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

OTRW0722: Gunsmoke – Big Girl Lost (12-19-53)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Big Girl Lost Original Air Date: December 19, 1953 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0712: Gunsmoke – The Cast (12-12-53)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]The Cast Original Air Date: December 12, 1953 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0702: Gunsmoke – The Lamb (12-05-53)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]The Lamb Original Air Date: December 05, 1953 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0692: Gunsmoke – Kick Me (11-28-53)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Kick Me Original Air Date: November 28, 1953 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0682: Gunsmoke – Custer (11-21-53)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Custer Original Air Date: November 21, 1953 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0672: Gunsmoke – Professor Lute Bone (11-14-53)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Professor Lute Bone Original Air Date: November 14, 1953 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0670: SPECIAL – James Arness TV’s Marshal Dillon Dies at 88

[singlepic id=28 w=100 h=100 float=left]James Arness Dies at 88 Host: Andrew Rhynes Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Today is a sad day.

OTRW0662: Gunsmoke – Stolen Horses (11-07-53)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]Stolen Horses Original Air Date: November 07, 1953 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

OTRW0652: Gunsmoke – How to Kill a Woman (10-31-53)

[singlepic id=21 w=100 h=100 float=left]How to Kill a Woman Original Air Date: October 31, 1953 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

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