The Best Episodes Directed by Andrew V. Mclaglen

Mitchell

#1 - Mitchell

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 5 - Episode 12

Movie Plot: Mitchell is a cop who doesn't follow proper policy. He messes up everything in the movie yet manages to come out the hero. Intro: Joel shows the 'bots his toothpick Monticello model. They, of course, plot its destruction. Segment One: The 'bots have destroyed Monticello. In Deep 13, the Mads are being audited, so they have hired a temp to help get things organized. Frank enjoys yelling at the temp, a guy named Mike Nelson. Segment Two: Joel and the bots go on an Outward Bound trip to the heart of the ship. Gypsy, meanwhile overhears the Mads' plans to kill Mike, but mishears and thinks they plan to kill Joel. Segment Three: Gypsy tries to find a way to get Joel off the ship and save him from the Mads. Despite her concern, Joel doesn't want to go. Segment Four: Gypsy asks Mike for help in getting Joel off the ship. He gets the keys to the SOL controls from Frank and informs Gypsy that there is an escape pod hidden on the ship. Segment Five: Gypsy uses the ship's only escape pod to send Joel home. Original film made in 1975.

star 8.71
208 votes
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Rocket to Oblivion

#2 - Rocket to Oblivion

Banacek Season 2 - Episode 6

An experimental rocket engine disappears from a trade show display.

star 8.25
20 votes
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With a Smile

#3 - With a Smile

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 29

A rancher's spoiled son believes even after he is convicted of murder that his father's wealth and influence will save him from the hangman.

star 8.20
14 votes
The Three Million Dollar Piracy

#4 - The Three Million Dollar Piracy

Banacek Season 2 - Episode 3

A precious jewel-encrusted coach is stolen from a sealed container as it's loaded onto a cargo ship.

star 8.19
21 votes
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Quint-Cident

#5 - Quint-Cident

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 33

A woman newly widowed is powerfully attracted to Quint, but when he gently turns her down, she vows to make him pay for scorning a white woman.

star 8.14
13 votes
Prairie Wolfer

#6 - Prairie Wolfer

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 16

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 wind him up in prison if he doesn't get Matt's help.

star 8.13
14 votes
Chicken

#7 - Chicken

Gunsmoke Season 10 - Episode 11

Dan Collins is reputed to have shot four outlaws at Hackaberry Creek. Dan meets Lucy Benton and her crippled brother Carl. Lucy tells Dan not to come to her place. A cowboy coming out the Lady Gay bumps into Dan. He's ready for a showdown till he's told who Dan is. Wes Morgan offers Dan a job, killing if necessary. He offers him a hundred a month. Dan says he'll haave to think on it. Dan goes to Lucy's farm. She says I told you not to come out here. Carl says she just wants to be left alone. Lucy and Carl say Morgan is trying to run them off. Lucy asks Carl please let me tell him. Carl says no! Morgan interviews Hal Davis and hires him at $50 a month. Lucy talks to Dan in town, tells him to leave her alone. Lucy tells Doc Carl won't let me tell the truth. Doc's the only one that knows the whole truth. Dan's thinking of telling Lucy he's no hero. Davis and his partner are ready to shoot up Lucy's. Dan rides up to them. He says he's Dan Collins and the Bentons are hi

star 8.12
50 votes
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The Quest for Asa Janin

#8 - The Quest for Asa Janin

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 38

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.

star 8.08
12 votes
Incident of the Shambling Man

#9 - Incident of the Shambling Man

Rawhide Season 2 - Episode 4

When a delusional old man attacks the passing drovers, his daughter-in-law enlists Gil & Rowdy's help with the powerful ex-boxing champ. The Marshal who made the town safe, is now drunk on his own power, enforcing petty rules to keep the tiniest semblance of trouble out of his jurisdiction. Factoring heavily into the situation is that the daughter-in-law is exquisite and widowed.

