Marked Man, September 1, 1956 Guest Cast: Robert Middleton,
Claude Akins, Ray Boyle, Will Wright
Cow Doctor, September 8, 1956 Written
by John Dunkel, Directed by Andrew J. McLaglen After he is summoned unknowingly by Ben Pitcher to treat one of his
cows,a human patient of Doc's dies. Durning a fight with Pitcher, Doc is knifed.
Brush At Elkador, September 8, 1956 Written by John
Meston, Story by Les Crutchfield, Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast:
Gage Clark, Paul Lambert, Alfred Linder. After his friend Ben Williams is shot
down by Lou Shippen, Matt travels to Elkader to bring him him. The only problem,
he doesn't know what he looks like and the town is protecting Shippen.
Custer, September 15, 1956
Written by John Meston,
Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Brian Hutton, Richard Keith. Matt refushes
to turn Joe Trimble a rustler over to Major Banker for court-martial.
September 29, 1956 Written by John Meston,
Story by Sam Peckinpah, Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Barney
Phillips, Jacques Aubuchon, John Dierkes, Michael Hinn. Matt closes up shops
to a group of drunken cowboys, which causes trouble.
Young Man With A
Gun, October 20, 1956 Written by John
Meston, Directed by Christian Nyby, Guest Cast: Jack Diamond, Fredd
Wayne, Clegg Hoyt. After gunman, Sam Kercher is killed by Matt, his 16-year old
brother arrives to fight Matt.
October 27, 1956 Written by Tom Harley, Story by David Victor and Herbert
by Ted Post., Guest Cast: Peter Votrian, Marian Seldes. At
Fort Dodge, home of the third cavalry, Mrs. Mary Cullen tells the colonel, that
the twelve year
old they got from the Cheyenne ls her son Dennis. The indians took him when
he was two years old.
How To Cure A Friend,
November 10, 1956 Written by John
Meston, Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Andrew Duggan, Simon Oakland,
Joseph Mell. Matt's getting his haircut. The barber tells about a couple of Texans
he shaved, who talked about a crooked gambler they played in San Antonio, named
Nick Search. Matt saved Nick's life. Nick arrives on the stage and goes to see
Bill Pence, who runs the Long Branch, about setting up a poker game. Enoch Mills
is the richest man in town. In poker if you win you're cheating and if you lose
it serves you right. Mills heads into the Long Branch with $5000, Nick suggests
they go upstairs. Matt wants to watch the game. Nick doesn't want him to. Matt
tells Nick if you've got a straight flush you're through in Dodge. Nick goes
for his gun. Matt shoots his hand. Doc tells Nick it will be stiff as a board
for the rest of your life. Nick was seting Enoch up all week.
Legal Revenge, November 17,
1956 Written by John Meston,
Story by Sam Peckinpah, Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Cloris Leachman, Philip Bourneuf. Doc rides up to the Tibbs house to say
his services are available. Florie won't invite him in, but her husband yells
to let him in. He cut his leg chopping wood. Doc wants to take him to Dodge.
Forie says no. Doc does what he can. Doc tells Matt Mr. Tibbs was holding a gun
under his blanket. It was no wood cutting accident. She cut him with a knife.
Matt and Chester ride up to the Tibbs and ask for water, and would like to talk
to the mister. He asks Matt if he would stay up with him tonight and take him
to Doc in the morning. Matt and Chester are discussing what to do. Florie sneaks
out. Tibbs says he's changed his mind aboout going to Dodge. Florie's got a shotgun
and chases Matt and Chester away. Matt sneaks back. Florie says you're too late,
he died during the night. She says he was a stranger named George Bassett. He
came onto her and killed her husband,Ben. Matt locks up Florie. He gets a wanted
poster on Bassett. Matt says she'll have some reward money coming. She doesn't
Leachman (Phyllis, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.)
