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1. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Island in the Desert: Part 2 (1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.5
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Festus and the hermit come upon killer Gard Dixon dying in the desert, and when Festus helps him recover, the hermit forces both of them to tote water and gold dust.

Writer: Jim Byrnes | Director: Gunnar Hellström | Stars: Milburn Stone, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor, James Arness

Votes: 35

2. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Island in the Desert: Part 1 (1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.4
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Festus is shot by the killer he is pursuing in the blazing desert, only to be helped by a crazed hermit and forced to tote water to try and get him to a town 80 miles away.

Writer: Jim Byrnes | Director: Gunnar Hellström | Stars: Milburn Stone, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor, James Arness

Votes: 45

3. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Jailer (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.4
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Etta Stone is a very bitter, older, woman who has Kitty and Matt captured, and thrown into a homemade jail, and now she plans on hanging Matt for the execution of her husband 6 years before.

Writer: Hal Sitowitz | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 198

4. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Widowmaker (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.3
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Coltrane maybe the fastest gun alive, and all he wants to do is live a quiet life with his beautiful wife, but so many men are out to make a reputation by trying to kill him.

Writer: Paul F. Edwards | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 52

5. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Mannon (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.2
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Mannon (Steve Forrest), arguably the fastest gun in the West, terrorizes Dodge City while he waits for Matt Dillon (James Arness) to return. A cruel, violent encounter with Kitty Russell (Amanda Blake) sets up the inevitable showdown.

Writer: Ron Bishop | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 53

6. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Orville Gant (1978)

90 min | Western

9.2
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With the sheriff's son held hostage by Flint, the robbery goes forward, leaving two men dead. Jessie's condition worsens as the doctor can't help her. Zeb's and Beth's accounts of her ... See full summary »

Writers: Katharyn Powers, Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, Jack Miller, Earl W. Wallace | Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 8

7. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The River: Part 2 (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.2
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Continuation of Episode #18.1, "The River, Part 1". The outlaws catch up with Matt Dillon and the two orphans, Tuttle and Hannah, at the rough mining town. Matt and the children make their ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Miller | Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor

Votes: 40

8. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Wishbone (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.2
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Festus has a habit of using the wishbone from a dead chicken for making wishes on. When he comes across the doc, alone and snakebit, he uses that wish to help him, if it can. Meanwhile, Matt searches for three outlaws who held up a stage, killing the driver and guard.

Writer: Paul Savage | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 25

9. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: A Hat (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.1
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A badly wounded mountain man kills the son of a powerful rancher in self defense and flees to Dodge, where Dillon provides protection for him against the father and his gang.

Writer: Ron Bishop | Director: Robert Totten | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 38

10. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Bohannan (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.1
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A faith healer shows up in Dodge City and is challenged by the skeptics, including Doc.

Writer: William Kelley | Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 34

11. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Brothers (1978)

120 min | Western

9.1
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After he learns of presence of gold, Deek bribes a land agent to seize ownership of the Macahan creek. Tap takes extreme measures to keep Zeb from learning about the rustlers. Josh arrives ... See full summary »

Writers: Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, Earl W. Wallace | Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 8

12. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Cattle Drive (1978)

120 min | Western

9.1
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Jessie recovers with the help of the Aapaho, but the tribe finds itself on the brink of starvation due to the broken promise of beef shipments. Zeb and Luke embark on a cattle-herding ... See full summary »

Writers: Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, Earl W. Wallace | Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 7

13. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Drago (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.1
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An aging mountain man reluctantly agrees to join the posse pursuing a murderous outlaw gang, but his real intent is exact a murderous vengeance on the men that murdered his female benefactor.

Writer: Jim Byrnes | Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 43

14. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Hung High (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.1
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As Matt takes a convicted man to Hays City for hanging, Matt and the prisoner are waylaid, the prisoner lynched, and Matt is framed for the killing, then arrested by a sergeant with a grudge against him.

Writer: John Meston | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Robert Culp

Votes: 49

15. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Long, Long Trail (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.1
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A headstrong young woman will undertake the long, dangerous journey to her fiancé's fort on her own if she must, so Matt nominates himself to escort her.

Writer: Kathleen Hite | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Barbara Lord

Votes: 59

16. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Sam McTavish, M.D. (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.1
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The arrival of the first woman doctor in Dodge City, Dr. Sam McTavish, riles Doc Adams. However, she soon wins his confidence and that of his patients, and the two physicians make a startling medical discovery.

Writers: Bethel Leslie, Gerry Day | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 50

17. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Seven Hours to Dawn (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.1
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Mace Gore's gang has taken over Dodge. When Matt is believed killed, Festus and Doc have a plan to lure Gore into a trap, even though his usual plan is to leave by dawn.

