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Season 4 (CBS)(1958-59) (30 min black-and-white)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: James Beer, Kathy Kiefer
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


################## Gunsmoke ##################
############# season 4 1958-59 ##############
############## (b-w half-hour) ###############
CBS Saturdays 10:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern (Half-hour slot) (39 episodes)

4.01 [118] Gunsmoke:
MATT FOR MURDER (b-w)(30 min)
13-Sep-1958 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Robert J. Wilke ............... Wild Bill Hickok
Bruce Gordon .................. Red Samples
Elisha Cook, Jr. .............. Henchman
Synopsis:
Cattleman Red Samples' partner has been murdered. Samples accuses Matt Dillon of the deed, and brings a witness
to prove it. Matt is suspended as U.S. Marshal. Then he learns that his old friend Wild Bill Hickok, of Abilene
is coming to arrest him. [JB]

4.02 [119] Gunsmoke:
THE PATSY (b-w)(30 min)
20-Sep-1958 CBS Sat
Peter Breck ........... Fly Hoyt
Jan Harrison .......... Holly Fanshaw
John Alderman ......... Dave Thorp
Martin Landau ......... Thorp
Ken Lynch
Synopsis:
Jan Harrison, a hostess in the Long Branch Saloon, claims she saw Peter Breck shoot hide merchant John Alderman in the back.
Alderman's brother, Martin Landau, shoots Harrison and tries to frame Breck for this second murder. Landau then gathers
togetheran angry mob to lynch Breck. Matt bluffs Landau into revealing he shot his own brother as well as Harrison! [KK]

4.03 [120] Gunsmoke:
GUNSMUGGLER (b-w)(30 min)
(1958.09.27)
Paul Langton .................. Major Evans
Frank de Kova ................. Tobeel

4.04 [121] Gunsmoke:
MONOPOLY (b-w)(30 min)
04-Oct-1958 CBS Sat (Rerun 8Jul61 CBS)
Guest Cast:
Harry Townes .................. Ivy
Robert Gist ................... Speegle
J. Pat O'Malley ............... Joe Trimble
Synopsis:
A stranger named Ivy moves into Dodge and proceeds to buy out all of the local freight lines.
Only old Joe Trimble refuses to sell. [JB]

4.05 [122] Gunsmoke:
LETTER OF THE LAW (b-w)(30 min)
(1958.10.11)
Clifton James ................. Brandon Teek
Mary Carver ................... Sarah Teek
Harold J. Stone ............... Judge Rambeau

4.06 [123] Gunsmoke:
THOROUGHBREDS (b-w)(30 min)
(1958.10.18)
Ron Randell ................... Jack Portis
Walter Barnes ................. Burke
Dan Blocker ................... Keller

4.07 [124] Gunsmoke:
STAGE HOLD-UP (b-w)(30 min)
25-Oct-1958 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Bob Morgan ............ Charley
John Anderson ......... Yermo
Charles Aidman ........ Verd
Sandy Kenyon .......... Green
Robert Brubaker ........ Jim Buck
Synopsis:
Caught in a stagecoach holdup, Matt and Chester see one of the bandits wounded in the arm during the getaway.
Back in Dodge City, Matt recognizes the voice of a man trying to get medicine from Doc for a wounded friend.
Matt is certain that the man is one of the bandits. [JB]

4.08 [125] Gunsmoke:
THE LOST RIFLE (b-w)(30 min)
1Nov58
Charles Bronson ............... Ben Tiple
Paul Engel .................... Andy Spangler
Lew Gallo ..................... Joe Spangler
Tom Greenway .................. Will Gibbs
An impasse at gunpoint in an alley reveals a killer.

