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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Thu Aug 24 12:00pm
The Hide-Cutters(Season 14, Episode 2) TVLAND

Matt joins a cattle drive to avert bloodshed between trail boss Amos McKee and his hands. Chunk: Cliff Osmond. Arlie Joe: Michael Burns. Bodiddly: Conlan Carter. Sugar John: Ken Swofford. Weevil: Eddie Firestone.

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Zavala(Season 14, Episode 3) TVLAND

A Mexican youngster has something else in mind when he makes friends with Matt. Paco: Manuel Padilla Jr. Amelita Avila: Mirial Colon. Ben Rawlins: Jim Davis. Jurato: Jose Chavez. Blacksmith: Rico Alaniz. Smitty: Rex Holman. Alex Rawlins: Jonathan Lippe. Oa (more…)

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Thu Aug 24 2:00pm
Uncle Finney(Season 14, Episode 4) TVLAND

A comedy about two brothers who turn in their 103-year-old uncle for a bounty. Roland Daniel: Victor French. Elbert Moses: Anthony James. Merry: Lane Bradbury. Uncle Finney: Burt Mustin. Burke: Ted Jordan. Festus: Ken Curtis. Doc: Milburn Stone. Newly: Buc (more…)

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Thu Aug 24 3:00pm
Slocum(Season 14, Episode 5) TVLAND

Threatening Matt: a Bible-spouting, moonshine-swilling rancher. Noah Riker: Dub Taylor. Slocum: Will Greer. Mark Riker: James Wainwright. Luke Riker: Ross Hagen. Paul Riker: Lee Lambert. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Fri Aug 25 12:00pm
O'Quillian(Season 14, Episode 6) TVLAND

Matt takes on the exasperating task of protecting a troublemaking Irishman. Matt: James Arness. Louie: James Nusser. Chickenfoot: Anthony James. Clay Tynan: Victor French. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Fri Aug 25 1:00pm
9: 12 to Dodge(Season 14, Episode 7) TVLAND

Taking a prisoner back to Dodge results in a tense train ride for Matt and Doc. Elizabeth Devon: Joanne Linville. Johnny August: Todd Armstrong. Conductor: Robert Emhardt. Leitner: Frank Marth. Ned Stallcup: Johnny Haymer. Michael Drennan: Harry Lauter. Mo (more…)

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Fri Aug 25 2:00pm
Abelia(Season 14, Episode 8) TVLAND

Jacqueline Scott plays a widow whose home is being used as an outlaw hideout. Judd Ward: Jeremy Slate. Tom Cole: Tom Stern. Gar: Jack Lambert. Wales: Gregg Palmer. Festus: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Jonathan: Mike Durkin. Marieanne (more…)

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Fri Aug 25 3:00pm
Railroad(Season 14, Episode 9) TVLAND

A rip-roaring episode finds Matt butting heads with a burly railroad boss, upset because a homesteader refuses to sell his land. Wes Cameron: Jim Davis. Jim Graham: Shug Fisher. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Festus: Ken Curtis. Newly: Buck Taylor. Forbes: Ramon Bie (more…)

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Mon Aug 28 12:00pm
The Miracle Man(Season 14, Episode 10) TVLAND

Don Chastain plays an Irish drummer with a line of blarney. Lorna Wright: Sandra Smith. Miller: William Bramley. Nettie: Lisa Gerritsen. Festus: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness. Gerard: Joseph Walsh. Howard: Bruce Watson. Prudence: Margie DeMeyer. Jacob: Ke (more…)

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Mon Aug 28 1:00pm
Waco(Season 14, Episode 11) TVLAND

Matt's taking a prisoner back to Dodge, but fate seems to have other ideas. Waco Thompson: Victor French. Polly Cade: Louise Latham. Nathan Cade: Harry Carey Jr. Slick Regan: Tom Reese. One Moon: Pat Thompson. Ann Cade: Joy Fielding. Matt: James Arness. Ho (more…)

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Mon Aug 28 2:00pm
Lobo(Season 14, Episode 12) TVLAND

Matt and an old mountain man vs. angry cattlemen and greedy bounty hunters. Luke Brazo: Morgan Woodward. Nelson: David Brian. Badger: Sheldon Allman.