Writer: Clyde Ware | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 58

18. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Deadly Innocent (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.1
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When a mentally challenged young man comes to Dodge, Festus takes the man under his arm. But it will not be long until Festus knows the young man needs more help than he can give.

Writer: Calvin Clements Sr. | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor

Votes: 25

19. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The River: Part 1 (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.1
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The episode has two plot threads. First, in the Oregon wilderness Matt Dillon escapes with a prisoner from a band of bank robbers led by Charley Utter. They kill the prisoner but continue ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Miller | Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor

Votes: 39

20. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: A Quiet Day in Dodge (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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Matt Dillon rides wearily into Dodge City after thirty-six hours in the saddle. At the office he can't get to sleep because Festus is so exuberant about everything. In the course of the day... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Miller | Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 34

21. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Blind Man's Bluff (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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Billy Poe is falsely accused of murder by a dying man, and flees to another town while Matt follows him, and encounters dangerous resistance from other men who hate lawmen.

Writer: John Meston | Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 41

22. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Chief Joseph (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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Chief Joseph has come to town suffering from pneumonia. When he and his party are refused lodging at the hotel, a stranger steps in offering his room. Local sentiment is against this and like a boiling over teapot, trouble begins to brew.

Writers: Thomas Warner, Clyde Ware | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 30

23. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Deek (1978)

120 min | Western

9.0
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Deek Peasley is reluctantly hired to lead the search party for Jessie, who tries to bridge the language gap with Teel-O. The cattle drive gets underway, shadowed by Tap's rustler cronies. ... See full summary »

Writers: Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, Earl W. Wallace | Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 7

24. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Durham Bull (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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Little Bit and his grandpa, from Texas, are passing through Dodge to buy a breeding bull. When they meet Silva, someone grandpa considers a fooler, they have their hands full making it back with their stock and their lives.

Writers: John Meston, Jack Shettlesworth | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 43

25. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Gold Train: The Bullet: Part 3 (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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Matt, a bullet lodged near his spine, must have surgery immediately. Doc is convinced he's not up to the task. However, a priest, whose own faith has been wavering, tells Doc that he must ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Byrnes | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 34

26. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Gunfighter, R.I.P (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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A gunslinger hired to kill Matt, backs down from his obligation when he gets badly wounded and falls in love with a beautiful Asian woman who is caring for him, and his employers won't stand for it.

Writers: Hal Sitowitz, Michael Fisher | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 57

27. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Kiowa (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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When Ed Vail's daughter is kidnapped by Indians, Ed and his sons set out to find the girl. But Ed will have to come to grips with himself before rescuing his daughter.

Writer: Ron Bishop | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 32

28. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Mormon Story (1978)

96 min | Western

9.0
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Zeb sides with the Sioux after the Russian incident triggers a war - and the clash leads to a great leader's sacrifice. Luke's feelings for Hillary Gant intensify, but when her father ... See full summary »

Writers: Colley Cibber, William Kelley, Katharyn Powers, Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, Earl W. Wallace | Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 8

29. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Prairie Wolfer (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Festus returns to Dodge from wolfing and is hired by the Cattleman's Association to hunt down the wolves killing everyone's cattle. What he finds is that what's been doing the preying may ... See full summary »

Writer: John Dunkel | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 52

30. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Ten Little Indians (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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Someone has placed a fabulous price on Matt's head, and there are many competing to earn it.

Writer: George Eckstein | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 39

31. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Bounty Hunter (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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Lured out of retirement with the promise of land, a bounty hunter is aimed by his boss at the man who killed his son. He just doesn't tell him the reward and charges had been dropped.

Writer: Paul Savage | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 33

32. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Cabin (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

9.0
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To escape a potentially lethal blizzard, Matt seeks shelter in a cabin in which two psychopathic bandits have enslaved and repeatedly molested a young woman after murdering her father.

Writer: John Meston | Director: John Rich | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 63

33. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Glory and the Mud (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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A retired lawman and showman wants only to settle down with the Dodge seamstress he left behind twenty years ago, but a young whippersnapper hopes to make a name for himself by challenging the aging gun to a duel.

Writer: Gwen Bagni | Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 32

34. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: The Judge (1978)

120 min | Western

9.0
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Jessie and Teel-O have a fateful encounter with Teel-O's grandfather. While scouting for water, Luke comes to the rescue of Judge Rensen, who offers to seek a pardon for Luke's criminal ... See full summary »

Writers: Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, Earl W. Wallace | Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 8

35. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Trafton (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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An outlaw used to killing with ease, kills a priest and then strangely starts to show compassion, mercy, and remorse towards his victims.

