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 14 Jubilee

First Aired: December 18, 1972

Horse fever strikes Dodge...an affliction that makes a poor sodbuster desert his farm to race his prized quarter horse. Frye: Tom Skerritt. Festus: Ken Curtis. Bess Frye: Collin Wilcox-Horne. Matt: James Arness. Ed Wells: Scott Brady. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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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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