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Season 4

118 :04x01 - Matt for Murder

Sep/13/1958
Wild Bill Hickock comes up with a plan to clear Matt Dillon name after he is accused by Tom Samples of killing an innocent man.
Guest Stars: Elisha Cook as Henchman | Bruce Gordon (1) as Red Samples | Robert J. Wilke as Wild Bill Hickok
Director: Richard Whorf
Writer: John Meston

119 :04x02 - The Patsy

Sep/20/1958
Matt believes a young man, Fly Hoyt, is innocent of shooting a man in the back despite having an eye witness who swears that it was Hoyt who pulled the trigger.
Guest Stars: Peter Breck as Fly Hoyt | John Alderman as Dave Thorp | Jan Harrison as Holly Fanshaw | Martin Landau as Thorp | Ken Lynch as Jim Cavanaugh
Director: Richard Whorf
Story: John Meston | Teleplay: Les Crutchfield

120 :04x03 - Gunsmuggler

Sep/27/1958
A Pawnee renegade raid on a farm has Matt wondering who is smuggling rifles to the Indians. But when it's discovered the rifles are outdated and are basically worthless since no one makes bullets for that model anymore, that the Pawnee will reveal get their revenge on whoever sold them the guns.
Guest Stars: Frank DeKova as Tobeel | Sam Edwards as Cowboy | Dabbs Greer as Wilbur Jonas | Lou Krugman as Smuggler | Paul Langton as Major Evans
Director: Richard Whorf
Story: John Meston | Teleplay: Les Crutchfield

121 :04x04 - Monopoly

Oct/04/1958
Mr. Ivy, a freight owner in Dodge may be the suspect of a homestead being torched and the death of his wife when it is discovered that the home owner refused to sell his business to the stranger.
Guest Stars: Robert Gist as Speegle | Clegg Hoyt as Bob Adams | J. Pat O'Malley as Joe Trimble | Harry Townes as Ivy
Director: Seymour Berns
Story: John Meston | Teleplay: Les Crutchfield

122 :04x05 - Letter of the Law

Oct/11/1958
Matt refuses to serve eviction papers on a farmer and his pregnant wife after a judge refuses to stop the process. When another man is given the duty, the farmer and his wife are roughened up.
Guest Stars: Clifton James as Brandon Teek | Harold Stone as Judge Rambeau | Al Ruscio as Haley | Bartlett Robinson as Lee Sprague | Fred Kruger as Straker | Mary Carver as Sarah Teek
Director: Richard Whorf
Story: John Meston | Teleplay: Les Crutchfield

123 :04x06 - Thoroughbreds

Oct/18/1958
Kitty is the witness of a gunfight in which she claims a stranger to Dodge City, Jack Portis, drew first on his victims.
Guest Stars: Walter Barnes as Burke | Dan Blocker as Keller | Ron Randell as Jack Portis
Writer: John Meston

124 :04x07 - Stage Hold-Up

Oct/25/1958
A stage coach containing passengers Matt and Chester, is held up by a couple of bandits. During a skirmish a passenger is shot but neither of the lawmen saw the murderer's face. While in Dodge, Matt is positive he recognizes a strangers voice as the shooter.
Guest Stars: Charles Aidman as Verd | John Anderson (1) as Yermo | Robert Brubaker as Jim Buck | Sandy Kenyon as Green | Bob Morgan as Charley
Director: Ted Post
Story: John Meston | Teleplay: Les Crutchfield

125 :04x08 - Lost Rifle

Nov/01/1958
Ben Tiple, a good friend of Matt Dillon is accused of murdering Will Gibbs, but the only evidence is missing.
Guest Stars: Bert Rumsey as Sam the Bartender | Tom Greenway as Will Gibbs | Lew Gallo as Joe Spangler | Paul Engle as Andy Spangler | George Selk as Moss Grimmick | Charles Bronson as Ben Tiple
Director: Richard Whorf
Writer: John Meston

126 :04x09 - Land Deal

Nov/08/1958
When a stranger leading some immigrants planning on settling outside of Dodge wants Matt to give him a badge to avert trouble, he gets suspicious and rides out to their camp to see what is really up.
Guest Stars: Murray Hamilton as Jim Calhoun | Ross Martin (1) as Keppert | Dennis Patrick as Trumbill | Nita Talbot as Sidna Calhoun
Director: Ted Post
Story: John Meston | Teleplay: Les Crutchfield

127 :04x10 - Lynching Man

Nov/15/1958
Hank Blenis is found alone, lynched. Charlie Drain believes he knows who was responsible for the hanging and will take care of it himself since the Marshal seems to be dragging his feet with the case.
Guest Stars: Bing Russell as Ed Shelby | O.Z. Whitehead as Hank Blenis | Robert Montgomery Jr. as Billy Drico | George Macready as Charlie Drain | Michael Hinn as Gil Mather | Chuck Hayward as Jake | Charles H. Gray as Bob Gringle
Director: Richard Whorf
Writer: John Meston

