10 September 1955
Matt is critically wounded while attempting to arrest super-fast gunman Dan Grat. Grat runs rampant in Dodge while Matt recovers, but is unpleasantly surprised when the recovered marshal challenges him again.
Season 1, Episode 2: Hot Spell17 September 1955
Temperatures are high, tempers are short, and Matt is unenviably duty-bound to protect despicable gunman Cope Borden from being lynched by a group of normally law-abiding and hard-working ranchers and cowhands.
1 October 1955
Doc is sworn to secrecy to protect a cruel gang guilty of murder.
8 October 1955
The frightened teenage daughter of a rancher enlists Matt to attempt to save her father's life by amputating his gangrenous leg.
Season 1, Episode 5: Obie Tater15 October 1955
A old prospector marries a saloon girl, who like others wants to know where his gold from his prospecting days is hidden.
29 October 1955
Matt is dubious of young Timmy Wyatt's stories concerning nighttime robberies and assaults, but he agrees to investigate and is surprised by what he discovers.
5 November 1955
Matt has the unpleasant task of evicting some squatters from a rancher's land, but the squatters claim the rancher sold the land to them legally.
12 November 1955
Dillon takes away the gun of Andy Travis after he kills a man in self defense, figuring no one will challenge an unarmed man to a gunfight, but it's an action that might prove to be very costly.
Season 1, Episode 9: The Hunter26 November 1955
Matt has to try to arrest his old friend, Jase Murdock, who lives in the hills, after he starts murdering homesteaders to try and stop the spread of civilization.
Season 1, Episode 10: The Queue3 December 1955
Two men cut off a Chinese immigrant's pigtail, and he tells Matt that he can return home to China only with the pigtail or by taking the lives of the men who stole it.
10 December 1955
An inveterate liar is loudly insistent that Dodge City's new banker is a swindler who will abscond with the townspeople's savings at his earliest opportunity.
Season 1, Episode 12: Magnus24 December 1955
Chester is concerned when his nomadic and "uncivilized" brother pays a Christmas visit to Dodge, but Magnus Goode proves worldlier and more adaptable to town life than anyone thought possible.
31 December 1955
Booth Rider is being played for a sucker by the wife of the ranch owner he works for, in the hopes that he will have to kill her husband in self defense.
7 January 1956
Professor Bone is a well meaning medicine man who shows up in Dodge selling an elixir with potentially deadly side effects.
21 January 1956
Hank Springer who claims the sheriff of Mingo framed him for murder, escapes from Matt's jail, wrongly believing he has killed a deputy in the process, and now has the intention of killing the apparently corrupt sheriff.
28 January 1956
A woman puts a price on Matt's head after he shoots down her husband.
Season 1, Episode 17: Robin Hood4 February 1956
Holdup man John Henry Jordan repeatedly escapes conviction by robbing only the wealthy and sparing poorer persons who are potential witnesses against him. His luck runs out when Matt's efforts force him to victimize ordinary citizens.
Season 1, Episode 18: Yorky18 February 1956
A young white boy, taken hostage years earlier by the Pawnee, must steal from or kill a white in order to be accepted by the tribe as a brave.
Season 1, Episode 19: 20-2025 February 1956
Troy Carver is an aging ex lawman with poor eyesight being chased by a dirt farmer who wants revenge for the killing of his brother 2 years before.
3 March 1956
Long Branch hostess Belle Archer sees Jerry Shand shoot a former Quantrill Rader dead in self defense, but refuses to say so, and now he faces a murder trial.
17 March 1956
Matt saves suspected 18 year old cattle thief Steve Elser, from a would be lynch group, and tries to help him find a job, but discovers he might be a hopeless case.
24 March 1956
Matt suspects Kitty of shooting and wounding an old man who attempted to abduct her in hopes of forcing her to marry him.
31 March 1956
Amos Cartwright is an Indian scout for the army and is suspected of deliberately allowing his troop to be ambushed by the Comanches, and now the brother of one of the dead soldiers, is planning to kill him.
