Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 10, 1955
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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Gunsmoke

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.

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The show had 20 seasons and 635 episodes air between 1955 and 1975.

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  • All four senior officers of the original "Star Trek" appeared in separate episodes: 'William Shatner (I)' (Captain Kirk) was in "Gunsmoke" (1955) {Quaker Girl (#12.12)}. Leonard Nimoy (Mr.…
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    All four senior officers of the original "Star Trek" appeared in separate episodes: 'William Shatner (I)' (Captain Kirk) was in "Gunsmoke" (1955) {Quaker Girl (#12.12)}. Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock) was in four. They were "Gunsmoke" (1955) {A Man a Day (#7.14)}, "Gunsmoke" (1955) {The Search (#8.1)}, _"Gunsmoke" (1955) {I Call Him Wonder (#8.28)_ & "Gunsmoke" (1955) {Treasure of John Walking Fox (#11.29)}. DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy) was in _"Gunsmoke (1955) {Indian Scout (#1.23)_, and James Doohan (Scotty), in "Gunsmoke" (1955) {Quint Asper Comes Home (#8.3)}.
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  • Dennis Weaver said on the DVD commentary that the reason Chester doesn't carry a gun on him was because they wanted him to be non-violent. He also said that because he was supposed the…
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    Dennis Weaver said on the DVD commentary that the reason Chester doesn't carry a gun on him was because they wanted him to be non-violent. He also said that because he was supposed the sidekick, they told him that Chester needed something to separate himself from Matt. So Weaver came up with the idea of giving Chester his famous limp.
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  • In Steven Spielberg's 1971 TV-movie "Duel", Dennis Weaver's character stops at a filling station. As he drives off, the character who fills up his car is seen, from a distance, walking back…
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    In Steven Spielberg's 1971 TV-movie "Duel", Dennis Weaver's character stops at a filling station. As he drives off, the character who fills up his car is seen, from a distance, walking back towards the station, walking in a stiff-legged limp, like Weaver's Chester Goode "Gunsmoke" character.
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