Matt is critically wounded while attempting to arrest super-fast gunman Dan Grat. Grat runs rampant in Dodge while Matt recovers, but is unpleasantly surprised when the recovered marshal challenges him again.
Did You Know?
The cast and crew had gathered at the home of James Arness
to watch the series premiere. They were not told in advance about the special introduction from John Wayne
. Arness stated on the DVD commentary that he was very honored that his good friend, Wayne took the time to do this for him. See more
In the opening scene, as Matt walks through the graveyard, at least one of the cardboard headstones can be seen flapping in the breeze. See more
Himself - Host
Good evening, my name is Wayne. Some of you may have seen me before I have been kicking around Hollywood for a long time made a lot of pictures all kinds; some of them have been Westerns. That is what I'm here to tell you about tonight a Western Gunsmoke.A new television show called Gunsmoke.