List of Gunsmoke television episodes

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Gunsmoke is an American western television series developed by Charles Marquis Warren and based on the radio program of the same name.[1] The series ran for 20 seasons, making it the longest-running western in television history. The first episode aired in the United States on September 10, 1955, and the final episode aired on March 31, 1975.[2][3] All episodes were broadcast in the United States by CBS.[4] In the United Kingdom Gunsmoke was originally broadcast under the title Gun Law.[5]

Gunsmoke was originally a half-hour program filmed in black-and-white. The series expanded to an hour in length with its seventh season and began filming in color with the twelfth. During its run 635 episodes were broadcast, of which 233 were 30 minutes in length and 402 were 60 minutes in length. Of the hour-long episodes 176 were in black-and-white and 226 in color.[6] During its second season Gunsmoke became one of the ten most popular programs on American television and moved to number one in its third season. It remained at number one until 1961 and stayed in the top twenty until 1964. The series returned to prominence in 1967 following a shift in its programming time from Saturday to Monday night. From there Gunsmoke remained in the top twenty for the next seven years, dropping out only in its final season.[4] In May 1975 CBS cancelled the series. Alan Wagner, the network's vice president at the time, said, "It's better to get rid of a program one year too soon than one year too late."[7] Between 1987 and 1994 five television movies based on the series were aired by CBS.[8]

Gunsmoke is set in and around Dodge City, Kansas, in the post-Civil War era and centers on United States Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) as he enforces law and order in the city. In its original format the series also focuses on Dillon's friendship with three other citizens of Dodge City: Doctor Galen "Doc" Adams (Milburn Stone), the town's physician; Kitty Russell (Amanda Blake), owner of the Long Branch Saloon; and Chester Goode (Dennis Weaver), Dillon's assistant.[9] In the eighth season (1962–63) a fifth regular character was added to the cast: blacksmith Quint Asper (Burt Reynolds), who remained until the end of the tenth season (1964–65).[10] Dennis Weaver left the series during the ninth season (1963–64) and was replaced by Ken Curtis as Festus Haggen, who became deputy to Marshall Dillon.[11] Both Chester and Festus appear together in the ninth season episode entitled "The Prairie Wolfer," and Festus had initially appeared the previous season as a quasi-outlaw helping Dillon track a killer in "Us Haggens." In the eleventh season (1965–66), another deputy, Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood (Roger Ewing), was added to the cast.[12] Ewing's character was replaced in the thirteenth season (1967–68) by Newly O'Brien (Buck Taylor).[13] Amanda Blake left the series at the end of the nineteenth season (1973–74) and was replaced in the final season by a new character, Miss Hannah, portrayed by Fran Ryan.[14]

As of the end of May, 2013 all the episodes from the first eight seasons of Gunsmoke have been released on DVD while two other collections contain selected episodes from all twenty seasons. The complete ninth season will be released on DVD on August 6, 2013. Three of the five television movies have been released on DVD as well.[15]

Episodes[edit]

Half-hour era[edit]

1955/56 through 1960/61
233 half-hour episodes (all black-and-white)
39 episodes for each of the first five seasons, with 38 episodes for the 6th season

Season 1 (1955–56)[edit]

39 half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Charles Marquis Warren; associate producer: Norman Macdonnell
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)
Note: The premiere episode was introduced by John Wayne.[16]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Matt Gets It"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: Charles Marquis Warren
Story: John Meston
September 10, 1955 (1955-09-10)
22"Hot Spell"Charles Marquis WarrenStory and Screenplay: E. Jack NeumanSeptember 17, 1955 (1955-09-17)
33"Word of Honor"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: Charles Marquis Warren
Story: John Meston
October 1, 1955 (1955-10-01)
44"Home Surgery"Charles Marquis WarrenStory and Screenplay: John MestonOctober 8, 1955 (1955-10-08)
55"Obie Tater"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: Charles Marquis Warren
Story: John Meston
October 15, 1955 (1955-10-15)
66"Night Incident"Charles Marquis WarrenStory and Screenplay: Charles Marquis WarrenOctober 29, 1955 (1955-10-29)
77"Smoking Out the Nolans"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: Charles Marquis Warren
Story: John Meston
November 5, 1955 (1955-11-05)
88"Kite's Reward"Charles Marquis WarrenStory and Screenplay: John MestonNovember 12, 1955 (1955-11-12)
99"The Hunter"Charles Marquis WarrenStory and Screenplay: John DunkelNovember 26, 1955 (1955-11-26)
1010"The Queue"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: Sam Peckinpah
Story: John Meston
December 3, 1955 (1955-12-03)
1111"General Parsley Smith"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: John Dunkel
Story: John Meston
December 10, 1955 (1955-12-10)
1212"Magnus"Charles Marquis WarrenStory and Screenplay: John MestonDecember 24, 1955 (1955-12-24)
1313"Reed Survives"Charles Marquis WarrenStory and Screenplay: Les CrutchfieldDecember 31, 1955 (1955-12-31)
1414"Professor Lute Bone"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story: John Meston
January 7, 1956 (1956-01-07)
1515"No Handcuffs"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: Les Crutchfield
Story: John Meston
January 21, 1956 (1956-01-21)
1616"Reward for Matt"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story: John Meston
January 28, 1956 (1956-01-28)
1717"Robin Hood"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: Daniel B. Ullman
Story: John Meston
February 4, 1956 (1956-02-04)
1818"Yorky"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: Sam Peckinpah
Story: John Meston
February 18, 1956 (1956-02-18)
1919"20-20"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story: John Meston
February 25, 1956 (1956-02-25)
2020"Reunion '78"Charles Marquis WarrenStory and Screenplay: Harold SwantonMarch 3, 1956 (1956-03-03)
2121"Helping Hand"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story: John Meston
March 17, 1956 (1956-03-17)
2222"Tap Day for Kitty"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: John Dunkel
Story: John Meston
March 24, 1956 (1956-03-24)
2323"Indian Scout"Charles Marquis WarrenStory and Screenplay: John DunkelMarch 31, 1956 (1956-03-31)
2424"The Pest Hole"Charles Marquis WarrenStory and Screenplay: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.April 14, 1956 (1956-04-14)
2525"The Big Broad"Charles Marquis WarrenScreenplay: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story: John Meston
April 28, 1956 (1956-04-28)
2626"Hack Prine"Charles Marquis WarrenStory and Screenplay: John MestonMay 12, 1956 (1956-05-12)
2727"Cooter"Robert StevensonScreenplay: Sam Peckinpah
Story: John Meston
May 19, 1956 (1956-05-19)
2828"The Killer"Robert StevensonScreenplay: John Dunkel
Story: John Meston
May 26, 1956 (1956-05-26)
2929"Doc's Revenge"Ted PostStory and Screenplay: John DunkelJune 9, 1956 (1956-06-09)
3030"The Preacher"Robert StevensonScreenplay: John Dunkel
Story: John Meston
June 16, 1956 (1956-06-16)
3131"How to Die for Nothing"Ted PostScreenplay: Sam Peckinpah
Story: John Meston
June 23, 1956 (1956-06-23)
3232"Dutch George"Robert StevensonStory and Sceenplay: John DunkelJune 30, 1956 (1956-06-30)
3333"Prairie Happy"Ted PostScreenplay: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story: John Meston
July 7, 1956 (1956-07-07)
3434"Chester's Mail Order Bride"Robert StevensonStory and Screenplay: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.July 14, 1956 (1956-07-14)
3535"The Guitar"Harry HornerScreenplay: Sam Peckinpah
Story: John Meston
July 21, 1956 (1956-07-21)
3636"Cara"Robert StevensonScreenplay: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story: John Meston
July 28, 1956 (1956-07-28)
3737"Mr. and Mrs. Amber"Ted PostScreenplay: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
Story: John Meston
August 4, 1956 (1956-08-04)
3838"Unmarked Grave"Ted PostStory and Screenplay: David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.August 18, 1956 (1956-08-18)
3939"Alarm at Pleasant Valley"Ted PostStory and Screenplay: John DunkelAugust 25, 1956 (1956-08-25)


Season 2 (1956–57)[edit]

