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Gunsmoke Season 4 Episodes

39 Episodes 1958 - 1959

Episode 1

Matt for Murder

Sat, Sep 6, 1958 30 mins

Red Sample has a witness who will swear that Matt killed his partner. Matt: James Arness. Red: Bruce Gordon. Hickok: Robert J. Wilke. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 2

The Patsy

Sat, Sep 20, 1958 30 mins

Peter Breck plays a man accused of murder by one of the dance-hall girls. Matt: James Arness. Holly: Jan Harrison. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Dave: John Alderman.

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Episode 3

Gunsmuggler

Sat, Sep 27, 1958 30 mins

Matt is caught between the Army and the townspeople after an apparent Indian raid wipes out a family. Matt: James Arness. Evans: Paul Langton. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 4

Monopoly

Sat, Oct 4, 1958 30 mins

A stranger is buying up all the local freight lines. Ivy: Harry Townes. Matt: James Arness. Speegle: Robert Gist. Trimble: J. Pat O'Malley. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 5

Letter of the Law

Sat, Oct 11, 1958 30 mins

Matt tries to evict Brandon Teek and his expectant wife from their home. Teek: Clifton James. Matt: James Arness. Sarah Teek: Mary Carver. Judge Rambeau: Harold J. Stone. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 6

Thoroughbreds

Sat, Oct 18, 1958 30 mins

Dan Blocker appears in this episode. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Portis: Ron Randall. Burke: Walter Barnes.

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Episode 7

Stage Hold-Up

Sat, Oct 25, 1958 30 mins

The man who robbed Matt on a stagecoach shows up in Dodge City. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Yermo: John Anderson. Verd: Charles Aidman.

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Episode 8

Lost Rifle

Sat, Nov 1, 1958 30 mins

Charles Bronson stars as Ben Tiple, a man who had every motive for a murder but swears he's innocent. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Andy: Paul Engle. Gibbs: Tom Greenway. Joe: Lew Gallo. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 9

Land Deal

Sat, Nov 8, 1958 30 mins

A land agent's generous offer makes Matt suspicious. Keppert: Ross Martin. Calhoun: Murray Hamilton. Trumbull: Dennis Patrick. Matt: James Arness. Sidna: Nita Talbot.

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Episode 10

Lynching Man

Sat, Nov 15, 1958 30 mins

Two saddle tramps kill a homesteader and steal his horse---and the townspeople prepare for a lynching. Drain: George Macready. Matt: James Arness. Shelby: Bing Russell. Gringle: Charles Gray. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Blenis: O.Z. Whitehead. Mather: Michael Hinn. Drico: Robert Montgomery Jr.

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Episode 11

How to Kill a Friend

Sat, Nov 22, 1958 30 mins

Ordered out of Dodge by Matt, two gamblers hire a gunman to kill him. Matt: James Arness. Duggan: James Westerfield. Morlan: Pat Conway. Corder: Philip Abbott. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 12

Grass

Sat, Nov 29, 1958 30 mins

At Matt's suggestion, a rancher arms himself against Indians---but promptly shoots a cowboy. Pope: Philip Coolidge. Matt: James Arness. Curry: Chris Alcaide. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Brant: Charles Fredericks. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 13

The Cast

Sat, Dec 6, 1958 30 mins

A rancher seeks revenge when Doc's efforts fail to save his wife's life. Tucker: Robert F. Simon. Doc: Milburn Stone. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 14

Robber Bridegroom

Sat, Dec 13, 1958 30 mins

A girl abducted by robbers refuses to testify against her kidnapper. Laura: Jan Harrison. Fitch: Burt Douglas. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Reeves: Donald Randolph.

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Episode 15

Snakebite

Sat, Dec 20, 1958 30 mins

One of the drifters who killed Poney Thompson's dog has been found dead. Poney: Andy Clyde. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Walt Moorman: Charles Maxwell. Jed Hakes: Warren Oates. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 16

Gypsum Hills Feud

Sat, Dec 27, 1958 30 mins

It's the Peavys vs. the Cades in a bloody mountain feud---and Matt and Chester walk into the middle of it. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Liza: Anne Barton. Peavy: William Schallert. Cade: Albert Linville. Ellen: Hope Summers.

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Episode 17

Young Love

Sat, Jan 3, 1959 30 mins

A cattleman's widow falls in love with her husband's alleged killer. Matt: James Arness. Anna: Joan Taylor. Wheat: Jon Lormer. Allison: Wesley Lau. Box: Charles Cooper. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 18

Marshal Proudfoot

Sat, Jan 10, 1959 30 mins

Dabbs Greer plays Chester's uncle, who thinks Chester is the marshal of Dodge City. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Pargo: Charles Fredericks. Buck: Robert Brubaker. Ben: Earl Parker. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 19

Passive Resistance

Sat, Jan 17, 1959 30 mins

When Gideon Seek refuses to take sides in a range war, cattlemen kill his sheep and burn his farm. Seek: Carl Benton Reid. Boyles: Alfred Ryder. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kell: Read Morgan. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 20

Love of a Good Woman

Sat, Jan 24, 1959 30 mins

A released convict (Kevin Hagen) is certain to break his parole: he's coming home to kill Matt (James Arness). Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 21

Jayhawkers

Sat, Jan 31, 1959 30 mins

A drover wants Matt and Chester to help protect his boss's herd from a renegade raid. Jacks: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Dolph Quince: Jack Elam. Studer: Chuck Hayward.

