Gunsmoke

  • 1955
  • 20 Seasons
  • TV-G

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 14, Episode 17 Goldtown

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 Minner.

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