39 half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Charles Marquis Warren (episodes 40–49, 51–52, 57), Norman Macdonnell (episodes 50, 53–56, 58–78)
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[17]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
401"Cow Doctor"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenDunkel, JohnJohn Dunkel, Meston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 8, 1956
412"Brush at Elkader"Post, TedTed PostCrutchfield, LesLes Crutchfield, Meston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 15, 1956
423"Custer"Post, TedTed PostDoud, GilGil Doud, Meston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 22, 1956
434"The Round Up"Post, TedTed PostPeckinpah, SamSam Peckinpah, Meston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 29, 1956
445"Young Man with a Gun"Nyby, ChristianChristian NybyMiller, WinstonWinston Miller, Meston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 20, 1956
456"Indian White"Post, TedTed PostHanley, Jr., TomTom Hanley, Jr.October 27, 1956
467"How to Cure a Friend"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 10, 1956
478"Legal Revenge"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 17, 1956
489"The Mistake"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 24, 1956
4910"Greater Love"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 1, 1956
5011"No Indians"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 8, 1956
5112"Spring Term"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 15, 1956
5213"Poor Pearl"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 22, 1956
5314"Cholera"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 29, 1956
5415"Pucket's New Year"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 5, 1957
5516"The Cover Up"Russell, William D.William D. RussellMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 12, 1957
5617"Sins of the Father"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 19, 1957
5718"Kick Me"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenVittes, LouisLouis Vittes, Bohem, EndreEndre Bohem, Meston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 26, 1957
5819"Executioner"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenDoud, GilGil Doud, Meston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 2, 1957
5920"Gone Straight"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 9, 1957
6021"Bloody Hands"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 16, 1957
6122"Skid Row"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 23, 1957
6223"Sweet and Sour"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 2, 1957
6324"Cain"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 9, 1957
6425"Bureaucrat"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 16, 1957
6526"Last Fling"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 23, 1957
6627"Chester's Murder"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 30, 1957
6728"The Photographer"Russell, William D.William D. RussellDunkel, JohnJohn DunkelApril 6, 1957
6829"Wrong Man"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 13, 1957
6930"Big Girl Lost"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 20, 1957
7031"What the Whiskey Drummer Heard"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 27, 1957
7132"Cheap Labor"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 4, 1957
7233"Moon"Russell, William D.William D. RussellMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 11, 1957
7334"Who Lives by the Sword"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 18, 1957
7435"Uncle Oliver"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 25, 1957
7536"Daddy-O"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonJune 1, 1957
7637"The Man Who Would Be Marshal"Russell, William D.William D. RussellLittle, Jr., HerbertHerbert Little, Jr., Victor, DavidDavid Victor, Meston, JohnJohn MestonJune 15, 1957
7738"Liar from Blackhawk"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonJune 22, 1957
7839"Jealousy"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenPeckinpah, SamSam Peckinpah, Meston, JohnJohn MestonJuly 6, 1957

Season 3 (1957–58)[edit]

39 half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[18]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
791"Crack-Up"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 14, 1957
802"Gun for Chester"King, LouisLouis KingMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 21, 1957
813"Blood Money"King, LouisLouis KingMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 28, 1957
824"Kitty's Outlaw"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 5, 1957
835"Potato Road"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 12, 1957
846"Jesse"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 19, 1957
857"Mavis McCloud"Kulik, BuzzBuzz KulikHite, KathleenKathleen HiteOctober 26, 1957
868"Born to Hang"Kulik, BuzzBuzz KulikMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 2, 1957
879"Romeo"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 9, 1957
8810"Never Pester Chester"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 16, 1957
8911"Fingered"Sheldon, JamesJames SheldonMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 23, 1957
9012"How to Kill a Woman"Rich, JohnJohn RichMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 30, 1957
9113"Cows and Cribs"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Hite, KathleenKathleen HiteDecember 7, 1957
9214"Doc's Reward"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 14, 1957
9315"Kitty Lost"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 21, 1957
9416"Twelfth Night"Rich, JohnJohn RichMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 28, 1957
9517"Joe Phy"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 4, 1958
9618"Buffalo Man"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 11, 1958
9719"Kitty Caught"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 18, 1958
9820"Claustrophobia"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 25, 1958
9921"Ma Tennis"Kulik, BuzzBuzz KulikMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 1, 1958
10022"Sunday Supplement"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 8, 1958
10123"Wild West"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 15, 1958
10224"The Cabin"Rich, JohnJohn RichMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 22, 1958
10325"Dirt"Post, TedTed PostPeckinpah, SamSam PeckinpahMarch 1, 1958
10426"Dooley Surrenders"Rich, JohnJohn RichMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 8, 1958
10527"Joke's on Us"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 15, 1958
10628"Bottleman"Rich, JohnJohn RichMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 22, 1958
10729"Laughing Gas"Post, TedTed PostFonda, JamesJames FondaMarch 29, 1958
10830"Texas Cowboys"Rich, JohnJohn RichMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 5, 1958
10931"Amy's Good Deed"Rich, JohnJohn RichHite, KathleenKathleen HiteApril 12, 1958
11032"Hanging Man"Rich, JohnJohn RichMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 19, 1958
11133"Innocent Broad"Rich, JohnJohn RichMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Hite, KathleenKathleen HiteApril 26, 1958
11234"The Big Con"Rich, JohnJohn RichMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 3, 1958
11335"Widow's Mite"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 10, 1958
11436"Chester's Hanging"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 17, 1958
11537"Carmen"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 24, 1958
11638"Overland Express"Berns, SeymourSeymour BernsMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 31, 1958
11739"The Gentleman"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonJune 7, 1958

Season 4 (1958–59)[edit]

39 half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[19]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
1181"Matt for Murder"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 13, 1958
1192"The Patsy"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 20, 1958
1203"Gunsmuggler"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 27, 1958
1214"Monopoly"Berns, SeymourSeymour BernsCrutchfield, LesLes Crutchfield, Meston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 4, 1958
1225"Letter of the Law"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 11, 1958
1236"Thoroughbreds"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 18, 1958
1247"Stage Hold-Up"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 25, 1958
1258"Lost Rifle"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 1, 1958
1269"Land Deal"Post, TedTed PostCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldNovember 8, 1958
12710"Lynching Man"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 15, 1958
12811"How to Kill a Friend"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 22, 1958
12912"Grass"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 29, 1958
13013"The Cast"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 6, 1958
13114"Robber Bridegroom"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 13, 1958
13215"Snakebite"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 20, 1958
13316"Gypsum Hills Feud"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfCrutchfield, LesLes Crutchfield, Meston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 27, 1958
13417"Young Love"Berns, SeymourSeymour BernsMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 3, 1959
13518"Marshal Proudfoot"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsHanley, Jr., TomTom Hanley, Jr., Meston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 10, 1959
13619"Passive Resistance"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 17, 1959
13720"Love of a Good Woman"Hiller, ArthurArthur HillerCrutchfield, LesLes Crutchfield, Meston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 24, 1959
13821"Jayhawkers"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 31, 1959
13922"Kitty's Rebellion"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsClark, MarianMarian Clark, Meston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 7, 1959
14023"Sky"Post, TedTed PostCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldFebruary 14, 1959
14124"Doc Quits"Ludlum, EdwardEdward LudlumMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 21, 1959
14225"The Bear"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 28, 1959
14326"The Coward"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 7, 1959
14427"The F.U."McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 14, 1959
14528"Wind"Hiller, ArthurArthur HillerMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 21, 1959
14629"Fawn"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 4, 1959
14730"Renegade White"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenCrutchfield, LesLes Crutchfield, Meston, JohnJohn MestonApril 11, 1959
14831"Murder Warrant"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 18, 1959
14932"Change of Heart"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 25, 1959
15033"Buffalo Hunter"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 2, 1959
15134"The Choice"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 9, 1959
15235"There Never Was a Horse"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 16, 1959
15336"Print Asper"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 23, 1959
15437"The Constable"Hiller, ArthurArthur HillerMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 30, 1959
15538"Blue Horse"Hiller, ArthurArthur HillerClark, MarianMarian Clark, Meston, JohnJohn MestonJune 6, 1959
15639"Cheyennes"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonJune 13, 1959

Season 5 (1959–60)[edit]

