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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First Aired: October 9, 1972

Victor French as a salesman forced to face a past he'd rather forget. Matt: James Arness. Sarah: Fionnuala Flanagan. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Jimmy Morgan: Brandon Cruz. Doc: Milburn Stone. Enoch Brandt: Bruce Glover. Festus: Ken Curtis. Sayers: Herb Armstrong.

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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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