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Gunsmoke Season 6 Episodes

38 Episodes 1960 - 1961

Episode 1

Friend's Payoff

Sat, Sep 3, 1960 30 mins

A dying man claims one of Matt's friends is a bank robber. Matt: James Arness. Butler: Mike Road. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Joe Leeds: Tom Reese. Boy: Jay Hector. Moss: George Selk. Clerk: Howard Culver.

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Episode 2

The Blacksmith

Sat, Sep 17, 1960 30 mins

George Kennedy appears in this episode, as Dodge City's blacksmith finally arranges to marry his mail-order bride. Gretchen: Anna-Lisa. Tolman: Bob Anderson. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Willy: Wesley Lau. Spooner: Herb Patterson.

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Episode 3

Small Water

Sat, Sep 24, 1960 60 mins

A whole family declares war on Matt after he kills a member who was avoiding arrest. Finn Pickett: Trevor Bardette. Seth Pickett: Warren Oates. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Leroy: Rex Holman.

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Episode 4

Say Uncle

Sat, Oct 1, 1960 30 mins

Gene Nelson appears as a man whose nephew suspects him of fratricide. Martin Nagle: Harry Lauter. Lee Nagle: Richard Rust. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Nancy: Dorothy Green.

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Episode 5

Shooting Stopover

Sat, Oct 8, 1960 30 mins

A schoolteacher, a preacher and a huge gold shipment make it hard for Matt to bring a killer to Wichita. Matt: James Arness. Buck: Robert Brubaker. Beckett: Paul Guilfoyle. Laura: Patricia Barry. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 6

The Peace Officer

Sat, Oct 15, 1960 30 mins

Fired by Matt, an unscrupulous ex-sheriff plans revenge. Matt: James Arness. Sheriff: Lane Bradford. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Stella: Susan Cummings. Ponce: John Zaccaro. Lighter: John Close. Parks: Arthur Peterson Jr. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 7

Don Matteo

Sat, Oct 22, 1960 30 mins

Grave Tabor is thrown out of town---just as Esteban Garcia rides in to kill him. Tabor: Bing Russell. Garcia: Lawrence Dobkin. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Calmers: Ben Wright. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 8

The Worm

Sat, Oct 29, 1960 30 mins

A belligerent buffalo hunter, in Dodge to sell his hides, is also looking for a fight. Dillon: James Arness. Ben Spadden: Kenneth Tobey. Archer: Stewart Bradley. Ritchie: Ned Glass. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Judge: Gage Clark. Cornet: H.M. Winant.

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Episode 9

The Badge

Sat, Nov 12, 1960 30 mins

A wounded Matt is held hostage by two killers. Matt: James Arness. Augie: Conlan Carter. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Mac: Allan Lane. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Ike: Harry Swoger. Charlie: Mike Mikler.

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Episode 10

Distant Drummer

Sat, Nov 19, 1960 30 mins

Matt (James Arness) has his problems with two troublesome mule skinners. Raffie: Jack Grinnage. Grade: George Mitchell. Sloat: Bruce Gordon. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Moss: George Selk. Hugo: Phil Chambers.

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Episode 11

Ben Tolliver's Stud

Sat, Nov 26, 1960 30 mins

John Lupton plays a ranch hand accused by his ex-boss of horse theft. Creed: Roy Barcroft. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 12

No Chip

Sat, Dec 3, 1960 30 mins

Dolan cattle stray onto Mossman land---and a feud begins. Jeff: John Hoyt. Pete: Rex Holman. Grant: Mark Allen. Matt: James Arness. Hutch: Leo Gordon. Lee: Guy Stockwell. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Clem: Clem Fuller. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 13

The Wake

Sat, Dec 10, 1960 30 mins

A drifter complicates the funeral of a friend. Mrs. Boggs: Anne Seymour. Mather: Denver Pyle. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Harry: Joel Ashley. Moss: George Selk.

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Episode 14

The Cook

Sat, Dec 17, 1960 30 mins

The food is so bad at a local café that the cooking of a drifter named Sandy (Guy Stockwell) is considered an improvement. Hank Green: Harry Swoger. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 15

Old Fool

Sat, Dec 24, 1960 30 mins

Widow Hedgepeth (Linda Watkins) falls for Hannibal Bass (Buddy Ebsen)---but he's already married. Matt: James Arness. Della: Hope Summers. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Dunc: Hampton Fancher III.

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Episode 16

Brother Love

Sat, Dec 31, 1960 30 mins

A dying storekeeper's last word is Matt's only clue to his murderer. Matt: James Arness. Nate Cumbers: Kevin Hagen. Frank Cumbers: Gene Lyons. Mrs. Cumbers: Lurene Tuttle. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 17

Bad Sheriff

Sat, Jan 7, 1961 30 mins

A desperado poses as a sheriff---and turns in a fellow outlaw. Hark: Russell Arms. Matt: James Arness. Gance: Ken Lynch. Deputy: Harry Carey Jr. Chet: Don Keefer. Sam: Lane Chandler. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 18

Unloaded Gun

Sat, Jan 14, 1961 30 mins

Matt is stricken with fever while trailing outlaws. Joe: William Redfield. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Red Lime: Lew Brown. Carter: Greg Dunn. Harry: James Malcolm.