star 8.08
13 votes
Incident of the Power and the Plow

#10 - Incident of the Power and the Plow

Rawhide Season 1 - Episode 6

Gil Favor gets permission from rancher Jed Reston to drive his herd over Reston's land. He discovers, however, that Reston has a bigoted attitude toward Indians, particularly a local Comanche named Taslatch who wants to be a farmer and who's paid for a mail-order plow. (Reston's recently had his son, Matt, give Taslatch 15 lashes on a trumped-up rustling charge.) Favor earns Reston's enmity by siding with Taslatch. Tensions soon escalate until violence is set to erupt between the Comanches and local townspeople and Favor must take decisive steps to intervene.

star 8.00
50 votes
The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner

#11 - The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 36

Aaron, sweet on saloon girl Leah and wanting to make her his wife, is attacked and killed by Colie Fletcher. When Matt goes after him, Colie runs into Jubal Tanner, wounds him, and steals his horse. Jubal, ungrateful to those who help him, meets Leah, and each helps the other's outlook.

star 8.00
12 votes
Sins of the Father

#12 - Sins of the Father

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 17

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.

star 7.98
62 votes
Abe Blocker

#13 - Abe Blocker

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 11

Abe Blocker, an aging mountain man, tells Bud and Mary Groves to get off their homestead or die. Bud tells Matt. He goes looking. Abe shoots at Buck's hooves. Abe's wife and child died in childbirth. Matt tells Bud he talked to Abe to no avail. Joe tell Matt the Groves have been scalped. Matt finds big moccasin prints, and start trailing Abe. He sees him thrice but he disappears. Matt gives up and returns to Dodge. Quint says he's killed again, Jim Kelly and Pete Brice. Emmet's forming a posse. Gant says Joe Clark has been killed. Abe appears to the posse, and starts picking them off. Gant hits Abe. Matt tells Quint if he 's hit that bad no need to track him. Matt finds Abe in the cave near where his wife and child is buried. He dies trying to kill Matt.

star 7.93
15 votes
The Case of the Screaming Woman

#14 - The Case of the Screaming Woman

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 30

Gossip columnist Mary K. Davis is found murdered and it seems there is no shortage of suspects. There was her politician-husband to whom she refused to grant a divorce. There was her timid secretary whom she bullied. There was the secretary's boyfriend who had some secrets in his past. There was the doctor running an illegal baby-selling scheme whom Mary threatened to expose if he didn't give her a child. Leona Walsh, the doctor's nurse, ends up being charged with the crime and this time Perry has to tamper with some evidence in order to clear his client.

star 7.91
46 votes
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The Promoter

#15 - The Promoter

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 30

Henry Huckaby, a local farmer and fed up with a sore back and an empty belly leaves to seek his fortune in Dodge. After several failed ideas he hits on one that may make him rich but could also cost him his life.

star 7.91
11 votes
Incident on the Edge of Madness

#16 - Incident on the Edge of Madness

Rawhide Season 1 - Episode 5

The drive trapped by high water is approached by a Colonel and lady looking for men to join his Confederacy of Panama. Fearing his men will leave, Favor tries to cross, losing a man. The men leave not realizing what the Colonel's plans are.

star 7.89
56 votes
Stolen Horses

#17 - Stolen Horses

Gunsmoke Season 6 - Episode 29

Horse thieves murder a man to get his animals. Matt tracks the criminals to a Kiowa camp.

star 7.88
49 votes
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Once a Haggen

#18 - Once a Haggen

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 18

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.

star 7.85
13 votes
Harper's Blood (AKA: Harper)

#19 - Harper's Blood (AKA: Harper)

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 4

A hard man has given his two sons a hard raising, sure that they inherited their mother's bad blood from their murderous ancestor. The old man may be right: one of his sons may be a murderer. Or is it the other son?

star 7.83
29 votes
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Jesse

#20 - Jesse

Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 7.82
39 votes
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Daddy-O

#21 - Daddy-O

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 36

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.

star 7.81
59 votes
Us Haggens

#22 - Us Haggens

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 13

When a boy witnesses his grandfather's murder, it sends Matt looking for a new found companion's uncle. Festus Haggen is tracking his uncle for killing his twin brother Fergus. Matt is wary but learns to trust Festus when he's shot and in bad shape.

