Gunsmoke

June 11, 1949 to April 25, 1976
501 episodes known to exist
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts "Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time. More on Wikipedia
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June 11, 1949 - June 18, 1961
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April 15, 1956 - July 5, 1959
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May 4, 1954 - February 19, 1956
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November 30, 1967 - November 30, 1967
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April 25, 1976 - April 25, 1976
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June 11, 1949 - June 18, 1961
483 episodes known to exist
Stars: William Conrad, Georgia Ellis, Parley Baer, Howard McNear
Director/producer: Norman Macdonnell Music
Announcers: Roy Royan, George Walsh, George Fenneman
Sound Engineers: Tom Hanley, Ray Kemper, Bill James
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AUD 
June 11, 1949 
Audition Show 1 
STARS: Rye Billsbury as "Mark" Dillon 
30:30 

 
AUD 
July 13, 1949 
Audition Show 2 
STARS: Howard Culver as "Mark" Dillon and June Foray 
30:30 

 
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November 30, 1949 
Audition Show 3 
STARS: John Dehner as "Mark" Dillon 
10:00 

 
April 26, 1952 
Billy the Kid 
AUTHOR: Walter B. Newman 
29:10 

 
May 3, 1952 
Ben Thompson 
AUTHOR: Herb Purdum Incomplete-first half only 
08:38 

 
May 10, 1952 
Jaliscoe 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield 
28:20 

 
May 17, 1952 
Dodge City Killer 
AUTHOR: Herb Purdum 
29:40 

 
May 24, 1952 
Ben Slade's Saloon 
AUTHOR: Norman MacDonnell 
29:30 

 
May 31, 1952 
Carmen 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 6-21-59 
30:00 

 
June 7, 1952 
Buffalo Hunters 
AUTHOR: Joel Murcott 
30:00 

 
June 14, 1952 
Jailbait Janet 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield REPEAT: 6-28-59 
30:00 

 
June 21, 1952 
Heat Spell 
AUTHOR: Lou Houston 
 

 
10 
June 28, 1952 
The Ride Back 
AUTHOR: Anthony Ellis 
 
11 
July 5, 1952 
Never Pester Chester 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 10-30-60 
30:00 

 
12 
July 12, 1952 
The Boughten Bride 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
30:00 

 
13 
July 19, 1952 
Doc Holiday 
AUTHOR: Herb Purdum 
30:00 

 
14 
July 26, 1952 
Gentleman's Disagreement 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield REPEAT: 9-20-59 
30:00 

 
15 
August 2, 1952 
Renegade White 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
30:00 

 
16 
August 9, 1952 
The Kentucky Tolmans 
AUTHOR: Herb Purdum Someone is trying to kill Jed Tolman 
29:00 

 
17 
August 16, 1952 
The Lynching 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:00 

 
18 
August 23, 1952 
Shakespeare 
AUTHOR: Anthony Ellis Sam Matchit's body is found in actor Irving Henry's wagon 
29:30 

 
19 
August 30, 1952 
The Juniper Tree 
AUTHOR: Herb Purdum 
29:40 

 
20 
September 6, 1952 
The Brothers 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield The Thompson Brothers and the Circle Bar brand 
30:00 

 
21 
September 13, 1952 
Home Surgery 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 6-23-57 
29:30 

 
22 
September 20, 1952 
Drop Dead 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield Howard puts up a fence around the water hole at Cottonwood 
29:30 

 
23 
September 27, 1952 
The Railroad 
-REHERSAL- AUTHOR: David Ellis Libby Sager is in the way of the Railroad's right-of-way 
25:40 

 
24 
October 3, 1952 
Cain 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 2/07/53 Kane Vestal is going to Arizona to die 
29:50 

 
25 
October 10, 1952 
Hinka-Do 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield REPEAT: 10-04-59 
29:50 

 
26 
October 17, 1952 
Lochinvar 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield 
29:50 

 
27 
October 24, 1952 
The Mortgage 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield REPEAT: 10-18-59 
30:00 

 
28 
October 31, 1952 
Overland Express 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
30:00 

 
29 
November 7, 1952 
Tara 
AUTHOR: Norman MacDonnall 
30:00 

 
30 
November 14, 1952 
The Square Triangle 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield REPEAT: 11-15-59 
29:50 

