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Season 12 (CBS)(1966-67) (60 min color)
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################## Gunsmoke ##################
############# season 12 1966-67 ##############
################(60 min color) ###############
CBS Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00 pm Eastern  (29 episodes)
Start of Color Episodes
CBS Television Network Production
Filmed at CBS Studio Center, Studio City, California
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley

12.01 [410] Gunsmoke: SNAP DECISION (60 min color)( 1st color show)   [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0203 / 17-Sep-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Dick Carr; Directed by Mark Rydell
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Guest Cast:
Sam Gilman ............ Gilcher
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Hank Patterson ........ Hank (recurring)
Howard Culver ......... Howie
Orville Sherman ....... Preacher
Claude Akins .......... Marshal Clint Tucker
Michael Strong ........ Shaver
Michael Cole .......... Kipp
Synopsis:
Dillon turns in his badge after being forced to kill a man.

12.02 [411] Gunsmoke:
THE GOLDTAKERS (60 min color)  [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0204 / 24-Sep-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Clyde Ware; Directed by Vincent McEveety
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest:
Martin Landau ......... Britton
*
William Bramley ....... Jake Struck
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
John Boyer ............ Warner
Woodrow Chambliss ..... Garvey
Charles Wagenheim ..... Halligan (recurring)
Ted Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
Roy Jenson ............ Troy
Brad Weston ........... Jenkins
Charles Francisco ..... Kale
Michael Greene ........ Holcroft
And:
Denver Pyle ........... (recreating the role of) Caleb Nash
Synopsis:
A gang of thieves commandeers the Dodge City blacksmith shop to divide a stolen bar of gold. 

12.03 [412] Gunsmoke:
THE JAILER (60 min color) [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0206 / 01-Oct-1966 CBS Sat
Written by Hal Sitowitz; Directed by Vincent McEveety
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
Special Guest:
Miss Bette Davis ...... Etta Stone
*
Bruce Dern ............ Lou Stone
Robert Sorrells ....... Mike Stone
Zalman King ........... Jack Stone
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Tom Skerritt .......... Ben Stone
And:
Julie Sommars ......... Sara Stone
Synopsis:
Six years after her hudsband's hanging, Ma Stone plots her revenge.

12.04 [413] Gunsmoke: THE MISSION (60 min color) [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0205 / 08-Oct-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Richard Carr; Directed by Mark Rydell
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
*
Rafael Campos ......... Young Soldier
Robert Tafur .......... Col. Romero
Ruben Moreno .......... Captain
Mike Abelar ........... Soldier
Bert Madrid ........... Blacksmith
*
Bob Random ............ Reb Jessup
Robert F. Simon ....... Colonel Amos Jessup
Steve Ihnat ........... Ashe
Warren Oates .......... Lafe
Arch Johnson .......... Sergeant Macklin
Jim Davis ............. Jim Basset
Synopsis:
An apparently friendly runaway whom Matt helped, later faces him as a deadly adversary. 

12.05 [414] Gunsmoke:
THE GOOD PEOPLE (60 min color) [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0210 / 15-Oct-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by James Landis; Directed by Robert Totten
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
*
Steve Gravers ......... Jed Bailey
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Charles Wagenheim ..... Halligan (recurring)
Kelton Garwood ........ Percy Krump
Ted Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
Woodrow Chambliss ..... Lathrop (recurring)
Clyde Howdy ........... Henry Biggs
Frederic Downs ........ Judge Evers
James O'Hara .......... Sutton
*
Allen Case ............ Gabe Rucker
Tom Simcox ............ Seth Rucker
Shug Fisher ........... Silas Shute
And:
Morgan Woodward ....... Ben Rucker
Synopsis:
A respectable rancher and his son hang an innocent man.

12.06 [415] Gunsmoke:
GUNFIGHTER, R.I.P. (60 min color)  [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0215 / 22-Oct-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Teleplay by Hal Sitowitz; Story by Michael Fisher; Directed by Mark Rydell
director of photography: Neal M. Beckner
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guests:
Darren McGavin ........ Joe Bascome
France Nuyen .......... Ching Lee
*
Don Hanmer ............ Barber
H.T. Tsiang ........... Ching Fa
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Allen Emerson ......... Burt
*
Stefan Gierasch ....... Mark Douglas
Michael Conrad ........ Paul Douglas
Synopsis:
A gunman hired to murder Matt is injured while defending an elderly Chinese man.

