Gunsmoke - Season 5

CBS (ended 1975)




Episode Guide

  • Cherry Red
    Cherry Red
    Episode 39
    Red Larned comes to Dodge and tells Cherry Odell he’s going to marry her. Red is a special agent for a stagecoach line that was robbed by Slim Odell, Cherry’s husband. Red killed Slim during the robbery. Cherry finds out Red killed Slim and then Red gets shot in the back. Matt thinks Cherry shot him but Slim’s partner Yancey shows up.moreless
  • The Deserter
    The Deserter
    Episode 38
    Corporal Janice takes off with the Army payroll after an ambush. Matt has to find his accomplice who no one got a look at. Matt gets a line on Janice and finds him. His father gets the drop on Matt and shoots Chester and holds them hostage at his house. Janice’s partner shows up.moreless
  • Old Flame
    Old Flame
    Episode 37
    Matt’s old flame Dolly Winters comes and asks Matt to help her find her husband Rad Meadows. Kitty’s suspicious of Dolly. Matt finds Rad but he’s not like Dolly said he was. Matt tells Dolly to leave town but instead she rides to Rad’s house.
  • The Bobsy Twins
    The Bobsy Twins
    Episode 36
    A very bizarre episode about two brothers who have come West to kill Indians.
  • Belle's Back
    Belle's Back
    Episode 35
    Belle Ainsley comes back to Dodge after 3 years being with an outlaw. Belle tells Matt she left him for good. Matt gets suspicious when Belle's sister Phyllis goes missing from the Dodge House.
  • Speak Me Fair
    Speak Me Fair
    Episode 34
    Matt, Doc, and Chester are out hunting when Matt finds an Indian boy half beaten to death. Matt and Chester go back out to prairie and split up looking for clues. Matt comes upon and Indian scout (Ken Curtis) and finds out the boy is the Kiowa Chief’s son. Matt and Chester find the men who were rustling Traych’s cattle and takes them by his ranch for identification and winds up finding out who beat up the boy.moreless
  • Gentleman's Disagreement
    Ed Beaudry comes to Dodge to kill Bert Wells for marrying Jeanne. When Beaudry turns up dead everyone thinks Bert did it. But when Tulsa starts buying drinks and shooting off his mouth Matt thinks different.
  • The Lady Killer
    The Lady Killer
    Episode 32
    While Grant Lucas is in Dodge to testify in court against Cy Welch, Grant goes into the Long Branch for a drink. While Grant is at the Long Branch, he sets up a late night meeting with one of Miss Kitty's saloon girls, Mae Talmey. When Grant goes to Mae's house later that evening, Mae shoots Grant clamming that she thought Grant was trying to rob her; however, Matt does not believe Mae's story. When Doc tells Matt that he used to know Cy Welch from Doc's days on the Mississippi river. According to Doc, Cy Welch was some kind of riverboat gambler. Doc also tells Matt that Mae Talmey was also there in those days as well. When Matt hears this information from Doc, he makes the connection between Cy Welch and Mae Talmey. Matt goes to Mae's house to ask her some questions about this, but when Matt arrives at her house, he stumbles into a deadly scene.moreless
  • I Thee Wed
    I Thee Wed
    Episode 31

    After Sam Lacket physically beats his wife on the streets of Dodge, Matt and Doc try to persuade Mrs. Lacket to prefer charges on her husband, but she refuses to do so.

    When Mrs. Lacket comes into Doc's office suffering from a beating she received from her husband, Matt decides to go after Sam Lacket.

    After the Judge finds Lacket guilty of several minor crimes, he sentences Lacket to 50 dollars or 50 days in Dodge City's jail.

    Mrs. Lacket comes up with the 50 dollars for Hackett's fine, Matt reluctantly releases Lacket fromjail.However, once Lacket is freed Mrs. Lacket learns thatSam has not changed his ways one bit. He still threatens to bully and beather.

    When Samattempts to beat his wife again, shegrabshis gun and killshim.

