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10 September 1955 (USA) See more »
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City. Full summary »
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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Highest rated episode in Gunsmoke's twenty year run See more (28 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 1066)

James Arness ... Matt Dillon (635 episodes, 1955-1975)

Milburn Stone ... Doc (604 episodes, 1955-1975)

Amanda Blake ... Kitty / ... (568 episodes, 1955-1974)

Ken Curtis ... Festus / ... (304 episodes, 1959-1975)

Dennis Weaver ... Chester / ... (290 episodes, 1955-1964)
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Series Directed by
Andrew V. McLaglen (96 episodes, 1956-1965)
Harry Harris (65 episodes, 1961-1966)
Ted Post (56 episodes, 1956-1963)
Bernard McEveety (52 episodes, 1967-1975)
Vincent McEveety (45 episodes, 1965-1975)
Gunnar Hellström (33 episodes, 1967-1975)
Charles Marquis Warren (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Robert Totten (25 episodes, 1966-1971)
Jesse Hibbs (20 episodes, 1958-1961)
Richard Whorf (18 episodes, 1957-1961)
John Rich (14 episodes, 1957-1969)
Irving J. Moore (14 episodes, 1966-1974)
Philip Leacock (12 episodes, 1969-1972)
Mark Rydell (10 episodes, 1964-1966)
Marc Daniels (10 episodes, 1965-1967)
Arthur Hiller (9 episodes, 1959-1960)
Joseph Sargent (8 episodes, 1962-1965)
Robert Stevenson (6 episodes, 1956)
Buzz Kulik (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
Allen Reisner (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Herb Wallerstein (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Victor French (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Christian Nyby (4 episodes, 1956-1964)
William D. Russell (4 episodes, 1957)
Dennis Weaver (4 episodes, 1961)
Jerry Hopper (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Michael O'Herlihy (4 episodes, 1964-1974)
Richard C. Sarafian (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Paul Stanley (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Alf Kjellin (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Seymour Berns (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Gerald Mayer (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jean Yarbrough (3 episodes, 1960)
Tay Garnett (3 episodes, 1961-1966)
John English (3 episodes, 1963)
Robert Butler (3 episodes, 1967-1972)
Marvin J. Chomsky (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
James Sheldon (2 episodes, 1957-1965)
Louis King (2 episodes, 1957)
R.G. Springsteen (2 episodes, 1959)
Sobey Martin (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
William Conrad (2 episodes, 1963-1971)
Joseph H. Lewis (2 episodes, 1965)
Alvin Ganzer (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Bernard L. Kowalski (2 episodes, 1966)
Herschel Daugherty (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Leo Penn (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Writing credits
Norman MacDonnell (635 episodes, 1955-1975)
John Meston (635 episodes, 1955-1975)
Charles Marquis Warren (635 episodes, 1955-1975)
Les Crutchfield (57 episodes, 1955-1967)
Calvin Clements Sr. (43 episodes, 1964-1974)
Kathleen Hite (42 episodes, 1957-1965)
Jim Byrnes (34 episodes, 1968-1975)
Paul Savage (27 episodes, 1963-1975)
John Dunkel (25 episodes, 1955-1967)
Marian Clark (21 episodes, 1959-1963)
Clyde Ware (17 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ron Bishop (15 episodes, 1967-1974)
Herbert Little Jr. (13 episodes, 1956-1957)
David Victor (13 episodes, 1956-1957)
Jack Miller (13 episodes, 1970-1973)
Hal Sitowitz (12 episodes, 1966-1975)
Sam Peckinpah (11 episodes, 1955-1958)
William Kelley (9 episodes, 1969-1972)
Harry Kronman (7 episodes, 1965-1973)
Preston Wood (7 episodes, 1966-1970)
Earl W. Wallace (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Gil Doud (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Richard Carr (5 episodes, 1965-1969)
Paul F. Edwards (5 episodes, 1970-1973)
Tom Hanley (4 episodes, 1956-1966)
Antony Ellis (4 episodes, 1963-1968)
Shimon Wincelberg (4 episodes, 1964-1974)
Calvin Clements Jr. (4 episodes, 1966-1971)
Arthur Rowe (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Richard Fielder (4 episodes, 1969-1974)
Winston Miller (3 episodes, 1956)
Frank Paris (3 episodes, 1961-1964)
John Mantley (3 episodes, 1964-1974)
Robert Lewin (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
William Blinn (3 episodes, 1967-1971)
Herman Groves (3 episodes, 1969-1975)
Howard Dimsdale (3 episodes, 1969-1974)
Arthur Browne Jr. (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jess Carneol (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Kay Lenard (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Donald S. Sanford (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
William Keys (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Daniel B. Ullman (2 episodes, 1956-1966)
William F. Leicester (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Hal Moffett (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
John Rosser (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Gwen Bagni (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
John Kneubuhl (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
George Eckstein (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
William Putman (2 episodes, 1965-1975)
Frank Q. Dobbs (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gustave Field (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert C. Stewart (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Scott Hunt (2 episodes, 1965)
Beth Keele (2 episodes, 1965)
James Landis (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Charles Joseph Stone (2 episodes, 1967-1972)
Don Ingalls (2 episodes, 1967)
Ron Honthaner (2 episodes, 1968-1972)
Jack Turley (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert Vincent Wright (2 episodes, 1971-1974)