star 7.79
19 votes
The Case of the Deadly Double

#23 - The Case of the Deadly Double

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 24

When Robert Crane is charged with the murder of his sister's estranged husband Perry needs the testimony of sister Helen Reed to clear him of the charge. Unfortunately for all concerned, Helen suffers from multiple personality disorder and the second personality, Joyce Martel, is the one who is needed as the witness. Helen's psychiatrist puts her under hypnosis so Joyce can tell what she knows about the case.

star 7.79
47 votes
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Bloody Hands

#24 - Bloody Hands

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 21

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.

star 7.76
33 votes
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The Trappers

#25 - The Trappers

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 8

A trapper leaves his friend dying alone in order to save his own life, only later to stumble across that friend in Dodge, very much alive and wanting him dead.

star 7.75
20 votes
Liar from Blackhawk

#26 - Liar from Blackhawk

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 38

Hank Shinn is a newcomer in town bragging about his reputation as gunman, but Marshal Dillon suspects he is nothing more than a liar.

star 7.74
61 votes
False Front

#27 - False Front

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 15

A slick city reporter sets out to prove that even a milquetoast can pass for a feared gunfighter, if a few well-placed tidbits of rumor precede him.

star 7.74
19 votes
Sweet and Sour

#28 - Sweet and Sour

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 23

Violence and tragedy result when Matt and Chester persuade a reluctant Kitty to hire flirtatious Rena Decker as a Long Branch hostess.

star 7.73
63 votes
Crooked Mile

#29 - Crooked Mile

Gunsmoke Season 10 - Episode 2

Quint has been seeing Susan Deglar for about a month. Cyrus, Susan's father comes in and bullwhips Quint. Festus stops him. Cyrus tells Matt he wants Quint to stay away from Susan. Her mom died twelve years ago. Quint meets Susan. Creed sees them and tells Cyrus. Cyrus is going to strike her with a buggy whip. She grabs the rifle from over the mantle. He leaves. Cyrus has sent for cousin Praylie to kill Quint. Matt suggests Praylie leaves town. Quint and Susan are going to elope, to Kansas City. Praylie tries to shoot Quint but can't get a clear shot. There's a keg of gun powder with a fuse into the hearth at Quint's shop. Festus smells the fuse. They see the keg and run. Quint and Festus come into the Long Branch. Praylie pulls a gun. Matt gets the drop on him. Matt tells him to be on the stage leaving in ten minutes. Susan's packing her bag. Praylie tells Cyrus he's leaving and that Quint bought to tickets to Kansas City. Praylie shoots the lock off of Cyrus' s

star 7.72
57 votes
Two of a Kind

#30 - Two of a Kind

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 27

O'Ryan and Finnegan, feuding over a girl they both knew back home, are caught in a legal loophole to take ownership of a mine and land they both own. When Matt is forced in the middle of it, he has to work fast so no one else is hurt.

star 7.69
13 votes
The Deserters' Patrol

#31 - The Deserters' Patrol

Rawhide Season 4 - Episode 18

The indians want to trade six soldiers they hold for thier Chief. Favor is commissioned as a captain to make the exchange.

star 7.67
6 votes
The Bassops

#32 - The Bassops

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 21

A family in search of a doctor find Matt and his prisoner unconscious and handcuffed to each other on the prairie. The prisoner wakens first and announces that Matt is the condemned man he is transporting for hanging.

star 7.64
14 votes
The Case of the Shattered Dream

#33 - The Case of the Shattered Dream

Perry Mason Season 2 - Episode 12

Sarah Werner asks Perry to find her husband, Hugo Werner, who ran off with her inheritance. Hugo, now using the name Hans Breel, is now working on a gem scam but his scheme backfires when he is murdered and Sarah is charged with the crime.

star 7.63
43 votes
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The Dreamers

