Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke was a long-running old-time radio and television Western drama program set in Dodge City, Kansas during the settlement of the American West. The radio show first aired on April 26, 1952, and ran until June 18, 1961, on the CBS radio network. The series starred William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Howard McNear as Doc Charles Adams, Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell, and Parley Baer as Deputy Chester Proudfoot. Doc's first name and Chester's last name were changed for the television program.

Gunsmoke was notable for its critically acclaimed cast and writing and is commonly regarded as one of the finest old time radio shows. Some listeners have argued that the radio version of Gunsmoke was far more realistic than the television program. Episodes were aimed at adults and featured some of the most explicit content of the day: there were violent crimes and scalping's, massacres, and opium addicts. Miss Kitty's occupation as a prostitute was made far more obvious on the radio version than on television. Many episodes ended on a down-note, and villains often got away with their crimes.


All Episodes

OTRW1510: Gunsmoke – Jealousy (06-04-55)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Jealousy Original Air Date: June 04, 1955 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW1500: Gunsmoke – Cow Doctor (05-28-55)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Cow Doctor Original Air Date: May 28, 1955 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW1470: Gunsmoke – The Liar from Blackhawk (05-21-55)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]The Liar from Blackhawk Original Air Date: May 21, 1955 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW1460: Gunsmoke – Robber Bridegroom (05-14-55)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Robber Bridegroom Original Air Date: May 14, 1955 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW1450: Gunsmoke – Potato Road (05-07-55)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Potato Road Original Air Date: May 07, 1955 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW1440: Gunsmoke – Reward for Matt (04-30-55)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Reward for Matt Original Air Date: April 30, 1955 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW1430: Gunsmoke – Born to Hang {Joseph Kearns} (04-23-55)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Born to Hang (Joseph Kearns) Original Air Date: April 23, 1955 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW1421: Gunsmoke – The Gypsum Hills Feud (04-16-55)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]The Gypsum Hills Feud Original Air Date: April 16, 1955 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW1410: Gunsmoke – Skid Row (04-09-55)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Skid Row Original Air Date: April 09, 1955 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

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