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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20x24 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 …

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

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  • Slated to be canceled in 1967 due to low ratings, but then-CBS president William Paley reversed the decision. He moved the show from Saturdays to Mondays (cancelling Gilligan's Island in the…
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    Slated to be canceled in 1967 due to low ratings, but then-CBS president William Paley reversed the decision. He moved the show from Saturdays to Mondays (cancelling Gilligan's Island in the process), placing it back in the Nielsen's Top Ten (Paley and his wife were both big fans of the show).
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  • "Get the hell out of Dodge" is a reference to Dodge City, Kansas, which was a favorite location for westerns in the early to mid 20th century. Most memorably, the phrase was made famous by…
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    "Get the hell out of Dodge" is a reference to Dodge City, Kansas, which was a favorite location for westerns in the early to mid 20th century. Most memorably, the phrase was made famous by the TV show "Gunsmoke," in which villians were often commanded to "get the hell out of Dodge." The phrase took on its current meaning in the 1960s and 70s when teenagers began to use it in its current form.
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  • James Arness and Milburn Stone are the only two regulars to stay with the show for its entire 20-year, 635-episode duration on CBS. There was one brief exception, when Stone was replaced by…
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    James Arness and Milburn Stone are the only two regulars to stay with the show for its entire 20-year, 635-episode duration on CBS. There was one brief exception, when Stone was replaced by another doctor while he was recovering from a heart attack. That was Pat Hingle, who played Dr. John Chapman for 6 episodes in 1971.
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