November 24, 1956 Written by John Meston,
Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Mike Connors, Cyril Delevanti. Kitty
is in her cowgirl outfit. She's just return from a morning ride. Earl Haney,
who runs the faro table, has had somebody bust his head open. Earl says he
had a red shirt, black hair and mustache. Matt says that sounds like Jim
Bostick. Jim says he's been in an all night poker game, except for an hour
about 4:00 am, when went over to Doc's. Haney dies. Matt arrests Jim. Doc's
out of town and can't confirm Jim's story. Jim pulls a derringer on Chester
and escapes. Matt and Chester head out after Jim. Matt hears a horse and
takes it. In the morning Matt hobbles the horse and lets it go. Matt finds
Jim. Jim Draws. Matt wings him. Jim's back in jail. The new faro dealer,
Ken Schools, was robbed and killed, but killed his attacker. Matt releases
Jim. Doc says it's a rare man that won't try to weasel out of asmitting he
made a mistake.
December 1, 1956 Written by John Meston,
Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Claude Akins, Ray
Bennett, Amzie Strickland. Doc is sick and tired of working day and night and
being paid off in promises. He wants to go to San Francisco. The stage comes
in with the guard dead. The driver says is was three guys. One was Haeard
Brant. The driver says they hit two of them. Matt, Chester and Doc go out
to the Brants. Howard can't talk. Mrs. Brant says the other two were Jed
Butler and Rod Blake. They dumped Howard and rode off. Doc says he has to
stay with Howard. Cheester sees Mrs. Brant with a wagon and her husband's
body in it. Doc was supposed to ride ahead to make arrangements with the
undertaker. He never showed. Doc was captured by Jed and Rod. After a stand
off and talking Matt gets Jed and Rod.
December 8, 1956 Written by John Meston,
Story by John Dunkel, Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Dick Rich, Herbert
Rudley, Mickey Simpson. Sam tells Matt the Pawnees killed and scalped a family.
Matt and Chester go to look. They meet Captain Starr. Matt says he'd like
to tag along. They find a man, woman, boy and little girl shot and scalped.
Matt remarks every family was killed in the open. Matt says it wasn't indians.
It was whites who did it for horses and whatever they could find. Matt and
Chester get some horses by and old shack and make a fire to draw the murderers.
Lee Stapp rides in to scope out the situation and offers his services. Matt
knocks him out and Chester ties him up. Matt says there are six men coming
in. We're going to ambush them. Matt and Chester open fire. Jake yells uncle.
They say what are you doing shooting innocents. Matt shows them the yellow
ribbon tied around the braid of the little girl's doll he took off Stapp.
Stapp took it as a sourvenir. Jake told everyone to take nothing.
December 15, 1956 Written by John Meston,
Story by Endre Bohem and Lou Vittes, Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest
Cast: H.M. Wynant, Harry Townes, Paul Newian, Ross Ford. Matt talks to a wounded
man who was shot with a bullet meant for him. The wounded man says Stone
shot him, Matt tells Chester that he knew Stone a while back and is worried
that he will be shot next, Chester tells Matt that the Danch left before
dawn. Matt learns that Danch was hired to kill Matt for Stone.
December 22, 1956 Written by John Meston,
Story by Sam Peckinpah, Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast:
Constance Ford, Denver Pyle, Michael Emmett. Willie Calhoun's in town
for a bath and a haircut, in preparation to court Pearl Bender. Willie meets
Pearl in the Long Branch. He asks her to marry him. She says Webb Thorne won't
let me marry you. Willie gets a rifle and goes after Webb. Matt stops him. Matt
gets Pearl, Webb and Willie together. Willie says he and Pearl are to wed. Webb
says I'll stop them. Matt tells Pearl to choose. Pearl tells Willie I can't marry
you. In her room Pearl tells Webb you are not going to touch me. You left here
and never said nothing. Webb says he's come back to marry her. Chester brings
Willie's rifle back to him. Willie shoots Pearl. A simple man let feeling for
a woman get the best of him. Matt tells Willie he shot Pearl not Webb.
Dukes of Hazard)
December 29, 1956 Written by John Meston,
Story by Les Crutchfield, Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Paul
Fix, Bartlett Robinson, Peg Hillas, Stuart Whitman, Gordon Gebert. Chester
worries about bugs & sees Billy messing with a wagon. Matt & Chester
meet the owners of the wagon, they feel the newcomers have more trouble a head.
McCready accuses the new family of stealing from him. A man comes looking for
Doc because Cholera may have come to Dodge. When Doc doesn't show up treat the
Cholera victims Matt & Chester try to find him.Jeni
tells Matt Doc
is with McCready Matt & Chester find Doc.
