Gunsmoke

  • 1955
  • 20 Seasons
  • TV-G
  • western

This landmark adult Western centered on Marshal Matt Dillon of Dodge City. John Wayne turned down the lead, suggesting James Arness (who remained for its entire run). Originating on radio (with William Conrad as Dillon), it moved to TV in September 1955. Its popularity spawned a number of copycats, but none would enjoy the longevity (and few the consist (more…)

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Season 19, Episode 4 The Boy and the Sinner

First Aired: October 1, 1973

Ron Moody as a man willing to trade his honor for booze; Vincent Van Patten as a farm boy who cares enough to stop him. Matt: James Arness. Miller: Warren Vanders. Eaton: John Crawford.

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