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Gunsmoke Season 17 Episodes

24 Episodes 1971 - 1972

Episode 1

The Lost

Mon, Sep 13, 1971 60 mins

A story about Kitty's encounter with a wild child. Girl: Laurie Prange. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Mrs. Mather: Mercedes McCambridge. Henry: Royal Dano. Mrs. Roniger: Peggy Rea. Valjean: Charles Kuenstle.

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Episode 2

Phoenix

Mon, Sep 20, 1971 60 mins

Glenn Corbett plays an ex-con who starts hiring himself out as a killer. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Kate: Mariette Hartley. Jess Hume: Gene Evans. John Sontag: Ramon Bieri. Fraker: Franc Corsentino. Burke: Ted Jordan.

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Episode 3

Waste

Mon, Sep 27, 1971 60 mins

Scenes of southern Utah mark this two-part story of Matt's search for an outlaw that leads him to a motherless boy and a wagonload of saloon women. Maggie Blaisedell: Ruth Roman. Ben Rodman: Jeremy Slate. Matt: James Arness. Amy Waters: Ellen Burstyn. Willie Hubbard: Johnnie Whitaker. Preacher: David Sheiner.

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Episode 4

Waste

Mon, Oct 4, 1971 60 mins

Conclusion of a story about a group trapped in a deserted fort. Ruth Roman. Ben: Jeremy Slate. Amy Waters: Ellen Burstyn. Willie: Johnnie Whitaker. Matt: James Arness. Preacher: David Sheiner.

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Episode 5

New Doctor in Town

Mon, Oct 11, 1971 60 mins

A new doctor is trying to fill Doc Adams' shoes, only to find acceptance hard to come by. Matt: James Arness. Dr. Chapman: Pat Hingle. Festus: Ken Curtis. Newly: Buck Taylor. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 6

The Legend

Mon, Oct 18, 1971 60 mins

Jan-Michael Vincent as a man heading down the path of his outlaw brothers. Bea Colter: Kim Hunter. Dr. Chapman: Pat Hingle. Matt: James Arness. Virgil Colter: Greg Mullavey. Festus: Ken Curtis. Clayt Colter: Richard D. Kelton.

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Episode 7

Trafton

Mon, Oct 25, 1971 60 mins

Victor French as a outlaw whose downfall is a victim's compassion. Tereese Farrell: Sharon Acker. Maria Farrell: Patti Cohoon. Rev. Mr. English: Paul Stevens. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 8

Lynott

Mon, Nov 1, 1971 60 mins

Richard Kiley as an easygoing former lawman in this tale of law and order in Dodge City. Matt: James Arness. Dr. Chapman: Pat Hingle. Pene: Peggy McCay. Talley: Anthony Caruso. Wallace: Jonathan Lippe. Nicols: Gregg Palmer. Anderson: William Bramley. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 9

Lijah

Mon, Nov 8, 1971 60 mins

A mountain man is accused of a triple murder. Lijah: Denny Miller. Matt: James Arness. Dr. Chapman: Pat Hingle. Hale Parker: Harry Townes. Rachel: Erin Moran. Newly: Buck Taylor.

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Episode 10

My Brother's Keeper

Mon, Nov 15, 1971 60 mins

Values clash in this story of an old Indian's wish to die in peace and Festus's efforts to keep him alive.

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Episode 11

Drago

Mon, Nov 22, 1971 60 mins

Buddy Ebsen as a scout hunting a murderer in a tale of pursuit and revenge. Hannon: Ben Johnson. Newly: Buck Taylor. Trask: Edward Faulkner. Ruben: Mitchell Silberman. Matt: James Arness.

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Episode 12

The Bullet

Mon, Nov 29, 1971 60 mins

Doc tries to save a wounded Matt. Part 1 of three. Filmed in California's Sonora Desert. Doc: Milburn Stone. Sinclair: Eric Braeden. Matt: James Arness. Beth: Katherine Justice. Father Sanchez: Alejandro Rey. Captain Darnell: Robert Hogan. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Secos: Pepe Callahan. Allie: Sian Barbara Allen.

