A wanted gunman, Dan Grat, heads to Dodge City for refuge, leading Dodge's marshal, Matt Dillon, to track the man down.
Marshal Dillion takes the side of an ex-con, Cope Borden, when he is wrongly accused of stealing a horse and Rance Bradley tries to lynch him for the crime. Cope is able to get his name cleared, but ends up killing Rance's nephew in a fair fight concerning a gambling argument. Now Matt has to once again defend Borden's name, despite the death of Rance's nephew.
Hank Worth, the son of wealthy rancher Jake Worth, is kidnapped and won't be released until the $20,000 ransom is met. The kidnappers are forced to enlist the help of Doc to care for Hank who has been shot in the back. However, when Hank dies from his wound, Doc has to convince the kidnappers to let him go, telling them that he won't turn them in if they let him go unharmed.
On their way back to Dodge, Chester and Matt meet Holly Hawtree, a woman whose father has gangrene and needs his leg to be amputated in order to live. Matt is able to perform the surgery that the man needs, but unfortunately, the gangrene had spread past the leg and killed the man. Later, Matt finds out that the accident that led to the man contracting gangrene wasn't an accident at all.
Obie Tater, a prospector, lands himself in hot water when he refuses to tell Matt where he has hidden his gold.
A young child, Timmy Wyatt, sees a string of murders take place, but due to the boy's past history of telling lies no one believes he's telling the truth.
Marshal Dillon is caught in a land dispute between Clay Young and Josh Nolan.
Andy Travis is earning a reputation as a fast gun, and Matt gives him a warning that this reputation will just bring men looking to shoot him down. Joe Kite comes looking for Andy, but since he is unarmed he agrees to a fist fight. While at the saloon, Matt is told that Andy has a $1000 bounty on his head. Joe overhears the conversation and goes after the bounty, knowing Andy is unarmed.
Jase Murdock, a buffalo hunter has come to the area for some skins. Matt wants to make sure that he stays away from the forbidden Indian territory. But no one can tell Murdoch what to do.
Chen vows revenge after a pair of bullies, who were previously victims of a Chinese claim jumper, cut of his queue (pony tail).
General Smith, a habitual liar, arrives in Dodge spreading a rumor that the new banker is going to scam the clients out of their money and then run off.
Christmas Eve finds Chester's brother arriving in Dodge. Magnus is a rough and rugged mountain man who, in Chester's mind, is an embarrassment to the family name. While showing him the sights it's discovered that he is a bit more worldly than Chester had known.
Lucy Hunt rushes to Matt to accuse her husband Ephraim is planning on murdering her. But when Matt has a talk with Ephraim, he convincingly confesses his love for his wife. The plot thickens when Kitty notices a handsome, young farmhand working on the Hunt farm who also has eyes for Lucy.
When an infant nearly dies from an elixir sold by a traveling medicine man, Doc insists that Matt do something or he will. But Matt's hands are tied until an elderly man dies from using the opium-based concoction.
Matt and Chester go on a manhunt for a disreputable deputy sheriff who comes to town and removes a prisoner from the Dodge jail without Matt's say so.
Matt is made a wanted man by the widow of a man he was forced to shoot. Men will come from all over to collect the $1000 reward and kill Matt at the same time.
John Henry Jordan is on trial for being a modern day Robin Hood, yet no one will testify against him. Having no evidence, the judge is forced to release Jordan. Matt wants him out of Dodge but has no lawful reason to have removed. The Marshall believes he can have Jordan removed as a vagrant by having a reformed gambler win away all his money. When the card shark is found injured, Matt goes on the hunt for Jordan. he finds him holed up in the home of the Bowen family, witnesses at his trial.
Yorky, a young white boy who was raised by an Indian father, is shot while stealing a horse. He is taken in by a kind-hearted farmer and nursed back to health. Although Yorky has a tough time adjusting to life in Dodge, he is soon befriended by the gang. But the plot thickens when horse dealer Howard Petrie shows up in town with a herd of steeds with an uncertainty of their true owners.
Troy Carver is a former lawman who is suffering with failing eyesight. He arrives in Dodge a wanted man by a vengeful farmer who believes Carver is responsible for the death of his brother. Carver, hiding his condition stays close to Matt as to not be a target. But eventually, he will need to face a showdown with Polan.
Jerry Shand faces a hanging after the murder of Andy Culley, a happy-go-lucky hardware salesman. They need a witness to stop the hanging and Kitty believes Belle Archer knows a secret about Andy that involves a murder back when he was a Quantrill raider.
Steve Esler seeks a hiding place from a group of Texas trail men, hell bent on lynching him. Kitty gives him a place at the Long Branch while Matt heads off the gang. Steve reveals that his father had been abusive towards him after he too was roughed up by a group of Texas trail men and that he was planning revenge by stealing from their herd. But Doc is suspicious that Steve's baby face may be a front for exploiting people.
An old man, Nip Cullers, comes to Dodge to declare his intentions of marriage to Kitty. She is not in agreement with his idea and threatens to shoot him if he doesn't leave her alone. When Nip is found murdered, Kitty seems to be the one and only likely suspect.
A posse marches through the streets of Dodge City carrying the bodies of 23 slain men who were ambushed by Comanche warriors. Only one scout survived the onslaught, a white man who lived with the tribe. A brother of one of the slain men vows his revenge on the scout, believing he had a part in the slaughter.
A plague of typhoid has hit Dodge City. Kitty and some of her girls use the jail as a make-shift hospital to help care for the sick. Doc puts himself in charge of discovering the cause of the sickness before the whole town is wiped out.
Big Lena and her little mate Emmett have strolled into Dodge for a game of poker. Lena is a huge woman who is as tough as any man. When Ed James, a buffalo hunter makes a pass at her, he winds up dead. Ed's partner, Nate, wants revenge on the Amazon-like behemoth.
Matt Dillon brings in a murderer, Lee Trimble, having been caught far from Dodge and losing his horse. Matt's old friend, Hack Prine, comes to town for some reminiscing...and as a hired gunman to kill the Marshall.
Professional gambler Ben Sissle doesn't take kindly to being called a cheater. After Matt calls him so, Ben plans his revenge on the Marshall. He hands a brain-damaged man, named Cooter, a gun and warns him that Dillon wants to challenge him in a gunfight.
Crago, a cold-blooded killer is in Dodge, much to the dismay of Marshall Dillon. Crago is known for egging on slow gunmen and then killing them in a challenge, but claiming that the shootings were in self defense. Matt must figure out a peaceful way to stop him, or resort to Crago's tactics and take him down in a street fight.
Clem Maddow rides into town with two buddies and has Doc unusually upset. Matter of fact he is so upset that he wants to shoot Clem. Matt feels it's for the best if Clem leaves town immediately. Suddenly, shots ring out with Clem and his brother George being hit by gunfire. While operating, Doc reveals that he and Clem were rivals once for a woman's affection.
A stage arrives in Dodge carrying a loud braggart named Sam Keeler and a quiet man named Seth Tandy. Keeler is a pugilist who is looking for a fight. His target, mild-mannered Seth. While Matt intervenes, he becomes a stand-in for Seth, leading to an inevitable showdown.
Matt has a run in with a group of trail herders. When one makes a draw on Matt, he winds up shot. His brother now wants to get his revenge.
A young man named McQueen asks for Matt's help when his horses are stolen by Dutch George, a famed horse thief and an old friend of Dillon. As Chester and Matt ride along with McQueen, they are left behind by the young man who apparently had this planned all along.
The citizens of Dodge are in a panic when it's rumored that the Shawnee tribe is planning an attack. But Matt isn't convinced. Too many questions arise such as, why would the Shawnee give advance warning of an attack. It's discovered that Tewksbury, a frontiersman is behind the rumor, but for what reason?
Chester has a problem when his mail order bride is planning to come to Dodge to meet him face-to-face. Feeling he is unattractive, Chester had sent her a picture of Matt instead.
A mild-mannered roving guitar player has arrived in Dodge. He is being harassed by a pair of rowdies as a joke. But the joke turns dead serious when they discover he was once a soldier for the Union Army, and is now in danger of being killed.
Matt is weary when an old flame his comes to Dodge at the same time a notorious bank robber is also on his way and has sent a woman ahead to stake out the situation.
The Amber's are a married couple trying to make a go on the farmland given to them by her brother. No matter how hard Neil Amber works to prove himself worthy to his brother-in-law, he seems to fail. Sarah Amber reveals that he is just not a farmer. When Sarah disappears, Neil, who is in stunned silence, is believed to be the only suspect.
Matt needs to get an outlaw out of Dodge and on a train before his gang rides in to free him. Meanwhile, a grieving mother of a slain outlaw attempts to free the prisoner from Matt's clutches.
A family plans to move out west since they have had nothing but hardships in Kansas. But there move is hampered by a tribe of Kiowa Indians and the pregnancy of a family member. Matt and Chester happen by at the time and make a suggestion that they give it another try in Kansas, since all homesteaders face the same trials as they had.
Doc is urgently summoned by a family that lives several miles outside of Dodge only to discover that they want him to treat their sick cow. Meanwhile, back in Dodge, one of his human patients dies.
Matt travels to the town of Elkader to bring in a man who shot down his friend only to disover that the town is protecting the villain. To make things even worse, Matt doesn't know what his quarry looks like.
Matt is at a standstill with an Army major. The major wants him to turn over a prisoner to face desertion charges but Matt wants the man to stand trial for cattle rustling.
Fresh off a trail drive, a group of drunken cowboys arrives in Dodge. Matt tries to keep them from getting too rowdy.