  • The Ex-Urbanites
    The Ex-Urbanites
    Episode 30
    While Doc and Chester are traveling on the prairie, Doc is shot by some wolfers. Doc's gunshot wounds are serious enough where Chester is worried that Doc might die on the prairie. Chester not only has to remove the bullet from Doc, but he also has to fight off an attack by the wolfers.. Since Chester must also find enough food to keep Doc alive, Chester is forced to kill one of the horses so Doc can receive the proper nutrients. Chester kills one of the wolfers and takes another one into custody. Matt finally arrives on the scene and hears about Chester's heroic deeds.moreless
  • Colleen So Green
    Colleen So Green
    Episode 29
    A southern belle named Colleen comes to Dodge and charms her way through Dodge. Kitty is not charmed by the woman. She leaves Matt and Doc at Delmonicos in the middle of dinner, and the reason she gives is she's not going to watch them" Moon" over Colleen. Chester and Bull compete for her affection by bringing food to her house. Bull gives her a deed to a house for her to live in.moreless
  • Crowbait Bob
    Crowbait Bob
    Episode 28
    When the greedy relatives of a dying man (Crowbait Bob)learn that he might be dying, they come to Dodge to grab anything of value they can get from the dying man. When his relatives find out that Bob has willed all of his possessions to Miss Kitty, they show their true hateful feelings about their relative, Crowbait Bob. When Miss Kitty finally opens Bob's chest box filled with Bob's possessions , Kitty and Matt find out the true value of Bob's possessions.moreless
  • Where'd They Go
    Where'd They Go
    Episode 27
    When Jonas accuses Clint Dodie of robbing his store, Matt and Chester set out in the bitter cold go to Clint's farm to make an arrest. Once they arrive at Clint's farm, instead of making an arrest, Matt and Chester wind up doing most of Clint's farm chores. Doc later arrives at Clint's house and when he sees what Matt and Chester have been doing the last 24 hours at the Dodie farm, he finds all of this amusing. Doc informs Matt and Chester of what really happened at Jonas's store..moreless
  • Unwanted Deputy
    Unwanted Deputy
    Episode 26
    Vince Wiley come to Dodge to try and make Marshall Dillon draw on him first so he can kill Matt "in self defense". Wiley is not his real name and he wants the Marshall dead for killing his brother.
  • Jailbait Janet
    Jailbait Janet
    Episode 25
    A man his son and daughter hold up a train. The man kills a train employee to get some money to avenge the loss of the man's wife and everything they owned. Earlier the sparks from another train had set fire to the prairie where they lived in Newton, Ks. and caused their loss.moreless
  • Kitty's Killing
    Kitty's Killing
    Episode 24
    When an older gentlemen, Jacob Leech, comes into the Dodge jail house and tells Matt and Chester that he plans to kill a man named Ollie Radford, Matt puts Jacob Leech in the jail for the night to cool off. When the next day arrives, Jacob seems to have had a change of heart about killing Ollie Radford. He tells Matt that he has had a change of heart. Matt and Chester run into Ollie Radford the next day and Radford tells Matt and Chester that he was married to Jacob Leech's daughter. Late on when Jacob Leech learns that Ollie Radford went to see his pregnant wife at Ma Smalley's boarding house, Jacob Leech forces Miss Kitty at gunpoint to take him to Ma's boarding house. Jacob apparently has not changed his mind about killing Radford afterall. When Clem the bartender later tells Matt that Leech and Miss Kitty left the Longbranch together, Matt and Chester go in search of Jacob Leech and Miss Kitty.moreless
  • Moo Moo Raid
    Moo Moo Raid
    Episode 23
    Tush (a cattle boss) accuses Bert (cattle boss of another herd) of murdering Onie Tucker & his cow. An all out war is looming when Matt won't arrest Burt right away.
  • Doc Judge
    Doc Judge
    Episode 22
