Based off of a radio show aired on the CBS radio network, Gunsmoke followed the life and adventures of Marshal Matt Dillion (James Arness) and his deputy Chester Goode (Dennis Weaver) in Dodge City during the 1870s, as they strived for justice, truth, and sincerity in their small town.

After airing for 20 years, Gunsmoke became the longest running drama in television history, with two stars, James Arness and Milburn Stone, starring in all 20 seasons, and one star, Amanda Blake, starring for 19 seasons.

Broadcast History:
September 1955 - September 1961: Saturday 10:00-10:30pm
September 1961 - September 1967: Saturday 10:00-11:00pm
September 1967 - September 1971: Monday 7:30-8:30pm
September 1971 - September 1975: Monday 8:00-9:00pm

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Episode Info

Final: 20x24 -- The Sharecroppers (Mar/31/1975)

Ann Marie Pugh needs to have a crop planted before her landlord evicts them from the property, but has her hands full trying to get her lazy family to work.
James ArnessJames Arness
As Matt Dillon
Milburn StoneMilburn Stone
As Dr. Galen "Doc" Adams
Dennis WeaverDennis Weaver
As Deputy Chester Goode (S01-S09)
Amanda BlakeAmanda Blake
As Kitty Russell (S01-S19)
Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
As Quint Asper (S08-S10)
Ken CurtisKen Curtis
As Festus Haggen (S10-S20)
Roger EwingRoger Ewing
As Thad Greenwood (S11-S12)
Buck TaylorBuck Taylor
As Newly O'Brien (S13-S20)


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Recurring Guests

Glenn Strange as Sam Noonan (196 eps)
Ted Jordan as Nathan Burke (102 eps)
James Nusser as Wilkins (71 eps)
Howard Culver as Howie Uzzell (43 eps)
George Selk as Moss Grimmick (38 eps)
Dabbs Greer as Jonas (34 eps)
Woody Chambliss as Shiloh (34 eps)
Hank Patterson as Crowbait Bob (30 eps)
Charles Wagenheim as Joshua Halligan (27 eps)
Robert Brubaker as Floyd the Bartender (25 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Western
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 10, 1955
Ended: March 31, 1975
• Gun Law (Used In United Kingdom)
• Marshal Dillon (Rerun Title), (Used In USA)
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