14 April 1956
When an epidemic of typhoid fever hits Dodge, some citizens want to take the law into their own hands against the person suspected as the carrier of the disease.
28 April 1956
A large woman and her small companion bring trouble to Kitty's saloon, as the woman has a way of causing guns to be drawn.
Season 1, Episode 26: Hack Prine12 May 1956
Far from Dodge and without a horse Matt Dillon still manages to bring in Lee Trimble...a man wanted for murder. Lee's brother Dolph swears that he'll get him out. Meanwhile, an old friend of Dillon's, Hack Prine, has arrived in Dodge to take a job. Happy to see each other they reminisce about old times both unaware that the job Hack is in Dodge for is killing Dillon.
Season 1, Episode 27: Cooter19 May 1956
After Matt exposes gambler Ben Sissle as a cheat, Sissle attempts to extract revenge by giving brain-damaged Cooter Smith a gun and telling the marshal that Cooter plans to challenge him to a gunfight.
Season 1, Episode 28: The Killer26 May 1956
Matt must go to extreme lengths to stop the killing spree of a psychopathic murderer who provokes gunfights with cowboys, farmers, and others whom he knows have no chance against him.
9 June 1956
A stranger comes to Dodge, and Doc bewilders and dismays Chester and Matt by arming himself and vowing to kill the man.
16 June 1956
The stage coach arrives in Dodge carrying two distinct personalities. Sam Keeler, a loud braggart of a man who boasts he can beat any man with his fists and Seth Tandy a quiet, meek man who refuses to raise his hands in violence. Keeler tries to provoke Tandy into a fight and Dillon is forced to intervene to prevent Tandy's beating. Soon Keeler has a grudge against Tandy and Dillon which will lead to an inevitable confrontation between Keeler and Dillon.
23 June 1956
Trail herder Howard Bulow swears to shoot Marshal Dillon in the back after he kills his drunken brother in self-defense.
30 June 1956
Dutch George runs a large horse theft operation. The law can't touch him because others take the risk. He makes a big mistake when he personally steals one horse for himself.
7 July 1956
Matt tries to quell rumors of a planned Pawnee attack.
14 July 1956
Chester has been writing to a mail-order bride who is now coming to Dodge to marry him. What Chester has neglected to tell Matt and Doc is that the picture he sent her wasn't his but the marshal's.
Season 1, Episode 35: The Guitar21 July 1956
Weed Pindle is a friendly guitar player in Dodge, but when certain cowboys find out he fought for a particular division of the Union Army, they become set on trying to hang him.
Season 1, Episode 36: Cara28 July 1956
An old flame of Matt's comes to town, but her presence in Dodge may be motivated by more than sentiment.
4 August 1956
A struggling prairie couple endures harassment and torment at the hands of the wife's self-righteous brother.
18 August 1956
A distraught middle-aged woman becomes determined to aid a young murderer in Matt's custody after she learns of her own son's violent death and unceremonious burial on Boot Hill.
25 August 1956
While on the way back to Dodge, Matt and Chester help homesteaders besieged by Indians.
Season 2, Episode 1: Cow Doctor8 September 1956
Doc is called to a farm to treat a sick farmer, who has always hated doctors.
15 September 1956
Matt must resort to trickery after he and Chester trail psychopathic killer Lou Shippen to a small town whose citizenry is so frightened of Shippen that they refuse to even point him out.
Season 2, Episode 3: Custer22 September 1956
"Rough justice" awaits cocksure Army deserter Joe Trimble after a civilian jury wrongly acquits him of murder and the Army forgoes prosecution in favor of returning him to his unit.
29 September 1956
Matt goes on a rampage to close down Front Street after he accidentally shoots and kills his old friend (and temporary deputy) while trying to defend himself from a sneak attack by a murderous saloonkeeper.
20 October 1956
After Matt beats fast gun and braggart Sam Kircher in a gunfight, Kircher's inexperienced teen brother comes to town and tells Matt he will learn to use a gun, and then kill him.
27 October 1956
When a twelve-year-old Cheyenne prisoner is brought to Dodge by the Cavalry, a woman claims it's her son, who the tribe kidnapped many years earlier.
