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 18, Episode 13 Hostage

First Aired: December 11, 1972

The Dog Soldiers gang takes revenge on Matt for killing one of their members by shooting Miss Kitty. Jude Bonner: William Smith. Gov. Martinson: James Chandler. Lafitte: Jeffrey Lewis. Amy Lee: Nina Roman. Virgil Bonner: Marco St. John. Toke: Hal Baylor.

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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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