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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Threatening Matt: a Bible-spouting, moonshine-swilling rancher. Noah Riker: Dub Taylor. Slocum: Will Greer. Mark Riker: James Wainwright. Luke Riker: Ross Hagen. Paul Riker: Lee Lambert. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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  • 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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