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Gunsmoke Season 8 Episodes

38 Episodes 1962 - 1963

Episode 1

The Search

Sat, Sep 15, 1962 60 mins

Seriously injured, a suspected horse thief struggles to stay alive in the wilderness and hide from his pursuers. Matt: James Arness. Tate: Ford Rainey. Ess: Virginia Gregg. Arnie: Leonard Nimoy.

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Episode 2

Call Me Dodie

Sat, Sep 22, 1962 60 mins

Matt encounters a girl who escaped from a prisonlike orphanage. Dodie: Kathleen Nolan. Floyd: Jack Searl. Addie: Mary Patton. Lady: Diana Mountford. Marth: Carol Seflinger.

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Episode 3

Quint Asper Comes Home

Sat, Sep 29, 1962 60 mins

Part-Indian Quint Asper vows vengeance on all white men when two drifters kill his father and terrorize his mother. Topsanah: Angela Clarke. Matt: James Arness. Asper: Bill Zuckert. Mike: Myron Healey. Dobie: Earle Hodgins. Grant: Harry Carey Jr.

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Episode 4

Root Down

Sat, Oct 6, 1962 60 mins

Husband-hunting Aggie Dutton sets a trap for Dodge City's most eligible bachelor---Chester. Matt: James Arness. Luke: John Dehner. Grudie: Robert Doyle. Howard: Howard McNear. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 5

Jenny

Sat, Oct 13, 1962 60 mins

After losing his money gambling, bank robber Zel Mayers looks to recoup his losses. Jenny: Ruta Lee. Mayers: Ron Hayes. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Flack: John Duke. Pheeters: James Nusser. Doc: Milburn Stone. Quint: Burt Reynolds.

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Episode 6

Collie's Free

Sat, Oct 20, 1962 60 mins

Out of prison after eight years, Collie Patten embarks on revenge---that leads straight to Matt. Rob: James Halferty. Francie: Jacqueline Scott. Henry: William Bramley. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 7

The Ditch

Sat, Oct 27, 1962 60 mins

Matt tries to avert a bloody range war when rancher Susan Bart takes steps to cut off the homesteaders' water supply. Matt: James Arness. Hawkins: Jay Lanin. Drider: Christopher Dark.

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Episode 8

The Trappers

Sat, Nov 3, 1962 60 mins

The friendship between trappers Tug Marsh and Billy Logan dissolves during an Indian attack: Billy runs, leaving Tug to die. Matt: James Arness. Billy: Strother Martin. Tug: Richard Shannon. Doc: Milburn Stone. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 9

Phoebe Strunk

Sat, Nov 10, 1962 60 mins

Terror grips Dodge City as matriarch Phoebe Strunk and her murderous brood invade. Matt: James Arness. Phoebe: Virginia Gregg. Annie: Joan Freeman. Oliver: Don Megowan. Simsie: Dick Peabody.

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Episode 10

The Hunger

Sat, Nov 17, 1962 60 mins

Matt tries to wrest a young girl from the clutches of her tyrannical father. Dorf: Robert Middleton. Althea: Elen Willard. Clem: Hampton Fancher. Mrs. Dorf: Linda Watkins. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 11

Abe Blocker

Sat, Nov 24, 1962 60 mins

Matt goes after a gruff frontiersman who is waging a private war against homesteaders. Matt: James Arness. Bud: Wright King. Mary: Miranda Jones. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Jake: Harry Carey Jr. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 12

The Way It Is

Sat, Dec 1, 1962 60 mins

On the rebound after Matt breaks a date with her, Kitty meets injured traveler Ad Bellam. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Matt: James Arness. Dillard: Gary Walberg. Annie: Virginia Lewis. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 13

Us Haggens

Sat, Dec 8, 1962 60 mins

Matt is assisted in his search for killer Black Jack Haggen by the outlaw's nephew, who has his own reasons for joining the hunt. Festus: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. April: Elizabeth MacRae. Timmy: Billy Hughes. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 14

Uncle Sunday

Sat, Dec 15, 1962 60 mins

Chester's scheme to shorten his uncle's visit backfires. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Sunday: Henry Beckman. Ellie: Joyce Bulifant. Cury: Ed Nelson. Binney: Wallace Rooney. Doc: Milburn Stone. Quint: Burt Reynolds.

