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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Mon Nov 27 12:00pm
Charlie Noon(Season 15, Episode 7) TVLAND

Comanche track Matt, his prisoner, an Indian widow and her white stepson. Filmed in the Mojave Desert. Charlie Noon: James Best. Matt: James Arness. Indian Woman: Miriam Colon. Jamie: Ronny Howard. Lone Wolf: Edmund Hashim. Takawa: Kip Whitman.

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Mon Nov 27 1:00pm
A Matter of Honor(Season 15, Episode 9) TVLAND

James Nusser is featured as Dodge City's resident drunk, who's accused of a murder he witnessed. Jess Fletcher: John Anderson. Lydia: Katherine Justice. C.V. Fletcher: Tom Simcox. Matt: James Arness. Otis Fletcher: Dan Ferrone. Judge Brooker: Jack Bailey.

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Mon Nov 27 2:00pm
The Still(Season 15, Episode 8) TVLAND

Festus vs. hillbillies. Festus: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. Florence: Lane Bradbury. Titus: Shug Fisher. Elbert Moses: Anthony James. Franks: James Westerfield. Rancher Bishop: J. Edward McKinley. Newly: Buck Taylor.

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Mon Nov 27 3:00pm
The Innocent(Season 15, Episode 10) TVLAND

Eileen Heckart plays a missionary teacher en route to her first assignment. Festus: Ken Curtis. Yewker: Barry Atwater. Loyal Yewker: Anthony James.

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Tue Nov 28 12:00pm
Ring of Darkness(Season 15, Episode 11) TVLAND

A moral dilemma for a farmer who stole horses for a gang to help his blind daughter. Ben Hurley: Tom Drake. Susan Hurley: Pamela Dunlap. Pinto: John Crawford.

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Tue Nov 28 1:00pm
Jake MacGraw(Season 15, Episode 12) TVLAND

Ex-gunslinger Jake MacGraw is back after 20 years, but no one knows what he's up to...all he seems interested in are a saloon hostess and a young cowboy. Jake: J.D. Cannon. Matt: James Arness. Ella: Diana Ewing. Doc: Milburn Stone. Dave Wilson: Michael Lar (more…)

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Tue Nov 28 2:00pm
Roots of Fear(Season 15, Episode 13) TVLAND

When a panic closes the town bank, a dirt farmer and his kin decide to break in. Amos: John Anderson. Emilie Sadler: Louise Latham. Ridge Sadler: Warren Vanders. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Bodkin: Roy Roberts. Daniel: Cliff Osmond. Susan: Jodi (more…)

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Tue Nov 28 3:00pm
The Sisters(Season 15, Episode 14) TVLAND

Jack Elam plays a scoundrel who tries to con three nuns. Mother Tabitha: Lynn Hamilton. Sister Charles: Gloria Calomee. Matt: James Arness. Sister Blanche: Susan Batson. Gail: Erica Petal.

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Wed Nov 29 12:00pm
The Cage(Season 15, Episode 26) TVLAND

Matt leads a posse to search for murderous gold thieves. Matt: James Arness. Roy Stewart: Steve Carlson. Maria: Laura Figueroa. Alfonso: Jorge Moreno. Festus: Ken Curtis. Newley: Buck Taylor. Gresley: Allen Jaffe. Mrs. Ramos: Renata Vanni.

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Wed Nov 29 1:00pm
The War Priest(Season 15, Episode 15) TVLAND

Forrest Tucker's performance marks this drama about a whiskey-soaked cavalry sergeant. Gregorio: Richard Anderson. Matt: James Arness. Amos Strange: John Crawford. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Wed Nov 29 2:00pm
The Pack Rat(Season 15, Episode 16) TVLAND

Only a young thief knows a fatal trap has been set for Matt, who's headed for Dodge City to return an escaped prisoner to custody. Sancho: Manuel Padilla Jr. Festus: Ken Curtis. Belle Clark: Loretta Swit. Newly: Buck Taylor. Martha: Heidi Vaughn.

