CTVA US Western - "Gunsmoke" (CBS) Season 6 (1960-61) James Arness

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Season 6 (CBS)(1960-61) (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 6 1960-61 ##############
############## (b-w half-hour) ###############
CBS Saturdays 10:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern (Half-hour slot) (38 episodes)

6.01 [196] Gunsmoke:
FRIEND'S PAY-OFF (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.09.03)
Mike Road ..................... Ab Butler
Tom Reese ..................... Joe Leeds
Jay Hector .................... Boy

6.02 [197] Gunsmoke:
THE BLACKSMITH (b-w)(30 min)
17-Sep-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast;
Anna-Lisa ............. Gretchen
George Kennedy ........ Emil
Bob Anderson .......... Tolman
Wesley Lau ............ Willy
Herb Patterson ........ Spooner
Synopsis:
Emil, Dodge City's blacksmith, is getting married to Gretchen, his mail-order bride.
But a rancher named Tolman, who wants Emil's property, tries to disrupt the wedding party. [JB]

6.03 [198] Gunsmoke:
SMALL WATER (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.09.24)
Trevor Bardette ............... Finn Pickett
Warren Oates .................. Leroy Pickett
Rex Holman .................... Seth Pickett

6.04 [199] Gunsmoke:
SAY UNCLE (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.10.01)
Richard Rust .................. Lee Nagle
Gene Nelson ................... Hutch
Harry Lauter .................. Martin Nagle
Dorothy Green ................. Nancy Nagle
Roy Barcroft .................. George Farr

6.05 [200] Gunsmoke:
SHOOTING STOPOVER (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.10.08)
Anthony Caruso ................ Bud Gurney
Patricia Barry ................ Laura
Paul Guilfoyle ................ Reverend Beckett
Robert Brubaker ............... Jim Buck

6.06 [201] Gunsmoke:
THE PEACE OFFICER (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.10.15)
Lane Bradford ................. Clegg Rawlins
Susan Cummings ................ Stella
John Zaccaro .................. Ponce
John Close .................... Lighter
Arthur Peterson, Jr. .......... Parks
Gil Rankin .................... Shay
Stafford Repp ................. Styles
James Nusser .................. Crowe

6.07 [202] Gunsmoke:
DON MATTEO (b-w)(30 min)
22-Oct-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ....... Esteban Garcia
Bing Russell .......... Grave Tabor
Ben Wright ............ Chalmers
Anne Whitfield ........ Trudy
Barney Phillips ....... Bill Pence
Roy Engle ............. Grimes
Synopsis:
Grave Tabor causes a ruckus in the Longbranch Saloon, so Matt runs him out of town.
Just in time too--for pretty soon Esteban Garcia rides into town to gun Tabor down. [JB]

6.08 [203] Gunsmoke:
THE WORM (b-w)(30 min)
29-Oct-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Kenneth Tobey ......... Spadden
Stewart Bradley ....... Archer
Ned Glass ............. Ritchie
H.M. Wynant ........... Cornet
Gage Clarke ........... Judge
Synopsis:
Spadden is a brute of a man who likes to throw his weight around. But Archer, his new victim,
stands up to Spadden's bullying. [JB]

 6.09 [204] Gunsmoke: THE BADGE (I) (b-w)(30 min)
12-Nov-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
John Dehner ........... Rack
Conlan Carter ......... Augie
Allan Lane ............ Mac
Harry Swoger .......... Ike
Mike Mikler
Synopsis:
Matt chases two killers, one vicious and the other not too bright. There's a posse close behind,
so Rack and Augie, the killers, wound Matt and take him hostage. [JB]

Completely different episode - see 15.19 [508] Gunsmoke: THE BADGE (II) (60 min color)( 1970.02.02)