4.09 [126] Gunsmoke:
LAND DEAL (b-w)(30 min)
(1958.11.08)
Dennis Patrick ................ Trumbill
Nita Talbot ................... Sidna
Murray Hamilton ............... Calhoun
Ross Martin ................... Keppert

4.10 [127] Gunsmoke:
LYNCHING MAN (b-w)(30 min)
(1958.11.15)
George Macready ............... Charlie Drain
Bing Russell .................. Ed Shelby
Charles Gray .................. Bob Gringle
O.Z. Whitehead ................ Hank Blenis
Michael Hinn .................. Gil Mather
Robert Montgomery, Jr. ........ Billy Drico
Chuck Hayward ................. Jake

4.11 [128] Gunsmoke:
HOW TO KILL A FRIEND (b-w)(30 min)
22-Nov-1958 CBS Sat (Rerun 31Jul62 CBS Tues)
Guest Cast:
James Westerfield ..... Harry Duggan
Philip Abbott ......... Ben Corder
Pat Conway ............ Toque Marian
Synopsis:
Matt runs two gunmen out of town after refusing their offer of a bribe. The outcasts hire gunman Toque Morlan
to get rid of Matt. [JB]

4.12 [129] Gunsmoke:
GRASS (b-w)(30 min)
(1958.11.29)
Philip Coolidge ............... Harry Pope
Charles Fredericks ............ Earl Brant
Chris Alcaide ................. Ned Curry

4.13 [130] Gunsmoke:
THE CAST (b-w)(30 min)
(1958.12.06)
Robert F. Simon ............... Shell Tucker
Ben Carruthers ................ Rule Tucker

4.14 [131] Gunsmoke:
ROBBER AND BRIDEGROOM (b-w)(30 min)
(1958.12.13)
Burt Douglas .................. Jack Fitch
Jan Harrison .................. Laura Church
Donald Randolph ............... Reeves
Frank Maxwell ................. Stage Driver
Dan Sheridan .................. Hank
Clem Fuller ................... Joe
Tex Terry ..................... Pete

4.15 [132] Gunsmoke:
SNAKEBITE (b-w)(30 min)
(1958.12.20)
Andy Clyde .................... Poney Thompson
Charles Maxwell ............... Walt Moorman
Warren Oates .................. Jed Hakes

4.16 [133] Gunsmoke:
THE GYPSUM HILLS FEUD (b-w)(30 min)
(1958.12.27)
Anne Barton ................... Liza Peavy
William Schallert ............. Alben Peavy
Albert Linville ............... Jack Cade
Hope Summers .................. Ellen Cade
Sam Edwards ................... Ben Cade

4.17 [134] Gunsmoke:
YOUNG LOVE (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.01.03)
Joan Taylor ................... Anna Wheat
Jon Lormer .................... Jesse Wheat
Wesley Lau .................... Rod Allison
Charles Cooper ................ Jim Box
Stephen Chase ................. Enoch Miller

4.18 [135] Gunsmoke:
MARSHAL PROUDFOOT (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.01.10)
Dabbs Greer ................... Uncle Wesley
Charles Fredericks ............ Jack Pargo
Earl Parker ................... Ben
Robert Brubaker ............... Jim Buck

4.19 [136] Gunsmoke:
PASSIVE RESISTANCE (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.01.17)
Carl Benton Reid .............. Gideon Seek
Alfred Ryder .................. Hank Boyles
Read Morgan ................... Joe Kell

4.20 [137] Gunsmoke:
LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.01.24)
Kevin Hagen ................... Coney Thorn
Jacqueline Scott .............. Abby

4.21 [138] Gunsmoke:
JAYHAWKERS (b-w)(30 min)
31-Jan-1959 CBS Sat (Rerun Tues 19May64 CBS)
Guest Cast:
Jack Elam ............. Dolph Quince
Ken Curtis ............ Phil Jacks
Chuck Hayward ......... Studer
Lane Bradford ......... Jay
Earl Parker ........... Snyder
Brad Payne ............ Cook
Cliff Ketchum ......... Cowboy
Synopsis:
Drover Phil Jacks rides into Dodge and tells Matt that the cattlemen out on the trail expect
renegades to raid the herd. [JB]