Matt kills a gunslinger in a fair fight. Then the man's 16 year old brother arrives in town vowing revenge upon the Marshal.
Mary Cullen brings home a 12 year old boy whom she believes is her son who was stolen away in a Native American raid a decade prior.
A Texas gambler, who's also an old friend of Matt's, arrives in Dodge with the intention of fleecing one of the town's wealthier citizens in a poker game.
Doc has a strange encounter with a couple when he makes a service call at their home to treat the husband for a wood cutting accident. It seems as though the husband was holding a gun and his wound actually came from being cut with a knife instead of an accident with an axe.
Matt and Chester head out after the man they think robbed the man running the faro game at the Long Branch saloon. But their quarry might actually be an innocent man.
Doc is taken hostage by two wounded stagecoach robbers who want him to treat their wounds.
Matt, Chester, and a cavalry captain find a family killed and scalped. Their first instinct is that it's the work of the Pawnee but upon closer inspection, Matt deduces that white men, not Native Americans, did the deed.
A man is shot with a bullet that was intended for Matt Dillon. Matt then tries to discover who wants him dead before he can strike again.
A saloon gal finds herself in the middle of a messy love triangle between two suitors; neither of whom will take no for an answer.
The dreaded disease cholera has come to Dodge. Will it spread and become an epidemic?
Ira Puckett, who was abandoned on the prairie in freezing weather by his guide, manages to make it into Dodge and proceeds to make a major nuisance of himself.
Matt wonders why one man refuses to press charges against another man who took a shot at him.
Big Dan Daggit and his Native American wife, Rose, cause quite a stir amongst the townspeople when they arrive in town. It seems as though Rose is the daughter of an Arapaho chief who once raided Dodge and several citizens have long memories.
A bank robber who just killed his partner arrives in Dodge with his wife. The couple open up a dress shop and attempt to live a normal life but are followed into town by a Native American whom the robber double crossed.
The brother of a deceased man begins stalking the gunfighter who killed his sibling.
Matt learns that a respected Dodge City citizen has been protecting a wanted man.
After a gunfight in which he is forced to kill three men, Matt begins having nightmares and later turns in his badge because he's sick of killing.
Ann Cabot arrives in Dodge from Connecticut to marry her fiancee, Jack Shomer, but he doesn't want to see her because he's failed at farming and is now an alcoholic.
Four men are dead at the Long Branch saloon and the smokin' hot new dance hall gal is the cause.
Rancher Cain Vestal is forced to come to terms with his checkered past.
A Washington bureaucrat arrives in Dodge City and almost immediately tries to change the way Matt Dillon does things in the town.
Two assclowns arrive in Dodge for one "last fling" and make nuisances of themselves with the dance hall gals especially Kitty. Then, when one of them gets shot, he tells Matt that Kitty was the culprit.
Matt has to prove that deputy Chester is innocent of killing a gambler with whom he had an argument in the Long Branch over a saloon gal.
Matt wonders whether or not a newly arrived photographer had a hand in the death of a man.
Sam Rickers arrives at Matt's office with a dead man in the back of his wagon wanting to know if he can collect a reward. But it appears at first glance that the decedant was not wanted.
Philip Locke is determined to take Laura Simmons away from the Long Branch saloon and home with him. Only Laura doesn't want to go.
Inside the Long Branch, a whiskey drummer tells Matt that he overheard a plot against the Marshal's life.
Fos Capper arrives in town hoping to marry Flora Stancil but her brother is vehemently opposed to the union.
After a man is found dead, Matt tries to find out the truth when the deceased's friend accuses someone of the crime.
There's trouble at the Long Branch again when a gunslinger kills two young men after goading them into drawing.
Chester's eccentric "Uncle" Oliver Stang arrives in Dodge City and thus begins troublesome times for the lame deputy.
Kitty's long lost father arrives in Dodge City and tries to get her to go back to New Orleans with him. It seems he's got an investment opportunity for her there.
A former Army officer decides that he would like to have Matt Dillon's job. Matt then takes the man on rounds to show him the job isn't quite as easy as he thinks.
A gunslinger is forced to kill a drunken man in a saloon when the intoxicated man attempts to draw on him.
A jealous husband goes gunning for Matt Dillon after a gossip starts spreading rumors that the Marshal is having an affair with his wife.
Hired gun Nate Springer challenges Dillon to find out who paid for the marshal's assassination.
Chester comes to believe a man named Asa Ledbetter plans to kill him. Ledbetter claims Chester killed his brother. When Chester gets shot and claims Ledbetter shot him, Matt must sort the mess out.
Matt receives a wanted poster for Joe Sharpe, a bank robber. Then he learns that Sharpe left town with Harry Spenser, who also knows about the reward, and means to collect it.
Kitty invites Matt to dinner at an obscure spot. He and Chester suspect she's helping an outlaw but are shocked when they learn why.
Budge Grilk wants Matt to arrest his father for murder, but when Matt gets to the Grilk house, the Grilks capture him, and he learns they plan a bank robbery.
A man named Jesse Pruett comes to Dodge City to kill a man he thinks killed his father. Matt, naturally, can't let that happen.
Mavis McCloud comes to Dodge and marries Barney Wales. But unfortunately for both of them, Mavis fled ahead of trouble named Lou Staley, who has come looking for her. Staley plans to kill Wales - and Matt, too, if he interferes.
After two men try to lynch him, Joe Digger wants fatal revenge and Matt has to put a stop to his plans.
Land baron Jake Pierce becomes infuriated when his daughter falls in love with the son of his enemy Emmett Bowers, and threatens Dodge City over it, forcing Matt to engineer a plan to stop him.
Matt sends Chester out to deal with some rowdy cowboys. But they get the best of Chester and take him for a drag behind their horses, leaving him half-dead. Matt then sets out to bring them to justice.
Jim Cobbett comes to town to marry a woman from back east, but a man named Hank Luz tries to derail his plans, accusing him of murder. Matt must discover why.
After a murder on a stagecoach, the driver tells Matt there's a connection between the murderer Nat Pilcher and the station manager Jesse Daggett. But Daggett won't talk, not even when more people die, leaving Matt to figure out what happened on his own.
After fever takes a young couple, Matt brings their orphaned child to Dodge and entrusts it to Ma Smalley until a proper home can be found. Just when Ma Smalley thinks she has found a good family, the Nadlers, Matt discovers something that changes her mind.
Doc sets out to help a sick man and winds up killing a man who shoots his horse. The man's brother, thinking Doc murdered for reward money, comes looking for revenge.
Miss Kitty disappears after taking a midnight drive with a slick character from back east. Matt goes looking.
A Virginia hillbilly comes to Dodge City to continue a feud.
Matt and Chester travel to the small town of Elkader in search of a man who shot Matt. There they run into trouble in the form of U.S. Marshall Joe Phy - but the marshal isn't quite what he seems to be.
Matt and Chester confront a pair of buffalo hunters poaching on Indian land. The hunters overpower them and leave them for the Indians.
Billy and Jed Gunter come to Dodge to rob the bank, and end up taking Kitty hostage. Matt has to bring them to justice without getting her killed.
Ollie Ridgers' friend convinces him to visit Miss Kitty's saloon in Dodge City. While he's there men kill his livestock, and he tracks them down and kills one of them. How does a man with claustrophobia face a long prison sentence?
Matt arrests a killer who gets help breaking out of jail from an unlikely source.
Two writers come to Dodge City in search of a story. When they cannot find one, they decide to make one, causing trouble for Matt.
Hattie Kelly conspires with two men, Rourke and Cutter. They plan to kill her husband and sell the ranch for the profit. Hattie's son follows the men but loses them, then finds Matt and asks for help.
Caught in a blizzard, Matt seeks refuge in a cabin. And that's just the beginning of his problems.
Nat and Polly will soon be married when Polly's brother Henry discovers something about Nat that makes him try to stop the marriage. On the wedding day, someone shoots Nat and folks believe Henry did it. But Matt isn't convinced.
A skinner named Emmett Dooley comes to believe he killed a man while drunk. So he turns himself in, but Matt isn't convinced.
Frank Tillman hangs for horse theft, but the lynch mob who hung him made a mistake. That means Matt's after someone - maybe several folks - for murder. But he can't get far without help from the murdered man's widow and son, and they aren't talking. Matt has to figure out why.
Tom Cassidy, a usually peaceful drunk, threatens to kill a newcomer to Dodge City, and Matt must figure out why to head off a tragedy.
Earl Stafford and his wife visit Dodge with their traveling show, including laughing gas. Cloud Marsh, humiliated by his antics under the influence of the gas, gathers his brothers and beats Stafford badly. But Stafford once had another name and another profession, and that spells trouble for the Marsh brothers.
When a cowboy is murdered, his friends decide to handle justice themselves. Matt can't let that happen, so he forces this issue in a way that makes him very unpopular.
Amy Slatter comes to Dodge City to kill Matt. But does she really want to kill him, or does she want something else? And why is she so angry with the marshal? Matt must find out.
Mel Tucker wants to marry Cora Bell but has no money. Then a shopkeeper hangs himself in his shop and Mel starts spending on wedding preparations. Matt smells a rat and arrests Mel, but when another shopkeeper dies the same way, he must release the man and figure out what's really going on.
Linda Bell comes to Dodge City to meet her fiance Lou Paxton. En route, Joe Bassett accosts her, angering Lou who wants a confrontation.
Three men manage to con a banker, Papp, out of $20,000. To ensure Matt won't try to stop them from leaving town, they kidnap Doc Adams.
Matt catches Zack Fields robbing the Express Office and shoots him dead but cannot find the loot. Later, a gambler named Leach Fields marries Zack's widow Ada; Matt thinks Leach wants to robbery money and plans to stop him.
