Lyle's Kid, September 23, 1968 Written by Calvin
Clements, Directed by Bernard McEveety, Guest Cast: Morgan Woodward, Robert
Pine, Joe de Santis, Charlotte Considine, Jonathan Harper. A young boy is groomed as a gunfighter to seek vengeance for the wrong done
to his father.
The Hide Cutters, September 30, 1968 Written by
Jack Turley, Directed by Bernard McEveety, Guest Cast: Joseph Campanella, Michael Burns, Conian Carter, Ken Swofford, Cliff Osmond, Eddie Firestone,
Gregg Palmer. Matt joins a trail drive to prevent a conflict
between the drivers and some hide cutters.
Zavala, October 7, 1968 Written by Paul Savage,
Directed by Bernard McEveety, Guest Cast: Manuel Padilia, Jr, Miriam Colon, Jim
Davis, Jose Chavez, Ricardo Alaniz, Rex Holman, Jonathan Lippe, Robert Sorreils,
Larry D. Mann, Warren Vanders, Nacho Galindo, Elizabeth Germaine, Bobby E.Clark . In Mexico, Marshal Dillon is befriended by a 13-year-old
boy who sees Dillon as a man who can rid his village of all banditos.
Uncle Finney, October 14, 1968 Written by Calvin Clements,
Directed by Bernard McEveety, Guest Cast: Burt Mustin, Victor French, Anthony James, Lane Bradbury, Pete Kellett, John Dolan, Steve Raines, Monte
Hale. A bizarre attempted robbery by two bumbling hill-country brothers
turns into a comedy of errors before it's finally thwarted by Festus
Slocum, October 21, 1968 Written by Ron Bishop,
Directed by Arthur Penn; Guest Cast: Dub
Taylor, Will Geer, James Wainwright, Ross Hagen, Lee Lambert, Mills Watson,
Stephen Sandor, Williani Erwin. After Marshal Dillon is
forced to kill a crooked gambler, his vengeful father sets out to kill the Marshal.
Will Geer (The
O'Quillian, October 28, 1968 Written by Ron Bishop,
Directcd by John Rich, Guest Cast: John McLiam, Anthony James, Victor French,
Vaughn Taylor, Ken Drake, Steve Rains, Iron Eyes Cody, Lou Antonio, Roy Barcroft. A small, ornery Irishman named O'Quillian spreads dissension and disaster in Dodge
9:12 To Dodge, November 11, 1968 Written by
Arthur Rowe, Directed by Herschel Daugherty, Guest Cast: Joanne Linville, Todd
Armstrong, Robert Emhardt, Frank Martin, Johnny Ilamer, Harry Latiter, Troy
Melton, Fred Colby, Tom Water, Lee de Rroux, Harry Harvey, Sr, Williim Murphy,
Ed Long, Pete Kellett, Frank Marth, Johnny Raymer, Link Wyler. Marshal Dillon and Doc Adams are troubled by a meddlesome woman as they escort
an escaped convict on a train trip to Dodge.
Abelia, November 18, 1968 Written by Calvin
Clements, Directed by Vincent McEveery; Guest Cast: Jacqueline Scott, Jeremy
Slate, Tom Stem, Jack Lambert, Gregg Palmer, Mike Durkin. Festus,
a young widow, and her two children are held hostage by a gang of outlaws.
Railroad, November 25, 1968 Written by Arthur
Rowe, Directed by Marvin Chomsky; Guest
Cast: Jim Davis, Shug Fisher, Ramon Bieri, Buck Holland, Don Hanmer, James McCallion,
Roy Jenson, Don Hacmer. Matt blocks a railroad company's
efforts to force Jim Graham off his land. The right-of-way dispute halts progress
on a new track, which would link Omaha and Dodge.
The Miracle Man, December 2, 1968 Written by
Calvin Clements, Directed by Bernard McEveety, Guest Cast: Don Chastain, Sandra
Smith, William Bramley, Joey Walsh, Lisa Gertitsen, Bruce Watson, Margie de
Meyer, Kevin Cooper. A slick-talking salesman, attended
by three dissatisfied customers, is rescued by a farm widow.
Waco, December 9, 1968 Written by Ron Bishop,
Directed by Robert Totten, Guest
Cast: Victor French, Harry Carey, Jr, Louise Latham, Tom Reese,
Joy Fielding, Lee de Broux, Mills Watson, Lawrence Mann, Pat Thompson, Liz Marshall,
Fred McDougall. Marshal Dillon has a long, hard ride back
to Dodge City with a prisoner whose gang doggedly pursues them.
Lobo, December 16, 1968 Written by Jim Byrnes,
Directed by Vincent McEveety, Guest Cast: Morgan Woodward, David Brian, Sheldon
Allman, Sandy Kenyon, Ken Swofford, Eddie Firestone, Fred Colby, William Murphy. Matt is forced to slay an old friend when the man becomes
a murderer, following his fanatic opposition to a bounty hunter's killing of a
Johnny Cross, December 23, 1968 Written by Calvin
Clements, Directed by Herschel Daugherty, Guest Cast: Jeffrey Pomeranz, Kelly
Jean Peters, Dean Stanton, Shug Fisher, John Crawford, Charles Thompson,
Tadd Jordan. In Matt's absence, deputy Newly O'Brien tracks
down a wanted man, saves him from the bounty hunters, and finally establishes
The Money Store, December 30, 1968 Written by William
Blinn, Directed by Vincent McEveery, Guest Cast: Charles Aidman, Eric Shea,
Pamelyn Ferdin, William Schallert, Virginia Vincent, Ralph James. An impoverished widower is accused of stealing money from a bank in order to feed
his two small children.