39 half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[20]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
1571"Target"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 5, 1959
1582"Kitty's Injury"Kulik, BuzzBuzz KulikMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 19, 1959
1593"Horse Deal"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 26, 1959
1604"Johnny Red"Kulik, BuzzBuzz KulikMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Crutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldOctober 3, 1959
1615"Kangaroo"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 10, 1959
1626"Tail to the Wind"Nyby, ChristianChristian NybyCrutchfield, LesLes Crutchfield, Meston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 17, 1959
1637"Annie Oakley"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 24, 1959
1648"Saludos"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 31, 1959
1659"Brother Whelp"Springsteen, R.G.R.G. SpringsteenCrutchfield, LesLes Crutchfield, Meston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 7, 1959
16610"The Boots"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 14, 1959
16711"Odd Man Out"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 21, 1959
16812"Miguel's Daughter"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenClark, MarianMarian Clark, Meston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 28, 1959
16913"Box o' Rocks"Springsteen, R.G.R.G. SpringsteenCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldDecember 5, 1959
17014"False Witness"Post, TedTed PostClark, MarianMarian Clark, Meston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 12, 1959
17115"Tag, You're It"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldDecember 19, 1959
17216"Thick 'n' Thin"Heisler, StuartStuart HeislerCrutchfield, LesLes Crutchfield, Meston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 26, 1959
17317"Groat's Grudge"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenClark, MarianMarian Clark, Meston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 2, 1960
17418"Big Tom"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenClark, MarianMarian Clark, Meston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 9, 1960
17519"Till Death Do Us"Yarbrough, JeanJean YarbroughCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldJanuary 16, 1960
17620"The Tragedian"Hiller, ArthurArthur HillerCrutchfield, LesLes Crutchfield, Meston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 23, 1960
17721"Hinka Do"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 30, 1960
17822"Doc Judge"Hiller, ArthurArthur HillerMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 6, 1960
17923"Moo Moo Raid"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenCrutchfield, LesLes Crutchfield, Meston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 13, 1960
18024"Kitty's Killing"Hiller, ArthurArthur HillerMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 20, 1960
18125"Jailbait Janet"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldFebruary 27, 1960
18226"UnWanted Deputy"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Clark, MarianMarian ClarkMarch 5, 1960
18327"Where'd They Go"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 12, 1960
18428"Crowbait Bob"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldMarch 26, 1960
18529"Colleen So Green"Yarbrough, JeanJean YarbroughMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Crutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldApril 2, 1960
18630"The Ex-Urbanites"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 9, 1960
18731"I Thee Wed"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 16, 1960
18832"The Lady Killer"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 23, 1960
18933"Gentleman's Disagreement"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldApril 30, 1960
19034"Speak Me Fair"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldMay 7, 1960
19135"Belle's Back"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldMay 14, 1960
19236"The Bobsy Twins"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 21, 1960
19337"Old Flame"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Clark, MarianMarian ClarkMay 28, 1960
19438"The Deserter"Hiller, ArthurArthur HillerClark, MarianMarian Clark, Meston, JohnJohn MestonJune 4, 1960
19539"Cherry Red"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldJune 11, 1960

Season 6 (1960–61)[edit]

38 half-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell; associate producer: James Arness
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[21]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
1961"Friend's Pay-Off"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Clark, MarianMarian ClarkSeptember 3, 1960
1972"The Blacksmith"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 17, 1960
1983"Small Water"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Macdonald, NormanNorman MacdonaldSeptember 24, 1960
1994"Say Uncle"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 1, 1960
2005"Shooting Stopover"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 8, 1960
2016"The Peace Officer"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Macdonald, NormanNorman MacdonaldOctober 15, 1960
2027"Don Matteo"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Clark, MarianMarian ClarkOctober 22, 1960
2038"The Worm"Hiller, ArthurArthur HillerMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 29, 1960
2049"The Badge"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 12, 1960
20510"Distant Drummer"Hiller, ArthurArthur HillerMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Clark, MarianMarian ClarkNovember 19, 1960
20611"Ben Tolliver's Stud"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Macdonald, NormanNorman MacdonaldNovember 26, 1960
20712"No Chip"Yarbrough, JeanJean YarbroughMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 3, 1960
20813"The Wake"Mayer, GeraldGerald MayerMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 10, 1960
20914"The Cook"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 17, 1960
21015"Old Fool"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 24, 1960
21116"Brother Love"Adreon, FranklinFranklin AdreonMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 31, 1960
21217"Bad Sheriff"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 7, 1961
21318"Unloaded Gun"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 14, 1961
21419"Tall Trapper"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Clark, MarianMarian ClarkJanuary 21, 1961
21520"Love Thy Neighbor"Weaver, DennisDennis WeaverMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 28, 1961
21621"Bad Seed"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Macdonald, NormanNorman MacdonaldFebruary 4, 1961
21722"Kitty Shot"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 11, 1961
21823"About Chester"Crosland, Jr., AlanAlan Crosland, Jr.Meston, JohnJohn Meston, Paris, FrankFrank ParisFebruary 25, 1961
21924"Harriet"Fowler, Jr., GeneGene Fowler, Jr.Meston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 4, 1961
22025"Potshot"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 11, 1961
22126"Old Faces"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 18, 1961
22227"Big Man"Mayer, GeraldGerald MayerMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 25, 1961
22328"Little Girl"Weaver, DennisDennis WeaverHite, KathleenKathleen HiteApril 1, 1961
22429"Stolen Horses"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Macdonald, NormanNorman MacdonaldApril 8, 1961
22530"Minnie"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 15, 1961
22631"Bless Me Till I Die"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Kemper, RayRay KemperApril 22, 1961
22732"Long Hours, Short Pay"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 29, 1961
22833"Hard Virtue"Weaver, DennisDennis WeaverMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 6, 1961
22934"The Imposter"Paul, ByronByron PaulMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 13, 1961
23035"Chester's Dilemma"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn Meston, Perrin, VicVic PerrinMay 20, 1961
23136"The Love of Money"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 27, 1961
23237"Melinda Miles"Dario, WilliamWilliam DarioMeston, JohnJohn MestonJune 3, 1961
23338"Colorado Sheriff"Hibbs, JesseJesse HibbsMeston, JohnJohn MestonJune 17, 1961

One-hour black-and-white era[edit]

1961/62 through 1965/66
176 black-and-white full-hour episodes
(all two-parters counted as two individual hour-long episodes)

Season 7 (1961–62)[edit]

34 one-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell; associate producer: Frank Paris
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[22]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
2341"Perce"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 30, 1961
2352"Old Yellow Boots"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 7, 1961
2363"Miss Kitty"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteOctober 14, 1961
2374"Harpe's Blood"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 21, 1961
2385"All That"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 28, 1961
2396"Long, Long Trail"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenHite, KathleenKathleen HiteNovember 4, 1961
2407"The Squaw"Mayer, GeraldGerald MayerDunkel, JohnJohn DunkelNovember 11, 1961
2418"Chesterland"Post, TedTed PostHite, KathleenKathleen HiteNovember 18, 1961
2429"Milly"Whorf, RichardRichard WhorfMoffett, HalHal Moffett, Meston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 25, 1961
24310"Indian Ford"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenDunkel, JohnJohn DunkelDecember 2, 1961
24411"Apprentice Doc"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteDecember 9, 1961
24512"Nina's Revenge"Garnett, TayTay GarnettMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 16, 1961
24613"Marry Me"Weaver, DennisDennis WeaverHite, KathleenKathleen HiteDecember 23, 1961
24714"A Man a Day"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 30, 1961
24815"The Do-Badder"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 6, 1962
24916"Lacey"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteJanuary 13, 1962
25017"Cody's Code"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 20, 1962
25118"Old Dan"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenHite, KathleenKathleen HiteJanuary 27, 1962
25219"Catawomper"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisFavor, JamesJames FavorFebruary 10, 1962
25320"Half Straight"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 17, 1962
25421"He Learned About Women"Garnett, TayTay GarnettRosser, JohnJohn RosserFebruary 24, 1962
25522"The Gallows"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 3, 1962
25623"Reprisal"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 10, 1962
25724"Coventry"Nyby, ChristianChristian NybyMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 17, 1962
25825"The Widow"Post, TedTed PostDunkel, JohnJohn DunkelMarch 24, 1962
25926"Durham Bull"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisShettlesworth, JackJack ShettlesworthMarch 31, 1962
26027"Wagon Girls"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 7, 1962
26128"The Dealer"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldApril 14, 1962
26229"The Summons"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenClark, MarianMarian ClarkApril 21, 1962
26330"The Dreamers"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 28, 1962
26431"Cale"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteMay 5, 1962
26532"Chester's Indian"Sargent, JosephJoseph SargentHite, KathleenKathleen HiteMay 12, 1962
26633"The Prisoner"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenThompson, Robert E.Robert E. ThompsonMay 19, 1962
26734"The Boys"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 26, 1962

Season 8 (1962–63)[edit]

