (Jean Arthur) who's haunted by her past.
36625"Breckinridge"Vincent McEveetyLes CrutchfieldMarch 13, 1965 (1965-03-13)
A lawyer from the east questions Matt's every move.
36726"Bank Baby"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn MestonMarch 20, 1965 (1965-03-20)
Bert Clum plots to rob pilgrim families in nearby camps.
36827"The Lady"Mark RydellJohn MantleyMarch 27, 1965 (1965-03-27)
A woman who used to be rich takes a job at the Long Branch while she and her niece are on their way to San Francisco.
36928"Dry Road to Nowhere"Vincent McEveetyHarry KronmanApril 3, 1965 (1965-04-03)
Matt must find out why a gunman is stalking a temperance preacher.
37029"Twenty Miles from Dodge"Mark RydellClyde WareApril 10, 1965 (1965-04-10)
A gang of outlaws abduct Kitty and her fellow stagecoach passengers.
37130"The Pariah"Harry HarrisCalvin Clements, Sr.April 17, 1965 (1965-04-17)
An immigrant's life improves when he kills an outlaw - at least for a while.
37231"Gilt Guilt"Harry HarrisKathleen HiteApril 24, 1965 (1965-04-24)
Doc treats a woman and her son for scurvy.
37332"Bad Lady from Brookline"Michael O'HerlihyGustave FieldMay 1, 1965 (1965-05-01)
A woman tries to raise her son in Dodge after her husband is killed in a gunfight.
37433"Two Tall Men"Vincent McEveetyFrank Q. Dobbs & Robert Stewart, Jr.May 8, 1965 (1965-05-08)
Festus goes after the bandits who robbed and assaulted Doc.
37534"Honey Pot"Harry HarrisJohn MestonMay 15, 1965 (1965-05-15)
Newcomer Ben Stack makes a play for saloon girl Honey Dare.
37635"The New Society"Joseph SargentCalvin Clements, Sr.May 22, 1965 (1965-05-22)
Matt faces fear and hostility in Ridge Town where he investigates an old murder case.
37736"He Who Steals"Harry HarrisJohn MestonMay 29, 1965 (1965-05-29)
A cowboy admires a buffalo hunter too much to admit that the buffalo hunter is also a thief. (Final John Meston script.)

Season 11 (1965–66)

Thirty-two one-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Philip Leacock; associate producer: John Mantley
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Roger Ewing (Thad)[28]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
3781"Seven Hours to Dawn"Vincent McEveetyClyde WareSeptember 18, 1965 (1965-09-18)
A treacherous gang of outlaws take over Dodge. Guest stars include John Drew Barrymore, Michael Vandever, Morgan Woodward, Al Lettieri, Allen Jaffe, and Johnny Seven.
3792"The Storm"Joseph SargentPaul SavageSeptember 25, 1965 (1965-09-25)
A buffalo hunter is sentenced to be hanged for a murder he did not commit, the real culprits being the sons of Matt's old friend Adam Benteen(Forrest Tucker).
3803"Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood"Joseph SargentCalvin Clements, Sr.October 2, 1965 (1965-10-02)
Thad Greenwood (Roger Ewing) trails the four tough guys who caused his father (Paul Fix) to suffer a fatal heart attack. Guest stars include Jack Elam and Allen Jaffe.
3814"Ten Little Indians"Mark RydellGeorge EcksteinOctober 9, 1965 (1965-10-09)
Matt must find out who hired the gunfighters that he has been facing in and out of Dodge. Guest stars include Nehemiah Persoff, John Marley, Warren Oates, Bruce Dern, and Zalman King.
3825"Taps for Old Jeb"James SheldonLes CrutchfieldOctober 16, 1965 (1965-10-16)
Prospector Jeb Carter (Ed Begley) hires a bodyguard (Wayne Rogers) to protect his gold after years of searching finally pay off. Also features Morgan Woodward, Arthur Batanides, and Roger Ewing as Thad.
3836"Kioga"Harry HarrisRobert LewinOctober 23, 1965 (1965-10-23)
Kioga, a young and wounded Pawnee Indian (Teno Pollick), comes to Dodge City to hunt down the fur trader (Neville Brand) who killed his father and attacked his sister.
3847"The Bounty Hunter"Harry HarrisPaul SavageOctober 30, 1965 (1965-10-30)
A bounty hunter (Robert Lansing) is drawn out of retirement to find the man who murdered a rich rancher's son.
3858"The Reward"Marc DanielsGilbert Ralston, Scott Hunt & Beth KeeleNovember 6, 1965 (1965-11-06)
A convicted gold-mine swindler (James Whitmore) gets out of prison to resume mining – with money he is accused of stealing.
3869"Malachi"Gary NelsonWilliam PutmanNovember 13, 1965 (1965-11-13)
Town drunk Malachi Harper (Harry Townes) poses as marshal just to impress his brother.
38710"The Pretender"Vincent McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.November 20, 1965 (1965-11-20)
The Dano brothers (Tom Skerritt and Tom Simcox) return home from prison to a dying mother and a bitter father. Also featured are Nehemiah Persoff and Julie Sommars.
38811"South Wind"Allen ReisnerJack BartlettNovember 27, 1965 (1965-11-27)
A 12-year-old boy (Pat Cardi) goes into hiding after witnessing his father's murder. Also featured is Bruce Dern in a celebrated performance.
38912"The Hostage"Vincent McEveetyStory by : Joe Ann Johnson
Teleplay by : Clyde Ware
December 4, 1965 (1965-12-04)
Four convicts take Matt hostage on their way to Mexico. Guest starring future Kolchak the Nightstalker co-stars Darren McGavin and Simon Oakland.
39013"Outlaw's Woman"Mark RydellClyde WareDecember 11, 1965 (1965-12-11)
Matt is surprised to see that the fleeing train robber he shot is a woman (Lane Bradbury).
39114"The Avengers"Vincent McEveetyDonn MullallyDecember 18, 1965 (1965-12-18)
A judge and his two sons (James Gregory, John Saxon, and Les Brown Jr) plot their revenge when they suspect Festus and Kitty of murdering a member of their family.
39215"Gold Mine"Abner BibermanScott Hunt & Beth KeeleDecember 25, 1965 (1965-12-25)
This lighthearted episode shines the spotlight on Kitty, who travels alone to the rough mining town of Pickaxe to claim a gold mine, meeting the eccentric Gibbijohn family and a deaf-mute boy. Guest starring John Anderson, Paul Carr and Tom Nardini.
39316"Death Watch"Mark RydellCalvin Clements, Sr.January 8, 1966 (1966-01-08)
Matt attempts to protect wounded outlaw Johnny Drago (Frank Silvera) from a pair of bounty hunters. Guest starring Albert Salmi, Alfred Ryder, and Robert Foulk.
39417"Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs"Alvin GanzerGustave FieldJanuary 15, 1966 (1966-01-15)
Festus' nephew Billy (Robert Random) comes to Dodge to find a wife.
39518"The Raid (Part 1)"Vincent McEveetyClyde WareJanuary 22, 1966 (1966-01-22)
A band out of outlaws terrorize Dodge. Guest stars include Gary Lockwood, John Kellogg, Jim Davis, John Anderson, Michael Conrad, Richard Jaeckel, and Jeremy Slate. (This episode also boasts a Franz Waxman score.)
39619"The Raid (Part 2)"Vincent McEveetyClyde WareJanuary 29, 1966 (1966-01-29)
The outlaws take Doc hostage after they rob the bank and set Dodge on fire. (Franz Waxman score)
39720"Killer at Large"Marc DanielsCalvin Clements, Sr.February 5, 1966 (1966-02-05)
Festus flees Dodge after killing a medicine-show sharpshooter in a gunfight. Guest starring Geraldine Brooks, Tim O'Kelly, Stuart Erwin, and Cyril Delevanti.
39821"My Father's Guitar"Robert TottenHal SitowitzFebruary 12, 1966 (1966-02-12)
A wandering guitarist named Jason (Beau Bridges) believes his father's guitar is more valuable than a person's life. Also features Steve Ihnat, Charles Dierkop, and Dub Taylor.
39922"Wishbone"Marc DanielsPaul SavageFebruary 19, 1966 (1966-02-19)
Matt goes after three bandits who robbed a stagecoach and killed the driver and guard. Meanwhile, Doc is bit by a rattlesnake. Guest starring Victor French, Lyle Waggoner, Lew Gallo, and Billy Beck.
40023"Sanctuary"Harry HarrisCalvin Clements, Sr.February 26, 1966 (1966-02-26)
A bank robber takes refuge in a church where he holds the pastor and two women hostage. Guest starring Sean Garrison, Jack Grinnage, Joan Blackman, and Virginia Gregg.
40124"Honor Before Justice"Harry HarrisStory by : Frank Q. Dobbs & Robert Stewart, Jr.
Teleplay by : Frank Q. Dobbs
March 5, 1966 (1966-03-05)
John Two-Bears (Noah Beery Jr) is sentenced to death by the Osage Council for a murder he did not commit. His daughter (France Nuyen) seeks Matt's help and intervention. Also featured are Barton MacLane and Michael Ansara.
40225"The Brothers"Tay GarnettTom HanleyMarch 12, 1966 (1966-03-12)
Matt captures a young criminal named Billy (Bobby Crawford), who must endure Matt's moralizing while waiting to be broke out of jail by his outlaw brother and hero Ed (Scott Marlowe).
40326"Which Dr."Peter GravesLes CrutchfieldMarch 19, 1966 (1966-03-19)
Buffalo hunters kidnap Doc and Festus. Guest starring R.G. Armstrong, George Lindsey, Gregg Palmer, and Shelley Morrison (Trivia: directed by James Arness' kid brother Peter Graves just prior to his finding fame as Jim Phelps on Mission: Impossible.)
40427"Harvest"Harry HarrisLes CrutchfieldMarch 26, 1966 (1966-03-26)
Ben Payson's daughter Betsy (Lesley Ann Warren) falls in love with one of the Scottish homesteaders who have threatened to take her family's land (James MacArthur). Guest starring George Kennedy and Karl Swenson.
40528"By Line"Allen ReisnerLes CrutchfieldApril 9, 1966 (1966-04-09)
Despite his illiteracy, Festus becomes a reporter for Dodge's new paper, The Dodge City Clarion. Guest starring Chips Rafferty and Denver Pyle.
40629"Treasure of John Walking Fox"Marc DanielsStory by : Leo Bagby
Teleplay by : Clyde Ware
April 16, 1966 (1966-04-16)
John Walking Fox's (Leonard Nimoy) $50 gold piece starts gold fever in Dodge City, and makes the man a target of robbers. Also features Jim Davis, Richard Webb, and Lloyd Gough.
40730"My Father, My Son"Robert TottenHal SitowitzApril 23, 1966 (1966-04-23)
A gunslinger kills a young man out to gain a reputation, then faces the wrath of the dead man's family. Guest starring Western icons Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam, along with John McLiam and Zalman King.
40831"Parson Comes to Town"Marc DanielsVerne JayApril 30, 1966 (1966-04-30)
A stranger wearing a murdered preacher's coat causes tension in Dodge when he announces his intention to watch someone die. Guest star Sam Wanamaker.
40932"Prime of Life"Robert TottenDaniel B. UllmanMay 7, 1966 (1966-05-07)
Young Kyle Stoner (Jonathan Lippe) is a fast gun involved with a pair of thieves who beat up Festus. Guest starring Douglas Kennedy and Joe Don Baker. (Trivia: this is the final black-and-white episode.)

