CTVA US Western - "Gunsmoke" (CBS) Season 5 (1959-60) James Arness

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Season 5 (CBS)(1959-60) (30 min black-and-white)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  James Beer
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


################## Gunsmoke ##################
############# season 5 1959-60 ##############
############## (b-w half-hour) ###############
CBS Saturdays 10:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern (Half-hour slot)
39 episodes

5.01 [157] Gunsmoke:
TARGET (b-w)(30 min.)
05-Sep-1959 CBS Sat (Rerun 19Feb63 CBS Tues)
Guest Cast:
Darryl Hickman ....... Danny Kadar
John Carradine ....... Mr. Kadar
Susan Lloyd .......... Nayomi
Frank De Kova ........ Gypsy Chief
Synopsis:
Danny Kadar falls in love with a young gypsy woman, but his father is strongly opposed to the romance. [JB]

5.02 [158] Gunsmoke:
KITTY'S INJURY (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.09.19)
Don Dubbins ................... Lutie Judson
Anne Seymour .................. Cora Judson
Karl Swenson .................. Raff Judson

5.03 [159] Gunsmoke:
HORSE  DEAL (b-w)(30 min)
26-Sep-1959 CBS
Guest Cast:
Bartlett Robinson ..... Bowers
Harry Carey, Jr. ...... Charlie Deesha
Trevor Bardette ....... Slim
Michael Hinn .......... Wirth
Fred Grossinger ....... Harper
Bill Catching ......... Joe
Synopsis:
Some ranchers near Dodge City buy horses which, years later, were stolen from a cowboy named Charlie Deesha. Marshal
Dillon seems unwilling to track down the horse thief, and the enraged ranchers threaten to organize a lynch mob. [JB]

5.04 [160] Gunsmoke:
JOHNNY RED (b-w)(30 min)
03-Oct-1959 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
James Drury ........... Johnny Red
Josephine Hutchinson ..... Mrs. Crale
Abel Fernandez ........ Nate
Denis McMullen ........ Ponca City Kid
Robert Brubaker ....... Jim Buck
Synopsis:
A young man comes to Dodge City and identifies himself as Billy Crale. Matt Dillon recognizes him as a ruthless
criminal called Johnny Red, but he is unable to run him out of town because he has no concrete evidence.[JB]

5.05 [161] Gunsmoke:
KANGAROO (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.10.10)
Peter Whitney ................. Ira Scuflock
John Crawford ................. Hod
Richard Rust .................. Dal
Lew Brown ..................... Jim Bride

5.06 [162] Gunsmoke:
TAIL TO THE WIND (b-w)(30 min)
17-Oct-1959 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Harry Townes .......... Pezzy Neller
Alice Backes .......... Cora
Harry Swoger .......... Burke Reese
Alan Reed, Jr. ........ Harlow Reese
Synopsis:
Big Burke Reese and his son, Harlow want to buy a small farm from Pezzy Neller, but Neller refuses to sell.
Reese and Harlow prepare to run Neller and his wife off their land.[JB]

5.07 [163] Gunsmoke:
ANNIE OAKLEY (b-w)(30 min)
24-Oct-1959 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Florence MacMichael ... Kate Kinsman
George Mitchell ....... Jeff Kinsman
John Anderson ......... Dolliver
Synopsis:
Kate Kinsman tricks her husband into fighting a neighbor for her attention. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun WMTV-15 Madison, WI Tues 27Feb 68 12:05 a.m. CST)

5.08 [164] Gunsmoke:
SALUDOS (b-w)(30 min)
31-Oct-1959 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Connie Buck ........... Sochi
Gene Nelson ........... Joe Foss
Jack Elam ............. Clem Steed
Robert J. Wilke ....... Pegger
Synopsis:
A wounded half-breed girl rides into town and tells Marshal Dillon that she was shot by a man while
traveling through the Choctaw Basin. Matt and Chester go after the culprit.[JB]

5.09 [165] Gunsmoke:
BROTHER WHELP (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.11.07)
Lew Gallo ..................... Sted Rutger
Ellen Clark ................... Tassy
John Clarke ................... Tom

