September 26, 1964 12:00 am
Kip's on the run. He meets a runaway, Packy Kerlin. Packy's going to Dodge to find his mom and live with her. They argree to travel together, to avoid suspicion. Festus sees, Kip takes his wanted poster down. Kip knows Festus' second cousin once removed, Catfish. Festus tacks the wanted poster for grand larceny and murder back up. Kip looks for Elena Kerlin. Kitty says she's living in rathole alley. She's a mess. Kip tries to get her to clean up her act. Kip leaves Elena's. Tabe and Sykes tell Matt thy're after Kip. Matt sends a telegram to Carter County, Texas to check out Kip. Festus warns Kip. Kip asks Packy to ask Doc to come to Elena's. Kip throws Elena's company out. Kip tells Elena he's her husband Slim. Doc gives her asedative, and says she needs food. Doc is going to send a woman over to clean her up. Matt tells Sykes and Tabe to leave Gilman to the law. Elena is cleaned up and glad to see Packy. Sykes setup Kip. Sykes and Duster pump the stableman for info
October 3, 1964 12:00 am
Quint has been seeing Susan Deglar for about a month. Cyrus, Susan's father comes in and bullwhips Quint. Festus stops him. Cyrus tells Matt he wants Quint to stay away from Susan. Her mom died twelve years ago. Quint meets Susan. Creed sees them and tells Cyrus. Cyrus is going to strike her with a buggy whip. She grabs the rifle from over the mantle. He leaves. Cyrus has sent for cousin Praylie to kill Quint. Matt suggests Praylie leaves town. Quint and Susan are going to elope, to Kansas City. Praylie tries to shoot Quint but can't get a clear shot. There's a keg of gun powder with a fuse into the hearth at Quint's shop. Festus smells the fuse. They see the keg and run. Quint and Festus come into the Long Branch. Praylie pulls a gun. Matt gets the drop on him. Matt tells him to be on the stage leaving in ten minutes. Susan's packing her bag. Praylie tells Cyrus he's leaving and that Quint bought to tickets to Kansas City. Praylie shoots the lock off of Cyrus' s
October 10, 1964 12:00 am
Joe Silva stops for a drink. Harve Litton rides up. Joe repeatedly insults him. Harve steals his horse. A rattler spooks Harve's horse. He's thrown. They have a knock down drag out fight. Silva rides on. Danny Adams runs down a horse and looks for its owner. He finds an old man in pretty bad shape. Danny takes him to see Doc. Danny and the old man want to go to Colorado. They're eating at Delmonico's. Silva objects to the old man's table manners and smell. Silva bugs Litton in the Long Branch and tells the old man he sounds like a hog. The old man spits whisky on Silva. Danny and the old man move on to the Lady Gay and get snockered. Litton sees this. Litton stabs Silva when he comes back to his room. Litton carries the old man to Silva's room and puts the knife in his hand. The clerk comments to Matt, Silva still has his hat on. The old man says he didn't do it. The judge finds him guilty and sentences him to hang. Danny gives the old man a gun through the jail w
October 17, 1964 12:00 am
Willy Scroggs is stabbed to death. It looks like indians did it, but Matt doesn't think so. Harve Foster thinks it was Quint. Quint says he saw old Caleb Nash in town. Matt tells Caleb, Willy was scalped. George tells Mrs. Bell it had to be an indian. Festus beats Talbot up to keep him from Old Charlie Roan Horse. The colonel tells Matt to settle this quickly. He says a white man was killed in the Indian Nations. George tells Harv Buffalo Calf saw us. George says you did the killing. The Wilcox's dog is into George's chickens. He goes out to check. Caleb kills him. Mrs. Hewitt says Harv, George and Willy went hunting last month for four days. Matt asks Foster what happened in the Indian Nations. They had a run in with Buffalo Calf. Matt goes to talk to Buffalo Calf, and takes Caleb with him. Caleb says we cross that line he'll find us. They make camp. Buffalo Calf comes with four others. Buffalo Calf says the third one will die. Willy, George and Harv killed an i
October 24, 1964 12:00 am
Doc Adams welcomes Dr. Wesley May & his wife into town, trouble begins when gossip about Doc Adams may soon not have a job. Doc takes Mrs. May to see a patient who Mrs. May believes to be 50 years but is only 33 years old. Doc tells Mr. Boake he will need to amputate his leg, but before Doc does Mrs. May gets her husband because she thinks he can save it. Later Mr. Boak dies she trusted her husband & not the advice Doc gave.
