John Meston — Writer
When returning to Dodge, Chester and Matt are confronted by Holly Hawtree, whose father is desperately ill with gangrene. His only hope for survival is amputation of the affected leg. Matt performs the surgery, but the gangrene has spread too far and the old man dies. Matt later discovers that the presumed accident leading to Mr. Hawtree's condition was actually caused by Ben Walling, who has his sights on Holly.Read More
Clay Young is trying to evict Josh Nolan. Josh tells Matt he paid Clay for the property. Clay denies it. Judge Mills say they go. Josh shoots at Matt. Chester pours a bag of sulfur done the chimney, and covers the chimney. In town Josh is fixing to shoot Clay. Clay admits he tore up the deed he told Josh he would record.Read More
Chester is embarrassed when his mountain man brother Magnus comes to town to visit. They hadn't seen each other in years and to prove that Magnus is uncivilized and doesn't belong in town, he takes him to the most important places to see how much Magnus doesn't know. Well, Magnus wins at cards, outdrinks Chester, talks to Kitty, and proves himself worthy of his brother's admiration. While all this is going on, a Christmas Eve dance is being planned by the girls at the Long Branch. Lucifer Jones nearly runs Kitty and the other girls down in the street and breaks the saloon up trying to keep the Christmas party from going on. He declares that Kitty is the wickedest of them all, leading men to temptation and sin. Why? Because she's the prettiest, of course.Read More
Peak Fletcher says his sister Sarah Amber stole a calf. She was set up. Matt tells Peak to take the calf and leave. Simon, Peak's son tells Matt Neal, Sarah's husband, is just rocking in the dark and Sarah's gone. Neal says he sent her back east and that he loved her. Chester finds Sarah under a blanket in the shed. Neal says he shot her. Matt locks him up. Peak wants to know when he hangs. Neal has been let out to eat. Simon says she lived in unrighteousness. Neal grabs a rifle and shoots Simon. Simon shoots Neal. Neal says Sarah gave up and died. He put a bullet in her after she died.Read More
Doc, Chester, and Matt suspect Kitty of helping a bank robber when she invites Matt to an out of the way spot for dinner. What they didn't know was that the bank robber was the first 'man' Kitty had ever known. This is a half hour episode and is available from Columbia House video.Read More
When a young couple dies of the fever out on the prairie , Doc, Matt and Chester bring the couple's young baby into Dodge to find a good home for the young baby. Matt turns the baby over to Ma Smalley for temporary care until adoptive parents can be found.Ma Smalley determines that another woman, Mrs. Nadler might make a good Mother for the orphaned child; however, Matt determines that Mrs. Nadler's husband is a cattle rustler, thus causing Ma Smalley to change her mind about letting Mrs. Nadler have the young baby!
Matt confronts the cattle rustler, Joe Nadler, in the Long Branch; Matt is forced to kill Joe Nadler in a gun fight. After Ma Smalley hears the news that Joe Nadler has been killed by Mat in a gunfight, she changes her mind and gives full approval in letting Joe Nadler's wife have the baby as her own child.Read More
Ollie Ridgers is a free spirited man who hates towns and lives free on the prairie. His friend Jim Branch convinces Ollie to go into Dodge for a good time at Miss Kitty's saloon.
While Ollie is in town, two men kill Ollie's hogs and mule. Ollie goes after the two men thus killing one of the men.
Matt is forced to arrest his good friend Ollie for killing one of the men.
After Ollie has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to a long prison term, Ollie's friend, (Jim Branch) kills Ollie to spare Ollie from the cruelty of being being incarcerated for the rest of his life.Read More
After a young man is shot in the back, people think it was young Fly Hoyt. Holly Fanshaw was the only person who saw the murder happen and she tells Matt that Fly Hoyt committed the murder
The Older Brother (Joe Thorp)vows revenge for the murder of his Brother.
After Holly gives this information to Matt, Matt and Chester set off to bring in Fly Hoyt for murder.
After Matt talks to Fly Hoyt, Matt thinks that Fly did not commit the murder and attempts to prove Fly's innocence.
Fly gets into this deeper when Holly is shot. Hoyt claims someone shot Holly and the person who shot Holly also knocked Hoyt in the head from behind. Kitty thinks Hoyt is the murderer and can not understand why Matt is supportive of Hoyt.
Matt's lawman's instincts and experience determine that Hoyt did not commit these murders.
Matt's investigation finally brings him back to Joe Thorp again.Read More
When renegade Pawnee Indians attack some local ranchers, Matt and Major Evans think that white gunrunners supplied the Renegades the rifles.
Matt, Chester and Indian scout Tobeel, go the scene of the massacre to pick up the trail of the renegades in the hopes that the Indians will lead them to the camp of the gunrunners.
One thing that the gunrunners were not counting on was that the riffles that were sold to the renegades were an outdated Henry 44. Matt thinks that once the Indian renegades find out that they have been cheated and have purchased outdated rifles that no longer have the ammunition in supply, the Indians will go after the gunsmugglers. The Indians do take out revenge on one of the Gunsmugglers, but the other man tries to flee.
With the information supplied by a cowboy on the prairie, Matt finally arrives in the camp of the remaining gumsmuggler to confront the man.Read More
When Matt is forced to serve an eviction notice on farmer Brandon Teek, Matt tries every way he can to help the farmer.
Matt tries to speak with Judge Rambeau in the hope the Judge will stop the eviction process in the proper legal manner.
When the Judge refuses to stop the court order eviction of Brandon Teek, Matt refuses to serve the eviction.
The Judge hires another man to evict Teek, but the man finds the job of evicting Brandon Teek harder than he ever thought it would be.
The man hired to evict Brandon Teek meets resistance from Brandon Teek and a scuffle ensues. Brandon's pregnant wife, Sarah Teek, is injured in the scuffle and loses her child because of the injuries suffered.Read More
Shell Tucker is normally a friendly and peaceful sort of a man.
When Shell Tucker's wife swallows a nail, Shell's son (Rufe Tucker) sends for Doc Adams; however, Doc is unable to save Mrs. Tucker from this illness.
Since Matt knows that Shell Tucker dislikes Doctors, Matt thinks Shell might try and take the death of his wife out on Doc Adams..
When Doc is shot at on the streets of Dodge, Matt, Chester and Doc ride out to Shell Tucker's farm to talk with Shell.
Upon their arrival, they all notice that Shell's horse appears to have a broken leg. Doc believes that it is just a small fracture in the horse's leg and with the placement of a cast, the horse can be saved from being destroyed.
Matt tells Shell that he will be arrested for attempted murder unless he agrees to let Doc treat the horse.
Several weeks pass when Shell rides into Dodge and confronts Chester. Chester tells Matt and Doc that Shell might be out to get Doc Adams, but when Matt finally confronts Shell Tucker, he finds outRead More
When two town troublemakers kill Poney Thompson's dog , Poney goes after the two men.
When one of the men who shot and killed Poney's Dog is found dead, Matt and Chester suspect that Poney killed the man.
Matt is forced to arrest Poney, but as Chester is taking Poney to jail, Poney escapes from Chester
Matt, Chester and one of the men who killed Poney's dog (Jed Hakes), go after Poney.