Matt nabs wanted stagecoach bandit Jim Cando. Cando orders his henchman Lee Binders to break him out. In the process, Lee nearly hangs Deputy Goode.
After three cavalry men die during a payroll robbery, fort commander Major Harris gives Matt two days to produce the bandits - or he'll find them his own way, starting with declaring martial law in Dodge City.
Matt and Chester are bringing Jim Nation back to Dodge City to stand trial for murder. But a robber gets the drop on Matt, and he faces the unpleasant prospect of trusting his murder suspect!
Gambler Marcus France falls for Boni Damon, one of Kitty's girls. Unfortunately for France, a rough character named Tiller Evans considers Boni his girl. Matt has to figure out how to keep France alive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kitty is the witness of a gunfight in which she claims a stranger to Dodge City, Jack Portis, drew first on his victims.
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.
Ben Tiple, a good friend of Matt Dillon is accused of murdering Will Gibbs, but the only evidence is missing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Matt is shot at while on a hunting trip, he discovers he has wandered into the middle of two feuding families.
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.
When Chester's visiting uncle comes to town, Matt plays along with the act that Chester is the Marshal and he is his deputy.
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?
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.
Dolph Quince sends for Marshal Dillon's help when Jayhawkers invade his herd of horses.
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.
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.
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.
Joe Plummer tries to frame his boss, Mike Blocker, because of a love triangle involving them and a woman named Tilda.
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.
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.
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.
Matt rescues a woman and her child from the clutches of a buffalo hunter, and then finds himself protecting them from her abusive husband.
Matt Dillon is captured by the Cheyenne Indians after being thrown from his horse while pursuing a murderer, Ord Spencer.
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.
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.
Matt Dillon intervenes when a pair of buffalo hunters are found dead under mysterious circumstances.
Matt gives a man wanted for robbery, Andy Hill, a chance to redeem himself and get a job.
Kin Creed, a stranger to Dodge City, does everything he can think of to egg Marshal Dillon into a gunfight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Danny Kader is smitten with a lovely gypsy damsel who's camped out on his father's spread of land. Needless to say, this development doesn't sit well with Danny's father.
Kitty is injured when she falls off a horse. Matt is then forced to rely on a surly farm family to get help for her but they're reluctant to do so.
Matt tries to get to the bottom of things in a horse thievery case.
A cowboy asks Matt for the location of a widow's ranch saying he's her long lost son but Matt remembers that the son was supposedly killed during the Civil War at the Battle of Shiloh.
After Chester saves a cowboy from a whipping at the hands of a crazy man and his two sons, the three men abduct him and decide to make the deputy suffer the same fate.
Burke Reese wants the Nellers to sell him their farm and he won't take no for an answer.
Bitchy Kate Kinsman wants her husband to kill Ed Dolliver because she feels that the gentleman disrespected her. When Kate's husband turns up dead she accuses Dolliver of the crime. It's up to Matt Dillon to get to the bottom of things.
Matt and Chester find a young Native American woman lying on the trail suffering from a gunshot wound. After taking the lass back to Dodge for treatment they set out to find the person who shot her.
Sted Rutgers returns to Dodge City after a three year absence only to discover that his brother has married his sweetie. Needless to say, Sted doesn't take this development very well.
An alcoholic former gunfighter promises a 12 year old orphan a new pair of boots for his birthday but might have to resort to illegal means in order to keep this promise.
Did a woman's clothing salesman have anything to do with the disappearance of a Dodge City woman? That's what Matt tries to find out.
Matt tries to prevent a man from taking the law into his own hands against two drunken cowboys who assaulted his daughter.
Packy Roundtree asks a preacher to help him fake his death. The preacher then buries a coffin containing nothing but rocks in the ground.
Tom Morey is convicted of murder and sentenced to hang on the purported eyewitness testimony of Romey Crep. A few weeks later Crep says he witnessed another murder. This gets Matt Dillon to question the veracity of Crep's original story.
A hired killer rides into Dodge to kill a person named Rusty but then balks when he discovers that Rusty is a woman.
Matt is forced to lock up two feuding ranch partners until the two men can settle their differences.
A former Confederate soldier arrives in town looking for a Dodge City resident who supposedly burned down his house and killed his wife during the Civil War.
Matt Dillon steps into the boxing ring when Doc won't allow a former prizefighter to do se because of health reasons.
Someone takes a shot at Jezra Cobb but misses and manages to escape apprehension. Kitty then overhears a drifter say that he was paid $300 to kill Cobb.
Matt tries to help out Edward Vanderman, a has been actor who was caught cheating at cards but the former thespian proves to be a hard case.
Matt comes to suspect that the new female owner of the Lady Gay saloon might have had something to do with the death of the previous owner of the saloon.
With Matt out of town, an ex-convict mistakes Doc for the judge who sentenced him to a long stretch in the pen and vows revenge despite the physician's claim that he's never been a judge. It's up to Chester to figure out a way to extracate Doc from his predicament.
A feud between trail bosses of two separate cattle drives threatens to become an all-out war unless Matt can get to the bottom of the killing of a man and his cow.
Jacob Leech arrives in Dodge City and promptly announces that he plans to kill a man named Ollie Radford. Kitty eventually finds herself smack dab in the middle of Leech's vendetta.
Matt goes after three train robbers who killed a railroad employee during the holdup. The trio are a man, his son, and his daughter who lost their home due to negligence on the part of the railroad.
A man who calls himself Vince Wiley arrives in Dodge determined to make Matt draw on him first so he can kill the Marshal in self-defense.
Matt and Chester ride out to arrest a farmer for robbing a store in town and end up doing most of the man's farm chores. Doc later arrives on the scene with the truth regarding the "robbery."
Greedy relatives of a dying man arrive in Dodge hoping to get something of value from his estate but find out that he's willed all his possessions to Kitty.
A southern belle arrives in Dodge and immediately begins charming all the menfolk but Kitty forms an almost instant dislike of the woman.
Chester must remove a bullet from Doc when the physician is wounded on the prairie by a gang of wolfers.
Matt tries to persuade a battered wife to prefer charges against her abusive husband.
A witness is shot by one of Kitty's saloon girls shortly before he is scheduled to testify in court. Does the damsel have a connection with the defendant?
A man named Ed Beaudry arrives in town determined to kill another man who married his former galpal. When Beaudry turns up dead the husband is the leading suspect.
Matt, Doc, and Chester are on a hunting trip when they find a Native American boy who's been severely beaten. While Doc tends to the boy's injuries, Matt and Chester ride out to try and discover who gave the boy the beating.
After riding with an outlaw for three years, Belle Ainsley returns to Dodge and tells Matt she's dumped the rotter. Matt, however, has his doubts regarding Belle's veracity.
Two no-talent assclown brothers announce they've come West with the intention of killing Native Americans.
An old flame arrives in town and asks Matt to help find her husband. Matt finds the man but things aren't exactly as they seem between the couple.
Matt goes after an Army corporal who made off with his unit's payroll. He finds the corporal at his father's house but daddy has no intention of turning his boy over to the law.
A special agent for a stagecoach line arrives in Dodge and announces to a woman that he's going to marry her. There's only one problem--he killed her outlaw husband during a stagecoach robbery.
Joe Leeds accuses Ab Butler of bank robbery. Butler denies doing anything wrong, but how did he get a bullet in his back? Matt has a tough time because Butler is a friend.
Blacksmith Emil Wolheter goes to the station to meet his mail-order bride. But a rancher who believes Wolheter cheated him burns the man's house to the ground. Emil rejects Matt's offer of help and sets out to find those responsible on his own.
Matt must kill Leroy Pickett, a murder suspect, before Leroy can kill Chester. Matt visits the Pickett home and there realizes patriarch Finn Pickett may also be a wanted man. So he and Chester arrest Finn, and the remaining Picketts follow them, determined to free their father.
After businessman Martin Nagel dies in a freak accident, his son Lee comes to believe his ne'er-do-well uncle Hutch caused the accident. He struggles to persuade Matt and prevent his uncle from getting away with murder.
Matt and Chester escort killer Bud Gurney to Wichita. When Matt learns the stagecoach also carries a large gold shipment; Matt fears outlaws may attempt a robbery. At the stopover, Matt's fears are realized; he and the other passengers must defend themselves as best they can.
Residents of Tuscosa send to Dodge City for help - with their sheriff, who has become an autocrat. Matt fires the bad lawman, and that begins a whole lot of trouble, complicated by the man's girlfriend Susan.
Bill Pence tosses Grave Tabor out of the Long Branch for being rough with the ladies; Matt advises Grave to leave town. It's good advice, for Estaban Garcia rides into town soon after, gunning for Tabor. Matt tells him to simmer down, but he chases after Tabor anyway...
Buffalo hunter Spadden is a troublemaker. In a fight, he kills a man named Archer, and Archer's friend Jim Cornet accosts him over it. Later, Matt finds Cornet dead and Spadden stone drunk not far away, but there's still no enough evidence. Then Matt discovers Spadden beat his partner Ritchie to death, and digs until he reaches the truth about Jim Cornet.
Two outlaws - one mean and one dumb - wound Matt. When they discover he's a Marshal, they realize he's their passport out of the country. Weakened, Matt's only chance is to play the dumb one against the mean one and wait for a chance...
Mule skinners Grade and Sloat have a hobby: tormenting former military drummer Raffie in various ways. So when Grade turns up dead, it's not surprising folks think Raffie killed him - especially since he threatened to! But Matt isn't sure.
