The show is in black and white, and, at a halfhour, lean and gritty. They also get word out to a land baron whose wife the outlaw. Watch gunsmoke online stream full episodes directv. He deals on a daily basis with the problems associated. It is also interesting to see the regulars on this incredible show as they gradually get accustomed to the. Watch all 38 gunsmoke episodes from season 8,view pictures, get episode information and more. Its also one that is still respected for its high values, in all aspects. This halfseason, as well as all previous episodes, provide a breath of fresh air in. The program was so prolific, upwards of 40 episodes per season in its early days, its been impossible to watch everything in broadcast order.
Gunsmoke season 1 marshal matt dillon is in charge of dodge city, a town in the wild west where people often have no respect for the law. Now a crusading newspaper reporter is trying to goad the dead mans two young sons into a showdown with matt dillon, who would have been legally enjoined from getting the bounty money because of his lawman status and thus is the main suspect in the shooting. Evidently in hopes of luring viewers away from nbcs highrated the george gobel show, the producers of gunsmoke stuffed the series first season with no fewer than 39 firstrun episodes,which were spread out over a ninemonth period with but a handful of reruns. The stories take place in and around dodge city, kansas, during the settlement of the american west. He always tries to show people different ways to solve things before getting angry. Gunsmoke 1955 1975 vol i the grandaddy of the tv westerns. Temperatures are high, tempers are short, and matt is unenviably dutybound to protect despicable gunman cope borden from being lynched by a group of. The first episode aired in the united states on september 10, 1955, and the final episode aired on march 31, 1975. Gunsmoke is an american radio and television western drama series created by director norman macdonnell and writer john meston.
It is also interesting to see the regulars on this incredible show as they gradually get accustomed to the roles they will be playing for many years to come. Gunsmoke 19551975 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20. Set in the rough and rowdy frontier town of dodge city, kansas, the characters of peacekeeper marshal matt dillon james arness, his deputy chester dennis weaver, the town physician doc adams milburn stone and saloonkeeper miss kitty amanda blake have become tele. In the fall of 1961, gunsmoke stretched out into an hourlong drama. For season twelve, the western leaped into the world of color.
Watch all 39 gunsmoke episodes from season 1,view pictures, get episode information and more. Watch gunsmoke episodes online season 19 1974 tv guide. Matt dillon finds a young injured man named cale, who was thrown from his horse. For those who grew up with gunsmoke s fullhour color episodes, this first season will be something of a revelation. With 635 episodes gunsmoke seemed hard to beat, but it has now been surpassed by the simpsons. Marshal dillon goes into action against this outlaw who shoots before he. Provided to youtube by cdbaby 1949 gunsmoke pilot episode 1 gunsmoke gunsmoke vintage western radio episodes vol 2. Watch gunsmoke episodes online season 18 1973 tv guide.
A lot of this season is not shown by encore westerns and i have never seen them before. Blake subsequently quit the popular television show, which was then in its 19th season. Gunsmoke, the longest running western in tv history or tv drama for that matter at 20 years and 635 episodes, is complex and textured, dealing with mature themes and unforgettable characters that. Matt is critically wounded while attempting to arrest superfast gunman dan grat. When matt is believed killed, festus and doc have a plan to lure gore into a trap, even though his usual plan is to leave by dawn. Watch gunsmoke episodes online season 20 1975 tv guide. Dan grat, a gunman hunted by texas authorities, seeks refuge in dodge city. The only surviving regular cast member of gunsmoke is buck taylor, now age 81, who played newly obrien. A basque sheepherder flouts custom by refusing to fight his father to prove his manhood. Dec 21, 2018 the first 12 seasons aired saturdays at 10 pm, seasons through 16 aired mondays at 7.
A onetime outlaw tries to go straight with matt dillons help but a beautiful woman leads him to a disastrous end. Gunsmoke is an american western television series developed by charles marquis warren and based on the radio program of the same name. Mar 20, 2017 considering gunsmoke was on the air for two decades, the history of the western is in many ways the early history of television. Matt decides to go for help across dangerous territory. In preparing them i watched at episodes and the extras from both sets. During the series, a total of 480 original episodes were broadcast, including. But matts out of town, and the bounty hunters companions get to the outlaw first. A tv series doesnt get a more auspicious launch than did gunsmoke, the first episode of which, broadcast on sept. Gunsmoke is one of those longrunning classic oldtime radio shows that everyone knows and remembers. The first episode of the series originally aired in the united states on april 26, 1952, and the final firstrun episode aired on june 11, 1961. Many wondered if the label would complete the series before the dvd format. Watch gunsmoke episodes, get episode information, recaps and more.