5.10 [166] Gunsmoke:
THE BOOTS (b-w)(30 min)
14-Nov-1959 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
John Larch ............ Zeno
Richard Eyer .......... Tommy
Wynn Pearce ........... Hank Fergus
Synopsis:
Zenno, a famous gunman, has lost his nerve and lives in Dodge, drinking away his disappointment and shame.
But when Hank Fergus arrives, Zenno is faced with a difficult decision.
Synopsis:
A youngster dosen't know that his hero is a retired gunslinger.[JB]
(Synd. Rerun WIBF-29 (IND) Philadelphia, PA Thurs 17Apr 69 11:30 p.m. CST).

5.11 [167] Gunsmoke:
ODD MAN OUT (b-w)(30 min)
21-Nov-1959 CBS Sat (Rerun 16Apr63 CBS Tues)
Guest Cast:
Elisha Cook, Jr. ...... Cyrus Tucker
William Phipps ........ Hody Peel
Elizabeth York ........ Mrs. Peel
Dallas Mitchell ....... Cowboy
Synospsis 1:
Cyrus Tucker tells Marshal Dillon that his wife left him after many years of marriage. Checking around,
Matt and Chester find that no one has seen Mrs. Tucker leave town. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Elderly farmer Cyrus Tucker tells Dillon that his wife has left him---but Matt suspects foul play. [JB]

5.12 [168] Gunsmoke:
MIGUEL'S DAUGHTER (b-w)(30 min)
28-Nov-1959 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Fintan Meyler ......... Chavela Ramirez
Simon Oakland ......... Miguel Ramirez
Wesley Lau ............ Ab Cole
Ed Nelson ............. Rusk Davis
Synopsis:
A pair of rough trail hands accost pretty Chavela Ramirez in town, but Kitty intervenes before they
can harm the girl. Matt and Chester escort Chavela to her home, where they are met by an angry father. [JB]

5.13 [169] Gunsmoke:
BOX O'ROCKS (b-w)(30 min)
05-Dec-1959 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Howard McNear ......... Pete
Vaughn Taylor ......... Reverend Blouze
Larry Blake ........... Jeb Crooder
William Fawcett ....... Packy Rountree
Gertrude Flynn ........ Mrs. Blouze
Synopsis:
Marshal Matt Dillon attends funeral services for prospector Packy Rountree. When Dillon looks into the coffin,
he finds that it is full of gold ore.[JB]
Synopsis:
In the middle of a funeral ceremony, the mourners sense that something is missing--the body is not in the coffin.[JB]
(Synd. Rerun WIBF-29 (IND) Philadelphia, PA Fri 18Apr 69 11:30 p.m. CST)

5.14 [170] Gunsmoke:
FALSE WITNESS (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.12.12)
Wright King ................... Rumey Crep
Wayne Rogers .................. Tom Morey
Robert Griffin ................ Judge
Len Hendry .................... Hank
Richard Sinatra ............... Bob
Norman Sturgis ................ Jake
Brad Trumbull ................. Sawyer
Harold Goodwin ................ Clerk

5.15 [171] Gunsmoke:
TAG, YOU'RE IT (b-w)(30 min)
19-Dec-1959 CBS Sat (Rerun 28May63 CBS Tues)
Guest Cast:
Paul Langton .......... Karl Killion
Madlyn Rhue ........... Rusty
Gregg Stewart ......... Tex
Harold Goodwin ........ Clerk
Synopsis 1:
Hired gunman Karl Killion rides into Dodge City. The townspeople are fearful, but Marshal Dillon
is powerless to arrest Killion until he breaks the law. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A hired gunman drifts into Dodge, and panic grips the townsfolk as they speculate on the possible victims. [JB]

5.16 [172] Gunsmoke:
THICK N' THIN (b-w)(30 min)
(1959.12.26)
Robert Emhardt ................ Brace McCoy
Percy Helton .................. Otie Perkins
Tina Menard ................... Summer Dove