38 one-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell; associate producer: Frank Paris
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Burt Reynolds (Quint Asper)[23]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
2681"The Search"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteSeptember 15, 1962
2692"Call Me Dodie"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteSeptember 22, 1962
2703"Quint Asper Comes Home"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonSeptember 29, 1962
2714"Root Down"Martin, SobeySobey MartinHite, KathleenKathleen HiteOctober 6, 1962
2725"Jenny"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 13, 1962
2736"Collie's Free"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteOctober 20, 1962
2747"The Ditch"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldOctober 27, 1962
2758"The Trappers"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenDunkel, JohnJohn DunkelNovember 3, 1962
2769"Phoebe Strunk"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 10, 1962
27710"The Hunger"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisCurtis, JackJack CurtisNovember 17, 1962
27811"Abe Blocker"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 24, 1962
27912"The Way It Is"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteDecember 1, 1962
28013"Us Haggens"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldDecember 8, 1962
28114"Uncle Sunday"Sargent, JosephJoseph SargentMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 15, 1962
28215"False Front"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMoffett, HallHall MoffettDecember 22, 1962
28316"Old Comrade"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisDunkel, JohnJohn DunkelDecember 29, 1962
28417"Louie Pheeters"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 5, 1963
28518"The Renegades"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 12, 1963
28619"Cotter's Girl"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteJanuary 19, 1963
28720"The Bad One"Martin, SobeySobey MartinBagni, GwenGwen BagniJanuary 26, 1963
28821"The Cousin"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisClark, MarianMarian ClarkFebruary 2, 1963
28922"Shona"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 9, 1963
29023"Ash"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 16, 1963
29124"Blind Man's Bluff"Post, TedTed PostMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 23, 1963
29225"Quint's Indian"Jackman, FredFred JackmanClark, MarianMarian ClarkMarch 2, 1963
29326"Anybody Can Kill a Marshal"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteMarch 9, 1963
29427"Two of a Kind"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenGerard, MerwinMerwin GerardMarch 16, 1963
29528"I Call Him Wonder"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteMarch 23, 1963
29629"With a Smile"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMain, GeorgeGeorge Main, Furillo, BudBud FurilloMarch 30, 1963
29730"The Far Places"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisDunkel, JohnJohn DunkelApril 6, 1963
29831"Panacea Sykes"Conrad, WilliamWilliam ConradHite, KathleenKathleen HiteApril 13, 1963
29932"Tell Chester"Sargent, JosephJoseph SargentParis, FrankFrank ParisApril 20, 1963
30033"Quint-Cident"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenHite, KathleenKathleen HiteApril 27, 1963
30134"Old York"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 4, 1963
30235"Daddy Went Away"Sargent, JosephJoseph SargentRosser, JohnJohn RosserMay 11, 1963
30336"The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenSavage, PaulPaul SavageMay 18, 1963
30437"Jeb"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisSavage, PaulPaul SavageMay 25, 1963
30538"The Quest for Asa Janin"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenSavage, PaulPaul SavageJune 1, 1963

Season 9 (1963–64)[edit]

36 one-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell; associate producer: Frank Paris
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Burt Reynolds (Quint Asper)[24]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
3061"Kate Heller"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteSeptember 28, 1963
3072"Lover Boy"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 5, 1963
3083"Legends Don't Sleep"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteOctober 12, 1963
3094"Tobe"English, JohnJohn EnglishSavage, PaulPaul SavageOctober 19, 1963
3105"Easy Come"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 26, 1963
3116"My Sister's Keeper"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteNovember 2, 1963
3127"Quint's Trail"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteNovember 9, 1963
3138"Carter Caper"Hopper, JerryJerry HopperMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 16, 1963
3149"Ex-Con"Carr, ThomasThomas CarrMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 30, 1963
31510"Extradition" – Part 1English, JohnJohn EnglishEllis, AnthonyAnthony EllisDecember 7, 1963
31611"Extradition" – Part 2English, JohnJohn EnglishEllis, AnthonyAnthony EllisDecember 14, 1963
31712"The Magician"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisKneubuhl, JohnJohn KneubuhlDecember 21, 1963
31813"Pa Hack's Brood"Hopper, JerryJerry HopperSavage, PaulPaul SavageDecember 28, 1963
31914"The Glory and the Mud"Hopper, JerryJerry HopperBagni, GwenGwen BagniJanuary 4, 1964
32015"Dry Well"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 11, 1964
32116"Prairie Wolfer"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenDunkel, JohnJohn DunkelJanuary 18, 1964
32217"Friend"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteJanuary 25, 1964
32318"Once a Haggen"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldFebruary 1, 1964
32419"No Hands"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 8, 1964
32520"May Blossom"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenHite, KathleenKathleen HiteFebruary 15, 1964
32621"The Bassops"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenHanley, TomTom HanleyFebruary 22, 1964
32722"The Kite"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonFebruary 29, 1964
32823"Comanches Is Soft"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteMarch 7, 1964
32924"Father's Love"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 14, 1964
33025"Now That April's Here"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldMarch 21, 1964
33126"Caleb"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisSavage, PaulPaul SavageMarch 28, 1964
33227"Owney Tupper Had a Daughter"Hopper, JerryJerry HopperSavage, PaulPaul SavageApril 4, 1964
33328"Bently"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisKneubuhl, JohnJohn KneubuhlApril 11, 1964
33429"Kitty Cornered"Brahm, JohnJohn BrahmHite, KathleenKathleen HiteApril 18, 1964
33530"The Promoter"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonApril 25, 1964
33631"Trip West"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisDunkel, JohnJohn DunkelMay 2, 1964
33732"Scot Free"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteMay 9, 1964
33833"The Warden"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldMay 16, 1964
33934"Homecoming"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisBar-David, ShimonShimon Bar-DavidMay 23, 1964
34035"The Other Half"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenDunkel, JohnJohn DunkelMay 30, 1964
34136"Journey for Three"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisParis, FrankFrank ParisJune 6, 1964

Season 10 (1964–65)[edit]

36 one-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Norman Macdonnell (episodes 342–348, 350, 352, 361, 367), Philip Leacock (episodes 349, 351, 353–360, 362–366, 368–377); associate producer: Frank Paris
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Milburn Stone (Doc), Ken Curtis (Festus), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Burt Reynolds (Quint Asper)[25]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
3421"Blue Heaven"O'Herlihy, MichaelMichael O'HerlihyCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldSeptember 26, 1964
3432"Crooked Mile"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldOctober 3, 1964
3443"Old Man"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonOctober 10, 1964
3454"The Violators"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisDunkel, JohnJohn DunkelOctober 17, 1964
3465"Doctor's Wife"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisEckstein, GeorgeGeorge EcksteinOctober 24, 1964
3476"Take Her, She's Cheap"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteOctober 31, 1964
3487"Help Me Kitty"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteNovember 7, 1964
3498"Hung High"Rydell, MarkMark RydellMeston, JohnJohn MestonNovember 14, 1964
3509"Jonah Hutchinson"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.November 21, 1964
35110"Big Man, Big Target"O'Herlihy, MichaelMichael O'HerlihyMantley, JohnJohn MantleyNovember 28, 1964
35211"Chicken"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 5, 1964
35312"Innocence"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonDecember 12, 1964
35413"Aunt Thede"Roley, SuttonSutton RoleyHite, KathleenKathleen HiteDecember 19, 1964
35514"Hammerhead"Nyby, ChristianChristian NybyEllis, AnthonyAnthony EllisDecember 26, 1964
35615"Double Entry"Sargent, JosephJoseph SargentCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldJanuary 2, 1965
35716"Run, Sheep, Run"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonJanuary 9, 1965
35817"Deputy Festus"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.January 16, 1965
35918"One Killer on Ice"Lewis, Joseph H.Joseph H. LewisCarr, RichardRichard CarrJanuary 23, 1965
36019"Chief Joseph"Rydell, MarkMark RydellWarner, ThomasThomas WarnerJanuary 30, 1965
36120"Circus Trick"Claxton, William F.William F. ClaxtonCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldFebruary 6, 1965
36221"Song for Dying"Reisner, AllenAllen ReisnerKronman, HarryHarry KronmanFebruary 13, 1965
36322"Winner Take All"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldFebruary 20, 1965
36423"Eliab's Aim"Sarafian, Richard C.Richard C. SarafianCorry, WillWill CorryFebruary 27, 1965
36524"Thursday's Child"Lewin, RobertRobert LewinLewin, RobertRobert LewinMarch 6, 1965
36625"Breckinridge"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldMarch 13, 1965
36726"Bank Baby"McLaglen, Andrew V.Andrew V. McLaglenMeston, JohnJohn MestonMarch 20, 1965
36827"The Lady"Rydell, MarkMark RydellMantley, JohnJohn MantleyMarch 27, 1965
36928"Dry Road to Nowhere"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyKronman, HarryHarry KronmanApril 3, 1965
37029"Twenty Miles from Dodge"Rydell, MarkMark RydellWare, ClydeClyde WareApril 10, 1965
37130"The Pariah"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.April 17, 1965
37231"Gilt Guilt"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisHite, KathleenKathleen HiteApril 24, 1965
37332"Bad Lady from Brookline"O'Herlihy, MichaelMichael O'HerlihyField, GustaveGustave FieldMay 1, 1965
37433"Two Tall Men"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyDobbs, Frank Q.Frank Q. Dobbs, Stewart, RobertRobert StewartMay 8, 1965
37534"Honey Pot"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 15, 1965
37635"The New Society"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisMeston, JohnJohn MestonMay 22, 1965
37736"He Who Steals"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyDobbs, Frank Q.Frank Q. Dobbs, Stewart, RobertRobert StewartMay 29, 1965

Season 11 (1965–66)[edit]