Twisted Heritage, January 6, 1969 Written by Arthur
Rowe & Paul Savage, Story by Robert Heverly & Jack Turley, Directed by
Bernard McEveety, Assistant Director Robert R. Shue, Guest Cast: John Ericson,
Virginia Gregg, Lisa Gerritsen, Nora Marlowe, Conian Carter, David McLean, Charles
Kuenstle, Richard O'Brien, Joshua Bryant, Steve Raines, Robert Luster,
Robert Karnes. Kitty saves the life of a fellow stagecoach
traveler and becomes deeply involved in his personal life.
Time Of The Jackals, January 13, 1969 Written by
Paul Savage, Story by Richard Fielder, Directed by Vincent McEveety, Guest Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Beverly Garland, Edmund Hashim, Jonathan Lippe,
Kip Whitman, Charles Maxwell, Robert Knapp, Sid Haig. Matt
Dillon's efforts to recapture an escaped murderer are complicated by Kitty's jealousy
of the criminal's girlfriend.
Mannon, January 20, 1969 Written by Ron Bishop,
Directed by Robert Butler, Guest Cast: Steve Forrest, Roy Barcroft, Michelle Breeze,
Harry Bean, Pat Wines. A ruthless, fast-draw gunman named
Mannon shoots Festus, steals his mule and terrorizes Dodge City. (The story line
is continued in the first Gunsmoke movie: Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge).
Gold Town, January 27, 1969 Written by Calvin
Clements, Directed by Gunnar Hellstrom; Guest Cast: Lou Antonio, Lane Bradbury,
Anthony James, Harry Davis, Kathryn Miner, Chubby Johnson, Paul Wexler, Jack
Searl. Two hillbillies attempt to swindle the townspeople
of Dodge City by selling them worthless mining claims.
The Mark of Cain, February 3, 1969 Written by
Ron Bishop, Directed by Vincent McEveety; Guest
Cast: Nehemiah Persoff, Louise Latham, Robert Totten, Kevin Coughlin,
Robert DoQui, Stanley Clements, Olan Soule, Roy Barcroft. A respected rancher is found to have been the notoriously cruel commandant of
a Civil War prison camp. Nehemiah Persoff guest-stars.
Reprisal, February 10, 1969 Written by Jack
Hawn, Directed by Bernard McEveety, Guest Cast: Joe Don Baker, Jack Lambert, Eunice Christopher, James Nusser, John Pickard, I. Stanford Jolley, Dennis
Cross . Doc Adams is in jeopardy when he is the only witness
to a killing and the murderer becomes his patient.
The Long Night, February 17, 1969 Written by Paul
Savage, Story by Richard Carr, Guest Cast: Bruce Dern, Lou Antonio, Russell
Johnson, Susan Silo, Robert Totten, Robert Brubaker, Tex Holman, Matt
Emery. Three bounty hunters hold Doc, Kitty, Sam, and Louie
captive in the Longbranch and offer to exchange them for a prisoner in jail.
The Nightriders, February 24, 1969 Written by Calvin
Clements, Directed by Irving Moore, Guest Cast: Jeff Corey, Robert Pine,
Bob Random, Norman Alden, Warren Vanders, Kate O'Mara, Iris Russell, Duncan Lamont,
Robert Karnes, Scott Hale, Ed Bakey. Revengeful night riders
from Missouri invade Dodge City and challenge the authority of Deputy Festus Haggen.
The Intruder, March 3, 1969 Written by Jim Byrnes,
Directed by Vincent McEvecty, Guest Cast: Charles Aidman, John Kellogg,
Gail Kobe, Eric Shea, Ralph James. When Festus and a wounded
robber are put up at a farmhouse, the owner attempts to kill the robber and seize
the stolen money.
The Good Samaritans, March l0th, 1969 Written
by Paul Savage, Directed by Bernard McEveety, Guest Cast: Brock Peters, Rex
Ingram, L.Q. Jones, Sam Melville, Robert DoQui, Hazel Medina, Pauline Myers,
Lynn Hamilton, Davis Roberts, John Brandon, Alyssia Gardner, Pepe Brown,
Dan Ferrone. An ex-slave is bribed by two desperadoes
to steal an important document from a wounded Matt Dillon.
The Prisoner, March 17, 1969 Written by Calvin
Clements, Directed by Arthur Penn; Guest Cast: Jon Voigt, Ramon Bieri, Kenneth Tobey, Ned Glass, Paul Bryar, David Fresco, Don Happy, Mark Slade. Kitty becomes responsible for a wanted murderer and, believing
him innocent, refuses to turn him over to an out-of-town sheriff.
Exodus 21:22, March 24, 1969 Written by Arthur
Rowe, Directed by Herschel Daugherty; Guest Cast: Steve Ihnat, Kaz Garas, Brandon
Carroll, William Bramley, Lane Bradford, Sarah Hardy. An
old friend of Matt's pursues his wife's killers into Dodge City, demanding the
right to deal with them in his own way.