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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Season 15, Episode 19 The Badge

First Aired: February 2, 1970

When Matt is wounded in a gun battle, Kitty pulls up stakes and heads for a different kind of trouble. Claire Hollis: Beverly Garland. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Matt: James Arness. Papa Steiffer: John Milford. Keller: Roy Jenson. Locke: Jack Lambert.

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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)

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