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 17, Episode 11 The Bullet

First Aired: November 29, 1971

Doc tries to save a wounded Matt. Part 1 of three. Filmed in California's Sonora Desert. Doc: Milburn Stone. Sinclair: Eric Braeden. Matt: James Arness. Beth: Katherine Justice. Father Sanchez: Alejandro Rey. Captain Darnell: Robert Hogan. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Secos: Pepe Callahan. Allie: Sian Barbara Allen.

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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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