Ted Post — Director
Clem Maddow rides into Dodge. Doc tells Chester I'm gonna kill a man. Chester gets Matt. Doc's ready to shoot Clem, he won't say why. Clem says he won't defend himself. Matt tells Doc to put his Colt 36 away. Matt tells Clem to get outta Dodge. Matt can't find Doc. Clem is shot in the back and his brother George is hit on the head. Doc heard the shot and shows up. Doc digs a .45 caliber bullet out of Clem. George shot Clem. Doc says he doesn't hate Clem anymore. Doc loved a woman, she loved Clem. He left her after a miscarriage and never returned.Read More
Zach and Bulow, up with a cattle drive, are raising a ruckus. Matt wants Zach's gun. He won't give it up. Matt hits him. Bulow draws his gun. Matt kills him. Zach tells Matt Bulow's brother Howard will shoot you in the back. Matt sees a guy hiding in the shadows. It's not Howard, but Howard comes up and introduces himself. Matt locks Howard up. Will Jacklin, the trail boss, comes for Howard. Will says he has fourteen men down the street. Reisling, the hotel owner, tells Matt you have to set him free. Matt tells Chester to go get Howard. Matt tells Jacklin, his men and Howard to get outta Dodge. Howard reaffirms he is going to kill Matt. Ben Cherry, a friend of Chester's Pa, raised Chester. Reisling says he's going to ride out to the cattle drive camp and tell the men they're welcome in Dodge. Matt and Chester go to the Dodge House to see how he did. Howard shoots at Matt from upstairs. Matt kills Howard.Read More
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
On a stage heading for Dodge Sheriff Darcy has a heart attack while guarding a murderer, Blackie. Mrs. Randolph is looking for her son Whitey. Matt tells her he was shot by a deputy two years ago. Darcy brings the kid in to Matt. He shot the cashier in a bank robbery in Caldwell. Mrs. Randolph fawns over the kid. Tasca Sloan and his gang, who the kid rode with, ride into town. Matt takes the kid to the Dodge House. Randolph tries vainly to try to help the kid escape. In the morning Blackie breaks a window to let Tasca know where he is. Matt heads for the train with Blackie. Mrs. Randolph follows. Tasca shoots Blackie. Matt shoots Tasca. Matt's wounded. The rest of the gang bite the dust. Mrs. Randolph tells Matt she was wrong.Read More
Matt's getting his haircut. The barber tells about a couple of Texans he shaved, who talked about a crooked gambler they played in San Antonio, named Nick Search. Matt saved Nick's life. Nick arrives on the stage and goes to see Bill Pence, who runs the Long Branch, about setting up a poker game. Enoch Mills is the richest man in town. In poker if you win you're cheating and if you lose it serves you right. Mills heads into the Long Branch with $5000, Nick suggests they go upstairs. Matt wants to watch the game. Nick doesn't want him to. Matt tells Nick if you've got a straight flush you're through in Dodge. Nick goes for his gun. Matt shoots his hand. Doc tells Nick it will be stiff as a board for the rest of your life. Nick was seting Enoch up all week.Read More
Doc is sick and tired of working day and night and being paid off in promises. He wants to go to San Francisco. The stage comes in with the guard dead. The driver says is was three guys. One was Haeard Brant. The driver says they hit two of them. Matt, Chester and Doc go out to the Brants. Howard can't talk. Mrs. Brant says the other two were Jed Butler and Rod Blake. They dumped Howard and rode off. Doc says he has to stay with Howard. Cheester sees Mrs. Brant with a wagon and her husband's body in it. Doc was supposed to ride ahead to make arrangements with the undertaker. He never showed. Doc was captured by Jed and Rod. After a stand off and talking Matt gets Jed and Rod.Read More
Sam tells matt the Pawnees killed and scalped a family. Matt and Chester go to look. They meet Captain Starr. Matt says he'd like to tag along. They find a man, woman, boy and little girl shot and scalped. Matt remarks every family was killed in the open. Matt says it wasn't indians. It was whites who did it for horses and whatever they could find. Matt and Chester get some horses by and old shack and make a fire to draw the murderers. Lee Stapp rides in to scope out the situation and offers his services. Matt knocks him out and Chester ties him up. Matt says there are six men coming in. We're going to ambush them. Matt and Chester open fire. Jake yells uncle. They say what are you doing shooting innocents. Matt shows them the yellow ribbon tied around the braid of the little girl's doll he took off Stapp. Stapp took it as a sourvenir. Jake told everyone to take nothing.Read More
Matt talks to a wounded man who was shot with a bullet meant for him. The wounded man says Stone shot him, Matt tells Chester that he knew Stone a while back and is worried that he will be shot next, Chester tells Matt that the Danch left before dawn.