 
31 
November 21, 1952 
Fingered 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:50 

 
32 
November 29, 1952 
Kitty 
AUTHOR: Antony Ellis 
29:45 

 
33 
December 6, 1952 
I Don't Know 
AUTHOR: Antony Ellis The Birch Family are looking for their drunken Pa 
29:50 

 
34 
December 13, 1952 
Post Martin 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield Cathy Blair comes West looking for her Brother 
29:50 

 
35 
December 20, 1952 
Christmas Story 
AUTHOR: Antony Ellis Christmas Program Matt tells Amos Crowley about last year's Christmas in Dodge 
29:50 

 
36 
December 27, 1952 
The Cabin 
AUTHOR: John Meston Christmas Program During a blizzard, Matt finds shelter in a cabin with some strangers. This is the first airing of this show which became an annual Christmas story on GUNSMOKE 
29:50 

 
37 
January 3, 1953 
Westbound 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield REPEAT: 11-01-59 Matt and Chester take prisoner Jack Daggett into Abileen 
29:00 

 
38 
January 10, 1953 
Word of Honor 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 7-07-59 Doc had been missing for two days attending a kidnapping victim 
29:50 

 
39 
January 17, 1953 
Paid Killer 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield REPEAT: 11-22-59 Lawson Hale hires Ed Granger to kill Matt for $5,000 
29:50 

 
40 
January 24, 1953 
The Old Lady 
AUTHOR: Kathleen Hite Ellen Henry and her no-good son Luther 
29:50 

 
41 
January 31, 1953 
Cavalcade 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield REPEAT: 11-08-59 Deputy Ed Hunter from Richmond VA, is in town to arrest John Allison and Calvin Moore (Doc Adams) 
29:50 

 
42 
February 7, 1953 
Cain 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 10-03-52 Kane Vestal is going to Arizona to die 
25:00 

 
43 
February 14, 1953 
The Round-Up 
AUTHOR: John Meston Town merchants want 20 men deputized to handle problems in upcoming weekend Round-Up. 
29:20 

 
44 
February 21, 1953 
Meshougah 
AUTHOR: John Meston Matt & Chester ride into Pierceville and find it empty of people. 
29:30 

 
45 
February 28, 1953 
Trojan War 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield REPEAT: 1-03-60 An old Girl Friend, Helen Ford dies after being robbed on a Stage Coach coming to Dodge. 
29:30 

 
46 
March 7, 1953 
Absolom 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield Texas Cattle Barron King Mallar & son Billy are arrested but released by the Mayor. 
29:30 

 
47 
March 14, 1953 
Cyclone 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield 
29:26 

 
48 
March 21, 1953 
Pussy Cats 
AUTHOR: Antony Ellis A man and a woman wait in the Saloon to ambush 4 Cowboys. 
29:42 

 
49 
March 28, 1953 
Quarter-Horse 
AUTHOR: Norman McDonnell REPEAT: 6-01-58 
29:46 

 
50 
April 4, 1953 
Jayhawkers 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 8-11-57 Dolf Quince sends Phil Jacks to bring Matt back to the trail herd because of Jayhawkers 
29:37 

 
51 
April 11, 1953 
Gonif 
AUTHOR: Antony Ellis Matt confronts Buffalo Mason and Frank Bissel at Strapley's Barber Shop 
29:44 

 
52 
April 18, 1953 
Bum's Rush 
AUTHOR: John Meston Matt captures William Gorse & Orlo in a deserted cabin 
29:46 

 
53 
April 25, 1953 
The Soldier 
AUTHOR: John Meston Two soldiers, Gallagher & Spear, are arrested for fighting in the Saloon 
29:27 

 
54 
May 2, 1953 
Tacetta 
AUTHOR: John Meston Dorigan's been demanding & hoging the attention of Dance Hall Girl Tacetta all evening 
29:55 

 
55 
May 9, 1953 
The Buffalo Hunter 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 6-30-57 
29:34 

 
56 
May 16, 1953 
The Big Con 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 11-13-60 The 1st Mug Shot is taken. Mr. Hook borrows $20,000 from the bank on a poker hand with 4 aces - BUT LOSES 
29:50 