32 one-hour episodes, black-and-white
Producer: Philip Leacock; associate producer: John Mantley
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Roger Ewing (Thad)[26]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
3781"Seven Hours to Dawn"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyWare, ClydeClyde WareSeptember 18, 1965
3792"The Storm"Sargent, JosephJoseph SargentSavage, PaulPaul SavageSeptember 25, 1965
3803"Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood"Sargent, JosephJoseph SargentClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.October 2, 1965
3814"Ten Little Indians"Rydell, MarkMark RydellEckstein, GeorgeGeorge EcksteinOctober 9, 1965
3825"Taps for Old Jeb"Sheldon, JamesJames SheldonCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldOctober 16, 1965
3836"Kioga"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisLewin, RobertRobert LewinOctober 23, 1965
3847"The Bounty Hunter"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisSavage, PaulPaul SavageOctober 30, 1965
3858"The Reward"Daniels, MarcMarc DanielsHunt, ScottScott Hunt, Keele, BethBeth Keele, Ralston, GilbertGilbert RalstonNovember 6, 1965
3869"Malachi"Nelson, GaryGary NelsonPutman, WilliamWilliam PutmanNovember 13, 1965
38710"The Pretender"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.November 20, 1965
38811"South Wind"Reisner, AllenAllen ReisnerBartlett, JackJack BartlettNovember 27, 1965
38912"The Hostage"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyAnn, JoeJoe AnnDecember 4, 1965
39013"Outlaw's Woman"Rydell, MarkMark RydellWare, ClydeClyde WareDecember 11, 1965
39114"The Avengers"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyMullally, DonDon MullallyDecember 18, 1965
39215"Gold Mine"Biberman, AbnerAbner BibermanKeele, BethBeth Keele, Hunt, ScottScott HuntDecember 25, 1965
39316"Death Watch"Rydell, MarkMark RydellClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.January 8, 1966
39417"Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs"Ganzer, AlvinAlvin GanzerField, GustaveGustave FieldJanuary 15, 1966
39518"The Raid" – Part 1McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyWare, ClydeClyde WareJanuary 22, 1966
39619"The Raid" – Part 2McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyWare, ClydeClyde WareJanuary 29, 1966
39720"Killer at Large"Daniels, MarcMarc DanielsClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.February 5, 1966
39821"My Father's Guitar"Totten, RobertRobert TottenSitowitz, HalHal SitowitzFebruary 12, 1966
39922"Wishbone"Daniels, MarcMarc DanielsSavage, PaulPaul SavageFebruary 19, 1966
40023"Sanctuary"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.February 26, 1966
40124"Honor Before Justice"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisDobbs, Frank Q.Frank Q. Dobbs, Stewart, RobertRobert StewartMarch 5, 1966
40225"The Brothers"Garnett, TayTay GarnettHanley, TomTom HanleyMarch 12, 1966
40326"Which Doctor"Graves, PeterPeter GravesCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldMarch 19, 1966
40427"Harvest"Harris, HarryHarry HarrisCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldMarch 26, 1966
40528"By Line"Reisner, AllenAllen ReisnerCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldApril 9, 1966
40629"Treasure of John Walking Fox"Daniels, MarcMarc DanielsBagby, LeoLeo BagbyApril 16, 1966
40730"My Father, My Son"Totten, RobertRobert TottenSitowitz, HalHal SitowitzApril 23, 1966
40831"Parson Comes to Town"Daniels, MarcMarc DanielsJay, VerneVerne JayApril 30, 1966
40932"Prime of Life"Totten, RobertRobert TottenUllman, DanDan UllmanMay 7, 1966

One-hour color era[edit]

1966/67 through 1974/75
226 color episodes (all full-hour)
(all two- or three-parters counted as two or three individual hour-long episodes)

Season 12 (1966–67)[edit]

29 one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: Philip Leacock; producer: John Mantley
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Roger Ewing (Thad)
CBS cancelled the series due to low ratings. However, letters of protest and pressure from his wife persuaded William S. Paley, the network's chief executive, to re-instate Gunsmoke for a thirteenth season.[27][28]
Note: In 1997 TV Guide ranked "The Jailer" as episode number 28 on its "100 Greatest Episodes of All Time" list.[29]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
4101"Snap Decision"Rydell, MarkMark RydellCarr, DickDick CarrSeptember 17, 1966
4112"The Goldtakers"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyWare, ClydeClyde WareSeptember 24, 1966
4123"The Jailer"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetySitowitz, HalHal SitowitzOctober 1, 1966
4134"The Mission"Rydell, MarkMark RydellCarr, RichardRichard CarrOctober 8, 1966
4145"The Good People"Totten, RobertRobert TottenLandis, JamesJames LandisOctober 15, 1966
4156"Gunfighter, R.I.P."Rydell, MarkMark RydellFisher, MichaelMichael FisherOctober 22, 1966
4167"The Wrong Man"Totten, RobertRobert TottenLewin, RobertRobert LewinOctober 29, 1966
4178"The Whispering Tree"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.November 12, 1966
4189"The Well"Daniels, MarcMarc DanielsCockrell, FrancisFrancis CockrellNovember 19, 1966
41910"Stage Stop"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreSitowitz, HalHal SitowitzNovember 26, 1966
42011"The Newcomers"Totten, RobertRobert TottenClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.December 3, 1966
42112"Quaker Girl"Kowalski, Bernard L.Bernard L. KowalskiWood, PrestonPreston WoodDecember 10, 1966
42213"The Moonstone"Colla, RichardRichard CollaSavage, PaulPaul SavageDecember 17, 1966
42314"Champion of the World"Daniels, MarcMarc DanielsCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldDecember 24, 1966
42415"The Hanging"Kowalski, Bernard L.Bernard L. KowalskiClements, Jr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Jr.December 31, 1966
42516"Saturday Night"Totten, RobertRobert TottenWare, ClydeClyde WareJanuary 7, 1967
42617"Mad Dog"Rondeau, Charles R.Charles R. RondeauSimms, JayJay SimmsJanuary 14, 1967
42718"Muley"Reisner, AllenAllen ReisnerCrutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldJanuary 21, 1967
42819"Mail Drop"Totten, RobertRobert TottenClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.January 28, 1967
42920"Old Friend"Reisner, AllenAllen ReisnerWare, ClydeClyde WareFebruary 4, 1967
43021"Fandango"Landis, JamesJames LandisIngalls, DonDon IngallsFebruary 11, 1967
43122"The Returning"Daniels, MarcMarc DanielsLandis, JamesJames LandisFebruary 18, 1967
43223"The Lure"Daniels, MarcMarc DanielsWare, ClydeClyde WareFebruary 25, 1967
43324"Noose of Gold"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreWood, PrestonPreston WoodMarch 4, 1967
43425"The Favor"Daniels, MarcMarc DanielsIngalls, DonDon IngallsMarch 11, 1967
43526"Mistaken Identity"Totten, RobertRobert TottenSavage, PaulPaul Savage, Crutchfield, LesLes CrutchfieldMarch 18, 1967
43627"Ladies from St. Louis"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreWare, ClydeClyde WareMarch 25, 1967
43728"Nitro!" – Part 1Totten, RobertRobert TottenWood, PrestonPreston WoodApril 8, 1967
43829"Nitro!" – Part 2Totten, RobertRobert TottenWood, PrestonPreston WoodApril 15, 1967

Season 13 (1967–68)[edit]

25 one-hour episodes, color
Producer: John Mantley; associate producer: Joseph Dackow
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)
Gunsmoke began its thirteenth season in a new time-slot (Monday nights at 7:30 PM). With this the series returned to being among the top ten highest rated programs, where it remained for the next six seasons.[30]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
4391"The Wreckers"Totten, RobertRobert TottenSitowitz, HalHal SitowitzSeptember 11, 1967
4402"Cattle Barons"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromWare, ClydeClyde WareSeptember 18, 1967
4413"The Prodigal"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.September 25, 1967
4424"Vengeance" – Part 1Sarafian, Richard C.Richard C. SarafianClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.October 2, 1967
4435"Vengeance" – Part 2Sarafian, Richard C.Richard C. SarafianClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.October 9, 1967
4446"A Hat"Totten, RobertRobert TottenBishop, RonRon BishopOctober 16, 1967
4457"Hard Luck Henry"JohnJohn RichDouglas, WarrenWarren DouglasOctober 23, 1967
4468"Major Glory"Totten, RobertRobert TottenWare, ClydeClyde Ware, Carr, DickDick CarrOctober 30, 1967
4479"The Pillagers"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.November 6, 1967
44810"Prairie Wolfer"Butler, RobertRobert ButlerClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.November 13, 1967
44911"Stranger in Town"Hallenbeck, E. DarrellE. Darrell HallenbeckMosher, EmilyEmily Mosher, Dunkel, JohnJohn DunkelNovember 20, 1967
45012"Death Train"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromTrevey, KenKen TreveyNovember 27, 1967
45113"Rope Fever"Alexander, DavidDavid AlexanderRellas, ChrisChris RellasDecember 4, 1967
45214"Wonder"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreWorell, MaryMary Worell, Blinn, WilliamWilliam BlinnDecember 18, 1967
45315"Baker's Dozen"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreJoseph, CharlesCharles JosephDecember 25, 1967
45416"The Victim"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetySitowitz, HalHal SitowitzJanuary 1, 1968
45517"Deadman's Law"Rich, JohnJohn RichClements, Jr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Jr.January 8, 1968
45618"Nowhere to Run"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyHonthaner, RonRon Honthaner, Totten, RobertRobert TottenJanuary 15, 1968
45719"Blood Money"Totten, RobertRobert TottenSitowitz, HalHal SitowitzJanuary 22, 1968
45820"Hill Girl"Totten, RobertRobert TottenClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.January 29, 1968
45921"The Gunrunners"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreSitowitz, HalHal SitowitzFebruary 5, 1968
46022"The Jackals"Ganzer, AlvinAlvin GanzerClements, Jr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Jr.February 12, 1968
46123"The First People"Totten, RobertRobert TottenClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.February 19, 1968
46224"Mr. Sam'l"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromKronman, HarryHarry KronmanFebruary 26, 1968
46325"A Noose for Dobie Price"Sarafian, Richard C.Richard C. SarafianEllis, AnthonyAnthony EllisMarch 4, 1968

