Season 9, Episode 21 The Bassops
A family finds Matt and his prisoner handcuffed to each other---with each claiming to be the marshal. Matt: James Arness. Kelby: Robert Wilke. Deke: Warren Oates. Mellie: Eunice Pollis.
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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)