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Gunsmoke Season 7 Episodes

34 Episodes 1961 - 1962

Episode 1

Perce

Sat, Sep 30, 1961 60 mins

Outlaw Perce McCall surprises everyone when he helps Matt fend off three gunmen. Matt: James Arness. Withers: Chuck Bail. Kemp: Chuck Hayward. Nickols: Ken Lynch. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 2

Old Yellow Boots

Sat, Oct 7, 1961 60 mins

A fortune-hunting cowboy is the chief suspect when the person standing between him and wealthy Beulah Parker---her brother---is murdered. Beulah: Joanne Linville. Leroy: Dean Stanton. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 3

Miss Kitty

Sat, Oct 14, 1961 60 mins

Matt tries to learn the identity of a young boy Kitty took off the stagecoach in the dead of night. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Thad: Roger Mobley. Mattie: Linda Watkins. Horace: Harold J. Stone. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 4

Harper's Blood

Sat, Oct 21, 1961 60 mins

When he learns that his wife was the granddaughter of a murderer, Gip Cooley cracks down on his sons to balance their "bad blood." Kyle: Dan Stafford. Jeff: Conlan Carter. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 5

All That

Sat, Oct 28, 1961 60 mins

A rancher tries to prevent his landlord from foreclosing on his property. Quimby: Buddy Ebsen. Shanks: John Larch. Clara: Frances Helm. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Redfield: Guy Raymond. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 6

Long, Long Trail

Wed, Nov 1, 1961 60 mins

Matt and a young woman fight sandstorms, thirst and Indians on a treacherous journey across the desert. Sarah: Barbara Lord. Farmer: Alan Baxter. Fan: Peggy Stewart. Gody: Mabel Albertson. Jamie: Robert Dix. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 7

The Squaw

Sat, Nov 11, 1961 60 mins

Fun-loving Hardy Tate (John Dehner) tries to make up for lost time after the death of his wife. Cully: Paul Carr. Natacea: Vitina Marcus. Dillon: James Arness. Bill: Bob Hastings.

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Episode 8

Chesterland

Sat, Nov 18, 1961 60 mins

Chester buys a plot of land in anticipation of his marriage to pretty Daisy Fair (Sondra Kerr). Matt: James Arness. Tubby: Earle Hodgins. Ma Smalley: Sarah Selby. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 9

Milly

Sat, Nov 25, 1961 60 mins

Teenager Milly Glover hits on a way to support herself and her brother: marry the first available bachelor. Jena Engstrom. Joey: Billy Hughes. Glover: Malcolm Atterbury. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 10

Indian Ford

Sat, Dec 2, 1961 60 mins

Matt tries to prevent an Indian-hating officer from turning a search for a white girl into a bloody clash. Benter: R.G. Armstong. Marz: Pippa Scott. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 11

Apprentice Doc

Sat, Dec 9, 1961 60 mins

Kidnapped to treat a wounded outlaw, Doc discovers that a member of the gang has an amazing knowledge of medicine. Pitt: Ben Cooper. Matt: James Arness. Clint: Crahan Denton. Augie: Robert Sorrells. Sam: Glenn Strange. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 12

Nina's Revenge

Sat, Dec 16, 1961 60 mins

Caught between a tight-fisted father and a fortune-hunting husband, Nina Sharky maps plans to rid herself of both of them. Sharky: William Windom. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Garza: Ron Foster. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 13

Marry Me

Sat, Dec 23, 1961 60 mins

Since family custom dictates that the eldest must marry first, Sweet Billy Cathcart tries to find a mate for his big brother. Orkey: Don Dubbins. Matt: James Arness. Pa Cathcart: Taylor McPeters. Sam: Glenn Strange. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 14

A Man a Day

Sat, Dec 30, 1961 60 mins

Matt receives a grim warning: a gang will kill a man a day unless he leaves town. Matt: James Arness. Cooner: Val Dufour. Bessie: Fay Spain. Grice: Leonard Nimoy. Hatcher: Garry Walberg.

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Episode 15

The Do-Badder

Sat, Jan 6, 1962 60 mins

Two drifters map plans to ambush prospector Harvey Easter, who's headed for Dodge after a big strike. Bunch: Strother Martin. Keely: Warren Oates. Matt: James Arness. Smith: H.M. Wynant.

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Episode 16

Lacey

Sat, Jan 13, 1962 60 mins

Jess Ayley is the prime suspect when his fiancée's father is murdered. Lacey: Sherry Jackson. Matt: James Arness. Ellen: Dorothy Green. Parcher: Oliver McGowan. Ma Smalley: Sarah Selby.

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Episode 17

Cody's Code

Sat, Jan 20, 1962 60 mins

Wounded outlaw Brack Tracy casts a shadow on Cody Durham's romance with Rose Loring. Cody: Anthony Caruso. Tracy: Wayne Rogers. Rose: Gloria Talbott. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Dukes: Robert Knapp.

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Episode 18

Old Dan

Sat, Jan 27, 1962 60 mins

Doc struggles to keep alcoholic Dan Witter away from the bottle. Doc: Milburn Stone. Matt: James Arness. Lem: Philip Coolidge. Luke: William Campbell. Jonas: Dabbs Greer. Gussie: Sharon Wiley. Mrs. Bales: Dorothy Neumann.