10 November 1956
Matt is put in a difficult position by the arrival of Nick Search, an old friend who has since become a gambler with a fast draw and a reputation for dishonesty.
17 November 1956
Doc comes upon a new homesteader confined to bed with a badly infected leg and a gun under the bedclothes for protection against his wife.
24 November 1956
When a man suspected of murder can't establish his alibi, Matt arrests the man. After the prisoner draws a gun on Chester and escapes, evidence suggests he might not be guilty.
1 December 1956
Killer Jed Butler takes Doctor Adams hostage to help his dying partner, and learns the true meaning of love for a friend, when Matt risks his life to rescue the good doctor.
Season 2, Episode 11: No Indians8 December 1956
Matt strongly suspects that it is actually white men who are responsible for a murderous series of "Indian raids" that have terrorized prairie-dwelling families.
15 December 1956
A man is shot on the streets of Dodge, and Matt realizes that shot was meant for him.
Season 2, Episode 13: Poor Pearl22 December 1956
Tragedy results when Long Branch hostess Pearl Bender finds herself compelled to choose between the marriage proposals of an honest farmer and a callous-seeming gambler.
Season 2, Episode 14: Cholera29 December 1956
A landowner's attempt to evict homesteaders is helped by a cholera outbreak.
5 January 1957
A man, abandoned and permanently crippled by the cold on the prairie, is rescued by Matt and Chester and struggles to find a purpose.
12 January 1957
Matt jails the wife abusing Sam Baxter on suspicion of murdering 2 squatters on his land, but after he gets locked up, a 3rd squatter is murdered.
19 January 1957
A white man and his Indian wife, passing through Dodge, become targets of violence after it is learned that the wife's father led deadly raids against white settlers.
Season 2, Episode 18: Kick Me26 January 1957
A bank robber murders his partner and comes to Dodge with his terrified wife, hoping to keep a low profile, but an Indian he once humiliated won't let him be.
2 February 1957
Grief-stricken rancher Morgan Curry proves willing to go to any length necessary to get revenge after cocksure gunman Tom Clegg kills his brother Abe in a needlessly provoked gunfight.
9 February 1957
When Matt serves a warrant in another town for a wanted man, there are two men answering the possible suspect's description, and they both have gone totally straight.
16 February 1957
The shooting of several members of an outlaw gang, though in self defense, triggers an emotional crisis in Matt, haunted by memories of all the men he has killed.
Season 2, Episode 22: Skid Row23 February 1957
When a lady comes to town looking for her betrothed, Matt takes it upon himself to sober up the man, who, in his fiancée's absence, has become the town drunk.
2 March 1957
Violence and tragedy result when Matt and Chester persuade a reluctant Kitty to hire flirtatious Rena Decker as a Long Branch hostess.
Season 2, Episode 24: Cain9 March 1957
Told he has only two months to live, a man determines to avenge the suicide of a young woman by killing the womanizer he blames for her death.
Season 2, Episode 25: Bureaucrat16 March 1957
A government official from Washington warns Matt that he will relieve him of his duties if he does not start using a firmer hand in Dodge.
Season 2, Episode 26: Last Fling23 March 1957
Miss Kitty is suspected of taking a shot at drunkard John Peavy for harassing her earlier, and shortly thereafter someone fires a shot at her.
30 March 1957
When the drunkard Chester is escorting to jail is shot dead, Chester is suspected of the murder.
6 April 1957
Professor Jacoby is a photographer from back East in Dodge, willing to do anything for a picture, even to the point of committing murder.
Season 2, Episode 29: Wrong Man13 April 1957
Sam Rickers shot a man dead in the back to try and claim a $1,000 reward, but it turns out that the dead man was never wanted by the law.
20 April 1957
A saloon gal's old beau is in town, and she expects trouble when he finds out where she is working.
27 April 1957
A weird whiskey drummer named Wilbur Hawkins makes a claim to Matt that he overheard a man making a offer to pay 300 dollars to kill him, and shortly thereafter an attempt is made on Matt's life.