6.10 [205] Gunsmoke:
DISTANT DRUMMER (b-w)(30 min)
19-Nov-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Jack Grinnage ......... Raffie Bligh
George Mitchell ....... Grade
Bruce Gordon .......... Sloat
William Newell ........ Green
Phil Chambers ......... Hugo
Synopsis:
Two mule skinners named Grade and Sloat delight in tormenting young Raffie Bligh, a former wartime drummer boy. [JB]

6.11 [206] Gunsmoke: BEN TOLLIVER'S STUD (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.11.26)
John Lupton ................... Ben Tolliver
Roy Barcroft .................. Jake Creed
Jean Ingram ................... Nancy Creed
Hank Patterson ................ Carl

6.12 [207] Gunsmoke:
NO CHIP (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.12.03)
John Hoyt ..................... Jeff Mossman
Rex Holman .................... Pete Mossman
Leo Gordon .................... Hutch Dolan
Mark Allen .................... Grant Dolan
Guy Stockwell ................. Lee Dolan

6.13 [208] Gunsmoke:
THE WAKE (b-w)(30 min)
10-Dec-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Denver Pyle ........... Gus Mather
Anne Seymour .......... Mrs. Boggs
Joel Ashley ........... Harry
Gregg Schilling ....... Bill
Michael Hinn .......... Joe Brant
Synopsis:
Drifter Gus Mather arrives in Dodge with the body of a citizen named Boggs, and he wants a real high-class
wake and funeral for his "dear pal". but then Mrs. Boggs arrives. [JB]

6.14 [209] Gunsmoke:
THE COOK (b-w)(30 min)
17-Dec-1960 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Guy Stockwell ......... Sandy King
Harry Swoger .......... Hank Green
Gene Benton ........... Waiter
Sam Woody ............. Cowboy
Ken Mayer ............. Ed Fisher
Brad Trumbull ......... Pete
Sue Randall ........... Effie
John Pickard .......... Jack Purdy
Tom Greenway .......... Gus
John Milford .......... Joe Grisim
Craig Duncan .......... Joe
Synopsis:
The food is pretty bad at the local eatery, and since a drifter named Sandy is out of work and hungry, he's hired to
cook to improve the situation. Everyone's impressed with Sandy's ability---except a buffalo hunter named Fisher. [JB]

6.15 [210] Gunsmoke:
OLD FOOL (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.12.24)
Buddy Ebsen ................... Hannibal Bass
Hope Summers .................. Della Bass
Linda Watkins ................. Elsie Hedgepeth
Hampton Fancher ............... Dunc

6.16 [211] Gunsmoke:
BROTHER LOVE (b-w)(30 min)
(1960.12.31)
Lurene Tuttle ................. Mrs. Cumbers
Kevin Hagen ................... Nate Cumbers
Gene Lyons .................... Frank Cumbers
Jack Grinnage ................. Gus
Jan Harrison .................. Polly

6.17 [212] Gunsmoke:
BAD SHERIFF (b-w)(30 min)
07-Jan-1961 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Russell Arms .......... Hank
Harry Carey, Jr. ...... Deputy Turloe
Ken Lynch ............. Gance
Don Keefer ............ Cher
Lane Chandler ......... Sam
Synopsis:
Trying to escape from Matt and Chester, a stagecoach robber named Gance runs smack
into an ambush set by another desperado named Hark. [JB]

6.18 [213] Gunsmoke:
UNLOADED GUN (b-w)(30 min)
14-Jan-1961 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
William Redfield ...... Joe Lime
Lew Brown ............. Red Lime
Greg Dunn ............. Bob Carter
James Malcolm ......... Harry
Rik Nervik ............ Townsman
Hank Patterson ........ Carl Miller
Bobby Goodwins ........ Boy
Synopsis:
Matt's after a couple of desperadoes when he suddenly develops a fever. He manages to gun down
one of the fugitives, but barely makes it back to Dodge City before collapsing. [JB]