One-hour color era

Seasons 12 - 20
1966/67 through 1974/75
226 color episodes (all full-hour)
(all two- or three-parters counted as two or three individual hour-long episodes)

Season 12 (1966–67)

Twenty-nine one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: Philip Leacock; producer: John Mantley
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Roger Ewing (Thad)
CBS cancelled the series due to low ratings. However, letters of protest and pressure from his wife persuaded William S. Paley, the network's chief executive, to re-instate Gunsmoke for a thirteenth season.[29][30]
Note: In 1997 TV Guide ranked "The Jailer" as episode No. 28 on its "100 Greatest Episodes of All Time" list.[31]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
4101"Snap Decision"Mark RydellRichard CarrSeptember 17, 1966 (1966-09-17)
Matt turns in his badge after being forced to kill a horse thief who was once his friend (first color episode).
4112"The Goldtakers"Vincent McEveetyClyde WareSeptember 24, 1966 (1966-09-24)
An outlaw brings his cohorts to Dodge to melt down the shipment of gold they have stolen.
4123"The Jailer"Vincent McEveetyHal SitowitzOctober 1, 1966 (1966-10-01)
A powerful matriarch (guest star Bette Davis) plots her revenge on Matt for having her husband hanged six years ago.
4134"The Mission"Mark RydellRichard CarrOctober 8, 1966 (1966-10-08)
While in Mexico, Matt has his badge, horse and prisoner stolen by Americans.
4145"The Good People"Robert TottenJames LandisOctober 15, 1966 (1966-10-15)
Matt uses a young man's guilty conscience to find the men responsible for lynching a suspected rustler.
4156"Gunfighter, R.I.P."Mark RydellStory by : Michael Fisher
Teleplay by : Hal Sitowitz
October 22, 1966 (1966-10-22)
A gunslinger hired to kill Matt reconsiders when a Chinese girl tends to his wounds.
4167"The Wrong Man"Robert TottenStory by : Robert Lewin
Teleplay by : Clyde Ware
October 29, 1966 (1966-10-29)
A farmer is charged with murdering the card shark who won his borrowed money.
4178"The Whispering Tree"Vincent McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.November 12, 1966 (1966-11-12)
An ex-convict returns home to find the loot he stashed.
4189"The Well"Marc DanielsFrancis CockrellNovember 19, 1966 (1966-11-19)
When Dodge is struck by a drought, Festus looks for water and Matt uses a rainmaker to give the people hope.
41910"Stage Stop"Irving J. MooreHal SitowitzNovember 26, 1966 (1966-11-26)
Doc takes a stand against bandits at a stage stop along with a pregnant woman and a blind man.
42011"The Newcomers"Robert TottenCalvin Clements, Sr.December 3, 1966 (1966-12-03)
An immigrant must decide whether to pay off a blackmailer who claims to have seen the immigrant's son commit murder.
42112"Quaker Girl"Bernard L. KowalskiPreston WoodDecember 10, 1966 (1966-12-10)
After being deputized, Thad deals with mistaken identity and a pair of outlaws as he takes a killer across the plains.
42213"The Moonstone"Richard A. CollaPaul SavageDecember 17, 1966 (1966-12-17)
An ex-criminal fears that a conflict involving his girlfriend, brother and old partner will reveal his past.
42314"Champion of the World"Marc DanielsLes CrutchfieldDecember 24, 1966 (1966-12-24)
An ex-fighter and a con artist conspire to persuade Kitty into selling the Long Branch.
42415"The Hanging"Bernard L. KowalskiStory by : Calvin Clements, Jr.
Teleplay by : Calvin Clements, Sr.
December 31, 1966 (1966-12-31)
Matt must determine how and when the partners of a murderer he has in custody will make their move.
42516"Saturday Night"Robert TottenClyde WareJanuary 7, 1967 (1967-01-07)
One of the drovers in a cattle drive plans to free Matt's prisoner.
42617"Mad Dog"Charles R. RondeauJay SimmsJanuary 14, 1967 (1967-01-14)
Festus is mistaken for a hired gunman in the town of Bucklin.
42718"Muley"Allen ReisnerLes CrutchfieldJanuary 21, 1967 (1967-01-21)
Although a young outlaw has wounded Matt, he is unable to concentrate on finishing the marshal off because of his affections for a girl.
42819"Mail Drop"Robert TottenCalvin Clements, Sr.January 28, 1967 (1967-01-28)
A boy comes looking for his father, unaware that he is a wanted outlaw.
42920"Old Friend"Allen ReisnerClyde WareFebruary 4, 1967 (1967-02-04)
Marshal Burl Masters trails the gang of outlaws who burned his town and ran off with his woman.
43021"Fandango"James LandisDon IngallsFebruary 11, 1967 (1967-02-11)
A rancher is stalking Matt and his prisoner.
43122"The Returning"Marc DanielsJames LandisFebruary 18, 1967 (1967-02-18)
An honest woman in need of money faces temptation when her outlaw husband goes on the lam, leaving her $20,000.
43223"The Lure"Marc DanielsClyde WareFebruary 25, 1967 (1967-02-25)
Kitty is abducted by an outlaw and tries to turn his daughter against him to escape.
43324"Noose of Gold"Irving J. MooreClyde WareMarch 4, 1967 (1967-03-04)
A state official uses Matt's friendship with an outlaw for personal gain.
43425"The Favor"Marc DanielsDon IngallsMarch 11, 1967 (1967-03-11)
Kitty is torn between Matt and the man he is looking for – a vengeful killer who once saved her life.
43526"Mistaken Identity"Robert TottenPaul Savage and Les CrutchfieldMarch 18, 1967 (1967-03-18)

