Season 17, Episode 3 Waste
First Aired: September 27, 1971
Scenes of southern Utah mark this two-part story of Matt's search for an outlaw that leads him to a motherless boy and a wagonload of saloon women. Maggie Blaisedell: Ruth Roman. Ben Rodman: Jeremy Slate. Matt: James Arness. Amy Waters: Ellen Burstyn. Willie Hubbard: Johnnie Whitaker. Preacher: David Sheiner.
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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)