CTVA US Western - "Gunsmoke" (CBS) Season 20 (1974-75) James Arness

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Season 20 (CBS)(1974-75) (60 min color)
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################## Gunsmoke ##################
############# season 20 1974-75 ##############
################ (60 min color) ##############
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(final season) ##############
CBS Mondays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern (24 episodes)

20.01 [612] Gunsmoke:
MATT DILLON MUST DIE
(60 min color)( 1974.09.09)
Morgan Woodward ............... Abraham Wakefield
Joseph Hindy .................. Jacob
William Lucking ............... Esau
Henry Olek .................... Isaac
Douglas Dirkson ............... Abel
Frederick Herrick ............. Laban
Elain Fulkerson ............... Annabel
A widower and his four sons plan to hunt down Matt to avenge the death of a fifth son, a wanted murderer.

20.02 [613] Gunsmoke:
A TOWN IN CHAINS
(60 min color)( 1974.09.16)
Ramon Bieri ................... Big Thickett
Russell Wiggins ............... Pryor
Gretchen Corbett .............. Arlene
Ron Soble ..................... Clatch
Don Stroud .................... Foss
Med Flory ..................... Sheriff Van Berkle
John Crawford ................. Mueller
Thad Hall ..................... Shields
Lance LeGault ................. Oregon
Lloyd Nelson .................. Welch
Neil Summers .................. townsman
Paul C. Thomas ................ Mr. Burry
Francesca Jarvis .............. Martha
Bernice Smith ................. Helen
Mari Martin ................... Dorothy
Margaret L. Kingman ........... Mary
Matt rides into a town to warn about approaching outlaws, only to be captured by the band himself.

20.03 [614] Gunsmoke:
THE GUNS OF CIBOLA BLANCA ( Part 1/2) (60 min color)( 1974.09.23)
20.04 [615] Gunsmoke:
THE GUNS OF CIBOLA BLANCA( Part 2/2) (60 min color)( 1974.09.30)
Harold Gould .................. Lucius Shindrow
Dorothy Tristan ............... Lyla
Richard Anderson .............. Coltraine
James Luisi ................... Ivers
Jack Coogan ................... Sheriff Stoudenaire
Henry Beckman ................. Dr. Rhodes
Gloria Le Roy ................. Mady
Michael Cristofer ............. Ben
Rex Holman .................... Badger
Shug Fisher ................... Mule Skinner

20.05 [616] Gunsmoke:
THIRTY A MONTH A FOUND
(60 min color)( 1974.10.07)
Gene Evans .................... Will Parmalee
Van Williams .................. Quincy
Nicholas Hammond .............. Doak
David Brian ................... Tait Cavanaugh
Ford Rainey ................... George Newton
Kim O'Brien ................... Katherine
Victor Izay ................... Bull
Hal Baylor .................... Railroader
Bonnie Jedell ................. Delilah
Hank Kendrick ................. Sheriff
Tragedies lead to the deaths of three cowboys, one of whom was Matt's old friend.

20.06 [617] Gunsmoke:
THE WIVING
(60 min color)( 1974.10.14)
Henry Morgan .................. Jed Hockett
Fran Ryan ..................... Hannah
Karen Grassle ................. Fran
John Reilly ................... Ike
Linda Sublette ................ Emily
Herman Poppe .................. Luke
Michelle Marsh ................ Sarah Lynn
Dennis Redfield ............... Shep
Robert Brubaker ............... Floyd
Rod McGaughy .................. Cowboy #1
Bobby E. Clark ................ Cowboy
A farmer ( Harry Morgan) orders his three sons to go to town and not come back without prospective brides

20.07 [618] Gunsmoke:
THE IRON MAN  (or THE IRON MEN)
(60 min color)( 1974.10.21)
Cameron Mitchell .............. Chauncey Demon
John Russell .................. Carl Ryker
Barbara Colby ................. Kathy Carter
Eric Olson .................... Johnny Carter
George Murdock ................ Luke
William Bryant ................ Sheriff
Marc Alaimo ................... Kane
Paul Gehrman .................. Dubbins
Alec Murdock .................. Mace
Matt won't accept the degeneration of his old friend ( Cameron Mitchell), formerly a respected sheriff, into a saloon bum.