 
57 
May 23, 1953 
Print Asper 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:43 

 
58 
May 30, 1953 
Fall Semester 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:44 

 
59 
June 6, 1953 
Sundown 
AUTHOR: William Conrad 
29:57 

 
60 
June 13, 1953 
Spring Term 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 1-01-61 
29:55 

 
61 
June 20, 1953 
Wind 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:55 

 
62 
June 27, 1953 
Flashback 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield 
29:48 

 
63 
July 4, 1953 
Dirt 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 11-27-60 
29:47 

 
64 
July 11, 1953 
Grass 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 8-25-57 
29:47 

 
65 
July 18, 1953 
Wild West 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:44 

 
66 
July 25, 1953 
Hickock 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:38 

 
67 
August 1, 1953 
Boy 
AUTHOR: Norman McDowell 
29:45 

 
68 
August 8, 1953 
Sky 
AUTHOR: John Meston ** NO THEME MUSIC ** Frogmouth Kate is pestering young Billy Donk at the bar 
25:02 

 
69 
August 15, 1953 
Moon 
AUTHOR: John Meston ** NO THEME MUSIC ** 
26:00 

 
70 
August 22, 1953 
Gone Straight 
AUTHOR: John Meston New Mexico Deputy Parker asks Matt to go to Tescosa and arrest Dane Shaw 
29:00 

 
71 
August 29, 1953 
Jesse 
AUTHOR: John Meston Pruitt is determined to learn how to handle a gun so he can kill the man who shot his pa last winter...Matt did it! 
29:30 

 
72 
September 5, 1953 
The Sutler 
AUTHOR: John Meston Will Jonas hires Chester to unload the train onto his wagon for $.20 an hour 
29:30 

 
73 
September 12, 1953 
Prairie Happy 
AUTHOR: John Meston Rumor: The Pawnee's will attack Dodge City tomorrow 
29:30 

 
74 
September 19, 1953 
There Was Never a Horse 
AUTHOR: John Meston Gunfighter Ken Creed kills a Pig Farmer in self defense, then tries to get Matt to draw on him 
29:30 

 
75 
September 26, 1953 
Fawn 
AUTHOR: John Meston Matt & Chester go to Fort to pick up a returned Indian Prisoner - A Woman & an 8-year-old Indian Girl 
29:49 

 
76 
October 3, 1953 
How to Kill a Friend 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 5-05-58 Additional 5 Minutes of News at End. Gambler's Corter & Duggan hire Toke Morlan to kill Matt when he won't take their bribe 
29:46 

 
77 
October 10, 1953 
How to Die For Nothing 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 5-10-58 Additional 5 Minutes of News at End. Texas cowboy is killed by Matt. Then his brother comes to avenge, is arrested & all of the trail herders come to shoot up Dodge 
29:51 

 
78 
October 17, 1953 
Yorky 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 4-06-58 Additional 5 Minutes of News at End. ANNOUNCER SNEEZES DURING OPENING COMMERCIAL. 12-year-old Arapaho boy captured from a raiding party, turns out to be a white boy named Yorky Kelly who wants to go back to the Indians 
29:50 

 
79 
October 24, 1953 
The Buffalo Hunter 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 5-09-53, 6-30-57 Billy, Buffallo Hunter, is scalded to death melting lead for bulletts. Yorky Kelly (from story of 10/17) shows up in this story 
24:39 

 
80 
October 31, 1953 
How to Kill a Woman 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 11-20-54 Jim Buck's Stage is held up. He suspects Stage Station Owner Jim Daggitt & his partner 
24:33 

 
81 
November 7, 1953 
Stolen Horses 
AUTHOR: Norman Macdonnell Horses are stolen from Jim Redago who is killed by Teebo 
24:57 

 
82 
November 14, 1953 
Professor Lute Bone 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 10-20-57 Professor Bone's "Wonder Medicine" 
24:57 

 
83 
November 21, 1953 
Custer 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 9-22-57 Matt & Chester find Joe Trimble running off old man Grandby's horses. 
24:53 

 
84 
November 28, 1953 
Kick Me 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 10-19-58 Tobill threatens to kill Weisser with his powerfull Indian Medicine 
24:52 

 
85 
December 5, 1953 
The Lamb 
AUTHOR: John Meston Easy going, Nice guy, Gunfighter, Lew Medallan comes to town 
25:00 

 
86 
December 12, 1953 
The Cast 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 7-27-58 Shelie Tucker is convinced that Doc killed his wife during an operation Paul Frees plays Doc Adams in this episode 
25:00 

 
87 
December 19, 1953 
Big Girl Lost 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 9-21-58 Philip Lock comes looking for Laura Simpson and hires Noonan's Gun for $500 
24:52 

 
88 
December 26, 1953 
The Guitar 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 3-02-58 Weed Pendal, Guitar Player, is teased & put-upon by Tyler & Short 
24:50 