A fugitive learns that the man whose identity he is using is being brought in by Matt.

Guest stars: Albert Salmi and Sam Melville
43627"Ladies from St. Louis"Irving J. MooreClyde WareMarch 25, 1967 (1967-03-25)
A group of nuns bring their injured protector to Dodge – without mentioning he is a former criminal.
43728"Nitro (Part 1)"Robert TottenPreston WoodApril 8, 1967 (1967-04-08)
A gang hires a drifter to mix nitroglycerin for them.
43829"Nitro (Part 2)"Robert TottenPreston WoodApril 15, 1967 (1967-04-15)
The drifter hired by the gang mixes one last batch of nitroglycerin.

Season 13 (1967–68)

Twenty-five one-hour episodes, color
Producer: John Mantley; associate producer: Joseph Dackow
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)
Gunsmoke began its thirteenth season in a new time-slot (Monday nights at 7:30 PM). With this the series returned to being among the top ten highest rated programs, where it remained for the next six seasons.[32]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
4391"The Wreckers"Robert TottenHal SitowitzSeptember 11, 1967 (1967-09-11)
Kitty pins Matt's badge on an unconscious outlaw to protect the marshal from a holdup gang.
4402"Cattle Barons"Gunnar HellströmClyde WareSeptember 18, 1967 (1967-09-18)
Cattle barons fight over a large herd.
4413"The Prodigal"Bernard McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.September 25, 1967 (1967-09-25)
A journalist looking for a sensational story talks Matt into reopening a murder case, where the marshal finds himself the prime suspect.
4424"Vengeance (Part 1)"Richard C. SarafianCalvin Clements, Sr.October 2, 1967 (1967-10-02)
Matt tries to help when a drifter plans to avenge his friends who were trampled by a rancher's horsemen.
4435"Vengeance (Part 2)"Richard C. SarafianCalvin Clements, Sr.October 9, 1967 (1967-10-09)
The drifter who is still bent on avenging his friends is arrested for murdering a town boss.
4446"A Hat"Robert TottenRon BishopOctober 16, 1967 (1967-10-16)
A stray bullet ruins a frontiersman's hat, setting off a chain reaction of violence and retribution.
4457"Hard Luck Henry"John RichWarren DouglasOctober 23, 1967 (1967-10-23)
Festus goes to Pratt County with his clumsy cousin Henry to determine how a chest of gold should be divided among the Haggen clan.
4468"Major Glory"Robert TottenStory by : Clyde Ware and Richard Carr
Teleplay by : Richard Carr
October 30, 1967 (1967-10-30)
A pair of Army deserters wait for the perfect opportunity to murder the sergeant who has been harassing him.
4479"The Pillagers"Vincent McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.November 6, 1967 (1967-11-06)
A gang of outlaws kidnap Newly and Kitty based on their assumption that Newly is a doctor.
44810"Prairie Wolfer"Robert ButlerCalvin Clements, Sr.November 13, 1967 (1967-11-13)
While Festus is acting marshal, a pair of trappers steal $20,000 from a fur trader who refused to buy their pelts.
44911"Stranger in Town"E. Darrell HallenbeckStory by : Emily Mosher and John Dunkel
Teleplay by : John Dunkel
November 20, 1967 (1967-11-20)
A hired killer gets distracted by his ex-wife and the son he never knew.
45012"Death Train"Gunnar HellströmKen TreveyNovember 27, 1967 (1967-11-27)
The passengers of a railroad car are quarantined for a fever that could spread.
45113"Rope Fever"David AlexanderChris RellasDecember 4, 1967 (1967-12-04)
A sheriff enjoys his new-found glory when he puts Festus in jail on a trumped-up murder charge.
45214"Wonder"Irving J. MooreStory by : Mary Worrell and William Blinn
Teleplay by : William Blinn
December 18, 1967 (1967-12-18)
Matt helps an Indian boy find a drifter who is being bothered by disgruntled cowboys.
45315"Baker's Dozen"Irving J. MooreCharles Joseph StoneDecember 25, 1967 (1967-12-25)
Doc fights to keep three orphaned babies from being separated.
45416"The Victim"Vincent McEveetyStory by : Hal Sitowitz
Teleplay by : Arthur Rowe
January 1, 1968 (1968-01-01)
Matt and a sheriff face off against a lynch mob.
45517"Deadman's Law"John RichCalvin Clements, Jr.January 8, 1968 (1968-01-08)
A group of vigilantes terrorizes Dodge as Festus goes looking for Matt.
45618"Nowhere to Run"Vincent McEveetyStory by : Robert Totten
Teleplay by : Ron Honthaner
January 15, 1968 (1968-01-15)
A pair of teenage thieves fear that their partner, who is stuck in a well, will give them away.
45719"Blood Money"Robert TottenHal SitowitzJanuary 22, 1968 (1968-01-22)
The father of a young gunfighter tries to end his son's career by wounding his gun hand.
45820"Hill Girl"Robert TottenCalvin Clements, Sr.January 29, 1968 (1968-01-29)
Newly clashes with a country girl's tough half-brothers.
45921"The Gunrunners"Irving J. MooreHal SitowitzFebruary 5, 1968 (1968-02-05)
An old trapper attempts to mete out justice to Army deserters who injured his adopted Indian son.
46022"The Jackals"Alvin GanzerCalvin Clements, Jr.February 12, 1968 (1968-02-12)
Matt trails the man who plotted the murder of an old friend to Mexico.
46123"The First People"Robert TottenCalvin Clements, Sr.February 19, 1968 (1968-02-19)
A politically ambitious Indian agent falsely accuses Matt of participating in a murder committed on the reservation.
46224"Mr. Sam'l"Gunnar HellströmHarry KronmanFebruary 26, 1968 (1968-02-26)
A rainmaker offers hope when Dodge is struck by a drought.
46325"A Noose for Dobie Price"Richard C. SarafianAntony EllisMarch 4, 1968 (1968-03-04)
Matt enlists the help of a former outlaw to find two condemned killers who escaped from jail.

