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 20, Episode 15 The Hiders

First Aired: January 13, 1975

Festus urges a teenager to leave a scurrilous band of hiders, men who cut skins from dead range cattle. Karp: Ned Beatty. Festus: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. Quincannon: Lee de Broux. Martha: Sierra Bandit.

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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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