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 16, Episode 22 Pike

First Aired: March 1, 1971

Part 1 of two. Jeanette Nolan plays a crusty old woman and Dack Rambo a young outlaw. Doc: Milburn Stone. Festus: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. Tom Macomb: Cliff Osmond. Sutro: Jim Boles. Loomis: William Murphy. Lathrop: Woodrow Chambliss.

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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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