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 consistent...read more

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Season 17, Episode 2 Phoenix

First Aired: September 20, 1971

Glenn Corbett plays an ex-con who starts hiring himself out as a killer. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Kate: Mariette Hartley. Jess Hume: Gene Evans. John Sontag: Ramon Bieri. Fraker: Franc Corsentino. Burke: Ted Jordan.

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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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