October 31, 1964 12:00 am
Ma Carp tells her son Rainey, somebody ought to fix the wheel on the wagon. It's been broke for a week. Matt sees five boys. He follows them to Ma. Matt wakes Rainey to help fix the wheel. Pa wakes and comes in. Pa whines about his lack if luck. Matt meets their daughter, Allie. Matt stays for dinner. Pa offers Allie to Matt. Allie tells Matt he speaks so nice and smiles so pretty. Mel Billings shoots up Matt's office. Then goes to the Long Branch and tears it up. Matt beats up Mel and takes money for the Long Branch repair. Then throws him and his brother Loren out of town. Allie is lost on her way to Dodge and comes into the Billings' camp. She tells Mel she's going to the marshall. Mel says he figures the Marshall owes him something. Allie reaches Matt's. She tells him it was terrible. Matt takes her to Doc. Allie didn't tell her folks she was leaving. Allie says her attacker knew Matt and was repaying a debt. Matt wakes Quint to get his horse. Matt takes Ali
November 7, 1964 12:00 am
Hope tells Ed she wants to look around town. Quint's carrying a crate and accidently runs into Ed. Ed socks him. Quint socks Ed. Hope tells Kitty she's Nettie Farmer's daughter. Hope ran off with Ed a year ago. He promised to marry her. He hasn't. Kitty asks Hope to stay with her. Hope is coming down the stairs, and feels so weak. Doc says she's pregnant. Hope knew it. Hope asks Kitty to take her home. Hope doesn't want to see Ed again. Nettie worked for Kitty. Quint and Festus are hasseling Carl as he loads the stage. Kitty tells Matt she'll be gone long enough for him to miss her. Kitty tells the obnoxious male passenger, to sit back and shut up. Spector and Furnas shoots the driver and the male. Furnas says the women are dead too. Kitty peeks a look. Kitty puts a gun in her handbag and they hoof it. Kitty gives Hope some whisky for her pain. They reach a relay station. Spector runs it. Hope lies down. Kitty sees Furnas ride up. Kitty doesn't let on she rec
November 14, 1964 12:00 am
Matt had to arrest Cavalry Sgt. Wilks for being drunk and disorderly. The following morning Matt had to,literally, throw him out of his office after Wilks tried to assault him. Matt's mentor, Jim Downey, arrives in Dodge after retiring. Tony Serpa hates lawmen and shoots Downey in the back for fun while in a drunken stupor. Matt arrests Serpa; he's tried, convicted, and sentenced to hang. While taking Serpa to Hayes City for hanging, Serpa's three partners-in-crime show up. Joe Costa, the leader, decides to hang Serpa (for getting caught) and frame Matt for it. Sgt. Wilks arrives on the scene and arrests Matt for murder. Matt escapes and makes it to a nearby town to find the sheriff has gone fishing. Here he meets George, who informs Matt that Costa and his friends are in town. Matt asks George to bring a couple friends to help him flush out Costa and his men. In the meantime, Sgt. Wilks and his squad show up in town. Sgt. Wilks gives his men orders to shoot Matt on sight. Matt, Ge
November 21, 1964 12:00 am
Jonah gets off the stage. He expected his son to meet him, but his stage was early. Jonah was the first settler in the Dodge area. He just got out of prison. Sam Hutchinson and his three sons get to town. Jonah looks at a painting of the figh of Hutchinson House. Sam had to sell off some of the land. Jonah goes to see what's left of the Hutchinson House (the ruins). He thinks he hears voices from thirty years ago. Jonah put his brand on a half million acres. Joe Gorth comes to play checkers. Jonah throws him out. Jonah buys a bunch of guns and dynamites. Jonah branding calves not his. Jonah demands $100 a year from Dan Lefferts. He refuses. Jonah shoots him in the leg and they burn his cabin. They blow up a dam to keep the creek water on thier land. Jonah says the land people brought from Sam is his. They start to rebuild the ruins. Six ranchers are coming. Matt tells Sam Jonah needs to be taken into hand. He says Jonah can't do anything with his sons. Matt rides
