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

OTRW0900: Gunsmoke – Murder Warrant (04-17-54)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Murder Warrant Original Air Date: April 24 , 1954 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0891: Gunsmoke – What the Whisky Drummer Heard (Edgar Barrier) (04-17-54)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]What the Whisky Drummer Heard (Edgar Barrier) Original Air Date: April 17 , 1954 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0882: Gunsmoke – Greater Love (John Dehner) (04-10-54)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Greater Love (John Dehner) Original Air Date: April 10, 1954 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0872: Gunsmoke -Mr. and Mrs. Amber (Helen Kleeb) (04-03-54)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Mr. and Mrs. Amber (Helen Kleeb) Original Air Date: April 03, 1954 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0862: Gunsmoke – Blood Money (Sam Edwards) (03-27-54)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Blood Money (Sam Edwards) Original Air Date: March 27, 1954 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0852: Gunsmoke – Old Friend (03-20-54)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Old Friend Original Air Date: March 20, 1954 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0842: Gunsmoke – Confederate Money (03-13-54)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Confederate Money Original Air Date: March 13 1954 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0832: Gunsmoke – The Gentleman (03-06-54)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]The Gentleman Original Air Date: March 06, 1954 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0822: Gunsmoke – Bad Boy (02-27-54)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Bad Boy Original Air Date: February 27, 1954 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

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