 
89 
January 2, 1954 
Stage Hold-Up 
AUTHOR: John Meston Stagecoach from Hayes City, which Matt is on, is held up 
24:58 

 
90 
January 9, 1954 
Joke's On Us 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 2-09-58 Jake Kyser hangs Tillman for Horse Stealing then tells his wife 
24:59 

 
91 
January 16, 1954 
The Bear 
AUTHOR: John Meston Ending cut. Joe Plummer plays some practical jokes on Mike Bloker...with deadly results. 
25:00 

 
92 
January 23, 1954 
Nina 
AUTHOR: Norman Macdonnell Army Scout, Cuff Peters, passes through town with his Mexican wife, Nina 
24:31 

 
93 
January 30, 1954 
Gun Smuggler 
AUTHOR: John Meston Major Evans, at Fort Dodge, sends for Matt - Pawnee's are being supplied with Rifles from Dodge 
24:50 

 
94 
February 6, 1954 
Big Broad 
AUTHOR: John Meston 200 pound Lena Wave hits town with Emmett Fitzgerald 
24:53 

 
95 
February 13, 1954 
The Killer 
AUTHOR: John Meston Creebo kills a man he just met on the plains 
24:33 

 
96 
February 20, 1954 
Last Fling 
AUTHOR: John Meston John Peevie & Milligan Rives claim that Kitty shot them 
24:32 

 
97 
February 27, 1954 
Bad Boy 
AUTHOR: John Meston Tom Vickers & his friend, Blades, are shooting up the Dodge House 
24:34 

 
98 
March 6, 1954 
The Gentleman 
AUTHOR: John Meston Tiller Evans slaps Mavis McCloud around before he leaves town 
24:45 

 
99 
March 13, 1954 
Confederate Money 
AUTHOR: John Meston Fate Render fires Neil Butler who then ambushes him 
24:33 

 
100 
March 20, 1954 
Old Friend 
AUTHOR: John Meston Toke Moreland is hired by Ben Corter, for $300, to kill Matt 
25:31 

 
101 
March 27, 1954 
Blood Money 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 3-06-60 Likeable Joe Harp & Harry Speaner come to town. Then a $300 wanted poster for Harp comes in Dillon's mail 
24:34 

 
102 
April 3, 1954 
Mr. & Mrs. Amber 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 2-21-60 Sod Buster, Neil Amber, down on his luck, keeps stealing & Matt puts up with it 
24:32 

 
103 
April 10, 1954 
Greater Love 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 4-03-60 Doc wants to move to San Francisco. Howard Brandt is suspect of robbing the Stagecoach with Jed Butler 
24:29 

 
104 
April 17, 1954 
What the Whisky Drummer Heard 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 6-29-58 Whisky Drummer, Wilber Hawkins tells Matt he heard 2 men talking 'bout killing Matt for $300 
24:27 

 
105 
April 24, 1954 
Murder Warrant 
AUTHOR: John Meston Lee Prentess rides to town after being shot on his own place, then Jake Harvin comes in with a "Murder Warrant" 
24:37 

 
106 
May 1, 1954 
Cara 
AUTHOR: John Meston Matt's old girl friend arives from Arizona along with a Sheriff from Witchita 
24:23 

 
107 
May 8, 1954 
The Constable 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 3-20-60 Town Council wants the law to be more lenient, so they hire a Constable 
24:37 

 
108 
May 15, 1954 
The Indian Horse 
AUTHOR: Norman Macdonnell Lt. Flagg challenges Cheif Howling Dog to a Horse Race at the Fort 
24:36 

 
109 
May 22, 1954 
Monopoly 
AUTHOR: John Meston All freight lines in town sell out Ivy - Except Joe Trimble 
24:48 

 
110 
May 29, 1954 
Feud 
AUTHOR: John Meston Mountain Man Luke Humbird is asking about Hank Witherspoon so he can settle a family fued by killing him. 
24:43 

 
111 
June 5, 1954 
Blacksmith 
AUTHOR: John Meston Emil, the Blaksmith, has answered advertisment for "Good German Wife" - Gil Tulman stirs up trouble 
24:37 

 
112 
June 12, 1954 
Cover-Up 
AUTHOR: John Meston Barnaby Hoffer wants to shoot Art Long 
24:41 

 
113 
June 19, 1954 
Going Bad 
AUTHOR: John Meston GUITAR FLUB JUST BEFORE STORY Matt bluffs Dave Robins from a Barber's Chair 
24:37 