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Episode 15

False Front

Sat, Dec 22, 1962 60 mins

Gambler Paul Hill engineers a grim masquerade when he bets that a man who has never fired a shot can pass as a gunman. Tatum: Andrew Prine. Matt: James Arness. Heber: Art Lund.

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Episode 16

Old Comrade

Sat, Dec 29, 1962 60 mins

Fall guy Billy Marston learns that his father---a general---is dying. Matt: James Arness. Wilson: J. Pat O'Malley. Billy: Frank Sutton. Marston: Ralph Moody. Lem: Wayne Heffley. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 17

Louis Pheeters

Sat, Jan 5, 1963 60 mins

Bart Felder kills the stool pigeon he suspects is his wife's lover. The unseen witness: town drunk Louie Pheeters. Matt: James Arness. Felder: Larry Ward. Moody: John Larkin. Clara: Gloria McGehee. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 18

The Renegades

Sat, Jan 12, 1963 60 mins

Quint tries to convince an Army officer that white renegades are triggering the latest Indian uprising. Lavinia: Audrey Dalton. Matt: James Arness. Pate: Ben Wright. Brice: Jack Lambert. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 19

Cotter's Girl

Sat, Jan 19, 1963 60 mins

In this version of "Pygmalion," Matt tries to tame an uninhibited teenage mountain girl. Matt: James Arness. Clarey: Mariette Hartley. Pheeters: James Nusser. Mackle: John Clarke. Cotter: Roy Barcroft. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 20

The Bad One

Sat, Jan 26, 1963 60 mins

Matt looks for the reason behind a woman's refusal to identify a stagecoach robber. Jenny: Dolores Sutton. Jett: Chris Robinson. Matt: James Arness. Parker: Booth Colman. Clancy: Ken Kenoska. Sam: Glenn Strange. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 21

The Cousin

Sat, Feb 2, 1963 60 mins

Matt faces a difficult decision when he is pushed toward a showdown by ex-convict Chance Hopper---his foster brother. Chance: Michael Forest. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Cheevers: John Anderson. Moran: Joseph Perry. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 22

Shona

Sat, Feb 9, 1963 60 mins

Buckling under the strain of Indian raids, the townspeople react violently when a farmer brings his ailing Indian wife to Dodge for treatment. Matt: James Arness. Gib: Robert Bray. Shona: Miriam Colon. Quint: Burt Reynolds. Torbert: John Crawford. Rud: Robert Palmer. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 23

Ash

Sat, Feb 16, 1963 60 mins

Matt tries to prevent bloodshed when a head injury turns personable Ben Galt into a troublemaker. Ash: Anthony Caruso. Matt: James Arness. Tillie: Dee Hartford. Hall: Adam West.

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Episode 24

Blind Man's Bluff

Sat, Feb 23, 1963 60 mins

On the prairie, Matt must rely on his wits and instincts when his eyesight is impaired. Matt: James Arness. Poe: Will Hutchins. Walker: Crahan Denton. Wells: Gregg Palmer. Canby: John Alderson. Dano: Judson Pratt. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 25

Quint's Indian

Fri, Mar 1, 1963 60 mins

Accused of horse theft, Quint is brutally beaten by a vigilante group. Matt: James Arness. Stope: Will Corey. Feeney: James Brown. Houser: Patrick McVey. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Grissom: Rand Brooks.

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Episode 26

Anybody Can Kill a Marshal

Fri, Mar 8, 1963 60 mins

When the efforts of two outlaws fail, they hire a drifter to kill Matt. Lucas: Warren Stevens. Cleed: James Westerfield. Painter: Milton Selzer. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Quint: Burt Reynolds.

