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Gunsmoke Season 12 Episodes

29 Episodes 1966 - 1967

Episode 1

Snap Decision

Sat, Sep 17, 1966 60 mins

Matt turns in his badge after he's forced to kill a horse thief who was once his friend. Matt: James Arness. Tucker: Claude Akins. Shaver: Michael Strong. Kipp: Michael Cole. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Thad: Roger Ewing.

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Episode 2

The Goldtakers

Sat, Sep 24, 1966 60 mins

Martin Landau stars as an outlaw who brings his cutthroats to Dodge to melt down a stolen gold shipment. Matt: James Arness. Troy: Roy Jenson. Jenkins: Brad Weston. Nash: Denver Pyle. Festus: Ken Curtis. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 3

The Jailer

Sat, Oct 1, 1966 60 mins

Bette Davis as a powerful matriarch driven by revenge. Etta Stone grimly plans to hang Matt, who sent her husband to the gallows six years earlier. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Lou: Bruce Dern. Doc: Milburn Stone. Sara: Julie Sommars. Mike: Robert Sorrells. Ben: Tom Skerritt.

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Episode 4

The Mission

Sat, Oct 8, 1966 60 mins

In Mexico, Matt fights to regain his badge, horse and prisoner from American thieves. Reb: Bob Random. Lafe: Warren Oates. Jessup: Robert F. Simon. Ashe: Steven Ihnat.

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Episode 5

The Good People

Sat, Oct 15, 1966 60 mins

Matt plays on a young man's guilty conscience as he searches for the men who lynched a suspected rustler. Seth: Tom Simcox. Rucker: Morgan Woodward. Gabe: Allen Case. Burke: Ted Jordan.

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Episode 6

Gunfighter, R.I.P.

Sat, Oct 22, 1966 60 mins

While a Chinese girl tends wounded Joe Bascome, the hired gunslinger reconsiders his mission: killing Matt. Ching Lee: France Nuyen. Matt: James Arness. Paul: Michael Conrad.

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Episode 7

The Wrong Man

Sat, Oct 29, 1966 60 mins

A farmer is charged with murder when the cardsharp who won his borrowed money is found dead. Kyle: Carroll O'Connor. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. James: Kevin O'Neal. Doc: Milburn Stone. Wilton: Charles Kuenstle.

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Episode 8

Whispering Tree

Sat, Nov 12, 1966 60 mins

Ex-convict Virgil Stanley returns to his farm and family to search for the loot he stashed. Matt: James Arness. Ada: Jacqueline Scott. Doc: Milburn Stone. Redmond: Edward Asner.

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Episode 9

The Well

Sat, Nov 19, 1966 60 mins

In drought-stricken Dodge, Festus looks for water while Matt uses a rainmaker to give the town hope. Matt: James Arness. Tobias: Guy Raymond. Doc: Milburn Stone. Festus: Ken Curtis. Janie: Joan Payne. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 10

Stage Stop

Sat, Nov 26, 1966 60 mins

At a stage stop, Doc, a pregnant woman and a blind man make a stand against bandits. Doc: Milburn Stone. Jed: John Ireland. Lori: Anne Whitfield. Simon: Jack Ging. Curt: Joseph Ruskin. Matt: James Arness.

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Episode 11

The Newcomers

Sat, Dec 3, 1966 60 mins

Immigrant Lars Karlgren must decide whether to pay off a blackmailer who says he saw Lars' son murder. Matt: James Arness. Petter: Jon Voight. Lars: Karl Swenson. Handley: Robert Sorrells. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Festus: Ken Curtis.

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Episode 12

Quaker Girl

Sat, Dec 10, 1966 60 mins

Mistaken identities and a gang of cutthroats threaten a deputized Thad, who's transporting a killer across the plains. Ellis: Liam Sullivan. Bateman: William Shatner. Matt: James Arness.

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Episode 13

Moonstone

Sat, Dec 17, 1966 60 mins

Chad Timpson fears that his criminal past will be exposed by a violent conflict involving his girlfriend, his brother and a former partner. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Phillips: Warren Kemmerling. Madge: Gail Kobe. Orv: Tom Skerritt.

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Episode 14

Champion of the World

Sat, Dec 24, 1966 60 mins

Ex-fighter Bull Bannock teams up with a con artist to pressure Kitty into selling the Long Branch. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Matt: James Arness. Professor: Dan Tobin. Thad: Roger Ewing. Gopher: Ralph Rose.