Pucket's New Year,
January 5, 1957 Written by John
Meston, Story by John Dunkel, Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Edgar
Stehli, Grant Withers. Ira Pucket was abandoned on the prairie in subfreezing
weather by his skinner Jed Larner. It's been 20 below the last three nights.
Doc checks Ira out, and operates on his foot. Matt tells Ira he'll try to find
Jed. Ira's up and about with a cane. Ira asks Matt, have you found Ira yet. Jed
walks into the Long Branch. Matt tells Jed he's going to tell everyone Jed left
Ira out in the big freeze to die. Matt tells him get on your horse and don't
come back. Ira sees Jed and tries to catch him. Matt tells Ira to get a job and
forget about Jed. Ira robs Botkin's bank. Chester takes Ira over to the office.
Botkin won't press charges, if Ira gets a job and stops being so ornery. Ira
gets a job riding shotgun on the stage.
The Cover-Up, January 12,
1957 Written by John Meston,
Story by William Robson, Directed by William D. Russell, Guest Cast: Tyler
McVey, Vivi Janiss, Roy Engle, Marian Brash, Val Dufour, Maurice Manson. Kitty's been riding in her riding skirt. Hoffer says he's gonna kill Zach Ritter.
Matt tries to take Hoffer's gun, as Zach enters. Matt gets winged. Zach doesn't
want to press charges. Matt turns Hoffer lose. Bates tells Matt Zach's been shot
and Hoffer did it. Hoffer is dying in front of his house. He tells Matt Sam Baxter
shot him. Hoffer says he didn't shoot Zach. Matt arrests Sam, the killing doesn't
Sins of the Father, January
19, 1957 Written by John
Meston, Story by John Dunkel, Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast:
Peter Whitney, Angie Dickenson, Gage Clarke. Mr. Dobie, the hotel owner, wants
Matt to quiet Big Dan Daggit's wife, Rose, an indian. She the daughter of Yellow
Horse the Arapaho chief who raided Dodge. Matt apologizes for disturbing the
Daggit's. Dobie incites the menfolk. Dan and Rose walk down the street. A guy
says for an indian she's a looker. Matt warns Dobie and his mob. A guy gives
Rose a bad time. Dan steps in. Doc's gone out to the Duke place. Dan hasn't seen
rose since 4:00 am. Doc rides up with Rose in his rig. Dan carries her up to
Doc's. Two men kidnapped her. Tied her to a horse and hit her some. Doc asks
Dobie if he's satisfied know. Rose says she can recognize their walk. Dan and
rose sit outside the Dodge House. Matt and Chester takes turns watching them.
Dan and Rose go up to their room. Rose recognizes the foot steps of the two men.
She calls Dan, and asks him to go and get headache powders from Doc. The two
guys, carrying a rope and gag, knock on Rose's door. Rose says come in. She got
a shotgun leveled at them. She plugs them. Matt says a pure case of self defence.
Dobie says he don't feel very proud. Rose tells Dobie she doesn't blame anyone.
January 26, 1957 Written by John Meston,
Story by Endre Bohem & Lou Vittes, Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest
Cast: Robert H. Harris, Frank de Kova, Julie Van Zandt. Harry Bent and Fred Myers
just robbed the bank in Wichita. Harry and Fred's wife, Jennifer, plan on running
away together. Fred followed Harry after they split up and overheard their plans.
He plugs Harry. Fred tells Jen they're going to Dodge to open a dress shop. Fred
writes a letter
for Tobeel, the indian guide Harry hired, to get a job with a cattle drive. The
letter says this indian is a liar, beggar and a thief. Tobeel constantly stands
in front of the dress shop. Fred complains about Tobeel to Matt. Jen tells Kitty
she's scared, but not of Tobeel. Jen is stabbed with Tobeel's knife. Fred says
no question who did this. Tobeel and Fred had fought. Matt arrests Tobeel. Matt
finds a Wichita Milling Company sack in Fred's wagon. Matt takes Tobeel over
to the Long Branch and gets him a drink. Tobeel says there was two men one was
asleep. Matt the the bartender to tell Chester I'm ready. Matt tells Fred, Tobeel
is a Kiowah. The don't stab, they throw a knife. Tobeel demonstrates. Matt tells
Fred you killed your wife. Fred pulls a gun but holsters it. Chester brings Fred's
wagon around. Matt tells him to get outta Dodge. At night Fred comes up behind
Kitty with a gun. He takes her to the dress shop to get the money. Matt's there.