 
114 
June 26, 1954 
Claustrophobia 
AUTHOR: John Meston BEGINNING NOT FOR AIRPLAY-Matt says "The Smell of S__t" Jiles & Dever try to get everybody to move by murdering & destruction 
25:16 

 
115 
July 3, 1954 
Word of Honor 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 1-10-52, 7-07-57 "Sanka Salute" - Mr. Nameless SAME STORY AS 1/10/53 
24:30 

 
116 
July 5, 1954 
Hack Prine 
AUTHOR: John Meston Matt's old friend, Hank Prine, comes to town - Lee & Dolf Trumble cause trouble SHOW MOVES TO SATURDAYS - FORMAT CHANGE FROM 25 to 30 Minutes 
29:30 

 
117 
July 12, 1954 
Texas Cowboys 
AUTHOR: John Meston Doc is Summoned by Ken Tully to treat an injured cowhand in Kansas 
29:35 

 
118 
July 19, 1954 
The Queue 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 11-17-57 "Queue" means: "Chinaman's Pig Tail" Cliff Bradon & Howard Rabb bully newly arrived Chin Lang Wong 
29:29 

 
119 
July 26, 1954 
Matt For Murder 
AUTHOR: John Meston Matt is accused of murdering Lou Price - Wild Bill Hickock comes to arrest Matt 
29:00 

 
120 
August 2, 1954 
No Indians 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 3-26-61 
29:00 

 
121 
August 9, 1954 
Joe Phy 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 3-19-61 
29:47 

 
122 
August 16, 1954 
Mavis Mccloud 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 8-09-59 
29:37 

 
123 
August 23, 1954 
Young Man with a Gun 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:33 

 
124 
August 30, 1954 
Obie Tater 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:36 

 
125 
September 6, 1954 
Handcuffs (originally "the Promise") 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:38 

 
126 
September 13, 1954 
Dooley Surrenders 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:43 

 
127 
September 20, 1954 
The F.U. 
AUTHOR: John Meston Onie Becker has been shot in the back after an arguement with Al Clovis 
29:40 

 
128 
September 27, 1954 
The Helping Hand 
AUTHOR: John Meston Matt & Chster ride upon Bill Pence & his ridersabout to lynch Steve Eltzer 
29:48 

 
129 
October 2, 1954 
Matt Gets It 
AUTHOR: John Meston SHOW MOVES TO SATURDAYS 
29:34 

 
130 
October 9, 1954 
Love of a Good Woman 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:33 

 
131 
October 16, 1954 
Kitty Caught 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 7-21-57 Wichata sends word: The Carp Brothers Bank Robbers are heading for Dodge 
28:50 

 
132 
October 23, 1954 
Ma Tennis 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
28:30 

 
133 
October 30, 1954 
The Patsy 
AUTHOR: John Meston Holly takes Dave Thorpe out in the alley & shoots him, then blames it on Fly Hoyt 
29:31 

 
134 
November 6, 1954 
Smoking Out the Beedles 
AUTHOR: John Meston Pat Clay wants squatter Jim Beedle & his family off his land at Stone Point 
28:59 

 
135 
November 13, 1954 
Wrong Man 
AUTHOR: John Meston Sam Rickers shoots & kills outlaw Bob Hulbert for a $1,000 reward. He brings the body back to town, but it's the "Wrong Man"! 
29:20 

 
136 
November 20, 1954 
B1 A2w to Kill a Woman 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 10-31-53 Jim Buck's Stage is held up. He suspects Stage Station Owner Jesse Daggitt & his partner 
b:29:47 

 
137 
November 27, 1954 
Cooter 
AUTHOR: John Meston Gambler Ben Thistle looses his Hired Gun so he hires Slow as the Head Cooter 
29:39 

 
138 
December 4, 1954 
Cholena 
AUTHOR: John Meston Billy Mc Creedy wants the Gabriel family's water they're digging a well for 
29:34 

 
139 
December 11, 1954 
Bone Hunters 
AUTHOR: John Meston Noalie Meeker knifes Bill Zant over a woman 
29:05 

 
140 
December 18, 1954 
Magnus 
AUTHOR: John Meston Chester's wild, deadbeat brother, Magnus, arrives in Dodge and Chester decides to reform him. 
24:47 

 
141 
December 25, 1954 
Kitty Lost 
AUTHOR: John Meston Last seen the night before with an Eastern Dude 
29:42 

 
142 
January 1, 1955 
Bottle Man 
AUTHOR: John Meston Drunken Cassidy clubs Klell with a bottle for stealing his wife 13 years ago 
29:36 

