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Gunsmoke Season 2 Episodes

39 Episodes 1956 - 1957

Episode 1

Cow Doctor

Sat, Sep 8, 1956 30 mins

Matt must release a murderer because of insufficient evidence. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 2

Brush at Elkader

Sat, Sep 15, 1956 30 mins

Matt trails a killer to a strange town where the citizens refuse to help. Matt: James Arness. Jerry: Tommy Kirk. Shippen: Paul Lambert. Hinkle: Gage Clarke.

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Episode 3

Custer

Sat, Sep 22, 1956 30 mins

The jury decided to acquit a man due to the lack of evidence in a murder case.

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Episode 4

The Roundup

Sat, Sep 29, 1956 30 mins

Dodge City merchants unite against possible violence as the cowboys celebrate the end of the roundup. Matt: James Arness. Summers: Barney Phillips. Torp: Jacques Aubuchon. Rydell: John Dierkes. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Blatnick: Michael Hinn. Hightower: Sam Schwartz. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 5

Young Man With a Gun

Sat, Oct 20, 1956 30 mins

Matt is forced to kill an outlaw, and the dead man's brother swears revenge. Peyt: Jack Diamond. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Sam: Fredd Wayne. Rynning: Clegg Hoyt. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 6

Indian White

Sat, Oct 27, 1956 30 mins

A young white boy, raised by Indians, must adjust to life with his own people. Dennis: Peter Votrian. Mrs. Cullen: Marian Seldes. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 7

How to Cure a Friend

Sat, Nov 10, 1956 30 mins

An old friend of Matt's uses him to launch a con game. Nick: Andrew Duggan. Matt: James Arness. Mills: Simon Oakland. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Pence: Joseph Mell.

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Episode 8

Legal Revenge

Sat, Nov 17, 1956 30 mins

Though saved from a hanging, a drifter plans revenge against his would-be lynchers. Digger: Wright King. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Pate: Anthony Caruso.

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Episode 9

The Mistake

Sat, Nov 24, 1956 30 mins

Matt's out trailing a killer---and Dodge is completely unprotected. Bostick: Mike Connors. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 10

Greater Love

Sat, Dec 1, 1956 30 mins

Doc must save an outlaw's wounded buddy---or die. Doc: Milburn Stone. Jed: Claude Akins. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Hank: Ray Bennett. Tobeel: Frank de Kova.

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Episode 11

No Indians

Sat, Dec 8, 1956 30 mins

Matt and Chester play decoy to ambush renegade Indians. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Butler: Dick Rich. Starr: Herbert Rudley. Stapp: Mickey Simpson. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 12

Spring Term

Sat, Dec 15, 1956 30 mins

Matt investigates a murder and learns that he was the intented victim. Matt: James Arness. Berker: H.M. Wynant. Uzzell: Howard Culver. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Lee: Harry Townes. Jed: Jack Kruschen. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 13

Poor Pearl

Sat, Dec 22, 1956 30 mins

Matt intervenes when a woman's suitors prepare to duel for her affection. Pearl: Constance Ford. Willie: Denver Pyle. Webb: Michael Emmet. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 14

Cholera

Sat, Dec 29, 1956 30 mins

An unscrupulous landowner tries to evict a homesteader and his family. McCready: Paul Fix. Gabriel: Bartlett Robinson. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 15

Pucket's New Year

Sat, Jan 5, 1957 30 mins

An old buffalo hunter is left to die by his partner. Pucket: Edgar Stehli. Larner: Grant Withers. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 16

The Cover Up

Sat, Jan 12, 1957 30 mins

Matt searches for the gunman who shot a homesteader. Hoffer: Roy Engle. Sara: Vivi Janiss. Baxton: Tyler McVey. Ritter: Ted Marcuse. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 17

Sins of the Father

Sat, Jan 19, 1957 30 mins

Angie Dickinson plays Rose in this drama of prejudice and vengeance. Dan: Peter Whitney. Matt: James Arness. Dobie: Gage Clarke. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 18

Kick Me

Sat, Jan 26, 1957 30 mins

A thief schemes to con a banker. Myers: Robert H. Harris. Torbeel: Frank de Kova. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Jennifer: Julie Van Zandt. Harry: Paul Lambert. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 19

Executioner

Sat, Feb 2, 1957 30 mins

To prove his prowess with a gun, a ruthless young gunslinger kills an older man. Matt: James Arness. Abe: Bob Keys. Morgan: Michael Hinn. Clegg: Liam Sullivan. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 20

Gone Straight

Sat, Feb 9, 1957 30 mins

Carl Betz plays Nate Timble in this story of townspeople protecting an outlaw they believe has reformed. Postil: Tige Andrews. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Mrs. Timble: Marianne Stewart. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Gunter: Joe De Santis. Ace: John Dierkes.