Series Produced by
Norman MacDonnell .... producer / associate producer (356 episodes, 1955-1965)
John Mantley .... executive producer / producer / ... (223 episodes, 1965-1975)
Ron Honthaner .... associate producer (96 episodes, 1971-1975)
Joseph Dackow .... producer / associate producer (90 episodes, 1967-1971)
Leonard Katzman .... producer (84 episodes, 1970-1974)
Philip Leacock .... producer / executive producer (82 episodes, 1964-1967)
James Arness .... associate producer / executive producer (55 episodes, 1959-1964)
Frank Paris .... associate producer (54 episodes, 1961-1965)
Charles Marquis Warren .... producer (52 episodes, 1955-1957)
John G. Stephens .... producer (11 episodes, 1975)
Arthur Marks .... producer (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Original Music by
Leon Klatzkin (77 episodes, 1966-1971)
John Carl Parker (45 episodes, 1967-1974)
Fred Steiner (28 episodes, 1959-1965)
Morton Stevens (10 episodes, 1965-1971)
Rudy Schrager (9 episodes, 1964-1965)
René Garriguenc (7 episodes, 1959-1962)
Harry Geller (7 episodes, 1965-1971)
Jerry Goldsmith (6 episodes, 1960-1966)
Wilbur Hatch (6 episodes, 1960-1964)
Richard Shores (6 episodes, 1964-1972)
Jerrold Immel (6 episodes, 1972-1975)
Leith Stevens (5 episodes, 1960-1962)
Bruce Broughton (5 episodes, 1973-1975)
Nathan Scott (4 episodes, 1960-1964)
Van Cleave (4 episodes, 1961-1963)
Lyn Murray (3 episodes, 1960-1966)
Bernard Herrmann (3 episodes, 1961)
Tommy Morgan (3 episodes, 1962-1964)
Lucien Moraweck (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Franz Waxman (2 episodes, 1966)
Jack Hayes (2 episodes, 1971)
Leo Shuken (2 episodes, 1971)
Martin L. Klein (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Cinematography by
Fleet Southcott (216 episodes, 1955-1963)
Monroe P. Askins (127 episodes, 1967-1973)
Harry Stradling Jr. (87 episodes, 1964-1967)
Frank V. Phillips (51 episodes, 1963-1965)
Edward R. Plante (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ernest Miller (11 episodes, 1955-1956)
Ted D. Landon (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Neal Beckner (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Mack Stengler (3 episodes, 1955)
Robert Pittack (3 episodes, 1963)
Charles F. Wheeler (2 episodes, 1967-1971)
 
