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Gunsmoke 

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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in rough and tumble Dodge City.
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
James Arness ...  Matt Dillon 635 episodes, 1955-1975
Milburn Stone ...  Doc / ... 605 episodes, 1955-1975
Amanda Blake ...  Kitty / ... 569 episodes, 1955-1974
Ken Curtis ...  Festus / ... 306 episodes, 1959-1975
Dennis Weaver ...  Chester 290 episodes, 1955-1964
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Storyline

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. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Western

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Trivia

Doc's first name of Galen was probably inspired by the Greek physician and philosopher of the same name who lived from 129 A.D. to around 200 A.D. See more »

Goofs

The real Dodge City is located on green, rolling plains in SW Kansas. The setting of the series is instead in a semi-arid, hilly/mountainous area. See more »

Quotes

Kitty Russell: [Whenver trouble breaks out iin the Longbranch] Sam, Go get Matt.
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Connections

Featured in Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) See more »

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The Old Trail
by Rex Koury and Glenn Spencer
Aspen Fair Music, Incorporated (ASCAP)
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Highest rated episode in Gunsmoke's twenty year run
9 March 1999 | by GSFESee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1955 (USA) See more »

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Marshal Dillon See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Black and White (1955-1966)| Color (1966-1975)

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4:3
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