Season 14 (1968–69)

Twenty-six one-hour episodes, color
Producer / executive producer: John Mantley; associate producer: Joseph Dackow
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[33]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
4641"Lyle's Kid"Bernard McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.September 23, 1968 (1968-09-23)
Matt intervenes when a former lawman plans to use his son to settle a grudge.
4652"The Hidecutters[34]"Bernard McEveetyJack TurleySeptember 30, 1968 (1968-09-30)
Matt joins a cattle drive to prevent violence between a trail boss and his hands.
4663"Zavala"Vincent McEveetyPaul SavageOctober 7, 1968 (1968-10-07)
A young Mexican youngster has an ulterior motive for befriending Matt.
4674"Hill Girl (Part 2) Uncle Finney"Bernard McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.October 14, 1968 (1968-10-14)
Two brothers turn in their wanted 103-year-old uncle for the reward.
4685"Slocum"Leo PennRon BishopOctober 21, 1968 (1968-10-21)
A Bible-spouting, moonshine-swilling rancher threatens Matt.
4696"O'Quillian"John RichRon BishopOctober 28, 1968 (1968-10-28)
Matt is forced to protect a troublemaking Irishman.
4707"9:12 to Dodge"Marvin J. ChomskyPreston WoodNovember 11, 1968 (1968-11-11)
Matt and Doc have a tense train ride as they take a prisoner back to Dodge.
4718"Abelia"Vincent McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.November 18, 1968 (1968-11-18)
Outlaws use a widow's home as their hideout.
4729"Railroad!"Marvin J. ChomskyArthur RoweNovember 25, 1968 (1968-11-25)
Matt clashes with a railroad boss who is determined to buy a homesteader's land.
47310"The Miracle Man"Bernard McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.December 2, 1968 (1968-12-02)
An Irish drummer falls for the woman he intended to swindle.
47411"Waco"Robert TottenRon BishopDecember 9, 1968 (1968-12-09)
Fate seems to have other plans for Matt as he takes a prisoner back to Dodge.
47512"Lobo"Bernard McEveetyJim ByrnesDecember 16, 1968 (1968-12-16)
Matt and an old mountain man face off against angry cattlemen and greedy bounty hunters.
47613"Johnny Cross"Herschel DaughertyCalvin Clements, Sr.December 23, 1968 (1968-12-23)
Newly intervenes when a pair of bounty hunters attempt to kill a desperado who swears that he is innocent.
47714"The Money Store"Vincent McEveetyWilliam BlinnDecember 30, 1968 (1968-12-30)
Two children rob a bank.
47815"The Twisted Heritage"Bernard McEveetyStory by : Robert Heverly and Jack Turley
Teleplay by : Paul Savage and Arthur Rowe
January 6, 1969 (1969-01-06)
Kitty clashes with the tyrannical mother of a rancher she just rescued.
47916"Time of the Jackals"Vincent McEveetyStory by : Paul Savage
Teleplay by : Paul Savage and Richard Fielder
January 13, 1969 (1969-01-13)
Matt finds himself marked for death as he looks for a killer.
48017"Mannon"Robert ButlerRon BishopJanuary 20, 1969 (1969-01-20)
A former Quantrill Raider comes to Dodge to face Matt in a gunfight.
48118"Hill Girl (Part 3) Gold Town"Gunnar HellströmCalvin Clements, Sr.January 27, 1969 (1969-01-27)
A pair of sharpsters salt a gold mine to con the citizens of Dodge.
48219"The Mark of Cain"Vincent McEveetyRon BishopFebruary 3, 1969 (1969-02-03)
An ex-Confederate is haunted by his past.
48320"Reprisal"Bernard McEveetyStory by : Jack Hawn
Teleplay by : Jack Hawn and Paul Savage
February 10, 1969 (1969-02-10)
Doc must choose between delivering a baby or saving the life of a man who committed a murder.
48421"The Long Night"John RichStory by : Richard Carr
Teleplay by : Paul Savage
February 17, 1969 (1969-02-17)
A group of bounty hunters intend to get even with Matt.
48522"The Night Riders"Irving J. MooreCalvin Clements, Sr.February 24, 1969 (1969-02-24)
Festus faces a group of renegades bent on regaining land they lost during the Civil War.
48623"The Intruder"Vincent McEveetyJim ByrnesMarch 3, 1969 (1969-03-03)
Festus seeks help for his prisoner.
48724"The Good Samaritans"Bernard McEveetyPaul SavageMarch 10, 1969 (1969-03-10)
A family of former slaves give Matt shelter when he is injured.
48825"The Prisoner"Leo PennCalvin Clements, Sr.March 17, 1969 (1969-03-17)
Kitty is left in charge of a man about to be hanged for murder, but she believes that he is innocent and refuses to let another sheriff take him away.
48926"Exodus 21:22"Herschel DaughertyArthur RoweMarch 24, 1969 (1969-03-24)
A former lawman goes after the men who murdered his wife.

Season 15 (1969–70)

