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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Series Fun Facts
- Dennis Weaver was the first actor cast. Weaver said on the DVD commentary that he knew they were leaning towards James Arness for Matt, but he was in the Bahamas at the time filming a movie…
[show]Dennis Weaver was the first actor cast. Weaver said on the DVD commentary that he knew they were leaning towards James Arness for Matt, but he was in the Bahamas at the time filming a movie with John Wayne. They went ahead and started casting the other parts, so he ended up being the first one officially chosen for the TV series.
- The beginning sequence with Matt walking around through the graves on Boot Hill and giving the opening narration was taken directly from the radio series.
- Gary Busey's character Harve Daley was the last man killed on the show.