Series Film Editing by
Albrecht Joseph (154 episodes, 1958-1967)
Otto Meyer (126 episodes, 1959-1967)
Gerard Wilson (69 episodes, 1967-1975)
Leslie Vidor (61 episodes, 1955-1959)
Howard A. Smith (55 episodes, 1965-1975)
Thomas J. McCarthy (41 episodes, 1968-1974)
Donald W. Ernst (23 episodes, 1968-1970)
Sam Gold (12 episodes, 1957-1959)
Harry Coswick (10 episodes, 1957-1958)
Bill Mosher (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Michael Luciano (6 episodes, 1956-1957)
Grant K. Smith (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Michael Pozen (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
Carroll Sax (5 episodes, 1974)
Linda Schlesinger (3 episodes, 1971-1975)
Roland Gross (3 episodes, 1971-1974)
Tom Stevens (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster (319 episodes, 1955-1964)
Pam Polifroni (182 episodes, 1966-1975)
James Lister (118 episodes, 1959-1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
Albert Heschong (141 episodes, 1961-1973)
Joseph R. Jennings (109 episodes, 1967-1975)
Nicolai Remisoff (70 episodes, 1955-1957)
Walter E. Keller (52 episodes, 1959-1961)
James Dowell Vance (38 episodes, 1963-1972)
James W. Sullivan (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
William Craig Smith (25 episodes, 1969-1973)
John B. Goodman (19 episodes, 1966-1967)
Raymond Beal (16 episodes, 1965-1966)
Malcolm C. Bert (5 episodes, 1965)
Marvin J. Chomsky (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gibson Holley (3 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Herman N. Schoenbrun (356 episodes, 1959-1975)
Raymond Boltz Jr. (36 episodes, 1957-1959)
G.W. Berntsen (33 episodes, 1956-1958)
Charles Vassar (23 episodes, 1959-1960)
 
Series Makeup Department
Glen Alden .... makeup artist (414 episodes, 1955-1975)
Pat Whiffing .... hair stylist (263 episodes, 1955-1967)
Gertrude Wheeler .... hair stylist (70 episodes, 1968-1973)
Newton Jones .... makeup artist (57 episodes, 1968-1970)
Helen Young .... hair stylist / makeup artist (41 episodes, 1967-1969)
Irving Pringle .... makeup artist (40 episodes, 1970-1972)
Esperanza Corona .... hair stylist (35 episodes, 1971-1975)
Cherie Banks .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ken Chase .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
George Lane .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 1971-1974)
Kay Shea .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
Betty Pedretti .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1965)
Newt Jones .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1968)
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Production Management
Robert M. Beche .... production manager (201 episodes, 1963-1970)
Glenn Cook .... production manager / production supervisor (74 episodes, 1955-1959)
Paul Nichols .... production manager (55 episodes, 1970-1975)
Dewey Starkey .... production supervisor (52 episodes, 1959-1961)
Howard Joslin .... unit production manager (23 episodes, 1959-1960)
Ron Honthaner .... post production executive (10 episodes, 1969)
Abby Singer .... production manager (10 episodes, 1974)
Jack Aldworth .... production manager (9 episodes, 1975)
Gordon A. Webb .... production manager (6 episodes, 1972-1975)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Nichols .... assistant director (90 episodes, 1964-1975)
Robert M. Beche .... assistant director (88 episodes, 1957-1971)
Glenn Cook .... assistant director (68 episodes, 1955-1957)
Wesley J. McAfee .... assistant director (56 episodes, 1961-1964)
Al Kraus .... assistant director (41 episodes, 1966-1969)
Christopher N. Seiter .... assistant director (40 episodes, 1964-1971)
Robert L. Rosen .... assistant director (39 episodes, 1962-1970)
Gordon A. Webb .... assistant director (23 episodes, 1972-1974)
Nathan Barragar .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1958-1959)
Martin Cohan .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Shue .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1969-1973)
Don Torpin .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1973-1974)
Howard Joslin .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1956-1958)
W.B. Eason .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1957-1958)
Robert Webb .... assistant director / assistant director: as Robert M. Webb (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Max Stein .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Bob White .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Clancy Herne .... assistant director / second assistant director (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Austen Jewell .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1971)
William D. Faralla .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1956)
Jack Voglin .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Art Department
Clem Widrig .... property master (284 episodes, 1959-1972)
Mike Gordon .... property master (83 episodes, 1955-1959)
Craig Binkley .... assistant property master / property master / ... (66 episodes, 1970-1974)
Ted Cooper .... property master (33 episodes, 1957-1959)
Paul Sylos .... set designer (21 episodes, 1958-1959)
Earl W. Huntoon Jr. .... property master (19 episodes, 1972-1975)
Howard Cole .... property master (3 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Sound Department
Vernon W. Kramer .... sound mixer / production sound mixer (188 episodes, 1960-1969)
Jack A. Finlay .... sound effects editor / sound effects supervisor (125 episodes, 1965-1975)
Gene Eliot .... sound effects editor / sound effects editor: 1959-1965 (118 episodes, 1959-1965)
Andrew Gilmore .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (92 episodes, 1969-1973)
Joel Moss .... sound re-recording mixer / rerecording / ... (50 episodes, 1960-1963)
Jerry Rosenthal .... sound effects supervisor / supervising sound effects editor / ... (41 episodes, 1970-1972)
Alan Bernard .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Terrance Emerson .... sound cable man (6 episodes, 1968)
Coye Vanover .... production sound mixer (4 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Special Effects by
Louis DeWitt .... special photographic effects (2 episodes, 1958)
Jack Rabin .... special photographic effects (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Louis DeWitt .... optical effects / special photographic effects (81 episodes, 1955-1958)
Jack Rabin .... optical effects / special photographic effects (81 episodes, 1955-1958)
 