#34 - The Dreamers

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 30

Henry Cairn has bought the Lady Gay and is selling whiskey for ten cents. Ten cents cheaper than Kitty. Kitty's business is on the rocks. The banker won't loan her any money. Henry's partner Fogle calls Kitty the witch woman, because she's ruining their plans to buy a Mississippi river boat. Henry tells Kitty he's sorry it had to be this way, and the sooner they are married the better. Kitty starts flinging whatever is in reach at him. Fogle tells Kitty the only thing to do is kill her. Cairn comes in and kills Fogle to save Kitty.

star 7.63
16 votes
The Case of the Gilded Lily

#35 - The Case of the Gilded Lily

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 34

Enid Griffin, the secretary of Stewart Brent, attempts to commit suicide after learning her boss has married. Arthur Binney attempts to blackmail Stewart Brent with facts about his new wife having been in jail for fraud. When Stewart Brent goes to meet Arthur Binney at a motel for the payoff, he is knocked unconscious. He awakens to find Arthur Binney dead in the next room and admits he killed him when the motel manager walks in. Stewart Brent is accused of the murder.

star 7.61
38 votes
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Lover Boy

#36 - Lover Boy

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 2

A charming cowboy apparently is guilty only of breaking hearts until he gets to Dodge, where he finds two women who may make a killer of him.

star 7.60
20 votes
Executioner

#37 - Executioner

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 19

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.

star 7.57
60 votes
Hinka Do

#38 - Hinka Do

Gunsmoke Season 5 - 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 Bleeker.

star 7.57
23 votes
Quint Asper Comes Home

#39 - Quint Asper Comes Home

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 3

A half-Comanche has joined his mother's tribe in killing whites to avenge the murder of his father, but Matt sees the good in the man and the chance to re-integrate him, perhaps, into white society.

star 7.56
48 votes
Ben Tolliver's Stud

#40 - Ben Tolliver's Stud

Gunsmoke Season 6 - Episode 11

A row with his boss makes Ben quit his job. He leaves but says goodbye to Jake's daughter first. When he takes a horse for lost wages, Jake swears he'll kill him. The tables are turned when a hard and fast rule of Jake's soon backfires.

star 7.56
25 votes
May Blossom

#41 - May Blossom

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 20

Festus's beautiful young cousin, whom he has not seen since she was a little one, arrives in Dodge to keep the pact her father made for her when she was a baby: to marry Festus.

star 7.55
11 votes
No Hands

#42 - No Hands

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 19

The Ginnis family, not from any town, live on the prairie and are used to getting their own way. When one son gets hurt, they ride to town to get help. That was just their first brush with the folks of Dodge but proves not to be their last.

star 7.54
13 votes
The Other Half

#43 - The Other Half

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 35

Jess, Jay's twin, is shot and killed by an unknown assailant while working late at the family business. When a stranger to Dodge is suspected, Matt does his best to track him down and bring him to justice.

star 7.54
13 votes
Shooting Stopover

#44 - Shooting Stopover

Gunsmoke Season 6 - Episode 5

While Matt and Chester are transporting a prisoner on a stage coach to Wichita, Matt learns that the stage is also carrying gold. Matt fears that outlaws might attack the stage for the gold. While at a stagecoach stopover, the outlaws attack the station. Matt, Chester, the stagecoach driver along with a traveling preacher and a young woman, attempt to fight off the outlaws the best they can.

star 7.52
29 votes
Incident of Fear in the Streets

#45 - Incident of Fear in the Streets

Rawhide Season 1 - Episode 17

Pete is injured, so Favor and Rowdy into a nearby town for a doctor. Because the town lynched a man the day before, the residents along with Favor and Rowdy are held hostage until the Sheriff and the man who led the lynching are also hung.

star 7.50
8 votes
The Renegades

#46 - The Renegades

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 18

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 renegades. His "Indian" skills save him and a colonel's daughter who has contempt for half-Comanche Quint.

star 7.50
20 votes
Kick Me

#47 - Kick Me

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 18

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.

star 7.48
31 votes
Say Uncle

#48 - Say Uncle

Gunsmoke Season 6 - Episode 4

Martin Nagel is a hard working store owner that has plans to build up his business and eventually leave the business to his son, Lee Nagel. When Martin Nagel is killed in a freak accident, Lee Nagel thinks that his Uncle (Hutch) did the killing. Lee is highly suspicious of his Uncle Hutch and attempts to convince Marshall Dillon that his Uncle killed his Father to claim the family business.