Jake Creed fires Ben Tolliver for showing too much interest in Jake's daughter Nancy. Ben takes a horse he caught and trained; Jake calls him a horse thief. Matt and Chester have to sort it all out.
The Mossman's run Hutch Dolan's cattle off their land. Hutch, a nasty character, throws flour all over young Pete Mossman, causing Jeff to confront the bully with a gun. Hutch shoots Jeff, and while he recuperates, Hutch and his boys return to the Mossman ranch...
Gus Mather arrives in Dodge City with the body of a man named Boggs. He throws a huge wake for the man. When Matt returns, he finds the circumstances puzzling. Then he and Chester discover two people who know Boggs, but not Gus Mather, and one of them is Boggs' wife, who assures the lawmen her husband is alive. What is Gus Mather up to?
The food at Delmonico's is no prize, so they hire drifter Sandy King, and everybody's happy. Except for one customer, who hits Sandy with a plate. When Sandy hits him back and kills him, Matt must chase Sandy down and return him to Dodge.
Gold digger Elsie Hedgepeth tries to drive a wedge between Hannibal Bass and his wife - and discovers Della Bass is a dangerous adversary.
Matt arrives at a robbery scene in time to hear Gus Blake's dying utterance: "Cumbers." But there are two Cumbers brothers, so he must figure out whether Nate Cumbers or his brother Frank killed the shopkeeper.
Ed Gance shoots a man, then flees from Matt and Chester. He runs into James Hark and Bill Turloe, who claim to be lawmen themselves. Matt suggests everyone return to Dodge together.
A sick Matt chases two killers, Red Lime and his brother Joe. Matt manages to shoot down Red, but must return to Dodge for medical care. While Matt rests under Doc's care, Chester cleans his gun, but is distracted before he can replace the bullets. When Joe Lime comes gunning for Matt, the feverish marshal must confront the outlaw with a gun he does not know is empty!
Rowley and his wife Tassie accept the hospitality of Ben, a trapper. Then Rowley comes to Dodge for medical help for his wife. Arriving at Ben's camp, Doc discovers the woman was beaten to death, and Rowley says Ben did it.
Young Pete Scooper steals a sack of potatoes from the Galloways. Fleeing, he gashes his leg on barbed wire and later dies of blood poisoning. Matters escalate from there, as Pete's father seeks revenge.
Matt catches Trudy Trent trying to steal food from his camp. She tells the marshal that her father is a mean drunk and she ran away. Matt learns this is true, and takes the girl to Dodge City. Her father objects...
George Helm and Jake Baylor are having a good time at the Long Branch - until the argument starts. It ends with Jake shooting George, and a stray bullet hits Kitty. While Doc works to save her, Matt chases the fleeing Jake Baylor.
When Doc fails to show up to set a boy's broken leg, Kitty starts to worry. Realizing no one's seen Doc for a few days, Matt and Chester go looking. Then Chester's horse goes lame and he finds a small ranch whose residents take him prisoner!
School teacher James Horne and his daughter Harriet are en route to Colorado when gunmen murder Horne. His daughter walks forty miles to Dodge City - and won't tell Matt the truth about what happened to her father. Matt wonders why...
The sheriff of a nearby town telegraphs Matt that escaped robbers may be on their way to Dodge. Soon after, Hutch Dawkins sets off firecrackers near the Long Branch, and in the confusion that follows, someone shots and seriously injures Chester. Matt first believes it was the robbers, but later doubts that theory.
Tom and Tilda Cook try to settle in Dodge, but Tilda has a past, and a gunman named Ed Ivers remembers it. He calls out Tom; Matt has to prevent a gunfight.
Pat Swarner tries to force his attentions on Kitty until Matt shuts him down and sends him on his way. He swears he'll return but he never does - someone beats him to death. And Matt has a problem - Jud Sloan says he saw the marshal do the beating!
Matt and Chester discover a burned cabin on the prairie - and the little girl, now an orphan, who used to live there.
Horse thieves Tebow and Acker murder Jim Redigo. Jed Cuff's poor eyes are still good enough to see it, and he races to Dodge where he tells Matt. Matt trails the outlaws to a Kiowa Indian camp, where they find Redigo's horses...
Rough-edged Minnie comes to Dodge for help with a minor bullet wound - and falls for Doc. Trouble is, she's got a jealous husband...
When Cole and Beth Treadwell come to Dodge City, Nat Bush begins to harass them. He doesn't want them to settle in Dodge, and even time in Matt's jail doesn't slow him down. Matt wants to find out why.
Serpa runs guns to the Indians for a living. So when Matt catches him at it, he arrests the man. Unfortunately for Matt, some Pawnee have different ideas; the capture the marshal and release his prisoner.
Andy Coe and his wife Millie want to sell their wagon, but before they can, Ed Fallon's team wrecks it. Ed pays for the wagon and gives Andy a job into the bargain - and that's when the trouble starts: Ed's sweet on Millie, and Andy has a hot temper and soon enough a gun to go with it.
Ab Stringer, sheriff of a nearby town, telegraphs Matt and asks for help tracking down Rob Curtin, an escaped prisoner. Ab comes to Dodge and Matt tries to help him - until he learns that Ab Stringer has been dead for while, murdered...
Edna Walstrom comes to Dodge City. Chester, attracted to her, helps her get a job at Wilbur's store. Edna seems to be attracted to Chester in turn, but is she really? Chester discovers something that forces him to make a hard decision.
Matt's friend Nate Tatum passes through Dodge on his way west. Nate was a marshall, like Matt, until his nerve failed him. In Dodge he meets Boni at the Long Branch - and not too long after that, someone shoots him in the back and kills him. Matt thinks Boni may be involved.
Melinda Miles causes trouble between Tom Potter and Ray Taloe. She's sweet on Tom but her father prefers Ray for her. Then someone shoots Ray, and Melinda's dad Harry thinks Tom did it.
Matt and Chester find Rod Ellison on the prairie, shot. And someone shoots at them! After they return to Dodge, Colorado Deputy Sheriff Ben Whitter rides into Dodge with a bullet in his shoulder. Was Whitter the man shooting at Matt and Chester?
Former stage robber Perce McCall wants to reform but when he falls for saloon gal Ida Poe her expensive tastes and jealous boyfriend might cause Perce to revert to some of his old habits.
Drifter Frank Cassidy courts Beulah Parker hoping to get his hands on her farm so that he can sell it off but finds out that her brother is a co-owner. Brother soon turns up dead but it's not Cassidy who did the killing.
Folks in Dodge wonder what's up when Kitty leaves for a few days with a wagonload of supplies and a small boy in tow without giving any explanation.
Kyle Harper and his paramour plot to murder the woman's husband and set Kyle's brother, Jeff, up as the fall guy.
After being evicted from his ranch and losing his wife to another man, Cliff Shanks head to Colorado to search for gold. There, Shanks meets up with Print Quimby and the two concoct a scheme to get the ranch back.
Matt escorts Sarah Drew across the prairie to an Army post so that she can marry her fiancee but the two run into numerous pitfalls during their journey.
Cully Tate disapproves of his father's Native American fiancee not because of bigotry but because he wants her for himself.
After he's smitten with a pretty damsel, Chester decides to give up being a deputy and take up farming so as to provide for his beloved. Unfortunately, everything he touches in regards to this farm ends up turning into crap.
Milly Glover sets out to find a husband to escape her home life with an abusive father but she doesn't have any success so she sets about gaining revenge against the men who rejected her.
Matt travels with a cavalry detachment to a Native American camp in order to trade for a white woman who was abducted by a raiding party the year before. There's only one problem: the woman doesn't want to go.
Doc is kidnapped by two outlaws who want him to treat their co-hort who has suffered a broken leg.
The Sharkey's are locked in a loveless marriage but when Nina Sharkey falls for Jim Garza she thinks she might find happiness. Fate decrees otherwise.
Orkey Cathcart is desperate for a wife and decides that Kitty would make a perfect candidate.
Outlaws threaten to kill a man per day unless Matt leaves Dodge thus leaving them free to rob the bank.
Harvey Easter is determined to reform the sinners in Dodge City--whether they like it or not.
Lacey Parcher's father tells a suitor to stay away from her but soon the old skinflint turns up dead. Lacey admits to the killing but Matt thinks she might be covering up for someone else.
Cody Durham comes to the aid of Brack Tracy after he's shot and wounded by Sam Dukes but then Cody discovers that his fiancee has fallen for Brack.
Doc tries to help out alcoholic Dan Witter by getting him a job with a local farmer but Dan soon clashes with the farmer's ne'er-do-well son.
Matt and Chester get involved in the tumultuous courtship of Kate Tassel and Bud Bones. It seems as though the two can't seem to live with or without each other.
Professional gun Lute Willis is hired to kill Matt but after meeting Fanny Fields he decides to go straight and hires another gunman to do his dirty work.
After Chester is taken prisoner by a gang of Comancheros, his only hope for survival lies with a female member of the gang.
Matt has to escort a prisoner, whom he thinks might be innocent, to a date with the gallows.
After Matt is forced to kill her philandering husband, Cornelia Conrad sets out to exact revenge; first by trying to shoot Kitty and then by hiring Ben Hardin to kill Matt.
Matt convinces the citizens of Dodge to ignore a notorious criminal who's arrived in town in hopes that this will persuade the man he's not wanted.
A woman travels onto Kiowa land to find proof of her cavalry officer husband's death in a battle four months before.
Four outlaws arrive in Dodge with plans to commit two big robberies.
Matt, pursuing two robbers in hostile Arapaho country, encounters a girl who's run away from a wagon train heading for Colorado with a group of dance hall girls.
