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Decision, September 17, 1966 Written by Kichard Carr, Directed by Mark Rydell,
Guest Cast: Claude Akins, Michael Strong, Michael Cole, Sam Gilman, Orville
over being forced to kill a prisoner who was trying to save his life, Matt Dillon
turns in his badge.
Michael Cole (The Mod Squad)
The Goldtakers, September 24, 1966 Written by Clyde
Ware, Directed by Vincent McEveety, Guest Cast: Martin Landau, Roy Jenson,
Brad Weston, William Bramley, Denver Pyle, John Boyer, Charles Francisco.
A gang steals a gigantic bar of gold and commandeers the Dodge City blacksmith
shop in order to divide the loot.
October 1, 1966 Written by Hal Sitowitz, Directed by Vincent McEveety, Guest Cast: Bette Davis, Bruce Dern, Robert Sorrells, Julie Sommars,
Tom Skerritt, Zalman King.
An embittered ranch woman holds Matt Dillon and Kitty prisoner while plotting
Matt's execution to avenge her husband's hanging.
October 8, 1966 Written by Richard Carr, Directed by Mark Rydell, Guest Cast:
Bob Random, Robert F. Simon, Warren Oates, Steve Ihnat, Jim Davis, Arch Johnson,
Robert Tafur, Rafael Campos, Reuben Moreno, Bert Madrid, Mike Abelar. Marshal
Dillon is helped by
a friendly young runaway--who later faces him as a deadly adversary.
People, October l5, 1966 Written by Paul Landis, Directed by Robert Totten,
Guest Cast: Tom Simcox, Morgan Woodward, Allen Case, Shug Fisher, Ted Jordan,
Frederic Downs, James O'Hara, Clyde Howdy, Steve Gravers. A respectable rancher and his son hang an innocent man and let a whiskered bounty
hunter go on trial for the murder.
Gunfighter, RIP, October 22, 1966 Written, by Hal Sitowltz, Story by Michael Fisher, Directed
by Mark Rydell, Guest Cast: Darren McGavin, France Nuyen, Michael Conrad,
Stefan Gierasch, Don Hanmer, Allen Emerson. A gunfighter hired to kill Marshal Dillon is wounded trying to save the life
of an aged Chinese man.
From the Gunsmoke episode, Gunfighter RIP. Click on image for a bigger
Man, October 29, 1966 Written, by Clyde Ware, Directed by Robert Totten,
Guest Cast: Carroll O'Connor, Clifton James, James Anderson, Kevin
O'Neal, Gilman Rarlkin, Charles Kuenstle, Mel Gaines, Victor Izay, James Almanzer. A farmer whose credit
has run out gets a loan from Marshall Dillon and Festus Haggen, then loses the
money in a poker game.
Tree, November 12, 1966 Written, by Calvin Clements, Directed by Vincent McEveety,
Guest Cast: John Saxon, Jacqueline Scott, Ed Asner, Morgan Woodward, Donald
Losby, Christopher Pate, Rex Holman, Allen Jaffe, Kathleen O'Malley, Stephen McEveety. After 8 years in prison for robbery, a farmer returns home and hopes to find the
stolen fortune he had buried under a tree.
Asner | Jacqueline
November 19, 1966 Written, by Francis Cockrell, Directed by Marc Daniels, Guest
Cast: Guy Raymond, Joan Payne, Ted Jordan, Ted Gehring, Karl Lukas, Elizabeth
Rogers, Lawrence Casey, Pete Kellett, Robert Ballew. A
rainmaker tries to end Dodge City's drought before the town's last source of water--a
public well--runs dry.
Stop, November 26, 1966 Written, by Hal Sitowitz, Directed by Irving Moore,
Guest Cast: John Ireland, Anne Whitfield, Jack Ging, Steve Raines,
Joseph Ruskin, Michael Vandever, Sid Haig, Andy Albin. Doc Adams takes up arms to defend a gold shipment from bandits, first during
a stagecoach ambush and then at a weigh station.
December 3, 1966 Written, by Calvin Clements, Directed by Robert Totten,
Guest Cast: Karl Swenson, Jon Voight, Robert Sorrells, John Pickard,
Charles Kierkop, James Murdock, Ben Wright, Lawrence Aten, Daniel Ades. A Scandinavian immigrant and his teenage son find the West even wilder than they
had imagined when they settle in Dodge City.
December 10, l966 Written by Preston Wood, Directed by Bernard Kowalski, Guest
Cast: William Shatner, Ariane Quinn, Liam Sullivan, Ben Johnson, Warren
Vanders, Tom Reese, William Bryant, Timothy Carey, Joseph Breen. The identity of a criminal is confused with that of a deputy marshal when a Quaker
party rescues the pair from a do-or-die fight.
December 17, 1966 Written by Paul Savage, Directed by Kichard Colla, Guest Cast:
Mike Kellin, Warren Kemmerling, Tom Skerritt, Gail Kobe, Jeff Palmer, Ted Jordan,
Fred Colby. A young
farmer's ex-partner in crime, his girlfriend, and his slow-witted brother figure
in the discovery of his forgotten past.
Of The World, December 24, 1966 Written by Les Crutchfield, Directed by
Marc Daniels, Guest Cast: Alan Hale, Jr, Dan Tobin, Ralph Ross, Jane
Dulo, Arthur Pederson, Gail Robbins, Don Keefer, Ted Jordan. Bull Bannock, retired heavyweight champion of the world, tries to make a place
for himself in Dodge City.