star 7.48
25 votes
The Gallows

#49 - The Gallows

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 22

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.

star 7.47
17 votes
The Kite

#50 - The Kite

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 22

Festus finds a little girl out on the prairie. He learns she saw her ma get killed by a stranger. When he takes her to Dodge, Matt hears she was hiding when this happened but can identify this man who may already be in town.

star 7.47
15 votes
Cow Doctor

#51 - Cow Doctor

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 1

After he is summoned unknowingly by Ben Pitcher to treat one of his cows,a human patient of Doc's dies. Durning a fight with Pitcher, Doc is knifed.

star 7.46
76 votes
Long Hours, Short Pay

#52 - Long Hours, Short Pay

Gunsmoke Season 6 - Episode 32

A gunrunner supplies the Pawnee with weapons. Matt arrests him, but when the Pawnee find out, they capture Matt and free his prisoner.

star 7.44
18 votes
The Case of the Empty Tin

#53 - The Case of the Empty Tin

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 25

Doris Hocksley is shown a personal newspaper ad in a Los Angeles newspaper for locating the daughter of Adam Hocksley and providing proof of same. A friend, John Lowell, suggests she pursue the idea to prove she is the rightful heir to Adam Hocksley estate. Alan Neil is the nephew of Elston Carr, the executor. He meets Doris Hocksley and suggests they work together, for a price, to convince the executor. Later that evening Elston Carr is found dead in his home by Rebecca Gentrie, the secretary. She locks the door to the room to keep whoever is inside from escaping and calls the police. The police open the door to find Doris Hocksley. She is accused of murder when they find her fingerprints on the murder weapon.

star 7.43
44 votes
The Case of the Terrified Typist

#54 - The Case of the Terrified Typist

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 38

While a woman is searching the office of the South African Diamond Company, George Baxter enters to meet Walter Lumis and Duane Jefferson. He notices things in disarray and questions the woman. She makes an escape, enters Perry Mason's office, and pretends to be a typist sent by a temp agency. She leaves unannounced a short time later. Meanwhile Baxter calls for the police assuming a robbery has taken place. That evening the dead body of George Baxter is seen being thrown from a pier. Duane Jefferson is identified as the person who threw the body off the pier and is accused of the murder. However he refuses to identify the woman who could prove his innocence.

star 7.41
70 votes
Old Dan

#55 - Old Dan

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 18

Beginning with Doc, who rescues him from a ditch, everyone wants to give amiable drunk Dan a chance, or a job, or both.

star 7.41
22 votes
Smile of a Dragon

#56 - Smile of a Dragon

The Virginian Season 2 - Episode 22

Trampas is the sole survivor of a stagecoach robbery but he is wounded and wanders off in a daze. The local Sheriff (Richard Carlson) finds him and accuses him of being one of the robbers, hints the townspeople will lynch him and even tries to kill him. Trampas escapes and takes refuge with Kim Ho (Miyoshi Umeki) who learns of his innocence. Meanwhile Steve Hill heads for the area thinking Trampas is dead. Trampas tries to find the real guilty parties to clear himself and in the end is saved by the arrival of Steve Hill.

star 7.40
5 votes
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Pucket's New Year

#57 - Pucket's New Year

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 15

A man, abandoned and permanently crippled by the cold on the prairie, is rescued by Matt and Chester and struggles to find a purpose.

star 7.39
62 votes
The Mistake

#58 - The Mistake

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.37
65 votes
Incident of the Dry Drive

#59 - Incident of the Dry Drive

Rawhide Season 1 - Episode 19

Jess Hode, a bitter ex-trailboss who the owners thought was too old, demands half of Favor's herd for the only water around. Jess' son stands by him but soon comes to see through his old man. Favor tries a couple other water holes but they are dry.