A female faro dealer is pursued by two men: a drunken former bareknuckle boxer and the cowboy who shot and killed her father in self-defense.
Feeling cheated out of a reward, Loy Bishop plots revenge against Matt Dillon. He summons the Marshal to a neighboring town with intentions of hanging him.
Kitty and the Long Branch are in trouble financially when a competitor begins selling liquor ten cents cheaper than them.
A drifter gets himself into a hornet's nest worth of trouble when he decides to sleep in the barn of an absent farmer.
On his way to visit his cousin, Chester gets involved with a Native American who has escaped from custody.
Matt goes after an Army deserter who escaped from a military stockade and killed a guard in the process but finds he might have to stand in line. An Army major wants the AWOL soldier for killing his son in Dodge. Matt eventually catches up to the deserter who swears he's innocent of the second crime.
The three no-talent sons of a sideshow medicine man rob a stagecoach disguised as Native Americans. Then they rob a train of $10,000 in gold.
Marshal Dillon befriends a young man, Cale, who has earned his respect. But Tate Gifford believes Cale has stolen his horse.
A teenage girl who escaped from an abusive situation at an orphanage, leads to Matt's discovery of the true happenings of what is going on there.
Quint Asper is an angry half-breed Indian, who has hatred towards the white man after his father is killed. Years later as a Comanche, he returns and takes Matt prisoner and is told to kill him by his chief.
Aggie Dutton has come into Dodge City with the intension of finding a man. Her choice is Chester, whether he is willing or not.
When a bank robber and his girl come to Dodge City, Matt is made the target after the thief is arrested for killing a man who beat him out of $1,000 at poker.
A cattle thief, Collie, is released from prison after eight long years and wants his revenge against Marshal Matt Dillon.
A woman keeps her deceased father's plan alive to divert the water supply away from the homesteaders. It's up to Matt to keep the peace and find a solution when the homesteaders band as one to fight the blockade.
When a pair of fur trappers roam into Dodge City, Matt fears they should leave before some greedy criminal goes after the money the furs should fetch.
Phoebe Strunk and her boys ride into Dodge after robbing and burning a couple in their wagon. Annie recognizes the wagon as belonging to her parent's. The boys plan on keeping her quiet, even if it means killing again.
The wife of an abusive man and her equally mean streaked son, asks Matt to rescue her daughter from their home and keep her safe from her family.
A crazed mountain man, Abe Blocker, starts a killing spree around the territory. As a posse tracks him down hiding in the mountains, Abe uses his knowledge of the hills to his advantage.
While Matt is away on business, Kitty falls for a man, unaware he has an anger problem. She doesn't find this fact out until she invites him to the Ford County Sociable.
Matt's new companion, Festus Haggen, is on the trail of his uncle, who is accused of shooting his twin brother dead.
A letter from Chester's uncle Sunday, has him searching for extra work as to send money to him. A surprise visit to Dodge with niece Ellie, reveals that they plan on a bank heist, and she then figures on leaving Uncle Sunday for another man. Can Chester stop the robbery before his relative becomes a wanted man?
A man attempts to win a bet by coming into Dodge under a false reputation of being a gunslinger, and leaving without a confrontation. But when a youngster hears of this tough shooter, he plans on making his own reputation by beating him to the draw.
A half-breed Indian son of a General is a wanted man. As Matt arrives to tell them he is no longer wanted he discovers the young man has fled. Catching up to him back at his home, the General feels apologetic for leaving his son and mother behind.
Clara is married to Bart but is in love with his best friend Murph. Bart drowns a man who Clara claims forced her to drink with him, unaware that Louis Pheeters saw the crime. But it's Louie who is accused of the crime, that is until Murph is caught with Clara by Bart.
Quint comes to the rescue of a bigoted woman who is caught in the middle of a stagecoach ambush.
Matt is left in charge of a young woman when her father is beaten to death. The woman, ,is to be brought to her Aunt's home in Harrisburg, but Matt and Kitty attempt to make her a bit more civilized first.
A young woman may be the witness to a stage coach hold up, but refuses to identify the suspect after having been kissed by him after the robbery.
Chance Hopper has been released from prison after serving for a hold up. Chance and Matt just happen to have been raised by the same parents, but Matt is weary of him because of his past. But it is up to Chance to prove his loyalty when Matt goes after his two former partners in crime.
Shona, an Indian woman and friend of Quint, is in need of protection when the sons of a man killed by Indians want their revenge against Shona and her white husband, who's tracks lead to the murder scene.
Two men vie for the same woman, Tillie, a saloon girl at the Long Branch. But both are out of luck when her fiance intervenes. The men become partners in a freight business, but one is injured by a falling barrel. When he awakens the man has a different personality, one in which brings him back to Tillie and may lead to his death.
A man, Billy Poe, is made a wanted man after a dying man accuses him as his killer. While searching for Billy, Matt is knocked unconscious by three men with a hatred for the law. A blurry eyed Matt can barely make out the man who is assisting him as Billy.
Quint is accused of stealing a horse that he was paid to shoe. While Matt attempts to clear his friend's name, he himself is accused by a group of Indians of informing the cavalry to their whereabouts.
A man, believing he had killed Matt, becomes obsessed when he realizes Dillon is still alive and well in Dodge. Now he is on a quest to make sure he kills the Marshal, once and for all.
Two men, Sean and Tim, arguing over a woman end up coming to each other's aid when a man attempts to claim a salt mine that exists on both their properties.
The folks in Dodge City don't take to kindly to Jud Sorrell, a cowpoke, who has just taken in a homeless Indian boy he calls Wonder.
Dal Creed falls for Lottie, a woman who's father he killed. But she has her eyes on Pat Kane, a man who Dal framed and had fired by Lottie's father. But when Lottie and Pat's relationship is found out by Dal, one of them will be murdered and Dal will be sentenced to hang.
When Jeff Newcom is sent away to Chicago by his mother, little did he know that his girl would not be waiting for his return. Upon his return, Millie informs him that she is involved with another man. Jeff refuses to let her go, but little does he know it is Ma Newcom who has caused the rift in their relationship.
Pan Sykes comes to Dodge City to get a return favor from Kitty, who she had lived with for two years after her mother passed away. The problem is, Pan is a wanted pickpocket who has roamed all across the country.
Chester is accused of killing a woman he once loved, after she marries another man and then becomes deathly ill. When her husband sees Chester burying her body, her husband hires a gunman to shoot him down.
A widow is the only person who can free Quint after she is the victim of an assault.
Matt meets up with two men who held him hostage seventeen years earlier, after robbing a bank and was to have been executed.
Chester falls in love with Lucy Damon, a woman who claims that her husband had died. But Chester wants to know the truth when he finds her husband fishing on a river.
A former Army guard comes to the aid of a lovely woman who was in danger of being killed, after the brother of her dead fiance blames her for his death.
A young man, Jeb, is accused of murder when he shows up riding a horse that belonged to the dead man. It's up to Matt to intervene and find out who killed the buffalo hunter.
Matt gets caught between a man accused of killing Lucy Furth, the real murderer and Lucy's husband, who plans to get his revenge for his wife's death.
Kate Heller, who owns a relay station, is forced to face up to the fact that her grandson is a killer.
Ladies man Kyle Kelly dumps Terry Lee and sets his sights on married Avis Fisher. Avis falls for Kyle's smooth talking but, needless to say, her hubby isn't very pleased at this turn of events.
An ex-convict wants to go straight but it won't be easy when two members of his former gang arrive on the scene.
Hard luck Tobe Hostetter falls for newly arrived Hannah Clayton but her checkered past soon catches up to her and throws a monkey wrench into things.
Elmo Sippy embarks upon a one man crime wave of robbery and murder in order to get money to pay a poker debt
When Pete Sievers begins drinking heavily after the death of his young wife, Nell Shuler gives him a job in her bakery but Pete soon catches the roving eye of Nell's younger sister Leah.
Cyrus Neff and his family are on their way to North Platte, NE but get conned out of their money by a man named Clardy. Quint and Chester try to retrieve the Neffs' money as well as get them safely to their destination.
Dan Flack spreads word around town that Billy Hargis killed the notorious gunslinger Bo Carter because he wants to go up against Billy.
An ex-convict still has some gold hidden from the robbery which sent him to prison but there are others who want to get their hands on his hoard.
Matt pursues wanted man Charlie Hacker into Mexico. It seems as though a few years ago, Hacker killed a friend of Matt's in a mail robbery and now Matt wants the $2,000 reward on Hacker for the friend's widow.
Matt captures wanted Charlie Hacker in Mexico but they must match wits with and do battle against both bandits and Federales to make it back across the border.
Tragedy ensues when a sideshow medicine man and his daughter become involved with a rancher and his hot-tempered son.
Pa Hack and his brood are determined to have a plot of land to call their own no matter the cost to others.
Jack Dakota, a former lawman and wild west showman, arrives in Dodge City hoping to re-kindle his former romance with widow Sarah Carr but finds himself being challenged by young gun Sam Beal.
Dave Linz's hot wife, Yuma, is fooling around with both Web Vickers and Jeff Dailey. Naturally, tragedy soon ensues.
Festus is hired by a ranchers association to kill the wolves which have been preying on their cattle but he discovers that some human wolves are actually the ones responsible.
After receiving a letter regarding the death of a friend, Matt travels to a neighboring town to investigate.
Bucko Taos, who's a pal of Festus, gets charged with the murder of a cardsharp who took all his money in a poker game. Festus ends up breaking Bucko out of jail but then they are cornered by a lynch mob headed by the real killer.