Season 14 (1968–69)[edit]

26 one-hour episodes, color
Producer / executive producer: John Mantley; associate producer: Joseph Dackow
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[31]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
4641"Lyle's Kid"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.September 23, 1968
4652"The Hide Cutters"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyTurly, JackJack TurlySeptember 30, 1968
4663"Zavala"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetySavage, PaulPaul SavageOctober 7, 1968
4674"Uncle Finney"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.October 14, 1968
4685"Slocum"Penn, LeoLeo PennBishop, RonRon BishopOctober 21, 1968
4696"O'Quillian"Rich, JohnJohn RichBishop, RonRon BishopOctober 28, 1968
4707"9:12 to Dodge"Chomsky, Marvin J.Marvin J. ChomskyWood, PrestonPreston WoodNovember 11, 1968
4718"Abelia"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.November 18, 1968
4729"Railroad!"Chomsky, MarvinMarvin ChomskyRowe, ArthurArthur RoweNovember 25, 1968
47310"The Miracle Man"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.December 2, 1968
47411"Waco"Totten, RobertRobert TottenBishop, RonRon BishopDecember 9, 1968
47512"Lobo"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesDecember 16, 1968
47613"Johnny Cross"Daugherty, HerschelHerschel DaughertyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.December 23, 1968
47714"The Money Store"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyBlinn, WilliamWilliam BlinnDecember 30, 1968
47815"The Twisted Heritage"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyHeverly, RobertRobert Heverly, Turley, JackJack TurleyJanuary 6, 1969
47916"Time of the Jackals"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyFielder, RichardRichard FielderJanuary 13, 1969
48017"Mannon"Butler, RobertRobert ButlerBishop, RonRon BishopJanuary 20, 1969
48118"Goldtown"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.January 27, 1969
48219"The Mark of Cain"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyBishop, RonRon BishopFebruary 3, 1969
48320"Reprisal"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyHawn, JackJack HawnFebruary 10, 1969
48421"The Long Night"Rich, JohnJohn RichCarr, DickDick CarrFebruary 17, 1969
48522"The Night Riders"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.February 24, 1969
48623"The Intruder"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesMarch 3, 1969
48724"The Good Samaritans"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetySavage, PaulPaul SavageMarch 10, 1969
48825"The Prisoner"Penn, LeoLeo PennClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.March 17, 1969
48926"Exodus 21.22"Daugherty, HerschelHerschel DaughertyRowe, ArthurArthur RoweMarch 24, 1969

Season 15 (1969–70)[edit]

26 one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Joseph Dackow
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[32]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
4901"The Devil's Outpost"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockBash, BobBob BashSeptember 22, 1969
4912"Stryker"Totten, RobertRobert TottenGroves, HermanHerman GrovesSeptember 29, 1969
4923"Coreyville"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyGroves, HermanHerman GrovesOctober 6, 1969
4934"Danny"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyWood, PrestonPreston WoodOctober 13, 1969
4945"Hawk"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromLenard, KayKay Lenard, Carneol, JessJess CarneolOctober 20, 1969
4956"A Man Called Smith"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.October 27, 1969
4967"Charlie Noon"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesNovember 3, 1969
4978"The Still"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.November 10, 1969
4989"A Matter of Honor"Totten, RobertRobert TottenDexter, JoyJoy DexterNovember 17, 1969
49910"The Innocent"Chomsky, Marvin J.Marvin J. ChomskyBlack, WalterWalter BlackNovember 24, 1969
50011"Ring of Darkness"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyDales, ArthurArthur DalesDecember 1, 1969
50112"MacGraw"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockLeonard, KayKay Leonard, Carneol, JessJess CarneolDecember 8, 1969
50213"Roots of Fear"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockBrowne, Jr., ArthurArthur Browne, Jr.December 15, 1969
50314"The Sisters"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockKelley, WilliamWilliam KelleyDecember 29, 1969
50415"The War Priest"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyKelley, WilliamWilliam KelleyJanuary 5, 1970
50516"The Pack Rat"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockByrnes, JimJim Byrnes, Browne, Jr., ArthurArthur Browne, Jr.January 12, 1970
50617"The Judas Gun"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyKronman, HarryHarry KronmanJanuary 19, 1970
50718"Doctor Herman Schultz, M. D."McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyRubin, BennyBenny RubinJanuary 26, 1970
50819"The Badge"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesFebruary 2, 1970
50920"Albert"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesFebruary 9, 1970
51021"Kiowa"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyBishop, RonRon BishopFebruary 16, 1970
51122"Celia"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockKronman, HarryHarry KronmanFebruary 23, 1970
51223"Morgan"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyCarneol, JessJess Carneol, Lenard, KayKay LenardMarch 2, 1970
51324"The Thieves"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockTompson, ThomasThomas TompsonMarch 9, 1970
51425"Hackett"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyKelley, WilliamWilliam KelleyMarch 16, 1970
51526"The Cage"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.March 23, 1970

Season 16 (1970–71)[edit]

24 one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Joseph Dackow (episodes 516–528), Leonard Katzman (episodes 529–539)
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)
Note: "Pike", the two-part episode that ended the season, was later developed into a spin-off series entitled Dirty Sally.[33][34]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
5161"Chato"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyEdwards, Paul F.Paul F. EdwardsSeptember 14, 1970
5172"The Noose"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyBrowne, Jr., ArthurArthur Browne, Jr.September 21, 1970
5183"Stark"Totten, RobertRobert TottenSanford, Donald S.Donald S. SanfordSeptember 28, 1970
5194"Sam McTavish, M.D."McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyDay, GerryGerry Day, Leslie, BethelBethel LeslieOctober 5, 1970
5205"Gentry's Law"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyMiller, JackJack MillerOctober 12, 1970
5216"Snow Train" – Part 1Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromWood, PrestonPreston WoodOctober 19, 1970
5227"Snow Train" – Part 2Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromWood, PrestonPreston WoodOctober 26, 1970
5238"Luke"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyMiller, JackJack MillerNovember 2, 1970
5249"The Gun"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetySanford, Donald S.Donald S. SanfordNovember 9, 1970
52510"The Scavengers"Totten, RobertRobert TottenByrnes, JimJim ByrnesNovember 16, 1970
52611"The Witness"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockWincelberg, ShimonShimon WincelbergNovember 23, 1970
52712"McCabe"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesNovember 30, 1970
52813"The Noonday Devil"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockKelley, WilliamWilliam KelleyDecember 7, 1970
52914"Sgt. Holly"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyKelley, WilliamWilliam KelleyDecember 14, 1970
53015"Jenny"Totten, RobertRobert TottenMiller, JackJack MillerDecember 28, 1970
53116"Captain Sligo"Conrad, WilliamWilliam ConradKelley, WilliamWilliam KelleyJanuary 4, 1971
53217"Mirage"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyMiller, JackJack MillerJanuary 11, 1971
53318"The Tycoon"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyVincent, RobertRobert VincentJanuary 25, 1971
53419"Jaekel"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.February 1, 1971
53520"Murdoch"Totten, RobertRobert TottenMiller, JackJack MillerFebruary 8, 1971
53621"Cleavus"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyKoplowitz, Donald Z.Donald Z. Koplowitz, Scott, Richard D.Richard D. ScottFebruary 15, 1971
53722"Lavery"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetySanford, Donald S.Donald S. SanfordFebruary 22, 1971
53823"Pike" – Part 1McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyMiller, JackJack MillerMarch 1, 1971
53924"Pike" – Part 2McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyMiller, JackJack MillerMarch 8, 1971

Season 17 (1971–72)[edit]