5.17 [173] Gunsmoke:
GROAT'S GRUDGE (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.01.02)
Ross Elliot ................... Lee Grayson
Thomas Coley .................. Tom Haskert
Ben Wright

5.18 [174] Gunsmoke:
BIG TOM (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.01.09)
Harry Lauter .................. Clay Cran
Don Megowan ................... Hob Creel
Robert J. Wilke ............... Tom Burr
Howard Caine .................. Brady
Gregg Palmer .................. Harry
Rand Harper ................... Jim

5.19 [175] Gunsmoke:
TIL DEATH DO US (b-w)(30 min)
16-Jan-1960 CBS Sat (Rerun 13Aug 63 CBS Tues)
Guest Cast:
Milton Selzer ......... Jezra Cobb
Mary Field ............ Minerva Cobb
Rayford Barnes ........ Puggy Rado
Synopsis:
When Jezra Cobb and his wife are nearly murdered, Marshal Dillon learns that some of Kitty's
dance hall girls hated Cobb long enough to have hired a killer. [JB]

5.20 [176] Gunsmoke:
THE TRAGEDIAN (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.01.23)
John Abbott ................... Edward Vanderman
Stanley Clements .............. Brad
Harry Woods ................... Ben
Howard McNear ................. Joe

5.21 [177] Gunsmoke:
HINKA DO (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.01.30)
Nina Varela ................... Mamie
Walter Burke .................. Herman Bleeker
Mike Green .................... cowboy
Richard Reeves ................ Drunk
Ric Roman ..................... Manuel
Bob Hopkins ................... Pete

5.22 [178] Gunsmoke:
DOC JUDGE (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.02.06)
Barry Atwater ................. Brice Harp
Dennis Cross .................. Bob

5.23 [179] Gunsmoke:
MOO MOO RAID (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.02.13)
Raymond Hatton ................ Onie
Lane Bradford ................. Tush
Robert Karnes ................. Bert
Tyler McVey ................... Gib
Richard Evans ................. Pete
Ron Hayes ..................... Cary
John Close .................... Joe

5.24 [180] Gunsmoke:
KITTY'S KILLING (b-w)(30 min)
20-Feb-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Abraham Sofaer ................ Jacob Leech
John Pickard .................. Ollie Radford
Synopsis:
Kitty hears that deranged Jacob Leech is planning to kill a rancher. It's too late to get help,
so Kitty jeopardizes her own life in an attempt to warn the intended victim.[JB]

5.25 [181] Gunsmoke:
JAILBAIT JANET (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.02.27)
John Larch .................... Dan Everly
Nan Peterson .................. Janet
Steve Terrell ................. Jerry
Bartlett Robinson ............. Krocker
Jon Lormer .................... Clerk

5.26 [182] Gunsmoke:
UNWANTED DEPUTY (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.03.05)
Charles Aidman ................ Vince Walsh
Mary Carver ................... Maise
Marlowe Jenson ................ Dave Walsh
Dick Rich ..................... Rudd
Ed Faulkner ................... Harry
Dick London ................... Tourney
Craig Fox ..................... Lee
Bob Wiensko ................... Bob
Joe Haworth ................... Charlie

5.27 [183] Gunsmoke:
WHERE'D THEY GO? (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.03.12)
Jack Elam ..................... Clint Dodie
Betty Harford ................. Medora

5.28 [184] Gunsmoke:
CROWBAIT BOB (b-w)(30 min)
26-Mar-1960 CBS Sat
Starring: James Arness, Amanda Blake, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone
Guest Cast:
Hank Patterson ........ Crowbait Bob
Ned Glass ............. Elbin
Shirley O'Hara ........ Martha
John Apone ............ Ace
Synopsis 1:
An old prospector makes Kitty his sole heir - leaving her prey to his revenous hordes of relatives. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Old "Crowbait" draws up a will, naming Kitty as his sole heir. Sensing unsuspected riches, his ravenous relatives
circle around their prey. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
Old "Crowbait" Bob draws up a will, naming Kitty as his sole heir.[JB]
(Synd. Rerun WMTV-15 (NBC) Tues 19Mar 68 12:05 a.m. CST)

