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John Meston (1914–1979)

John Meston was one of radio and television's most important storytellers, and yet oddly enough his contributions are often overlooked today. He is the writer credited with creating "Gunsmoke," along with producer Norman MacDonnell, essentially starting the adult western on radio and television and setting the tone and style which would make both ... See full bio »

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Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke Writer
(1955-1975)
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke Writer
Hec Ramsey
Hec Ramsey Writer
(1972-1973)

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  Gunsmoke (TV Series) (based on the radio series created by - 635 episodes, 1955 - 1975) (written by - 106 episodes, 1957 - 1965) (story by - 64 episodes, 1955 - 1959) (teleplay by - 48 episodes, 1959 - 1963) (story and screenplay by - 40 episodes, 1955 - 1958)
- The Sharecroppers (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- Manolo (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- The Busters (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- I Have Promises to Keep (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- Hard Labor (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
  Little House on the Prairie (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1975) (written by - 1 episode, 1975)
- Money Crop (1975) ... (story)
- Child of Pain (1975) ... (written by)
  Hec Ramsey (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1973) (written by - 1 episode, 1972)
- Mystery of the Yellow Rose (1973) ... (teleplay)
- Mystery of the Green Feather (1972) ... (written by)
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 1992 Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (TV Movie) (dedicatee)
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Unsold television pilot, "Borderline," a western developed for CBS- TV-- Writer See more »
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Our attempt to create as realistic and entertaining a program as possible is not, of course, the only one of its kind. But we did precede and were on the air, trying, before the release of such pictures as "High Noon" and "Shane. See more »

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The 1992 CBS television movie "Gunsmoke: To the Last Man" is dedicated to his memory. See more »

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