Fred's backing out the door with Kitty. Tobeel's knife finds it's mark.
The Executioner, February 2, 1957 Written by John Meston,
Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Robert Keys, Michael Hinn, Liam
February 9, 1957 Written by John Meston,
Story by Les Crutchfield, Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Carl Betz,
Marianne Stewart, Tige Andrews, John Dierkes. A man comes into Dodge City
looking for Jim Glass, Matt believes Jim Glass changed his name and learns that
Nate Timble was protecting someone Matt was looking for.
Bloody Hands, February 16,
1957 Written by John Meston,
Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Ed Platt, Joe Perry, Bob Forrest, Lawrence Dobkin, Russell Johnson. Matt
Dillon begins having nightmares due to a gunfight in which Matt killed someone.
Joe Stranger thinks Matt likes killing people, which forces Matt to turn in his
Johnson (The Professor
on Gilligen's Island)
Skid Row, February 23, 1957
Written by John Meston,
Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Susan Morrow, Joseph Sargent, Guinn Williams. Hank Groat bothers Kitty. Chester comes to her rescue. Ann Cabot arrives
from Connecticut to marry Jack Shomer. Matt, Chester and Doc go to see Jack.
He's drunk in his shack as usual. They sober him up. Jack says he can't face
Ann. Jack says the land beat him. He can't face people anymore. Matt tells
Ann, Jack is a horse trader and he is up north. Hank Groat bothers Ann. Matt
tells Groat to leave all the ladies alone. Kitty tells Matt he can't find
Ann. They find Ann unconcious on the ground outside of Ma Smalley's. All
Doc can find is a bruise on her cheek. Jack says he can't face Ann. He's
going away. Ann slapped Groat. He hit her. Jack takes a shotgun from Matt's
office and finds Groat in the Long Branch. He puts the shotgun down. They
tussle. Matt stops it. Matt arrests Groat. Jack goes to get a drink. Matt
tells Doc it just wasn't there.
Sweet and Sour,
March 2, 1957 Written by John Meston,
Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Karen Sharpe, John Alderson, Walter
Reed, Ken Meyer
9, 1957 Written by John Meston, Directed
by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Mark Roberts, Harry Bartell,
Paul Dubov, Dan Riss, Howard Ludwig. After Charlie Brewer is found dead, Jack
Salter who was a friend of Charlie Brewer comes to Matt's office saying Vint
killed Brewer. Matt then tries to find out if Jack is right.
March 16, 1957 Written by John Meston,
Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: John Hoyt, Ned Glass, Bill Bryant, Al
Toigo, Ken Lync. The west gets law & order.
The Last Fling,
March 23, 1957 Written by John Meston,
Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Florentz Ames, Anne O'Neal, Frank
de Kova, Susan Morrow. Matt fills out a report on Chester
after he is believed to have shot a man, Matt wants to take Chester away to protect
Cain, March 30, 1957 Written
by John Meston,
Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Murray Hamilton, Peggy Castle, Tom Greenway,
Clarke. A rancher comes to terms with his past.
April 6, 1957 Written by John Dunkel, Directed by William D. Russell, Guest
Cast: Sebastian Cabot, Dean
Fredericks, Charles Hovath. Dodge City meets a Photographer who shows the residents
how a camera works. Jacoby wants to take pictures of how the Wild West looks.
When Matt learns someone died he thinks the photographer may have hired someone
to kill Grubby for a picture of the west.
Wrong Man, April 13, 1957
Written by John Meston,
Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Don Keefer, Catherine McLeod,
Robert Griffin. Sam Rickers comes to the Marshal's Office
asking to see Matt. Chester looks inside the wagon to find a dead man, Sam thinks
he killed a
criminal hoping to get $1000 for the crime. Matt learns that dead man was
shot three times & was new to Dodge City. When Matt asks how the third
got in the dead man's back Letty almost tells what really happened. Rickers his
her and tells the story better in hopes of
getting the reward money. Matt wants to protect Sam Rickers from Catlin who brings
a poster with Jake Haney's picture on it Matt wants to protect Rickers by keeping
him in jail.
