Mon 8 Nov, 2004 05:02 pm
in the opening scene of Gunsmoke Matt Dillion faces off against a man. who is the man that he faces off against? My father seems to think that it looks strangly like Doc. Anyone know who that is?
I went a'hunting and found a Gunsmoke trivia site operated by someone named Tamara. In her section on Tamara's Tidbits (please, I didn't make this up!) she lists clips from the season's openers and tells who the actors in the whole series were!
She's got some serious info. I just noticed that Amazon has the DVDs of season one and two of Gunsmoke. amazing.
I posted this on another thread recently.
thanks ms. lane.
and cj my dad got a kick out of the slide show
To see the full cast of Gunsmoke and read about it click here.
Gunsmoke runs nightly here with a Parental Warning of violence at the beginning of each episode. That struck both me and my husband as kind of funny and we laugh about it often. My father loved that show. Marshall Dillon was a take no **** kind of guy and Daddy liked that.
When Gunsmoke moved to television I was very disappointed to see who took William Conrad's place. He did not fit my vision of the crusty lawman I had enjoyed on the radio. The fact they used many of the same scripts from before made it palatable. But soon Chester was gone and James Arness took control of the show. As soon as that occured, Mat Dillon became a changed man. The original character, hard bitten, a bit tired but resigned, made mistakes. The new Mat Dillon made no mistakes. The main characters became a stable of characters revolving around stories that could have easily eliminated Gunsmoke from the equation. Give me the original radio show and the first two seasons of Gunsmoke over the rest anytime.