24 one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman; associate producer: Ron Honthaner
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[35]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
5401"The Lost"Totten, RobertRobert TottenMiller, JackJack Miller, Vanders, WarrenWarren VandersSeptember 13, 1971
5412"Phoenix"Stanley, PaulPaul StanleyLawrence, AnthonyAnthony LawrenceSeptember 20, 1971
5423"Waste" – Part 1McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesSeptember 27, 1971
5434"Waste" – Part 2McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesOctober 4, 1971
5445"New Doctor in Town"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockMiller, JackJack MillerOctober 11, 1971
5456"The Legend"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockClements, Jr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Jr.October 18, 1971
5467"Trafton"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyBishop, RonRon BishopOctober 25, 1971
5478"Lynott"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromBishop, RonRon BishopNovember 1, 1971
5489"Lijah"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreBlinn, WilliamWilliam BlinnNovember 8, 1971
54910"My Brother's Keeper"Stanley, PaulPaul StanleyDales, ArthurArthur DalesNovember 15, 1971
55011"Drago"Stanley, PaulPaul StanleyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesNovember 22, 1971
55112"Gold Train: The Bullet" – Part 1McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesNovember 29, 1971
55213"Gold Train: The Bullet" – Part 2McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesDecember 6, 1971
55314"Gold Train: The Bullet" – Part 3McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesDecember 13, 1971
55415"P.S. Murry Christmas"Wallerstein, HerbHerb WallersteinKelley, WilliamWilliam KelleyDecember 27, 1971
55516"No Tomorrow"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreFielder, RichardRichard FielderJanuary 3, 1972
55617"Hidalgo"Stanley, PaulPaul StanleyCibber, ColleyColley CibberJanuary 10, 1972
55718"Tara"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyKelley, WilliamWilliam KelleyJanuary 17, 1972
55819"One for the Road"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyMiller, JackJack MillerJanuary 24, 1972
55920"The Predators"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.January 31, 1972
56021"Yankton"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesFebruary 7, 1972
56122"Blind Man's Buff"Wallerstein, HerbHerb WallersteinHonthaner, RonRon HonthanerFebruary 21, 1972
56223"Alias Festus Haggin"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyClements., CalvinCalvin Clements.March 6, 1972
56324"The Wedding"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyKronman, HarryHarry KronmanMarch 13, 1972

Season 18 (1972–73)[edit]

24 one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman; associate producer: Ron Honthaner.
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Buck Taylor (Newly)[36]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
5641"The River" – Part 1Wallerstein, HerbHerb WallersteinMiller, JackJack MillerSeptember 11, 1972
5652"The River" – Part 2Wallerstein, HerbHerb WallersteinMiller, JackJack MillerSeptember 18, 1972
5663"Bohannan"Kjellin, AlfAlf KjellinKelley, WilliamWilliam KelleySeptember 25, 1972
5674"The Judgement"Leacock, PhilipPhilip LeacockWincelberg, ShimonShimon WincelbergOctober 2, 1972
5685"The Drummer"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyFielder, RichardRichard FielderOctober 9, 1972
5696"Sarah"Hellström, GunnarGunnar HellströmClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.October 16, 1972
5707"The Fugitives"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreJoseph, CharlesCharles JosephOctober 23, 1972
5718"Eleven Dollars"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreSavage, PaulPaul SavageOctober 30, 1972
5729"Milligan"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyBishop, RonRon BishopNovember 6, 1972
57310"Tatum"Hellström, GunnarGunnar HellströmByrnes, JimJim ByrnesNovember 13, 1972
57411"The Sodbusters"Butler, RobertRobert ButlerBishop, RonRon BishopNovember 20, 1972
57512"The Brothers"Hellström, GunnarGunnar HellströmClements, ClavinClavin ClementsNovember 27, 1972
57613"Hostage!"Hellström, GunnarGunnar HellströmEdwards, Paul F.Paul F. EdwardsDecember 11, 1972
57714"Jubilee"Wallerstein, HerbHerb WallersteinFreeman, JackJack FreemanDecember 18, 1972
57815"Arizona Midnight"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreBromley, DudleyDudley BromleyJanuary 1, 1973
57916"Homecoming"Hellström, GunnarGunnar HellströmClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.January 8, 1973
58017"Shadler"Laven, ArnoldArnold LavenByrnes, JimJim ByrnesJanuary 15, 1973
58118"Patricia"Kjellin, AlfAlf KjellinClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.January 22, 1973
58219"Quiet Day in Dodge"Kjellin, AlfAlf KjellinMiller, JackJack MillerJanuary 29, 1973
58320"Whelan's Men"Edwards, Paul F.Paul F. EdwardsBishop, RonRon BishopFebruary 5, 1973
58421"Kimbro"Hellström, GunnarGunnar HellströmByrnes, JimJim ByrnesFebruary 12, 1973
58522"Jesse"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesFebruary 19, 1973
58623"Talbot"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesFebruary 26, 1973
58724"This Golden Land"Hellström, GunnarGunnar HellströmSitowitz, HalHal SitowitzMarch 5, 1973

Season 19 (1973–74)[edit]

24 one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman; associate producer: Ron Honthaner
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[37]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
5881"Women for Sale" – Part 1McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesSeptember 10, 1973
5892"Women for Sale" – Part 2McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesSeptember 17, 1973
5903"Matt's Love Story"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromBishop, RonRon BishopSeptember 24, 1973
5914"The Boy and the Sinner"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetySitowitz, HalHal SitowitzOctober 1, 1973
5925"The Widow-Maker"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyEdwards, Paul F.Paul F. EdwardsOctober 8, 1973
5936"Kitty's Love Affair"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyKotar, S.L.S.L. Kotar, Gessler, J.E.J.E. Gessler, Savage, PaulPaul SavageOctober 22, 1973
5947"The Widow and the Rogue"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyMarlowe, HarveyHarvey Marlowe, Savage, PaulPaul SavageOctober 29, 1973
5958"A Game of Death ... An Act of Love" – Part 1Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromEdwards, Paul F.Paul F. EdwardsNovember 5, 1973
5969"A Game of Death … An Act of Love" – Part 2Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromEdwards, Paul F.Paul F. EdwardsNovember 12, 1973
59710"Lynch Town"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr., Snyder, AnneAnne Snyder, Carlino, JoannJoann CarlinoNovember 19, 1973
59811"The Hanging of Newly O'Brien"Kjellin, AlfAlf KjellinClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.November 26, 1973
59912"Susan Was Evil"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyKeys, WilliamWilliam KeysDecember 3, 1973
60013"The Deadly Innocent"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.December 17, 1973
60114"The Child Between"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreKronman, HarryHarry KronmanDecember 24, 1973
60215"A Family of Killers"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromKeys, WilliamWilliam KeysJanuary 14, 1974
60316"Like Old Times"Moore, Irving J.Irving J. MooreFielder, RichardRichard FielderJanuary 21, 1974
60417"The Town Tamers"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromSavage, PaulPaul SavageJanuary 28, 1974
60518"The Foundling"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesFebruary 11, 1974
60619"The Iron Blood of Courage"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromBishop, RonRon BishopFebruary 18, 1974
60720"The Schoolmarm"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyNelson, DickDick NelsonFebruary 25, 1974
60821"Trail of Bloodshed"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyWallace, Earl W.Earl W. WallaceMarch 1, 1974
60922"Cowtown Hustler"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromByrnes, JimJim ByrnesMarch 11, 1974
61023"To Ride a Yeller Horse"McEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyClements, Sr., CalvinCalvin Clements, Sr.March 18, 1974
61124"The Disciple"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromWincelberg, ShimonShimon WincelbergApril 1, 1974

Season 20 (1974–75)[edit]

24 one-hour episodes, color
Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman; associate producer: Ron Honthaner
Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Buck Taylor (Newly), Fran Ryan (Hannah)[38]

Series #Season #TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate
6121"Matt Dillon Must Die!"French, VictorVictor FrenchGoldrup, RayRay GoldrupSeptember 9, 1974
6132"A Town in Chains"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyBishop, RonRon BishopSeptember 16, 1974
6143"The Guns of Cibola Blanca" – Part 1Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromSavage, PaulPaul SavageSeptember 23, 1974
6154"The Guns of Cibola Blanca" – Part 2Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromSavage, PaulPaul SavageSeptember 30, 1974
6165"Thirty a Month and Found"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesOctober 7, 1974
6176"The Wiving"French, VictorVictor FrenchWallace, Earl W.Earl W. WallaceOctober 14, 1974
6187"The Iron Men"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromMantley, JohnJohn MantleyOctober 21, 1974
6198"The Fourth Victim"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesNovember 4, 1974
6209"The Tarnished Badge"O'Herlihy, MichaelMichael O'HerlihyVincent, RobertRobert VincentNovember 11, 1974
62110"In Performance of Duty"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromKeys, WilliamWilliam KeysNovember 18, 1974
62211"Island in the Desert" – Part 1Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromByrnes, JimJim ByrnesDecember 2, 1974
62312"Island in the Desert" – Part 2Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromByrnes, JimJim ByrnesDecember 9, 1974
62413"The Colonel"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyDales, ArthurArthur DalesDecember 16, 1974
62514"The Squaw"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromByrnes, JimJim ByrnesJanuary 6, 1975
62615"The Hiders"French, VictorVictor FrenchSavage, PaulPaul SavageJanuary 13, 1975
62716"Larkin"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromByrnes, JimJim ByrnesJanuary 20, 1975
62817"The Fires of Ignorance"French, VictorVictor FrenchByrnes, JimJim ByrnesJanuary 27, 1975
62918"The Angry Land"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyGroves, HermanHerman GrovesFebruary 3, 1975
63019"Brides and Grooms"French, VictorVictor FrenchWallace, Earl W.Earl W. WallaceFebruary 10, 1975
63120"Hard Labor"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetySitowitz, HalHal SitowitzFebruary 24, 1975
63221"I Have Promises to Keep"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromByrnes, JimJim ByrnesMarch 3, 1975
63322"The Busters"McEveety, BernardBernard McEveetyByrnes, JimJim ByrnesMarch 10, 1975
63423"Manolo"Hellstrom, GunnarGunnar HellstromCharles, HarrietHarriet Charles, Wallace, Earl W.Earl W. WallaceMarch 17, 1975
63524"The Sharecroppers"Katzman, LeonardLeonard KatzmanWallace, Earl W.Earl W. WallaceMarch 31, 1975

