Marshal Matt Dillon is in charge of Dodge City, a town in the wild west where people often have no respect for the law. He deals on a daily basis with the problems associated with frontier life: cattle rustling, gunfights, brawls, standover tactics, and land fraud. Such situations call for sound judgement and brave actions: of which Marshal Dillon has plenty.
Last Episode20x24 The Sharecroppers Aired: Mar. 31, 1975
Ann Marie Pugh needs to have a crop planted before her landlord evicts them from the property, but has her hands full trying to get her lazy …
Series Fun Facts
- After sixteen seasons, the producers decided to let Milburn Stone choose Doc's first name. Stone chose Galen, which was the surname of an ancient Greek physician and medical researcher.
- Buck Taylor, who played Newly, was also requested by Jack Lord for the role of Dan "Danno" Williams on Hawaii Five-0 (1968) at the same time he was up for the role of Newly O'Brian.
- When Dennis Weaver announced that he was leaving the show, it was director Andrew V. McLaglen's suggestion that Ken Curtis be brought in for a tryout as Festus Haggen in a few episodes.…
[show]When Dennis Weaver announced that he was leaving the show, it was director Andrew V. McLaglen's suggestion that Ken Curtis be brought in for a tryout as Festus Haggen in a few episodes. McLaglen had directed Curtis in a similar role in an episode of Have Gun, Will Travel. "Festus" was given the job of deputy to make him different from Weaver's character of Chester Good (who was never a deputy).