20.08 [619] Gunsmoke:
THE FOURTH VICTIM
(60 min color)( 1974.11.04)
Biff McGuire .................. Potter
Leonard Stone ................. Ray Price
Paul Sorenson ................. Bill Saxbe
Victor Killian ................ Homer Jones
Lloyd Perryman ................ Henry Meeker
Frank K. Janson ............... Jeb Nelson
Al Wyatt ...................... Earl Haines
Ben Bates ..................... 2nd Man
Alex Sharp .................... 3rd Man
Matt believes Doc Adams may be the next target in a series of seemingly random killings that have panicked Dodge City

20.09 [620] Gunsmoke:
THE TARNISHED BADGE
(60 min color)( 1974.11.11)
Victor French ................. Sheriff Bo Harker
Pamela McMyler ................ Jenny Blair
Nick Nolte .................... Barney Austin
Ruth McDevitt ................. Gramma Boggs
Garry Walberg ................. Toby
James Lydon ................... Charlie Boggs
Eddie Firestone ............... Hotel Clerk
Ross Elliot ................... Conway
Sam Edwards ................... Travis
A sheriff (60 min color)( Victor French) keeps the citizens of his town under control with fear and brutality.

20.10 [621] Gunsmoke:
IN PERFORMANCE OF DUTY
(60 min color)( 1974.11.18)
Eduard Franz .................. Judge Kendall
David Huddleston .............. Emmett
Paul Koslo .................... Cory
Bonnie Bartlett ............... Agnes Benton
Rance Howard .................. Frank Benton
Martin Kove
Michael MacRae
A judge's obsession with the letter of the law could result in a band of outlaws being freed.  

20.11 [622] Gunsmoke:
ISLAND IN THE DESERT ( Part 1/2) (60 min color)( 1974.12.02)
20.12 [623] Gunsmoke:
ISLAND IN THE DESERT ( Part 2/2) (60 min color)( 1974.12.09)
Strother Martin ............... Ben Snow
William C. Watson ............. Gard Dixon
Regis J. Cordic ............... Sheriff Grimes
Hank Brandt ................... Sheriff John Lipon

20.13 [624] Gunsmoke:
THE COLONEL
(60 min color)( 1974.12.16)
Lee J. Cobb ................... Josiah
Julie Cobb .................... Anne
Dan Travanty .................. Carl
Richard Ely ................... Bill Higgins
Todd Lookinland ............... Corporal
Randolph Roberts .............. Obie
Roy Jenson .................... Jeff Higgins
Robert Brubaker ............... Floyd
Pete Kellett .................. Biggs
A once-proud military officer ( Lee J.Cobb) faces a painful and unplanned reunion with his daughter ( Julie Cobb).

20.14 [625] Gunsmoke:
THE SQUAW (II)
(60 min color)( 1975.01.06)
John Saxon .................... Grist3' Calhoun
Arlene Martel ................. Quanah
Tom Reese ..................... Charlie Dent
Morgan Paull .................. Brinker
William Campbell .............. Striker
Harry Middlebrooks ............ Dobie
X Brands ...................... Chief
A fleeing outlaw's ( John Saxon) survival in the harsh badlands depends on an Indian woman ( Arlene Martel).
( There was a completely different episode called "The Squaw" in season 7 - airdate 11Nov61)

20.15 [626] Gunsmoke:
THE HIDERS
(60 min color)( 1975.01.13)
Ned Beatty .................... Karp
Mitch Vogel ................... Dink
Lee de Broux .................. Quincannon
Sierra Bandit ................. Martha
Damon Douglas ................. Billy
Robert Donner ................. Belnap
Ellen Blake ................... Mrs. Belnap
Men who make a legal living skinning range cattle exceed their rights and get into trouble.

20.16 [627] Gunsmoke:
LARKIN
(60 min color)( 1975.01.20)
Richard Jaeckel ............... Larkin
Anthony Caruso ................ Lon Toomes
Jack Rader .................... Angus
Robert Sorrells ............... Hickory
Kathleen Cody ................. Melissa Cass
Michael Le Clair .............. Jess Cass
Elliot Lindsay ................ Kimer
Robert Gentry ................. Tucker
Maggie Malooly ................ Woman
Gil Rankin .................... Waiter
Newly allies himself with his prisoner, a hired killer, to escape bounty hunters and return to Dodge City..

