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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Anthony Zerbe as an outlaw sidetracked by love. His growing attraction for the woman he widowed is upsetting his plans to rob the Dodge City Bank. Matt: James Arness. Katherine: Salome Jens. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Bob Pope: Peter Jason. Festus: Ken Curtis. R (more…)

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James Whitmore plays a white-slave trader in the first of a two-part drama. Matt: James Arness. Stella: Shani Wallis. Britt: Nicholas Hammond. Cynthia: Kathleen Cody.

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Wed Apr 26 3:00pm
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Conclusion of a story about Matt's pursuit of white-slave traders. Fitzpatrick: James Whitmore. Matt: James Arness. Stella: Shani Wallis. Britt: Nicholas Hammond. Cynthia: Kathleen Cody. Marcy: Dawn Lyn.

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Thu Apr 27 12:00pm
This Golden Land(Season 18, Episode 24) TVLAND

The pointless death of a son tests a Jewish family's faith. Moshe: Paul Stevens. Ruxton: Victor French. Gershon: Richard Dreyfuss. Matt: James Arness.

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Thu Apr 27 1:00pm
Matt's Love Story(Season 19, Episode 3) TVLAND

A love story for Matt, a victim of amnesia. Matt: James Arness. Mike: Michael Learned. Les Dean: Victor French. Starcourt: Keith Andes. Monte: Jonathan Lippe. Cordelius: William Schallert.

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Thu Apr 27 2:00pm
The Boy and the Sinner(Season 19, Episode 4) TVLAND

Ron Moody as a man willing to trade his honor for booze; Vincent Van Patten as a farm boy who cares enough to stop him. Matt: James Arness. Miller: Warren Vanders. Eaton: John Crawford.

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Thu Apr 27 3:00pm
The Widowmaker(Season 19, Episode 5) TVLAND

A former gunman finds it difficult to live down his reputation. Matt: James Arness. Teresa: Barra Grant. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Goodpastor: David Huddleston. Kid Chama: Randolph Sierra.

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Fri Apr 28 12:00pm
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Richard Kiley stars as a reformed gunfighter who stirs a romantic interest in Kitty. Matt: James Arness. Corley: Leonard Stone. Sheb: Christopher Connelly.

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The Widow and the Rogue(Season 19, Episode 7) TVLAND

Festus's prisoner is a roguish thief who is long on charm but short on ethics. Festus: Ken Curtis. Martha: Beth Brickell. Caleb: Clay O'Brien. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Fri Apr 28 2:00pm
A Game of Death...An Act of Love(Season 19, Episode 8) TVLAND

Part 1 of 2. A cattleman seeks revenge against the Indians he thinks murdered his wife. Cora: Donna Mills. Wolfe: Paul Stevens. Lavinia: Whitney Blake.

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Fri Apr 28 3:00pm
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A murder trial concludes a drama about frontier justice. Bear: Morgan Woodward. Matt: James Arness. Cora: Donna Mills. Wolfe: Paul Stevens. May: Michael Learned. Dekker: Garry Walberg.

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Lynch Town(Season 19, Episode 9) TVLAND

David Wayne as an alcoholic judge content to play puppet for the town boss. Rob: Mitch Vogel. Matt: James Arness. Sheriff: Warren Kemmerling.

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Mon May 1 1:00pm
The Hanging of Newly O'Brien(Season 19, Episode 10) TVLAND

A noose awaits Newly in a backwoods community where he performed an unsuccessful emergency operation. Kermit: Billy Green Bush. Tim: Jimmy Van Patten. Grandma: Jessamine Milner.

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Mon May 1 2:00pm
Susan Was Evil(Season 19, Episode 11) TVLAND

A morality drama about a wounded outlaw and two women asked to take care of him. Nellie: Kathleen Nolan. Susan: Kathy Cannon. Matt: James Arness. Newt: George DiCenzo. Sam: Henry Olek.

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Mon May 1 3:00pm
The Deadly Innocent(Season 19, Episode 12) TVLAND

A powerful young man with the mind of a child faces a dim future in the adult world. Festus: Ken Curtis. Doc: Milburn Stone. Barnett: Charles Dierkop.

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Tue May 2 12:00pm
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Care for a sick baby involves Newly with a wanted man and his distrustful Indian wife (Alexandra Morgan). Dahoma: John Dierkes.

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Tue May 2 1:00pm
A Family of Killers(Season 19, Episode 14) TVLAND

A U.S. marshal conducts a vendetta against a family of killers. Matt: James Arness. Elton: Anthony Caruso. Crazy Harley: Mills Watson. Ham: Morgan Paull. Jonnalee: Zina Bethune.

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Tue May 2 2:00pm
Like Old Times(Season 19, Episode 15) TVLAND

Nehemiah Persoff plays a reformed safecracker trying to start a new life. Carrie: Gloria De Haven. Matt: James Arness. Barker: Dan Travanty. Hargis: Charles Haid.

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Tue May 2 3:05pm
The Town Tamers(Season 19, Episode 16) TVLAND

Matt and a fellow marshal try to bring law and order to a frontier town. Martha: Jean Allison. Caleb: Ike Eisenmann. Badger: Leo Gordon. Aikens: Rex Holman.

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Wed May 3 12:00pm
Cowtown Hustler(Season 19, Episode 21) TVLAND

Jack Albertson as a has-been pool hustler on a comeback trail. Rope: Jonathan Lippe. Matt: James Arness. Sally: Nellie Bellflower. Willie: John Davis Chandler.

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The Foundling(Season 19, Episode 17) TVLAND

Matt tries to find a home for an abandoned baby girl. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Lettie: Kay Lenz. Maylee: Bonnie Bartlett. Joseph: Donald Moffat. Agnes: Dran Hamilton. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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The Iron Blood of Courage(Season 19, Episode 18) TVLAND

A gunman is hired to settle a dispute over water rights. Anderson: Gene Evans. Matt: James Arness. Burdette: Lloyd Bochner. Mignon: Mariam Colon. Ellie: Mariette Hartley.

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An unwed rape victim fears for her reputation after discovering that she is pregnant. Carl: Lin McCarthy. Lester: Todd Lookinland. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Stokes: Scott Walker.

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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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