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Episode 21

Bloody Hands

Sat, Feb 16, 1957 30 mins

Matt (James Arness) decides to turn in his badge after shooting down an unarmed man. Brand: Ed Platt. Clay: Joe Perry. Howie: Paul Sorenson. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 22

Skid Row

Sat, Feb 23, 1957 30 mins

An Eastern girl makes the long trip to Dodge, only to find that her fiancé has lost his money and won't marry her. Ann: Susan Morrow. Jack: Joe Sargent. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Hank: Guinn Williams. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 23

Sweet and Sour

Sat, Mar 2, 1957 30 mins

A dance-hall girl deliberately goads her admirers into gunfights. Rena: Karen Sharpe. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Matt: James Arness. Laster: John Alderson. Joe: John Mitchum. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Garrett: Walter Reed. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 24

Cain

Sat, Mar 9, 1957 30 mins

Ex-gunslinger Joel Adams' past is about to catch up with him. Adams: Mark Roberts. Cain: Harry Bartell. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Pritchard: Paul Dubov. Pete: Howard Ledig.

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Episode 25

Bureaucrat

Sat, Mar 16, 1957 30 mins

A Washinton official is determined to tame Dodge City. Propter: John Hoyt. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Husk: Ned Glass. Stroud: Ken Lynch.

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Episode 26

Last Fling

Sat, Mar 23, 1957 30 mins

A pair of old farmers on a fling prove an annoyance to Kitty (Amanda Blake). Peavy: Florenz Ames. Rives: Frank de Kova. Melanie: Susan Morrow. Sabina: Anne O'Neal.

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Episode 27

Chester's Murder

Sat, Mar 30, 1957 30 mins

Matt is forced to arrest Chester for murder. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Matt: James Arness. Nita: Peggie Castle. Buley: Murray Hamilton. Pickard: Tom Greenway.

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Episode 28

Photographer

Sat, Apr 6, 1957 30 mins

An Eastern photographer tries to cross hostile Indian country alone. Jacoby: Sebastian Cabot. Gart: Norman Fredricks. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 29

Wrong Man

Sat, Apr 13, 1957 30 mins

A cowboy vows vengeance when his friend is mistakenly shot as a criminal. Sam: Don Keefer. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Letty: Catherine McLeod. Catlin: Robert Griffin.

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Episode 30

Big Girl Lost

Sat, Apr 20, 1957 30 mins

Philip Locke is looking for his saloon girlfriend, Laura Simmons. She tells Matt Dillon that they are soon to be married and to keep quiet about her job. She puts the barkeeps in danger when she won't leave the Long Branch.

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Episode 31

What the Whiskey Drummer Heard

Sat, Apr 27, 1957 30 mins

Matt feigns death to draw a gunman into the open. Matt: James Arness. Hawkins: Vic Perrin. Roberts: Robert Karnes. Sheriff: Robert Burton. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 32

Cheap Labor

Sat, May 4, 1957 30 mins

A former gunfighter has turned away from violence, but his fiancee's brother is determined to goad him into a gunfight. Fos: Andrew Duggan. Stancil: Robert Simon. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Matt: James Arness. Flora: Peggy Webber.

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Episode 33

Moon

Sat, May 11, 1957 30 mins

Wanted: evidence to convict a poker dealer of murdering a gambler. Nan: Rebecca Welles. Matt: James Arness. Brewer: Stafford Repp. Vint: Phillip Pine. Salter: Tom Palmer. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 34

Who Lives by the Sword

Sat, May 18, 1957 30 mins

A gunman goads two boys into a shootout. Joe: Harold J. Stone. Billy: Steven Terrell. Lew: Robert C. Ross. Snyder: Harry Woods. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 35

Uncle Oliver

Sat, May 25, 1957 30 mins

Matt stalks an outlaw who wounded Chester. Matt: James Arness. Stang: Earle Hodgins. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Viney: Paul Wexler. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 36

Daddy-O

Sat, Jun 1, 1957 30 mins

Kitty's father arrives in Dodge, determined to lure her back to New Orleans. Russell: John Dehner. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 37

The Man Who Would Be Marshal

Sat, Jun 15, 1957 30 mins

A retired Army officer wants Matt to make him a deputy. Egan: Herbert Rudley. Matt: James Arness. Gere: Rusty Wescott. Willoughby: Alex Sharp. Boxeman: Clancy Cooper. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 38

Liar From Blackhawk

Sat, Jun 22, 1957 30 mins

A braggart tries to provoke a gunfight with a harmless drunk. Shinn: Denver Pyle. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 39

Jealousy

Sat, Jul 6, 1957 30 mins

Jack Kelly plays a hot-tempered husband who thinks Matt is after his wife. Matt: James Arness. Pike: Than Wyenn. Tilda: Joan Tetzel. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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