star 7.36
11 votes
Cheap Labor

#60 - Cheap Labor

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 32

A man wants to marry a woman whose brother may be willing to resort to violence to keep her from leaving home.

star 7.35
62 votes
All That

#61 - All That

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 5

A man who lost his wife and all he had returns to Dodge from gold prospecting with three bulging bags to deposit in the bank, and all who scorned him before, including his ex-wife, can't do enough for him.

star 7.34
32 votes
Legal Revenge

#62 - Legal Revenge

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.34
98 votes
Who Lives by the Sword

#63 - Who Lives by the Sword

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 34

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.

star 7.33
36 votes
Jealousy

#64 - Jealousy

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 39

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.

star 7.32
59 votes
Now That April's There

#65 - Now That April's There

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 25

Festus, returning to Dodge after doing some trapping, sees his girl, April, and they argue over a gift she received. Running off, she hides but her perch gives her a bird's eye view of a murder, one no one believes she witnessed but the killers.

star 7.30
10 votes
The Case of the Clumsy Clown

#66 - The Case of the Clumsy Clown

Perry Mason Season 4 - Episode 7

A circus clown is charged with the murder of its part owner when a gun is slipped to him during a gun act.

star 7.28
46 votes
Small Water

#67 - Small Water

Gunsmoke Season 6 - Episode 3

Matt arrests Finn Pickett after recognizing his face from a wanted poster. On the way back to Dodge, Pickett's vengeful sons try to free their father as Matt and Chester face a water shortage.

star 7.27
22 votes
Wrong Man

#68 - Wrong Man

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 29

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.

star 7.26
61 votes
Easy Come

#69 - Easy Come

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 5

A mild-looking cowboy discovers that it's easy to steal, and, soon thereafter, that it's easy to kill as well.

star 7.26
23 votes
The Warden

#70 - The Warden

Gunsmoke Season 9 - Episode 33

A traveling salesman meets up with Bull Foot, an Indian who mainly sells vegetables. When goods are traded for a squaw, he is upset when she runs away and into the arms of Festus, whose mule she steals, only to return home awaiting sale to the next customer.

star 7.25
12 votes
The Summons

#71 - The Summons

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 29

Loy has always felt he could do what he pleased. When he shoots one of his gang members in the back just for the reward, he takes the body into Dodge to Matt Dillon who isn't as ready as he thought to give him his bounty.

star 7.24
17 votes
What the Whiskey Drummer Heard

#72 - What the Whiskey Drummer Heard

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 31

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.

star 7.23
56 votes
Cholera

#73 - Cholera

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 14

A landowner's attempt to evict homesteaders is helped by a cholera outbreak.

star 7.23
91 votes
Jayhawkers

#74 - Jayhawkers

Gunsmoke Season 4 - Episode 21

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.

star 7.20
56 votes
The Blacksmith

#75 - The Blacksmith

Gunsmoke Season 6 - Episode 2

German immigrant and town blacksmith, Emil Wolhter and his German mail order bride, Gretchen Mueller, are to be married. Matt, Doc and Chester along with Emil meet Gretchen at the stage station. Emil and Gretchen throw a big wedding party for all their friends in Dodge; however, not everyone in Dodge is friendly to Emil and Gretchen. Town troublemaker Tolman has it in for Emil because Tolman thinks that Emil cheated him in a blacksmith deal. Tolman and his gang scheme up a plan to get Emil Wolhter out of his house. While Emil is out of his house one evening, Tolman and his gang of troublemakers burn Emil's house to the ground. When Matt offers to help Emil find the men who did this, Emil rejects Matt's offer and pursues these men by himself. Emil administers his own brand of justice to the men.