 
143 
January 8, 1955 
Robin Hood 
AUTHOR: John Meston Teddy Blue Fisher as a modern day "Robin Hood" 
29:39 

 
144 
January 15, 1955 
Chester's Murder 
AUTHOR: John Meston When Chester takes Charlie Pickard to jail, on the way he shoots & kills him in an alley 
29:33 

 
145 
January 22, 1955 
Sins of Our Fathers 
AUTHOR: John Meston Dolby wants Dan Daggett & his Indian Wife out of the hotel 
29:35 

 
146 
January 29, 1955 
Young Love 
AUTHOR: John Meston Jesse Wheat is shot & killed by his employee's Jim Box & Rod Allison outside of town 
29:33 

 
147 
February 5, 1955 
Cheyennes 
AUTHOR: John Meston A Settler & family are slaughtered by Chyennes, led by Stone Eagle, with Spencer Repeat Rifles - No Arrows 
29:33 

 
148 
February 12, 1955 
Chester's Hanging 
AUTHOR: John Meston Jim Canole is in jail overnight for drunkeness. Matt lets him out & finds he has a wanted poster for Murder 
28:58 

 
149 
February 19, 1955 
Poor Pearl 
AUTHOR: John Meston Show was Transcribed on Tape Instead of Discs from this Point On. Willie Calhoun is waiting outside the Long Branch for Pearl Bender - with a loaded rifle 
29:24 

 
150 
February 26, 1955 
Crack-Up 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 10-16-60 A stranger, Nate Springer, wants Matt out of a barber chair so he can be taken care of 
29:43 

 
151 
March 5, 1955 
Kite's Reward 
AUTHOR: John Meston 20 year old Andy Travis bullies Jake Crowl into a fight at the bar 
29:29 

 
152 
March 12, 1955 
The Trial 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 3-22-59 Store owner wants Homer Tisdale put in jail for stealing a handful of potatos, then he's accused of robbery & murder. EXCELLENT STORY! 
29:49 

 
153 
March 19, 1955 
The Mistake 
AUTHOR: John Meston Earl Haney is found in an alley with his head split open. Matt goes after the wrong man & another is killed 
29:49 

 
154 
March 26, 1955 
The Horse Deal 
Charley Disha claims the horses Emett Bowers bought from Vic Lowrey are his with his brand. NATIONAL BASEBALL WEEK 
29:44 

 
155 
April 2, 1955 
Bloody Hands 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 7-14-57 Matt goes after and comes back with Jack Brand and 3 gang members in a wagon - Dead! Matt quits! 
29:37 

 
156 
April 9, 1955 
Skid Row 
AUTHOR: John Meston Ann Cabott pays a surprize visit to Dodge City to visit her brother Jack Schomner, The Town Drunk! 
28:23 

 
157 
April 16, 1955 
The Gypsum Hills Feud 
AUTHOR: John Meston Matt is shot - then tracts shooter's mule to Alvin Peevie's Mountain Shack & finds himself in the middle of a feud between Peevies & Cades 
29:46 

 
158 
April 23, 1955 
Born to Hang 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 10-09-60 Bill Roble cuts down Joe Digger after Glick & Pete hang him for horse stealing 
29:07 

 
159 
April 30, 1955 
Reward For Matt 
AUTHOR: John Meston After killing Mel Hornby, his wife offers $1,000 reward for anyone to kill Matt 
28:27 

 
160 
May 7, 1955 
Potato Road 
AUTHOR: John Meston Matt & Chester go to arrest Groke Girlk upon son Budge's request - Locked in Potato Cellar 
29:41 

 
161 
May 14, 1955 
Robber Bridegroom 
AUTHOR: John Meston Stagecoach is held up with $50,000 missing & Franklin J Reeve's fiancee missing 
29:39 

 
162 
May 21, 1955 
Liar From Blackhawk 
AUTHOR: John Meston Hank Shin, whom nobody has heard of, claims to have a gun reputation in Black Hawk, Dakota 
29:43 

 
163 
May 28, 1955 
Cow Doctor 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 7-28-57 Jerry Pitcher comes looking for Doc. His father, Ben who hates doctors, wants him killed 
29:25 

 
164 
June 4, 1955 
Jealousy 
AUTHOR: John Meston Gambler Lonnie Pike is stabbed in his hand at poker table then talks Kam Durbin into Jealousy of Matt 
29:47 

 
165 
June 11, 1955 
Trust 
AUTHOR: John Meston Matt, Chester and their prisoner, James Nation, flag down a ride on the overland Stage Route 
29:22 

