Episode: 132 | Aired: September 13, 1971
Kitty Russell, injured and isolated by a stagecoach accident, must rely on a strange, wild child for survival. Mercedes McCambridge guest-stars.
Episode: 133 | Aired: September 20, 1971
A young convict makes a contract, upon release from prison, to kill a man he has never met.
Episode: 134 | Aired: September 27, 1971
Matt Dillon delays his pursuit of an outlaw in order to help a young boy search for his mother. Ellen Burstyn guest-stars.
Episode: 135 | Aired: October 04, 1971
Marshal Dillon confronts the outlaw whose pursuit he had delayed to help a small boy find his mother. Ellen Burstyn guest-stars.
Episode: 136 | Aired: October 11, 1971
A new doctor faces the suspicion and mistrust of many of the townspeople when he fills in for the absent Doc Adams.
Episode: 137 | Aired: October 18, 1971
Against great odds, the mother of two infamous outlaw sons tries to steer her youngest boy into an honest life. Jan-Michael Vincent guest-stars.
Episode: 138 | Aired: October 25, 1971
Seeking refuge from a storm, Festus Haggen stumbles into a cave where an old Indian is dying.
Episode: 139 | Aired: November 01, 1971
A one-time marshal saves Matt Dillon's life and agrees to fill in for Matt when the lawman's wounds confine him to bed.
Episode: 140 | Aired: November 08, 1971
A hanging-minded jury sits in judgment of Lijah, a stern, silent mountain man accused of three wanton slayings.
Episode: 141 | Aired: November 15, 1971
Marshal Dillon determines to catch a cold-eyed gunslinger who has killed a sheriff and a priest in a small Kansas town.
Episode: 142 | Aired: November 22, 1971
An old trailblazer sets out to track down the slayer of a woman who had befriended him. Buddy Ebsen guest-stars.
Episode: 143 | Aired: November 29, 1971
Matt Dillon, bushwhacked, will either die or become paralyzed unless a bullet is removed from an area near his spine.
Episode: 144 | Aired: December 06, 1971
Festus and Newly overpower outlaws transferring stolen gold from a train to a wagon and head off with the wagon and the gold.
Episode: 145 | Aired: December 13, 1971
Doc Adams faces a critical decision as to whether he should personally operate on the gravely wounded Marshal Dillon.
Episode: 146 | Aired: December 27, 1971
Seven homeless children en route from a Kansas orphanage to California find a Christmas they have never known.
Episode: 147 | Aired: January 03, 1972
A young man is caught in the web of a trumped-up rustling charge, jailbreak, and murder.
Episode: 148 | Aired: January 10, 1972
Critically injured Matt Dillon finds himself allied with a boy, a feeble old man, and a young woman.
Episode: 149 | Aired: January 17, 1972
Deputy Newly O'Brien is attracted to a vivacious young lady, unaware that the lovely charmer has a crimson past.
Episode: 150 | Aired: January 24, 1972
A wealthy alcoholic flees from his daughter and her fiance, who are attempting to gain control of his estate.
Episode: 151 | Aired: January 31, 1972
An ex-gunfighter comes to Dodge City seeking revenge against a man who betrayed him and his friends in a range war. Claude Akins and Jodie Foster guest-star.
Episode: 152 | Aired: February 07, 1972
An egotistical drifter swears to get revenge on a wealthy rancher who beat him badly in poker. Harrison Ford guest-stars.
Episode: 153 | Aired: February 21, 1972
A lonely spinster finds romance with a wounded stranger she nurses back to health.
Episode: 154 | Aired: March 06, 1972
Festus is arrested and forced to stand trial as a murderer named Frank Eaton--who looks just like the Dodge City deputy.
Episode: 155 | Aired: March 13, 1972
A strong-willed daughter marries against the wishes of her father, who has dominated her all of her life.