4 May 1957
A man wants to marry a woman whose brother may be willing to resort to violence to keep her from leaving home.
Season 2, Episode 33: Moon11 May 1957
Vint is a crooked card dealer being watched by a gunman hired by a card player to make sure he can not cheat, so he resorts to murder and robbery to recover his losses.
18 May 1957
Despicable gunman Joe Delk provokes Lew and Billy Baxter and easily kills the inexperienced young men in gunfights, but Matt's swift and unexpected reaction soon has Delk experiencing nightmares and self-doubt.
25 May 1957
Uncle Oliver arrives in town and believes his simpleton nephew would be a good deputy for Matt, instead of Chester.
Season 2, Episode 36: Daddy-O1 June 1957
Kitty's long-lost father, who abandoned her when she was a baby, shows up in Dodge, eager to take her back to New Orleans with him.
15 June 1957
Emmett Egan has been approved for the job of marshal by War Department, and Matt agrees to let him have his job, if he follows him around for a week, to see if he can handle it.
22 June 1957
Hank Shinn is a newcomer in town bragging about his reputation as gunman, but Marshal Dillon suspects he is nothing more than a liar.
Season 2, Episode 39: Jealousy6 July 1957
A card dealer, newly married, wants to kill his old friend, Marshal Dillon, when a crooked gambler starts rumors that Dillon is courting the dealer's wife.
Season 3, Episode 1: Crack-Up14 September 1957
Gunman Nate Springer arrives in Dodge with the obvious intention of committing murder, but his nervousness and unpredictability make Matt determined to find out who hired him and why he seems so different from his steel-nerved reputation.
21 September 1957
Chester claims the new stranger in town is really there to kill him and Matt investigates, but remains skeptical even after Chester is shot in the arm by an unseen person.
28 September 1957
When Harry Speener learns that the man who saved his life is a wanted fugitive, he kills the man for the reward, then finds out that the people of Dodge don't like those who kill for money.
5 October 1957
While Kitty dines with Matt on the edge of town, Kitty's old beau robs the bank.
12 October 1957
An addled and desperate prairie family lures Matt and Chester out of town as a preliminary part of their plan for attempting a violent robbery of the Dodge City bank.
Season 3, Episode 6: Jesse19 October 1957
Young and likable Jesse Pruett teams up with an unlikely "partner" in the person of Bill Stapp, a murderous former Quantrill raider. Stapp has promised to lead Jesse to the man who killed his father so he can avenge his death, but the young man is tragically unaware of Stapp's true intentions
26 October 1957
On her way to Dodge to marry, Mavis McCloud sends a telegram to the Marshal of Dodge City. Chester and Doc want to know "Is she coming here to marry Matt" or is something else going on?
2 November 1957
Joe Digger is nearly killed by two men who tried to lynch him. Now he is giving Matt until midnight the next day to bring them to jail, or he will track them down and kill them both.
Season 3, Episode 9: Romeo9 November 1957
In a situation much like the play referenced by the title, the children of two prominent families have fallen in love, though the patriarchs of both have forbidden they see each other. Dispite the girl's father having threatened the boy with death, the two run away, and go to Dodge City for Matt's help. He reluctantly does, though the father arrives soon afterward, warning that if he doesn't turn them over to him, he and his ranch hands will tear the town apart searching for them. Matt and Chester secretly have the young couple married and sent off in a stage coach, and delay the father back at his estate until he cools down, and finally accepts what has happened.
16 November 1957
Matt sets out with a vengeance to capture two trouble-making Texas cowhands who dragged Chester and left him near death.
Season 3, Episode 11: Fingered23 November 1957
Losing his first wife when she disappeared, Jim Cobbett tries marriage again. All seemed fine until she turned up missing too. Did he have something to do with her absence as some think he did with his first?
30 November 1957
Matt investigates why a gunman is harassing station master Jesse Daggett by killing his passengers in cold blood, when things reach a climax after a female passenger is shot dead.
7 December 1957
An impoverished but hardworking woman's plans to adopt an orphan baby are jeopardized when Matt discovers that her improvident husband is involved in cattle rustling.
