Season 20, Episode 9 The Tarnished Badge
First Aired: November 11, 1974
Matt tangles with a sheriff who rules a town like a feudal despot. Matt: James Arness. Jenny: Pamela McMyler. Barney: Nick Nolte. Gramma: Ruth McDevitt.
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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)