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Wed Nov 29 3:00pm
The Judas Gun(Season 15, Episode 17) TVLAND

A hired gun changes the balance of power in a feud between two families. Boyd Avery: Ron Hayes. Cully Haimes: Peter Jason. Noah Haimes: Richard X. Slattery. Janie Bolden: Laurie Mock. Clete Bolden: Sean McClory. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Doc: (more…)

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Thu Nov 30 12:00pm
Doctor Herman Schultz, M.D.(Season 15, Episode 18) TVLAND

Benny Rubin wrote this story in which he plays a hypnotist who uses his skill to steal money. Festus: Ken Curtis. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Burke: Ted Jordan. Sam: Glenn Strange. Matt: James Arness. Howie: Howard Culver.

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Thu Nov 30 1:00pm
The Badge(Season 15, Episode 19) TVLAND

When Matt is wounded in a gun battle, Kitty pulls up stakes and heads for a different kind of trouble. Claire Hollis: Beverly Garland. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Matt: James Arness. Papa Steiffer: John Milford. Keller: Roy Jenson. Locke: Jack Lambert.

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Thu Nov 30 2:00pm
Albert(Season 15, Episode 20) TVLAND

A bank teller foils a robbery and pockets the money---but ends up helping in the outlaws' next try. Albert: Milton Selzer. Kate Schiller: Patricia Barry. Nix: L.Q. Jones. Matt: James Arness. Tom Clark: Bob Random. Spence: William Schallert. Bodkin: Roy Rob (more…)

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Thu Nov 30 3:00pm
Kioga(Season 11, Episode 6) TVLAND

Wounded and on foot, a young Indian stalks the fur trader who murdered his father and attacked his sister. McCaw: Neville Brand. Matt: James Arness. Kioga: Teno Pollick. Festus: Ken Curtis. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Botkin: Roy Roberts.

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Fri Dec 1 12:00pm
Celia(Season 15, Episode 22) TVLAND

Newly tries to prove that a girl is a con woman out to fleece a blacksmith. Celia: Melissa Murphy. Ben Sommars: Cliff Osmond. Martin Blake: Frank Marth. Newly: Buck Taylor. Festus: Ken Curtis. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Cashier: George Petrie (more…)

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Fri Dec 1 1:10pm
Morgan(Season 15, Episode 23) TVLAND

A band of outlaws takes over Dodge City and awaits the arrival of Matt, who is escorting a large shipment of gold. Morgan: Steve Forrest. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Clint: Hank Brandt. Jenny: Charlotte Stewart.

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Fri Dec 1 2:20pm
The Thieves(Season 15, Episode 24) TVLAND

Sam, the bartender, takes an interest in a delinquent boy on probation. Sam: Glenn Strange. Matt: James Arness. Eric Tabray: Michael Burns. Shuffles: Bill Callaway. Louie: James Nusser. Billy Clarke: Timothy Burns. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Gideon Hale: Royal D (more…)

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Fri Dec 1 3:30pm
Hackett(Season 15, Episode 25) TVLAND

Earl Holliman plays a vengeful ex-con and Morgan Woodward a farmer who ran out on him during a robbery years before. Geneva Sargent: Jennifer West. Bronk: Ken Swofford. Tully: Robert Totten. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Mon Dec 4 12:00pm
Chato(Season 16, Episode 1) TVLAND

Marshal Dillon travels to New Mexico to track down a wily killer who specializes in murdering lawmen. Chato: Ricardo Montalban. Dillon: James Arness. Mora: Miriam Colon. Mrs. Cooter: Peggy McKay. Marshal Cooter: William Bryant.

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Mon Dec 4 1:00pm
The Noose(Season 16, Episode 2) TVLAND

A stranger arrives to settle an old score. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Festus: Ken Curtis. Garth: Tom Skerritt.

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Mon Dec 4 2:00pm
Stark(Season 16, Episode 3) TVLAND

Richard Kiley plays a bounty hunter who has struck it rich. His prisoner is the son of a wealthy rancher; his plans involve blackmail. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Mon Dec 4 3:00pm
Sam McTavish, M.D.(Season 16, Episode 4) TVLAND

Vera Miles plays a doctor who distresses and ultimately charms Doc when she answers his ad for a temporary replacement. Barnaby: Arch Johnson. Ellen: Dee Carroll. Christina: Lisa Gerritsen. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Frank: Glenn Redding.

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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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