CTVA US Western - "Gunsmoke" (CBS) Season 17 (1971-72) James Arness

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Season 17 (CBS)(1971-72) (60 min color)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################## Gunsmoke ##################
############# season 17 1971-72 ##############
################### (60 min color) ##################
CBS Mondays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern (24 episodes)

17.01 [540] Gunsmoke:
THE LOST
13Sep71
Laurie Prange ................. Girl
Mercedes McCambridge .......... Mrs. Mather
Royal Dano .................... Henry Mather
Charles Kuenstle .............. Valjean Mather
Link Wyler .................... Lamond Mather
Peggy Rea ..................... Mrs. Roniger
Dee Carroll ................... Mrs. Grayson
Harry Carey, Jr. .............. Will Roniger
Jerry Brown ................... Stage Driver
Jon Jason Mantley ............. Boy Jon
Maria Mantley ................. Girls
Heather Cotton ................ Girls
A feral child helps Kitty after a stagecoach accident.

17.02 [541] Gunsmoke:
PHOENIX
(60 min color)( 1971.09.20)
Glenn Corbett ................. Phoenix
Mariette Hartley .............. Kate Hume
Gene Evans .................... Jesse Hume
Ramon Bieri ................... John Sontag
Frank Corsentino .............. Fraker

17.03 [542] Gunsmoke:
WASTE ( Part 1/2) (60 min color) 27Sep71
17.04 [543] Gunsmoke:
WASTE ( Part 2/2)  (60 min color) 4Oct71
Ruth Roman .................... Maggie Blaisedell
Jeremy Slate .................. Ben Rodman
Ellen Burstyn ................. Amy Waters
Johnnie Whitaker .............. Willie Hubbard
David Sheiner ................. Preacher
Shug Fisher ................... Jed Rascoe
Rex Holman .................... Oakley
Ken Swofford .................. Speer
Lieux Dressier ................ Victoria
Merry Anderson
Don McGowan
George Chandler
Part 1 - Matt delays pursuing an outlaw to help a boy ( Johnnie Whitaker) find his mother.
Part 2 - Matt confronts the outlaw after helping the boy ( Johnnie Whitaker) find his mother.

17.05 [544] Gunsmoke:
NEW DOCTOR IN TOWN (60 min color)( 1971.10.11)
Pat Hingle .................... Dr. John Chapman
Lane Bradford ................. Dump Hart
Jon Lormer .................... Cody Sims

17.06 [545] Gunsmoke:
THE LEGEND (60 min color)( 1971.10.18)
Kim Hunter .................... Bea Colter
Jan-Michael Vincent ........... Travis Colter
Pat Hingle .................... Dr. John Chapman
Greg Mullavey ................. Virgil Colter
Richard D. Kelton ............. Clayt Colter
Lloyd Nelson .................. Slater
Pat Dennis Leigh .............. Prairie Scavenger
Victor Izay ................... Bull
Michael Greene ................ Slim
Read Morgan ................... Eddie
Bryan O'Byrne ................. Mr. Palmer
Ken Mayer ..................... Farmer
Red Currie .................... Carro
Dick Cangey ................... Workman

17.07 [546] Gunsmoke:
TRAFTON (60 min color)( 1971.10.25)
Victor French ................. Trafton
Sharon Acker .................. Terese Farrell
Patti Cohoon .................. Maria Farrell
Clay Capper ................... Capps
Bill Catching ................. Brant
Fred Stromoe .................. Prew
John Dullaghan ................ Priest
Marie Windsor ................. Mary K
Mike Mazurki .................. Whale
Philip Carey .................. Bannion
Jon Lormer .................... Storekeeper
Paul Stevens .................. Reverend English
Manuel Padilia, Jr. ........... Manuel

17.08 [547] Gunsmoke:
LYNOTT (60 min color)( 1971.11.01)
Richard Kiley ................. Tom Lynott
Pat Hingle .................... Dr. John Chapman
Peggy McCay ................... Rene Lynott
Anthony Caruso ................ Talley
Jonathan Lippe ................ Wallace
William Bramley ............... Anderson
Gregg Palmer .................. Nicols

17.09 [548] Gunsmoke:
LIJAH
8Nov71
Denny Miller .................. Lijah
Harry Townes .................. Hale Parker
Erin Moran .................... Rachel
Pat Hingle .................... Dr. John Chapman
William Wintersole ............ Will Standish
Lane Bradford ................. Dump Hart
Pete Kellett .................. Frank
Dan Flynn, Jr. ................ Tack
William Blinn ................. Hank
A prejudiced jury sits in judgment of a stern, quiet mountain man accused of committing three wanton murders.