12.07 [416] Gunsmoke:
THE WRONG MAN (II)   (60 min color) [verified]
(Not to be confused with episode #2.29 [068] "Wrong Man")
 prod. no. 1615-0208 / 29-Oct-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Teleplay by Clyde Ware; Story by Robert Lewin
Directed by Robert Totten
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest
Carroll O'Connor ...... Hootie Kyle
*
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
James Almanzar ........ Morell
Mel Gaines ............ Squeak
Gilman Rankin ......... Purvis
Victor Izay ........... Dutch
Terry Frost ........... Stage Driver
*
Kevin O'Neal .......... James Kyle
Charles Kuenstle ...... Wilton Kyle
Clifton James ......... Tenner Jackson
James Anderson ........ Harmon
Synopsis:
Things spin out of control when a farmer is lent somne money.

12.08 [417] Gunsmoke:
THE WHISPERING TREE (60 min color) [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0201 / 12-Nov-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Calvin Clements
Directed by Vincent McEveety
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest:
John Saxon ............ Virgil Stanley
*
Donald Losby .......... Bryant
Christopher Pate ...... Curtis
Rex Holman ............ Garr
Allen Jaffe ........... Ryan
Roy Barcroft .......... Roy
Ted Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
Fred Coby ............. Station Attendant
Kathleen O'Malley ..... Mother
Stephen MoEveety ...... Boy
Lane Chandler ......... Guard
*
Jacqueline Scott ...... Ada Stanley
Edward Asner .......... Redmond
Morgan Woodward ....... Earl Miller
Synopsis:
A farmer, freed after an eight-year imprisonment for robbery, returns to unearth a buried fortune.

12.09 [418] Gunsmoke:
THE WELL (60 min color) [verified]
 prod. no. 1615-0209 / 19-Nov-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Francis Cockrell
Directed by Marc Daniels
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth Rogers ...... Mrs. Davis
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Woodrow Chambliss ..... Lathrop (recurring)
Charles Wagenheim ..... Halligan (recurring)
Ted Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
*
Ted Gehring ........... Boyd
Karl Lukas ............ Lake
Pete Kellett .......... Monk
Robert Ballew ......... Tim Grady
Madgel Dean ........... Mother
*
Guy Raymond ........... Dr. Tobias
Joan Payne ............ Janie
Lawrence Casey ........ Jim Libby
Synopsis:
Rainmaker, Dr Tobias arrives in Dodge in the middle of a drought. Can he make it rain?

12.10 [419] Gunsmoke:
STAGE STOP (60 min color) [verified]
 prod. no. 1615-0212 / 26-Nov-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Hal Sitowitz
Directed by Irving J. Moore
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest:
John Ireland .......... Jed Coombs
*
Michael Vandever ...... Lingo
Sid Haig .............. Wade Hansen
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Andy Albin ............ Charlie Woodson
*
Anne Whitfield ........ Lori Coombs
Joseph Ruskin ......... Curt Hansen
Steve Raines .......... Driver (Trivets)
And:
Jack Ging ............. Simon Dobbs
Synopsis:
Doc Adams defends a gold shipment during a stagecoach ambush, and later at a way station.

12.11 [420] Gunsmoke:
THE NEWCOMERS (60 min color) [verified]
 prod. no. 1615-0218 / 03-Dec-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Calvin Clements
Directed by Robert Totten
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Guest Cast:
Daniel Addis .......... Vasquez
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Laurence Aten ......... Joey
John Pickard .......... Vigilante
*
Karl Swenson .......... Lars Karlgren
Jon Voight ............ Petter Karlgren
Robert Sorrells ....... Handley
Ben Wright ............ Birger Engdahl
James Murdock ......... Pony
Charles Dierkop ....... Silvee
Synopsis:
A Scandanavian immigrant and his teenage son find the West even wilder than they had imagined.

12.12 [421] Gunsmoke:
QUAKER GIRL (60 min color) [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0202 / 10-Dec-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Preson Wood
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest:
William Shatner ....... Fred Bateman
*
William Bryant ........ Kester
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Joseph Breen .......... George
Anna Karen ............ 1st Woman
Nancy Marshal ......... 2nd Woman
*
Ariane Quinn .......... Cora Ellis
Liam Sullivan ......... Benjamin Ellis
Warren Vanders ........ John Thenly
Ben Johnson ........... Vern Morland
Timothy Carey ......... Charles "Buster" Rilla
Tom Reese ............. Dave Westerfeldt
Synopsis:
The identities of a criminal and Deputy Marshal Thad are confused when Quakers rescue the pair from a fight.