 
166 
June 18, 1955 
Reed Survives 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield REPEAT: 8-23-59 Former dance hall girl, Lucy Middlecamp, married Ephram Hunt 6 months ago - now trouble 
29:41 

 
167 
June 25, 1955 
The Army Trial 
AUTHOR: Norman Macdonnell Matt & Chester come upon a wagon with its wheel off. On board; Army deserter, Jed Cook & friend Della Masters 
29:54 

 
168 
July 2, 1955 
General Parley Smith 
AUTHOR: John Meston Banker Drew Holt, whom General Parsley Smith says is a crook, opens a new bank 
29:29 

 
169 
July 9, 1955 
Uncle Oliver 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:34 

 
170 
July 16, 1955 
20/20 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:52 

 
171 
July 23, 1955 
Ben Tolliver's Stud 
AUTHOR: Norman Macdonnall REPEAT: 6-2-57 
29:52 

 
172 
July 30, 1955 
Tap Day For Kitty 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:41 

 
173 
August 6, 1955 
Innocent Broad 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:46 

 
174 
August 13, 1955 
Johnny Reb 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield REPEAT: 9-13-59 
29:39 

 
175 
August 20, 1955 
Indian Scout 
AUTHOR: John Dunkel 
29:41 

 
176 
August 27, 1955 
Doc Quits 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:46 

 
177 
September 3, 1955 
Change of Heart 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:56 

 
178 
September 10, 1955 
Alarm At Pleasant Valley 
AUTHOR: John Dunkel 
29:38 

 
179 
September 17, 1955 
Throughbreds 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
29:44 

 
180 
September 24, 1955 
Indian White 
AUTHOR: Tom Manley, John Meston 
29:31 

 
181 
October 1, 1955 
Barton Boy 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield 
29:41 

 
182 
October 8, 1955 
Good Girl-Bad Company 
AUTHOR: John Meston 
24:43 

 
183 
October 9, 1955 
The Coward 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 1-4-59 While sitting in Matt's chair, Jack Massey was shot in the back - thinking it was Matt 
24:57 

 
184 
October 16, 1955 
Trouble in Kansas 
AUTHOR: John Meston Jim Hoyt is bragging about shooting Kansasans - A wagon load of ammunition 
24:52 

 
185 
October 23, 1955 
Brush At Elkader 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 11-16-58 Lou Shippin shoots Ben Williams & while dying, keeps mentioning Elkader 
24:47 

 
186 
October 30, 1955 
The Choice 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 12-28-58 Andy Hill shoots a man who is bothering him. Matt gets him a job riding shotgun for Jim Buck 
24:43 

 
187 
November 6, 1955 
The Second Choice 
AUTHOR: John Meston "Andy Hill Story" continued - Deputy Jack Hall arrives to arrest Andy for Murder 
24:33 

 
188 
November 13, 1955 
The Preacher 
AUTHOR: John Meston Matt stops Sam Keller from trying to pick a fight with Seth Caller 
24:57 

 
189 
November 20, 1955 
Dutch George 
AUTHOR: John Dunkel Dutch George, Horse Thief who steals herds, is in town 
24:58 

 
190 
November 27, 1955 
Amy's Good Deed 
AUTHOR: John Meston Amy Slater comes to town & tells Matt she wants him to kill her 
24:29 

 
191 
December 4, 1955 
Sunny Afternoon 
AUTHOR: Les Crutchfield Winter & Ned Crater want to buy some of Joshua Siderow's Hay who has more than enough 
24:32 

 
192 
December 11, 1955 
Land Deal 
AUTHOR: John Meston Trumbal is bringing immigrants out West to sell them Railroad Land 
24:38 

 
193 
December 18, 1955 
Scared Kid 
AUTHOR: John Meston Henry Gant calls bar maid, Ida Stewart, a bad name so Gil Barton defends her honor 
24:33 

 
194 
December 25, 1955 
Twelfth Night 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 12-28-57 Christmas Program Eben Hakes is in town looking for Josh Monger - Same story, different names, as 5/29/54 
24:40 

 
195 
January 1, 1956 
Pucket's New Year 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 1-5-58, 12-27-59 Matt & Chester find Ira Pucket hiding in a wagon during a blizzard after Jed Larner ran off 
24:45 

 
196 
January 8, 1956 
Doc's Revenge 
AUTHOR: John Dunkel A horse & rider pass Doc & Chester while they are talking, when Doc states he's going to kill the rider 
24:41 