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Mon Aug 28 3:00pm
Johnny Cross(Season 14, Episode 13) TVLAND

Newly intervenes when two bounty hunters try to kill a desperado who claims he's innocent. Johnny Cross: Jeffrey Pomerantz. Vera: Kelly Jean Peters. Hodge: Dean Stanton. Franks: Shug Fisher. Yates: John Crawford. Newly: Buck Taylor. Matt: James Arness. Fes (more…)

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Tue Aug 29 12:00pm
The Money Store(Season 14, Episode 14) TVLAND

A tale about two children who turn bank robbers. Ray Jarvis: Charles Aidman. Mike Jarvis: Eric Shea. Annie Jarvis: Pamelyn Ferdin. Ezra Thorpe: William Schallert. Louise Thorpe: Virginia Vincent. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Festus: Ken Curtis (more…)

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Tue Aug 29 1:00pm
The Twisted Heritage TVLAND

After saving a rancher's life, Kitty clashes with his tyrannical mother. Blaine Copperton: John Ericson. Jessie Copperton: Virginia Gregg. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Tracey: Lisa Gerritsen. Ma Dagget: Nora Marlowe.

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Tue Aug 29 2:00pm
Time of the Jackals(Season 14, Episode 15) TVLAND

Leslie Nielsen and Beverly Garland in an episode which finds Matt marked for death as he searches for a killer. Jackson: Edmund Hashim. Daggett: Kip Whitman. Rainey: Charles Maxwell. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Festus: Ken (more…)

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Tue Aug 29 3:00pm
Mannon(Season 14, Episode 16) TVLAND

Steve Forrest plays a former Quantrill Raider who comes to Dodge for a showdown with Matt. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Louie Pheeters: James Nusser. Roy: Roy Barcroft. Barney: Charles Seel. Burke: Ted Jordan. Lathrop: Woodrow Chambliss. Newly: (more…)

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Wed Aug 30 12:00pm
Goldtown(Season 14, Episode 17) TVLAND

Two sharpsters find a new way to swindle the townsfolk---by salting a gold mine. Matt: James Arness. Smiley: Lou Antonio. Festus: Ken Curtis. Merry: Lane Bradbury. Newly: Buck Taylor. Elbert Moses: Anthony James. Shorty: Harry Davis. Grandma: Kathryn Minne (more…)

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Wed Aug 30 1:00pm
The Mark of Cain(Season 14, Episode 18) TVLAND

Nehemiah Persoff as a former Confederate tormented by his past. Louise: Louise Latham. Sadler: Robert DoQui. Corley: Robert Totten. Matt: James Arness. Festus: Ken Curtis. Tom: Kevin Coughlin. McInnerny: Stanley Clements.

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Wed Aug 30 2:00pm
The Reprisal(Season 7, Episode 22) TVLAND

Vengeful Cornelia Conrad vows to even the score when Matt kills her husband in a gunfight. Harden: Jason Evers. Wellman: Tom Reese. Conrad: George Lambert. Pearl: Grace Lee Whitney. Chester: Dennis Weaver. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake.

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Wed Aug 30 3:00pm
The Long Night(Season 14, Episode 20) TVLAND

Bounty hunters are out to settle a score with Matt. Guerin: Bruce Dern. Mace: Lou Antonio. Diggs: Russell Johnson. Rita Lane: Susan Silo. Ben Miller: Robert Totten. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Festus: Ken Curtis. Newly: Buck Taylor.

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Thu Aug 31 12:00pm
The Night Riders(Season 14, Episode 21) TVLAND

Festus faces a showdown with renegades out to avenge property lost during the Civil War. Judge Proctor: Jeff Corey. Eliot Proctor: Robert Pine. Jay Proctor: Bob Random. Berber: Norman Alden. Festus: Ken Curtis. Matt: James Arness.

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Thu Aug 31 1:00pm
The Intruder(Season 14, Episode 22) TVLAND

Festus stirs up the past when he seeks aid for his prisoner. Riley Sharp: Charles Aidman. Henry Decker: John Kellogg. Ellie Decker: Gail Kobe. Timmy: Eric Shea. Festus: Ken Curtis. Hall: Ralph James. Ennis: Robert Gravage. Burke: Ted Jordan.

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Thu Aug 31 2:00pm
The Good Samaritans(Season 14, Episode 23) TVLAND

Brock Peters and Rex Ingram in an episode about a family of ex-slaves who shelter a wounded Matt. Kittridge: L.Q. Jones. Croyden: Sam Melville. Benji: Robert DoQui. Erlene: Hazel Medina. Mama Olabelle: Paulene Myers. Ike: David Roberts. Reba: Lynn Hamilton (more…)

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Thu Aug 31 3:00pm
The Prisoner(Season 7, Episode 32) TVLAND

The Long Branch gets an unexpected customer: military-prison escapee Billy Joe Arlen. Matt: James Arness. Seth: Ed Nelson. Sarah: Nancy Gates. Emerson: Conrad Nagel. Doc: Milburn Stone. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Ham: William Phipps.

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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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