star 7.19
26 votes
The Prisoner

#76 - The Prisoner

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 33

Billy Joe escapes from an army discilinary barracks work detail killing Sargeant Jellicoe in the process. The Major his two sons, Seth and Ham, and his daughter-in-law, Sarah come to town for supplies. Billy Joe gets in a fight at the Long Branch. Matt tells him to get outta Dodge. Matt gets a wanted poster on William Josph Arlen, and heads out looking for Billy Joe. Billy Joe's horse threw him. Matt's find him. the Major and Seth ride up and say, Billy Joe killed Ham and attacked Sarah. They'll bring proof. Matt locks up Billy Joe. Doc says Sarah sits like she is frozen. The Major brings Sarah to identify Billy Joe. She states he was there. He says he just had coffee and left. The Major won't let him be returned to the army to face federal charges first. Sarah overhears Doc and Kitty of the Major's plans. She tells the Major he didn't kill Ham. Seth shoots Billy Joe. Matt shoots Seth. Seth shot Ham so he could marry Sarah.

star 7.17
18 votes
There Never Was a Horse

#77 - There Never Was a Horse

Gunsmoke Season 4 - Episode 35

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.

star 7.13
48 votes
Uncle Oliver

#78 - Uncle Oliver

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 35

Uncle Oliver arrives in town and believes his simpleton nephew would be a good deputy for Matt, instead of Chester.

star 7.10
31 votes
Saludos

#79 - Saludos

Gunsmoke Season 5 - 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.

star 7.09
55 votes
Change of Heart

#80 - Change of Heart

Gunsmoke Season 4 - Episode 32

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.

star 7.08
49 votes
Murder Warrant

#81 - Murder Warrant

Gunsmoke Season 4 - Episode 31

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.

star 7.07
54 votes
The F.U. (aka Al Clovis)

#82 - The F.U. (aka Al Clovis)

Gunsmoke Season 4 - Episode 27

When Onie Becker is shot down on the streets of Dodge after quarreling with Al Clovis in a poker game, everyone thinks Al Clovis committed the shooting. The plot thickens after Matt and Chester pursue Clovis on a train headed out of Dodge.

star 7.06
50 votes
Fawn

#83 - Fawn

Gunsmoke Season 4 - Episode 29

After years of captivity, a white woman and her half-Indian daughter are set free by the Indians, but they are shunned in Dodge.

star 7.02
49 votes
Horse Deal

#84 - Horse Deal

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.02
56 votes
Blue Horse

#85 - Blue Horse

Gunsmoke Season 4 - Episode 38

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.

star 6.96
53 votes
Renegade White

#86 - Renegade White

Gunsmoke Season 4 - Episode 30

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.

star 6.84
55 votes
Kangaroo

#87 - Kangaroo

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 5

When a crazy man and his two songs 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 songs 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.

star 6.80
112 votes
Indian Ford

#88 - Indian Ford

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 10

Matt escorts a captain and his troops to an Indian village, to make an exchange for a white woman captured over a year ago.

star 6.76
49 votes
Kitty's Outlaw

#89 - Kitty's Outlaw

Gunsmoke Season 3 - Episode 4

While Kitty dines with Matt on the edge of town, Kitty's old beau robs the bank.

star 6.75
68 votes
Cody's Code

#90 - Cody's Code

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 17

Sam Dukes arrives on the stage with Mr. Koger. Sam takes a fancy to Cody Durham's fiancee, Rose, who works at the Long Branch. Sam gets drunk and tries to force Rose to drink. Brack is ready to slap leather with, but Matt stops it and takes Sam's gun. Dukes in a dark alley tells Brack to draw, he shoots him not knowing he doesn't have a gun. Brack is wounded as the town looks for him. Brack goes to Cody's house. Cody digs the bullet out, and hides him. Rose comes to Cody's house and tells Brack she loves him. Thay plan to leave on the 6:00 train. Cody finds them at the station and kills Brack.

star 6.73
49 votes
Speak Me Fair

#91 - Speak Me Fair

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 34

There's a cattle drive near town, and the cowboys are nervous about a series of cattle rustling events that have taken place recently.

star 6.71
79 votes
Odd Man Out

#92 - Odd Man Out

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 11

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.

star 6.70
80 votes
Miguel's Daughter

#93 - Miguel's Daughter

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 12

A father threatens to kill the two drifters who have been plaguing his daughter.

star 6.68
81 votes
Wagon Girls

#94 - Wagon Girls

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 27

A group of women are going by wagon train to Colorado, lured by the promise of marrying rich miners, but Matt learns that the leader's actual plan for the women is quite different.

