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1970

5 Jan. 1970
The War Priest
An Indian warrior, Gregorio is wounded escaping from the U.S. Army Fourth Cavalry, and the bigoted, ruthless Sgt. Emmet Holly sets out in hot pursuit. Gregorio encounters Kitty Russell, steals her horse and takes her hostage. Meanwhile, Marshal Matt Dillon is tracking all of them.
 
12 Jan. 1970
The Pack Rat
As Matt escorts a wounded prisoner to Ft. Union, his camp is invaded by a thieving young boy, whom Matt takes into custody. In Dodge City the journey to Ft. Union is joined by two women, one pregnant traveling to see her husband, the other secretly the wife of the prisoner. A trio of outlaws waits on the trail to kill Matt and rescue the prisoner.
 
19 Jan. 1970
The Judas Gun
A small family feud between two men goes too far when one of the men hires a gunslinger to take care of business.
 
26 Jan. 1970
Doctor Herman Schultz, M.D.
Dr. Herman Schultz, a longtime friend of Doc Adams comes to Dodge City to experiment with Mesmerization (hypnotism) as a medical procedure. However, his motives seem to be less noble.
 
2 Feb. 1970
The Badge/II
Matt is seriously wounded in a gun fight. Kitty is so despondent, she puts up the Longbranch for sale, bids Matt goodbye and leaves Dodge City. In a new town, in another saloon she finds out why Matt is the kind of man he is.
 
9 Feb. 1970
Albert
Albert Schiller (Milton Selzer) is losing his job as teller at the bank. When outlaws led by Jake Spence (William Schallert) are unsuccessful in robbing the bank, Albert takes $5,000 and blames it on the gang. Irate at the wrongful accusation, the robbers return and force Albert to join them by taking his wife Kate (Patricia Barry) prisoner. Worst of all, she is menaced by the sociopathic Nix (L. Q. Jones).
 
16 Feb. 1970
Kiowa
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.
 
23 Feb. 1970
Celia
Newly's best friend becomes the victim of a con game perpetrated by a pretty young woman and her partner.
 
2 Mar. 1970
Morgan
Matt is away, and Morgan sees his chance to take over. He breaks into the Long Branch, and Kitty is forced to take action.
 
9 Mar. 1970
The Thieves
Long Branch bartender Sam Noonan reveals a good bit about his young life while talking to a young man on probation for theft. The thieves, all teenagers, have been given a 'work release': two of them work on a farm and the third for the Long Branch Saloon as Sam's helper. They chafe under the heavy-handed supervision of a small-time lawman who watches over them and takes every opportunity to make their lives miserable. Sam, himself an ex-con from way back, helps out the kid as a sort of payback to a mentor who helped him when he got into trouble. One of the other two,...
 
16 Mar. 1970
Hackett
Will Hackett has just been released from prison after serving ten years for a foiled train robbery. Hackett just so happens visits the farm of Quentin Sargent, a former partner that ran out on him during the robbery.
 
23 Mar. 1970
The Cage
When a gang tries to kill one of their captured members, the member turns around and teams up with Matt to bring the rest of the members to justice.
 
14 Sep. 1970
Chato
Chato is a mixed-race Native American with a serious grudge against lawmen. He also has a remarkable athletic ability: he can run and jump over mountain ledges while keeping up a steady fire with his rifle. After an exciting duel, he kills a friend of Matt Dillon's who was tracking him. Matt comes to New Mexico and engages him in a duel of wits with Chato to catch him. Chato's one soft spot is his common-law wife. She is shot and severely injured by a group of renegade tribesmen who were also gunning for Chato. Chato calls a truce with Matt so the group can escape and...
 
21 Sep. 1970
The Noose
Ex-con Fred Garth seeks to exactly re-create the hanging death of his father by casting Doc as the father and Matt Dillon as the young Garth (who was shot in the leg and tied to a post while his father swung). Garth kidnaps Matt, Doc, Kitty and Festus and isolates them in a deserted town.
 