 
197 
January 15, 1956 
How to Cure a Friend 
AUTHOR: John Meston Gambler Nick Search, who's life Matt saved, comes to town 
24:37 

 
198 
January 22, 1956 
Romeo 
AUTHOR: John Meston Jake Worth wants Andy Bowers put in jail because Andy is seeing his daughter Judy 
24:38 

 
199 
January 29, 1956 
The Bureaucrat 
AUTHOR: John Meston Telegram from War Dept: Sending Investigator regarding bad reports about Dodge City 
24:45 

 
200 
February 5, 1956 
Legal Revenge 
AUTHOR: John Meston Doc thinks Tebbs' wife has knifed him and she's waiting to finish the job when he sleeps 
24:30 

 
201 
February 12, 1956 
Kitty's Outlaw 
AUTHOR: John Meston Cole Yanktum is in town to take the Santa Fe to Wichata but is acting suspicious 
24:42 

 
202 
February 19, 1956 
The New Hotel 
AUTHOR: John Meston Hotel is being built by Enoch Mills in competition to the Dodge House 
24:38 

 
203 
February 26, 1956 
Who Lives by the Sword 
AUTHOR: John Meston Young Billy is shot down by gunman Joe Delk after being bullied in front of Kitty 
24:32 

 
204 
March 4, 1956 
The Hunter 
AUTHOR: John Dunkel Buffalo Hunter Jace Murdock, who once beat up Matt & left him for dead, is back in town 
24:46 

 
205 
March 11, 1956 
Bringing down Father 
AUTHOR: John Meston Andy of the "Star M" ranch comes to town to get Doc as Harley Burk just shot someone 
24:54 

 
206 
March 18, 1956 
The Man Who Would Be Marshal 
AUTHOR: John Meston Emmett Eben just put $50,000 in the town bank & tells Matt he wants Matt's job as Sheriff 
24:41 

 
207 
March 25, 1956 
Hanging Man 
AUTHOR: John Meston Old man Sawyer is found hanging in his Hide Shop - Looks like Suicide except money in the tin box is missing & there's a lump on his head 
24:33 

 
208 
April 1, 1956 
How to Sell a Ranch 
AUTHOR: John Meston Tup Kuvar is selling his ranch for $10,000. Ruckman offers to buy it for $15,000 
24:44 

 
209 
April 8, 1956 
Widow's Mite 
AUTHOR: John Meston After Zack Morton's widow, Ada, remarries to Leech Fields, she disappears 
24:43 

 
210 
April 15, 1956 
The Executioner 
AUTHOR: John Meston Tom Clegg gets one of the Curry Brothers, Abe, to draw first - then shoots him MINOR VOLUME FLUCTION IN OPENING 
24:50 

 
211 
April 22, 1956 
Indian Crazy 
AUTHOR: John Meston New people in town, the Jalups, are worried about the Comanches 
24:48 

 
212 
April 29, 1956 
Doc's Reward 
AUTHOR: John Meston On the way to Cam Seaton's place, a stranger tells Doc to turn around - then shoots Doc's horse 
24:40 

 
213 
May 6, 1956 
The Photographer 
AUTHOR: John Dunkel Professor Jacoby, "Artist of the Camera", is in town to take pictures of the "Wild West" 
24:34 

 
214 
May 13, 1956 
Cows and Cribs 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 6/04/61 The Ed Thorn family has spotted fever so Doc & Matt go out to bring them to town 
24:39 

 
215 
May 20, 1956 
Buffalo Man 
AUTHOR: John Meston Doc finds a headless body of a Buffalo Hunter near Feather River 
24:45 

 
216 
May 27, 1956 
Man Hunter 
AUTHOR: John Meston Deputy Sheriff Ben Quillan, from Prescott, is in town to arrest Hank Young, aka Ike Abbott 
24:57 

 
217 
June 3, 1956 
The Pacifist 
AUTHOR: John Meston Jeb Wingate gets Matt to lend a rope to poor Arden Hook who's wagon is busted 
24:50 

 
218 
June 10, 1956 
Daddy-O 
AUTHOR: John Meston REPEAT: 2-12-61 Kitty's father, Wayne Russell whom she has never met, comes to Dodge 
24:36 

 
219 
June 17, 1956 
Cheap Labor 
AUTHOR: John Meston Foss Capper helps Carrie Stancel load her wagon. Her brother, Ben, wants to kill Foss for it 
24:42 
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