    While Matt is away on business, Doc gets threatened by an ex convict (Brice Harp) who claims that Doc Adams sentenced him to a long term in Prison. Doc tries to explain to the man that he was never a judge and has always been a doctor, but the man does not believe Doc. Since Chester is worried about the ex convict trying to take out some kind of revenge on Doc, Chester cooks up a scheme that will save Doc from possible danger.moreless
  • Hinka Do
    Hinka Do
    Episode 21
    The new rootin tootin owner of "The Lady Gay" (Mamie) comes to Dodge and opens a saloon. When she opens the saloon, she lets the Dodge cowpokes know that she is very handy with a gun and will use that gun on any trouble makers in her saloon. At first Matt, Doc and Chester are quite amused at Mamie, but Matt begins to have some concerns about Mamie. Matt, Doc and Chester think that Mamie might be involved in some foul play concerning the previous owner of the Lady Gay Saloon (Herman Bleeker). When a Mexican man tells Matt that he saw Mamie sneaking around late the previous evening night with a lantern and a shovel, Matt, Doc and Chester investigate. They find a vest owned by the previous owner with blood stains. Matt thinks he has to arrest Mamie, but is concerned that Mamie might cause some problems, however, Matt tries to trick Mamie into an arrest. Just about the time that Matt is ready to haul Mamie to the Dodge City jail, he learns the truth about Herman Bleekermoreless
  • The Tragedian
    The Tragedian
    Episode 20
    Edward, as washed up actor, gets caught cheating at cards. Matt gets him a job washin dishes but Edward steals money and gets drunk. Matt has Chester lock him up while he looks for the brother of a murder who's out to shoot him so his brother won't stand trial.
  • Till Death Do Us
    Till Death Do Us
    Episode 19
    Jezra Cobb is shot at but the man gets away. Kitty overhears a drifter named Puggy say that he was paid $300 to kill Jezra. Matt rides out to Jezra's ranch to talk to him but his wife insists they have a piece of pie first before going to see Jezra in the barn.moreless
  • Big Tom
    Big Tom
    Episode 18
    Ex-prize fighter Tom Burr decides to fight Hob Creel but Doc tells him he has a bad heart and it could kill him. Matt locks Tom up so he can't fight. Matt winds up fighting Creel instead.
  • Groat's Grudge
    Groat's Grudge
    Episode 17
    Lee, a Southerner, comes to Dodge to wait for Tom Haskins. Lee wants to kill him. Lee believes Haskins was responsible for burning Lee's house outside Atlanta and killing his wife during the Civil War.
  • Thick 'n' Thin
    Thick 'n' Thin
    Episode 16
    Otie and Brace, who have a ranch together, start a feud with each other and both ask Matt to kick the other off. When they start shooting at each other Matt locks them up till they can settle their argument.
  • Tag, You're It
    Tag, You're It
    Episode 15
    Hired killer Carl Killion comes to Dodge to kill Rusty but he didn't know Rusty was a woman.
  • False Witness
    False Witness
    Episode 14
    Crep tells the Marshall he saw Tom murder a man. Tom is convicted on Crep's testimony and sentenced to hang. A couple weeks later Crep witnesses another murder.
  • Box o' Rocks
    Box o' Rocks
    Episode 13
    Packy Roundtree changes his name and pretends to be dead because of his fear of Jed Crooder. He asks the Parson to bury a coffin to make everyone think he is dead but the coffin is nothing but a Box of Rocks
  • Miguel's Daughter
    Miguel's Daughter
    Episode 12
    Two drunken cowboys assault Chavela (Miguel's Daughter). When they come to talk to her later, they hit her father and while running away Chavela falls and hits her head. Miguel says the law has to be by a man's own hands. Matt says that he is the law not Miguel.
  • Odd Man Out
    Odd Man Out
    Episode 11
    Cyrus Tucker tells the Marshall his wife has disappeared. When Hody Peel shows up in town selling used women's clothes it looks like he had something to do with her disappearence.
  • The Boots
    The Boots
    Episode 10
    Drunken ex-gunfighter Zeno promises 12 yr old orphan Tommy boots for his birthday. Gunfighter Hank Fergus who made Zeno lose his nerve comes back to Dodge to get Zeno to rob the General Store for him.