Amanda blakes last episode on gunsmoke was the disciple, which originally aired on april 1, 1974. The eleventh season of gunsmoke was first broadcast on cbs in 1965, it had 32 episodes. Tvguide has every full episode so you can stayuptodate and watch your favorite show gunsmoke anytime, anywhere. No sooner had this first episode gotten under way that gunsmoke staked out. Gunsmoke is one of the longestrunning shows in television history, releasing 635 episodes over a twenty year span 19551975. The central character is lawman marshal matt dillon, played by william conrad on radio and james arness on television. Marshal dillon goes into action against this outlaw who shoots before he talks. Evidently in hopes of luring viewers away from nbcs highrated the george gobel show, the producers of gunsmoke stuffed the series first season with no fewer than 39 first run episodes,which were spread out over a ninemonth period with but a handful of reruns. Grat runs rampant in dodge while matt recovers, but is unpleasantly surprised when the recovered marshal challenges him again. James whitmore plays a whiteslave trader in the first of a twopart drama.
Gunsmoke morgan woodwards 19 episodes a word on westerns tribute. Jul 02, 2015 provided to youtube by cdbaby 1949 gunsmoke pilot episode 1 gunsmoke gunsmoke vintage western radio episodes vol 2. The radio series first aired on cbs on april 26, 1952 with the episode billy the kid, written by walter newman, and. Watch all 24 gunsmoke episodes from season 19,view pictures, get episode information and more.
The large bounty on the mans head was never collected. A few years ago, just after i had completed a full watch of the series, i made a post listing my favorite episodes. For its first six seasons, from 1955 to 1961, the show ran as a half hour in black and white. I prefer all of the early series of gunsmokealmost have the total collection. Matt gets it from season 1 at join sign up keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Yes, cbs paramount did somehow, some way manage to pack all 39 halfhour episodes of gunsmoke the first season into.
For those who grew up with gunsmokes fullhour color episodes, this first season will be something of a revelation. James arness, amanda blake, milburn stone, dennis weaver. Gunsmoke is an american television western drama series created by director norman macdonnell and writer john meston. Seven hours to dawn mace gores gang has taken over dodge. A notorious outlaw was shot in the back, fatally, before matt could arrest him. Despite the steady decline of the dvd format, cbsparamount deserves a lot of credit for seeing the 20season run of gunsmoke 19551975 through all the way to the finish line. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on youtube. The show is about a marshal who doesnt allow guns in dodge city. The show once held the primetime record for the mostever episodes. I applaud this release of the entire first season of gunsmoke on dvd, and hope the remainder of the best tv western ever made will also be released. Additionally, in its first six seasons, as the show ran concurrently with its radio version, gunsmoke aired halfhour episodes.
A snake oil salesman and his three sons hatch a scheme to swindle the citizens of dodge. Blakes character was miss kathleen kitty russell, the proprietor of a saloon in dodge city, the setting for gunsmoke. Not that dodge city is deadwood, by any means, but its reputation as the gomorrah of the plains, as dillon notes in the first episode, is well earned. The radio series first aired on cbs on april 26, 1952 with the episode billy the kid, written by walter newman. Nearing home plate, cbsparamounts eighteenth and nineteenth of 20 season sets of gunsmoke 19551975 nearly finishes off the classic series. Gunsmoke first aired on the cbs network on april 26, 1952, billed as the first adult western. Considering gunsmoke was on the air for two decades, the history of the western is in many ways the early history of television. Gunsmoke is an american western radio series, which was developed for radio by john meston and norman macdonnell. When first run, primetime episodes of gunsmoke expanded to an hour in fall 1961, cbstv reran the halfhour episodes as marshal dillon on the network on tuesday nights from 1961 through 1964. This is gunsmoke season 1 full episode 33 prairie happy robert ellenstein by peter ellenstein on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the. The series ran for 20 seasons, making it the longestrunning western in television history. This guide is for the complete season, volume 1 has the first 15 episodes, volume 2 has the last 11 episodes. They arent so much interested in the outlaw as they are in killing matt, so they take over the long branch and hold everyone hostage.
With james arness, dennis weaver, milburn stone, amanda blake. The first season full frame was a great investment for me. The series ran for nine seasons and was broadcast by cbs. Marshal dillon is forced to send to prison a man he believes innocent of the crime for which he will be hanged. Season 15 of gunsmoke, originally telecast in 1969 70 has 26 episodes.343 1067 1132 778 1372 4 275 1299 1464 1535 577 148 545 1332 597 1417 707 220 1150 1154 871 1073 305 346 1417 759 62 732 598 109 1130 1073 1285 724 1184 1130 569 68 70 506 751 337 543 475 1345 1047 1488