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 6 The Legend

First Aired: October 18, 1971

Jan-Michael Vincent as a man heading down the path of his outlaw brothers. Bea Colter: Kim Hunter. Dr. Chapman: Pat Hingle. Matt: James Arness. Virgil Colter: Greg Mullavey. Festus: Ken Curtis. Clayt Colter: Richard D. Kelton.

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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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