128 :04x11 - How to Kill a Friend

Nov/22/1958
Marshal Matt Dillon is hunted down by an old friend when he refuses a bribe to let a fixed poker game be played in Dodge City.
Guest Stars: Philip Abbott as Ben Corder | Pat Conway as Toque Morlan | James Westerfield as Harry Duggan
Director: Richard Whorf
Writer: John Meston

129 :04x12 - Grass

Nov/29/1958
When a man is killed by a farmer who was defending himself against two men trying to scare him off his land, the surviving thug plans to exact his revenge.
Guest Stars: Chris Alcaide as Ned Curry | Philip Coolidge as Harry Pope | Charles Fredericks as Earl Brant
Director: Richard Whorf
Writer: John Meston

130 :04x13 - The Cast

Dec/06/1958
After a farmers wife swallows a nail, her son runs to tell Doc Adams. But when the woman dies, Matt fears that Doc's life will be in danger, knowing the man distrusts doctors. He is made a suspect when Doc is shot at while walking the streets of Dodge.
Guest Stars: Ben Carruthers as Rufe Tucker | Robert F. Simon as Shell Tucker
Director: Jesse Hibbs
Writer: John Meston

131 :04x14 - Robber Bridegroom

Dec/13/1958
A woman is kidnapped while a stage coach is being robbed by a down on his luck rancher. But the woman's fiancé wants her back, and the kidnapper dead.
Guest Stars: Burt Douglas as Jack Fitch | Clem Fuller as Joe | Jan Harrison as Laura Church | Frank Maxwell as Stage Driver | Donald Randolph as Reeves | Dan Sheridan as Hank | Tex Terry as Pete
Director: Richard Whorf
Writer: John Meston

132 :04x15 - Snakebite

Dec/20/1958
When Poney Thompson exacts his revenge on two men who killed his dog, he winds up the prime suspect in the death of one of the troublemakers. But a search ensues when Poney escapes from Chester on the way to jail.
Guest Stars: Andy Clyde as Poney Thompson | Charles Maxwell as Walt Moorman | Warren Oates as Jed Hakes
Director: Ted Post
Writer: John Meston

133 :04x16 - Gypsum Hills Feud

Dec/27/1958
When Matt is shot at while on a hunting trip, he discovers he has wandered into the middle of two feuding families.
Guest Stars: Hope Summers as Ellen Cade | William Schallert as Alben Peavy | Albert Linville as Jack Cade | Sam Edwards as Ben Cade | Anne Barton as Lize Peavy
Director: Richard Whorf
Story: John Meston | Teleplay: Les Crutchfield

134 :04x17 - Young Love

Jan/03/1959
Two ranch hands, Rod Allison and Jim Box, end up in a feud when Jim kills their boss. Rod has eyes for Anna, the boss' widow, and is shot by Jim while he steals her cattle.
Guest Stars: Stephen Chase as Enoch Miller | Wesley Lau as Rod Allison | Jon Lormer as Jesse Wheat | Joan Taylor as Anna Wheat | Charles Cooper as Jim Box
Director: Seymour Berns
Writer: John Meston

135 :04x18 - Marshal Proudfoot

Jan/10/1959
When Chester's visiting uncle comes to town, Matt plays along with the act that Chester is the Marshal and he is his deputy.
Guest Stars: Earl Parker as Ben | Dabbs Greer as Uncle Wesley | Charles Fredericks as Jack Pargo | Howard Culver as Howie Uzzell | George Selk as Moss Grimmick
Director: Jesse Hibbs
Story: Tom Hanley, Jr. | Teleplay: John Meston

136 :04x19 - Passive Resistance

Jan/17/1959
Gideon Seek has lost everything when a pair of rustlers kill all his sheep and burn down his home, but why won't he tell Matt who is responsible?
Guest Stars: Read Morgan as Joe Kell | Carl Benton Reid as Gideon Seek | Alfred Ryder as Hank Boyles
Director: Ted Post
Writer: John Meston

137 :04x20 - Love of a Good Woman

Jan/24/1959
Doc's former nurse, Abby, has returned to Dodge City. Unfortunately, so has Coney Thorn, a man who Marshal Dillon sent to jail for five years. Thorn has come for his revenge but gets ill in the meantime, and is nursed back to health by Abby.
Guest Stars: Kevin Hagen as Coney Thorn | Jacqueline Scott as Abby
Director: Arthur Hiller
Story: John Meston | Teleplay: Les Crutchfield