Twenty-six one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Joseph Dackow
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[35]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
4901"The Devil's Outpost"Philip LeacockStory by : Bob Barbash
Teleplay by : Bob Barbash and Jim Byrnes
September 22, 1969 (1969-09-22)
A wily outlaw is determined to free his younger brother from Matt's custody.
4912"Stryker"Robert TottenHerman GrovesSeptember 29, 1969 (1969-09-29)
Matt is headed for a showdown with marshal-turned-outlaw John Stryker.
4923"Coreyville"Bernard McEveetyHerman GrovesOctober 6, 1969 (1969-10-06)
Two feuding women refuse to reveal the identity of the killer Matt is looking for.
4934"Danny"Bernard McEveetyPreston WoodOctober 13, 1969 (1969-10-13)
An ailing con man plans to kill Matt to ensure his financial future.
4945"Hawk"Gunnar HellströmKay Lenard & Jess CarneolOctober 20, 1969 (1969-10-20)
A woman refuses to acknowledge that a half-Indian boy is her son.
4956"A Man Called Smith"Vincent McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.October 27, 1969 (1969-10-27)
A widow is not what she seems to be.
4967"Charlie Noon"Vincent McEveetyJim ByrnesNovember 3, 1969 (1969-11-03)
Comanches follow Matt, his prisoner, an Indian widow and her white stepson.
4978"Hill Girl (Part 4) The Still"Gunnar HellströmCalvin Clements, Sr.November 10, 1969 (1969-11-10)
Festus faces off against a family of hillbillies.
4989"A Matter of Honor"Robert TottenJoy DexterNovember 17, 1969 (1969-11-17)
The town drunk is accused of a murder he witnessed.
49910"The Innocent"Marvin J. ChomskyWalter BlackNovember 24, 1969 (1969-11-24)
A missionary teacher heads for her first assignment.
50011"Ring of Darkness"Bernard McEveetyArthur Dales[C]December 1, 1969 (1969-12-01)
A farmer faces a moral dilemma when he steals horses for a gang of outlaws to help his blind daughter.
50112"MacGraw"Philip LeacockKay Lenard & Jess CarneolDecember 8, 1969 (1969-12-08)
Ex-gunslinger Jake McGraw has returned to Dodge after twenty years in prison and for some reason has taken an interest in a saloon hostess and a young cowboy.
50213"Roots of Fear"Philip LeacockArthur Browne, Jr.December 15, 1969 (1969-12-15)
A dirt farmer and his kin plot to break into the bank when it's closed due to a panic.
50314"The Sisters"Philip LeacockWilliam KelleyDecember 29, 1969 (1969-12-29)
A scoundrel tries to con three nuns.
50415"The War Priest"Bernard McEveetyWilliam KelleyJanuary 5, 1970 (1970-01-05)
A drunken cavalry sergeant pursues an Indian warrior who takes Kitty hostage.
50516"The Pack Rat"Philip LeacockStory by : Arthur Browne, Jr.
Teleplay by : Arthur Browne, Jr. and Jim Byrnes
January 12, 1970 (1970-01-12)
A young thief sets a fatal trap for Matt as the marshal takes an escaped prisoner to Dodge.
50617"The Judas Gun"Vincent McEveetyHarry KronmanJanuary 19, 1970 (1970-01-19)
A hired gunman changes the balance of power in a family feud.
50718"Doctor Herman Schultz, M.D."Bernard McEveetyStory by : Benny Rubin
Teleplay by : Calvin Clements, Sr.
January 26, 1970 (1970-01-26)
A hypnotist uses his skill to steal money.
50819"The Badge"Vincent McEveetyJim ByrnesFebruary 2, 1970 (1970-02-02)
After Matt is shot and taken prisoner by two bank robbers, he tricks one into turning against his partner.
50920"Albert"Vincent McEveetyJim ByrnesFebruary 9, 1970 (1970-02-09)
A bank teller foils a robbery and keeps the money for himself, only to wind up helping the robbers with their next attempt.
51021"Kiowa"Bernard McEveetyRon BishopFebruary 16, 1970 (1970-02-16)
Matt helps search for a group of raiders who abducted a rancher's daughter.
51122"Celia"Philip LeacockHarry KronmanFebruary 23, 1970 (1970-02-23)
Newly must prove that a girl is a con artist bent on swindling a blacksmith.
51223"Morgan"Bernard McEveetyKay Lenard & Jess CarneolMarch 2, 1970 (1970-03-02)
Outlaws take over Dodge and wait for Matt to arrive with a large shipment of gold.
51324"The Thieves"Philip LeacockThomas ThompsonMarch 9, 1970 (1970-03-09)
The bartender takes an interest in a juvenile delinquent on probation.
51425"Hackett"Vincent McEveetyWilliam KelleyMarch 16, 1970 (1970-03-16)
An ex-convict seeks revenge on a farmer who ran out on him during a robbery years ago.
51526"The Cage"Bernard McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.March 23, 1970 (1970-03-23)
Matt leads a posse to find a gang of gold thieves.

Season 16 (1970–71)

Twenty-four one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Joseph Dackow (episodes 516–528), Leonard Katzman (episodes 529–539)
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)
Note: "Pike", the two-part episode that ended the season, was later developed into a spin-off series entitled Dirty Sally.[36][37]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
5161"Chato"Vincent McEveetyPaul F. EdwardsSeptember 14, 1970 (1970-09-14)
Matt heads to New Mexico to track down a wily killer with a knach for murdering lawmen.
5172"The Noose"Vincent McEveetyArthur Browne, Jr.September 21, 1970 (1970-09-21)
A stranger comes to Dodge to avenge his father's hanging.
5183"Stark"Robert TottenDonald SanfordSeptember 28, 1970 (1970-09-28)
Bounty hunter Louis Stark blackmails his prisoner, whose father is a wealthy rancher.
5194"Sam McTavish, M.D."Bernard McEveetyBethel Leslie & Gerry DayOctober 5, 1970 (1970-10-05)
Dr. Samuel (her father wanted a boy) McTavish answers Doc Adam's ad for a temporary replacement.
5205"Gentry's Law"Vincent McEveetyJack MillerOctober 12, 1970 (1970-10-12)
A land baron considers his family above the law.
5216"Snow Train (Part 1)"Gunnar HellströmPreston WoodOctober 19, 1970 (1970-10-19)
The Sioux are after the white man who sold them poisonous whisky.
5227"Snow Train (Part 2)"Gunnar HellströmPreston WoodOctober 26, 1970 (1970-10-26)
Matt must find out who sold the Indians poisonous whisky when they take a trainload of passengers hostage.
5238"Luke"Bernard McEveetyJack MillerNovember 2, 1970 (1970-11-02)
Outlaw Luke Dangerfield's dying wish is to see his daughter.
5249"The Gun"Bernard McEveetyDonald SanfordNovember 9, 1970 (1970-11-09)
A newspaperman from St. Louis exploits a teenage bank clerk who killed a notorious gunfighter.
52510"The Scavengers"Robert TottenJim ByrnesNovember 16, 1970 (1970-11-16)
A bounty is placed on Indians for allegedly massacring a camp site.
52611"The Witness"Philip LeacockShimon WincelbergNovember 23, 1970 (1970-11-23)
A father gets rid of witnesses against his murderous son.
52712"McCabe"Bernard McEveetyJim ByrnesNovember 30, 1970 (1970-11-30)
Matt's prisoner McCabe is targeted by a lynch mob.
52813"The Noon Day Devil"Philip LeacockWilliam KelleyDecember 7, 1970 (1970-12-07)
A priest tries to save his murderous twin brother's soul.
52914"Sergeant Holly"Bernard McEveetyWilliam KelleyDecember 14, 1970 (1970-12-14)
A sergeant sets out to find the man who framed him for stealing an Army payroll.
53015"Jenny"Robert TottenJack MillerDecember 28, 1970 (1970-12-28)
A bank robber hopes to recoup his losses after losing his money gambling.
53116"Captain Sligo"William ConradWilliam KelleyJanuary 4, 1971 (1971-01-04)
A retired whaler moves to Kansas and begins courting a widow.
53217"Mirage"Vincent McEveetyJack MillerJanuary 11, 1971 (1971-01-11)
Festus comes back from a desert shootout with no memory of what exactly took place.
53318"The Tycoon"Bernard McEveetyRobert Vincent WrightJanuary 25, 1971 (1971-01-25)
Festus falls prey to a husband-hunter after coming into money.
53419"Jaekel"Bernard McEveetyStory by : True Boardman & Thelma Boardman
Teleplay by : Calvin Clements, Sr.
February 1, 1971 (1971-02-01)
A pardoned convict returns to the woman he killed for.
53520"Murdoch"Robert TottenJack MillerFebruary 8, 1971 (1971-02-08)
An aging lawman sets out to get the Carver gang - unaware that his son is with them.
53621"Cleavus"Vincent McEveetyRichard ScottFebruary 15, 1971 (1971-02-15)
An unlucky fellow jumps a dead man's claim and starts courting Kitty.
53722"Lavery"Vincent McEveetyDonald SanfordFebruary 22, 1971 (1971-02-22)
A troublemaker, out on probation, reunites with his old gang.
53823"Dirty Sally (Part 1) Pike 1"Bernard McEveetyJack MillerMarch 1, 1971 (1971-03-01)
Crusty old Sally Fergus nurses a wounded young outlaw named Cyrus Pike back to health.
53924"Dirty Sally (Part 2) Pike 2"Bernard McEveetyJack MillerMarch 8, 1971 (1971-03-08)
Having taken a shine to Cyrus while tending to his wounds, Sally tries to persuade him not to steal anymore.