  • Brother Whelp
    Brother Whelp
    Episode 9
    Sted Rutgers comes back to Dodge after 3 years to find that his brother Tom married his girl Tassy. Now Sted wants to kill Tom.
  • Saludos
    Episode 8
    Matt and Chester find a young Indian woman (Sochi) on the prairie suffering from a gun shot wound. Matt and Chester take the young woman to Doc Adams for medical treatment, but the overall outlook for recovery does not look promising Once Matt hears that a white man shot the woman, Matt and Chester set after the man. While Matt and Chester are searching the prairie for the man who shot Sochi, they run into three white men. Matt and Chester plan to take the three men back to Dodge so Sochi can identify the man who shot her,however, before Matt and Chester can get them into Dodge, the truth is finally made known about who shot Sochi.moreless
  • Annie Oakley
    Annie Oakley
    Episode 7
    Kate wants her husband Jeff Kinsman to kill Ed Dolliver because she says Dolliver insulted her. When Jeff winds up dead Kate accuses Dolliver. Kate gets mad when Matt doesn’t arrest Dolliver and tells him she’ll make trouble if Matt doesn’t do something about it. Matt comes up with a plan to find out who really killed Jeff.moreless
  • Tail to the Wind
    Tail to the Wind
    Episode 6
    Burke Reese and his son want Pezzy Nellar & his wife Cora to sell their farm but they don’t want to sell. Matt asks Pezzy to swear out a complaint against Reese and his son when Pezzy’s chicken coop gets burned but he says he can’t swear it was Reese. Reese and his son continue to terrorize the Nellar’s until they run into the clothesline Pezzy strung up for Cora.moreless
  • Kangaroo
    Episode 5
    When a crazy man and his two sons whip a cowboy with a bullwhip almost killing the cowboy, Matt rescues the cowboy from the severe whipping. When Matt asks Chester to untie the cowboy, the man makes threats to punish Chester for his sinful ways. As Chester is walking home from the Long Branch, the man and his two sons kidnap Chester. They bring Chester to their camp to stand trial in a Kangaroo court. Since they think Chester interfered with the with the whipping of the cowboy, they plan to cut off Chester's hand. One of the crazy man's sons starts to feel some compassion for Chester and attempts to save Chester from this punishment. Just as the crazy man is about to hit Chester with an ax, the man is shot down. Chester is surprised when he learns who saved him.moreless
  • Johnny Red
    Johnny Red
    Episode 4
    Johnny Red asks the Marshall where the Crale ranch is. Says he's Mrs Crale's long lost son Billy. Matt doesn't think so because the War Dept said that Billy was killed at the Battle of Shilo.
  • Horse Deal
    Horse Deal
    Episode 3
    Deesha accuses Emmett Bowers of stealing his horses. Bowers tells Matt he bought them. Slim and Jake Wirth have the same trouble. Matt must find the horse thief before a lynch mob forms.
  • Kitty's Injury
    Kitty's Injury
    Episode 2
    After Miss Kitty is injured from falling from a horse, Matt seeks help from some poor farmers. Matt determines early on that the Farmer (Raff Judson), his wife and son are strange people that will probably not offer any assistance in helping Miss Kitty When the Farmer refuses to help Matt and Kitty, Matt forces Raff Judson's son (Lootie) to go into Dodge to get Doc Adams. When Lootie does not return from Dodge with Doc, Matt sends the Farmer (Raff Judson) to search for them. Lootie eventually returns from Dodge, but returns without Doc. Instead of helping Miss KItty, Lootie has plans to run off with Miss Kitty When Matt fails to persuade Lootie to do what is right for Miss Kitty, Matt is forced to confront a hostile Lootie Judson.moreless
  • Target
    Episode 1
    Danny Kader falls in love with a Gypsy camped on his father's land. Pa Kader (John Carradine) takes potshots at the Gypsies trying to force them off his land. Danny & Nayomi try to get away from both their families.