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Season Two

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.

The Roundup, 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.

Indian White, October 27, 1956 Written by Tom Harley, Story by David Victor and Herbert Little, Directed 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 want it.

Cloris Leachman (Phyllis, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.)

The Mistake, 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.

Greater Love, 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.

No Indians, 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.

Spring Team, 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.

Poor Pearl, 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.

Denver Pyle (The Dukes of Hazard)

Cholera, 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.

Paul Fix (The Rifleman)

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 stop.

      Tyler McVey

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.

Kick Me, 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 Sullivan

Gone Straight, 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.

      Carl Betz (The Donna Reed Show)

      Tige Andrews

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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 Badge.

Russell 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

Moon, March 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.

      Harry Bartell

The Bureaucrat, 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 him.

Cain, March 30, 1957 Written by John Meston, Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Murray Hamilton, Peggy Castle, Tom Greenway, Gage Clarke. A rancher comes to terms with his past.

The Photographer, 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.

Cheap Labor, 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 trouble about 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.

Uncle Oliver, 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.

Chester's Murder, May 25, 1957 Written by John Meston, Directed by Andrew McLaglan, Guest Cast: Earl Hodgins, Paul Wexler, Charles Bronson.

Charles Bronson (Deathwish)

Daddy-O, June 1, 1957 Written by John Meston, Directed 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 Be Marshal, 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 dies trying. 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.

Strother Martin (Cool Hand Luke - "What we have here is a failure to communicate.")

Jealousy, 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.

TV Schedule 1955-56: Seasons 1  1960-61: Seasons 6 1965-66: Seasons 11  1970-71: Seasons 16 
  1956-57: Seasons 2 1961-62: Seasons 7 1966-67: Seasons 12  1971-72: Seasons 17 
  1957-58: Seasons 3 1962-63: Seasons 8 1967-68: Seasons 13  1972-73: Seasons 18 
  1958-59: Seasons 4 1963-64: Seasons 9 1968-69: Seasons 14  1973-74: Seasons 19 
1959-60: Seasons 5 1964-65: Seasons 10  1969-70: Seasons 15  1974-75: Seasons 20