Season 17 (1971–72)

Twenty-four one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman; associate producer: Ron Honthaner
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[38]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
5401"The Lost"Robert TottenStory by : Warren Vanders
Teleplay by : Jack Miller
September 13, 1971 (1971-09-13)
Kitty befriends a wild child when she gets lost. (last Totten-directed episode)
5412"Phoenix"Paul StanleyAnthony LawrenceSeptember 20, 1971 (1971-09-20)
An ex-convict starts hiring himself out as a killer.
5423"Waste (Part 1)"Vincent McEveetyJim ByrnesSeptember 27, 1971 (1971-09-27)
Matt's search for an outlaw leads him to a boy without a mother and wagonload of saloon girls.
5434"Waste (Part 2)"Vincent McEveetyJim ByrnesOctober 4, 1971 (1971-10-04)
Matt gets trapped in a deserted fort with the boy and saloon girls.
5445"New Doctor in Town"Philip LeacockJack MillerOctober 11, 1971 (1971-10-11)
The new town doctor finds it hard to be accepted as he tries to fill Doc Adams' shoes.
5456"The Legend"Philip LeacockCalvin Clements, Jr.October 18, 1971 (1971-10-18)
A man heads down the same path as his outlaw brothers.
5467"Trafton"Bernard McEveetyRon BishopOctober 25, 1971 (1971-10-25)
An outlaw's compassion for his victims proves to be his downfall.
5478"Lynott"Gunnar HellströmRon BishopNovember 1, 1971 (1971-11-01)
An easygoing former lawman fills in for Matt.
5489"Lijah"Irving J. MooreWilliam BlinnNovember 8, 1971 (1971-11-08)
A mountain man is accused of killing three people.
54910"My Brother's Keeper"Paul StanleyArthur Dales[C]November 15, 1971 (1971-11-15)
Festus tries to keep an old Indian alive, even though he wishes to die in peace.
55011"Drago"Paul StanleyJim ByrnesNovember 22, 1971 (1971-11-22)
A scout hunts down the man who murdered his female benefactor.
55112"The Bullet (Part 1)"Bernard McEveetyJim ByrnesNovember 29, 1971 (1971-11-29)
Doc tries to save Matt when the marshal gets wounded.
55213"The Bullet (Part 2)"Bernard McEveetyJim ByrnesDecember 6, 1971 (1971-12-06)
A group of bandits delay Matt's journey to Denver where the wounded marshal needs an operation.
55314"The Bullet (Part 3)"Bernard McEveetyJim ByrnesDecember 13, 1971 (1971-12-13)
Doc performs an emergency surgery on Matt to save the marshal's life.
55415"P.S. Murry Christmas"Herb WallersteinWilliam KelleyDecember 27, 1971 (1971-12-27)
A drifter and seven orphans find a way to melt the cold heart of the orphanage headmistress at Christmastime.
55516"No Tomorrow"Irving J. MooreRichard FielderJanuary 3, 1972 (1972-01-03)
A falsely accused homesteader fights to prove his innocence.
55617"Hidalgo"Paul StanleyColley CibberJanuary 10, 1972 (1972-01-10)
An outlaw shoots Matt and leaves him to die in the desert of Chihuahua.
55718"Tara"Bernard McEveetyWilliam KelleyJanuary 17, 1972 (1972-01-17)
A charming widow plays Newly against a gunman.
55819"Dirty Sally (Part 3) One for the Road"Bernard McEveetyJack MillerJanuary 24, 1972 (1972-01-24)
A drunk escapes from his reproving daughter.
55920"The Predators"Bernard McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.January 31, 1972 (1972-01-31)
A 'mad' dog is killing cattle and sheep, while a vengeful gunman sets out to kill a man who shot him in the back four years ago.
56021"Yankton"Vincent McEveetyJim ByrnesFebruary 7, 1972 (1972-02-07)
A saddle tramp uses a rancher's money to court his daughter.
56122"Blind Man's Buff"Herb WallersteinRon HonthanerFebruary 21, 1972 (1972-02-21)
A lonely widow takes care of a wounded man she finds outside her cabin.
56223"Alias Festus Haggin"Vincent McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.March 6, 1972 (1972-03-06)
A case of mistaken identity ensues when Festus is believed to be wanted for murder.
56324"The Wedding"Bernard McEveetyHarry KronmanMarch 13, 1972 (1972-03-13)
A couple is determined to get married over her father's objections.

Season 18 (1972–73)

Twenty-four one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman; associate producer: Ron Honthaner.
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Buck Taylor (Newly)[39]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
5641"The River (Part 1)"Herb WallersteinJack MillerSeptember 11, 1972 (1972-09-11)
Bandits chase Matt down Oregon's Rogue River.
5652"The River (Part 2)"Herb WallersteinJack MillerSeptember 18, 1972 (1972-09-18)
Matt's adventure on Oregon's Rogue River comes to a thrilling conclusion.
5663"Bohannan"Alf KjellinWilliam KelleySeptember 25, 1972 (1972-09-25)
A faith healer is asked to cure a terminally ill boy.
5674"The Judgement"Philip LeacockShimon WincelbergOctober 2, 1972 (1972-10-02)
A gunman plots revenge against the man who turned him in as an Army deserter.
5685"The Drummer"Bernard McEveetyRichard FielderOctober 9, 1972 (1972-10-09)
A salesman is forced to face his past.
5696"Sarah"Gunnar HellströmCalvin Clements, Sr.October 16, 1972 (1972-10-16)
An old flame of Matt's gets him involved with stage robbers.
5707"The Fugitives"Irving J. MooreCharles Joseph StoneOctober 23, 1972 (1972-10-23)
Doc is kidnapped and forced to save an outlaw's life.
5718"Eleven Dollars"Irving J. MoorePaul SavageOctober 30, 1972 (1972-10-30)
Festus sets out to settle an $11 estate.
5729"Milligan"Bernard McEveetyRon BishopNovember 6, 1972 (1972-11-06)
A farmer is accused of shooting someone in the back.
57310"Tatum"Gunnar HellströmJim ByrnesNovember 13, 1972 (1972-11-13)
A dying gunman endures a long, sad journey to see his estranged daughters.
57411"The Sodbusters"Robert ButlerRon BishopNovember 20, 1972 (1972-11-20)
A sodbuster fights a cattle baron for her water supply.
57512"The Brothers"Gunnar HellströmCalvin Clements, Sr.November 27, 1972 (1972-11-27)
An outlaw's brother seeks revenge on Kitty for shooting him.
57613"Hostage!"Gunnar HellströmPaul F. EdwardsDecember 11, 1972 (1972-12-11)
After Matt kills a member of the Dog Soldiers, the rest of the gang shoot Kitty for revenge.
57714"Jubilee"Herb WallersteinStory by : Jack Freeman
Teleplay by : Paul Savage
December 18, 1972 (1972-12-18)
A poor sodbuster leaves his farm to race his prized quarter horse.
57815"Arizona Midnight"Irving J. MooreDudley BromleyJanuary 1, 1973 (1973-01-01)
A midget claims that he will turn into an elephant at midnight.
57916"Homecoming"Gunnar HellströmCalvin Clements, Sr.January 8, 1973 (1973-01-08)
A pair of outlaws return to Dodge to see their dying mother and take Kitty and Doc hostage.
58017"Shadler"Arnold LavenJim ByrnesJanuary 15, 1973 (1973-01-15)
A condemned man posing as a priest is forced to help a stricken town.
58118"Patricia"Alf KjellinCalvin Clements, Sr.January 22, 1973 (1973-01-22)
Newly gets engaged to a leukemia victim.
58219"A Quiet Day in Dodge"Alf KjellinJack MillerJanuary 29, 1973 (1973-01-29)
Matt has a trying day as he deals with a vicious prisoner, a brawl at the Long Branch, a nine-year-old thief and Kitty giving him the silent treatment.
58320"Whelan's Men"Paul F. EdwardsRon BishopFebruary 5, 1973 (1973-02-05)
A gang of outlaws take over Dodge while Matt is away, but a poker game with Kitty proves to be their undoing.
58421"Kimbro"Gunnar HellströmJim ByrnesFebruary 12, 1973 (1973-02-12)
Matt's mentor in law enforcement is now on the skids.
58522"Jesse"Bernard McEveetyJim ByrnesFebruary 19, 1973 (1973-02-19)
Festus runs into a friend who has escaped from prison.
58623"Talbot"Vincent McEveetyJim ByrnesFebruary 26, 1973 (1973-02-26)
An outlaw's plans to rob the bank are sidetracked by his attraction to the woman whose husband he killed.
58724"This Golden Land"Gunnar HellströmHal SitowitzMarch 5, 1973 (1973-03-05)
A Jewish family's faith is tested by the son's senseless death.

