“Around Dodge Cityand in the territory out West, there’s just one way to handle the killers andthe spoilers, and that’s with a US marshal and the smell of … Gunsmoke!”
Radio Westerns werestrictly for kids until 1952, when Gunsmokehit the radio airwaves. The stories were grim, the deaths brutal, and life onthe plains was harsh. Radio audiences had never heard anything like Gunsmoke, and they made it the numberone Western on the radio. It soon made a successful transition to television,becoming the longest-running dramatic series in television history. JoinWilliam Conrad (Marshal Matt Dillon), Parley Baer (Deputy ChesterProudfoot), Georgia Ellis (Kitty Russell), and Howard McNear (Doc Adams) in thecontinuing “story of the violence that moved west with young America and thestory of a man who moved with it,” Matt Dillon, United States marshal.
Episodes include “Tara,” “Fingered,” “Kitty,” “IDon’t Know,” “The Old Lady,” “Cavalcade,” “Indian Scout,” “Doc Quits,” “Thick ’n’Thin,” “Box o’ Rocks,” “Pretty Mama,” and “Brother Whelp.”