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Airing on the CBS network on April 26, 1952, Gunsmoke was the first and greatest adult Western, it told the story of the violence that moved west with young America, and the story of a man who moved with it. That man was Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal of Dodge City, Kansas. In Dodge, Dillon was surrounded by hardened, but heartfelt, townsfolk, including his deputy, Chester Wesley Proudfoot; the town physician and mortician, Dr. Charles Adams and, the owner of the Long Branch Saloon, Miss Kitty Russell. Gunsmoke aired for over 9 years and 480 episodes, starred William Conrad, Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis and Howard McNear.

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photographer 05/06/1956

Professor Jacoby comes to Dodge to photograph the violence of the west. Finding little action in Dodge, the Professor stirs up some excitement himself.

26 Jan 2013

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doubtful zone 02/17/1957

Willy Deaver has pulled two robberies but is killed during the third. Willy is a sixteen year old girl running away from an abusive home.

15 Jun 2013

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sunny afternoon 12/04/1955

It has been a cold winter in Dodge, and only the town miser has enough hay for the cattle.

10 Nov 2012

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cheyennes 02/05/1955

The Cheyenne have gotten repeating rifles and are leaving the reservation for the warpath. A new army captain proves an added problem.

11 Feb 2012

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executioner 04/15/1956

Tom Clegg, a fast gunman provokes and kills Abe Curry. Abes brother Morgan plans revenge.

12 Jan 2013

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daddy O 06/10/1956

Shortly after Kitty buys a half interest in the Long Branch Saloon, her father comes to Dodge. Mr. Russell convinces Kitty to sell the saloon, move to New Orleans with him, and invest in his freight business.

9 Feb 2013

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bureaucrat 01/29/1956

Rex Proctor, a government inspector, comes to Dodge to enforce a strict set of rules on the town.

8 Dec 2012

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busted up guns 07/17/1960

The Indian agent on the Sioux reservation has gone off the deep end, is drunk and determined to keep guns away from the Indians.

21 Feb 2015

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man who would be marshal 03/18/1956

Emmett Egan comes to Dodge to become Marshal and is willing to pay 50,000 dollars to matt Dillon for the job.

29 Dec 2012

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chesters hanging 02/12/1955

Candows partner is desperate to break him out of jail and even hires a professional gunman to do the job.

18 Feb 2012

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tumbleweed 08/28/1960

A professional hangman named Henry Maples comes to town with his own portable gallows. Simple minded Boog Wilson becomes his loyal friend.

14 Mar 2015

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born to hang 10/09/1960

born to hang

4 Apr 2015

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tragedian 10/26/1958

Brad Kyler is expected to bust his brother out of jail. The matter is complicated by an alcoholic, cheating, Shakespearean actor.

19 Apr 2014

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big itch 10/02/1960

Chester gets the itch and leads Matt to the answer of the disappearance of George Church.

28 Mar 2015

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docs revenge 01/08/1956

Clem Maddow is found shot in the back shortly after his life was threatened by Doc Adams.

24 Nov 2012

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dutch george 11/20/1955

Dutch George, the biggest horse thief in the West, has returned to Dodge. He seems to be up to his old tricks.

3 Nov 2012

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solomon river 04/17/1960

Lettie Thatchers husband has died, but Lettie insists on staying on their land, far from civilization. Ben Crown takes unfair advantage.

10 Jan 2015

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who lives by the sword 02/26/1956

Marshal Dillon beats up Joe Delk, a professional gunfighter. Delk loses his courage shortly thereafter.

22 Dec 2012

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why not 03/30/1958

Cyrus Taggart comes to Dodge looking for his daughter, determined to bring her back to New York with him.

4 Jan 2014

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newsmaam 10/23/1960

news maam

11 Apr 2015

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