Along the trail, Matt and Chester discover Poney dead in a cave from a snakebite wound. Jed Hakes later makes a fatal slip of the tongue and reveals that he killed his partner (Walt Moorman).Read More
An old friend of the family comes to Dodge looking for Kitty, but when he finds out she's a saloon owner, he's dismayed. Intent on defending her honor wherever she is insulted, he nearly gets himself killed. Kitty finally tells him that she has no honor, and he keeps making a fool out of himself thinking otherwise. It sends him away and saves his life at the same time.Read More
When another Doctor shows up in Dodge promising lower Doctor's fees and miracle cures, Doc gets angry and and many Dodge citizens think Doc Adamas has quit as Dodge's doctor.
When Doc comes up missing, Matt looks for Doc and finds him fishing outside of Dodge. Doc tells Matt that he thinks the new Doctor is nothing but a quack.
Doc Adamas believes the new Doctor is a quack.
Doc's beliefs are later proven to be true when the new Doctor's medical treatments amost kill a young boy.Read More
When a Buffalo hunter dies from injuries from burning led, Matt and Doc think that their boss (Jim Gatluf) might have had something to do with the man's dying.
After Matt speaks with one of Gatluf's employees about the killing of the Buffalo skinner, Matt is convinced that Gatluff murdered the man.
Soon after, Chester informs Matt that another Buffalo skinner had been murdered.
Since Matt is now convinced without any doubt that Guttliff committed these murders, Matt and Chester set off to bring Gattluff in for murder.
While Matt and Chester are searching for Gatluff out on the prairie, they run into a buying agent who tells Matt that he had recently done business with Gatluff. The agent also informs Matt where Gatluff's is.
When Matt and Chester ride into Gutluff's camp, they discover another one of Gutluff's men who has been attacked by Guttluf with a knife.
Matt and Chester finally find Guttluff's camp, but soon discover some more troubling information about this case.Read More
After Miss Kitty is injured from falling from a horse, Matt seeks help from some poor farmers.Matt determines early on that the Farmer (Raff Juson) , his wife and son are strange people that will probably not offer any assistance in helping Miss Kitty
When the Farmer refuses to help Matt and Kitty, Matt forces Raff Judson's son (Lootie) to go into Dodge to get Doc Adams.
When Lootie does not return from Dodge with Doc, Matt sends the Farmer (Raff Judsin) to search for them.
Lootie eventually returns from Dodge, but returns without Doc. Insted of helping Miss KItty, Lootie has plans to run off with Miss Kitty
When Matt fails to persuade Lootie to do what is right for Miss Kitty, Matt is forced to confront a hostile Lootie Judson.Read More
When a crazy man and his two songs whip a cowboy with a bullwhip almost killing the cowboy, Matt rescues the cowboy from the severe whipping.
When Matt asks Chester to untie the cowboy, the man makes threats to punish Chester for his sinful ways.
As Chester is walking home from the Long Branch, the man and his two songs kidnap Chester.
They bring Chester to their camp to stand trial in a Kangaroo court.
Since they think Chester interfered with the with the whipping of the cowboy, they plan to cut off Chester's hand.
One of the crazy man's sons starts to feel some compassion for Chester and attempts to save Chester from this punishment.
Just as the crazy man is about to hit Chester with an ax, the man is shot down.
Chester is surprised when he learns who saved him.Read More
Matt and Chester find a young Indian woman (Sochi) on the prairie suffering from a gun shot wound.
Matt and Chester take the young woman to Doc Adams for medical treatment, but the overall outlook for recovery does not look promising
Once Matt hears that a white man shot the woman, Matt and Chester set after the man.
While Matt and Chester are searching the prairie for the man who shot Sochi, they run into three white men.
Matt and Chester plan to take the three men back to Dodge so Sochi can identify the man who shot her;however, before Matt and Chester can get them into Dodge, the truth is finally made known about who shot Sochi.Read More
The new rootin tootin owner of ""The Lady Gay"" (Mamie)comes to Dodge and opens a saloon.
When she opens the saloon, she lets the Dodge cowpokes know that she is very handy with a gun and will use that gun on any trouble makers in her saloon.
At first Matt, Doc and Chester are quite amused at Mamie, but Matt begins to have some concerns about Mamie.
Matt, Doc and Chester think that Mamie might be involved in some foul play concerning the previous owner of the Lady Gay Saloon (Herman Bleeker).
When a Mexican man tells Matt that he saw Mamie sneaking around late the previous evening night with a lantern and a shovel, Matt, Doc and Chester investigate.
They find a vest owned by the previous owner with blood stains.
Matt thinks he has to arrest Mamie, but is concerned that Mamie might cause some problems;however, Matt tries to trick Mamie into an arrest.
Just about the time that Matt is ready to haul Mamie to the Dodge City jail, he learns the truth about Herman BleekerRead More
While Matt is away on business, Doc gets threatened by an ex convict (Brice Harp) who claims that Doc Adams sentenced him to a long term in Prison.
Doc tries to explain to the man that he was never a judge and has always been a doctor, but the man does not believe Doc.
Since Chester is worried about the ex convict trying to take out some kind of revenge on Doc, Chester cooks up a scheme that will save Doc from possible danger.Read More
When an older gentlemen, Jacob Leech, comes into the Dodge jail house and tells Matt and Chester that he plans to kill a man named Ollie Radford, Matt puts Jacob Leech in the jail for the night to cool off.
When the next day arrives, Jacob seems to have had a change of heart about killing Ollie Radford. He tells Matt that he has had a change of heart.
Matt and Chester run into Ollie Radford the next day and Radford tells Matt and Chester that he was married to Jacob Leech's daughter.
Late on when Jacob Leech learns that Ollie Radford went to see his pregnant wife at Ma Smalley's boarding house, Jacob Leech forces Miss Kitty at gunpoint to take him to Ma's boarding house. Jacob apparently has not changed his mind about killing Radford afterall.
When Clem the bartender later tells Matt that Leech and Miss Kitty left the Longbranch together, Matt and Chester go in search of Jacob Leech and Miss Kitty.Read More
When Jonas accuses Clint Dodie of robbing his store, Matt and Chester set out in the bitter cold go to Clint's farm to make an arrest.
Once they arrive at Clint's farm, instead of making an arrest, Matt and Chester wind up doing most of Clint's farm chores.
Doc later arrives at Clint's house and when he sees what Matt and Chester have been doing the last 24 hours at the Dodie farm, he finds all of this amusing.
Doc informs Matt and Chester of what really happened at Jonas's store..Read More
While Doc and Chester are traveling on the prairie, Doc is shot by some wolfers.
Doc's gunshot wounds are serious enough where Chester is worried that Doc might die on the prairie.
Chester not only has to remove the bullet from Doc, but he also has to fight off an attack by the wolfers..
Since Chester must also find enough food to keep Doc alive, Chester is forced to kill one of the horses so Doc can receive the proper nutrients.
Chester kills one of the wolfers and takes another one into custody.
Matt finally arrives on the scene and hears about Chester's heroic deeds.Read More
After Sam Lackett physically beats his wife on the streets of Dodge, Matt and Doc try to persuade Mrs. Lackett to prefer charges on her husband, but she refuses to so.
When Mrs. Lackett comes into Doc's office suffering from a beating she received from her husband, Matt decides to go after Sam Hackett.