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Episode 19

Catawomper

Sat, Feb 10, 1962 60 mins

Fed up with her boyfriend's attitude toward her, Kate Tassel tries to make him jealous. Bud: Dick Sargent. Kate: Sue Ane Langdon. Matt: James Arness. Tassel: Roy Wright. Olie: Frank Sutton. Pete: Warren Vanders. George: Harold Innocent.

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Episode 20

Half Straight

Sat, Feb 17, 1962 60 mins

Hired killer Lute Willis stalks Matt. Hank: William Bramley. Fanny: Elizabeth MacRae. Hatcher: J. Edward McKinley. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 21

He Learned About Women

Sat, Feb 24, 1962 60 mins

Matt pursues murderous comancheros who raided a camp and kidnapped a girl. Chavela: Barbara Luna. Matt: James Arness. Solis: Claude Akins. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Rankin: Robert J. Wilke.

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Episode 22

Gallows

Sat, Mar 3, 1962 60 mins

Conflicting emotions plague Matt as he escorts convicted murderer Pruit Dover to the gallows: the marshal is sure Dover is innocent. Ax: Robert J. Stevenson. Matt: James Arness. Pheeters: James Nusser. Feist: William Challee.

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Episode 23

The Reprisal

Sat, Mar 10, 1962 60 mins

Vengeful Cornelia Conrad vows to even the score when Matt kills her husband in a gunfight. Harden: Jason Evers. Wellman: Tom Reese. Conrad: George Lambert. Pearl: Grace Lee Whitney. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 24

Coventry

Sat, Mar 17, 1962 60 mins

Stranded on the prairie, Jessie Ott and his expectant wife spot Dean Beard, who ignores their pleas for help. Beard: Joe Maross. Ott: Paul Birch. Clara: Mary Field. Matt: James Arness. Rankin: Don Keefer. Hager: Walter Burke. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 25

The Widow

Sat, Mar 24, 1962 60 mins

Priggish Mady Arthur arrives in Dodge just in time to view the shenanigans of Emil Peck. Peck's one joy: drinking. Matt: James Arness. Peck: J. Edward McKinley. Jennings: Alan Reed Jr. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 26

Durham Bull

Sat, Mar 31, 1962 60 mins

A gang is dogged by bad luck---until they hit Dodge. Silva: John Kellogg. Squires: Andy Clyde. Little Bit: Rickey Kelman. Matt: James Arness. Rudd: Gilbert Green. Polk: George Keymas. Doc: Milburn Stone. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 27

Wagon Girls

Sat, Apr 7, 1962 60 mins

On the prairie, Matt encounters a mail-order bride who says she's trying to escape a tyrannical wagon master. Feester: Arch Johnson. Kelly: Kevin Hagen. Polly: Ellen McRae. Florida: Constance Ford. Emma: Joan Marshall. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 28

The Dealer

Sat, Apr 14, 1962 60 mins

Lily Baskin's feelings toward suitor Johnny Cole change from cool detachment to hatred when he kills her father in self-defense. Lily: Judi Meredith. Matt: James Arness. Johnny: Gary Clarke. Baskin: Roy Roberts. Sam: Glenn Strange. Champ: George Mathews. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 29

The Summons

Sat, Apr 21, 1962 60 mins

Hoping for a large bounty, outlaw Loy Bishop kills his partner. The irony: there is no price on his head. Rose-Ellen: Bethel Leslie. Matt: James Arness. Dawkins: Cal Bolder. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Mosely: Myron Healey.

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Episode 30

The Dreamers

Sat, Apr 28, 1962 60 mins

A grubby miner uses his new-found wealth in a bumbling attempt to court Kitty. Cairn: Liam Redmond. Matt: James Arness. Fogle: J. Pat O'Malley. Annie: Valerie Allen. Julia: Cece Whitney. Botkin: Gage Clarke. Jonas: Dabbs Greer. Obie: Shug Fisher.

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Episode 31

Cale

Sat, May 5, 1962 60 mins

A young rider is wounded when he's mistaken for the friend of a horse thief. Sterret: Robert Karnes. Nick: Joseph Hamilton. Matt: James Arness. Miller: Hank Patterson. Archer: Peter Ashley.

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Episode 32

Chester's Indian

Sat, May 12, 1962 60 mins

Matt tries to free a teenage girl from her tyrannical father. Callie: Jena Engstrom. Dill: Karl Swenson. Indian: Eddie Little Sky. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Frank: Lew Brown. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 33

The Prisoner

Sat, May 19, 1962 60 mins

The Long Branch gets an unexpected customer: military-prison escapee Billy Joe Arlen. Matt: James Arness. Seth: Ed Nelson. Sarah: Nancy Gates. Emerson: Conrad Nagel. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Ham: William Phipps.

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Episode 34

The Boys

Sat, May 26, 1962 60 mins

A snake-oil pitchman concocts a scheme to swindle the townspeople. Eliot: Malcolm Atterbury. Hug: George Kennedy. Matt: James Arness. Nate: Dean Stanton. Park: Michael Parks. Molly: May Heatherly. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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