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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Mirage(Season 16, Episode 17) TVLAND

Festus returns from a desert shootout with a clouded memory and jumbled story. Lemuel: John Anderson. Tom: Gary Wood. Elsie: Mary Rings. Matt: James Arness. Adam: Kevin Burchett. Maddox: Harry Raybould. Stocker: Daniel M. White.

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Festus comes into money and falls prey to a husband-hunter. Titus: Shug Fisher. Ma Fowler: Nora Marlowe. Dora Lou: Gwynne Gilford. Moody Fowler: John Beck. Amos Fowler: James Minotto. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Clarence Ca (more…)

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Tue Jun 27 3:05pm
Jaekel(Season 16, Episode 19) TVLAND

Eric Braeden plays a pardoned convict who returns to claim the woman he killed for. Beth Wilson: Julie Gregg. Penny Wilson: Mia Bendixsen. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Festus: Ken Curtis. Doc: Milburn Stone. Norman Wilson: John Crawford. Dirks: (more…)

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Wed Jun 28 12:00pm
Murdoch TVLAND

Jack Elam plays an aging lawman out to get the Carver gang---unaware that his son rides with them. Carver: Jim Davis. Matt: James Arness. Townsend: Anthony Caruso. Burke: Ted Jordan. Scott Murdoch: Bob Random. Festus: Ken Curtis. Newly: Buck Taylor.

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Wed Jun 28 1:00pm
Cleavus(Season 16, Episode 20) TVLAND

A change of fortune for an unlucky fellow: he jumps a dead miner's claim and starts to court Kitty. Cleavus Lukens: Robert Totten. Uriah: Arthur Hunnicutt. Festus: Ken Curtis. Doc: Milburn Stone. Baylock: William Challee. Clerk: Robert Cornthwaite. Woody: (more…)

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Wed Jun 28 2:00pm
Pike(Season 16, Episode 22) TVLAND

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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Pike(Season 16, Episode 23) TVLAND

Conclusion of a character study with Jeanette Nolan and Dack Rambo.

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Thu Jun 29 12:00pm
Lavery(Season 16, Episode 21) TVLAND

Out on probation, Lavery joins up with his old troublemaking friends. Lavery: Anthony Costello. April: Judi West. Clint: David Carradine. Hubert: Karl Swenson. Harry: Ken Swofford. Arno: David Huddleston. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Matt: James Arness.

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Thu Jun 29 1:00pm
The Lost(Season 17, Episode 1) TVLAND

A story about Kitty's encounter with a wild child. Girl: Laurie Prange. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Mrs. Mather: Mercedes McCambridge. Henry: Royal Dano. Mrs. Roniger: Peggy Rea. Valjean: Charles Kuenstle.

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Thu Jun 29 2:00pm
Phoenix(Season 17, Episode 2) TVLAND

Glenn Corbett plays an ex-con who starts hiring himself out as a killer. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Kate: Mariette Hartley. Jess Hume: Gene Evans. John Sontag: Ramon Bieri. Fraker: Franc Corsentino. Burke: Ted Jordan.

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Thu Jun 29 3:00pm
New Doctor in Town(Season 17, Episode 5) TVLAND

A new doctor is trying to fill Doc Adams' shoes, only to find acceptance hard to come by. Matt: James Arness. Dr. Chapman: Pat Hingle. Festus: Ken Curtis. Newly: Buck Taylor. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Fri Jun 30 12:00pm
Waste(Season 17, Episode 3) TVLAND

Scenes of southern Utah mark this two-part story of Matt's search for an outlaw that leads him to a motherless boy and a wagonload of saloon women. Maggie Blaisedell: Ruth Roman. Ben Rodman: Jeremy Slate. Matt: James Arness. Amy Waters: Ellen Burstyn. Will (more…)

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Fri Jun 30 1:00pm
Waste(Season 17, Episode 4) TVLAND

Conclusion of a story about a group trapped in a deserted fort. Ruth Roman. Ben: Jeremy Slate. Amy Waters: Ellen Burstyn. Willie: Johnnie Whitaker. Matt: James Arness. Preacher: David Sheiner.

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Fri Jun 30 2:00pm
The Legend(Season 17, Episode 6) TVLAND

Jan-Michael Vincent as a man heading down the path of his outlaw brothers. Bea Colter: Kim Hunter. Dr. Chapman: Pat Hingle. Matt: James Arness. Virgil Colter: Greg Mullavey. Festus: Ken Curtis. Clayt Colter: Richard D. Kelton.

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Fri Jun 30 3:00pm
My Brother's Keeper(Season 17, Episode 9) TVLAND

Values clash in this story of an old Indian's wish to die in peace and Festus's efforts to keep him alive.

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Wed Jul 5 12:00pm
Lynott TVLAND

Richard Kiley as an easygoing former lawman in this tale of law and order in Dodge City. Matt: James Arness. Dr. Chapman: Pat Hingle. Pene: Peggy McCay. Talley: Anthony Caruso. Wallace: Jonathan Lippe. Nicols: Gregg Palmer. Anderson: William Bramley. Kitty (more…)

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Wed Jul 5 1:00pm
Lijah(Season 17, Episode 8) TVLAND

A mountain man is accused of a triple murder. Lijah: Denny Miller. Matt: James Arness. Dr. Chapman: Pat Hingle. Hale Parker: Harry Townes. Rachel: Erin Moran. Newly: Buck Taylor.

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Wed Jul 5 2:00pm
Trafton(Season 17, Episode 7) TVLAND

Victor French as a outlaw whose downfall is a victim's compassion. Tereese Farrell: Sharon Acker. Maria Farrell: Patti Cohoon. Rev. Mr. English: Paul Stevens. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Drago(Season 17, Episode 10) TVLAND

Buddy Ebsen as a scout hunting a murderer in a tale of pursuit and revenge. Hannon: Ben Johnson. Newly: Buck Taylor. Trask: Edward Faulkner. Ruben: Mitchell Silberman. Matt: James Arness.

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Thu Jul 6 12:00pm
The Bullet(Season 17, Episode 11) TVLAND

Doc tries to save a wounded Matt. Part 1 of three. Filmed in California's Sonora Desert. Doc: Milburn Stone. Sinclair: Eric Braeden. Matt: James Arness. Beth: Katherine Justice. Father Sanchez: Alejandro Rey. Captain Darnell: Robert Hogan. Kitty: Amanda Bl (more…)

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Thu Jul 6 1:00pm
The Bullet(Season 17, Episode 12) TVLAND

Part 2. Bandits delay a wounded Matt's journey to Denver. Matt: James Arness. Sinclair: Eric Braeden. Doc: Milburn Stone. Beth: Katherine Justice. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Nebo: Sam Melville. Blanchard: John Crawford. Secos: Pepe Callahan. Priest: Alejandro Re (more…)

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Thu Jul 6 2:00pm
The Bullet(Season 17, Episode 13) TVLAND

Conclusion. Doc performs an emergency operation on Matt. Doc: Milburn Stone. Sinclair: Eric Braeden. Father Sanchez: Alejandro Rey. Captain: Robert Hogan. Secos: Pepe Callahan. Nebo: Sam Melville. Beth: Katherine Justice. Alli: Sian Barbara Allen. Kitty: A (more…)

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Thu Jul 6 3:00pm
P.S. Murry Christmas(Season 17, Episode 14) TVLAND

How seven orphans and a drifter warm up the cold-hearted headmistress of an orphanage. Emma Grundy: Jeanette Nolan. Titus Spangler: Jack Elam. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Mary: Patti Cohoon. Patricia: Jodie Foster. Jenny: Erin Moran.

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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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