17.10 [549] Gunsmoke:
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
15Nov71
John Dierkes .................. Indian
Pat Hingle .................... Dr. John Chapman
Pippa Scott ................... Sarah Mather
Malcolm Atterbury ............. Cob
Charles McGraw ................ Squaw Man
Ray Reinhardt
Dana Laurita
Festus seeks refuge from a storm in a cave, where he finds an elderly, dying Indian.

17.11 [550] Gunsmoke:
DRAGO
22Nov71
Buddy Ebsen ................... Drago
Ben Johnson ................... Hannon
Edward Faulkner ............... Trask
Mitchell Silverman ............ Ruben
Del Monroe .................... Flagg
Rick Gates .................... Gillis
Tani Phelps Guthrie ........... Clara
Pat Hingle .................... Dr. John Chapman
Jim Skaggs .................... Sheepherders
Larry Randies ................. Larry
An old trailblazer pursues the killer of a woman who befriended him.

17.12 [551] Gunsmoke:
GOLD TRAIN: THE BULLET ( Part 1/3) (60 min color)( 1971.11.29)
17.13 [552] Gunsmoke:
GOLD TRAIN: THE BULLET( Part 2/3) (60 min color)( 1971.12.06)
17.14 [553] Gunsmoke:
GOLD TRAIN: THE BULLET ( Part 3/3) (60 min color)( 1971.12.13)
Eric Braeden .................. Jack Sinclair
Katherine Justice ............. Beth Tilton
Alejandro Rey ................. Father Sanchez
Robert Hogan .................. Captain Darnell
Pepe Callahan ................. Secos
Sian Barbara Allen ............ Allie
Warren Kemmerling ............. Conductor
Harry Carey, Jr. .............. Kelliher
Sam Melville .................. Nebo
Robert Sorrells ............... Concho
Eddie Firestone ............... Orey
John Crawford ................. Blanchard
Mills Watson .................. Pony
Jonathan Lippe ................ Roper
Walter Sande .................. Caldwell
Pete Kellett .................. Baker
Harry Harvey, Sr. ............. Drummer
Dan Ferrone ................... Harper
Synopsis ( pt2) Festus and Newly recover gold from outlaws.

17.15 [554] Gunsmoke:
P.S. MURRY CHRISTMAS (60 min color)( 1971.12.27)
Jeanette Nolan ................ Emma Grundy
Jack Elam ..................... Titus Spangler
Patti Cohoon .................. Mary
Jodie Foster .................. Patricia
Erin Moran .................... Jenny
Josh Albee .................... Michael
Brian Morrison ................ Owen
Willie Aames .................. Tom
Todd Lookinland ............... Jake
Jack Collins .................. Edgecomb
Muudie Prickert ............... Mrs. Pretch
Seven homeless children spend Christmas on their way from a Kansas orphanage to California.

17.16 [555] Gunsmoke:
NO TOMORROW (60 min color)( 1972.01.03)
Sam Groom ..................... Ben Justin
Pamela McMyler ................ Elizabeth Justin
Henry Jones ................... J. Luther Gross
Leo Gordon .................... Hargis
Steve Brodie .................. Garth Brantley
Richard Hale .................. Old Luke
Liam Dunn ..................... Eli Bruder
H.M. Wynant ................... Morris Cragin
Robert Nichols ................ Warden
Joe Haworth ................... Rider
Dan Flynn ..................... Kyle Branfley
Alan Fudge .................... Bailiff
A man becomes caught up in a falsified rustling charge, jailbreak and murder.

17.17 [556] Gunsmoke:
HIDALGO -aka- SURVIVAL
10Jan72
Alfonso Arau .................. Mando
Thomas Gomez .................. Agustin
Fabian Gregory ................ Lucho
Linda Marsh ................... Lucero
Edward Colmans ................ Cuero
David A. Renard ............... Gorio
Julio Medina .................. Fetmin
Stella Garcia ................. Chona
Matt, critically injured, becomes allied with a boy, an old man and a young woman.

