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Matt Dillon Must Die

Episode: 204 | Aired: September 09, 1974

Dillon finds himself in the revengeful hands of a half-crazed widower who plans to hunt Dillon down and kill him to revenge the death of his son, a wanted murderer.

A Town in Chains

Episode: 205 | Aired: September 16, 1974

Dillon is captured and held for ransom by five bank robbers he has been pursuing.

The Guns of Cibola Blanca Part 1

Episode: 206 | Aired: September 23, 1974

Doc and saloon owner Lyla Ross find themselves virtual slaves when they are kidnapped by a band of former Confederate officers-turned-outlaws. Guest Star: Harold Gould

The Guns of Cibola Blanca Part 2

Episode: 207 | Aired: September 30, 1974

With Doc overdue and a stagecoach with three passengers missing, Matt, Festus, and Newly set out to find their friend. Guest Star: Harold Gould

Thirty a Month and Found

Episode: 208 | Aired: October 07, 1974

A sequence of tragedies leads to the death of three cowboys, one of them an old friend of Matt's.

The Wiving

Episode: 209 | Aired: October 14, 1974

Farmer Jed Hackett orders his three sons to go to town and not return without prospective brides. Guest Star: Harry Morgan

The Iron Men

Episode: 210 | Aired: October 21, 1974

Cameron Mitchell guest-stars as Chauncey Demon, a once highly respected sheriff who has let himself degenerate into a saloon bum, and whose old friend Matt Dillon won't accept his condition as final.

The Fourth Victim

Episode: 211 | Aired: November 04, 1974

A series of seemingly random killings have the citizens of Dodge City in near panic, but Dillon believes they are part of a pattern in which Doc is slated to be the next target.

The Tarnished Badge

Episode: 212 | Aired: November 11, 1974

Victor French guest-stars as Sheriff Bo Harker, a town tamer who keeps his citizens in line with fear and brutality.

In Performance of Duty

Episode: 213 | Aired: November 18, 1974

Dillon is frustrated by Judge Kendall's insistence that the letter of the law be maintained and that Emmett Kaysinger and his gang, all known outlaws, be set free unless there is solid evidence to hold them.

Island in the Desert Part 1

Episode: 214 | Aired: December 02, 1974

Strother Martin guest-stars as Ben Snow, a half-crazed desert hermit who saves Festus's life--only to force him to become a human pack animal.

Island in the Desert Part 2

Episode: 215 | Aired: December 09, 1974

In the conclusion of a two-part episode, Ben Snow tries to get his long-hidden gold back to civilization to use in fighting an old enemy.

The Colonel

Episode: 216 | Aired: December 16, 1974

Lee J. Cobb and his daughter Julie Cobb appear together for the first time when Cobb guest-stars as a once-proud military officer who is suddenly faced with a painful and unplanned reunion with his daughter.

The Squaw

Episode: 218 | Aired: January 06, 1975

Fleeing from both Matt Dillon and his double-crossed partners, outlaw Gristy Calhoun discovers that his survival in the badlands depends on an Indian woman.

The Hiders

Episode: 219 | Aired: January 13, 1975

Karp and his associates, who make their living lawfully by taking skins from range cattle, find themselves confronted by the law when they go beyond their legal rights and do exactly as they please. Guest Star: Ned Beatty

Larkin

Episode: 220 | Aired: January 20, 1975

Newly finds himself in a strange alliance with a professional killer as he tries to get his prisoner to Dodge City before they are both killed by bounty hunters.

The Fires of Ignorance

Episode: 221 | Aired: January 27, 1975

Allen Garfield guest-stars as a schoolteacher in an episode that makes a strong statement for compulsory education for children, even in the less enlightened Dodge City of the 1870s.

The Angry Land

Episode: 222 | Aired: February 03, 1975

After her parents are killed on the prairie, Dillon takes young Bessie Sutherland to live with her Aunt Rachel, only to find that she is not wanted.

Brides and Grooms

Episode: 223 | Aired: February 10, 1975

Farmer Jed Hackett decides it is time his three sons marry the women they brought back from Dodge. Guest Star: Harry Morgan

Hard Labor

Episode: 224 | Aired: February 24, 1975

Matt Dillon is sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labor for shooting a fugitive in the town of Bedrock.

I Have Promises to Keep

Episode: 225 | Aired: March 03, 1975

Festus is caught in the middle when an Eastern preacher wants to build a church for the Indians and the townspeople--all of whom are filled with prejudice.

The Busters

Episode: 226 | Aired: March 10, 1975

Two bronco busters risk their lives to raise money for a ranch in Montana, only to have the dream ruined by a wild stallion.

Manolo

Episode: 227 | Aired: March 17, 1975

Manolo is not recognized as a man in the eyes of his people because he refuses to fight his father, a traditional Basque custom to prove one's manhood.

The Sharecroppers

Episode: 217 | Aired: March 31, 1975

Ann Marie Pugh is as a young lady who has her hands full trying to get her lazy family to plant a crop before their landlord runs them off the property.