November 28, 1964 12:00 am
Pike Beachum watches the marshall ride off with Joe Merchant. Pike asks Ellie Merchant, what happened. Pike put Enoch Miller's horses in Joe's barn so he could have more time with Ellie. Ellie tells Pike Joe can't run a farm. Pike is wanted for robbery and murder. Matt asks if Ellie knows anyone who would want to get Joe in trouble. Pike rides up. Matt arrests him. Festus says Pike chased him off of Joe's place. Deputy Marshall Leach, from Wichita, says Pike is innocent. Matt tells Pike to get outta Dodge and stay away from Ellie. He goes straight to her. Pike and Ellie are going to run off. Enoch drops the charges. Joe returns to Ellie with Matt. They tell Matt to stay until the storm passes. Joe goes to put the horses in the barn. Joe is shot. Matt says he must've thought it was me. Delphos says Pike rode by his place at sun up. Kitty and Doc haen't seen Matt for two days. They ride out to Ellie's. They see a grave. Doc gives Ellie something to sleep. Ellie says
December 5, 1964 12:00 am
Dan Collins is reputed to have shot four outlaws at Hackaberry Creek. Dan meets Lucy Benton and her crippled brother Carl. Lucy tells Dan not to come to her place. A cowboy coming out the Lady Gay bumps into Dan. He's ready for a showdown till he's told who Dan is. Wes Morgan offers Dan a job, killing if necessary. He offers him a hundred a month. Dan says he'll haave to think on it. Dan goes to Lucy's farm. She says I told you not to come out here. Carl says she just wants to be left alone. Lucy and Carl say Morgan is trying to run them off. Lucy asks Carl please let me tell him. Carl says no! Morgan interviews Hal Davis and hires him at $50 a month. Lucy talks to Dan in town, tells him to leave her alone. Lucy tells Doc Carl won't let me tell the truth. Doc's the only one that knows the whole truth. Dan's thinking of telling Lucy he's no hero. Davis and his partner are ready to shoot up Lucy's. Dan rides up to them. He says he's Dan Collins and the Bentons are hi
December 12, 1964 12:00 am
Elsa Poe arrives on the stage and asks Doc to escort her to the Long Branch. Bob Sullins and Art McLane argue over who gets served first by Quint. Charlie Ross and Joe Rogers run a freight business. At the Long Branch, Sullins, a trail boss, sits with Elsa. McLane has designs on Elsa also. At Delmonico's McLane invites himself to Elsa's table. Elsa tells him she's waiting for someone. Charlie walks in Elsa calls to him. She invites him to sit down. He buys her dinner. McLane fights Sullins over Elsa. Charlie breaks it up. Matt asks Elsa about McLane and Sullins, and asks her not to encourage them. No problem she replies. Doc asks Sullins how's the eye. Charlie comes to see Elsa. McLane sees Charlie and Elsa riding off for a picnic. Ross loaned Quint the money to get started. Charlie asks Elsa to marry. McLane bothers Elsa. Matt congratulates Elsa and Charlie on their impending nuptials, the day after tomorrow. Matt warns McLane. Sullins wants Elsa to come away wit
December 19, 1964 12:00 am
At the time he appeared in this episode, Howard McNear was appearing on ""The Andy Griffith Show"" as regular, Floyd Lawson the town barber.
