Saturday, March 26, 2011

Twenty Miles From Dodge

Season 10 - Episode 29 - Series Episode# 370 - Aired April 10, 1965

You'd think Kitty would have learned her lesson about taking stagecoach trips. On this one, while returning to Dodge (and a very impatient Matt), Kitty, Eleanor Starkey and her son, gambler Will Helmick, a railroad magnate, another young man, the stage driver and shotgun guard are kidnapped by Grant Shay and his gang. They are force marched over rough terrain to a cabin in the cold hills where they are kept in an open corral, exposed to the wind, and unfed. Kitty is somewhat put off by the gambler who seems to be no help at all in remedying their situation. There seems to be little or no compassion from their captors. Escorted by one of Shay's men, Eleanor is sent to Dodge to deliver ransom demands to Matt. The money is gathered and they go to the cabin for the exchange. When Matt and Festus show up with the money Shay's plans are altered.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011



Season 14 - Episode 17 - Series Episode #480 - Aired: January 20, 1969

Will Mannon, brutal and sadistic, comes to Dodge City planning to kill Matt Dillon and cement his fearsome reputation. He first shoots and wounds Festus outside of Dodge, leaving Festus lying in the dirt and taking his mule Ruth to ride into town. He intimidates Dodge City residents, claiming to hold four aces in a poker game with the other players afraid to see his actual hand. Finally, he assaults Kitty. Finally, Matt returns to Dodge to confront the brutal Mannon.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Baker's Dozen

Season 13 - Episode 15 - Series Episode #453 - Aired: Christmas Day, 1967

Three baby boys are born on a stagecoach that arrives in Dodge just after being robbed. Their mother dies and Doc fights to keep the boys together instead of going to an orphange.


When Doc goes into Matt's office after the babies' mother dies, Milburn Stone calls James Arness by his real name instead of his character's name. Doc very plainly says "Hey Jim" instead of "Hey Matt".

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Twisted Heritage

Season 14 - Episode 15 - Series Episode #478 - Aired 01/06/1969

Kitty saves the life of a man during a stage hold-up, taking him back to his ranch she finds his mother a ruthless matron and his daughter alienated from her father.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

The Wreckers

Season 13 - Episode 01 - Series Episode #439 - Aired 09/11/1967

With a well earned vacation disturbed by the arrest of a hardened criminal, Matt and Kitty head back to Dodge. The stage they are on is sabotaged and end up wrecking. Kitty is quick witted enough to switch identities between Matt and the prisoner before the outlaws get to them. Thinking Dillon is dying and Matt is really Monk Wiley, they plan to extort money from Dodge to get Dillon back alive.

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