When woodcarver Will Timble's hand gets severely injured, Doc has to amputate and Timble can no longer practice his profession.
Festus' distant cousin May Blossom arrives in Dodge from Texas with intentions of marrying him. She informs him it's because of a pact their fathers made.
After Matt and his prisoner are both knocked unconscious, the prisoner awakens and claims he's the Marshal.
Matt tries to protect the daughter of a murder victim from her father's killer.
Quint and Festus get into all sorts of mischief when they take a trip to Wichita.
When Tom King marries Cora Prell he's unaware of her past as a saloon girl. But his uncle, who desires Cora for himself, soon causes trouble for the newlyweds.
Festus' galpal, April, claims she witnessed a murder but no corpse of the purported victim can be found.
Caleb Marr, who's failing at farming and unhappy in his marriage, heads into Dodge in search of adventure. He soon finds more than he bargained for.
Owney Tupper's daughter, Amity, is taken from his custody until Owney can show that he can provide the girl with a proper home environment.
A man acquitted of a murder confesses on his deathbed but Chester doesn't believe the dying man's words and decides to probe into the case.
Stella Damon arrives in Dodge and asks Kitty if she can purchase the Long Branch. When Kitty refuses Stella opens up a saloon of her own and is soon getting all the business.
Tired of farming, Henry Huckaby decides to try his hand at promoting a prizefight but things don't exactly go off as planned once the bout starts.
After being told by a quack that he only has three months to live, meek bank clerk Elwood Hardacre decides to cut loose and live a little.
It's a case of awful meeting good grief when Rob Scott deserts his family and takes up with Nora Brand--who's just killed her husband and is looking for a patsy.
A pretty Native American damsel asks Festus to shield her from a crazed farmer named Stark. It seems as though Stark purchased the damsel from her father.
Recently paroled Orval Bass returns to Dodge to claim his property which is now controlled by his former wife and her new husband.
A romantic triangle between a pretty young damsel and twin brothers suddenly takes a tragic turn.
Adam and Cyrus Gifford decide to leave their home in Jefferson City, MO and go to California but when Boyd Lambert tags along with them the Giffords get into all kinds of trouble--mostly because of Boyd.
Kip Gilman, fleeing the law, and Packy Kerlin, a runaway, meet on the trail. They decide to enter Dodge together to arouse less suspicion. Kips looks for Elena Kerlin and finds her selling herself on Dodge City's version of Skid Row. He gets her help from Doc and after she's cleaned up, she's glad to see Packy. But Kip has problems of his own, for men have come looking to collect the reward on him...
Quint Asper has been seeing Susan Deglar. Trouble is, Susan's father Cyrus doesn't like it. First Cyrus bullwhips Quint, and when that doesn't work, he calls in a relative to take care of the problem once and for all. Naturally, Matt can't let that happen.
Joe Silva has a talent for making enemies, insulting people wherever he goes. So when someone slips a knife into him it comes as no surprise. But did the old man found with the bloody knife in his hand really commit the murder? The judge seems to think so; he sentences the old man to hang.
Willie Scroggs turns up dead, stabbed and scalped, but Matt's not sure Indians did it. Caleb Nash, an Indian, has been seen in town. After another man dies, Matt goes to see Buffalo Calf, a local brave, but learns frustratingly little - just enough to convince him maybe the Indians did murder the men. But eventually, Buffalo Calf and an Indian woman ride into Dodge with Matt, where they help him figure out what really happened.
A new doctor, Wesley May, arrives in Dodge. His wife has a foolproof (she thinks) plan for getting her husband patients. Unfortunately, her medical judgment is somewhat lacking...
Matt has dinner at the Carp house, and Pa Carp offers his daughter to Matt as a girlfriend. But Matt isn't interested despite the girl's infatuation. Later, a man named Mel Billings shoots up Matt's office and the Long Branch, so Matt tracks him down and gets repayment. When naive Allie chances across the Billings camp and explains who she's going to see, Billings figures he'll take what he thinks the marshal owes him...
Hope Farmer, the daughter of one of Kitty's old friends, comes to Kitty for help. A man who promised he'd marry her has not, and now she's pregnant. Kitty plans to take Hope back to her mother, but en route, their stagecoach gets hijacked.
Matt arrests Sergeant Wilks for drunkenness. The next morning Wilks assaults Matt, who must throw the lout out of his office. Later, Matt's friend Jim Downey visits, and Tony Serpa, who hates the law, kills him. After someone lynches Serpa, Sergeant Wilks comes looking for Matt, convinced he's the murderer!
Jonah Hutchinson was the first settler in the Dodge City area. He went to prison for a long time, but now he's back. His son Sam and his three grandsons meet him. Jonah's not happy with what Sam has done while he was "away" and sets about "fixing" Sam's "mistakes." Which just gets him back in trouble...
Pike Beachum, a wanted criminal, wants to be with Ellie Merchant. But Ellie's married, so Pike has to figure a way to get Joe Merchant out of the picture. He does, but in the end, Ellie's love proves very destructive.
Dan Collins has a reputation for killing four outlaws. Nobody wants to go against him. Thing is, he didn't actually do it. But he likes the limelight and he likes how the reputation makes folks back down, so he doesn't tell anyone the truth. And he skates on his reputation. For awhile...
Elsa Poe arrives in Dodge. She's there to meet her fiance Charlie Ross, but Bob Sullins and Art McClain are also interested, and they won't take "go away" for an answer. At a wedding party, someone hits Else over the head and kills Charlie. Sullins and McClain have both left Dodge, but Matt finds them and brings them back, then uses a tricky scheme to figure out who murdered Charlie.
Festus' aunt, Thede, wants a husband. So does Ivy Norton. Thede needs to find a man and Ivy needs to lose one - her overbearing father.
Jim Ponder comes to town to buy horses from Fitch Tallman. Another man claims his animals are better and eventually they agree to settle the matter with a race - Jim will buy all the stock of the winner. Naturally, some folks can't leave winning to the best horse, so there's sabotage and intrigue all the way to Cheyenne and the finish line.
Brad McClain, an old friend of Matt's, comes to town. He wants to buy a business, so Matt introduces him to Jake Bookly. From Jake, Brad learns enough to enact his real plan: steal gold from the mine. What Brad doesn't know is that Matt has received a notice about him and now knows he's an outlaw...
Tom and Mary Stocker plan to go to California as soon as they receive the money Dan Braden owes them. But Dan hasn't got the money - he post dated his IOU by a full year! Tom tries to get his money, Dan winds up dead and people think Tom shot him.
Matt jails three rowdy trappers, then must leave for Hayes City. He leaves Festus in charge. Festus learns that one of the trappers is his cousin, so he lets them go on condition they get their horses and leave Dodge City. After they've left, someone finds Dave dead in the stable; Festus must go retrieve his cousin after Mr. Halligan says he saw the trappers attack Dave...
Anderson comes to town. He wants Matt to help him get a killer named Sturney to town so he can collect the $5000 bounty. When they get to where Sturney is, Matt discovers the man dead - and so is Anderson's partner. Anderson just needed someone to identify the body! Then Matt discovers that maybe Sturney wasn't the one who killed Anderson's partner...
Chief Joseph and several Nez Perce braves come to the Dodge House. The chief has pneumonia. A man named Corly Watts, whose brother died at Nez Perce hands, sees an opportunity for revenge. Matt must keep Chief Joseph safe until he can board the train for Washington and a meeting with President Grant.
Elko's Varieties comes to town, a circus. Something strikes Matt as suspicious, so he sends some telegrams and gets answers: two other towns had bank robberies while the circus was there.
A wandering minstrel comes to town, just ahead of the Lukins clan, who aim to kill him. Matt must figure out why before he can put a stop to it.
Feuding brothers Cody and Pinto cause trouble Matt must end.
Festus' nephew comes to Dodge City gunning for his uncle - or is he?
Julie Blane, Kitty's friend and former employer, stops in Dodge on her way to Wicheta. She's a big hit with Doc and Kitty enjoys remembering good times, too. So both of them are surprised when she just... disappears.
Matt runs into trouble when a lawyer new to Dodge City begins questioning how he does his job.
Ne'er-do-well Bert Clum learns there are pilgrims camped near Dodge City, and tries to figure out how that can benefit him. He figures they'll be easy marks.
Hattie Silks, once rich and once of New Orleans, plans to take her niece Liz to San Francisco. But they run out of money in Dodge, so Hattie takes a job at the Long Branch. Then she falls in love and decides to settle down. But Liz has other plans...
Amos Caldwell, a preacher who advocates temperance, arrives in Dodge. That spells trouble for Miss Kitty and her Long Branch saloon. But Amos Caldwell has problems of his own to deal with...
Grant Shay and his band of outlaws kidnap the passengers of a stage bound for Dodge City - one of whom is Kitty. Matt chooses to deliver the ransom personally...
John Hooker visits the Scanzano range and demands food and other comforts. Because the Scanzano children collect wanted posters, they realize the man is a wanted outlaw and tell their father, who ambushes Hooker. When Hooker goes for his gun, Scanzano shoots him. And that's just the beginning of his problems...
Doc tries to help Mary Rice and her son Sully, who are fighting for their lives.
Molly McConnell arrives in Dodge City with her young son Willie, only then learning that her husband was killed in a gunfight.
Matt has business elsewhere so he asks Doc to take $1500, reward money for an outlaw, back to Dodge City. But two men attack and rob Doc. A buffalo hunter brings a nearly dead Doc back to Dodge. When Festus captures the men, the townsfolk prepare for a lynching...
