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Gunsmoke Season 9 Episodes

36 Episodes 1963 - 1964

Episode 1

Kate Heller

Sat, Sep 28, 1963 60 mins

Matt is ambushed by young Andy Heller, who has already murdered one man. Kate: Mabel Albertson. Tess: Betsy Jones-Moreland. Gus: Harry Bartell. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 2

Lover Boy

Sat, Oct 5, 1963 60 mins

On the rebound, ladies' man Kyle Kelly takes up with a married woman. Avis: Sheree North. Kelly: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. Fisher: Alan Baxter. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 3

Legends Don't Sleep

Sat, Oct 12, 1963 60 mins

Released from prison, Race Fallon meets a cocky young man anxious to cash in on the famed gunslinger's reputation. Britt: Scott Marlowe. Matt: James Arness. Aunt Jen: Hope Summers. Doc: Milburn Stone. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 4

Tobe

Sat, Oct 19, 1963 60 mins

Tobe Hostader's friendship with a saloon girl may prove deadly: the boyfriend she deserted is near. Tobe: Harry Townes. Mae: Mary LaRoche. Abels: Philip Abbott. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Skinner: L.Q. Jones. Sam: Glenn Strange.

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Episode 5

Easy Come

Sat, Oct 26, 1963 60 mins

Elmo Sippy's easy manner and good looks are deceiving: he's a killer. Sippy: Andrew Prine. Calhoun: Carl Reindel. Matt: James Arness. Tobin: George Wallace. Riley: Charles Briggs. Smith: Orville Sherman.

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Episode 6

My Sister's Keeper

Sat, Nov 2, 1963 60 mins

Grief-stricken after his wife's death, Pete Sievers takes a job as a hired hand for two sisters. Nell: Nancy Wickwire. Leah: Jennifer Billingsley. Matt: James Arness. Sam: Glenn Strange. Barkeep: Fred Coby. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 7

Quint's Trail

Sat, Nov 9, 1963 60 mins

Quint agrees to guide the Neff family across a hazardous trail to Oregon. Neff: Everett Sloane. Matt: James Arness. Belle: Sharon Farrell. Florie: Shirley O'Hara. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Clardy: Don Haggerty. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 8

Carter Caper

Sat, Nov 16, 1963 60 mins

Joe Stark wanted Billy Hargis's horse---but got a beating instead. Now, Stark plans to even the score. Hargis: Jeremy Slate. Matt: James Arness. Stark: William Phipps. Flack: Rayford Barnes. Cara: Anjanette Comer. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 9

Ex-Con

Sat, Nov 30, 1963 60 mins

Ex-convict Leo Pitts arrives in Dodge with a new bride---and a bullet with Matt's name on it. Lily: Jeanne Cooper. Matt: James Arness. Clabe: Raymond Guth. Kelly: Harry Lauter. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Botkin: Roy Roberts. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 10

Extradition

Sat, Dec 7, 1963 60 mins

Part 1. The trail of accused murderer Charlie Hacker leads Matt to Texas. Chavez: Gilbert Roland. Matt: James Arness. Willie: Walter Burke. Marguerita: Anna Navarro. Chester: Dennis Weaver.

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Episode 11

Extradition

Sat, Dec 14, 1963 60 mins

Conclusion. In Mexico, a jailed Matt tries to convince the authorities that he's a U.S. marshal. Hacker: Gene Evans. Chavez: Gilbert Roland. Marguerita: Anna Navarro. Diaz: Alex Montoya.

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Episode 12

The Magician

Sat, Dec 21, 1963 60 mins

A traveling medicine man barely settles in Dodge before he is accused of cheating at cards. Dark: Lloyd Corrigan. Alice: Brooke Bundy. Matt: James Arness. Wells: Crahan Denton. Tom: Tom Simcox. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 13

Pa Hack's Brood

Sat, Dec 28, 1963 60 mins

Envisioning a life of luxury, shiftless Pa Hack tries to arrange a marriage between his daughter and a wealthy rancher. Maybelle: Lynn Loring. Pa: Milton Selzer. Willis: Jim Hampton. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Quint: Burt Reynolds.

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Episode 14

The Glory and the Mud

Sat, Jan 4, 1964 60 mins

When Matt refuses to deputize him, Sam Beal seeks another way to build a reputation as a fast gun. Matt: James Arness. Dakota: Kent Smith. Sarah: Marsha Hunt. Sam: Glenn Strange. Cloudy: Robert Sorrells. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 15

Dry Well

Sat, Jan 11, 1964 60 mins

Recently married Yuma Linz uses the first available opportunity to welcome Web Vickers to her home. Matt: James Arness. Web: Ned Glass. Daley: John Hanek. Quint: Burt Reynolds. Linz: Bill Henry. Sam: Glenn Strange. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 16

Prairie Wolfer

Sat, Jan 18, 1964 60 mins

Ranchers try to determine whether man or beast is responsible for a rash of cattle slaughters. Festus: Ken Curtis. Guthrie: Noah Beery Jr. Matt: James Arness. Rolly: Don Dubbins. Sarah: Holly McIntire. Charlie: Fred Coby. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 17

Friend

Sat, Jan 25, 1964 60 mins

Matt travels to a neighboring town to investigate the death of a friend. Nellis: Tom Reese. Father Thom: Ben Wright. Marge: Jan Shepard.

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Episode 18

Once a Haggen

Sat, Feb 1, 1964 60 mins

A murder rap is pinned on Festus's friend Bucko when the man who fleeced the boys in a poker game is killed. Bucko: Slim Pickens. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Festus: Ken Curtis. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. April: Elizabeth MacRae. Pop: Roy Barcroft.

