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 19, Episode 14 A Family of Killers

First Aired: January 14, 1974

A U.S. marshal conducts a vendetta against a family of killers. Matt: James Arness. Elton: Anthony Caruso. Crazy Harley: Mills Watson. Ham: Morgan Paull. Jonnalee: Zina Bethune.

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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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