14 December 1957
Doc, on his way to an accident at a local farmhouse, is confronted by a stranger barring his way. When he feels forced to shoot him, he tells Matt to arrest him for it before the marshal's reputation comes into question by everyone in town.
Season 3, Episode 15: Kitty Lost21 December 1957
Kitty takes a buggy ride with a dandified stranger. When he makes a pass, her spirited rejection of it results in her being left alone on the prairie.
28 December 1957
A feud begun between two families when they lived in the Ozarks continues with fresh bloodshed, and Matt gets caught in the middle.
Season 3, Episode 17: Joe Phy4 January 1958
Matt and Chester travel to the small town of Elkader to arrest would-be killer Kerry Post, but find they must first expose a bogus U.S. Marshal in order to lure him into town.
11 January 1958
Doc finds a half-dead man on the side of the road and tells Matt. Matt and Chester ride out to a buffalo hunter's camp but before they get far, the occupants show up not treating them much better than the man the doc found.
18 January 1958
Kitty is taken hostage during a bank robbery and killer Jed Gunther warns everyone not to follow them, or he will use Dillon's gun to kill her.
25 January 1958
Matt and Chester find a man shot in back in his lonely cabin and the immediate suspects are two men who have been trying to force him to sell his land.
Season 3, Episode 21: Ma Tennis1 February 1958
A strong-willed, shotgun-wielding matriarch helps her son escape from Matt's custody, but the Marshal is equally determined to see the young man tried and sentenced for killing an unarmed man.
8 February 1958
"There's no law west of Dodge." Two writers in from New York want to see if that's true. When a Pawnee Indian uprising seems to be brewing, they may have found their story.
Season 3, Episode 23: Wild West15 February 1958
On the prairie, Matt meets up with a young boy who tells him that some men tied up and abducted his father the night before.
Season 3, Episode 24: The Cabin22 February 1958
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.
Season 3, Episode 25: Dirt1 March 1958
The only man who didn't treat Beulah like dirt is marrying another woman, whose brother doesn't want him in the family. When the groom is shot leaving the church, everyone suspects the new brother-in-law.
8 March 1958
Addled hide skinner Emmett Dooley believes that he killed a man and demands to be put in jail. Matt is convinced that Dooley was not the culprit and tries to lure the real killer into giving himself away.
15 March 1958
A horse thief is headed for a rope. At least that's how his friends see it. They find out too late they may have the wrong man. The joke may be on all of them now as someone is killing them one by one.
Season 3, Episode 28: Bottleman22 March 1958
There's a new Faro dealer at the Long Branch. When the town drunk, the meekest man in town, tries to attack him, the dealer swears he'll kill him if he ever tries that again. But he also swears he "never seen him before in his life."
29 March 1958
When town bully Cloud Marsh experiences public humiliation during a laughing gas show, he and his surly brothers assault proprietor Earle Stafford and attempt to molest his kind-hearted wife.
5 April 1958
A headstrong Texas trail boss is determined to prevent Matt from learning which one of his men was responsible for murdering another by shooting him in the back.
12 April 1958
Amy Slater gets to Dodge and tells Matt she came to die. He suggests seeing Doc Adams, she says she's not sick but that Matt could help. When asked how, she says "you're going to kill me." Learning the truth, he decides how to handle it.
19 April 1958
Dodge would appear to be undergoing a rash of suicides--or is a murderer with a rope making the rounds?
26 April 1958
Lou and Linda met in St. Louis and are engaged to be married. Lou is waiting in Dodge for her but a man he says he never met rides in on the stage too and makes Matt suspicious when Lou says he doesn't know him.
3 May 1958
The Dodge City Bank's acting manager loses $20,000 of the bank's money when he imprudently makes a loan secured by a seemingly "can't lose" poker hand. Matt makes it apparent to the three "players" that he believes they actually worked together to defraud the bank, so they flee Dodge with Doc as a hostage.
10 May 1958
Matt is strongly suspicious of the character and the intentions of gentleman gambler Leach Fields, especially when he proposes marriage to a recently-widowed woman who may know the location of $10,000 in stolen money.