Season 19 (1973–74)

Twenty-four one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman; associate producer: Ron Honthaner
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[40]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
5881"Women for Sale (Part 1)"Vincent McEveetyJim ByrnesSeptember 10, 1973 (1973-09-10)
Matt goes up against white-slave traders.
5892"Women for Sale (Part 2)"Vincent McEveetyJim ByrnesSeptember 17, 1973 (1973-09-17)
Matt continues his pursuit of white-slave traders.
5903"Matt's Love Story"Gunnar HellströmRon BishopSeptember 24, 1973 (1973-09-24)
An amnesiac Matt falls in love with a young widow.
5914"The Boy and the Sinner"Bernard McEveetyHal SitowitzOctober 1, 1973 (1973-10-01)
A farm boy tries to stop a man from giving up his honor for booze.
5925"The Widow-Maker"Bernard McEveetyPaul F. EdwardsOctober 8, 1973 (1973-10-08)
An ex-gunman is unable to put his reputation behind him.
5936"Kitty's Love Affair"Vincent McEveetyStory by : Joan E. Gessler & Susan Kotar
Teleplay by : Paul Savage
October 22, 1973 (1973-10-22)
A reformed gunfighter begins a courtship with Kitty.
5947"The Widow and the Rogue"Bernard McEveetyStory by : Harvey Marlowe and Paul Savage
Teleplay by : Paul Savage
October 29, 1973 (1973-10-29)
Festus takes a charming, unethical petty thief back to Dodge, but must rely on him to protect a widow and her son.
5958"A Game of Death...An Act of Love (Part 1)"Gunnar HellströmPaul F. EdwardsNovember 5, 1973 (1973-11-05)
A cattleman seeks vengeance against the Indians he suspects of killing his wife.
5969"A Game of Death...An Act of Love (Part 2)"Gunnar HellströmPaul F. EdwardsNovember 12, 1973 (1973-11-12)
The Indians accused of murdering a cattleman's wife stand trial.
59710"Lynch Town"Bernard McEveetyStory by : Anne Snyder & Joann Carlino
Teleplay by : Calvin Clements, Sr.
November 19, 1973 (1973-11-19)
An alcoholic judge is forced by Matt to hold an inquest into the death of a female saloonkeeper that resulted in the lynching of an innocent drifter.
59811"The Hanging of Newly O'Brien"Alf KjellinCalvin Clements, Sr.November 26, 1973 (1973-11-26)
A backwoods community wants to hang Newly for a failed emergency operation he performed.
59912"Susan Was Evil"Bernard McEveetyWilliam KeysDecember 3, 1973 (1973-12-03)
Matt asks two women to take care of a wounded outlaw.
60013"The Deadly Innocent"Bernard McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.December 17, 1973 (1973-12-17)
A mentally challenged young man struggles to live as an adult.
60114"The Child Between"Irving J. MooreHarry KronmanDecember 24, 1973 (1973-12-24)
Newly tries to help care for the sick baby of a wanted man and his untrusting Indian wife.
60215"A Family of Killers"Gunnar HellströmWilliam KeysJanuary 14, 1974 (1974-01-14)
Matt and a fellow marshal work together to track down a murderous family.
60316"Like Old Times"Irving J. MooreRichard FielderJanuary 21, 1974 (1974-01-21)
A reformed safecracker tries to start his life over.
60417"The Town Tamers"Gunnar HellströmPaul SavageJanuary 28, 1974 (1974-01-28)
Matt and another marshal attempt to bring justice to a frontier town.
60518"The Foundling"Bernard McEveetyJim ByrnesFebruary 11, 1974 (1974-02-11)
Matt must find a home for an abandoned baby girl.
60619"The Iron Blood of Courage"Gunnar HellströmRon BishopFebruary 18, 1974 (1974-02-18)
A gunfighter is hired to settle a disagreement over water rights.
60720"The Schoolmarm"Bernard McEveetyDick NelsonFebruary 25, 1974 (1974-02-25)
An unmarried schoolteacher finds that she is pregnant as a result of her being raped.
60821"Trail of Bloodshed"Bernard McEveetyStory by : Earl W. Wallace
Teleplay by : Paul Savage
March 4, 1974 (1974-03-04)
A young farmer sets out to find the man who killed his father.
60922"Cowtown Hustler"Gunnar HellströmJim ByrnesMarch 11, 1974 (1974-03-11)
A has-been pool player (portrayed by Jack Albertson) looks for a way to regain others' respect.
61023"To Ride a Yellow Horse"Vincent McEveetyCalvin Clements, Sr.March 18, 1974 (1974-03-18)
A mother seeks to fulfill her dreams for her children.
61124"Disciple"Gunnar HellströmShimon WincelbergApril 1, 1974 (1974-04-01)
Matt's life is changed when his gun arm is seriously wounded.

Season 20 (1974–75)

Twenty-four one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman (episodes 612-624, 635), John G. Stephens (episodes 625-634); associate producer: Ron Honthaner
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Buck Taylor (Newly), Fran Ryan (Hannah)[41]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
6121"Matt Dillon Must Die!"Victor FrenchRay GoldrupSeptember 9, 1974 (1974-09-09)
A crazed killer bent on avenging his son's death captures Matt.
6132"A Town in Chains"Bernard McEveetyRon BishopSeptember 16, 1974 (1974-09-16)
A gang of bank robbers take over a town to do one last heist.
6143"The Guns of Cibola Blanca (Part 1)"Gunnar HellströmPaul SavageSeptember 23, 1974 (1974-09-23)
Outlaws hold Doc and a woman hostage at a desert stronghold.
6154"The Guns of Cibola Blanca (Part 2)"Gunnar HellströmPaul SavageSeptember 30, 1974 (1974-09-30)
Matt, Festus and Newly hatch a plan to rescue Doc and his female companion from the outlaws who have taken them hostage.
6165"Thirty a Month and Found"Bernard McEveetyJim ByrnesOctober 7, 1974 (1974-10-07)
Three drovers find their way of life jeopardized by the railroad.
6176"The Wiving"Victor FrenchEarl W. WallaceOctober 14, 1974 (1974-10-14)
A farmer sends his sons into town to pick up brides.
6187"The Iron Men"Gunnar HellströmJohn MantleyOctober 21, 1974 (1974-10-21)
Matt takes on the task of rehabilitating a drunk ex-lawman.
6198"The Fourth Victim"Bernard McEveetyJim ByrnesNovember 4, 1974 (1974-11-04)
There is a killer on the loose in Dodge.
6209"The Tarnished Badge"Michael O'HerlihyRobert Vincent WrightNovember 11, 1974 (1974-11-11)

Matt deals with a sheriff (Victor French) who rules his town with an iron fist...and who does not take it well when he is asked to resign.