5.29 [185] Gunsmoke: COLLEEN SO GREEN (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.04.02)
Joanna Moore .................. Colleen Tawney
Harry Swoger .................. Bull Reeger
Robert Brubaker ............... Jim Buck
Perry Ivins ................... Employee
Harold Goodwin ................ Clerk

5.30 [186] Gunsmoke:
THE EX-URBANITES (b-w)(30 min)
09-Apr-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Ken Curtis ............ Jesse
Lew Brown ............. Nate
Robert J. Wilke ....... Pitt
Synopsis:
Chester gets a chance to show the stuff he's made of. When Doc is shot, Chester's left with two jobs:
nursing his old "Enemy" and holding off a pair of killers. [JB]

5.31 [187] Gunsmoke:
I THEE WED (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.04.16)
Allyn Joslyn .................. Sam Lackert
Alice Frost ................... Hester Lackert
Hank Patterson ................ Judge

5.32 [188] Gunsmoke:
THE LADY KILLER (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.04.23)
Jan Harrison .................. Mae Talmey
Harry Lauter .................. Sy
Ross Elliot ................... Grant Lucas
Charles Starrett .............. Cowboy

5.33 [189] Gunsmoke:
GENTLEMAN'S DISAGREEMENT (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.04.30)
Adam Kennedy .................. Bert Wells
Fintan Meyler ................. Jeanne Wells
Val Dufour .................... Ed Beaudry
Tom Reese ..................... Tulsa
Joseph Hamilton ............... Pete

5.34 [190] Gunsmoke: SPEAK ME FAIR (b-w)(30 min)
07-May-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Douglas Kennedy ....... Traych
Ken Curtis ............ Scout
Chuck Robertson ....... Driver
Perry Cook ............ Gunner
Synopsis:
An Indian boy is badly beaten and a rancher complains of cattle rustlers. An angry Matt Dillon sets
out to determine if the incidents are connected and who is responsible.

5.35 [191] Gunsmoke: BELLE'S BACK (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.05.14)
Nita Talbot ................... Belle Ainsley
Nancy Rennick ................. Phyllis
Gage Clarke ................... Dobie
Daniel White .................. Mr. Ainsley

5.36 [192] Gunsmoke: THE BOBSY TWINS (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.05.21)
Ralph Moody ................... Harvey Finney
Morris Anrkum ................. Merle Finny
Jean Howell ................... Lavinia
Buck Young .................... Bud Grant
Charles MacArthur ............. Taylor
Richard Chamberlain ........... Pete
John O'Malley ................. Man
Paul Hahn ..................... Les
Hank Patterson ................ Carl

5.37 [193] Gunsmoke: OLD FLAME (b-w)(30 min)
28-May-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Marilyn Maxwell ....... Dolly Winters
Lee Van Cleef ......... Rad Meadows
Peggy Stewart ......... Mary
Hal Smith ............. Dobie
Synopsis:
An old girl friend of Matt's wants protection from her husband.[JB]
(Synd. Rerun WMTV-15 (NBC) Madison, WI Fri 12Apr 68 12:05 a.m. CST)

5.38 [194] Gunsmoke: THE DESERTER (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.06.04)
Rudy Solari ................... Cpl. Lurie Janus
Joe Perry ..................... Radin
Harry Bartell ................. Jed
Jean Inness ................... Maddie
Henry Brandon ................. Major
Charles Fredericks ............ Sergeant Strate

5.39 [195] Gunsmoke: CHERRY RED (b-w)(30 min)
11-Jun-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Joanna Moore .......... Cherry O'Dell
Arthur Franz .......... Red Larned
Douglas Kennedy ....... Yancey
Cliff Ketchum ......... Nightshire
Synopsis:
Dillon gets word that prospector Slim O'Dell was killed while robbing a stagecoach but refrains from telling
the widow until he can locate the dead man's partner. [JB]

################# Gunsmoke ###################
############# end of season 5 ###############
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