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 19 Quiet Day in Dodge

First Aired: January 29, 1973

A hectic day in the life of a lawman...with no sleep for 36 hours, Matt deals with a vicious prisoner, a brawl at the Long Branch, a 9-year-old thief and the silent treatment from Kitty. Andy Ballou: Willie Ames. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Job Snelling: Leo Gordon. Doc: Milburn Stone. Dobie Crimps: Shug Fisher. Festus: Ken Curtis.

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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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