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Gunsmoke Season 11 Episodes

32 Episodes 1965 - 1966

Episode 1

Seven Hours to Dawn

Sat, Sep 18, 1965 60 mins

With Matt imprisoned and the townspeople scared into submission, a treacherous outlaw gang takes over. Gore: John Drew Barrymore. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Barens: Johnny Seven. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Deeks: Morgan Woodward.

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Episode 2

The Storm

Sat, Sep 25, 1965 60 mins

A buffalo hunter is sentenced to hang for a murder committed by the sons of Matt's old friend Adam Benteen. Matt: James Arness. Claude: Tim McIntire. Ab: Richard Evans. Festus: Ken Curtis. Clara: Ruth Warrick. Woodley: Kelly Thordsen. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 3

Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood

Sat, Oct 2, 1965 60 mins

Young Thad Greenwood takes the law into his own hands when four toughs cause his father to have a fatal heart attack. Matt: James Arness. Band: Jack Elam. Festus: Ken Curtis. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 4

Ten Little Indians

Sat, Oct 9, 1965 60 mins

Matt tries to find out who hired the gunfighters who have been confronting him in and out of Dodge. Pinto: Nehemiah Persoff. Tresh: Warren Oates. Festus: Ken Curtis. Phleger: Bruce Dern. Doc: Milburn Stone. Pringle: John Marley.

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Episode 5

Taps for Old Jeb

Sat, Oct 16, 1965 60 mins

When his years of searching for gold finally pay off, prospector Jeb Carter hires a bodyguard to protect his wealth. Matt: James Arness. Stretch: Wayne Rogers. Sholo: Morgan Woodward. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Festus: Ken Curtis. Thad: Roger Ewing.

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Episode 6

Kioga

Sat, Oct 23, 1965 60 mins

Wounded and on foot, a young Indian stalks the fur trader who murdered his father and attacked his sister. McCaw: Neville Brand. Matt: James Arness. Kioga: Teno Pollick. Festus: Ken Curtis. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Botkin: Roy Roberts.

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Episode 7

Bounty Hunter

Sat, Oct 30, 1965 60 mins

Bounty hunter Luke Frazer comes out of retirement to search for the killer of a rich rancher's son. Matt: James Arness. Jensen: Wright King. Festus: Ken Curtis. Mal: Lisabeth Hush. Amy: Amber Flower. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 8

The Reward

Sat, Nov 6, 1965 60 mins

Convicted gold-mine swindler Jim Forbes returns from prison to resume mining---with money that his victims claim is theirs. Matt: James Arness. Brian: David Ladd. Fisher: Fred J. Scollay. Holt: Peter Whitney. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 9

Malachi

Sat, Nov 13, 1965 60 mins

Drunkard Malachi Harper tries to impress his brother by posing as marshal. Malachi: Harry Townes. Ethan: Edward Andrews. Festus: Ken Curtis. Ordman: Jack Elam. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 10

The Pretender

Sat, Nov 20, 1965 60 mins

Frank and Edmund Dano return from prison to find their mother dying and their father bitter. Dano: Nehemiah Persoff. Frank: Tom Simcox. Edmund: Tom Skerritt. Doc: Milburn Stone. Matt: James Arness. Elsie: Julie Sommars. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Festus: Ken Curtis.

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Episode 11

South Wind

Sat, Nov 27, 1965 60 mins

Homer Bonney goes into hiding after he witnesses the murder of his father. Matt: James Arness. Homer: Pat Cardi. Judd: Bruce Dern. Verlyn: Bob Random. Coy: Michael Davis. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 12

Hostage

Sat, Dec 4, 1965 60 mins

Matt is taken hostage by four convicts who are fleeing to Mexico. Gorman: Darren McGavin. Mandee: Simon Oakland. Keys: Tom Reese. Torreon: Vito Scotti. Festus: Ken Curtis.

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Episode 13

Outlaw's Woman

Sat, Dec 11, 1965 60 mins

A startled Matt discovers that the fleeing train robber he wounded is a woman. Allie: Lane Bradbury. Martin: Vincent Beck. Dove: Lonny Chapman. Kane: Lou Antonio. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Festus: Ken Curtis.

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Episode 14

The Avengers

Sat, Dec 18, 1965 60 mins

Judge Calvin Strom and his two sons plot to even the score with Festus and Kitty---who they think murdered a member of their family. Cal: John Saxon. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Festus: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. Mark: Les Brown Jr. Thad: Roger Ewing. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 15

Gold Mine

Sat, Dec 25, 1965 60 mins

In a rough mining town to claim a gold mine, Kitty is befriended by a young mute boy. Thad: Roger Ewing. Richard: Tom Nardini. Jud: Paul Carr. Pa Gibbijohn: John Anderson. Eb: Michael Vandever. Louise: Argentina Brunetti.

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Episode 16

Death Watch

Sat, Jan 8, 1966 60 mins

Matt comes under fire when he tries to protect a wounded outlaw worth $30,000---dead or alive---from two bounty hunters. Holly: Albert Salmi. Doc: Milburn Stone. Walker: Willard Sage. Drago: Frank Silvera. Boyle: Richard Evans.

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Episode 17

Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs

Sat, Jan 15, 1966 60 mins

Festus's relatives descend on Dodge City in search of a wife. Festus: Ken Curtis. Billy: Bob Random. Lambert: Royal Dano. Matt: James Arness. Pearl: Judy Carne. Orabelle: Brooke Bundy. Doc: Milburn Stone. Beal: Slim Pickens. Emery: Shug Fisher.

