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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  • In the radio series, Kitty Russell was a madam for prostitutes. In the first couple of seasons, there were some hints at that on the TV series. James Arness explained on the DVD commentary…
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    In the radio series, Kitty Russell was a madam for prostitutes. In the first couple of seasons, there were some hints at that on the TV series. James Arness explained on the DVD commentary that after the first couple of seasons, they decided to drop those references to make the show more family friendly, and so Kitty became just a lady saloon owner.
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  • This show, along with The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, helped launch the great era of the TV western. Westerns became so popular on TV that by the end of the 1950s there would be as many as…
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    This show, along with The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, helped launch the great era of the TV western. Westerns became so popular on TV that by the end of the 1950s there would be as many as 40 of them airing in prime time.
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  • 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…
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    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.
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