Gunsmoke

  • 1955
  • 20 Seasons
  • 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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Tue Feb 19 11:50am
Homecoming(Season 9, Episode 34) TVLAND

Hector Lowell is confronted by his wife's ex-husband, who claims legal right to the Lowells' home, land and business. Edna: Phyllis Coates. Bass: Harold J. Stone. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone.

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Tue Feb 19 12:55pm
Patricia(Season 18, Episode 18) TVLAND

A sad love story centering on Newly. He's preparing to wed a leukemia victim. Johnny: Ike Eisenmann. Doc: Milburn Stone. Matt: James Arness.

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Tue Feb 19 2:00pm
Shadler(Season 18, Episode 17) TVLAND

Earl Holliman as a condemned man posing as a priest and forced to help a stricken town. Newly: Buck Taylor. Dallas: Diana Hyland. Cyrus: Denver Pyle.

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Tue Feb 19 3:00pm
Quiet Day in Dodge(Season 18, Episode 19) TVLAND

A hectic day in the life of a lawman...with no sleep for 36 hours, Matt deals with a vicious prisoner, a brawl at the Long Branch, a 9-year-old thief and the silent treatment from Kitty. Andy Ballou: Willie Ames. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Job Snelling: Leo Gord (more…)

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Wed Feb 20 11:50am
Whelan's Men(Season 18, Episode 20) TVLAND

A show pegged to Kitty's poker prowess. Whelan: Robert Burr. Loomis: William Bramley. Hobey: Harrison Ford. Tuck: Noble Willingham. Matt: James Arness.

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Wed Feb 20 12:55pm
Kimbro(Season 18, Episode 21) TVLAND

John Anderson as Matt's mentor, an ex-lawman now on the skids. Matt: James Arness. Peak: Michael Strong.

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Wed Feb 20 2:00pm
Jesse(Season 18, Episode 22) TVLAND

Duty clashes with friendship as Festus runs into a friend who has escaped from prison. Festus: Ken Curtis. Jesse: Brock Peters. Carpenter: Jim Davis.

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Wed Feb 20 3:00pm
Talbot(Season 18, Episode 23) TVLAND

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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Thu Feb 21 11:50am
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 Feb 21 12:55pm
Women for Sale(Season 19, Episode 1) TVLAND

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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Thu Feb 21 2:00pm
Women for Sale(Season 19, Episode 2) TVLAND

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 Feb 21 3:00pm
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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Fri Feb 22 11:50am
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 Feb 22 12:55pm
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 Feb 22 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 Feb 22 3:00pm
A Game of Death...An Act of Love(Season 19, Episode 9) TVLAND

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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Mon Feb 25 12:00pm
Lynch Town(Season 19, Episode 10) 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 Feb 25 1:00pm
The Hanging of Newly O'Brien(Season 19, Episode 11) 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 Feb 25 2:00pm
Susan Was Evil(Season 19, Episode 12) 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 Feb 25 3:00pm
The Deadly Innocent(Season 19, Episode 13) 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 Feb 26 12:00pm
A Child Between(Season 19, Episode 14) TVLAND

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 Feb 26 1:00pm
A Family of Killers(Season 19, Episode 15) 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 Feb 26 2:00pm
Like Old Times(Season 19, Episode 16) 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 Feb 26 3:00pm
The Town Tamers(Season 19, Episode 17) 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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