Season 17, Episode 10 My Brother's Keeper
First Aired: November 15, 1971
A clash of values in this story of an old Indian's wish to die in peace and Festus's efforts to keep him alive. John Dierkes. Dr. Chapman: Pat Hingle. Festus: Ken Curtis. Sarah Mather: Pippa Scott. Matt: James Arness. Cob: Malcolm Atterbury. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Squawman: Charles McGraw. Newly: Buck Taylor.
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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)