 12.13 [422] Gunsmoke: THE MOONSTONE (60 min color) [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0216 / 17-Dec-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Paul Savage; Directed by Dick Colla
director of photography: Neal M. Beckner
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest:
Mike Kellin ........... Chad Timpson
*
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Ted Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
Fred Coby ............. Rankin
Jeff Palmer ........... Todd
*
Tom Skerritt .......... Orv Timpson
Gail Kobe ............. Madge
Warren Kemmerling ..... Del Phillips
Synopsis:
A young farmer's former partner-in-crime, girlfriend and slow-witted brother figure in the discovery
of his forgotten past.

12.14 [423] Gunsmoke:
CHAMPION OF THE WORLD (60 min color) [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0214 /24-Dec-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Les Crutchfield; Directed by Marc Daniels
director of photography: Neal M. Beckner
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest:
Alan Hale (Jr) ........ Bull Bannock
*
Don Keefer ............ Wally
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Ted Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
Charles Wagenheim ..... Halligan (recurring)
Jane Dulo ............. Cora Argyle
Arthur Peterson ....... Drunk
Ralph Rose ............ Gopher Freely
Pete Kellett .......... Mac
Troy Melton ........... Zac
*
Dan Tobin ............. Professor
John McLiam ........... Dougherty
Gale Robbins .......... Maude
Synopsis:
A former world heavyweight boxing champion attempts to make a home for himself in Dodge City. 

12.15 [424] Gunsmoke:
THE HANGING (60 min color) [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0207 / 31-Dec-1966 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Teleplay by Calvin Clements; Story by Calvin Clements, Jr.
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Guest Cast:
Edmund Hashim ......... Saline
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Hank Patterson ........ Hank (recurring)
Charles Wagenheim ..... Halligan (recurring)
Ted Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
Byron Foulger ......... Ollie
*
Tom Stern ............. Billy Boles
Kit Smythe ............ Ivy
Robert Knapp .......... Warren
Henry Darrow .......... Oro
Anna Navarro .......... Maria Oro
Larry Ward ............ Preston
Morgan Woodward ....... Beaumont
Richard Bakalyan ...... Teems
Synopsis:
Matt Dillon and his deputies face their grimmest task for many years, the hanging of a ruthless gunman.

12.16 [425] Gunsmoke:
SATURDAY NIGHT (60 min color) [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0220 / 07-Jan-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Clyde Ware; Directed by Robert Totten
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest:
Leif Erickson ......... Virgil Powell
*
Louis Massad .......... Bert
John Garwood .......... Shep
Al Dunlap ............. Herrick
Link Harger ........... Lucky
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Clyde Howdy ........... Ed Underwood
Frederic Downs ........ Mr. Titus (Storekeeper)
Rudy Sooter ........... Rudy
*
Victor French ......... C.K. Ross
Dub Taylor ............ Cook
James Almanzar ........ Houndog
Lawrence Mann ......... Chick
And:
William C. Watson ..... Carl Craddock
Synopsis:
A vengeful prisoner continually threatens Matt's life. 

12.17 [426] Gunsmoke:
MAD DOG (60 min color) [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0217 / 14-Jan-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Jay Simms
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Guest Cast:
George Murdock ........ Jim Travers
Butch Patrick ......... Tom John
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Bert Madrid ........... Townsman
*
George Lindsey ........ Pinto Watson
Samuel Reese .......... Buff Watson
Hoke Howell ........... Roan Watson
Iggie Wolfington ...... Mayor Juke Wheeler
Dub Taylor ............ Bartender
And:
Denver Pyle ........... Dr. Henry S. Rand
Synopsis:
Festus Hagen is mistaken for a hired gunman.

12.18 [427] Gunsmoke:
MULEY (60 min color)
prod. no. 1615-0213 / 21-Jan-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Les Crutchfield
Directed by Allen Reisner
director of photography: Neal M. Beckner
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest:
Lane Bradbury ......... Lucky
*
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Tom Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
Howard Culver ......... Howie
Zalman King ........... Muley
Anthony Call .......... Pelf
Marc Cavell ........... Arky
Ross Hagen ............ Kay Cee
Synopsis:
A young gunman falls for one of Kitty's saloon girls while waiting for Marshal Dillon and rob the bank.

