Season 20, Episode 13 The Colonel
First Aired: December 16, 1974
An ex-Army officer-turned-town drunk faces the impending marriage of his daughter. Carl: Dan Travanty. Matt: James Arness.
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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)