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Chester and Matt are out riding when they get shot at by a boy. His father says the Pawnee are on the warpath. Jonas tells Matt we have to protect our women and children. Matt wants to know how this scare got started. A grizzled old timer, Tewksbury, says he lived with the Pawnee, and they'll attack at dawn. Jonas and his bunch want a strategy meeting. Matt asked have you ever heard of indians announcing when they were going to attack. Matt tells them to go home. That night there's a fire at the Danver's rooming house, with Pawnee arrows around. Matt tells Chester to keep an eye on Tewksbury. Chester calls for Matt, Tewksbury has set a fire. Tewksbury says he set Danver's on fire and put the arrows there. Two cowboys died in the fire. Tewksbury daughter, Quiet One, says he tried to turn the indians against the whites, but couldn't. Tewksbury's Pawnee name is Lost Warrior, he wanted to die in battle. Quiet One gives Lost Warrior poison and takes his body home.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
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
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 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
A southern belle named Colleen comes to Dodge and charms her way through Dodge. Kitty is not by the woman. She leaves Mat and Doc at Delmonicos in the middle of dinner, and the reason she gives is she's not going to them"" Moon"" over Colleen.
Chester and Bull compete for her affection by bringing food to her house. Bull gives her a deed to a house for her to live in.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
Kitty is the mystery woman of the day. She rides off in the night undercover and picks up a young boy. She doesn't want to tell Matt or Doc who he is and why she is takes off in the night. When she leaves for a few days with a wagon filled with enough supplies for a whole family, the guys start wondering who that boy really was...Read More
Luke is raising heck at the bar. Matt locks him up. Doc finds a drunk, Dan Witter, by the side of the road. He takes him to his office and feeds him. Doc tells the bars in town not to serve him. Doc gets Dan a job with Mr. Jonas. Luke's dad, Lem, comes to get him out. Luke says he's taking off. Jonas asks Dan to lock up for him. Dan drinks all the vanilla extract. They find him passed out on the floor. He is taken to Doc's office. Lem tells he needs help on his farm. Dan goes to work for Lem and works very hard. Luke retuns with whiskey and offers it to Dan. Dan wants to leave but Lem talks him into staying. Luke tries to get Dan to drink, and starts beating Lem with a piece of firewood. Dan comes to get Matt. They go to Lem's. Luke's dead. Lem bad off tries to say he killed Luke, but Dan says he did it. Dan says ""As long as I can remembermsomeone's always been willing to give me another chance, I just won't give my self one.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
Billy Joe escapes from an army discilinary barracks work detail killing Sargeant Jellicoe in the process. The Major his two sons, Seth and Ham, and his daughter-in-law, Sarah come to town for supplies. Billy Joe gets in a fight at the Long Branch. Matt tells him to get outta Dodge. Matt gets a wanted poster on William Josph Arlen, and heads out looking for Billy Joe. Billy Joe's horse threw him. Matt's find him. the Major and Seth ride up and say, Billy Joe killed Ham and attacked Sarah. They'll bring proof. Matt locks up Billy Joe. Doc says Sarah sits like she is frozen. The Major brings Sarah to identify Billy Joe. She states he was there. He says he just had coffee and left. The Major won't let him be returned to the army to face federal charges first. Sarah overhears Doc and Kitty of the Major's plans. She tells the Major he didn't kill Ham. Seth shoots Billy Joe. Matt shoots Seth. Seth shot Ham so he could marry Sarah.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
Miss Dorf asks Doc to come out tomorrow. Clem Dorf's in the Long Branch abusing one of Kitty's girl. Matt tosses him out. Claude, Clem's dad, tells Matt he'll handle his son. Jack, a whiskey salesman, brings in magic rings. Buy a shot, you get a chance at the rings and you could win a wedding ring. Matt and Doc go to the Dorfs. Clem meets them with a rifle. Mrs. Dorf asks Clem to get some wood. She says her daughter, Althea, is locked in the cellar, please take her away. Matt breaks into the cellar. Doc says she's been beaten. Claude and Clem try to stop Matt from taking her. Matt takes Althea to Ma Smalley's. Althea wakes. Doc says he'll bring her books to read. Matt says she's about 21. Claude comes to visit Matt says git. Doc says she is a lot better. Kitty tells Doc to get some sleep, she'll sit with Althea. Althea want's to marry Doc. Dooley's trying to do the rings. Doc tells Kitty he has kind of a problem, Kitty already knows what it is. Kitty says she a woRead 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
Willie Jett holds up the stage, Jenny pulls down his bandana. He kisses her and rides off. The stage arrives at Dodge, Gant Parker meets his daughter Jenny. The stage driver and guy riding shotgun can't agree on a description of Willie.