star 6.67
46 votes
The Ex-Urbanites

#95 - The Ex-Urbanites

Gunsmoke Season 5 - 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.

star 6.66
53 votes
The Do-Badder

#96 - The Do-Badder

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 15

Harvey Easter tries to reform Dodge. He convinces two saddle tramps, Kelly and Bunch to take up farming, Mary to quit working at the Long Branch to be independent and take in wash, gets Charlie Fess to quit riding shotgun on the stage and guts the oasis bar with fire by throwing a lamp after unsuccessfully trying to get Harry Obie and two cowpokes to reform. Kelly and Bunch are tired of farming and decide to rob a stage, it doesn't work out. The townspeople decide to teach Harvey a lesson. They put him in a canvas bag and dunk him in the water tower. The pole breaks and Harvey drowns before they can get him out.

star 6.66
50 votes
Target

#97 - Target

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 1

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.

star 6.66
90 votes
Kitty Shot

#98 - Kitty Shot

Gunsmoke Season 6 - Episode 22

Dillon goes after cowboy Jake Bayloe after he guns down his partner in the Long Branch , shooting Kitty in the crossfire and critically wounding her.

star 6.60
55 votes
Big Tom

#99 - Big Tom

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 18

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.

star 6.60
52 votes
Groat's Grudge

#100 - Groat's Grudge

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 17

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.

star 6.58
52 votes
The Badge

#101 - The Badge

Gunsmoke Season 6 - Episode 9

Matt is taken prisoner by a madman named Rack and his simpleton partner, Augie. Matt's only hope is to turn Augie against Rack.

star 6.57
56 votes
The Lady Killer

#102 - The Lady Killer

Gunsmoke Season 5 - 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.

star 6.56
52 votes
Poor Pearl

#103 - Poor Pearl

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 13

A saloon gal past her youth suddenly receives two marriage proposals, one from a sweet country bumpkin, one from a menacing dandy, but it's no embarrassment of riches: each suitor threatens violence if she selects his rival.

star 6.55
88 votes
Moo Moo Raid

#104 - Moo Moo Raid

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 23

Old man Onie has a great swimming cow that can lead herds across rivers, and when they both come up missing, one trail boss accuses another of killing them.

star 6.51
55 votes
Long, Long Trail

#105 - Long, Long Trail

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 6

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.

star 6.49
55 votes
Bank Baby

#106 - Bank Baby

Gunsmoke Season 10 - Episode 26

Bert Clum uses his clan to get what he wants. They are camped outside of Dodge. When they meet a small wagon train, he hatches a plot to rob the local bank. But he needs to snatch a baby to hide behind first.

star 6.49
41 votes
Phoebe Strunk

#107 - Phoebe Strunk

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 9

A band of ne'er-do-wells, led by their mother, see in town a young woman that pleases them and decide to take her by force.

star 6.47
49 votes
Crowbait Bob

#108 - Crowbait Bob

Gunsmoke Season 5 - 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.

star 6.45
53 votes
Unwanted Deputy

#109 - Unwanted Deputy

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 26

Determined to avenge his murderous brother's hanging, Vince Walsh begins a self-serving campaign of unofficially helping to keep the peace in Dodge City over Matt's objections. Walsh is certain that his actions and his taunts will eventually goad the Marshal into a gunfight.

star 6.45
56 votes
Cherry Red

#110 - Cherry Red

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 39

The widow of a stagecoach robber is courted by the man who, unbeknownst to the widow, is the one who shot her husband.

star 6.35
52 votes
Bad Sheriff

#111 - Bad Sheriff

Gunsmoke Season 6 - Episode 17

A man shoots his partner, flees, and is caught by two men claiming to be lawmen.

star 6.34
53 votes
Jenny

#112 - Jenny

Gunsmoke Season 8 - Episode 5

A bank robber hides out in Dodge, bringing along his girl. While he's gambling away his loot, his girl casts her eye on Matt.

star 6.24
48 votes