CTVA US Western - "Gunsmoke" (CBS)(1955-75) James Arness

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3 June 2011  James Arness (1923-2011) (Dies Age 88)
L.A. Times Obituary
James Arness series:
Gunsmoke (1955-64)  -  McClain's Law (1981-82)
Dennis Weaver series:
Gunsmoke (1955-64) - Kentucky Jones (1964-65) - Gentle Ben (1967-69)
 
McCloud (1970-77) Stone (1979-80)Buck James (1987-88)

Gunsmoke (1955-75)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Sal Crisanti, Tom Dischley, Louis H. Allgood,  Russ Winland , James Beer
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

Gunsmoke (season  1) (CBS) (1955-1956)  (30 min) (black-and-white)
Gunsmoke (season  2) (CBS) (1956-1957)  (30 min) (black-and-white)
Gunsmoke (season  3) (CBS) (1957-1958)  (30 min) (black-and-white)
Gunsmoke (season  4) (CBS) (1958-1959)  (30 min) (black-and-white)
Gunsmoke (season  5) (CBS) (1959-1960)  (30 min) (black-and-white)
Gunsmoke (season  6) (CBS) (1960-1961)  (30 min) (black-and-white)

Video  - Dennis Weaver - Archive Interview (5pt)

Gunsmoke (season  7) (CBS) (1961-1962)  (60 min) (black-and-white)
Gunsmoke (season  8) (CBS) (1962-1963)  (60 min) (black-and-white)
Gunsmoke (season  9) (CBS) (1963-1964)  (60 min) (black-and-white)
Gunsmoke (season 10) (CBS) (1964-1965)  (60 min) (black-and-white)
Gunsmoke (season 11) (CBS) (1965-1966)  (60 min) (black-and-white)

Gunsmoke (season 12) (CBS) (1966-1967)  (60 min) (color)
Gunsmoke (season 13) (CBS) (1967-1968)  (60 min) (color)
Gunsmoke (season 14) (CBS) (1968-1969)  (60 min) (color)
Gunsmoke (season 15) (CBS) (1969-1970)  (60 min) (color)
Gunsmoke (season 16) (CBS) (1970-1971)  (60 min) (color)
Gunsmoke (season 17) (CBS) (1971-1972)  (60 min) (color)
Gunsmoke (season 18) (CBS) (1972-1973)  (60 min) (color)
Gunsmoke (season 19) (CBS) (1973-1974)  (60 min) (color)
Gunsmoke (season 20) (CBS) (1974-1975)  (60 min) (color)

Gunsmoke (Revival TV Movies) (CBS) (1987-1994)  (120 min) (color)

"Matt" Episodes   "Doc" Episodes   "Miss Kitty" Episodes   "Chester" Episodes   "Festus" Episodes

Charles Marquis Warren-Norman McDonnell-John Mantley production
for
CBS (Saturdays 10:00-10:30 pm ET)(seasons 1-6)(1955-61)
CBS (Saturdays 10:00-11:00 pm ET)(seasons 7-12)(1961-67)
CBS (Mondays 7:30-8:30pm ET)(seasons 13-16)(1967-71)
CBS (Mondays 8:00-9:00pm ET)(seasons 17-20)(1971-75)

US Western series 1955-75 635 episodes (10Sep55- 01Sep75)

1955-61 (seasons 1-6) 233 episodes x 30 min b-w
1961-66 (seasons 7-11) 176 episodes x 60 min b-w
1966-75 (seasons 12-20) 226 episodes x 60 min color
Returned in 1987 for occasional series of two-hour TV movies over five years
starring
James Arness as Marshal Matt Dillon
also featuring:
Milburn Stone ...Doc (Dr. Galen Adams) (1955-75)
Amanda Blake .... Kitty Russell (1955-74)
Dennis Weaver ...... Deputy Chester B. Goode / (Proudfoot - see #4.18) (1955-64)
Burt Reynolds ..... Quint Asper(1962-65)
Ken Curtis ..... Deputy Festus Haggen (1964-75)  (see #8.13 "Us Haggens" & #9.18 "Once a Haggen")

Glenn Strange ..... Sam, the bartender (1961-74)
Bert Ramsey ...... Sam, the bartender (1955-59)
Roger Ewing .....Clayton Thaddeus (Thad) Greenwood (1965-67)
Buck Taylor .... Newly O'Brien (1967-75)
Dabbs Greer....... Wilbur Jonas (NOT Jones)(1955-63*)(*NOT 60)
James Nusser... Louie Pheeters (1955-75)
Charles Seel... Barney (1955-75)
Howard Culver ....Howie (1955-75)
Tom Brown ... Ed O'Connor (1955-75)
John Harper .... Percy Crump (1955-75)
Hank Patterson .... Hank(1957-75)
Sarah Selby .... Ma Smalley (1962-75)
Ted Jordan .... Nathan Burke (1964-75)
Roy Roberts .... Mr. Bodkin (1963-75)
Woody Chamblis .... Mr. Lathrop (1966-75)
Charles Wagenheim .... Halligan (1967-75)
Fran Ryan .... Miss Hannah (1974-75)
*
Wilfred/Wilfrid Knapp.... as. Mr. Botkin/Bodkin (1955-56)
*
George Selk ...Moss Grimmick (1956-65)
Clem Fuller .... Clem(1959-61)
Herb Vigran .... Judge Brooker(1970-75)

Premise:
Marshall Matt Dillon keeps law and order in Dodge City.

Background:
Phenomenally successful family western. The longest running western series - it lasted 20 years.
In the UK the 30 min episodes aired as 'Gun Law'


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03.03 [081] Gunsmoke: BLOOD MONEY (I) - 28Sep57
13.19 [457] Gunsmoke: BLOOD MONEY (II) - 22Jan68

03.06 [084] Gunsmoke: JESSE (I) (b-w)(30 min) (1957.10.19)
18.22 [585] Gunsmoke: JESSE (II) (60 min color)( 1973.02.19)

07.07 [240] Gunsmoke: THE SQUAW ( I) (b-w)(60 min)(1961.11.11)
20.14 [625] Gunsmoke:
THE SQUAW (II)(60 min color)( 1975.01.06)

8.24 [291] Gunsmoke: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF (b-w)(60 min) (1963.02.23)
17.22 [561] Gunsmoke: BLIND MAN'S BUFF aka Phoebe   (60 min color)( 1972.02.21)

8.05 [272] Gunsmoke: JENNY (I) - 13Oct62
16.15 [530] Gunsmoke: JENNY (II) - 28Dec70

11.12 [389] Gunsmoke: THE HOSTAGE - 12Dec65
18.13 [576] Gunsmoke: THE GANG aka THE HOSTAGE - 11Dec72
 
3.18 [096] Gunsmoke: BUFFALO MAN (I) - 11Jan58
13.21 [459] Gunsmoke: THE GUNRUNNERS -aka-. BUFFALO MAN (II) - 5Feb68

2.29 [068] Gunsmoke: WRONG MAN (I) (b-w)(30 min) (1957.04.13)
12.07 [416] Gunsmoke: THE WRONG MAN (II)   (60 min color)( 1966.10.29)

6.09 [204] Gunsmoke: THE BADGE (I) (b-w)(30 min) (1960.11.12)
15.19 [508] Gunsmoke: THE BADGE (II) (60 min color)( 1970.02.02)

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