Jenny has been back east for twelve years in a convent since her mother died. She's about 19. Willie Jett comes into the Long Branch. Matt and Kitty thinks he may be the holdup man. Matt takes Willie out to Jenny to identify him. She says she's never seen him. Gant asks Matt to stay for supper, he has a need to talk to him. Gant trying to marry Jenny off to Matt. Matt says it just wouldn't work. Jenny's outside kissing Willie. Willie hears Kitty calling Quint an indian. Willie calls Quint a dirty half-breed. Quint slugs him. Matt tells Willie get out of Dodge. Willie gets to the Parkers just as Gant leaves. Willie asks Jenny why she didn't identify him. Willie brought Jenny two garters. She won't put them on. She says she's scared tRead 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
Mrs. Lucy Damon , a dressmaker, is looking for a place for herself, her daughter and horse, Rainy. Chester finds a building for them, but it is in rough shape. Chester offers to fix it up. Lucy makes a shirt for Chester. Chester dances with Lucy. Jonas wants to know if they are ready to announce their engagement. Chester walks Lucy home. Chester isn't ready for an engagement, but they have an understanding. Chester never had much family except his brother Magnus and Uncle Sunday. Jessica misses her Daddy. Lucy starts trying to run Chester's life. Jessica suggests Chester go fishin' like her Daddy used to do up on the Snake River. Chester finds a drunk fisherman. It's Jess Damon. He says to tell Jessica hello and Lucy good-bye. Chester tells Lucy you lied by saying Jess was dead. Jess and Chester are fishin'. Jess is drunk, Chester's pouring his out on the ground. Chester tells Jess, Jessica is getting like Lucy. Jess says he's going to save that little girl. Jess teRead More
Caleb and Dorcas take the years meager harvest to Mr. Jonas. He offers only $20. Caleb reluctantly takes it. Matt is taking Chad Follett to Hays City to hang. Chad's brother Lige tells Matt you ain't gonna hang my brother. Matt beats Lige up and throws him in jail for a couple of days. Matt and Chad head for Hays. Dorcas and Caleb are not happily married. Caleb wants something else out of life. Caleb goes to Dodge and wonders around. He bumps into Julie, and she drops her packages. He apologizes. Caleb hits the Long Branch free lunch counter hard. Caleb talks to Julie about a man meaning something if only to himself. Lige tries to muscle in on Julie. Caleb stands up to him. The next day Julie warns Caleb, Lige is coming. She tells him don't let him force you into anything. Don't wear a gun. Caleb says he was wrong to say the things he did. Julie tells him he did the right thing. Caleb asks Jonas for a job. He's told to move on your blocking the sidewalk. Caleb's dRead More
Festus is nearly rundown by a speeding wagon on the trail between Hays City and Dodge. He soon finds the wagon further up the trail with a broken wheel. Here he meets Angus McTabboot and his 'unofficial' nephew Jock. It turns out that Angus is on his way to Dodge to open a newspaper and winds up hiring Festus as a reporter, with Jock as his aide to read and write for him. After digging three bullets out of the back of Angus' wagon, Matt speaks to Angus and discovers he was run out of Hays City for printing ""the truth about people,"" regardless of the consequences. The first thing Festus writes about
is how local rancher Merl Benlan got his start by rustling cattle down in Texas. Merl gets pretty upset and goes after Festus and Angus. Then, when Angus explains the concept of advertising to Festus, he creates a price war between Mr. Jonas' and Clab Chummer's general stores, which gets seriously out of hand. Things eventually deteriorate and Festus runs a front pageRead More
Jack Albertson plays a former pool player who tries to get some respect back. The men playing with him punch him because they realize he still has the touch to win. Sally's husband wants to use Moses to get money from him for him & Sally.
Sally doesn't want her husband to gamble anymore. Sally wants Dave to take her somewhere, Moses uses Dave to get some respect back. Kitty asks some to leave the bar because she feels Moses might get hurt. Sally learns from Dave that he bet their money on another man so Dave can win.
Moses hasn't lost his touch and plays for love.Read More