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Gunsmoke Season 3 Episodes

39 Episodes 1957 - 1958

Episode 1

Crack-Up

Sat, Sep 14, 1957 30 mins

Who sent the professional killer to Dodge---and why? Matt: James Arness. Nate: John Dehner. Teeters: Jess Kirkpatrick. Uzell: Howard Culver. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 2

Gun for Chester

Sat, Sep 21, 1957 30 mins

Chester's trembling more than usual: a man who threatened to kill him has arrived in town. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Grimmick: George Selk.

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Episode 3

Blood Money

Sat, Sep 28, 1957 30 mins

Harry Spener is grateful to Joe Harpe for saving his life, but their friendship is strained when Spener finds that there's a price on Harpe's head. Spener: Vinton Hayworth. Harpe: James Dobson. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Moss Grimmick: George Self. Smith: Lawrence Green.

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Episode 4

Kitty's Outlaw

Sat, Oct 5, 1957 30 mins

Kitty is implicated when her ex-boyfriend robs the bank. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Yankton: Ainslie Pryor. Matt: James Arness. Jonas: Dabbs Greer. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 5

Potato Road

Sat, Oct 12, 1957 30 mins

Young Budge Grilk reports his father to Matt---for murder. Matt: James Arness. Budge: Tom Pittman. Grilk: Robert Simon. Ma Grilk: Jeanette Nolan. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 6

Jesse

Sat, Oct 19, 1957 30 mins

Matt tries to calm a young man who has come to Dodge to find the man who killed his father. Matt: James Arness. Karl: James Maloney. Jesse: George Brenlin. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Bill Stapp: Edward Binns. Grimmick: George Selk. Jonas: Dabbs Greer.

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Episode 7

Mavis McCloud

Sat, Oct 26, 1957 30 mins

An Eastern girl comes to Dodge to taste life in the West. Mavis: Fay Spain. Barney: Casey Adams. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 8

Born to Hang

Sat, Nov 2, 1957 30 mins

Though saved from a hanging, a drifter plans revenge against his would-be lynchers. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Hank: Anthony Caruso. Roble: Mort Mills.

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Episode 9

Romeo

Sat, Nov 9, 1957 30 mins

In this Romeo and Juliet Western, Barbara Eden plays the daughter of a cattle baron. Andy Bowers: Robert Vaughn. Pierce: Barry Kelley. Emmett Bowers: Tyler McVey. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Pete: Robert McQueeney.

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Episode 10

Never Pester Chester

Sat, Nov 16, 1957 30 mins

Matt's after the drifters who tried to kill Chester (Dennis Weaver). Matt: James Arness. Stobe: Buddy Baer. Treavitt: Tom Greenway. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 11

Fingered

Sat, Nov 23, 1957 30 mins

The people of Dodge were suspicious when Jim Cobbett's first wife disappeared, and now his second wife has also vanished. Cobbett: John Larch. Matt: James Arness. Lila: Virginia Christine. Hank Luz: Karl Swenson. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Jonas: Dabbs Greer.

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Episode 12

How to Kill a Woman

Sat, Nov 30, 1957 30 mins

Pernell Roberts appears in this episode, as Matt tries to find a killer who robbed the stagecoach. Buck: Robert Brubaker. Jesse: Barry Atwater. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 13

Cows and Cribs

Sat, Dec 7, 1957 30 mins

The whole town is caught up in a mystery: where does Joe Nadler get all his money---and where does he go to spend it? Matt: James Arness. Nadler: Val Avery. Mrs. Thorpe: Kathie Browne. Thorpe: Judson Taylor. Mrs. Nadler: Anne Barton. Doc: Milburn Stone. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Bowers: Bartlett Robinson.

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Episode 14

Doc's Reward

Sat, Dec 14, 1957 30 mins

Matt refuses to arrest Doc, who has confessed to murder. Doc: Milburn Stone. Myles and Nate Brandel: Jack Lord. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 15

Kitty Lost

Sat, Dec 21, 1957 30 mins

Kitty (Amanda Blake) is deserted by an Eastern suitor on a desolate plain. Rackmal: Warren Stevens. Matt: James Arness. Pete: Brett King. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 16

Twelfth Night

Sat, Dec 28, 1957 30 mins

The last two survivors from two feuding Ozark families meet face to face in Dodge City. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 17

Joe Phy

Sat, Jan 4, 1958 30 mins

Marshal Joe Phy (Paul Richards) tries to maintain order on the strength of his reputation as a gunman. Grimes: Morey Amsterdam. Post: William Kendis. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 18

Buffalo Man

Sat, Jan 11, 1958 30 mins

It's Indians vs. buffalo hunters---with Matt and Chester caught in the middle. Ticks: Jack Klugman. Matt: James Arness. Abby: Patricia Smith. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Sipe: John Anderson. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 19

Kitty Caught

Sat, Jan 18, 1958 30 mins

Kitty (Amanda Blake) is taken hostage by bank robbers. Jed: Bruce Gordon. Billy: Pat Conway. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 20

