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 16 Homecoming

First Aired: January 8, 1973

Kitty and Doc are taken hostage by two outlaws who've returned to Dodge City to visit their dying mother. Rick Wilson: Richard Kelton. Raymond Wilson: Robert Pratt. John Mophet: Stuart Margolin. Martha Beal: Ivy Jones. Mrs. Bronson: Claudia Bryar. Anna Wilson: Lurene Tuttle.

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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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