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

Available to Stream

Next on TV

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.

Guest Cast

Cast & Details See all »

  • 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)

Show More »

Trending TonightSee all »

Watch This

Geoffrey Rush, Genius
Genius: Is Albert Einstein's Story… Sexy?

The cast weighs in