After the Judge finds Hackett guilty of several minor crimes, he sentences Hacket to 50 dollars or 50 days in Dodge City's jail.
Mrs. Hackett comes up with the 50 dollars for Hacket's fine, Matt reluctantly releases Hacket from the jail;however, once Hackett is free from jail, Mrs. Hacket learns that Hackett has not changed his ways one bit. He still threatens to bully and beat Mrs. Hackett.
When Sam Hackett attempts to beat his wife again, she pulls a gun and kills her husband.Read More
While Grant Lucas is in Dodge to testify in court against Cy Welch, Grant goes into the Long Branch for a drink. While Grant is at the Long Branch, he sets up a late night meeting with one of Miss Kitty's saloon girls, Mae Talmey.
When Grant goes to Mae's house later that evening, Mae shoots Grant clamming that she thought Grant was trying to rob her; however, Matt does not believe Mae's story.
When Doc tells Matt that he used to know Cy Welch from Doc's days on the Mississippi river. According to Doc, Cy Welch was some kind of riverboat gambler. Doc also tells Matt that Mae Talmey was also there in those days as well.
When Matt hears this information from Doc, he makes the connection between Cy Welch and Mae Talmey.
Matt goes to Mae's house to ask her some questions about this, but when Matt arrives at her house, he stumbles into a deadly scene.Read More
German immigrant and town blacksmith, Emil Wolhter and his German mail order bride, Gretchen Mueller, are to be married.
Matt, Doc and Chester along with Emil meet Gretchen at the stage station.
Emil and Gretchen throw a big wedding party for all their friends in Dodge;however, not everyone in Dodge is friendly to Emil and Gretchen.
Town troublemaker Tolman has it in for Emil because Tolman thinks that Emil cheated him in a blacksmith deal.
Tolman and his gang scheme up a plan to get Emil Wolhter out of his house. While Emil is out of his house one evening, Tolman and his gang of troublemakers burn Emil's house to the ground.
When Matt offers to help Emil find the men who did this, Emil rejects Matt's offer and pursues these men by himself.
Emil administers his own brand of justice to the men.Read More
Martin Nagel is a hard working store owner that has plans to build up his business and eventually leave the business to his son, Lee Nagel.
When Martin Nagel is killed in a freak accident, Lee Nagel thinks that his Uncle (Hutch) did the killing.
Lee is highly suspicious of his Uncle Hutch and attempts to convince Marshall Dillon that his Uncle killed his Father to claim the family business.Read More
While Matt and Chester are transporting a prisoner on a stage coach to Wichita, Matt learns that the stage is also carrying gold.
Matt fears that outlaws might attack the stage for the gold.
While at a stagecoach stopover, the outlaws attack the station.
Matt, Chester, the stagecoach driver along with a traveling preacher and a young woman, attempt to fight off the outlaws the best they can.Read More
A buffalo hunter (Spadden) and his partner Ritchie come to Dodge City causing trouble.
Spadden has the reputation for bullying other people and bullying his buffalo skinner, Ritchie.
When Jim Cornet's friend is killed in a fight by Spadden, Spadden and Cornet have angry words.
Later that evening, Matt and Chester discover Jim Cornet's body lying dead in an alley. They also discover Cornet lying drunk in the alley just a few feet away from Jim Cornet's body.
Since Matt and Cornet had been arguing earlier, Matt thinks that Spadden might have murdered Cornet.
Spadden is tried for murder, but the Judge is of the opinion that there is just not enough evidence to convict Spadden. Spadden is acquitted from the charge of murder.
Matt thinks that there are some unusual circumstances in this case and launches an investigation.
Matt discovers Ritchie's body in the stable. Spadden admits he beat Ritchie to death.
As the investigation unfolds, Matt finally gets to the true facts of who killed JimRead More
While Marshall Matt Dillon is pursuing two fugitives from justice, he is taken captive by the same men Matt is pursuing.
One of the outlaws (Augie) shoots Matt and the outlaws take Matt captive.
One thing that Matt notices right off is how abusive one of the outlaws is to the other. Rack abuses and humiliates Augie.
After Matt sees how Rack abuses Augie, Matt tries to play on Augie's anger at Rack in the hopes that Augie might help Matt in this predicament.
After Matt works on Augie's hatred towards Rack, Matt waits for an opportunity to strike back,Read More
Gus Mather comes into Dodge and throws a big wake for a man named Orson Boggs
Doc and Chester are suspicious of this whole wake situation, but Chester and Doc attend the wake nonetheless and partake of the free drinks.
When Matt comes back to Dodge from his business trip, Chester informs Matt on what has been going on . Matt also thinks something strange is going on as well.
Matt and Chester are so suspicious of Gus Mather's story about Orson Boggs, they decide to do an investigation on all of this.
While Matt and Chester are doing an investigation, they run into a man on the prairie. He tells them that he knows of a Orson Boggs, but has never heard of Gus Mather. He tells Matt that Orson Boggs lived in the Red Bank area of the prairie.
Matt and Chester find Orson Bogg's farm. They discover Bogg's wife at the farm. Mrs. Boggs tells Matt that her husband is certainly not dead and that this story that Gus Mather is telling in Dodge about Orson being dead is false.
Mrs Boggs come to DodgeRead More
When 2 outlaws shoot and kill a storekeeper and his young employee, Matt sets out on to the prairie to find the killers.
When one of the killers (Red Lime) dies from a gunshot wound from Marshall Dillon's gun, the other outlaw (Joe Lime) vows revenge on Matt Dillon for killing his Brother
When Matt returns back to Dodge without the men and with a fever, Doc gives Matt something to help him rest and fight the fever.
While Matt is resting, Chester cleans Matt's gun. Chester removes all of the bullets from the chambers, but before Chester can put the bullets back into Matt's gun, Chester gets a message that Doc wants to see Chester in the Doctor's office
While Chester is up in Doc's office, the other killer rides back into Dodge wanting revenge for Matt killing his Brother. He tells Carl the stable man that he plans to kill Matt.
