Season 18, Episode 11 The Sodbusters
First Aired: November 20, 1972
Determined sodbuster vs. unyielding cattle baron (Alex Cord, Morgan Woodward). Matt: James Arness. Clarabelle: Katherine Justice. John: Leif Garrett. Maria: Dawn Lyn.
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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)