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 13, Episode 10 Prairie Wolfer

Acting marshal Festus leaps into action when two trappers steal $20,000 from a fur trader who refused to buy their pelts. Cory: Jon Voight. Rich: Lou Antonio. Adele: Kelly Jean Peters. Matt: James Arness. Doc: Milburn Stone. Dolen: Charles McGraw.