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

OTRWestern0334: Gunsmoke – Meshougah (Original Air Date: 02-21-1953)

Meshougah Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Date: February 21, 1953 Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW or (707) 986-8739 Stars: William Conrad (Matt Dillion) Parly Baer (Chester) Lawrence Dobkin Vic Perrin...

OTRWestern0324: Gunsmoke – The Round-Up (Original Air Date: 02-14-1953)

The Round-Up Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Date: February 14, 1953 Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW or (707) 986-8739 Stars: William Conrad (Matt Dillion) Parly Baer (Chester) Howard McNear (Doc)...

OTRWestern0313: Gunsmoke – Cain (reused script) (Original Air Date: 02-07-1953)

Cain (reused script) Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Date: February 07, 1953 Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW or (707) 986-8739 Stars: William Conrad (Matt Dillion) Parly Baer (Chester) Howard McNear...

OTRWestern0303: Gunsmoke – Cavalcade (Original Air Date: 01-31-1953)

Cavalcade Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Date: January 31, 1953 Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW or (707) 986-8739 Stars: William Conrad (Matt Dillion) Parly Baer (Chester) Howard McNear (Doc) Georgia...

OTRWestern0292: Gunsmoke – The Old Lady (Original Air Date: 01-24-1953)

The Old Lady Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Date: January 24, 1953 Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW or (707) 986-8739 Stars: William Conrad (Matt Dillion) Parly Baer (Chester) Jeanette Nolan...

OTRWestern0283: Gunsmoke – Paid Killer (Original Air Date: 01-17-1953)

Paid Killer Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Date: January 17, 1953 Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW or (707) 986-8739 Stars: William Conrad (Matt Dillion) Parly Baer (Chester) Howard McNear (Doc)...

OTRWestern0273: Gunsmoke – Word of Honor (Original Air Date: 01-10-1953)

Word of Honor Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Date: January 10, 1953 Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW or (707) 986-8739 Stars: William Conrad (Matt Dillion) Parly Baer (Chester) Howard McNear...

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