12.19 [428] Gunsmoke:
MAIL DROP (60 min color)  [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0222 / 28-Jan-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Calvin Clements;  Directed by Robert Totten
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest Stars:
Eddie Hodges .......... Billy Johnson
John Anderson ......... Roberts
*
Glenn Strange .......... Sam (recurring)
Woodrow Chamblis ...... Lathrop
Sarah Selby ........... Ma Samalley
James Nusser .......... Louie Pheeters (recurring)
Steve Raines .......... Steve
Ted French ............ Jeb
Bing Russell .......... Walsh
 Synopsis:
A boy comes to Dodge City in search of his father only to learn that he is a wanted criminal.

12.20 [429] Gunsmoke:
OLD FRIEND (60 min color)  [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0211  /  04-Feb-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Clyde Ware;  Directed by Allen Reisener
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest Star:
Fritz Weaver .................. Marshal Burl Masters
*
James Chandler ........ Vern
Robert B. Williams .... Charley
William Benedict ...... Gus
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Joe Howarth ........... Drover
Kelton Garwood ........ Percy Grump
Peter Dunn ............ Willie
Delphi Lawrence ....... Willa
Valentin de Vargas .... Cheeno
Carlos Rivas .......... Trail
David Renard .......... Boley
Lew Brown ............. Fret Smith
Synopsis:
An embittered lawman seeks revenge.

12.21 [430] Gunsmoke:
FANDANGO (60 min color)  [verified]
11-Feb-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Don Ingalls; Directed by James Landis
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Guest Cast:
Joe Higgins ........... Smithy
Walter Baldwin ........ Old Man
Fletcher Bryant ....... Ben Tyson
Mario Alcaide ......... Lorca
Diana Muldaur ......... Laurel Tyson
Paul Fix .............. Doc Lacey
Shug Fisher ........... Chengra
Torin Thatcher ........ John Tyson
Synopsis:
Matt Dillon tries to bring a man to justice but is hindered by a crazed sheep rancher.

12.22 [431] Gunsmoke:
THE RETURNING (60 min color)  [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0221 / 18-Feb-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by James Landis; Directed by Marc Daniels
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest:
Lois Nettleton ........ Amy Todd
*
Kenneth Mars .......... Clyde Hayes
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Roy Barcroft .......... Jonas
Ted Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
Roy Roberts ........... Mr. Bodkin
Billy Halop ........... Barney
Troy Melton ........... Barton
*
Michael Ansara ........ Luke Todd
*
Steve Sanders ......... Ethan Todd
Johnnie Whitaker ...... Shem Todd
Jonathan Lippe ........ Billy Judd
Richard Webb .......... Will Hayes
Synopsis:
A former outlaw tries to make ends meet by rejoining his old gang and robbing the Dodge City freight office.

12.23 [432] Gunsmoke:
THE LURE (60 min color)  [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0224 / 25-Feb-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Clyde Ware; Directed by Marc Daniels
director of photography: Charles E. Wheeler, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guests:
Stephen McNally ....... Dal Neely
Kim Darby ............. Carrie Neely
*
Woodrow Chambliss ..... Swiger
Len Wayland ........... Station Master
Fred Coby ............. Stage Driver
Ted Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
Troy Melton ........... Hemmington
Mike Jeffers .......... Bank Manager
Martin Brooks ......... Young
Val Avery ............. Trent
Warren Vanders ........ Boles
Paul Picerni .......... William McGee
John Pickard .......... John Vanner
Synopsis:
Private detectives use Kitty and the daughter of an outlaw to trap the girl's father.