138 :04x21 - Jayhawkers

Jan/31/1959
Dolph Quince sends for Marshal Dillon's help when Jayhawkers invade his herd of horses.
Guest Stars: Lane Bradford as Jay | Ken Curtis as Phil Jacks | Jack Elam as Dolph Quince | Chuck Hayward as Studer | Cliff Ketchum as Cowboy | Earl Parker as Snyder | Brad Payne as Cook
Writer: John Meston

139 :04x22 - Kitty's Rebellion

Feb/07/1959
An old friend of Kitty comes to Dodge City. He makes himself her protector and in intent of defending her honor when it is challenged at the Long Branch. But Kitty feels she has no honor worth defending since she is merely a saloon keeper.
Guest Stars: Robert Brubaker as Jim Buck | Howard Culver as Howie Uzzell | Tom Greenway as Joe Hines | Barry McGuire as Billy Chris | Addison Powell as Tal | Richard Rust as Weeb | Ben Wright as Whiskey Drummer
Director: Jesse Hibbs
Story: Marian Clark | Teleplay: John Meston

140 :04x23 - Sky

Feb/14/1959
Someone has killed Frog-mouth Kate at Ma Torvet's boarding house, and the likely suspect is Billy, a young man who denied her advances from Kate earlier at the Long Branch.
Guest Stars: Linda Watkins as Frog-Mouth Kate | Charles P. Thompson as Clabe | Patricia Huston as Woman | Allen Case as Billy Daunt | Olive Blakeney as Ma Torvet | Roy Barcroft as Luke
Director: Ted Post
Story: John Meston | Teleplay: Les Crutchfield

141 :04x24 - Doc Quits

Feb/21/1959
Doc Adams is upset when a new doctor arrives in Dodge City with promises of new miracle cures and lower fees. Feeling slighted by the people, Doc Adams resigns. But when a young boy nearly dies, Matt makes a search for his return.
Guest Stars: Jack Grinnage as Andy Wirth | Fiona Hale as Mrs. Crumley | Wendell Holmes as Dr. Betchel | Bartlett Robinson as Jake Wirth | Bert Rumsey as Sam the Bartender | Jack Younger as Cullen
Director: Edward Ludlum
Writer: John Meston

142 :04x25 - The Bear

Feb/28/1959
Joe Plummer tries to frame his boss, Mike Blocker, because of a love triangle involving them and a woman named Tilda.
Guest Stars: Denver Pyle as Mike Blocker | Russell Johnson as Harry Webb | Norma Crane as Tilda | Guy Wilkerson as Pete Wilkins | Grant Williams as Joe Plummer
Director: Jesse Hibbs
Writer: John Meston

143 :04x26 - The Coward

Mar/07/1959
A gambler, Ed Eby makes it known that the man who kills Matt Dillon would be a legend, in hopes of someone taking up the challenge.
Guest Stars: William Phipps as Lou | Barney Phillips as Bill Pence | House Peters, Jr. as Nat Swan | John Close as Pete | James Beck (2) as Jack Massey | Barry Atwater as Ed Eby | Sheldon Allman as Bill
Director: Jesse Hibbs
Writer: John Meston

144 :04x27 - The F.U.

Mar/14/1959
Al Clovis becomes a wanted man after a man he argued with during a poker game winds up dead. He becomes more of a suspect when it's discovered Al has skipped town on a train.
Guest Stars: Edward Faulkner as Second Cowboy | Joe Flynn (1) as Onie Becker | Bert Freed as Al Clovis | Steve Raines as First Cowboy | Fay Roope as Mr. Botkin
Writer: John Meston

145 :04x28 - Wind

Mar/21/1959
When men start killing each other over a saloon girl, believed to be a good luck charm for those who play blackjack, Matt figures something is up with that and wants them run out of Dodge City.
Guest Stars: Guy Teague as Norman | Robert Swan as John | Stephen Roberts as Hank | Mark Miller (1) as Frank Paris | Allan Lurie as Singer | Dabbs Greer as Wilbur Jonas | Roy Engel as Jed Garvey | George Douglas as Man | Walter Burke as Bystander | Whitney Blake as Dolly Varden
Director: Arthur Hiller
Writer: John Meston

146 :04x29 - Fawn

Apr/04/1959
Matt rescues a woman and her child from the clutches of a buffalo hunter, and then finds himself protecting them from her abusive husband.
Guest Stars: Charles Fredericks as Jack Band | Michael Gibson (2) as Bert | Raymond Guth as Lou | Phil Harvey as Henry | Robert Karnes as Jep Hunter | Joseph Kearns as Dobie | Robert Rockwell as Roger Philips | Peggy Stewart as Mrs. Philips | Wendy Stuart as Fawn
Writer: John Meston