Carl the stable man tells Miss Kitty that the outlaw Joe Lime was now in Dodge and is gunning for Matt. Miss Kitty awakens Matt from a state of fever to warnRead More
Matt runs into Perce McCall on the prairie and they decide to camp together. Three outlaws, who think Matt's been tracking them, show up and try to kill him. Even though Perce knows them, he sides with Matt and all three outlaws are killed. Matt is beholdin' to Perce for saving his life. Perce explains that he knew the outlaws from the past when he used to rob stages. He got caught, paid the price, and is now heading to Dodge to do a little gambling and have some fun. The trouble starts when Perce meets Ida Poe, one of Kitty's girls, and decides to go after her. Hank Seeber, who considers Ida his girl, takes exception. Ida's dark side appears when she tells Perce she needs a man that can ""make his own luck,"" (cheat at cards) and provide a financially secure future for her. She's unimpressed with his job at the
stock pens and shames him into searching for a better way. Soon after Perce leaves Dodge it's reported that the stage was held up on the road to Wichita.Read More
Frank Cassidy is a thief and murderer that stops at Beulah Parker's farm for water. When he finds that she's unmarried and owns the farm he begins to work his way into her good graces. When her brother, Leroy, shows up and Cassidy realizes that she's not the sole owner of the farm he leaves and goes into Dodge. When Beulah goes into Dodge, Jake Welch and Henry Head, two drifters, get into a scuffle with her on the street, which Matt breaks up. Believing that Cassidy would have married her if Leroy hadn't ruined it, Beulah hires Jake and Henry to murder her brother. After they do, Cassidy once again shows interest in Beulah and they decide to marry. Matt realizes that Cassidy only wants to marry Beulah so he can sell her farm and run off. Trying to reason with Beulah about it is fruitless; therefore, Matt gets a court injunction to stop (or at least postpone) the wedding. Beulah then hires Jake and Henry to murder Matt. Not a good idea.Read More
Sarah Cooley, dying of a heart attack, confesses to her husband, Gip Cooley, that her father changed his last name from Harper to Harris long before they were married. Harper was known for killing over 100 men, and Sarah wanted Gip to know about this so that he can raise his sons accordingly. She's convinced the bad blood has been passed on. Gip promises to be strict with them and Sarah passes on. Years later, with the boys, Kyle and Jeff, in their mid-twenties, Jeff accuses neighbor Carr of selling him a horse that's blind in one eye, but Carr won't buy it back. Kyle falls in love with saloon girl Jenny, but she marries Carr instead because he has his own ranch. She soon realizes it's a mistake and starts meeting Kyle on the sly. A plan is engineered to kill Carr and set Jeff up to take the fall for it!Read More
Shanks is evicted from his rented ranch, loses his cattle and wife to another man. He goes to Colorado to pan for gold. He meets up with Buddy Ebsen, he convinces him to return to Dodge. They come into town with three heavy sacks of ""gold"", actually sand. They deposit them in the bank. Those that took his ranch and cattle fall all over themselves to return them. Shanks tries to throw them out of his house, but he has a heart attack and dies. Shanks willed everything to Ebsen. He doesn't want it, and signs it over to Matt, and tells him to give back after they have learned their lesson.Read More
Nina Sharkey has been miserable everyday she's been married to Lee, who only married her to get her father's money. They have received none of it. Lee says he is leaving for two weeks and has hired Jim Garza to look after the place. Lee has paid him $250, so when Lee gets back, Jim will say he and Nina have been fooling around. Then Lee will go to Nina's father and demand money to prevent a scandal. However, Jim falls in love with Nina and they want to marry, once she is divorced. Lee hires Harry Blucher to kill Jim. He does. Matt kills Harry. Nina kills Lee. Matt tells Nina she needs to come into Dodge with him. She says she can't, she has too many things to pack before Jim comes to pick her up.Read More
Harvey Easter tries to reform Dodge. He convinces two saddle tramps, Kelly and Bunch to take up farming, Mary to quit working at the Long Branch to be independent and take in wash, gets Charlie Fess to quit riding shotgun on the stage and guts the oasis bar with fire by throwing a lamp after unsuccessfully trying to get Harry Obie and two cowpokes to reform. Kelly and Bunch are tired of farming and decide to rob a stage, it doesn't work out. The townspeople decide to teach Harvey a lesson. They put him in a canvas bag and dunk him in the water tower. The pole breaks and Harvey drowns before they can get him out.Read More
Sam Dukes arrives on the stage with Mr. Koger. Sam takes a fancy to Cody Durham's fiancee, Rose, who works at the Long Branch. Sam gets drunk and tries to force Rose to drink. Brack is ready to slap leather with, but Matt stops it and takes Sam's gun. Dukes in a dark alley tells Brack to draw, he shoots him not knowing he doesn't have a gun. Brack is wounded as the town looks for him. Brack goes to Cody's house. Cody digs the bullet out, and hides him. Rose comes to Cody's house and tells Brack she loves him. Thay plan to leave on the 6:00 train. Cody finds them at the station and kills Brack.Read More
Grant Hatcher hires Lute Willis to kill Matt. Lute meets Fanny Fields and sets his hat for her. Lute takes a bottle of whiskey up to Hank Browder, another professional gunman. Lute meets Fanny at the store again and they arrange to meet that night. They meet and kiss,Lute says he is in love with her. Fanny senses something is wrong. Lute wants her to go away with him. Lute tells Fanny he is a hired killer, but he will do it no more. Lute tries to get Browder to kill Matt. Browder says he will do it. Browder shoots thru the office window and wings Chester. Hatcher rides in. Matt gets him to tell that he hired Lute. Matt says you're going to jail. Hatcher draws Matt plugs him. Matt arrests Lute and Browder sees it. Browder comes to the jail window. Lute tells him to tell Fanny she has to be his alibi. Browder follows Fanny out of town and kills her. Doc and Kitty see Fanny's buggy. Browder tells Lute Fanny agrees. Matt finds Fanny. Matt tells Lute Fanny was killed andRead More
Chester is taken prisoner by Comancheros. He shot one and is to die at dawn. Kisla, the leader's wife, helps Chester and Chavela, her rival to escape. Solis kills Garver and takes over, and tells his men to split up to find Chester. One, Ab Rankin catches up to them. Chester strangles him, but gets clunked on the head in the process. Solis and four of his men find them. Chavela has taken Chester's gun and gets the drop on Solis. Chavela acts like she wants Chester to die, and agrees to marry Solis. They forgot about Rankins's horse. Chester falls off the horse. Matt finds him. Matt convinces Chester Chavela was helping him. She slipped her good luck medal into his shirt pocket.Read More
Pruitt Dover is owed $100 by Ax Parsons. They struggle over a knife after drinking heavily. Pruitt wakes up. Parson is dead with the knife in his chest. Louie Pheeters sees Pruitt ride off. The Elkader sheriff has Pruitt in jail. Matt goes and picks him up. On the way back, a crazy old man shoots Matt. Pruitt kills the guy in a struggle over his knife. Pruitt digs the bullet out. He takes Matt's gun and rides off as he sleeps. He returns, he has been hunting. Back in Dodge he is locked up. Judge Brooking Matt's friend is sick and Judge Henry is in town. Matt speaks up for Pruitt. Henry finds him guilty and sentences him to hang. Matt heads to Hays City with Pruitt for the hanging. Matt tells Pruitt to get on his horse and escape. He does but changes his mind and catches up to Matt. They reach Hays and Pruitt is hung.Read More