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Episode 18

The Raid

Sat, Jan 22, 1966 60 mins

Part 1. A ruthless outlaw band unleashes a reign of terror. Stark: Gary Lockwood. Matt: James Arness. McConnell: John Anderson. Williams: Jim Davis. Fraley: Richard Jaeckel. Web: Jeremy Slate.

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Episode 19

The Raid

Sat, Jan 29, 1966 60 mins

Conclusion. Doc is taken hostage by the fleeing outlaw gang that robbed the Dodge bank and set fire to the town. Matt: James Arness. Stark: Gary Lockwood. Festus: Ken Curtis. McConnell: John Anderson. T.R. Stark: John Kellogg. Web: Jeremy Slate.

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Episode 20

Killer at Large

Sat, Feb 5, 1966 60 mins

A flamboyant medicine-show sharpshooter challenges Festus to a duel. Esther: Geraldine Brooks. Matt: James Arness. Brown: Stuart Erwin. Harris: Cyril Delevanti. Sandy: Tim O'Kelly. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Thad: Roger Ewing.

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Episode 21

My Father's Guitar

Sat, Feb 12, 1966 60 mins

A wanderer considers his father's guitar important enough to kill for. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Jack: Steve Ihnat. Dan: Charles Dierkop. Starr: Dub Taylor. Doc: Milburn Stone. Festus: Ken Curtis.

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Episode 22

Wishbone

Sat, Feb 19, 1966 60 mins

Matt hits the trail in pursuit of three bandits who robbed the stagecoach and murdered the driver and guard. Spellman: Lew Gallo. Doc: Milburn Stone. Festus: Ken Curtis. Aiken: Lyle Waggoner. Travers: Victor French. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 23

Sanctuary

Sat, Feb 26, 1966 60 mins

A bank robber takes refuge in a church---holding the pastor and two women hostage. Matt: James Arness. Wiley: Richard Bradford. Doc: Milburn Stone. Rev. Mr. Porter: Sean Garrison. Phyllis: Joan Blackman. Miss Howell: Virginia Gregg.

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Episode 24

Honor Before Justice

Sat, Mar 5, 1966 60 mins

Thad tries to save an Indian girl's father, who has been sentenced to die for a murder he didn't commit. Sarah: France Nuyen. Gray Horse: Michael Ansara. Two-Bears: Noah Beery.

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Episode 25

The Brothers

Sat, Mar 12, 1966 60 mins

Captured by Matt, a young outlaw waits for his older brother to free him. Ed: Scott Marlowe. Billy: Bobby Crawford. Doc: Milburn Stone. Matt: James Arness. Okie: Tom Reese. Thad: Roger Ewing. Crandall: Joseph Hoover.

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Episode 26

Which Doctor

Sat, Mar 19, 1966 60 mins

In this episode, Doc and Festus are kidnapped by a clan of buffalo hunters. Milburn Stone, Ken Curtis. Herk: Gregg Palmer. Moonercan: R.G. Armstrong. Addie: Shelley Morrison. Skeeter: George Lindsey. Thad: Roger Ewing.

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Episode 27

Harvest

Sat, Mar 26, 1966 60 mins

Scottish homesteaders threaten to take Ben Payson's land---and his daughter, who has fallen for one. David: James MacArthur. Betsy: Lesley Ann Warren. Ben: George Kennedy. McGovern: Karl Swenson. Matt: James Arness. Thad: Roger Ewing.

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Episode 28

Byline

Sat, Apr 9, 1966 60 mins

Illiterate Festus becomes a reporter for Dodge City's new paper. Angus: Chips Rafferty. Matt: James Arness. Jock: Stefan Arngrim. Jonas: Dabbs Greer. Mrs. Preeker: Maudie Prickett. Chummer: Denver Pyle. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 29

Treasure of John Walking Fox

Sat, Apr 16, 1966 60 mins

Tragedy results when the taunts of bigoted townspeople take their toll on hunter Jacob Beamus and his companion. Walking Fox: Leonard Nimoy. Matt: James Arness. Tigue: Richard Webb. Gainier: Jim Davis. Holtz: Ted Gehring. Banjo: Tom McCauley.

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Episode 30

My Father, My Son

Sat, Apr 23, 1966 60 mins

After killing a young man out to gain a reputation, gunslinger Jim Barrett faces the wrath of the dead man's family. Matt: James Arness. Jeffords: Lee Van Cleef. David: Teno Pollick. Joey: Zalman King. Bernie: Charles Kuenstle. Will: Del Monroe. Arnie: James Gammon.

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Episode 31

Parson Comes to Town

Sat, Apr 30, 1966 60 mins

Tensions mount when a stranger wearing the coat of a murdered preacher announces that he has come to Dodge to watch someone die. Matt: James Arness. Asa: Sam Wanamaker. Sipes: Lonny Chapman. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 32

The Prime of Life

Sat, May 7, 1966 60 mins

Tragedy results when jealous Kyle Stoner spots his girlfriend with another man. Matt: James Arness. John: Douglas Kennedy. Kyle: Jonathan Lippe. Woody: Joe Don Baker. Brown: Martin West. Doc: Milburn Stone. Smith: Victor French. Wilma: Lyn Edgington.

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