Gunsmoke TV Show

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This landmark adult Western centered on Marshal Matt Dillon of Dodge City. John Wayne turned down the lead, suggesting James Arness (who remained for its entire run). Originating on radio (with William Conrad as Dillon), it moved to TV in September 1955. I (more…)

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Season 20, Episode 11 Island in the Desert

First Aired: December 2, 1974

Festus is rescued by a half-loco hermit (Strother Martin). Part 1 of two. Festus: Ken Curtis. Dixon: William C. Watson. Matt: James Arness.

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Season 20, Episode 10

November 18, 1974

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Season 20, Episode 12

December 9, 1974

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