Series Stunts
Alex Sharp .... stunt double: James Arness / stunt double: Douglas Kennedy / ... (10 episodes, 1957-1968)
Bobby Somers .... stunts (8 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jimmy Noel .... stunt double: Milburn Stone / stunts (7 episodes, 1967-1974)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (6 episodes, 1966-1974)
Hal Needham .... stunt double: Burt Reynolds / stunt double: Michael Higgins / ... (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Chick Sheridan .... stunt double: Chill Wills / stunt double: Jim Davis (2 episodes, 1962-1971)
Bobby Clark .... stunts (2 episodes, 1968-1974)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Charles Kuenstle (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tom May .... grip (36 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bobby Jones .... gaffer (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Michael D. O'Shea .... first assistant camera (25 episodes, 1967-1968)
Charles R. Young .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1974-1975)
Lloyd Ahern II .... assistant camera (10 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting: locations (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alexander Velcoff .... costumer / wardrobe (353 episodes, 1959-1975)
Robert O'Dell .... wardrobe (53 episodes, 1956-1959)
John E. Dowsing .... wardrobe (49 episodes, 1955-1957)
Thelma Milborn .... costumer / costumes (32 episodes, 1961-1964)
Ruth Stella .... costumer (18 episodes, 1960-1961)
Aida Swinson .... costumer (8 episodes, 1973-1975)
Ethel Shaw .... costumer (7 episodes, 1961)
Angela Alexander .... costumer (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Editorial Department
Fred W. Berger .... supervising editor / supervising film editor (118 episodes, 1955-1959)
 
Series Music Department
Gene Feldman .... music editor / supervising music editor (420 episodes, 1959-1973)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion soloist (355 episodes, 1955-1964)
Rex Koury .... composer: theme music (109 episodes, 1955-1974)
Glenn Spencer .... composer: theme music (84 episodes, 1955-1966)
Leon Klatzkin .... conductor (50 episodes, 1966-1971)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... music supervisor / conductor (15 episodes, 1964-1965)
John Carl Parker .... conductor (12 episodes, 1968-1974)
Fred Steiner .... conductor (11 episodes, 1960-1965)
Morton Stevens .... music supervisor / conductor (11 episodes, 1966-1967)
Harry Geller .... conductor (6 episodes, 1965-1971)
Robert Takagi .... supervising music editor (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Lud Gluskin .... conductor (4 episodes, 1960-1962)
Leith Stevens .... conductor (3 episodes, 1960-1962)
Wilbur Hatch .... conductor (3 episodes, 1961-1964)
Nathan Scott .... conductor (3 episodes, 1961-1964)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (2 episodes, 1960)
Lyn Murray .... conductor (2 episodes, 1961-1966)
Van Cleave .... conductor (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Bernard Herrmann .... conductor (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (12 episodes, 1973-1975)
 