Married Oren Conrad is seeing bar girl Pearl. Hank Ives wants some of Pearl's time. Oren draws his gun, Matt shoots him. Oren's wife Cornelia vows revenge. She tries to hire Pete Wellman to Kill Matt. He declines, but knows who might. Jim BLake also says no. She says she will exact an eye for an eye herself. She tries to shoot Matt's woman, Kitty, but Matt stops her. Ben Hardin has a score to settle with Matt. Ben sparks Cornelia. She tells Ben she must punish Matt to be free. She tells Ben she loves him. Ben says he'll set her free. Matt goes to meet Ben at Indian Wells. Cornelia realizes she really is in love, and rides out to stop Ben. Ben gets the drop on Matt. Matt convinces him to holster his gun and make it a fair fight. Matt kills him, he dies in Cornelia's arms.Read More
Lee and Harv come into the Long Branch at closing and raise heck. Matt clobbers them and puts the in jail. In the morning Matt gives them 15 minutes to get out of Dodge. Chester reads an in two month old paper for brides for rich Colorado miners. Lee and Harve rob Jonas' general store. Matt rides out to find them. He finds Polly Mims, who ran away from a wagon train. The wagonmaster is Carl Feester, with eight women heading to the Colorado miners. Florida, who's in charge of the women tells Feester he can get $100 ahead. Matt and Polly reach the train. They have heard the Arapaho are the warpath. Matt says he will ride with them to Fort Wallace. Feester and Bowman his helper says they'll kill Matt later. Two indians come up to the train. They need water for an injured boy. Matt obliges. They circle the wagons for the evening. Matt tells Florida he knows the women are to be dance hall girls. Carl wakes Polly to take a walk, she refuses. Matt cleans his clock. Matt heaRead More
Henry Cairn has bought the Lady Gay and is selling whiskey for ten cents. Ten cents cheaper than Kitty. Kitty's business is on the rocks. The banker won't loan her any money. Henry's partner Fogle calls Kitty the witch woman, because she's ruining their plans to buy a Mississippi river boat. Henry tells Kitty he's sorry it had to be this way, and the sooner they are married the better. Kitty starts flinging whatever is in reach at him. Fogle tells Kitty the only thing to do is kill her. Cairn comes in and kills Fogle to save Kitty.Read More
Proffessor Eliot and his three boys, Park, Hug and Nate are hawking his elixir. Mollie Farnum and her father are waiting for the stage to Pueblo. The boys attack that stage dressed as indians. The driver and Molly are killed. Farnum sees a scar on Hug's right hand. The boys are drinking at the Long Branch. Farnum comes in and sees the scar. Outside Farnum gets clunked on the head. Eliot is stirring the town against the indians. Hug says he and the boys will take care of the indians for $600. The town offers $300. They go looking for indians. They shoot three and bring them into town. The boys rob a train of $10,000 in gold. Farnum tells Matt the stage was robbed by white men, as he dies. Matt looks in Eliot's wagon. Matt tries to turn Hug against Eliot. Hug wounds Nate. Nate kills Hug. Park says he's leaving. Eliot's wagon returns to Dodge. Eliot goes to dig the gold up. Matt catches him.Read More
Half breed Quint kills the two white men that shot his Pa. Pa tells Quint to take his Ma, Topsanah, back to the Comanches, then he dies. Quint hates white men and want to join the Comanche. Three years later the Comanches are on the warpath. Matt warns three buffalo hunters. The indians attack them and Quint is injured. Matt takes him to Doc. Quint won't talk. Matt turns his back and Quint takes his gun. He tries to shoot Matt, no bullets. Quint ""white man trick me"". Matt escorts Quint out of town once he's well. As soon as Matt leaves he changes into indian garb. Quint returns to Running Horse's tribe. He tells Quint to kill a white prisoner, Quint doesn't. Running Horse strips him of his stripes and has him doing squaw work. Quint releases the prisoner. They ride off then split up. Matt gets a letter from the sheriff in Winona saying Jim Grant was saved by some half breed. A dozen men from Dodge head out to find the lone Comanche hiding out. Quint knocks one outRead More
Al Flack and Zel Meyers are dividing the money from their latest bank heist and agree to meet in Pueblo in two weeks for a gold robbery. Zel and his girl go to Dodge. Zel tells Jenny to get a job at the Long Branch. Zel loses $1500, to Chuck Eaton, playing poker. Zel holds up Chuck outside, but he doesn't have the money. Zel slugs him. Two guys see it and chase Zel. Matt goes to the Dodge House to arrest Zel, Chuck died. Zel tells Jenny they have to get to Pueblo. Jenny tells Matt to come to her room. She tells him Zel wants her to work on Matt. She told Zel she wouldn't, but she loves Matt. Matt returns to his room and Jenny is there. Matt throws a blanket over her and takes her up to Kitty. Flack arrives with $1000 for Zel's bail. Jenny tells Zel she's staying with Matt. Matt tells Zel not to leave town. Louie Pheeters hears Zel say he's going to kill Matt tonight. Louie tells Matt. Zel's looking in Matt's window. Matt is outside and confronts him. In the morninRead More
Annie tells Mom and Dad she's going fishin'. Phoebe Strunk and her four sons, Oliver, Casper, Hulett and Simsie ride up. They rob them and put them in their wagon and burn it. Matt and Quint are returning from hunting, and find the wagon and skeletons. Annie looks on then runs off. Annie gets to Sam's and Rosie's place. Ma and the missing links come to Dodge. The boys take notice of Annie. Sam and Rosie want to adopt Annie. The boys try to kidnap Annie. Matt tells them to get outta Dodge and stay out. Oliver follows Sam and finds out where they live. Ma and they boys come to Sam's. Ma rides off with Annie. The boys stay behind with Sam and Rose. Simsie takes Annie fishin'. Matt and Quint ride up to Ma's camp. Matt notices Annie's purse. Ma says one of her boys took it. Matt and Quint ride off. Matt tells Quint somethings not right we better ride by Sam's place. Matt finds Sam and Rose's bodies. Matt returns to Ma's camp. They're gone. Matt figures Ma's travelingRead More
Abe Blocker, an aging mountain man, tells Bud and Mary Groves to get off their homestead or die. Bud tells Matt. He goes looking. Abe shoots at Buck's hooves. Abe's wife and child died in childbirth. Matt tells Bud he talked to Abe to no avail. Joe tell Matt the Groves have been scalped. Matt finds big moccasin prints, and start trailing Abe. He sees him thrice but he disappears. Matt gives up and returns to Dodge. Quint says he's killed again, Jim Kelly and Pete Brice. Emmet's forming a posse. Gant says Joe Clark has been killed. Abe appears to the posse, and starts picking them off. Gant hits Abe. Matt tells Quint if he 's hit that bad no need to track him. Matt finds Abe in the cave near where his wife and child is buried. He dies trying to kill Matt.Read More
