Season 11, Episode 5 Taps for Old Jeb
When his years of searching for gold finally pay off, prospector Jeb Carter hires a bodyguard to protect his wealth. Matt: James Arness. Stretch: Wayne Rogers. Sholo: Morgan Woodward. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Festus: Ken Curtis. Thad: Roger Ewing.
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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)