Matt's friend Ben Stack comes to Dodge, and wants to start something with saloon girl Honey Dare. Thing is, Honey already has a boyfriend. That soon puts Matt in the position of having to arrest his good friend...
Twelve years after the crime, an accused murderer makes a death bed statement that he did not commit the crime. Since one of their paymasters was the victim, the Army asks Matt to investigate, but he receives scant cooperation from the people of Ridge Town.
Jeff Sutro finds the "modernization" of the West a challenge. First he steals a calf and then shoots the owner. He's exonerated for that, but soon manages to get himself into more trouble when someone steals his horse.
Matt is forced to fake his death as part of his plan to rid Dodge City of a vicious outlaw gang.
Trying to save an innocent man from hanging, Matt hurries to Hays City with the actual killer but the man's father follows them with every intention of setting his son free.
Thad Greenwood arrives in Dodge City with an Oklahoma arrest warrant for four hooligans who shot up his hometown in the Sooner State but Matt informs him that the warrant is no good in Kansas.
Matt learns that someone put a $25,000 bounty on his hide and nearly every gunman in the West seems to be heading to Dodge City to try and collect the money.
Prospector Jeb Crater, who has just struck it rich, hires Stretch Morgan to be his bodyguard but after throwing a celebratory party at the Long Branch Jeb is hit over the head and the gold disappears.
After his father is killed by a nasty assclown named Jayce McCaw, a Native American young man disguises himself as a white man and heads to Dodge in search of McCaw.
When Luke Frazer's rancher boss discovers that he's wanted he doesn't turn him into the law. He offers him a piece of land and money if he'll kill another man.
Jim Forbes served three years in prison for swindling the citizens of Dodge over a gold mine. Now a free man, Forbes is determined to re-open the mine and prove that there is actually gold there.
After Matt goes out of town, scavenger Malachi Harper gets Festus, Doc, and Kitty to play along with his charade to impress his visiting brother by posing as the Marshal of Dodge City. Malachi is unaware that Del Ordman is on his way to Dodge with every intention of killing the town's marshal.
Two brothers are released from prison after serving a six year sentence for rustling cattle and are soon involved in the theft of $20,000 from a freight office.
12 year old Homer Bonney is determined to gain revenge upon the man who killed his father on the trail for his family valuables. Doc tries to intervene in things to make sure no harm comes to Homer.
Festus and Thad Greenwood head out after four escaped convicts who have kidnapped Matt in order to ensure themselves safe passage to the Mexican border.
When a damsel shows up in Doc's office wanting treatment for a bullet wound in her shoulder, she says Native Americans shot her but Matt suspects she might be part of an outlaw gang.
An Oklahoma judge demands that Matt arrest Festus for the murder of his son and Kitty for conspiracy. When Matt refuses to do so, the judge and his two remaining sons kidnap them and put them on "trial."
After Kitty inherits a gold mine from a deceased friend, she travels to the town of Pickaxe to register her deed to the mine only to discover that a family of assclowns has jumped her claim.
Two bounty hunters bring an injured prisoner into Dodge. They're anxious to get moving because there's a $30,000 reward on the prisoner in Mexico but Matt refuses to let them leave Dodge until the wanted man is fit to travel.
Three of Festus' relatives arrive in Dodge hoping to find a wife for his cousin, Sweet Billy. Sweet Billy's only requirement is that his bride be able to read and write.
The Stark gang robs the bank in Dodge City and takes Doc hostage in order to treat a wounded gang member. Matt puts together a large posse to track down the gang but its inside man sets fire to several buildings in the town.
Forced to leave much of his posse behind in Dodge to fight fires, Matt heads out in pursuit of the Stark gang who just robbed the bank and kidnapped Doc.
After he's forced to shoot and kill a young loudmouth, Festus makes a beeline for Nebraska because he doesn't want to put Matt in the position of having to arrest him. Once he crosses the state line, he gets involved in the squabbles between a widow and a land baron.
When Jed Woodard damages a young drifter's guitar, he gets a bullet for his transgression.
Matt goes after three bandits who robbed a stagecoach and killed its driver and guard in the process.
Bank robber Paul Wiley takes refuge in a church and holds the minister and two female parishioners hostage.
At the request of his daughter, Thad tries to save a Native American from being hanged for a crime he never committed.
After a young outlaw is apprehended by Matt, he's confident that his older brother will soon arrive and set him free.
Festus and Doc decide to take some time off to go bass fishing in Pawnee Creek but get themselves abducted by a backwoods clan that's feuding with the Haggen family.
A group of Scottish homesteaders claim title to a parcel of land occupied by another man.
Illiterate Festus somehow manages to get himself hired as an investigative reporter for Dodge City's new newspaper.
Three saddle tramps are convinced that a Native American knows the location of an old $100,000 coin shipment that was lost in 1850.
Ike Jeffords and his sons saddle up and ride from Hays City to Dodge in order to settle a score with gunslinger Jim Barrett. It seems as though Barrett recently killed another of Jeffords' sons in a gunfight.
Asa Longworth, wearing the clothes of a preacher he murdered, announces that he's arrived in Dodge to watch someone die.
Jealous Kyle Stoner spots his galpal with another man. Tragedy soon follows.
Matt Dillon resigns after being forced to kill a prisoner who had saved his life.
After a gang rob a train carrying the Army's pay, the ride into Dodge to use the blacksmith shop in hopes of dividing a bar of gold among themselves.
Etta Stone, the widow of a famed crime family vows revenge on Matt and Kitty, whom are held captive in her home, for the death of her husband and jailing of her sons.
Matt is in Mexico to bring back a wanted murderer. Along the way a pair of drifters meet up with the Marshall and steals his identity and the extradition papers. The three men form a gang which quickly becomes a foursome when an ex-Confederate soldier joins them. The gangs murder spree leaves a surviving deputy from a small town joining Matt's side.
A whiskered bounty hunter is accused of hanging a man while a well-respected rancher and his son let him take the rap for their murder.
Marshall Dillon is wounded by a gunman hired to kill him, while trying to save the life of an old Chinese man.
A farmer loses a loan he received from Matt and Festus, while playing poker.
A farmer looks for the stolen money he buried under a tree after being released from prison following an 80 year sentence.
Dodge City faces a drought and will soon be out of water once the public well runs dry, unless a rainmaker is successful.
Bandits cause Doc Adams to take up arms to help defend a gold shipment from their stagecoach attack and then the weigh station.
Dodge City proves to be even wilder than imagined by a Scandinavian immigrant and his teenage son who just settled there.
A Quaker party confuse the identities of a criminal and a deputy marshal who they had rescued from a fight to the death.
A young farmer's hopefully forgotten past is rediscovered by his girlfriend, his mentally challenged brother and his ex-partner in crime.
A retired heavyweight boxing champion, Bull Bannock, wants to make Dodge City his new home and purchase the Long Branch saloon.
Marshal Dillon and his deputies are given the task of hanging a notorious gunman, a job they are not looking forward to.
The life of a vengeful prisoner causes Matt to keep a watchful eye.
A man offers Festus $300, believing he is a famous gunman, to fight the three sons of a man his cousin was accused of killing.
A young gunman has a lot going on in his life right now, such falling in love with a Long Branch saloon girl, robbing the bank and killing Marshal Dillon.
A boy in search of his father, discovers he is a wanted criminal while in Dodge City.
An angered lawman seeks revenge against those who stole his wife and destroyed his town.
Matt's attempt to bring a man to justice is interfered with by a man who wants to instill his own style of revenge.
A reformed outlaw joins his old gang in hopes of robbing the Dodge City bank and end his eight years of being a debt ridden dirt farmer.
To trap an outlaw, a private detective uses the fugitives daughter and Kitty as decoys.
An assistant attorney general with political aspirations uses his long-time friendship with Matt to help achieve his goal.
Kitty's dedication to Matt Dillon and her commitment for the law is tested when a wanted man saves her life.
The identity of a man killed by the bite of a rattlesnake is assumed by a fugitive.
When an outlaw is wounded by the members of his gang while defending a group of Nun's headed out West, the sisters tend to his wounds.
A drifter down on his luck is given a chance to turn around his fortune by mixing a batch of nitroglycerin for a band of thieves intending to rob a bank. He also has fallen for a saloon gal at the Long Branch and plans to open his own business with his new found fortune.
George has had enough of creating nitroglycerin for the outlaws, but they have objections to his idea.
Kitty helps Matt Dillon switch his identity after they are kidnapped by outlaws, as a means to get free.
A cattle lords feud for supremacy in Dodge City has Marshal Dillon caught in the middle of the struggle.
12 years after a man was killed at the Long Branch saloon, the dead man's sons return for revenge against his murderer.
Three drifters are trampled on purpose when a wealthy rancher accuses them of the theft of a calf from his ranch.
A drifter, Bob Johnson, is in danger when he returns to the ranch where his friends were killed by a wealthy rancher.
A deadly dispute over the ownership of a hat between a cattle baron and a frontier legend has Matt caught in the middle of the fight.
Being known as the smartest member of the Haggen clan is no big honor when Festus' cousin, known as Hard-Luck Haggen, come seeking his advice.
Special Guest Stars: John Astin
as Hard-Luck Henry Haggen |
Festus is framed for the murder of an Army sergeant by a pair of captured deserters.
While returning on a stagecoach to Dodge City from back East, Kitty and a young gunsmith are taken prisoner by outlaws.
Two hunters want their revenge on Festus after he is left in charge of the Marshal's office while Matt is away.
A Dodge City businessman is the target for murder when he starts dating the former wife of a professional gunfighter.
A case of "spotted fever" in the private coach of a train has Dodge City fearing the spread of a plague.