17 May 1958
When Jim Cando is thrown in jail by Matt, for a robbery and murder, he orders his partner to get him out by any means, or he will implicate him in the crime too.
Season 3, Episode 37: Carmen24 May 1958
When an Army payroll is stolen and two soldiers are murdered, the commanding officer of Fort Dodge threatens to put Dodge City under martial law unless Matt can capture the perpetrators within 48 hours.
31 May 1958
After capturing suspected murderer Jim Nation, Matt has to eventually trust the suspect to help out when he and other stagecoach passengers are held at gunpoint by an outlaw.
7 June 1958
Suave and enigmatic gambler Marcus France falls in love with Long Branch hostess Boni Damon. France is curiously unwilling to marry Boni, though he is willing to risk death to protect her from the unwanted advances of vicious Tiller Evans.
13 September 1958
Matt is suspended by the War Department, after Red Samples comes to Dodge with his gang and an alleged witness, claiming Matt shot an unarmed man in cold blood.
Season 4, Episode 2: The Patsy20 September 1958
Matt doubts the veracity of Long Branch hostess Holly Fanshaw's claim that she saw trail drover Fly Hoyt murder young Dave Thorp. His suspicions increase further when Hoyt voluntarily returns to Dodge in order to clear his name.
27 September 1958
Matt believes white smugglers supplied the guns that a band of Pawnee used to attack local ranchers.
Season 4, Episode 4: Monopoly4 October 1958
Two murders result when an unscrupulous Eastern businessman named Ivy hires a psychotic killer to help him establish undisputed control of Dodge City's freight shipment business.
11 October 1958
A rich landowner seizes the chance to get a little more acreage when he discovers that a homesteader has failed to file the paperwork to make his quarter section his own.
18 October 1958
Matt and Chester, out of water while riding back to Dodge, come upon a man with two fine horses who is not very trusting. When they meet him later in Dodge, he is much different: friendly and spending money freely.
25 October 1958
A stagecoach on which Matt and Chester are riding is robbed and another passenger is murdered. Matt utilizes a ruse to incriminate the thieves when a "cowboy" appears and offers to show him where one of the thieves may be buried.
Season 4, Episode 8: Lost Rifle1 November 1958
Matt refuses to arrest his friend Ben Tiple without more evidence, when the man he has been feuding with is found shot in the back.
Season 4, Episode 9: Land Deal8 November 1958
When a stranger leading some immigrants planning on settling outside of Dodge wants Matt to give him a badge to avert trouble, he gets suspicious and rides out to their camp to see what is really up.
15 November 1958
After mild-mannered Hank Blenis is "lynched" by the two men who stole his horse, self-righteous Charlie Drain decides to take the law into his own hands and is led tragically astray by the culprits.
22 November 1958
Two gamblers find Matt incorruptible and attempt to intimidate him by hiring gunman Toque Morlan. The two are ironically unaware that Morlan was Matt's close friend until a long-ago attack by a mob left Morlan scarred and harboring a bitter grudge against lawmen.
Season 4, Episode 12: Grass29 November 1958
White men pretending to be Indians attack greenhorn Harry Pope at night, and he kills one of them. Now the dead man's friends want revenge.
Season 4, Episode 13: The Cast6 December 1958
When Doc arrives too late to save his patient, her husband, a good friend of Matt's, blames Doc for her death.
13 December 1958
Financially desperate Jack Fitch robs a stagecoach and abducts passenger Laura Church, unaware that she is "engaged" to an unscrupulous businessman who threatened to ruin her father if he did not agree to the marriage.
Season 4, Episode 15: Snakebite20 December 1958
Claustrophobic plainsman Poney Thompson is arrested for murdering a man who maliciously shot his dog, but an ironic fate awaits him after he breaks free from Chester's custody.
27 December 1958
Matt's attempt to find a man who shot at him from ambush leads him and Chester into the middle of a murderous feud between two bitter and isolated mountain families.
