Season 19, Episode 20 A Trail of Bloodshed
First Aired: March 4, 1974
A farm youth sets out in pursuit of his father's killer. Gambler: Craig Stevens. Festus: Ken Curtis. Joanie: Janit Baldwin.
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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)