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 22 Alias Festus Haggin

First Aired: March 6, 1972

There is a deadly case of mistaken identity when a town believes Festus is wanted for murder. Doyle: Ramon Bieri. Festus/Eaton: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. Susie: Lieux Dressler. Walker: Robert Totten. Judge Claybourne: Jon Lormer. Newly: Buck Taylor.

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  • 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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