Season 9, Episode 18 Once a Haggen
A murder rap is pinned on Festus's friend Bucko when the man who fleeced the boys in a poker game is killed. Bucko: Slim Pickens. Matt: James Arness. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Festus: Ken Curtis. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. April: Elizabeth MacRae. Pop: Roy Barcroft.
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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)