17.18 [557] Gunsmoke:
TARA (60 min color)( 1972.01.17)
Michele Carey ................. Tara Hutson
L.Q. Jones .................... Gecko Ridley
Ken Swofford .................. Dirk
Ken Mayer ..................... Pudge
James McCallion ............... Fletcher
Lawrence Delaney .............. Roy Hutson
Newly is unaware a charming young woman ( Michele Carey) has a shady past.

17.19 [558] Gunsmoke:
ONE FOR THE ROAD (60 min color)( 1972.01.24)
Jeanette Nolan ................ Sally Fergus
Jack Albertson ................ Lucius Prince
Melissa Murphy ................ Elsie
Victor Holchak ................ Tom Rickaby
Dorothy Neumann ............... Old Woman
Jack Perkins .................. Bouncer
A wealthy alcoholic flees from his daughter and her fiance,  who have designs on his estate.
Jeanette Nolan had previously played the part of Sally Fergus in the 2-part episode "Pike" ( #539-540),
and this in turn lead to the spin-off comedy western series

Dirty Sally (John Mantley/TCF/CBS)(early 1974)(comedy western series) Jeanette Nolan, Dack Rambo
( 12 episodes x 30 min 1974)

17.20 [559] Gunsmoke:
THE PREDATORS (60 min color)( 1972.01.31)
Claude Akins .................. Howard Kane
Jacqueline Scott .............. Abeflu
Jodie Foster .................. Marienne
Brian Morrison ................ Jonathan
George Murdock ................ Cole Matson
Mills Watson .................. Currie
Lew Brown ..................... Smith
Read Morgan ................... Brown
A former gunman seeks revenge against a man who betrayed him and his friends in a range war

17.21 [560] Gunsmoke:
YANKTON (60 min color)( 1972.02.07)
Forrest Tucker ................ Will Donavan
James Stacy ................... Yankton
Pamela Payton-Wright .......... Emma Donavan
Nancy Olson ................... Henrietta Donavan
Margaret Bacon ................ Dressmaker
Tom Sutton .................... Pete
Bill Hart ..................... Cowboy #1
Bennie Dobbins ................ Cowboy
A drifter swears revenge on a rancher who beat him at poker.

17.22 [561] Gunsmoke:
BLIND MAN'S BUFF  (not "Bluff")  -aka- Phoebe  (60 min color)( 1972.02.21)
Anne Jackson .................. Phoebe Preston
Victor French ................. Jed Fraser
George Lindsey ................ Charlie Clavin
Charles Kuenstle .............. Hank McCall
A lonely woman finds romance with a wounded stranger she nurses back to health.

(Completely different episode - see 8.24 [291] Gunsmoke: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF (b-w)(60 min) (1963.02.23)

17.23 [562] Gunsmoke:
ALIAS FESTUS HAGGEN
6Mar72
Ken Curtis .................... Frank Eaton
Ramon Bieri ................... Doyle
Lieux Dressier ................ Susie
Robert Totten ................. Walker
Jon Lormer .................... Judge Clayborne
William Bryant ................ Prosecutor Bennett
Booth Colman .................. Rand
Bill Erwin .................... Bailiff
Tom McFadden .................. Luke
Gregg Palmer .................. Guthrie
Rayford Barnes ................ Grebbs
Rusty Lane .................... Sheriff Buckley
Ed McCready ................... Scotty
Louie Elias ................... Cowboy
Lloyd Nelson .................. Shotry
Festus is mistaken for a murderer who looks exactly like him and is forced to stand trial.

17.24 [563] Gunsmoke:
THE WEDDING (60 min color)( 1972.03.13)
Morgan Woodward ............... Walt Clayton
Sam Elliot .................... Cory Soames
Melissa Murphy ................ Donna Clayton
Lane Bradford ................. Joe Eggers
James Chandler ................ Reverend Keller
Fran Ryan ..................... Mrs. Keller
George Wallace ................ Sheriff Hennings
Byron Mabe .................... Sandy Carr
Troy Melton ................... Pete Calder
Jason Wingreen ................ Dr. Cleery
A strong-willed woman marries against the wishes of her domineering father.

################# Gunsmoke ###################
############# end of season 17 ###############
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