4.22 [139] Gunsmoke:
KITTY'S REBELLION (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.02.07)
Barry McGuire ................. Billy Chris
Addison Powell ................ Tal
Robert Brubaker ............... Jim Buck
Ben Wright .................... Whisky Drummer
Richard Rust

4.23 [140] Gunsmoke:
SKY (b-w)(30 min)
14-Feb-1959 CBS (Rerun 4Dec62 CBS Tues)
Guest Cast:
Allen Case ............ Billy Daunt
Charles Thompson ...... Clabe
Linda Watkins ......... Frog-Mouth Kate
Olive Blakeney ........ Ma Toret
Patricia Huston ....... Woman
Synopsis 1:
One of the Long Branch girls is murdered and evidence points to young Billy Daunt as the murderer.
Stealing a horse, the young man flees, and Matt and Chester set out to find him. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Billy Durant is accused of murdering one of the Longbranch girls. Stealing a horse, he flees
--with Matt and Chester in pursuit. [JB]

4.24 [141] Gunsmoke:
DOC QUITS (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.02.21)
Wendell Holmes ................ Dr. Bechtel
Fiona Hale .................... Mrs. Crummley
Bartlett Robinson ............. Jake Wirth
Jack Grinnage ................. Andy Wirth
Jack Younger .................. Cullert
Bert Rumsey ................... Sam Pence

4.25 [142] Gunsmoke:
THE BEAR (b-w)(30 min)
28-Feb-1959 CBS Sat
Guest Caast:
Denver Pyle ........... Mike Blocker
Grant Williams ........ Joe Plummer
Norma Crane ........... Tilda
Russell Johnson ....... Harry Webb
Guy Wilkerson ......... Pete Wilkins
Synopsis:
Gentle Mike Blocker, a rancher, is planning to marry an ex-saloon girl, Tilda.
Joe Plummer, once a friend of Tilda's, jealously plots against Mike. [JB]

4.26 [143] Gunsmoke:
THE COWARD (b-w)(30 min)
07-Mar-1959 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Barry Atwater ......... Ed Eby
Jim Beck .............. Jack Massey
House Peters, Jr. ..... Nat Swan
William Phipps ........ Lou
Barney Phillips ....... Pence
John Close ............ Pete
Sheldon Allman ........ Bill
Synopsis:
A rancher who bears an uncanny resemblance to Matt Dillon is found murdered. Matt is sure that
the killer mistook the rancher for the man he really wanted to killl---Matt Dillon. [JB]

4.27 [144] Gunsmoke:
THE  F.U. (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.03.14)
Bert Freed .................... Al Clovis
Joe Flynn ..................... Onie Becker
Fay Roope ..................... Mr. Botkin
Steve Raines .................. 1st Cowboy
Ed Faulkner ................... 2nd Cowboy

4.28 [145] Gunsmoke:
WIND (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.03.21)
Whitney Blake ................. Dolly Varden
Mark Miller ................... Frank Paris
Roy Engel ..................... Jed Garvey
Walter Burke .................. Bystander
Allen Lurie ................... Singer
Stephen Roberts ............... Hank
George Douglas ................ Man
Guy Teague .................... Norman
Robert Swan ................... John

4.29 [146] Gunsmoke:
FAWN (b-w)(30 min)
04-Apr-1959 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Peggy Stewart ......... Mrs. Phillips
Robert Rockwell ....... Roger Phillips
Robert Karnes ......... Jep Hunter
Wendy Stuart .......... Fawn
Charles Fredericks .... Band
Phil Harvey ........... Henry
Raymond Guth .......... Lu
Mike Gibson ........... Bert
Joe Dearns ............ Dobie
Synopsis:
Marshal Dillon frees a squaw and her daughter who have been enslaved by Indians. He then discovers that
the "squaw" is really a white woman who was captured by the Indians some years earlier. [JB]