Writer: Ron Bishop | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 43

36. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: A Man Called 'Smith' (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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Outlaw Will Smith visits his ex-wife Abelia so she can fence some stolen gold in order for him to escape into Mexico. Festus becomes suspicious when he sees Abelia in a seedy establishment late at night.

Writer: Calvin Clements Sr. | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 31

37. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Amnesty (1978)

89 min | Western

8.9
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Zeb learns Beth's husband is supposedly a dead, guilt-ridden Army hero involved in a military massacre. As Jessie nears death, Zeb decides to take her to an Arapaho medicine man - with a skeptical Luke and Josh in close pursuit.

Writers: Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, Jack Miller, Earl W. Wallace | Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 7

38. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Baker's Dozen (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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When triplets are born to a dying woman, Doc Adams will do all he can to keep the babies together instead of sending them to an orphanage.

Writer: Charles Joseph Stone | Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 31

39. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Buffalo Story (1978)

93 min | Western

8.9
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Kate Macahan's sister, Molly Culhane, joins the family. A Mormon family arrives at the homestead while fleeing religious persecution, but the patriarch soon charms Laura. Zeb mediates ... See full summary »

Writers: Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, Katharyn Powers, Earl W. Wallace | Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 10

40. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Caleb (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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Childless and poor, farmer Caleb feels like a failure, and his wife assures him he is one. Caleb moves into town to seek some meaning in his life, and soon finds himself--a man who doesn't wear a gun--challenged to a duel.

Writer: Paul Savage | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 46

41. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Erika (1977)

97 min | Western

8.9
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Zeb finds Luke with the Simonites but before Luke is strong enough to leave, Zeb must take the opportunity to find a friend who has started a vendetta against an Indian tribe. Luke has ... See full summary »

Writers: Ron Bishop, Jim Byrnes, Colley Cibber, Calvin Clements Jr., William Kelley, John Mantley, Katharyn Powers, Earl W. Wallace | Directors: Burt Kennedy, Daniel Mann, Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Eva Marie Saint, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 14

42. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Extradition: Part 2 (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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Matt finally catches up to killer Charlie Hacker in Mexico, and has make a deal with the greedy Mexican police to get Hacker back to the border, with revengeful Mexican bandits in pursuit.

Writer: Antony Ellis | Director: John English | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 34

43. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: In Performance of Duty (1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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An elderly circuit judge comes to Dodge to take care of its court docket, only to run into a group of old enemies -- outlaws who rob and kill people in their paths. No one has ever lived to... See full summary »

Writer: William Keys | Director: Gunnar Hellström | Stars: Milburn Stone, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor, James Arness

Votes: 29

44. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Interlude (1978)

97 min | Western

8.9
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Luke's attempt to foil the Flint gang's gold robbery scheme doesn't go as planned. Zeb rescues a woman from two hide-cutters and is surprised to find a love from his past. When a certain ... See full summary »

Writers: Colley Cibber, William Kelley, Katharyn Powers, Calvin Clements Jr., John Mantley, Earl W. Wallace | Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 9

45. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Matt Dillon Must Die (1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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Since the mob killing of his wife years ago, old man Wakefield has gone on murderous rampages with his sons. Now the Wakefields are trying to run down and kill Matt in the freezing mountains.

Writer: Ray Goldrup | Director: Victor French | Stars: Milburn Stone, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor, James Arness

Votes: 47

46. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Once a Haggen (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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Bucko, a close friend of Festus, is accused of murdering a man to whom he lost at poker. When his alibi witness lies out of fear, Bucko is sentenced to hang, and Festus, who'd begun to see the marshal as a friend, vows Bucko won't swing.

Writer: Les Crutchfield | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 42

47. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Patricia (1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Newly falls in love with a young woman who is dying of leukemia. Later, Doc Adams offers to teach Newly how to become a doctor.

Writer: Calvin Clements Sr. | Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor

Votes: 42

48. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Perce (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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Ex-con Perce McCall helps to save Matt's life in a shootout, and then falls for a beautiful, but greedy saloon girl who puts him under great pressure to start stealing again.

Writer: John Meston | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 37

49. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Pike: Part 2 (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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Dirty Sally becomes smitten with the outlaw Pike as he continues to heal up and the gang begins tracking Pike down.The friendship between the two grows as Pike is faced with leaving or standing his ground with the gang.

Writer: Jack Miller | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 33

50. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Robber's Roost (1978)

88 min | Western

8.9
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On the journey home, the stagecoach carrying Molly and Jessie is wrecked - and a dazed Jessie wanders into the desert, where she meets the young Navajo Teel-O. Zeb and Josh purchase a ... See full summary »

Writers: Calvin Clements Jr., Howard Fast, John Mantley, Earl W. Wallace | Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 7