12.24 [433] Gunsmoke:
NOOSE OF GOLD (60 min color) [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0226 / 04-Mar-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Preston Wood; Directed by Irving J. Moore
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest:
Steve Ihnat ........... John Farron
*
Barton MacLane ........ Willard Kerner
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Ted Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
Charles Wagenheim ..... Haligan
*
Jack Bailey ........... Ben Leary
Harry Basch ........... Milt Agnew
Robert B. Williams .... Sheriff Porter
Michael Preece ........ Harry Barnes
*
Sam Gilman ............ Jim Gunther
Vincent Gardenia ...... Charles Shepherd
and:
Jan Shepard ........... Edna Farron
Synopsis:
Deputy District Attorney Shpherd will do anything to further his career

12.25 [434] Gunsmoke:
THE FAVOR (60 min color)   [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0223 / 11-Mar-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Don Ingalls; Ditrected by Marc Daniels
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest Star:
James Daly ............ John Crowley
*
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Troy Melton ........... Stage Driver
Shirley Wilson ........ Townswoman
Fred J. Scollay ....... Morgan Haley
William Bramley ....... Adam Haley
Lew Gallo ............. Kelly Bates
Diane Ladd ............ Bonnie Mae Haley
Synopsis:
Kitty's conscience is torn between her sense of obligation to a man who saved her life and her concern for the law.

12.26 [435] Gunsmoke:
MISTAKEN IDENTITY (60 min color)  [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0227 / 18-Mar-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Paul Savage & Les Crutchfield; Directed by Robert Totten
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty),
(NOT Ken Curtis), Roger Ewing (Thad), Glenn Strange (Sam)
Special Guest:
Albert Salmi .......... Ed Carstairs
*
Hal Lynch ............. Mel Gates
Ken Mayer ............. Timmons
Sam Melville .......... Dunster
Ted Jordan ............ Nathan Burke (recurring)
Synopsis:
Outlaw Ed Carstairs trades identities with a man dying of a snakebite wound.

12.27 [436] Gunsmoke:
LADIES FROM ST. LOUIS (60 min color)  [verified]
prod. no. 1615-0228 / 25-Mar-1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Clyde Ware; Directed by Irving J. Moore
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
Special Guest:
Claude Akins .......... Worth Sweeney
*
Henry Darrow .......... Segurra
John Carter ........... Doyle
Vic Tayback ........... Gaines
Ralph Roberts ......... Williams
Lew Brown ............. Outlaw

Lois Roberts .......... Sister Louise
Venita Wolf ........... Sister Margaret
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Ted Jordan ............ Burke (recurring)
*
Josephine Hutchinson ... Sister Ellen
Aneta Corsaut ......... Sister Ruth
Kelly Jean Peters ..... Sister John
Synopsis:
A group of Nuns travelling out West, nurse the wounds of Outlaw Worth Sweeney.

12.28 [437] Gunsmoke:
NITRO!: (60 min color) (Part 1/2)  [verified]  (a.k.a. Tiger by the Tail)
prod. no. 1615-0225 / 08-Apr1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Preston Wood; Directed by Robert Totten
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
and Featuring: James Nusser (Louie Pheeters)
*
Robert Rothwell ....... Joe Keller
Dub Taylor ............ Farnum
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Gene O'Donnell ........ Express Manager
Pete Kellett .......... Cowboy
Carl Pitti ............ Gambler
John Breen ............ Waiter
*
David Canary
.......... George McClaney
Bonnie Beecher ........ Anne Gilchrist
Tom Reese ............. Ben Stearman
Eddie Firestone ....... Red Bailey
Synopsis:
A down-on-his-luck drifter is offered a dangerous, but profitable job.

12.29 [438] Gunsmoke:
NITRO!: (60 min color) (Part 2/2)   [verified] (a.k.a. Tiger by the Tail)
prod. no. 1615-0230 / 15-Apr1967 CBS Sat
Executive Producer Philip Leacock; Produced by John Mantley
Written by Preston Wood; Directed by Robert Totten
director of photography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
*
Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)
With: Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Roger Ewing (Thad)
and Featuring: James Nusser (Louie Pheeters)
*
Dub Taylor ............ Farnum
Robert Rothwell ....... Joe Keller
Scott Hale ............ Dying Man
Glenn Strange ......... Sam (recurring)
Howard Culver ......... Hotel Clerk
*
David Canary .......... George McClaney
Bonnie Beecher ........ Anne Gilchrist
Tom Reese ............. Ben Stearman
Eddie Firestone ....... Red Bailey
Synopsis:
A down-on-his-luck drifter is offered a dangerous, but profitable job.

 
Note: This season finale was almost the show's last episode altogether: During the 1966-67 season, "Gunsmoke" fell
so far behind in the ratings that CBS decided to cancel it. However, then-CBS president William Paley made the network
reverse that decision. Beginning in the Fall 1967 season, the show was moved to Monday nights, where it returned to the
Top Ten in the Nielsen ratings.

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