4.30 [147] Gunsmoke:
RENEGADE WHITE (b-w)(30 min)
11-Apr-1959 CBS Sat (Rerun 8Jan63 CBS Tues)
Guest Cast:
Barney Phillips ....... Ord Spicer
Michael Pate .......... Wild Hog
Hank Patterson ........ Jaake
Bob Brubaker .......... Jim Buck
Synopsis:
Ord Spicer leaves Dodge City after Matt clears him of a murder charge by proving self-defense.
Later, Dillon hears that Spicer may be selling rifles to the Indians. [JB]

4.31 [148] Gunsmoke:
MURDER WARRANT (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.04.18)
Ed Nelson ..................... Lee Prentice
Onslow Stevens ................ Sheriff Ben Goddard
Mort Mills .................... Jake Harbin
Fay Roope ..................... Mr. Botkin
Joe Kearns .................... Dobie

4.32 [149] Gunsmoke:
CHANGE OF HEART (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.04.25)
James Drury ................... Jerry Cass
Ken Curtis .................... Brisco Cass
Lucy Marlowe .................. Bella Grant
Fay Roope ..................... Mr. Botkin

4.33 [150] Gunsmoke:
BUFFALO HUNTER (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.05.02)
Harold J. Stone ............... Jim Gatfur
Garry Walberg ................. Tobe
Lou Krugman ................... Tom Mercer
Sam Buffington ................ Cook
William Meigs ................. Agent
Tom Holland ................... Alvin
Scott Stevens ................. Pete
Brett King .................... Duff

4.34 [151] Gunsmoke:
THE CHOICE (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.05.09)
Darryl Hickman ................ Andy Hill
Robert Brubaker ............... Jim Buck
Charles Maxwell ............... Kerrick
Dick Rich ..................... Tough
Tyler McVey

4.35 [152] Gunsmoke:
THERE NEVER WAS A HORSE (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.05.16)
Jack Lambert .................. Kin Creed
Bill Wellman, Jr. ............. Roy
Joe Sargent ................... Drunk

4.36 [153] Gunsmoke:
PRINT ASPER (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.05.23)
J. Pat O'Malley ............... Print Asper
Ted Knight .................... Jay Rabb
Lew Brown ..................... Will Asper
Robert Ivers .................. Johnny Asper

4.37 [154] Gunsmoke:
THE CONSTABLE (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.05.30)
John Larch .................... Rance
Pitt Herbert .................. Green
Strother Martin ............... Dillard Band
William Bryant ................ 1st Cowboy
Joel Ashley ................... 2nd Cowboy
Scott Peters .................. Pete
Joe Kearns .................... Botkin
Joseph Breen .................. Mike
Dan Sheridan .................. Dobie
John Mitchum .................. Joe
Lee Winters ................... Bob
Vic Lundin .................... Hank
Robert DeCost ................. Carl

4.38 [155] Gunsmoke:
BLUE HORSE (b-w)(30 min)
06-Jun-1959 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Gene Nelson ........... Hob Cannon
Michael Pate .......... Blue Horse
Bill Murphy ........... Lieutenant Eldridge
Monte Hale ............ Sergeant
Synopsis:
While taking a prisoner back to Dodge City, Marshal Matt Dillon and his deputy Chester are stopped by
an Army patrol. The patrol is looking for some Indians who have run away from the reservation. [JB]

4.39 [156] Gunsmoke:
CHEYENNES (b-w)(30 min.)
(1959.06.13)
Walter Brooke ................. Captain Nichols
Chuck Robertson ............... Sergeant Keller
Ralph Moody ................... Long Robe
Eddie Little Sky .............. Warrior
Tim Brown ..................... Major
Dennis Cross .................. Jinx
Connie Buck ................... Daughter
Edward G. Robinson, Jr. ....... Brown
 

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