Season 4, Episode 17: Young Love3 January 1959
Over the objections of his sometime partner Rod Allison, treacherous Jim Box murders aging rancher Jesse Wheat, then attempts to steal cattle from Wheat's young widow.
10 January 1959
Chester's Uncle Wesley comes to Dodge and thinks Chester is the marshal, and Matt goes along with the gag, playing the deputy.
17 January 1959
A man's house is burned and his livestock killed, but he refuses to identify the perpetrators to the marshal.
24 January 1959
An old friend of Doc's, a nurse, is visiting and he hopes she will stay around Dodge. In the meantime Matt is worried that an ex-con is gunning for him even though he thought he was innocent five years ago.
Season 4, Episode 21: Jayhawkers31 January 1959
Trail boss Dolph Quince sends for his friend Matt to help escort his cattle herd into Dodge because he is having trouble with Jayhawkers (Kansas renegades), and he hopes to ease the animosity his men have towards all Kansans.
7 February 1959
A family friend of Kitty's visits from New Orleans and is shocked to find her a saloonkeeper. Still, the young man is determined to defend the lady's honor, a stance that could get him killed in rowdy Dodge.
Season 4, Episode 23: Sky14 February 1959
Young Billy flees Dodge in fear after being suspected of shooting dead an older saloon girl whose sexual advances he had been resisting.
Season 4, Episode 24: Doc Quits21 February 1959
Doc takes hard the death of a homesteader under his care; then a flashy new medicine man comes to town and takes away many of his patients.
Season 4, Episode 25: The Bear28 February 1959
Rivalry for the affections of a former saloon gal leads to a frame-up for murder.
Season 4, Episode 26: The Coward7 March 1959
A coward gambler, who's too cheap to hire a gunman, wants Matt dead for a beating he got from him years ago, so he starts some talk around Dodge about the big reputation any person could gain, if they simply killed Matt.
Season 4, Episode 27: The F.U.14 March 1959
Matt suspects a conspiracy when a man is murdered, Al Clovis flees on a train even though he has a perfect alibi, and the bank is robbed.
Season 4, Episode 28: Wind21 March 1959
Men start killing each other over saloon girl Dolly Varden, who seems to bring gamblers luck just by standing next to them when they're playing cards.
Season 4, Episode 29: Fawn4 April 1959
After years of captivity, a white woman and her half-Indian daughter are set free by the Indians, but they are shunned in Dodge.
11 April 1959
A gunfight in the Long Branch forces Matt to arrest a drunk. Letting him go since it was a fair fight, he suspects him of selling guns to the Indians, and goes after him even though he may run into those Indians.
18 April 1959
Matt and Dodge City's businessmen employ an unusual tactic to save ambush victim Lee Prentice from being taken to corrupt Baker City to face certain hanging on a trumped-up murder charge.
25 April 1959
Matt becomes suspicious when Jerry Cass's plans to marry saloon hostess Bella Grant are complicated by Bella's sudden insistence that Jerry leave his recently-inherited ranch for six months.
2 May 1959
Marshal Dillon has to stop a ruthless, cold-blooded, greedy, buffalo hunter who is in the habit of brutally killing his hired help to avoid paying them their wages.
Season 4, Episode 34: The Choice9 May 1959
Matt tries to help Andy Hill, a young gunman who is apparently trying very hard to go straight, by getting him a job riding shotgun on the stagecoach.
16 May 1959
Gunman Kin Creed arrives in Dodge determined to enhance his reputation by outdrawing Matt in a gunfight. He goes to great lengths to force Matt into a confrontation and is able to wound him, but it proves to be a pyrrhic victory.
23 May 1959
Print Asper is suspected of attempted murder when he forces a crooked lawyer, at gunpoint, to return the ranch he stole from him, and the lawyer still ends up getting shot later by someone.
30 May 1959
Dodge City's businessmen learn a hard lesson when they reject Matt's advice and hire a meek constable to handle a gang of rowdy but free-spending trail cowboys.
Season 4, Episode 38: Blue Horse6 June 1959
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 fugitive from a reservation, and he is well aware that he is duty-bound to assist their search in any way possible.