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Episode 13

The Bullet

Mon, Dec 6, 1971 60 mins

Part 2. Bandits delay a wounded Matt's journey to Denver. Matt: James Arness. Sinclair: Eric Braeden. Doc: Milburn Stone. Beth: Katherine Justice. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Nebo: Sam Melville. Blanchard: John Crawford. Secos: Pepe Callahan. Priest: Alejandro Rey.

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Episode 14

The Bullet

Mon, Dec 13, 1971 60 mins

Conclusion. Doc performs an emergency operation on Matt. Doc: Milburn Stone. Sinclair: Eric Braeden. Father Sanchez: Alejandro Rey. Captain: Robert Hogan. Secos: Pepe Callahan. Nebo: Sam Melville. Beth: Katherine Justice. Alli: Sian Barbara Allen. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 15

P.S. Murry Christmas

Mon, Dec 27, 1971 60 mins

How seven orphans and a drifter warm up the cold-hearted headmistress of an orphanage. Emma Grundy: Jeanette Nolan. Titus Spangler: Jack Elam. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Mary: Patti Cohoon. Patricia: Jodie Foster. Jenny: Erin Moran.

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Episode 16

No Tomorrow

Mon, Jan 3, 1972 60 mins

A surprise caps the story of a falsely accused homesteader's bout with justice. Ben: Sam Groom. Elizabeth: Pamela McMyler. Matt: James Arness. L. Luther Gross: Henry Jones. Festus: Ken Curtis.

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Episode 17

Hidalgo

Mon, Jan 10, 1972 60 mins

Mexican film star Alfonso Arau made his American TV dramatic debut as an outlaw who leaves a wounded Matt to die in the blazing desert of Chihuahua. Agustin: Thomas Gomez. Lucho: Fabian Gregory. Lucero: Linda Marsh.

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Episode 18

Tara

Mon, Jan 17, 1972 60 mins

Exercise in feminine wiles: Newly's hooked by a charming widow who's playing him against a gunman. Tara Hutson: Michele Carey. Newly: Buck Taylor. Gecko Ridley: L.Q. Jones. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Pudge: Ken Mayer.

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Episode 19

One for the Road

Mon, Jan 24, 1972 60 mins

Jeanette Nolan and Jack Albertson in a tale about a drunk's escape from a reproving daughter. Elsie: Melissa Murphy. Matt: James Arness. Tom Rickaby: Victor Holchak. Judge Brooker: Herb Vigran. Burke: Ted Jordan.

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Episode 20

The Predators

Mon, Jan 31, 1972 60 mins

An episode about a killer and a vicious dog. Howard Kane: Claude Akins. Matt: James Arness. Abelia: Jacqueline Scott. Marieanne: Jodie Foster. Festus: Ken Curtis. Jonathan: Brian Morrison. Doc: Milburn Stone. Ed O'Connor: Tom Brown.

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Episode 21

Yankton

Mon, Feb 7, 1972 60 mins

Forrest Tucker as a rancher whose money leads a saddle tramp into courting his daughter. Yankton: James Stacy. Emma: Pamela Payton-Wright. Matt: James Arness. Henrietta: Nancy Olson.

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Episode 22

Blindman's Bluff

Mon, Feb 21, 1972 60 mins

A widow living alone nurses a wounded man she discovers outside her cabin. Phoebe: Anne Jackson. Jed Frazer: Victor French. Charlie Clavin: George Lindsey. Hank McCall: Charles Kuenstle.

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Episode 23

Alias Festus Haggin

Mon, Mar 6, 1972 60 mins

There is a deadly case of mistaken identity when a town believes Festus is wanted for murder. Doyle: Ramon Bieri. Festus/Eaton: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. Susie: Lieux Dressler. Walker: Robert Totten. Judge Claybourne: Jon Lormer. Newly: Buck Taylor.

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Episode 24

The Wedding

Mon, Mar 13, 1972 60 mins

A couple are determined to marry despite their parents' opposition. Walt Clayton: Morgan Woodward. Cory Soames: Sam Elliott. Matt: James Arness. Donna: Melissa Newman. Festus: Ken Curtis. Joe Eggers: Lane Bradford.

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