28 Sep. 1970
Stark
Adam Bramley, an immature selfish young man, has escaped from prison. Louis Stark is a bounty hunter who catches him, then blackmails him for money with Bramley's father, John, a rancher with a serious heart condition. Adam's strong-willed sister Glory, has the ranch hands beat up Stark, while John pays him off to leave. Adam finally has an epiphany just as his father is dying of a heart attack.
 
5 Oct. 1970
Sam McTavish, M.D.
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.
 
12 Oct. 1970
Gentry's Law
The Gentry brothers catch old trapper Floyd killing another cow on the ranch and in an attempt to scare him they string him up for a fake hanging that goes wrong resulting in Old Man Floyd's death.
 
19 Oct. 1970
Snow Train: Part 1
Matt, Doc, and Festus are aboard a train in snow covered mountains when it is stopped by Indians who want 2 unknown passengers turned over to them for selling poisonous whiskey to them earlier.
 
26 Oct. 1970
Snow Train: Part 2
Matt avoids capture by the three Indian braves and continues on to the telegraph station. Exhausted, he finds out the telegraph lines are down. However, an advisory was issued before while the lines were still operating and Matt finds out who aboard the train sold the bad whiskey to the Indians. Matt borrows a horse from the telegraph operator and heads back to the train. Festus, meantime, is overpowered by panicky train passengers determined to give the Indians the guilty parties. They settle on two men who, it turns out, are deserters from the Army. The men protest,...
 
2 Nov. 1970
Luke
Luke Dangerfield is shot by a bounty hunter Moses Reedy. Luke's young protégé Austin brings Luke to Dodge City. It turns out that Luke used to live in Dodge before, and now one of his last wishes is to see his daughter Kathy, whom he abandoned (along with her mother) years ago. While searching for Kathy, Austin learns from a saloon girl Doris that Kathy is dead. For $25, Doris agrees to pretend to be Kathy, to appease Austin, and to comfort the dying Luke. Several things happen next: 1. Doc Adams makes Luke well again. 2. The bounty hunter Moses comes to Dodge to ...
 
9 Nov. 1970
The Gun
Randy, a teenaged bank clerk living in a shack, idolizes a notorious gunfighter and has wallpapered every room with newspaper articles and posters about the man. One night, the gunfighter, hunted by everyone, ducks into the shack. Randy's thrill over meeting his idol goes sour when the gunfighter, who's gone completely paranoid, berates him and then forces him at gunpoint to break into the bank to steal getaway money. Randy manages to distract the gunfighter and duck down, crawling between the bank desks as the gunfighter fires on him. Randy finds a revolver in a desk...
 
16 Nov. 1970
The Scavengers
Piney Biggs wanders tired and thirsty into what's left of a family's camp site that has been massacred with no survivors. As he is scavenging through the remains a band of Indians come by and Piney is forced to play dead. He later identifies them as the attackers and tells the people of Dodge that he had been traveling with the family and he is the only survivor. A posse is formed to hunt them down. The Indians are captured by a slimy band of bounty hunters who find Piney's story suspicious.
 
23 Nov. 1970
The Witness
When Ira Pickett is accused of murdering a man in a gunfight, his father Osgood comes to Dodge City to get rid of the witnesses by one means or another.
 
30 Nov. 1970
McCabe
Matt Dillon boards a train looking for a fugitive named McCabe wanted for robbery. When he finds him, McCabe, with a woman at gunpoint forces Dillon to make a deal. Dillon agrees and they set off for McCabe's farm where his wife lays dying. She dies before they arrive and McCabe's son Dodie feels nothing but anger and bitterness towards his father for leaving them alone all these years. Dodie alerts the nearby town, where he is wanted for a far more serious crime, that his father is back.
 
7 Dec. 1970
The Noonday Devil
Pursued by Marshal Matt Dillon, a Mexican bandit seeks sanctuary with his twin brother, a priest.
 
14 Dec. 1970
Sergeant Holly
An Army sergeant is accused of desertion and the theft of an Army payroll.
 
28 Dec. 1970
Jenny
A strict judge interferes when Newly allows an outlaw to make arraignments for his 10 year old daughter, and to surrender afterwards.
 

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