Chester gets a letter and asks for a raise. Chester goes to work for Quint. The letter's from Uncle Sunday Meechum from Waxahatchie, Texas. Chester wants money to send him to California. Chester catches Quint's place on fire. Quint says he can't afford him. Chester next job is with Mr. Jonas then Dan Binney. Burt Curry offers Chester easy money until he finds that he works for Matt. Sunday arrives and introduces his niece Ellie. Chester asks his uncle what's he doing here. Just visiting. Burt wants to meet Ellie at midnight. After dinner Chester asks to meet Ellie later. Burt and Chester are both waiting for Ellie. When she comes Burt leaves. Chester leaves and sees Burt go to Ellie. Chester hears Sunday and Ellie are going to rob the bank. She's dumping Sunday for Burt. Chester tries to get Sunday out of town for the night. He won't go. Chester tells Sunday that Ellie has thrown in with Burt. Botkin lets Sunday and Ellie into the bank. Sunday pulls a gun. EllieRead More
In Kansas City Senator McGovern wants to do away with marshalls west of the Mississippi. Matt tells him to come to Dodge to judge for himself. A journalist, Paul Hill says if a guy bluffs well enough no one will mess with him. Clay Tatum has never touched a gun. Hill bets Nick Heber $1000, Tatum can go to Dodge and pose as a gunfighter for two weeks and not get killed. Hill comes to Dodge and starts talking up the reputation of Clay. Clay comes into the Lomg Branch. Clay has been teaching himself how to shoot. Dan Binney says he hasn't seen any proof of Clay's abilities. Clay puts on a demonstration. Matt asks Hill what's your interest in Clay. Heber is thinking of calling off the bet. A guy tries to draw on Clay. Clay takes his gun and slugs him. The senator arrives in town. Heber pays $100 to a guy to goad Clay into a fight and kill him. The guy draws on Clay and a wild bullet hits the senator. Clay kills Heber's guy. Matt tells Clay to get out by morning. Matt goeRead More
Matt rides up on a peddler, Tom Wiggins, talks awhile and rides on. Bart and his wife Clara are very unhappy together. Bart's riding out to the east spring. He meets his buddy Murph. They plan to meet at 8 at the Long Branch. Clara's cheating with Murph and wants Murph to kill Bart. Tom rolls up and tries to sell Clara somethig. She gets rid of him. Tom meets Bart on the prairie. Tom tells Bart Clara said he was in the barn. Bart sees the whiskey bottle and two glasses. Clara says Tom forced his way in and made her have a drink. Louie Pheeters sees Bart drown Tom, and tells Matt and Doc he had a dream. Gus Thompson brings in Tom's wagon. Matt and Gus look for Tom. Matt asks Bart about Tom. Louie sees Bart in the Long Branch and tells him he saw him drown Tom. Bart wants to kill him, Murph says drown him. They get Louie good and drunk. Murph gut shoots Bart and puts the gun in Louie's hand. Doc's trying to sober Louie up. Louie tells Matt he told Bart he saw him droRead More
The Comanches bring a white woman, a wagon and horses to sell to Brice, a white renegade. Colonel Pate wants Quint as a scout. He says when you go after the white renegades instead of the Comanches he would. The colonel's daughter Lavinia does not like Quint,even less when she hears he's half Comanche. Chester gets a letter from his brother Magnus. Quint agrees to ride shotgun for Sam Gordon, the driver on the morning stage. Lavinia's heading home to Dallas on it. Brice, Poole and McIver are going to hit the stage. Sam and two cowpokes are killed. Once dark Quint saddles two horses. Quint takes the two extra horses to draw fire. Livinia rides off. Quint catches up to her. Brice and McIver report back to Trask. All the renegades mount up. Chester tells Matt the stage never made it Oklahoma City. Quint trades the horses for indian ponies and the equipment for clothes and food. Colonel Pate is at the stage when Matt gets there. Quint and Lavinia are dresses as indians whRead More
A boy sees a squaw working on a buffalo. He meets Les and Rud Torbert and Joe Riser. They meet Matt and Quint. Pa Torbert was killed by indians six months ago. Tracks lead to Gib Dawson and his indian wife Shona, a friend of Quint's. Les is trying to get guys to go Indian hunting. Shona cut her hand and it is infected. Gib takes her to see Doc, who says she needs to stay in town for treatment. Les tries to throw Gib and Shona out of town. Matt and Quint break it up. Gib checks into the Dodge House until Dobie,the clerk sees Shona. Quint takes them to Ma she refuses. Kitty has Shona stay with her. Les sees Kitty take Shona in. The town boycotts Kitty and Quint. Les stirs up the mob. He plans to take Shona twenty miles out, rough her up and leave her. Joe and a guy are picked to go kidnap Shona. She's gone. Rud comes out of a place when everyone is searching for Shona, and tells Quint she's not in there. Quint sees Rudd go back in. Shona is tied up. Rud plans on takinRead More
Ben Galt a buffalo hunter and Ash Farior get into a fight over Tilly, one of Kitty's girls. Matt breaks it up. Tilly's fiancee, Emmett Hall, tell Ben and Ash hands off his girl. Ash and Ben go into the freight business. Hawkins can't pay what he owes, Ben says no problem, open an account. A cowpoke gets rough with Tilly. Ben and Ash throws him out. While unloading a wagon, a barrel hits Ben on the head. Doc tells Matt Ben's concious. Ben tells Ash to beat it. Doc says a blow to the head can completely change a man. Ben comes home, Ash has made him some coffee. Ben says the office is sure a mess, the whole place is a bunch of junk. Ben tells Ash he's well. Hawkins still can't pay. Ben calls him a rotten nester. Ben goes for a drink and starts bothering Tilly. He punches Ash and heads for Kitty. Matt enters and throws him in jail for the night. Ben goes to Tilly's room and proposes. Tilly says she's going to marry Emmett. Tilly calls him a dirty buffalo hunter. He sRead More
Bud Hayes cleans Walker out playing poker. Outside Walker kills Bud and robs him. Billy Poe sees him and tries to help. Bud asks his name. Bud says you're swing for this Billy Poe. As he dies he tells Matt Billy did it. A cowpoke tells Matt Poe is in Elkader. Matt enters a saloon in Elkader. Canby, Wells and Dano (CWD) don't like the law, and give Matt a hard time. Davey the town drunk leads Matt into a CWD trap. He's knocked unconcious. Dano kills Davey. Matt wakes, his sight is badly blurred. Matt tells a guy on the street (Billy) he had too much to drink and needs to get a room and lay down. CWD see Billy helping Matt. Billy brings Matt something to eat. Billy sees Matt's badge. Billy tells Matt it's a gloomy day out. Matt agrees. The sun is streaming in the window. Later the maid comments on the sunny day. Matt asks the maid to have boy have his horse saddled and brought to the hotel. CWD let slip to Billy they clunked Matt. They're ready to kill Billy for hRead More
Mark Feeney and Jim Stope find out Quint's half indian. Stope won't pay a lousy redskin the two dollars he owes Quint for shoeing his horse. Quint goes out to the river for a swim. He gets and without his shirt on he throws a lasso over a bay horse. A boy fishing watches. Will Grissom tells Bob Houser he saw his boy Jimmy and the horse down by the river. Jimmy saw a half-naked indian steal the horse. Feeney and Stope tell Matt Quint has the horse. Jimmy identfies Quint. Quint says someone told him to get the horse and shoe and he'd pay him double. Houser takes his horse. Quint says he may start wearing a gun. At Delmonico's Bettis tells Joe if you seerve Qunit all us whites are leaving. At a bar he's told they don't serve horestealing half-breeds. Louie's looking for Matt eight guys are heading for Quint's. Matt finds him and says they hit him with everything they had. Quint says he doesn't belong here. Grissom says he's shy three horses and blames Quint. Matt goes ouRead More