Big Girl Lost,
April 20, 1957 Written by John Meston,
Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Michael Pate, Gloria McGhee, Judson Pratt,
Gerald Melton. Philip Locke is looking for Laura Simmons,
but she doesn't want him to know where she works. Laura tells Matt she and Philip
were to wed
she asks Matt not to say anything about her job. Philip warns Matt that he will
be killed if he doesn't tell the truth. Laura decides to meet Philip at the
bar, Philip wants to take Laura away from The Long Branch she doesn't want
to leave putting the Barkeep's life in danger.
What The Whiskey
Drummer Heard, April 27, 1957 Written
by John Meston, Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Vic Perrin,
Robert Kames, Robert Burton, Bert Rumsey. Matt goes inside The Long Branch and
meets Wilbur Hawkins a whiskey Drummer tells Matt he will die. Matt is almost
shot while feeding the horses, in Doc Adams's office Matt plans to let everyone
thinks he died.Kitty tells a man at The Long Branch is telling a different
story. Tom Roberts tells everyone he shot Matt, Chester tells Matt someone at
The Lady Gay (another
bar) also shot the Marshal. Leaving Matt wondering who fired a shot at him. Tom
Smith finally comes to Dodge telling Matt somebody wanted to kill both Matt and
Sheriff Smith for money.
May 4, 1957 Written by John
Meston, Directed by Andrew McLaglen,
Guest Cast: Andrew Duggan, Peggy Webber, Robert F. Simon. Matt meets Fos Capper,
who wants to marry Flora Stancil. Flora's brother Ben may give Matt some trouble
that may lead to Foss Capper's death.Flora
drives to town for supplies Fos waits to help her load the wagon. Chester sees
to happen. Matt
heads to the store and hears Fos & Ben
argue over Flora being free from Ben's treatment of her. Later Ben & Fos
challenge each other to a fight. Matt lends Fos his gun that leads Ben to think
Matt is crazy.Ben begins to realize Fos is a professional at using a gun.
May 11, 1957 Written by John Meston,
Directed by William D. Russell, Assistant Director Glenn Cook, Guest Cast:
Rebecca Welles, Philip Pine, Stafford Repp, Thomas Palmer, Jane Ray. After
Chester & Matt
meet Uncle Oliver, Chester feels uneasy after Viney suggests he "Get rid
of Chester." Uncle Oliver feels Viney would be a good replacement for Chester.
Who Lives By The
Sword, May 18, 1957 Written by John
Meston, Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Steve TerreIl, Robert
C. Ross, Harry Wood, Harold J. Stone, Sheila Noonan. Joe Delk causes trouble
at The Long Branch after shooting two men who were unarmed.
May 25, 1957 Written by John Meston, Directed by Andrew McLaglan, Guest Cast:
Earl Hodgins, Paul Wexler, Charles
Daddy-O, June 1, 1957 Written
by John Meston,
by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: John Dehner, Judson Pratt. Kitty's father, Wayne
Russell, arrives in Dodge to meet his daughter after abandoning her and her
mother as a baby. He insists that saloon life is not fit for a proper lady
and wants to take her back to New Orleans so he can pamper her and invest
her savings in his freight business.
The Man Who Would
June 15, 1957 Written by John Meston, Directed by William D. Russell, Guest
Cast: Herbert Rudley,
Alex Sharp, Clancy Cooper, Rusty Wescoatt. A former Army Officer wants Matt Dillon's
job. Matt then takes Mr. Egan on his rounds. Matt lets Egan try his brand
of justice that almost costs Egan his life.
Liar From Blackhawk,
June 22, 1957 Written
by John Meston, Story by David Victor and Herbert Little, Guest
Cast: Denver Pyle, Strother Martin, John Doucette. A
drunken man tries to beat Shinn to the draw (with his gun) but the drunken man
Hank Shinn tells Matt he doesn't want to kill people, Matt & Chester doesn't
believe Shinn until He tries to tell Al James he is unarmed.
Martin (Cool Hand Luke - "What we have here is a failure
July 6, 1957 Written by John Meston,
Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Than Wyenn, Jack Kelly, Joan Tetzel. Matt wonders how Cam is doing after not seeing him in a few days, Matt then
sees Cam at The Long Branch and notices Cam acting strange. Cam sets out
to kill Matt after Lonnie Pike tells Cam he saw Matt with Tilda.