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Les Crutchfield (1916–1966)

A former explosives consultant and mining foreman who turned to scriptwriting, Les Crutchfield was one of the major writers for "Gunsmoke" on both radio and television (he wrote 81 scripts for the radio program alone). During college he studied chemistry, mathematics, and engineering, but became a prolific writer for the network radio programs ... See full bio »

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  Gunsmoke (TV Series) (written by - 28 episodes, 1959 - 1967) (story - 12 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (teleplay - 9 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (screenplay - 6 episodes, 1956 - 1958) (based on a story by - 1 episode, 1962) (story and screenplay by - 1 episode, 1955)
- Mistaken Identity (1967) ... (written by)
- Muley (1967) ... (written by)
- Champion of the World (1966) ... (written by)
- By Line (1966) ... (written by)
- Harvest (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 The Loner (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Question of Guilt (1966) ... (written by)
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Rope of Lies (1964) ... (writer)
- First to Thine Own Self (1964) ... (writer)
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Sidekick (1961) ... (written by)
- The Liberty Belle (1961) ... (written by)
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Patriarch of Purgatory (1961) ... (written by)
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill (story "Showdown")
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Incident at Barker Springs (1959) ... (writer)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Restless Gun (1957) ... (story)
 1957 The Man Called X (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Powder Keg (1957) ... (writer)
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series) (original story and teleplay - 1 episode)
- Taps for a Hoofer (1954) ... (original story and teleplay)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Because I Love Him (1953) ... (story)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- My Brother's Wife (1952) ... (story)
- From Such a Seed (1952) ... (story)
 1951 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- That Time in Boston (1951) ... (original story)
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He wrote dozens of scripts for network radio in the U.S. between 1946 and 1960. He was one of the primary writers on the series "Escape" and "Gunsmoke," and also wrote for series such as "Suspense" and "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar."
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