Matt learns that Danch was hired to kill Matt for Stone.Read More
Hank Groat bothers Kitty. Chester comes to her rescue. Ann Cabot arrives from Connecticut to marry Jack Shomer. Matt, Chester and Doc go to see Jack. He's drunk in his shack as usual. They sober him up. Jack says he can't face Ann. Jack says the land beat him. He can't face people anymore. Matt tells Ann, Jack is a horse trader and he is up north. Hank Groat bothers Ann. Matt tells Groat to leave all the ladies alone. Kitty tells Matt he can't find Ann. They find Ann unconcious on the ground outside of Ma Smalley's. All Doc can find is a bruise on her cheek. Jack says he can't face Ann. He's going away. Ann slapped Groat. He hit her. Jack takes a shotgun from Matt's office and finds Groat in the Long Branch. He puts the shotgun down. They tussle. Matt stops it. Matt arrests Groat. Jack goes to get a drink. Matt tells Doc it just wasn't there.Read More
Chester is drinking at the Long Branch and gets into an argument with a gambler over a girl. When the marshall breaks it up he tells Chester to bring the man to jail. On the way there the man is killed and everyone thinks Chester did it. Matt has to prove Chester is innocent.Read More
Philip Locke is looking for Laura Simmons, but she doesn't want him to know where she works. Laura tells Matt she and Philip were to wed she asks Matt not to say anything about her job.
Philip warns Matt that he will be killed if he doesn't tell the truth. Laura decides to meet Philip at the bar, Philip wants to take Laura away from The Long Branch she doesn't want to leave putting the Barkeeps life in danger.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
Nat Seiber and Polly Troyman are to be married.
When Polly's younger Brother finds out that Nat had visited another woman (Beulah)late one evening at her house, Polly's Brother (Henry Troyman) thinks that Nat has dishonored his Sister Polly and promises to stop the wedding anyway he can.
When Nat is shot on his wedding day, everyone thinks Polly's Brother committed the shooting.
After Matt and Chester do an investigation, Matt comes to another conclusion about the shooting of Nat Seiber.Read 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
While Chester is teaching Miss Kitty guitar playing and singing technics, the cowpokes at the Long Branch are making quite a fuss over Frog mouth Kate.
Kate has a fondness for a younger man almost half her age (Billy Daunt). Billy does not share the same feelings for Kate and runs away much to the delight to the Long Branch barflies.
Late that night, Chester wakes Matt in the middle of the night to tell Matt that Kate had been shot at Ma Torvet's boarding house.
Ma Torvet tells Matt that Billy was the one who shot Kate. Ma also believes that Billy shot Kate because Kate kept some money stashed away under her bed.
Matt and Chester search the countryside for Billy Daunt.
While Matt and Chester are conducting their search, they discover the wife of a destitute farmer who claims Billy killed her husband and tortured a very old man.
Matt and Chester finally overtake a desperate Billy Daunt and transport Billy back to Dodge.
Shortly after their arrival in Dodge, Matt finds out some more troRead 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
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
Chester smitten by love takes up farming, to provide for his betrothed. His soil is miserable and the shack he lives in collapses. He builds a dugout that Daisy, his intended, hates. Chester awakens to two feet of water in the dugout. Chester and Daisy go into the water selling business. Chester needs a new pump. He goes to the bank to get money from their account. He is told Daisy drew out all the money. Doc tells Chester he saw Daisy getting on the stage last night.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
Mattie Arthur arrives on the stagecoach. She is the wife of Captain Frank Arthur, killed by the Kiowa four months ago. Corporal Johnny Jennings was the only survivor of the battle. She has come to find her husband, who she thinks may be a prisoner. She wants him or his body. Colonel Ebert can't help due to the treaty. Matt tells her he agrees with the colonel. She offers a reward to anyone bringing her husband back dead or alive. Jennings says the captain was run through with a lance. A wolfer, Emil Peck, agrees to take her to Lands Creek, the site of the battle. The Hotel clerk tells Matt, Mattie skipped out. Colonel Ebert won't send troopers. Matt asks for Jennings who goes. Peck is ready to ax Mattie. Matt saves the day. She pulls a ""gun"" on Matt. A large number of Kiowa appear. Little Bear takes them to Lands Creek. The Kiowa have given Arthur an indian burial wrapped in a chief's blanket. All Mattie has wanted all along is proof of his death for the will and insurRead 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
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