6.19 [214] Gunsmoke:
TALL TRAPPER (b-w)(30 min)
21-Jan-1961 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Tom Reese ............. Ben
Strother Martin ....... Rowley
Jan Shepard ........... Tassie
Synopsis 1
Rowley and his wife Tassie ask for shelter at the camp of a solitary trapper named Ben. Ben extends his
hospitality --- but the next day Tassie is found beaten to death. [JB]
Synopsis 2
A trapper shelters a couple for the night, but the next morning, the woman is found beaten to death. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Mon 14Nov 66 WCHS-8 Charleston, WV 7pm EST)

6.20 [215] Gunsmoke:
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.01.28)
Jeanette Nolan ................ Rose Galloway
Jack Elam ..................... Ben Scooper
Ken Lynch ..................... Leroy Galloway
Warren Oates .................. Peter Scooper
David Kent .................... Peter
Dean Startton ................. Harley
Nora Marlowe .................. Jennie
Cyril Delevanti ............... by Tewksbury
Wayne West .................... Man

6.21 [216] Gunsmoke:
BAD SEED (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.02.04)
Anne Helm ..................... Trudy Trent
Roy Barcroft .................. Asa Trent
Burt Douglas .................. Gar Kline

6.22 [217] Gunsmoke:
KITTY SHOT (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.02.11)
George Kennedy ................ Jake Bayfoe
Christopher Gray .............. Gordon
Rayford Barnes ................ George Helm
Joseph Mell ................... Bill Pence
Lew Brown

6.23 [218] Gunsmoke:
ABOUT CHESTER (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.02.25)
Charles Aidman ................ Dack
House Peters, Jr. ............. Jake Wirth
Mary Munday ................... Lilymae
Harry Shannon ................. Emmett Bowers
George Eldredge ............... Ed Cluney

6.24 [219] Gunsmoke:
HARRIET (b-w)(30 min)
04-Mar-1961 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Suzanne Lloyd ......... Harriet Horne
Joseph Hamilton ....... James Horne
Tom Reese ............. Dan Scorp
Ron Hayes ............. Hoagler
Synopsis:
Schoolteacher James Horne and his daughter Harriet are on their way to Colorado when Horne is
killed by two gunmen. Harriet escapes---and walks all the way to Dodge City. [JB]

6.25 [220] Gunsmoke:
POTSHOT (b-w)(30 min)
11-Mar-1961 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Karl Swenson .......... Hutch Dawkins
Gage Clarke ........... Botkin
Joseph Mell ........... Bill Pence
Dallas Mitchell ....... Bert
Barton Heyman
Wallace Rooney
Michael Harris
John Harmon
Synopsis:
Chester is bushwacked by two bank robbers heading for Dodge. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Tues 15Nov66 WCHS-8 (CBS) Charleston, WV 7pm EST)

6.26 [221] Gunsmoke:
OLD FACES (b-w)(30 min)
18-Mar-1961 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
James Drury ........... Tom Cook
Jan Shepard ........... Tilda Cook
George Keymas ......... Ed Ivers
Ron Hayes ............. Mik Varden
Robert Brubaker ....... Jim Buck
Synopsis:
When Tom Cook brings his new bride to Dodge, everyone starts wondering where they have seen the lady before. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Wed 16Nov 66 WCHS-8 Charleston, WV 7pm EST)

6.27 [222] Gunsmoke:
BIG MAN (b-w)(30 min)
25-Mar-1961 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
John McLiam ........... Jud Sloan
Sandy Kenyon .......... Ak
Rayford Barnes ........ Harry
Chris Alcaide ......... Mike
George Kennedy ........ Pat Swarner
Robert G. Anderson .... Mike Boatwright
Barney Phillips ....... Pence
Steve Warren .......... Cowboy
Mathew McCue .......... Joe
Jim Nusser ............ Dick
Synopsis:
Jud Sloan thinks he saw Matt Dillon beat an innocent man to death. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Thurs. 17Nov66 WCHS-8 Charleston, WV 7pm EST)