December 31, 1966 Written by Calvin Clements, Directed by Bernard Kowalski, Guest
Cast: Tom Stern, Kit Smythe, Robert Knapp, Henry Darrow, Anna Navaro, Edmund Hashim,
Larry Ward, Richard Bakalyan. Marshal
Dillon and his deputies must perform a grim task--the hanging of a ruthless gunman.
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Night, January 7, 1967 Written by Clyde Ware, Directed by Robert Totten,
Guest Cast: Leif Erickson, Dub Taylor, Victor French, William C. Watson, Lawrence
D. Mann, James Almanzar, Link Harget, Rudy Sooter, Frederick Downs. A
vengeful prisoner poses a continual threat to the life of Marshal Matt Dillon.
Mad Dog, January 14, 1967 Written by Jay Simms, Directed by Charles Rondeau; Guest Cast: George Lindsey, Denver Pyle, Hoke Howell, George Murdock, Sammy Reese, Iggie Wolfington, Butch Patrick, Dub Taylor. Mistaken for a hired gunman, Festus Haggen is offered $300 to fight the three
sons of a man his cousin is accused of killing
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January 21, 1967 Written by Les Crutchfield, Directed by Allen Resiner, Guest
Cast: Zalman King, Lane Bradbury, Ross Hagen, Marc CaveIl, Anthony Call, Ted Jordan. A young gunman falls for one of Kitty's saloon girls while waiting to finish off
Marshal Dillon and rob the bank.
Drop, January 28, 1967 Written by Calvin Clements, Directed by Robert
Totten, Guest Cast: Eddie Hodges, John Anderson, Bing Russell, Steve Raines,
Ted French, Pete Kellett. A
boy comes to Dodge City in search of his father, only to learn that he is a
February 4, 1967 Written by Clyde Ware, Directed by Allen Resiner, Guest Cast: Fritz Weaver, Delphi Lawrence, Valentin de Vargas, Carlos Rivas, David Renard,
Lew Brown, William Benedict.
An embittered lawman seeks revenge against the men who destroyed his town and
took away his wife.
February 11, 1967 Written by Don Ingalls, Directed by Paul Landis, Guest Cast:
Marie Alcaide, Torin Thatcher, Diana Muldaur, Paul Fix, Shug Fisher, Joe Higgins,
Walter Baldwin. Matt
Dillon tries to bring a man to justice despite the onslaught of an almost maniacal
man wishing to exact his own revenge.
February 18, 1967 Written by Paul Landis, Directed by Marc Daniels, Guest Cast:
Michael Ansara, Lois Netineton, Ted Jordan, Steve Sanders, Jonathan Lippe, Johnny
Whitaker, Roy Barcroft, Billy Halop, Richard Webb, Kenneth Mars. After eight years as a debt-plagued dirt farmer, a reformed outlaw rejoins his
old gang to rob the Dodge City freight office.
February 25, 1967 Written by Clyde Ware, Directed by Marc Daniels, Guest Cast: Stephen McNally, Kim Darby, Warren Vanders, John Pickard, Paul Picerni,
Fred Coby, Len Wayland, Martin Brooks, Val Avery, Troy Melton.
Private detectives use Kitty and the daughter of an outlaw assures to trap the
girl's fugitive father.
Of Gold, March 4, 1967 Written by Clyde Ware, Directed by Irving Moore,
Guest Cast: Vincent Gardenia, Barton MacLane, Steve Ihnat, Sam
Gilman, Jan Shepard, Michael Preece, Jack Balley, Harry Basch. An
assistant attorney general uses Matt Dillon's long-standing friendship with
an outlaw to further his political ambitions.
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March 11, 1967 Written by Don Ingalls, Directed by Marc Daniels, Assistant Director
Al Kraus, Guest Cast: James Daley, William Bramley, Diane Ladd, Troy Melton,
Shirley Wilson, Fred J. Scolay, Lew Gallo, Bill Hart, Robert Miles, Jr. Kitty's conscience
is torn between her sense of obligation to a man who saved her life and her
concern for the law and Matt Dillon.
Identity, March 18, 1967 Written by Les Crutchfield & Paul Savage, Directed
by Robert Totten, Guest Cast: Albert Salmi, Hal Lynch, Ken Mayer, Sam Melville,
Ted Jordan. A fugitive
assumes the identity
of another man after the latter has apparently been fatally bitten by a rattlesnake.
From St. Louis, March 25, 1967 Written by Clyde Ware, Directed by Irving
Moore, Guest Cast: Claude Akins, Josephine Hutchinson, Aneta Corsault, Kelly
Jean Peters, Henry Darrow, Venita Wolf, Lois Roberts, Vic Tayback, Ralph Roberts,
John Carter, Lew Brown, Ted Jordan
Tiger By The Tail] (Part One), April 8, 1967 Written by Preston Wood, Directed
by Robert Totten Guest Cast: David Canary, Bonnie Beecher, Dub
Taylor, Tom Reese, Eddie Firestone, Robert Rothwell, Rudy Sooter. Playing
Tiger By The Tail] (Part Two), April 15, 1967 Written by Preston Wood, Directed
by Robert Totten, Guest Cast: David Canary, Bonnie Beecher, Dub Taylor, Tom Reese,
Eddie Firestone, Robert Rothwell, Rudy Sooter