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Episode 19

Tall Trapper

Sat, Jan 21, 1961 30 mins

A trapper shelters a couple for the night. The next morning the woman is found beaten to death. Matt: James Arness. Rowley: Strother Martin. Tassie: Jan Shepard. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 20

Love Thy Neighbor

Sat, Jan 28, 1961 30 mins

A feud begins when little Peter Scooper is caught stealing potatoes from the Galloway farm. Rose: Jeanette Nolan. Scooper: Jack Elam. Peter: David Kent. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 21

Bad Seed

Sat, Feb 4, 1961 30 mins

A young girl begs Matt to take her away from her drunken father (Roy Barcroft). Matt: James Arness. Kline: Burt Douglas. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 22

Kitty Shot

Sat, Feb 11, 1961 30 mins

Kitty is shot while trying to stop a fight in her saloon. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Bayloe: George Kennedy. Gordon: Christopher Gray. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 23

About Chester

Sat, Feb 25, 1961 30 mins

There's consternation in Dodge City: Doc (Milburn Stone) has disappeared. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Jake: House Peters Jr. Matt: James Arness. Dack: Charles Aidman. Lilymae: Mary Munday. Bowers: Harry Shannon. Cluney: George Edgredge.

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Episode 24

Harriet

Sat, Mar 4, 1961 30 mins

A young girl arrives in Dodge on foot after witnessing her father's murder. Harriet: Suzanne Lloyd. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Horne: Joseph Hamilton. Doc: Milburn Stone. Scorp: Tom Reese.

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Episode 25

Potshot

Sat, Mar 11, 1961 30 mins

Chester is bushwhacked by bank robbers heading for Dodge. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Dawkins: Karl Swenson. Botkin: Gage Clarke. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Pence: Joseph Mell. Bert: Dallas Mitchell. Harve: Michael Harris.

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Episode 26

Old Faces

Sat, Mar 18, 1961 30 mins

Everyone has seen Tom Cook's new bride somewhere before, but where? Cook: James Drury. Tilda: Jan Shepard. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Matt: James Arness.

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Episode 27

Big Man

Sat, Mar 25, 1961 30 mins

Matt's problem: prove he's innocent of beating a man to death. Sloan: John McLiam. Matt: James Arness. Ak: Sandy Kenyon. Harry: Rayford Barnes. Mike: Robert G. Anderson. Pence: Barney Phillips.

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Episode 28

Little Girl

Sat, Apr 1, 1961 30 mins

Matt (James Arness) and Chester investigate when they find a smoldering shack and a child who says her father died in the blaze. Charity: Susan Gordon. Rafe: Billy McLean. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Hi: Wright King.

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Episode 29

Stolen Horses

Sat, Apr 8, 1961 30 mins

Matt (James Arness) and Chester (Dennis Weaver) trail a murderous horse thief. Tebow: Jack Lambert. Kurtch: Guy Raymond. Jed: Charles Seel. Mrs. Kurtch: Shirley O'Hara.

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Episode 30

Minnie

Sat, Apr 15, 1961 30 mins

Minnie Higgins always preferred buckskin to dresses---then she fell in love with Doc. Minnie: Virginia Gregg. Doc: Milburn Stone. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Jake: Alan Hale. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 31

Bless Me Till I Die

Sat, Apr 22, 1961 30 mins

Nate Bush (Vic Perrin) isn't much of a welcoming committee: he nearly kills Cole and Beth Treadwell on their way into Dodge. Matt: James Arness. Beth: Phyllis Love. Treadwell: Ronald Foster. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 32

Long Hours, Short Pay

Sat, Apr 29, 1961 30 mins

A gunrunner agitates the peaceful Pawnees to sell his deadly wares.

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Episode 33

Hard Virtue

Sat, May 6, 1961 30 mins

Andy Coe (Lew Brown) gets the job he needs because his boss wants to see more of Mrs. Coe (Lia Waggner). Fallon: Robert Karnes. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Grimmick: George Selk.

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Episode 34

The Imposter

Sat, May 13, 1961 30 mins

A murder arouses suspicions about a man who claims to be a Texas sheriff. Matt: James Arness. Stringer: Paul Langton. Curtin: Jim Davis. Mrs. Curtin: Virginia Gregg. Peters: Garry Walberg. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 35

Chester's Dilemma

Sat, May 20, 1961 30 mins

Chester falls for pretty Edna Walstrom (Patricia Smith). Chester: Dennis Weaver. Matt: James Arness. Gruber: John van Dreelen. Jonas: Dabbs Greer. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 36

The Love of Money

Sat, May 27, 1961 30 mins

A retired lawman, on his way to a new life elsewhere, falls for a saloon hostess (Cloris Leachman). Nate: Warren Kemmerling. Cody: Tod Andrews. Matt: James Arness.

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Episode 37

Melinda Miles

Sat, Jun 3, 1961 30 mins

Melinda Miles (Diana Millay) is torn between the man she loves and the one her father chose for her. Potter: Burt Douglas. Miles: Walter Sands. Matt: James Arness. Taylor: Christopher Gray. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Jonas: Dabbs Greer. Man: Glenn Strange.

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Episode 38

Colorado Sheriff

Sat, Jun 17, 1961 30 mins

Who shot two strangers from Colorado? Ellison: Wright King. Witter: Robert Karnes. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Myles: Wayne West. Jones: Kelton Garwood.

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