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Episode 15

The Hanging

Sat, Dec 31, 1966 60 mins

As a murderer waits for his partners to free him, Matt tries to determine how and when the men will strike. Boles: Tom Stern. Ivy: Kit Smythe. Matt: James Arness. Oro: Henry Darrow. Warren: Robert Knapp. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 16

Saturday Night

Sat, Jan 7, 1967 60 mins

Matt faces unknown danger on a cattle drive, where one of the drovers plots to free the marshal's prisoner. Virgil: Leif Erickson. Doc: Milburn Stone. Craddock: William C. Watson. Ross: Victor French. Thad: Roger Ewing.

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Episode 17

Mad Dog

Sat, Jan 14, 1967 60 mins

In the town of Bucklin, Festus runs into trouble when he's mistaken for a hired killer. Pinto: George Lindsey. Rand: Denver Pyle. Roan: Hoke Howell. Travers: George Murdock.

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Episode 18

Muley

Sat, Jan 21, 1967 60 mins

A young outlaw who wounded Matt returns to finish the job, but the gunman's thoughts keep wandering in the direction of a girl. Matt: James Arness. Muley: Zalman King. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Lucky: Lane Bradbury. Thad: Roger Ewing. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 19

Mail Drop

Sat, Jan 28, 1967 60 mins

A young boy may provide a clue to the whereabouts of his father, an outlaw being hunted by Matt. Roberts: John Anderson. Festus: Ken Curtis. Walsh: Bing Russell.

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Episode 20

Old Friend

Sat, Feb 4, 1967 60 mins

Marshal Burl Masters isn't about to lose his quarry---even if it means shooting first and asking questions later. Matt: James Arness. Willa: Delphi Lawrence. Festus: Ken Curtis. Cheeno: Valentin de Vargas. Thad: Roger Ewing. Trail: Carlos Rivas.

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Episode 21

Fandango

Sat, Feb 11, 1967 60 mins

Matt may be forced to arm the murderer he's bringing in: both men are being hunted by a rancher. Lorca: Mario Alcaide. Tyson: Torin Thatcher.

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Episode 22

The Returning

Sat, Feb 18, 1967 60 mins

Amy Todd is an honest woman who faces temptation when her outlaw husband flees, leaving her with $20,000---money she desperately needs. Todd: Michael Ansara. Matt: James Arness. Burke: Ted Jordan. Shem: Johnnie Whitaker. Festus: Ken Curtis. Doc: Milburn Stone. Thad: Roger Ewing.

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Episode 23

The Lure

Sat, Feb 25, 1967 60 mins

An outlaw kidnaps Kitty, who makes a bid for freedom by turning the fugitive's daughter against him. Dal: Stephen McNally. Carrie: Kim Darby. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 24

Noose of Gold

Sat, Mar 4, 1967 60 mins

A state official uses Matt's friendship with an outlaw in an attempt to nab the gunman and reward money. Farron: Steve Ihnat. Gunther: Sam Gilman. Matt: James Arness.

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Episode 25

The Favor

Sat, Mar 11, 1967 60 mins

Kitty is torn between Marshal Dillon and the man he is searching for---a killer who once saved her life. Matt: James Arness. John Crowley: James Daly. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Adam Haley: William Bramley. Thad: Roger Ewing. Bonnie Mae Haley: Diane Ladd. Festus: Ken Curtis.

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Episode 26

Mistaken Identity

Sat, Mar 18, 1967 60 mins

A fugitive using Mel Gates's identity must act fast when Matt arrives in town with an injured man---the real Gates. Ed: Albert Salmi. Gates: Hal Lynch. Doc: Milburn Stone. Timmons: Ken Mayer.

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Episode 27

Ladies From St. Louis

Sat, Mar 25, 1967 60 mins

A group of nuns bring their wounded protector to Dodge---without revealing his criminal past. Sweeney: Claude Akins. Matt: James Arness. Sister Ellen: Josephine Hutchinson. Sister Ruth: Aneta Corsaut. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 28

Nitro

Sat, Apr 8, 1967 60 mins

Part 1. David Canary plays a drifter who mixes up nitroglycerin for a gang. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Anne Gilchrist: Bonnie Beecher. Ben Stearman: Tom Reese. Red Bailey: Eddie Firestone. Joe Keller: Robert Rothwell. Louie Pheeters: James Nusser. Farnum: Dub Taylor.

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Episode 29

Nitro

Sat, Apr 15, 1967 60 mins

Conclusion. McClaney mixes one last batch of nitroglycerin. Matt: James Arness. Anne: Bonnie Beecher. Louie: James Nusser. Ben Stearman: Tom Reese. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Red Bailey: Eddie Firestone. Joe Keller: Robert Rothwell. Farnum: Dub Taylor.

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