Claustrophobia

Sat, Jan 25, 1958 30 mins

Two landgrabbers are trying to get a homesteader's ranch ... by killing his cattle. Giles: James Winslow. Dever: Will Sage. Olie: Vaughn Taylor. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Branch: Joe Maross. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 21

Ma Tennis

Sat, Feb 1, 1958 30 mins

A woman tells Matt that she killed her outlaw son rather than let him give himself up. Ma Tennis: Nina Varela. Matt: James Arness. Andy: Ron Hagerthy. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 22

Sunday Supplement

Sat, Feb 8, 1958 30 mins

Werner Klemperer and Jack Weston play a pair of troublemaking Eastern journalists. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 23

Wild West

Sat, Feb 15, 1958 30 mins

Matt (James Arness) tries to rescue a child's kidnapped father. Yorky: Paul Engel. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Hattie: Phyllis Coates. Kelly: Philip Bourneuf. Cutter: Murray Hamilton. Rourke: Robert Gist. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 24

The Cabin

Sat, Feb 22, 1958 30 mins

Seeking shelter during a blizzard, Matt (James Arness) finds a cabin---and two bank robbers. Alvie: Dean Stanton. Hack: Claude Akins. Belle: Patricia Barry. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 25

Dirt

Sat, Mar 1, 1958 30 mins

Wedding bells become a funeral toll when the new groom is killed. Beulah: June Lockhart. Nat: Wayne Morris. Polly: Gail Kobe. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 26

Dooley Surrenders

Sat, Mar 8, 1958 30 mins

Did Emmett Dooley kill one of his hunting companions? Matt Dillon doesn't think so, and sets out to find the real murderer. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Dooley: Strother Martin. Colpitt: Ken Lynch. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Faber: James Maloney. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 27

Joke's on Us

Sat, Mar 15, 1958 30 mins

Jake Kaiser (Bartlett Robinson) is a doomed man: the widow and son of a man he lynched are out to get him. Mrs. Tilman: Virginia Gregg. Tilman: Michael Hinn. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Duval: Craig Duncan. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 28

Bottleman

Sat, Mar 22, 1958 30 mins

Tom Cassidy, the town drunk, was a peaceful man until Dan Clell arrived in Dodge. Cassidy: John Dehner. Clell: Ross Martin. Flora: Peggy McCay. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Miss Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 29

Laughing Gas

Sat, Mar 29, 1958 30 mins

Bullies try to provoke a reformed gunslinger. Matt: James Arness. Stafford: Dean Harens. Mrs. Stafford: June Dayton. Marsh: Val Benedict. Teeters: Jess Kirkpatrick.

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Episode 30

Texas Cowboys

Sat, Apr 5, 1958 30 mins

The friends of a murdered Texan decide to take the law into their own hands. Matt: James Arness. Talley: Allen Lane. Choate: Clark Gordon. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Peeples: Ned Glass. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 31

Amy's Good Deed

Sat, Apr 12, 1958 30 mins

A bitter old woman plans to avenge her brother's death by killing Matt. Amy: Jeanette Nolan. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Gold: Lou Krugman.

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Episode 32

Hanging Man

Sat, May 17, 1958 30 mins

A drifter is arrested for robbing and killing a cattle buyer. Mel: Luis Van Rooten. Cora: Zina Provendie. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Dressler: Robert Osterloh. Hank: Dick Rich. Mrs. Sawyer: Helen Kleeb. Jim: K.L. Smith.

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Episode 33

Innocent Broad

Sat, Apr 26, 1958 30 mins

Linda Bell's boy friend makes trouble for Matt with his constant rages of jealousy. Linda: Myrna Fahey. Basset: Aaron Saxon. Paxon: Edward Kemmer. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 34

The Big Con

Sat, May 3, 1958 30 mins

Three con men take Doc (Milburn Stone) hostage. Matt: James Arness. Papp: Joseph Kearns. Hook: Alan Dexter. Varden: Gordon Mills. Shane: Raymond Bailey.

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Episode 35

Widow's Mite

Sat, May 10, 1958 30 mins

A gambler marries a widow to get her outlaw husband's loot. Fields: Marshall Thompson. Ada: Katharine Bard. Matt: James Arness. Morton: Ken Mayer. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 36

Chester's Hanging

Sat, Apr 19, 1958 30 mins

A merchant is found hanged in his office and only Matt thinks it was murder. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Cora: Zina Provendie. Dresslar: Robert Osterloh. Tucker: Luis Van Rooten. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 37

Carmen

Sat, May 24, 1958 30 mins

Major Harris (Alan Gifford) threatens to put Dodge under martial law after three soldiers are killed in a robbery. Jennie: Ruta Lee. Brand: Robert Patton. Atwood: Tommy Farrell. Jones: Ray Teal. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 38

Overland Express

Sat, May 31, 1958 30 mins

The stagecoach carrying a killer to trial is stopped by an outlaw. Nation: Simon Oakland. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 39

The Gentleman

Sat, Jun 7, 1958 30 mins

One of Kitty's hostesses and a gambler have fallen in love---despite warnings from one of the girl's former boy friends. Boni: Virginia Baker. Marcus: Jack Cassidy. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Matt: James Arness. Tiller: Timothy Green. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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