Season 4, Episode 39: Cheyennes13 June 1959
Matt seeks the help of wise Chief Long Robe to track down gunrunners who are supplying renegade Cheyenne braves with rifles used to murder prairie-dwelling families. Long Robe provides Matt with the needed information, but warns him that the death of even a single brave could lead to a violent uprising.
Season 5, Episode 1: Target5 September 1959
Ironic tragedy results when Danny Kader stubbornly disregards his father's predispositions (and Matt's pragmatic advice) in order to attempt an elopement with a young gypsy woman.
19 September 1959
When Kitty is hurt in a fall from a horse, she and Matt must seek help from shiftless dirt farmers who are oddly uninterested in aiding them.
Season 5, Episode 3: Horse Deal26 September 1959
Deesha is running a scam in which his partner sells an unbranded horse to an unsuspecting buyer, after which Deesha moves in to claim the horse, leaving the buyer with nothing.
Season 5, Episode 4: Johnny Red3 October 1959
A man suddenly turns up in Dodge City claiming to be Billy Crale, the long-lost son of a well-to-do local widow. Matt knows that Billy Crale was reported dead during the Civil War and he becomes highly concerned for Mrs. Crale's safety when he confirms that the man is actually a onetime outlaw known as Johnny Red.
Season 5, Episode 5: Kangaroo10 October 1959
Chester saves a man from a zealot's violent "justice," then faces a dose of the same himself.
17 October 1959
Would-be buyers resort to violence when they can't get a farmer to sell his land.
24 October 1959
Attention-starved Kate Kinsman claims that her husband Jeff was murdered by their handsome (and unattached) neighbor Ed Dolliver. The physical evidence points to Dolliver's guilt, but Matt is unconvinced and sets a trap to expose the killer.
Season 5, Episode 8: Saludos31 October 1959
Three men escorted by Matt back to Dodge wait for a wounded young Indian woman to identify the one that killed her husband and shot her.
7 November 1959
A man wants to gunfight when he returns home, after years away, and finding his brother married to his girl.
Season 5, Episode 10: The Boots14 November 1959
Onetime gunman Zeno Smith faces an unenviable choice. If he does not help would-be gambler Hank Fergus rob Mr. Jonas's general store, Fergus will tell 12-year old orphan Tommy the full story of how Zeno's descent into deprivation and alcoholism dates to the day he backed down from facing Fergus in a gunfight.
21 November 1959
Matt is uncertain what to make of Cyrus Tucker's confused claim that his wife of 32 years "just ran off", especially when a homesteader claims that he saw the old man digging a large hole just behind his house.
28 November 1959
A father threatens to kill the two drifters who have been plaguing his daughter.
5 December 1959
A man enlists the aid of a parson to fake his own death.
12 December 1959
A man is convicted of murder on doubtful testimony.
19 December 1959
When hired gunman Killion comes to Dodge, many of the men get scared thinking he is after them, but it turns out his paid target is a woman.
26 December 1959
A quarrel between two partners in homesteading escalates to the point of gunfire. Matt tries to make peace between them by locking them up together.
2 January 1960
An ex-Confederate waits to settle the score with the Union man whose unit cost him a loved one and property in the late war.
Season 5, Episode 18: Big Tom9 January 1960
Despite a serious heart condition, onetime prizefighter Tom Burr is determined to go through with his plans to fight vicious Hob Creel. The only way Matt can stop the mismatch and save Burr's life is to fight Creel himself.
16 January 1960
Someone takes a shot at a hard man who is brutal to his wife, and someone is overheard claiming he was offered money to kill the man.
23 January 1960
Matt and his friends try to come to the aid of a has-been actor caught cheating at cards.
Season 5, Episode 21: Hinka Do30 January 1960
Matt has reason to believe that new overweight, gun toting, straight shooting, female owner of Lady Gay saloon, may have killed the previous owner, or did she?
Season 5, Episode 22: Doc Judge6 February 1960
While Matt is out of town, an ex-convict comes hunting Doc, believing despite the doctor's protests that he is the judge who sentenced the man to a long stretch in prison.