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
- During the last ten years of the series, James Arness was suffering from severe arthritis, which got so bad that all his scenes for each episode were shot on a single day, allowing Arness to…
[show]During the last ten years of the series, James Arness was suffering from severe arthritis, which got so bad that all his scenes for each episode were shot on a single day, allowing Arness to rest and recuperate in between.
- The actress originally offered the part of Miss Kitty, Polly Bond (aka Polly Ellis), turned it down due to her recent (at the time) marriage to actor Tommy Bond in 1953.
- Ken Curtis played on a previous episode as a Texas cattleman who befriended Chester, and was killed at the end of the episode