December 26, 1964 12:00 am
Big Jim Ponder's coming to town to buy Fitch Tallman's Morgans. Carrie, Jim's daughter, and Big Jim stop in to say hi to Matt. Fitch has paid shills to grease the rails. Festus runs Fitch's stock down. He says Morgans ain't nothin' compared to Wohaw's quarter horses. Carrie wants a quarterhorse. Tom tells Fitch, Festus is showing Big Jim horses. Fitch bets Carrie $100 her horse versus his pick. Fitch tells Festus any distance. He says Dodge to Cheyenne. Big Jim bets on Hammerhead, Carrie's horse. Big Jim will buy all the stock of the winner. It'll start 6:00 am Monday and end 6:00 am Saturday. Deggers wants to enter a third horse. Deggers bets Jim $10,000. There's over $50,000 bet. Including five from Doc and five from Matt. Some say Festus is riding to lose for the gamblers. Wohaw and Fitch bet each other their stables. Carrie's riding the buckboard, that will accompany Festus, with Squatty. Someone cut Festus' saddle strap. The Morgans have a ten minute lead on F
January 2, 1965 12:00 am
Matt's old friend, Brad McClain, comes to Dodge and is immediately mugged by Yuma Joe. Getting the upper hand, McClain relieves Joe of his gun and sends him on his way. McClain tells Matt he wants to buy a business in Dodge and settle there. Matt introduces him to Jake Bookly, owner of a local stage line that frequently hauls gold from the local mines to Mr. Bodkin's bank. After gathering all of the information he can about the gold shipments, McClain enacts a plan to use Joe as a holdup man during a stage run, thereby killing Joe and setting himself up as a hero. He tells Jake Bookly he'll buy the stage line and is going to drive the stage to Dodge with the large $100,000 gold shippment coming in from the mines. Matt is suspicious of McClain because he has a paper that indicates McClain was involved in a bank robbery a few years earlier and shows up unexpectedly to ride shotgun for McClain. Pretending not to be able to control the horses pulling the stage, McClain knocks Matt out and
January 9, 1965 12:00 am
Doc tries to examine Dan Braden. Matt stops at Tom and Mary Stocker's wagon. Tom sold his ranch to Dan Braden. Braden doesn't have the $1200. Dan postdated the IOU by a year. Dan offers Tom $600. Kitty tells Tom it's getting kind of late. Tom goes to Dan's. Dan shoots at Tom. Tom returns fire. A lantern is knocked over. Tom and Mary light out on horseback. Dan's body is badly burned. Matt asks Louie to stand guard. Lem Hubley rides up and invites himself to dinner. Tom tells Mary to get rid of Lem. Doc tells Matt Dan was shot. Tom tells Mary he shot Dan with a .36 Colt Navy, a rare caliber. Tom and Mary ride up to Bill and Beth Miller's. Bill figures they're on the run. Tom pulls a gun and clunks Bill when he rushes him. Matt and Festus find out from Lem where Tom is. Tom's horses run off in the night. Matt talks to the Millers. Tom hijacks two horses from a stage. Mary needs to eat and lie down. Barney Cox isn't too friendly until Mary says she's with child.