Guest star: Nick Nolte
62110"In Performance of Duty"Gunnar HellströmWilliam KeysNovember 18, 1974 (1974-11-18)
A family of outlaws stay a step ahead of the law by killing anyone who sees them.
62211"Island in the Desert (Part 1)"Gunnar HellströmJim ByrnesDecember 2, 1974 (1974-12-02)
A half-crazy hermit rescues Festus.
62312"Island in the Desert (Part 2)"Gunnar HellströmJim ByrnesDecember 9, 1974 (1974-12-09)
The hermit forces Festus to make packs of gold across the desert.
62413"The Colonel"Bernard McEveetyArthur Dales[C]December 16, 1974 (1974-12-16)
A town drunk who was once an officer of the Army deals with his daughter's upcoming marriage.
62514"The Squaw"Gunnar HellströmJim ByrnesJanuary 6, 1975 (1975-01-06)
An outlaw on the run (John Saxon) must rely on an Indian woman cast off from her own tribe (Arlene Martel) if he is to survive in the badlands.
62615"The Hiders"Victor FrenchPaul SavageJanuary 13, 1975 (1975-01-13)
Festus tries to talk a teenager into leaving a gang of men who cut the skins off dead cattle and steal from farmers.
62716"Larkin"Gunnar HellströmJim ByrnesJanuary 20, 1975 (1975-01-20)
Newly tries to take a killer to Dodge with bounty hunters on his tail.
62817"The Fires of Ignorance"Victor FrenchJim ByrnesJanuary 27, 1975 (1975-01-27)
A teacher fights for children's right to education as he clashes with the father of one of his students.
62918"The Angry Land"Bernard McEveetyStory by : Herman Groves
Teleplay by : Jim Byrnes
February 3, 1975 (1975-02-03)
An orphaned girl is turned away by her only relative.
63019"The Wiving (Part 2) Brides and Grooms"Victor FrenchEarl W. WallaceFebruary 10, 1975 (1975-02-10)
A farmer tries to get his sons married.
63120"Hard Labor"Bernard McEveetyStory by : Hal Sitowitz
Teleplay by : Earl W. Wallace
February 24, 1975 (1975-02-24)
Matt is convicted for a crime he did not commit and is sentenced to a life of hard labor in the judge's silver mine.
63221"I Have Promises to Keep"Vincent McEveetyStory by : William Putman
Teleplay by : William Putman and Earl W. Wallace
March 3, 1975 (1975-03-03)
An ailing preacher is determined to build a church for the Comanches, despite the objecions of both whites and Indians.
63322"The Busters"Vincent McEveetyJim ByrnesMarch 10, 1975 (1975-03-10)
A broncobuster has only two days to live after getting a fatal injury from getting thrown off a stallion.
63423"Manolo"Gunnar HellströmStory by : Harriet Charles and Earl W. Wallace
Teleplay by : Earl W. Wallace
March 17, 1975 (1975-03-17)
A Basque sheepherder refuses to fight his father to prove his manhood.
63524"The Sharecroppers"Leonard KatzmanEarl W. WallaceMarch 31, 1975 (1975-03-31)
Festus ends up plowing crops for a family of farmers after accidentally shooting one of them in the leg and bringing him home.

Television movies (1987–94)

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
Gunsmoke: Return to DodgeVincent McEveetyJim BynesSeptember 26, 1987 (1987-09-26)
Gunsmoke: The Last ApacheCharles CorrellEarl W. WallaceMarch 18, 1990 (1990-03-18)
Gunsmoke: To the Last ManJerry JamesonEarl W. WallaceJanuary 10, 1992 (1992-01-10)
Gunsmoke: The Long RideJerry JamesonBill StrattonMay 8, 1993 (1993-05-08)
Gunsmoke: One Man's JusticeJerry JamesonHarry and Renee LongstreetFebruary 10, 1994 (1994-02-10)

Home media releases

All twenty seasons of Gunsmoke and all five reunion films are available on DVD in Region 1. Two box sets—The 50th Anniversary Collection and The Director's Collection—have been released on DVD in Region 1.

Gunsmoke season DVD releases
Season Episodes Discs Release date Ref
1 39 6 July 17, 2007 [42]
2 Volume 1: 20 3 January 8, 2008 [43]
Volume 2: 19 3 May 27, 2008 [44]
3 Volume 1: 20 3 December 9, 2008 [45]
Volume 2: 19 3 May 26, 2009 [46]
4 Volume 1: 20 3 October 5, 2010 [47]
Volume 2: 19 3 December 14, 2010 [48]
5 Volume 1: 20 3 October 11, 2011 [49]
Volume 2: 19 3 December 13, 2011 [50]
6 Volume 1: 19 3 August 7, 2012 [51]
Volume 2: 19 3 October 16, 2012 [52]
7 Volume 1: 17 5 December 11, 2012 [53]
Volume 2: 17 5 February 5, 2013 [54]
8 Volume 1: 19 5 May 7, 2013 [55]
Volume 2: 19 5 May 7, 2013 [55]
9 Volume 1: 18 5 August 6, 2013 [56]
Volume 2: 18 5 August 6, 2013 [56]
10 Volume 1: 18 5 August 12, 2014 [57]
Volume 2: 18 5 August 12, 2014 [57]
11 Volume 1: 16 4 December 2, 2014 [58]
Volume 2: 16 4 December 2, 2014 [58]
12 Volume 1: 15 4 September 20, 2016 [59]
Volume 2: 14 4 September 20, 2016 [59]
13 Volume 1: 15 4 May 22, 2018 [60]
Volume 2: 10 3 May 22, 2018 [61]
14 Volume 1: 15 4 February 5, 2019 [62]
Volume 2: 11 3 February 5, 2019 [63]
15 Volume 1: 15 4 October 1, 2019 [64]
Volume 2: 11 3 October 1, 2019 [65]
16 24 6 December 10, 2019 [66]
Gunsmoke – 50th Anniversary DVD releases
Volume Episodes Discs Release date Ref
1 17 3 January 3, 2006 [67]
2 12 3 January 3, 2006 [68]
1 & 2 29 6 January 3, 2006 [69]
Gunsmoke – The Director's Collection DVD releases
Volume Episodes Discs Release date Ref
15 3 November 14, 2006 [70]
Gunsmoke TV-movie DVD releases
Title Discs Release date Ref
Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge 1 May 11, 2004 [71]
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache 1 May 11, 2004 [72]
Gunsmoke: To the Last Man 1 May 11, 2004 [73]
The Gunsmoke Movie Collection 3 May 11, 2004 [74]
Gunsmoke: The Long Ride 1 February 14, 2017 [75]
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice 1 September 13, 2016 [76]


  1. ^ A. "David S. Peckinpah" is a pseudonym for Sam Peckinpah.
  2. ^ B. "Shimon Bar-David" is a pseudonym for Shimon Wincelberg.
  3. ^ C. "Arthur Dales" is a pseudonym for Howard Dimsdale.

See also


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  56. ^ a b "Gunsmoke: Season Nine". Archived from the original on 2013-12-14.
  57. ^ a b "Gunsmoke: Season Ten". Archived from the original on 2014-12-28.
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  59. ^ a b "Gunsmoke: Season Twelve". Archived from the original on 2017-02-06.
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