6.28 [223] Gunsmoke:
LITTLE GIRL (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.04.01)
Susan Gordon .................. Charity Gill
Billy McLean .................. Rare
Wright King ................... Hi Stevens
Ann Morrison .................. Mrs. Henry
Rickie Weaver ................. the Stevens' Children
Robby Weaver .................. the Stevens' Children
Rusty Weaver .................. the Stevens' Children
Megan King .................... the Stevens' Children
Michael King .................. the Stevens' Children
Rip King ...................... the Stevens' Children
Doc Douglas ................... Albie

6.29 [224] Gunsmoke:
STOLEN HORSES (b-w)(30 min)
08-Apr-1961 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Buck Young ............ Jim Redigo
Shirley O'Hara ........ Mrs. Kurtch
Jack Lambert .......... Hank Tebow
Guy Raymond ........... Abe Kurtch
Charles Seel .......... Jed Cuff
Henry Brandon ......... Chief Quick Knife
Alex Sharp ............ Acker
Eddie Little Sky ...... Brave
Synopsis:
Jed Cuff's not so badly nearsighted that he can't see two horse thieves murder a pal. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Fri 18Nov66 WCHS-8 Charleston, WV 7pm EST)

6.30 [225] Gunsmoke:
MINNIE (b-w)(30 min)
15-Apr-1961 CBS Sat
Guest Cast:
Virginia Gregg ........ Minnie Higgens
Alan Hale, Jr. ........ Jake Higgens
Matthew McCue ......... Joe
Joseph Mell ........... Bill Pence
Barry Cahill .......... Pete
Robert Human .......... Hank
Synopsis:
Minnie Higgens seems to prefer buckskin to frilly frocks. But while Doc is patching up a minor bullet
wound for her, she takes a good look at him---and love comes to Minnie Higgens. [JB]

6.31 [226] Gunsmoke:
BLESS ME TILL I DIE (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.04.22)
Ronald Foster ................. Cole Treadwell
Phyllis Love .................. Beth Treadwell
Vic Perrin .................... Nate Bush

6.32 [227] Gunsmoke:
LONG HOURS, SHORT PAY (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.04.29)
John Larch .................... Serpa
Lalo Rios ..................... Little Fox
Dawn Little Sky ............... the Squaw
Allan Lane .................... Captain Graves
Steve Warren .................. Sergeant
Frank Sentry .................. Crooked Knife
Fred McDougall ................ Tracker

6.33 [228] Gunsmoke:
HARD VIRTUE (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.05.06)
Lia Waggner ................... Millie Coe
Lew Brown ..................... Andy Coe
Robert Karnes ................. Ed Fallon
James Maloney ................. Jenkins

6.34 [229] Gunsmoke:
THE IMPOSTER (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.05.13)
Jim Davis ..................... Rob Curtin
Virginia Gregg ................ Mrs. Curtin
Paul Langton .................. Ab Stringer
Garry Walberg ................. Harve Peters

6.35 [230] Gunsmoke:
CHESTER'S DILEMMA (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.05.20)
Patricia Smith ................ Edna Walstrom
John Van Dreelen .............. Hans Gruber

6.36 [231] Gunsmoke:
THE LOVE OF MONEY (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.05.27)
Cloris Leachman ............... Boni Van Demar
Warren Kemmerling ............. Nate Tatham
Tod Andrews ................... Myles Cody

6.37 [232] Gunsmoke:
MELINDA MILES (b-w)(30 min)
(1961.06.03)
Diana Millay .................. Melinda Miles
Burt Douglas .................. Tom Potter
Walter Sande .................. Harry Miles
Charles Gray .................. Ray Tayloe
Glenn Strange ................. man
Rand Brooks ................... Rand

6.38 [233] Gunsmoke:
COLORADO SHERIFF (b-w)(30 min)
1961.06.17)
Wright King ................... Rod Ellison
Robert Karnes ................. Ben Witter
Wayne West .................... Milton Myles
Kelton Garwood ................ Sam Jones
(last of the Half-Hour Episodes)

################# Gunsmoke ###################
############# end of season 6 ###############
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