Gunsmoke: 50th Anniversary, Volume 1 (Collector's Edition)
Gunsmoke: 50th Anniversary, Volume 1 (Collector's Edition).
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Box Set Contains 3 Separate Discs of "Gunsmoke: 50th Anniversary, Volume 1" No television program ever captured the courage, character and spirit of the American people like "Gunsmoke!" Now, return to Dodge City with this collectible 50th Anniversary Edition of the longest-running prime-time series in the history of television. Volume One includes 17 unforgettable episodes from the first 9 seasons of this award-winning TV classic. During its 20-year run, "Gunsmoke" focused on the adventures of Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) as he valiantly attempts to tame the great American frontier. Co-starring Amanda Blake as Kitty, Milburn Stone as Doc, Dennis Weaver as Chester, Burt Reynolds as Quint and Ken Curtis as Festus, "Gunsmoke" also features memorable guest star appearances by many of Hollywood's finest. Disc 1 - Season One: "Matt Gets It" - In the series premiere (special introduction by John Wayne), justice proves costly for U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon when he tries to stop a notorious gunslinger's homicidal rampage; "Hack Prine" - A hit man targeting Matt turns out to be an old friend who once saved the marshal's life; "The Killer" - Charles Bronson plays an unscrupulous vagrant with a reputation for provoking bloodshed; "The Preacher" - A helpless newcomer to Dodge City suffers at the hands of a bully until Matt challenges the brute to a boxing match. (Chuck Connors guest stars) "The Guitar" - Bad blood between two ex-Confederates and a former Union soldier just might lead to a lynching. (Aaron Spelling guest stars) Season Two: "Legal Revenge" - Doc happens upon a husband and wife who have been struggling to stay awake for days- just long enough to kill the other. (Cloris Leachman guest stars) "Sins Of The Father" - Racism rears its ugly head when a Dodge City mob threatens the Native American wife of a white settler. (Angie Dickinson guest stars) Disc 2 - Season Three: "Romeo" - A powerful landowner threatens to wipe out Dodge City when his daughter fall is love with the son of his archenemy. (Barbara Eden guest stars) "Doc's Reward" - When Doc kills the man who shot his horse, the dead man's brother demands justice. (Jack Lord guest stars) Season Four: "Lost Rifle" - A gunfight in a narrow alley of Dodge City comes to a standstill with the startling disclosure of a murderer's identity. (Charles Bronson guest stars) Season Five: "The Bobsy Twins" - Two psychopathic brothers come to Dodge City with the intention of wiping out the entire native American population. (Richard Chamberlain guest stars) Season Six: "The Blacksmith" - The Dodge City blacksmith and his mail-order bride lose everything when an arsonist torches their home on their wedding night. (George Kennedy guest stars) "Little Girl" - When a young girl is orphaned in a fire, Marshal Dillon has no choice but to take care of her until he finds her a new home. Disc 3 - Season Seven: "Chesterland" - Chester learns some hard lessons when he proposes marriage to the new girl in town. Season Eight: "Quint Asper Comes Home" - Burt Reynolds stars as a young man who joins his mother's Comanche tribe to seek vengeance for his father's racially motivated murder. (James Doohan guest stars) "Ash" - Kindly Ben Galt experiences a personality change after he sustains a head injury. (Adam West guest stars) Season Nine: "Prairie Wolfer" - Ken Curtis joins the cast as drifter Festus Haggens, the only honest member of an outlaw family.
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James Arness, Amanda Blake, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Weaver, Ken Curtis, Milburn Stone
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