Gunsmoke

  • 1955
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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. Its popularity spawned a number of copycats, but none would enjoy the longevity (and few the consist (more…)

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Season 8, Episode 21 Shona

Buckling under the strain of Indian raids, the townspeople react violently when a farmer brings his ailing Indian wife to Dodge for treatment. Matt: James Arness. Gib: Robert Bray. Shona: Miriam Colon. Quint: Burt Reynolds. Torbert: John Crawford. Rud: Robert Palmer. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: 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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