147 :04x30 - Renegade White

Apr/11/1959
Matt Dillon is captured by the Cheyenne Indians after being thrown from his horse while pursuing a murderer, Ord Spencer.
Guest Stars: Barney Phillips as Ord Spicer | Hank Patterson as Jake | Michael Pate as Wild Hog | Robert Brubaker as Jim Buck
Story: John Meston | Teleplay: Les Crutchfield

148 :04x31 - Murder Warrant

Apr/18/1959
Jake Harbin is chasing down Lee Prentice, using a fake dead or alive warrant poster. After Matt finds Lee wounded, he knows he must protect him from Hardin and Sheriff Ben Goddard, who plans on taking him in custody.
Guest Stars: George Selk as Moss Grimmick | Joseph Kearns as Dobie | Mort Mills as Jake Harbin | Ed Nelson as Lee Prentice | Fay Roope as Mr. Botkin | Onslow Stevens as Sheriff Ben Goddard
Writer: John Meston

149 :04x32 - Change of Heart

Apr/25/1959
Brisco Cass uses a woman, Bella Grant, as a lure for his brother, Jerry, to get him away from the homestead so he can lay claim to it.
Guest Stars: Fay Roope as Mr. Botkin | Lucy Marlow as Bella Grant | James Drury as Jerry Cass | Ken Curtis as Briscoe Cass
Writer: John Meston

150 :04x33 - Buffalo Hunter

May/02/1959
Matt Dillon intervenes when a pair of buffalo hunters are found dead under mysterious circumstances.
Guest Stars: Sam Buffington as Cook | Tom Holland as Alvin | Brett King (2) as Duff | Lou Krugman as Tom Mercer | William Meigs as Agent | Scott Stevens as Pete | Harold Stone as Jim Gatluf | Garry Walberg as Tobe
Director: Ted Post
Writer: John Meston

151 :04x34 - The Choice

May/09/1959
Matt gives a man wanted for robbery, Andy Hill, a chance to redeem himself and get a job.
Guest Stars: Robert Brubaker as Jim Buck | Darryl Hickman as Andy Hill | Charles Maxwell as Kerrick | Tyler McVey as Unknown | Dick Rich as Tough
Director: Ted Post
Writer: John Meston

152 :04x35 - There Never Was a Horse

May/16/1959
Kin Creed, a stranger to Dodge City, does everything he can think of to egg Marshal Dillon into a gunfight.
Guest Stars: Jack Lambert (1) as Kin Creed | Joseph Sargent as Drunk | William Wellman, Jr. as Roy
Writer: John Meston

153 :04x36 - Print Asper

May/23/1959
Print Asper feels he is being swindled out of his land by a shyster lawyer, and swears he will kill him if his land isn't returned back into his possession.
Guest Stars: Ted Knight as Jay Rabb | Lew Brown as Will Asper | Robert Ivers as Johnny Asper | J. Pat O'Malley as Print Asper
Director: Ted Post
Writer: John Meston

154 :04x37 - The Constable

May/30/1959
The Dodge businessmen want Marshal Dillon to keep out of their affairs as they hire an outsider to handle things. But they soon regret their decision when a group of rowdy cowboys come into town.
Guest Stars: Joel Ashley as Second Cowboy | Joseph Breen as Mike | William Bryant as First Cowboy | Robert Decost as Carl | Pitt Herbert as Green | Joseph Kearns as Mr. Botkin | John Larch as Rance | Victor Lundin as Hank | Strother Martin as Dillard Band | John Mitchum as Joe | Scott Peters (1) as Pete | Dan Sheridan as Dobie | Lee Winters as Bob
Director: Arthur Hiller
Writer: John Meston

155 :04x38 - Blue Horse

Jun/06/1959
An Indian, Blue Horse, comes to Matt's aid when he is overpowered by a prisoner he and Chester were delivering across the prairie. Chester was forced to leave Matt behind when his horse broke a leg.
Guest Stars: Michael Pate as Blue Horse | Gene Nelson as Hob Cannon | Billy Murphy as Lt. Eldridge | Monte Hale as Sergeant
Writer: John Meston

156 :04x39 - Cheyennes

Jun/13/1959
Matt and Chester run across a family massacred by Cheyenne renegades. After Matt is released from mistakingly being accused of the killings by the Cavalry, he heads off to capture the men who sold the guns to the Indians.
Guest Stars: Walter Brooke as Captain Nichols | Tom Brown (1) as Major | Connie Buck as Daughter | Dennis Cross as Jim | Eddie Little Sky as Warrior | Ralph Moody as Long Robe | Chuck Roberson as Sgt. Keller | Edward G. Robinson, Jr. as Brown
Writer: John Meston
Warning: Gunsmoke guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Western
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 10, 1955
Ended: March 31, 1975
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