Television movies[edit]

#TitleDirectorWriter(s)Airdate[39]
1Gunsmoke: Return to DodgeMcEveety, VincentVincent McEveetyBynes, JimJim BynesSeptember 26, 1987
2Gunsmoke: The Last ApacheCorrell, CharlesCharles CorrellWallace, Earl W.Earl W. WallaceMarch 18, 1990
3Gunsmoke: To the Last ManJameson, JerryJerry JamesonWallace, Earl W.Earl W. WallaceJanuary 10, 1992
4Gunsmoke: The Long RideJameson, JerryJerry JamesonStratton, BillBill StrattonMay 8, 1993
5Gunsmoke: One Man's JusticeJameson, JerryJerry JamesonLongstreet, Harry and ReneeHarry and Renee LongstreetFebruary 10, 1994

Nielsen ratings[edit]

SeasonSeason premiereSeason finaleTimeslotNielsen rating[40]Programs airing opposite Gunsmoke[40]
NBCABC
1September 10, 1955August 25, 1956Saturday, 10–10:30The George Gobel ShowTomorrow's Careers
2September 8, 1956July 6, 1957Saturday, 10–10:308The George Gobel ShowMasquerade Party
3September 14, 1957June 7, 1958Saturday, 10–10:301What's It ForMike Wallace Interviews
4September 13, 1958June 13, 1959Saturday, 10–10:301Cimarron CitySammy Kaye's Music
5September 5, 1959June 11, 1960Saturday, 10–10:301Five FingersJubilee USA
6September 3, 1960June 17, 1961Saturday, 10–10:301The Nation's FutureFight of the Week
7September 30, 1961May 26, 1962Saturday, 10–11:003NBC Saturday Night at the MoviesFight of the Week
8September 15, 1962June 1, 1963Saturday, 10–11:0010NBC Saturday Night at the MoviesFight of the Week
9September 28, 1963May 6, 1964Saturday, 10–11:0020NBC Saturday Night at the MoviesThe Jerry Lewis Show
10September 26, 1964May 29, 1965Saturday, 10–11:0027NBC Saturday Night at the MoviesHollywood Palace
11September 18, 1965May 7, 1966Saturday, 10–11:0030NBC Saturday Night at the MoviesHollywood Palace
12September 24, 1966April 15, 1967Saturday, 10–11:0034NBC Saturday Night at the MoviesHollywood Palace
13September 11, 1967March 4, 1968Monday, 7:30–8:304The Monkees
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Cowboy in Africa
14September 23, 1968March 24, 1969Monday, 7:30–8:306I Dream of Jeannie
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
The Avengers
15September 22, 1969March 23, 1970Monday, 7:30–8:302My World and Welcome to It
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
The Music Scene
The New People
16September 14, 1970March 8, 1971Monday, 7:30–8:305The Red Skelton Show
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
The Young Lawyers
17September 20, 1971March 13, 1972Monday, 8–9:004Rowan and Martin's Laugh-InNanny and the Professor
18September 11, 1972March 5, 1973Monday, 8–9:008Rowan and Martin's Laugh-InThe Rookies
19September 10, 1973April 1, 1974Monday, 8–9:0015Lotsa Luck
Diana
The Rookies
20September 9, 1974March 31, 1975Monday, 8–9:0028Born FreeThe Rookies

Home media release[edit]

The first nine seasons of Gunsmoke and the first three reunion films are available on DVD in Region 1. Two box sets—The 50th Annversary Collection and The Director's Collection—have been released on DVD in Region 1.

Gunsmoke season DVD releases
SeasonEpisodesDiscsRelease dateRef
1396July 17, 2007[41]
2Volume 1: 203January 8, 2008[42]
Volume 2: 193May 27, 2008[43]
3Volume 1: 203December 9, 2008[44]
Volume 2: 193May 26, 2009[45]
4Volume 1: 203October 5, 2010[46]
Volume 2: 193December 14, 2010[47]
5Volume 1: 203October 11, 2011[48]
Volume 2: 193December 13, 2011[49]
6Volume 1: 193August 7, 2012[50]
Volume 2: 193October 16, 2012[51]
7Volume 1: 175December 11, 2012[52]
Volume 2: 175February 5, 2013[53]
8Volume 1: 195May 7, 2013[54]
Volume 2: 195May 7, 2013[55]
9Volume 1: 185August 6, 2013[56]
Volume 2: 185August 6, 2013[57]
Gunsmoke – 50th Anniversary DVD releases
VolumeEpisodesDiscsRelease dateRef
1173January 3, 2006[58]
2123January 3, 2006[59]
1 & 2296January 3, 2006[60]
Gunsmoke – The Director's Collection DVD releases
VolumeEpisodesDiscsRelease dateRef
153November 14, 2006[61]
Gunsmoke TV-movie DVD releases
TitleDiscsRelease dateRef
Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge1May 11, 2004[62]
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache1May 11, 2004[63]
Gunsmoke: To the Last Man1May 11, 2004[64]
The Gunsmoke Movie Collection3May 11, 2004[65]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Barbaras 1990, pp. 74–75
  2. ^ Barbaras 1990, pp. 444, 742
  3. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 255, 539
  4. ^ a b Newcomb, Horace (2010). "Gunsmoke". The Museum of Broadcast Communications. Retrieved January 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ Barbaras 1990, p. 5
  6. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 255–539
  7. ^ Barbaras 1990, p. 154
  8. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 541–557
  9. ^ Barbaras 1990, pp. 87–102
  10. ^ Barbaras 1990, pp. 114–116
  11. ^ Barbaras 1990, pp. 116–118
  12. ^ Barbaras 1990, pp. 126–127
  13. ^ Barbaras 1990, pp. 147–148
  14. ^ Barbaras 1990, p. 101
  15. ^ "Gunsmoke". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  16. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 255–270
  17. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 270–285
  18. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 285–299
  19. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 300–312
  20. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 312–324
  21. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 325–337
  22. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 337–353
  23. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 353–370
  24. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 370–384
  25. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 384–400
  26. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 400–416
  27. ^ Barbaras 1990, pp. 123–125
  28. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 416–429
  29. ^ TV Guide Book of Lists. Running Press. 2007. p. 186. ISBN 0-7624-3007-9. 
  30. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 76; 429–442
  31. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 442–457
  32. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 458–470
  33. ^ Barbaras 1990, p. 669
  34. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 470–484
  35. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 484–496
  36. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 496–508
  37. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 508–522
  38. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 522–539
  39. ^ Costello 2006, pp. 546–557
  40. ^ a b Barbaras 1990, p. 152
  41. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season One". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  42. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Two (Volume 1)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  43. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Two (Volume 2)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  44. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Three (Volume 1)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  45. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Three (Volume 2)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  46. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Four". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  47. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Four, Volume 2". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  48. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Five, Volume 1". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  49. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Five, Volume 2". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  50. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Six, Volume 1". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 
  51. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Six, Volume 2". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 
  52. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Seven, Volume 1". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 
  53. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Seven, Volume 2". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 
  54. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Eight". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 
  55. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Eight". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 
  56. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Nine". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 
  57. ^ "Gunsmoke: Season Nine". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 
  58. ^ "Gunsmoke: 50th Anniversary Collection (Volume 1)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  59. ^ "Gunsmoke: 50th Anniversary Collection (Volume 2)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  60. ^ "Gunsmoke: 50th Anniversary Collection (Volumes 1 & 2)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  61. ^ "Gunsmoke: The Director's Collection". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  62. ^ "Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  63. ^ "Gunsmoke: The Last Apache". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  64. ^ "Gunsmoke: To the Last Man". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  65. ^ "The Gunsmoke Movie Collection". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 

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