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1. 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: 201

2. 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: 54

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.2
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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: 46

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.2
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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: 36

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: 57

6. 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: 39

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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: 36

8. 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: 47

9. 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

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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: 68

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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: 53

12. 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: 59

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.1
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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: 40

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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: 43

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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: 34

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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: 42

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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

18. 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: 37

19. 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

20. 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

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

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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: 66

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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: 26

24. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Gallows (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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While returning suspected killer Pruit Dover to Dodge to stand trial, Matt is shot and badly wounded, and yet Dover stays with him and nurses him back to health.

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

Votes: 67

25. 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

26. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Renegades (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Quint says that white renegades, not Indians, are the cause of recent raids around Dodge. Working shotgun on the stage, he proves his point when he is attacked, then pursued by those ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 43

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

9.0
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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: 42

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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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: 36

29. 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

30. 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

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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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: 46

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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: 49

35. 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

36. 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: 34

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

145 min | Western

8.9
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Zeb Macahan returns to the farm of Macahan to take his family to Oregon.

Creators: Albert S. Ruddy, Jim Byrnes | Directors: Burt Kennedy, Daniel Mann, Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Richard Kiley, Eva Marie Saint, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 23

38. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Tail to the Wind (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.9
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A father and son bully a farmer and his wife who won't sell their land, but the farmer is oddly reluctant to let Matt arrest the two, even when they resort to gunfire.

Writers: Les Crutchfield, John Meston | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 46

39. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Fourth Victim (1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Dillon has to find and stop a serial sniper in Dodge who has been killing one man per night with a silencer equipped .30 caliber rifle.

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

Votes: 41

40. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Quest for Asa Janin (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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A young man is convicted of killing the saloon girl he wanted for his own. Matt is so sure that the young man is really innocent that he goes on the road after another suspect to prevent an unjust hanging.

Writer: Paul Savage | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 48

41. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Thirty a Month and Found (1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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Three cattle drivers find competition with railroads is forcing them out of business, and 2 of them mistakenly turn to crime for a temporary fix.

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

Votes: 43

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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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: 45

43. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Vengeance: Part 1 (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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Bob Johnson is a super fast gunman looking for revenge against the men who paralyzed his foster father and killed his foster brother, when they were attempting to steal a calf.

Writer: Calvin Clements Sr. | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 41

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.8
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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: 34

45. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Blue Heaven (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.8
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A runaway kid and a wanted man from East Texas team up to first find the kid's mother and second to shake those who have been chasing him since Carver County about a murder and robbery he just didn't commit.

Writer: Les Crutchfield | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 46

46. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Blue Horse (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.8
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Seriously injured Matt faces a moral dilemma when Blue Horse saves his life and prevents the escape of a prisoner. The Marshal knows that Blue Horse is being sought by the Cavalry as a ... See full summary »

Writers: Marian Clark, John Meston | Directors: Andrew V. McLaglen, Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Gene Nelson

Votes: 40

47. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Charlie Noon (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Matt Dillon is escorting his prisoner Charlie Noon back to Dodge City when he encounters a runaway Indian bride being pursued by the braves of her tribe. The Indians have mistaken Charlie ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 50

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Chester becomes engaged more or less accidentally, but he takes to heart his obligation to his betrothed, leaving his job with Mr. Dillon to devote himself to homesteading a barren quarter section.

Writer: Kathleen Hite | Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 63

49. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Chicken (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Mistakenly hailed as a hero who downed four robbers, a man rethinks his decision to let folks regard him as a gunfighter when protecting the woman he wants calls for a gunman's skill.

Writer: John Meston | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 41

50. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Comanches Is Soft (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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After some horsing around, Festus breaks some of Quint's equipment. To repair or get anew, they travel to Wichita and meet a saloon girl who tells them she needs to get away from town but her jealous boyfriend is now hot on their trail.

Writer: Kathleen Hite | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Burt Reynolds, Ken Curtis, Don Megowan

Votes: 48