- a successful US television western series (1955–75), the longest ever made. It developed strong characters and did not emphasize violence. The stories were set in Dodge City and were about Marshal Matt Dillon, played by James Arness. Other characters included Miss Kitty, Chester and ‘Doc’.
* * *▪ American television seriesAmerican television western that aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System (now CBS Corporation) for 20 seasons (1955–75), becoming the longest-running prime-time television western in history. The series was the top-rated show from 1957 to 1961 and maintained excellent ratings throughout its run.Gunsmoke was set in Dodge City, Kan., in the 1890s and began as a radio program that CBS aired from 1952 to 1961. Like the radio version, the television series centred on the character of Matt Dillon (played by James Arness), a U.S. marshal charged with maintaining law and order in an American frontier town. The supporting characters included Miss Kitty Russell (Amanda Blake), owner of the Long Branch Saloon, which doubled as a bordello; Doc Adams (Milburn Stone), the town's adept physician; and Deputy Marshal Chester Goode (Dennis Weaver), Dillon's loyal sidekick. When Weaver left the show in 1964, his character was replaced by Festus Hagen (Ken Curtis). Much of the series featured Dillon and his allies battling bandits, robbers, or other threats that blew in from the prairie. Most conflicts emanated from an outsider's entering the small, tight-knit community and causing some form of tumult. True to its name, the show did feature shoot-outs. But the program's enduring success resulted largely from the psychological drama and tense situations that were resolved with moral ambiguity rather than with a showdown at high noon.Gunsmoke's success prompted many imitations, but none enjoyed its longevity or rose to its heights. After the series concluded, CBS produced a number of made-for-TV movies based on the show.
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