Series Other crew
Edle Bakke .... script supervisor (175 episodes, 1961-1970)
Mary Chaffee .... script supervisor (113 episodes, 1955-1959)
Paul Savage .... story consultant / executive story consultant (86 episodes, 1966-1969)
Herbert DuFine .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (81 episodes, 1964-1969)
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor (77 episodes, 1970-1975)
Adele Cannon .... script supervisor (55 episodes, 1959-1961)
Ron Honthaner .... post production executive / assistant to producer (53 episodes, 1968-1971)
Paul F. Edwards .... assistant story consultant (51 episodes, 1970-1973)
Calvin Clements Sr. .... executive story consultant (45 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jack Miller .... executive story consultant (45 episodes, 1971-1975)
Jim Byrnes .... assistant story consultant (41 episodes, 1968-1970)
Frank Paris .... assistant to producer (40 episodes, 1960-1961)
John Mantley .... story consultant / script consultant (13 episodes, 1964-1965)
Erika Wernher .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1969-1971)
Calvin Clements Jr. .... executive story consultant (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Michael Kennedy .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1974)
Gana Jones .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1961)
Eleanor H. Donahoe .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Joyce King .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1973)
Ed Knight .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1973)
Jimmy Noel .... stand-in: Milburn Stone (2 episodes, 1974)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Marshal Dillon" - USA (rerun title)
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Runtime:
USA:30 min (1955-1961) (233 episodes) (including commercials) | USA:60 min (1961-1975) (402 episodes) (including commercials)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Black and White (1955-1966) | Color (1966-1975)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Festus and Doc had a love hate relationship. Festus would refer to Doc as "you ol' schutter you", and would often ask Doc to have a drink or share a last drink for the night, hoping the end result would be Doc paying for the drinks because Festus would always have a reason to not have enough money to buy the both one. Festus tried doing the same relationship with the "sub" doc for the six episodes filling in,while in real life Doc was recovering from an heart attack, but the bond between Festus and Doc was to strong to replace, even for the short amount of time Doc (Stone) was out.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Matt is called a US Marshal. Kansas became a state in 1861, more than a decade before the series is set. There was only one US district court in Kansas and one marshal assigned to it, plus a number of deputy marshal. All deputies would be based in Hays, the capital, not towns like Dodge. And deputies would enforce federal laws and court orders, and capture federal fugitives. They would not have state or local jurisdiction (like breaking up fights in the Long Branch). At the time of the series Dodge had a town marshal, and a county sheriff with jurisdiction outside the town limits.See more »
Quotes:
U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon:[to any man seemingly planning to go gunning for somebody.] If you're gonna to use that gun, you better start on me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Highest rated episode in Gunsmoke's twenty year run, 9 March 1999
Author: S. L. Kotar (gsfe@aol.com) from St. Louis, MO

The original title of "Kitty's Love Affair" was "End of the Run." The story depicted a gunfighter who fell in love with Kitty and hoped that, by buying a ranch and settling down, he could encourage her to marry him. The original ending had the gunfighter (Richard Kiley) hanged. Unfortunately, John Mantley, the producer, decided that, yet again, Matt would save the day. Before Mr. Kiley was cast in the role of Will Stambridge, the writers (S.L. Kotar and J.E. Gessler) were told there could be no kissing scenes between the gunfighter and Miss Kitty because "Gunsmoke fans would never allow it." After Richard accepted the role, the script was altered to allow Will to kiss Kitty four times! This was the highest rated episode in the twenty year history of Gunsmoke.

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