Dal Creed get's Pat Kane fired off his father's ranch. A cowpoke tries to get more than water from Lottie Foy. Her Pa runs him off. The cowpoke comes back and shoots Pa. Quint hears the shot and rides up. The cowpoke says he was just target shooting. Lottie forces her way out of the barn and says he murdered my Pa. Quint whups him. Lottie goes to work for Kitty. Pat Kane and Lottie strike up a friendship. Dal gets fresh with Lottie. Pat tells Dal to keep away from her. The nest day Dal's bothering Lottie. Pat and Dal scuffle. Matt tells Dal to stay away from Pat. Lottie is shot and dies. Matt tells the Major his son did it. Chester was a witness. At the trial Dal's found guilty. Pat's leaving town. Matt locks Dal up. The major tires to get a retrial or a pardon from the govenor, no luck. Matt takes Dal to Hays. Dal has been a sniveling caward. The major says he won't let his son die like a caward. Ben Carver the sheriff in Hays tells Dal the Major has fixed itRead More
Redwater, Texas 1858, Sage and his men plan on robbing a bank. Sage kills a young man in his band who looked scared. They take a hostage and Sage tells Dan York to kill him. York kills Sage, and tells them to let the hostage, Matt Dillon, go. Seventeen years later Dan and his partner, Baca, rob the bank in Dodge. Matt can shoot Dan riding off, but he doesn't. Matt checks the hotel register at the Dodge House. Baca first signed in as being from Taloga, then crossed it out. Matt resigns. Matt finds Dan ans Baca in Taloga. Matt tells Dan he wants a cut. Dan figures Matt wants to join them. They take him to their camp. Matt says it cost him his job, he wants a cut of the Dodge money. Dan and Baca disagree and shoot each other. Dan tells Matt where the money is. Matt returns the money and pins his badge back on.Read More
In Wichita, Kansas Kyle Kelly gives Terry Lee the brush off. She was expecting a proposal. Six months later in Dodge, Kyle meets Avis Fisher. She's in her early thirties her husband Ab near fifty. Ab stays in town. Kyle follows Avis home. They smooch. Ab finds Kyle's kerchief, Avis explains it away. Ab asks Matt how can he kill a man for free. Matt says you can't. Ab tells Quint and Kyle he won't be going home until night. Kyle calls on Avis. Terry's one of Kitty's girls now. Kyle's talking to Terry. Luke Ryan comes in and Terry wants to go with him. Kyle objects. Luke decks him. Ab's going into Dodge. Kyle rides up to Luke's place and plugs him. Ab hears the shots. Luke tells Ab Kyle shot him. Ab won't tell Quint or Matt who shot Luke. He says he doesn't carry tales or informs on anyone. When Avis finds out it's Kyle she doesn't want Eb to tell. Kyle tells Avis Luke cheated him at cards, instead of the truth of fighting over Terry. He's says he shot Luke inRead More
Tobin shoots a guy that owes him money from a poker game. Elmo Sippy comes by but doesn't help. Elmo gets in a poker game with Tobin. Elmo owes Tobin $25 on the last pot. Elmo steals exactly $25 from Wib's cash drawer. Wib tells Matt he thinks Elmo took $25. Elmo robs a nester of $20, and warns him not to say anything. Elmo buys Emmett Calhoun a drink at the Smoky Hill Saloon in Elkader. The hotel clerk wants $2 extra for Emmett staying in Elmo's room. Elmo says there was a rat in it. The clerk goes to look. Elmo steals $10 from the desk. Matt asks the nester if he's seen Elmo. He says he ain't seen nobody. Elmo offers $50 for a horse. He pays for it with the butt of his gun killing Joe Parks the livery owner. The clerk says two strangers stayed at the hotel last night. The barkeep heard Elmo say he was going to the Smoky Hill River. Elmo shoots Hank Barr and gets $3 and a watch. Calhoun says he quits. Hank's not dead yet and kills Calhoun. Matt stops at the SaltRead More
Joe Stark takes a pet chicken from an old man. Billy Hargis rides up as Sally, the chicken, cooks. Joe likes Billy's horse. That night Stark is fixin' to steal the horse. Hargis whups Joe. Stark goes to see Doc. He pulls four teeth. Bob Smith slugs Barclay Mims, for looking like he wanted a handout. Billy steps in a rescues Mims. At the Long Branch a cowboy is bothering Cara Miles, Billy steps in. Slate tells Billy ""I'm going to get you"". Billy and Cara are getting married. Slate is spreading the word around town that Billy killed the gunfighter, Bo Carter. Dan Slate wants to go up against Billy. Billy has promised Cara not to wear a gun. Mims gets thrown out of Delmonico's for trying to steal a dinner. Billy pays for his meal. Flack goads Billy but he won't put on a gun. Sam brings Cara to Kitty. She was beat up by Flack. Kitty goes looking for Matt. Billy looks for Cara. He finds Cara's hat on the floor of the Long Branch and goes up to Cara. Billy's looking foRead More
Leo Pitts and Lily return to his ranch. Leo did five years in prison for robbery. Leo says to Lily you don't love me. She won't answer,but says I made a deal. Leo removes a stone from the fireplace and pulls out a metal box of gold. Leo says he earned that gold the hardest way there is to earn it. Leo takes the gold to banker Botkin to open an account. Leo buys a gun and tells Lily he's gonna kill Matt. There's no mark on the gold and Leo did his time. Leo tries to bushwhack Matt. Matt lets him go, but tells him I never want to see around Dodge again. Matt going sixty miles to ask Judge Brookin about Leo's right to the gold. Leo's following Matt. Matt's been feverish. Matt stops at a shack to rest. He wakes after two days to find Leo dead with no gun. Clabe rides up Matt asks him to get Doc. Clabe sees Leo and says he's gonna get the marshall. Matt has two empty shells in his gun, Leo two bullet holes. The judge says the gold belongs to Lily. Lily proposes to Matt.Read More
As soon as Dave takes the buckboard to town, Web Vickers rides up to Dave's two timing wife, Yuma, and kisses her. Web leaves and Jeff Daley rides up and kisses her. Dave returns to see a guy ride off. Dave asks what was Web doing here. Yuma says you just thought you saw him. Dave warns Web. Web tells Jeff Dave saw you ride out. Web tells Jeff to stay away from Yuma. Quint sees a guy shoot Dave. Ira clunks Quint with a log. Web tells Ira he didn't kill Dave. Ira wants Quint to sign an affadavit saying Jeff killed Dave. He won't. They tie him up without food or water. Yuma brings Dave in to be buried on Boot Hill. Ira and Web throw Quint down a dry well. Jeff comes to see Yuma, Matt is there. Yuma tries her feminine wiles on Matt to no avail. Web comes to see Yuma. She gives him the brush off. Matt has supper and goes to sleep in the barn. In the morning, Ira shoots at Matt. Matt disarms him. Matt and Ira ride up to Ira's place. Web shoots at Matt. Matt returnsRead More
Joe Bryan and Ed Polk split up after a bank heist. They plan to meet in Dodge later. Rod Cassidy rides off to look for land with water. He leaves his wife Clara and daughter Letty to look after the homestead. Ed is riding in. Clara tells Letty to hide. Ed demands whiskey. Clara grabs a rifle. Ed kills her. Letty runs until she's lost. Festus finds her and takes her home. They bury her Ma, then go to Dodge. Ed hears Rod say Letty saw the man and she is at Ma Smalley's. Ed tries to kidnap Letty, but she snuck out to see Festus. Ed tells Rod he should kidnap his daughter. Rod knocks out Festus. Ed takes a poker and beats the lump in Letty's bed, but she at Festus' again. Rod kills Bryan. Bryan wounds Rod. Ed tells Rod he killed his wife. Rod dies. Letty runs in front of Ed's horse with her kite. He's thrown and breaks his leg. Letty says that's him, he's the man who killed my Ma. Ed tries to shoot her. Matt shoots Ed. Ed tells Matt he killed Rod as he dies.Read More