20.17 [628] Gunsmoke:
THE FIRES OF IGNORANCE
(60 min color)( 1975.01.27)
John Vernon ................... Oliver Harker
Allen Garfield ................ Henry Decory
Lance Kerwin .................. Tommy Harker
George DiCenzo ................ Herman Bruce
Diane Shalet .................. Ami Harker
Karen Oberdiear ............... Sallie Harker
John Pickard .................. Bud
Robert Brubaker ............... Floyd
Janet Nichols ................. Lucy
A schoolteacher (60 min color)( Allen Garfield) fights for compulsory education for frontier children..

20.18 [629] Gunsmoke:
THE ANGRY LAND
(60 min color)( 1975.02.03)
Carol Vogel ................... Rachel
Eileen McDonough .............. Bessie
Bruce M. Fischer .............. Man
Dayton Lummis ................. Mr. Holmby
Phil Chambers ................. Farmer
Matt takes an orphaned girl to live with her aunt, only to discover she is not welcome.

20.19 [630] Gunsmoke:
BRIDES AND GROOMS
(60 min color)( 1975.02.10)
Harry Morgan .................. Jed Hockett
Fran Ryan ..................... Hannah
Dennis Redfield ............... Luke Hockett
David Soul .................... Ike Hockett
Amanda McBroom ................ Fran
Linda Sublette ................ Emily
Michelle Marsh ................ Sarah
Jim Backus .................... The Rev. Mr. Sims
Spencer Milligan .............. Jinx Tobin
Jerry Hoffman ................. Dub Tobin
Ray Girardin .................. Cliff Tobin
A farmer ( Harry Morgan) decides it's time for his sons to marry the women they brought back from Dodge City.

20.20 [631] Gunsmoke: HARD LABOR
(60 min color)( 1975.02.24)
John Colicos .................. Judge Flood
Hal Williams .................. Widge
William Smith ................. Latch
Kevin Coughlin ................ Elton Prine
Ben Piazza .................... Filer
Gregory Sierra ................ Osuna
Gerald McRaney ................ Pete Murphy
Fred Lerner ................... Guard
Lloyd Nelson .................. Jury Foreman
Don Megowan ................... Mike
Jackie Russell ................ Bar Girl
Matt is sentenced to life at hard labor for shooting a fugitive.

20.21 [632] Gunsmoke:
I HAVE PROMISES TO KEEP
(60 min color)( 1975.03.03)
David Wayne ................... Reverend Byrne
Tom Lacy ...................... Reverend Atkins
Ken Swofford .................. Dunbar
Ken Renard .................... Tonkowa
Trini Telfez .................. Meala
Fran Ryan ..................... Hannah
Ed McCready ................... Freight Agent
John Wheeler .................. Waiter
A preacher ( David Wayne) from the East wants to build a church to be shared by Indians and townspeople.

20.22 [633] Gunsmoke:
THE BUSTERS
(60 min color)( 1975.03.10)
Gary Busey .................... Harve Daley
John Beck ..................... Mitch Hansen
Lynn Benesch .................. Zoe
Fran Ryan ..................... Hannah
Gregg Palmer .................. Simeon Reed
Randy Boone ................... Hub Miller
A wild stallion ruins the dreams of two broncobusters intent on raising money for a Montana ranch.

20.23 [634] Gunsmoke:
MANOLO
(60 min color)( 1975.03.17)
Nehemiah Persoff .............. Alejo Etchahoun
Robert Urich .................. Manolo Etchahoun
Mark Shera .................... Joachim Etchahoun
Alma Leonor Beltran ........... Engrace
Jess Walton ................... Kattalin Larralde
Fran Ryan ..................... Hannah
Brion James ................... Joe Barnes
Michael Gregory ............... Sabation
Claudio Martinez .............. Vitorio
A Basque youth ( Robert Urich) is shunned for refusing to prove his manhood by fighting his father ( Nehemiah Persoff).

20.24 [635] Gunsmoke:
THE SHARECROPPERS (60 min color)( final episode of "Gunsmoke")
(60 min color)( 1975.03.31)
Susanne Benton ................ Av Marie Pugh
Victor French ................. Dibble Pugh
Terry Williams ................ Abel Pugh
Jacques Aubuchon .............. Linder Hogue
Bruce Boxleitner .............. Toby Hogue
Lisa Eilbacher ................ Lailee Pugh
Graham Jarvis ................. Rupert Silverton
A young woman tries to force her lazy relatives to plant a crop before their landlord evicts them..

################# Gunsmoke ###################
############# end of season 20 ###############
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