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Episode 19

No Hands

Sat, Feb 8, 1964 60 mins

The ruthless Ginnis clan bears down on Doc when he doesn't respond fast enough to their demands for treatment. Matt: James Arness. Timble: Strother Martin. Pa Ginnis: Denver Pyle. Emmett: Kevin Hagen. Quint: Burt Reynolds. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Ben: Conlan Carter.

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Episode 20

Mayblossom

Sat, Feb 15, 1964 60 mins

Cousin Mayblossom arrives in town and announces that Festus must marry her---as part of a pact their fathers once made. Festus: Ken Curtis. Lon: Charles Gray. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Greer: Richard X. Slattery.

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Episode 21

The Bassops

Sat, Feb 22, 1964 60 mins

A family finds Matt and his prisoner handcuffed to each other---with each claiming to be the marshal. Matt: James Arness. Kelby: Robert Wilke. Deke: Warren Oates. Mellie: Eunice Pollis.

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Episode 22

The Kite

Sat, Feb 29, 1964 60 mins

Matt tries to prevent a murderer from learning that his victim's daughter was an eyewitness. Polk: Lyle Bettger. Matt: James Arness. Letty: Betsy Hale. Festus: Ken Curtis. Cassidy: Michael Higgins.

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Episode 23

Comanches Is Soft

Sat, Mar 7, 1964 60 mins

After a wild night on the town in Wichita, Quint and Festus are confronted by a saloon girl who says they invited her to Dodge. Quint: Burt Reynolds. Festus: Ken Curtis. Hardy: Don Megowan. Matt: James Arness. Louie: James Nusser.

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Episode 24

Father Love

Sat, Mar 14, 1964 60 mins

A bride discovers that the man trying to force his attentions on her is her husband's uncle. King: Ed Nelson. Cora: Shary Marshall. Matt: James Arness. Price: Robert F. Simon. Simms: Anthony Caruso. Ross: Ben Wright. Nell: Edith Evanson.

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Episode 25

Now That April's There

Sat, Mar 21, 1964 60 mins

Nobody believes that Festus's girlfriend witnessed a murder---except the killers. Elizabeth MacRae. Bender: Royal Dano. Festus: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. Grody: Hal Baylor. Quint: Burt Reynolds.

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Episode 26

Caleb

Sat, Mar 28, 1964 60 mins

Farmer Caleb Marr, who feels imprisoned by his world of soil and toil, comes to Dodge in search of adventure. Matt: James Arness. Follet: Lane Bradford. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Quint: Burt Reynolds.

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Episode 27

Owney Tupper Had a Daughter

Sat, Apr 4, 1964 60 mins

Ne'er-do-well Owney Tupper takes action when he's ordered to give up custody of his daughter. Amity: Andrea Darvi. Ellen: Noreen Corcoran. Matt: James Arness. Clay: Steve Gaynor.

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Episode 28

Bentley

Sat, Apr 11, 1964 60 mins

Discounting a deathbed murder confession, Chester goes after the real killer. Clara: Jan Clayton. Matt: James Arness. Emily: June Dayton. Calvin: Charles McGraw. Wright: Bill Erwin. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 29

Kitty-Cornered

Sat, Apr 18, 1964 60 mins

Kitty is forced into a deadly game of cutthroat competition by rival saloon owner Stella Damon. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Obie: Shug Fisher. Aggie: Betty Keeney.

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Episode 30

The Promoter

Sat, Apr 25, 1964 60 mins

Ex-farmer Henry Huckaby hits upon a two-fisted way to make his fortune. Huckaby: Vic Perrin. Gibbins: Allen Case. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Clyde: Robert Fortier.

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Episode 31

Trip West

Sat, May 2, 1964 60 mins

Told he has only a short time to live, a timid bank clerk experiences a startling change in personality. Hardacre: Herbert Anderson. Annie: Sharon Farrell. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Mrs. Crabbe: Angela Clarke. Meade: H.M. Wynant. Ramsay: Vinton Hayworth. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 32

Scot Free

Sat, May 9, 1964 60 mins

Rob Scot deserts his family and is all set to take up with Nora Brand. But first he must dispose of the body of Nora's husband. Patricia Owens. Scot: Jay Lanin. Matt: James Arness. Millie: Anne Barton. Gert: Julie Sommars. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 33

The Warden

Sat, May 16, 1964 60 mins

Festus shields a young Indian maiden from a farmer who bought the girl from her father. Cool Dawn: Julie Parrish. Bull Foot: Anthony Caruso. Matt: James Arness. Trainey: Chris Connelly. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 34

Homecoming

Sat, May 23, 1964 60 mins

Hector Lowell is confronted by his wife's ex-husband, who claims legal right to the Lowells' home, land and business. Edna: Phyllis Coates. Bass: Harold J. Stone. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Episode 35

The Other Half

Sat, May 23, 1964 60 mins

Tragedy lurks beneath a seemingly harmless romantic triangle involving pretty Nancy Otis and twins. Jay/Jess: Lee Kinsolving. Matt: James Arness. Nancy: Donna J. Anderson. Sam: Paul Fix. Festus: Ken Curtis. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Episode 36

Journey for Three

Sat, Jun 6, 1964 60 mins

En route to California, Adam Gifford becomes concerned about a stranger's influence on his brother. Lambert: Mark Goddard. Adam: William Arvin. Matt: James Arness. Quint: Burt Reynolds. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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