• 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 10, Episode 17 Deputy Festus

A deputized Festus discovers that the three drunken trappers he jailed are his cousins. Claudius: Denver Pyle. Lambert: Royal Dano. Emery: Shug Fisher. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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