Festus is accused of being the partner of a criminal when he tends to the wounded bank robber.
The brothers of a young woman want to get rid of a drifter she has been dating, in fear they will lose her as their servant.
Doc Adams pledges to do all he can to make sure a pair of newborn twins do not end up in an orphanage.
When a popular cowhand is accidentally killed by a lovestruck laborer, he finds himself facing a lynch mob.
When Marshal Dillon is assumed dead, a corrupt group makes plans of taking over the job of law enforcement.
A teenage burglar is left for dead by his partners in crime because of his part in a murder.
A young gunfighter's father attempts to end his career by wounding his shooting hand.
A hillbilly female is in trouble with the law after her bullying brothers set her up for a fall.
A fur trapper sets out to find the five Army deserters who are the assailants of his adopted Indian son, who was beaten and left to die.
When Marshal Dillon's best friend, a retiring sheriff, is murdered, Matt sets out to Mexico to hunt down the four fugitives.
Matt ends up arrested for murder after an Indian agent's stern restrictions causes a death on the reservation.
The town of Dodge is skeptical of an old man who claims to be a water witch, and claims he can end the recent drought.
Matt accepts the promise of an ex-outlaw who claims he will track down his old gang and bring them out of hiding.
A boy is made into a gunfighter to exact revenge for the wrong done to his father years earlier.
Matt accompanies a trail drive to keep the peace between hide cutters and drovers.
Marshal Dillon is seen as a hero by a 13 year old boy in Mexico, who feels Matt can free his village of the banditos.
Festus stops a pair of bumbling hillbilly brothers from committing a robbery that ends in a comedy of errors.
The vengeful father of a crooked gambler sets out to kill Marshal Dillon for the death of his son.
Dissension and disaster hits Dodge City when a small, ornery Irishman passes through.
A train trip back to Dodge to deliver home an escaped convict finds Marshal Dillon and Doc Addams bothered by a meddling woman.
A gang of outlaws hold Festus, a young widow and her two children hostage.
A railroad company's plan to link Omaha and Dodge City, hits a snag when Marshal Dillon intervenes to stop them from forcing Jim Graham off his land.
A farm widow provides sanctuary for a slick-talking salesman from three dissatisfied customers.
Marshal Dillon is pursued by the gang of his prisoner who try and help him escape during their long ride back to Dodge City.
When an old friend of Matt becomes obsessed by a bounty hunter's killing of a renegade wolf, he himself becomes a murderer in which the Marshal is forced to kill.
Deputy Newly O'Brien apprehends a wanted man who was nearly caught by bounty hunters, and proves his innocence.
A man is accused of robbing the Dodge bank so he could feed his children.
Kitty becomes deeply involved in the life of a fellow stagecoach traveler after saving his life.
Kitty's jealousness of Matt and a criminal's girlfriend complicates the recapture of the escaped killer.
While Matt is out of town, Dodge City is terrorized by a ruthless gunman known as Mannon, who has shot Festus, stole his mule and left him to die.
A pair of hillbillies are trying to sell worthless mining claims to the townspeople of Dodge City.
A once notoriously cruel commandant of a Civil War prison camp may now be hiding as a well respected rancher.
A patient may put Doc Adams' life in danger after witnessing a murder he was involved in.
Doc Adams, Kitty, Sam and Louie are held captive in the Long Branch saloon by three bounty hunters, and are offered as an exchange for a prisoner from the jail they were coming after.
Dodge City is invaded by revengeful night riders from Missouri who challenge Deputy Festus Haggen's authority.
The owner of a farmhouse attempts to steal the money from a bank robbery after giving Festus and the wounded thief a place to stay.
While Marshal Dillon is wounded, a pair of desperadoes bribe an former slave to steal an important document he is carrying.
When Kitty is left in charge of a wanted murderer, she refuses to hand him over to an out-of-town sheriff, believing he is innocent of the crime.
An old friend of Matt comes to Dodge City to exact his revenge on the murderer of his wife.
The famous gunslinger and gang of a young stagecoach robber want marshal Dillon dead after he makes his arrest of his brother.
Marshal Dillon is a marked man when former Dodge City Marshal, Josh Stryker, returns from a 15 year prison sentence.
When a young man is accused of a railroad murder, his teenage sister seeks help from Marshal Dillon in his defense.
Matt is saved by a old time con man, who is at death's door with a heart condition.
A woman refuses to acknowledge a policeman as her half breed Indian son, who has in for a visit while on the trail of three renegades.
Trouble ensues when an outlaw returns to his homestead to claim some hidden money.
A band of Comanches follow Marshal Dillon as he brings a prisoner, known as Charlie Noon, across the desert
The unscrupulous relatives of a young schoolmarm plan to start a moonshine operation when they arrive in Dodge City.
Louie Pheeters is accused of murder when he is found intoxicated beside a dying man, unable to remember what had happened.
Festus and a female teacher become hostages of a family of hide thieves as they arrive in the Cimarron territory.
Deputy Newly O'Brien gets influenced by a pretty blind girl in his efforts to apprehend a horse thief.
The Long Branch Saloon hires a new piano player in Jake MacGraw, an ex-gunfighter. But there are some people in Dodge City who question his motives.
Three desperate farmers are forced to commit a robbery after the Dodge City bank has a run.
A harsh, neglecting father fakes his change of heart after he is confronted by three nuns concerning the care and custody of his kids.
Kitty is kidnapped by Gregorio, an Apache war priest and escaped cavalry prisoner, while on her way from Owl Flats to Dodge City.
Marshal Dillon is helped from an impending ambush by a wily little orphan-thief, who stole from him earlier.
A feud between a pair of ranchers escalates when their only son and daughter begin a romance.
Doc Adams takes it upon himself to bring an old friend to justice when he is accused of committing a robbery.
Kitty, disgusted with the Dodge City lifestyle, decides to close the Long Branch Saloon and join her old friend as a partner, after seeing Matt shot once again.
A tame bank teller, soon to be dismissed, takes a bit of money for himself during a bank heist.
Matt Dillon is set for a long trek to rescue a teenage girl who was abducted by Indians from her family.
A pretty, young girl and her partner makes Newly O'Brien's best friend a victim of a con game.
While Matt Dillon is away, a psychotic outlaw takes over Dodge City, holding the town hostage while he awaits for a shipment of gold to arrive.
Three teenage boys wear out their welcome in Dodge City after having been put on probation from a county jail.
An ex-convict plans his revenge against his former partner who left him behind during a train robbery.
A young outlaw gives Marshal Dillon a hand apprehending his own gang after becoming a victim himself.
Marshal Dillon heads to the New Mexico mountains in pursuit of a renegade Indian, who has killed his friend.
In hopes of drawing Matt, Festus and Doc Adams into his clutches, a young drifter kidnaps Kitty and holds her captive in a ghost town.
A young man's wealthy family is blackmailed after he escapes from prison and is captured by a bounty hunter.
When a female doctor comes to Dodge City as a replacement for Doc Adams, he feels it a threat to both him and his patients.
Marshal Dillon comes calling for a land baron's two criminal sons, which he refuses to turn over.
A train is trapped in the snowy Colorado mountains by Indians, containing Matt, Festus, Doc Adams and a whole group of worried passengers.
Marshal Dillon heads for help of the trapped, freezing train passengers, but is cornered by three Sioux Indians.
A dying, old time outlaw is brought into Dodge with hopes of seeing his longtime neglected daughter before passing on.
A reporter builds up a story about a young man after he kills a notorious gunfighter in self defense.
A black man falsely accuses a group of Indians of attacking a wagon train, to clear himself of the crime.
The relatives of the witness to a murder is held hostage so that they won't testify at his trial.
Marshal Dillon must work out a deal to save a hostage when he is grabbed by an outlaw while Matt attemps to arrest him.
A priest's twin brother, a Mexican bandit, seeks sanctuary while pursued by Marshal Dillon.
The Army payroll has been stolen, and the prime suspect in a sergeant who is accused of desertion.
Newly commits a crime when he releases a dangerous outlaw to visit his nine year old daughter.
Dodge City is chosen as the new home of a retiring middle aged seas captain.
Deputy Festus Haggen is attacked by a killer after becoming lost in the desert and wanders into a ghost town.
Festus nearly marries when he enters the freight business and becomes a rich man.
A woman is claimed by a released convict who had been corresponding with him by mail for years.
An aged lawman plans to capture a gang of outlaws on his own.
Festus' childhood friend kills a prospector and then goes insane after the mine he has been working on contains merely fool's gold.
Marshal Dillon gets the opportunity to save a young cowhand who had recently save Matt's life.
Sally Fergus, known as Dirty Sally by the people of Dodge, helps a wounded outlaw. But his gang comes to her shop looking for the missing loot.
Sally attempts to reform a young outlaw who she has mended following a robbery.
After being injured in a stage wreck, Kitty meets up with a wild girl who does not speak but both end up becoming prisoners of a weird family intent on making a freakshow out of the child.
After being released from prison, Phoenix travels to Dodge to kill a man whom he has never seen or heard of before and ends up falling for his wife.
In hot pursuit of an outlaw, Matt pauses when he encounters a lost boy in search of his mother.
After helping a young boy find his mother, Matt resumes his pursuit of an outlaw.
After a patient dies, Doc leaves Dodge to go back east to Baltimore in order to take refresher courses in modern medicine. Dr. John Chapman arrives in Dodge to take his place and finds it's not easy to win the trust of the town's residents.
A mother tries to dissuade her youngest son from following in the footsteps of his outlaw older brothers.
After a gunslinger kills a sheriff and a priest in a Kansas town, he has Matt Dillon on his trail.