Season 17, Episode 18 Tara
First Aired: January 17, 1972
Exercise in feminine wiles: Newly's hooked by a charming widow who's playing him against a gunman. Tara Hutson: Michele Carey. Newly: Buck Taylor. Gecko Ridley: L.Q. Jones. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Pudge: Ken Mayer.
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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)