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Episode 22

Kitty's Rebellion

Sat, Feb 7, 1959 30 mins

The brother of an old friend tries to "rescue" Kitty (Amanda Blake) from life in the saloon. Billy: Barry McGuire. Tal: Addison Powell. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 23

Sky

Sat, Feb 14, 1959 30 mins

Young Billy Daunt (Allen Case) steals a horse but ends up accused of murder. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Clabe: Charles Thompson. Kate: Linda Watkins. Ma Torvet: Olive Blakeney.

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Episode 24

Doc Quits

Sat, Feb 21, 1959 30 mins

Is it jealousy or knowledge that makes Doc accuse the new doctor in town of being a charlatan? Doc: Milburn Stone. Bechtel: Wendell Holmes. Matt: James Arness. Mrs. Crummley: Fiona Hale. Jake: Bartlett Robinson. Andy: Jack Grinnage. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 25

The Bear

Sat, Feb 28, 1959 30 mins

An ex-saloon girl's coming marriage is threatened by her former boyfriend. Mike: Denver Pyle. Tilda: Norma Crane. Joe: Grant Williams. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 26

The Coward

Sat, Mar 7, 1959 30 mins

There's confusion in Dodge when Matt's double is murdered. Matt: James Arness. Eby: Barry Atwater. Massey: Jim Beck. Swan: House Peters Jr. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 27

The F.U.

Sat, Mar 14, 1959 30 mins

After a quarrel with Al Clovis, Onie Baker is found dead---and Clovis is missing. Matt: James Arness. Clovis: Bert Freed. Baker: Joe Flynn. Botkin: Fay Rooper. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 28

Wind

Sat, Mar 21, 1959 30 mins

Matt suspects that the new girl at Kitty's saloon is in cahoots with a crooked gambler. Dolly: Whitney Varden. Matt: James Arness. Paris: Mark Miller. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Garvey: Ray Engle. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 29

Fawn

Sat, Apr 4, 1959 30 mins

Matt frees a white woman and her daughter who have been enslaved by the Indians. Matt: James Arness. Mrs. Phillips: Peggy Stewart. Fawn: Wendy Stuart. Roger Phillips: Robert Rockwell. Jep Hunter: Robert Karnes. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 30

Renegade White

Sat, Apr 11, 1959 30 mins

Ord Spicer (Barney Phillips) is barely out of jail when he starts selling rifles to Indians. Wild Hog: Michael Pate. Matt: James Arness. Jake: Hank Patterson. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Jim Buck: Robert Brubaker.

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Episode 31

Murder Warrant

Sat, Apr 18, 1959 30 mins

Matt shields a suspected murderer from a trigger-happy deputy. Prentice: Ed Nelson. Harbin: Mort Mills. Goddard: Onslow Stevens. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 32

Change of Heart

Sat, Apr 25, 1959 30 mins

Brisco Cass is out to stop his brother's scandalous marriage to a dance-hall girl. Jerry: James Drury. Brisco: Ken Curtis. Bella: Lucy Marlow. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 33

Buffalo Hunter

Sat, May 2, 1959 30 mins

The boss of a buffalo-hunting party refuses to give Matt any information about the murder of two of his skinners. Gatluf: Harold J. Stone. Tobe: Garry Walberg. Matt: James Arness. Tom Mercer: Lou Krugman. Cook: Sam Buffington.

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Episode 34

The Choice

Sat, May 9, 1959 30 mins

Two strangers in Dodge are on Matt's "wanted" list. Andy: Darryl Hickman. Matt: James Arness. Buck: Robert Brubaker. Kerrick: Charles Maxwell. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 35

There Never Was a Horse

Sat, May 16, 1959 30 mins

A nasty gunfighter goads Matt into a showdown by killing a drunk. Creed: Jack Lambert. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Roy: Bill Wellman Jr. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 36

Print Asper

Sat, May 23, 1959 30 mins

A plainsman (J. Pat O'Malley) seeks Dillon's aid in tracking down his son---who killed his brother and another man.

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Episode 37

The Constable

Sat, May 30, 1959 30 mins

A ranch foreman threatens to put a boycott on Dodge City commerce unless his cowboys are left alone. Matt: James Arness. Rance: John Larch. Green: Pitt Herbert. Brand: Strother Martin. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 38

Blue Horse

Sat, Jun 6, 1959 30 mins

Print Asper wants to leave his ranch to his sons---but that's not how his attorney writes the will. Asper: J. Pat O'Malley. Rabb: Ted Knight. Matt: James Arness. Will: Lew Brown. Johnny: Robert Ivers. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 39

Cheyennes

Sat, Jun 13, 1959 30 mins

Matt must track down the Indians who have been killing settlers. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Nichols: Walter Brooke. Keller: Chuck Robertson. Long Robe: Ralph Moody. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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