Cora Prells's first job as a saloon girl is short lived. At the Golden Horn Saloon in Wichita,she refuses to drink with Jesse Price and others and quits. Cora's working at Mr. Ross' general store. Jesse asks her for a drink, she refuses. Joe Simms tries to manhandle Kitty. Quint intervenes. Joe wings Quint. Sam knocks the gun out of Simms' hand. Quint cleans Simms' clock. Tom King gets a date with Cora. They marry. Tom introduces Cora to his uncle, Jesse Price. Jesse sent Tom in to meet Cora. Simms tells Cora was a saloon girl. Simms wants to tell that to Tom. Jesse says you better not. Sam overhears this. Jesse feigns being sick and says he's going home. Jesse shoots Simms in the back. Jesse tells Cora he wants her to be his. Matt asks Sam what he overheard. Two yahoos say Quint said he'd kill Simms. Jesse tells Matt Tom is going to kill Simms. Matt tells Cora. Cora tells Tom when he rides up. Tom knew about Cora's past. Cora told Tom Jesse was after her. JesRead More
After fifteen years Henry Huckaby is tired of farming. A cavalry Lieutenant tells Henry they're looking for gunrunners. He says he has a crack squad including Johnnie Towers who can track and he's a boxer. Henry checks out the livery stable and blacksmith to make his fortune at. At the Long Branch he notices a gambler, Shell, who Matt has told to get out of town. Shell cheats, and demonstrates. Henry ask Shell to show him one trick. Henry gets winged by a gambler, Price. Jake a buffalo hunter picks a fight with Otto Gundlach, not knowing he's a prize fighter. Henry asks Otto if he can be his promoter. Henry aks the lieutenant if Johnnie Towers wants to fight Otto. The purse is $100. Price offers Otto $200 to throw the fight. Price takes all bets. Henry Obie is refereeing. Matt gets back and asks where is everyone. Kitty says at the fight. Matt says there's a law against prize fighting. Matt stops the fight in round 43. Obie declares the fight a draw. Matt fines HenrRead More
Joe Silva stops for a drink. Harve Litton rides up. Joe repeatedly insults him. Harve steals his horse. A rattler spooks Harve's horse. He's thrown. They have a knock down drag out fight. Silva rides on. Danny Adams runs down a horse and looks for its owner. He finds an old man in pretty bad shape. Danny takes him to see Doc. Danny and the old man want to go to Colorado. They're eating at Delmonico's. Silva objects to the old man's table manners and smell. Silva bugs Litton in the Long Branch and tells the old man he sounds like a hog. The old man spits whisky on Silva. Danny and the old man move on to the Lady Gay and get snockered. Litton sees this. Litton stabs Silva when he comes back to his room. Litton carries the old man to Silva's room and puts the knife in his hand. The clerk comments to Matt, Silva still has his hat on. The old man says he didn't do it. The judge finds him guilty and sentences him to hang. Danny gives the old man a gun through the jail wRead More
Matt had to arrest Cavalry Sgt. Wilks for being drunk and disorderly. The following morning Matt had to,literally, throw him out of his office after Wilks tried to assault him. Matt's mentor, Jim Downey, arrives in Dodge after retiring. Tony Serpa hates lawmen and shoots Downey in the back for fun while in a drunken stupor. Matt arrests Serpa; he's tried, convicted, and sentenced to hang. While taking Serpa to Hayes City for hanging, Serpa's three partners-in-crime show up. Joe Costa, the leader, decides to hang Serpa (for getting caught) and frame Matt for it. Sgt. Wilks arrives on the scene and arrests Matt for murder. Matt escapes and makes it to a nearby town to find the sheriff has gone fishing. Here he meets George, who informs Matt that Costa and his friends are in town. Matt asks George to bring a couple friends to help him flush out Costa and his men. In the meantime, Sgt. Wilks and his squad show up in town. Sgt. Wilks gives his men orders to shoot Matt on sight. Matt, GeRead More
Dan Collins is reputed to have shot four outlaws at Hackaberry Creek. Dan meets Lucy Benton and her crippled brother Carl. Lucy tells Dan not to come to her place. A cowboy coming out the Lady Gay bumps into Dan. He's ready for a showdown till he's told who Dan is. Wes Morgan offers Dan a job, killing if necessary. He offers him a hundred a month. Dan says he'll haave to think on it. Dan goes to Lucy's farm. She says I told you not to come out here. Carl says she just wants to be left alone. Lucy and Carl say Morgan is trying to run them off. Lucy asks Carl please let me tell him. Carl says no! Morgan interviews Hal Davis and hires him at $50 a month. Lucy talks to Dan in town, tells him to leave her alone. Lucy tells Doc Carl won't let me tell the truth. Doc's the only one that knows the whole truth. Dan's thinking of telling Lucy he's no hero. Davis and his partner are ready to shoot up Lucy's. Dan rides up to them. He says he's Dan Collins and the Bentons are hiRead More
Elsa Poe arrives on the stage and asks Doc to escort her to the Long Branch. Bob Sullins and Art McLane argue over who gets served first by Quint. Charlie Ross and Joe Rogers run a freight business. At the Long Branch, Sullins, a trail boss, sits with Elsa. McLane has designs on Elsa also. At Delmonico's McLane invites himself to Elsa's table. Elsa tells him she's waiting for someone. Charlie walks in Elsa calls to him. She invites him to sit down. He buys her dinner. McLane fights Sullins over Elsa. Charlie breaks it up. Matt asks Elsa about McLane and Sullins, and asks her not to encourage them. No problem she replies. Doc asks Sullins how's the eye. Charlie comes to see Elsa. McLane sees Charlie and Elsa riding off for a picnic. Ross loaned Quint the money to get started. Charlie asks Elsa to marry. McLane bothers Elsa. Matt congratulates Elsa and Charlie on their impending nuptials, the day after tomorrow. Matt warns McLane. Sullins wants Elsa to come away witRead More
Doc tries to examine Dan Braden. Matt stops at Tom and Mary Stocker's wagon. Tom sold his ranch to Dan Braden. Braden doesn't have the $1200. Dan postdated the IOU by a year. Dan offers Tom $600. Kitty tells Tom it's getting kind of late. Tom goes to Dan's. Dan shoots at Tom. Tom returns fire. A lantern is knocked over. Tom and Mary light out on horseback. Dan's body is badly burned. Matt asks Louie to stand guard. Lem Hubley rides up and invites himself to dinner. Tom tells Mary to get rid of Lem. Doc tells Matt Dan was shot. Tom tells Mary he shot Dan with a .36 Colt Navy, a rare caliber. Tom and Mary ride up to Bill and Beth Miller's. Bill figures they're on the run. Tom pulls a gun and clunks Bill when he rushes him. Matt and Festus find out from Lem where Tom is. Tom's horses run off in the night. Matt talks to the Millers. Tom hijacks two horses from a stage. Mary needs to eat and lie down. Barney Cox isn't too friendly until Mary says she's with child.Read More
A man accused of killing an Army paymaster 12 years earlier gives a
death-bed statement that he was truly innocent of the crime. The Army requests Matt to reinvestigate the case and turn up any new evidence, if he can find it. The citizens of Ridge Town refuse to cooperate with the investigation. He goes to see the ex-sheriff, an old friend of his now paralyzed and wheelchair bound from being shot at the same time the paymaster was killed. He seems to cooperate, but his son, the current sheriff, won't. Matt is beaten, accused of accosting a young girl, jailed, and nearly lynched before he solves the mystery.Read More