Gunsmoke: Matt Gets It (1955)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Introduced by John Wayne, this debut episode of the Gunsmoke TV series finds Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) of Dodge City squaring off against Dan Grat (Paul Richards), a wanted outlaw from Amarillo. Grat has a reputation of killing his victims without saying a word, and Matt is determined to stop the criminal in his tracks before his kills again. But when the smoke clears, Grat remains standing--and it is Matt who is writhing on the ground. This cliché-smashing classic is based on the Gunsmoke radio episode of October 2, 1954.

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deputy, law-enforcement, marshal, Wild-West