January 16, 1965 12:00 am
Three trappers are partying down at the Long Branch when one of them decides to drink an entire bottle of whiskey without drawing a breath. The celebrating gets out of hand when a fight ensues between a trapper and local Dave Carson. Matt breaks the fight up and jails the trappers for busting up the saloon. Needing to go to Hayes City, Matt asks Festus to watch the jail and let the trappers out in the morning. As it turns out, one of the trappers is Festus' cousin Claudius Haggen. Claudius convinces Festus to let them out of jail with the promise to get their horses and immediately leave Dodge. While Festus is releasing the trappers Dave Carson, while working for Moss Grimmick, gets into an argument with local resident Halligan over a broken bridal. Halligan pushes Dave and he falls and hits his head on a wagonwheel. As the trappers approach to get their horses they find Dave and decide to run, for fear of being accused because of the earlier fight Claudius had with Dave. Mr. Halligan
January 23, 1965 12:00 am
Anderson has Festus stable his horse. Anderson sees Doc for a nick on his arm. Anderson chases two guys out of the Long Branch that's bothering Kitty and Festus. Anderson is a would be bounty hunter who's come down from Timberline. His partner is with Sturney, who has $5000 on his head. Anderson wants Matt to help bring him out. They stop at the Rock Creek Stage Station run by Owney Dales. His daughter Helena rides off to go to her Billy. She tells him Anderson is back with Matt Dillon. Billy and the boys are going to take care of Matt and Anderson that night. Anderson's from South Carolina and wants to get back and buy his daddy's farm. A coyote causes Helena to check on the stock. It's Billy. Billy shoots at Anderson. Billy and one his guys is killed. The other runs off. Helena says Billy was Sturney's brother. They reach Morgan's trading post. Sturney and Anderson's partner are dead and stored in the ice house. An authorized person had to identify the body. Matt
January 30, 1965 12:00 am
Howie tells Matt the lobby of the Dodge House is full of indians. Wiley demands Matt get them out. They want a room, they have gold to pay for it. The chief is sick with fever. Matt sends for Doc. He's got pneumonia. Lt.Cal Tripp, of the 14th cavalry from Walla Walla, tells Matt to put the chief and the two braves in his room. He is Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. Corly Watts brother was killed by the Nez Perce. The Chief is going to Washington D.C. to talk to the president. Wiley's rabble rousing. Tripp overhears them. Tripp goes to Wiley's office and tells him if a mob tries to storm the hotel it may get burned. Matt calls Charlie Britton a thief. He busts a bottle over Matt's arm. Matt throws him out of Dodge for a month. Charlie's going to Corly. Matt sends a telegram. Doc looks at Matt's arm. Britton tells Corly, Chief Joseph is in Dodge. Tripp tells Kitty and Festus of the chief's daughter bathing in a stream and white trappers. The Long Branch empties to see
February 6, 1965 12:00 am
Botkin tells Matt a big shipment is coming. Elko's Varieties comes to town, the biggest little show on earth. Hironimus P. Elko (Harry), asks Matt about a fee, license or donation. Matt looks through his wanted posters. Speeler offers April a job assisting the magician. Big Eddie asks about April. Speeler tells him to leave her alone. Matt goes to Barney to send telegrams to the towns Elko has played. April tells Festus she can't go with him to the big show. Festus sees April in her costume. Festus tries to make April leave. Eddie grabs him. Speeler gets him off Festus. Eddie straightens out Festus' lucky horseshoe. Elko asks to see the general store's stock of jewelry. Matt got answers back. Two towns had bank robberies when the shoe was there. Matt stands watch in the bank. April enters a cabinet. April exits through the trap door. Elko runs sabres in. Madame Ahr, mind reader, performs. April sees Speeler load a derringer. He and Eddie go to the general store.
February 13, 1965 12:00 am
A man is looking for a doctor who didn't help his wife.
February 20, 1965 12:00 am
Matt must try and end a feud brothers are having.
February 27, 1965 12:00 am
A Nephew of Festus comes to Dodge.
March 6, 1965 12:00 am
Julie Blane may need help from Doc Adams to deal with her past.
March 13, 1965 12:00 am
A young Attorney gives Matt trouble when every move Matt quwstioned.
March 20, 1965 12:00 am
An outlaw tries to rob a bank and take a baby.
March 27, 1965 12:00 am
Hattie Silks has raised her niece, Liz, and promised to take her to San Francisco. Near broke, they get as far as Dodge when Hattie talks Kitty into hiring her as companionship for the older men that patronize the Long Branch. Sam Hare has been ogling and pestering Liz the entire stagcoach trip to Dodge and she wants nothing to do with him. When Hattie meets local rancher Jud Briar, they fall in love and plan to be married. The spoiled brat in Liz reveals itself and she talks Sam Hare into hiring a gunfighter to goad Jud into a showdown (with Jud dead Hattie will have no reason to stay in Dodge and they can move on to San Francisco). Gunslinger Ray Pate decides to rile Jud into strapping on a gun by beating up Hattie. He can then kill Jud and claim self-defence. Things don't go quite as planned; Ray and Liz receive their just deserts in the end.