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Episode 27

Two of a Kind

Sat, Mar 16, 1963 60 mins

Matt acts to prevent bloodshed between two feuding immigrants. Matt: James Arness. O'Ryan: Richard Jaeckel. Finnegan: Michael Higgins. Bealton: Kent Smith. Anson: Garry Walberg. Harris: Ben Wright. Doc: Milburn Stone. Wills: John Mitchum.

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Episode 28

I Call Him Wonder

Sat, Mar 23, 1963 60 mins

Bigoted townspeople refuse to hire a drifter who has picked up an orphaned Indian boy. Sorrell: Ron Hayes. Wonder: Edmund Vargas. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Holt: Leonard Nimoy.

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Episode 29

With a Smile

Sat, Mar 30, 1963 60 mins

The spoiled son of a powerful rancher reacts violently when pretty Lottie Foy spurns his advances. Creed: R.G. Armstrong. Dal: James Best. Cain: Linden Chiles. Matt: James Arness. Carver: Dick Foran. Kelly: Dan Stafford. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 30

The Far Places

Sat, Apr 6, 1963 60 mins

Matt tries to prevent a conflict between rancher Carrie Newcomb and her son from leading to bloodshed. Carrie: Angela Clarke. Jeff: Rees Vaughn. Doc: Milburn Stone. Millie: Bennye Gatteys. Wib: Orville Sherman. Colley: Dennis Cross. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 31

Panacea Sykes

Sat, Apr 13, 1963 60 mins

Elderly Panacea Sykes' fragile exterior conceals a conniving thief. Her next victim: Kitty. Panacea: Nellie Burt. Matt: James Arness. Foote: Dan Tobin. Little: Charles Watts. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 32

Tell Chester

Sat, Apr 20, 1963 60 mins

Chester's heartthrob only has eyes for Wade Stringer who neglected to tell her that he's married. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Wade: Lonny Chapman. Polly: Mitzi Hoag. Matt: James Arness. Wendy: Jo Helton. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 33

Quint-Incident

Sat, Apr 27, 1963 60 mins

Quint feels the wrath of a woman scorned when he refuses to return widow Willa Devlin's affections. Willa: Mary LaRoche. Crown: Ben Johnson. Nally: Don Keefer. Lizzie: Catherine McLeod. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 34

Old York

Sat, May 4, 1963 60 mins

Matt faces a difficult decision when he encounters outlaw Dan York who saved his life years before. Matt: James Arness. Sage: H.M. Wynant. Clayton: Robert Knapp. Taylor: Ed Madden. Jack: Alex Sharp. Baca: Michael Constantine.

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Episode 35

Daddy Went Away

Sat, May 11, 1963 60 mins

Widow Lucy Damon responds favorably to Chester's attentions. Lucy: Mary Carver. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Jessica: Suzanne Cupito. Doc: Milburn Stone. Jess: William Schallert. Matt: James Arness.

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Episode 36

The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner

Sat, May 18, 1963 60 mins

Saloon girl Leah Brunson and drifter Jubal Tanner join forces to find the man who killed Leah's fiancé and shot Tanner. Matt: James Arness. Fletcher: Gregg Palmer. Sam: Glenn Strange. Larker: Denver Pyle. Hobie: Kevin Hagen.

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Episode 37

Jeb

Sat, May 25, 1963 60 mins

Ab Singleton makes a fatal mistake when he buys a reputedly stolen horse from a farm boy. Jeb: Jim Hampton. Matt: James Arness. Chouteau: Emile Genest. Codge: William Hunt. Sam: Glenn Strange. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 38

The Quest for Asa Janin

Sat, Jun 1, 1963 60 mins

Convinced that Dave Ingalls has been wrongly sentenced to hang for murder, Matt goes after the real killer. Macklin: Anthony Caruso. Janin: Richard Devon. Ingalls: Gene Darfler. Colridge: Harry Carey Jr. Pardee: George Keymas.

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