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
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Series Fun Facts
- Denver Pyle and Raymond Burr were both considered for the role of Matt Dillon.
- James Arness almost didn't take the part of Matt. People in the industry were telling him not to out of fear that it would hurt his chances for a movie career if the TV show failed. After…
[show]James Arness almost didn't take the part of Matt. People in the industry were telling him not to out of fear that it would hurt his chances for a movie career if the TV show failed. After having a long talk with his good friend, John Wayne, he decided to accept the role.
- Originated in a 30-minute format, later expanding to 60 minutes.