April 3, 1965 12:00 am
A man tries to make drinking a thing of the past.
April 10, 1965 12:00 am
You'd think Kitty would have learned her lesson about taking stagecoach trips. On this one, while returning to Dodge (and a very impatient Matt), Kitty, Eleanor Starkey and her son, gambler Will Helmick, a railroad magnate, another young man, the stage driver and shotgun guard are kidnapped by Grant Shay and his gang. They are force marched over rough terrain to a cabin in the cold hills where they are kept in an open corral, exposed to the wind, and unfed. Kitty is somewhat put off by the gambler who seems to be no help at all in remedying their situation. There seems to be little or no compassion from their captors. Escorted by one of Shay's men, Eleanor is sent to Dodge to deliver ransom demands to Matt. The money is gathered and they go to the cabin for the exchange. When Matt and Festus show up with the money Shay's plans are altered.
April 17, 1965 12:00 am
Paolo Scanzano's boys collect wanted posters. They identify John Hooker as a murderer and inform their dad after Hooker bullies his way into their ranch house, demands food, and generally treats everyone like slaves. Paolo gets the drop on Hooker and has to kill him when Hooker goes for his gun. Initially, everyone in Dodge thinks he's a big hero for killing Hooker in a gunfight, but when they find out how it really happend most of the people turn their backs on him and label him a coward. When Hooker's brothers come to town Paolo has to stand up to them and prove otherwise.
April 24, 1965 12:00 am
Doc tries to save a mother and son who fight for life.
May 1, 1965 12:00 am
A widow blames Matt for the death of her husband.
May 8, 1965 12:00 am
Matt had business in Hayes City and asked Doc Adams to transport $1,500 from the Cimarron Mining Company, a reward they were offering for a bandit named Dan Perce, back to Dodge. Buffalo hunter Abihu Howell comes across Billy Yeager and Ned Moore robbing an unconscious Doc, chases them off, and brings Doc into Dodge. Festus and Breck Taylor take off after Billy and Ned. They find their tracks and start trailing them back toward Dodge; Festus convinced of their guilt and Breck trying to remain impartial. They soon find Doc's empty wallet in a campfire and both are convinced of their guilt. Once they catch Billy and Ned, and get the money back, they take them back to the Dodge City jail. With Doc still unconscious and near death, Howell gets drunk and embellishes on his eye-witness account, causing the citizenry to consider lynching the pair. Breck sends a local boy to find Matt and bring him back to town as soon as possible. Billy and Ned manage to escape, but get trapped in a warehouse
May 15, 1965 12:00 am
Matt quits his job rather than arrest a friend of his.
May 22, 1965 12:00 am
A man accused of killing an Army paymaster 12 years earlier gives a death-bed statement that he was truly innocent of the crime. The Army requests Matt to reinvestigate the case and turn up any new evidence, if he can find it. The citizens of Ridge Town refuse to cooperate with the investigation. He goes to see the ex-sheriff, an old friend of his now paralyzed and wheelchair bound from being shot at the same time the paymaster was killed. He seems to cooperate, but his son, the current sheriff, won't. Matt is beaten, accused of accosting a young girl, jailed, and nearly lynched before he solves the mystery.
May 29, 1965 12:00 am
Buffalo hunter Jeff Sutro, who does not hold with the new society that has come to the west, defends himself for stealing a calf and kills a ranch hand who drew on him. A jury finds self-defense and releases him. Ranch owner Jim Donner isn't satisfied with the verdict and fires one of his hands, Billy Waters, for siding with Sutro. Sutro decides to give up buffalo hunting and open a freight business, hiring Billy. While camping overnight, Sutro's Appaloosa horse is stolen and sold to cowhand Sid Perce. Sutro and Billy ride the wagon mules to track the horse and meet up with Perce, but don't believe he just bought the horse from the thief. Sutro sends Billy back to get the freight wagon and then kills Perce to get his horse back. Donner puts out the word in Dodge that Sutro's suspected of murdering Perce, in a successful attempt to put an end to his freight business. Sutro and Billy go