Presented here are thirty Western stories of unparalleled realism and uncompromising emotional complexity. Marshal Matt Dillon (William Conrad) doesn't revel in violence, but he uses it because he lives in a violent place at a violent time, where only the violent can survive.
Standing by the Marshal are his shambling deputy Chester (Parley Baer), his acerbic confidant Doc (Howard McNear), and the pretty saloon girl Kitty (Georgia Ellis). Townspeople, ranchers, gunfighters, and lost souls are drawn to Dodge City for encounters with Dillon. Some walk away. Some don't.
Includes a Program Guide by radio historian Elizabeth McLeod.
Episodes Include: Bloody Hands 07-14-57; Kitty Caught 07-21-57; Cow Doctor 07-28-57; Jayhawkers 08-11-57; The Peace Officer 08-18-57; Grass 08-25-57; Custer 09-22-57; Professor Lute Bone 10-20-57; Bull 11-03-57; The Guitar 03-02-58; Why Not? 03-30-58; Yorky 04-06-58; How To Die For Nothing 05-10-58; Quarter Horse 06-01-58; The Cast 07-27-58; Miguel's Daughter 08-03-58; False Witness 09-14-58; Big Girl Lost 09-21-58; Kitty's Rebellion 09-28-58; Tag, You're It 10-05-58; Doc's Showdown 10-12-58; Kick Me 10-19-58; The Tragedian 10-26-58; Old Man's Gold 11-02-58; Target: Chester 11-09-58; The Correspondent 11-23-58; Burning Wagon 11-30-58; The Grass Asp 12-07-58; Where'd They Go? 12-21-58; The Choice 12-28-58
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This is a wonderful series. Well performed and ahead of its time. Thoughtful and respectful and just a joy. I put a story about Gunsmoke in my book "Leaving Cancer for the Circus" which you can access by audio or print by going to my website dannyclinkscale.com. That being said, this is a wonderful series, and the set is well presented and definitely worth having. William Conrad is a treasure.