Gunsmoke - Season 2, Vol. 1 by Andrew V. McLaglen, Christian Nyby, Ted Post |Andrew V. McLaglen, Christian Nyby, James Arness, Ted Post | 97368528420 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Gunsmoke - Season 2, Vol. 1

Gunsmoke - Season 2, Vol. 1

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen, Christian Nyby, Ted Post

Cast: Andrew V. McLaglen, Christian Nyby, James Arness, Ted Post

     
 
Season Two of Gunsmoke introduces the series' now-legendary opening sequence, as Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) shoots it out on the deserted main street of Dodge City with an anonymous opponent (Matt, of course, outdraws the man. He always does). Over the years, this opener would be periodically refilmed, not only to reflect the expansion of Dodge City but

Overview

Season Two of Gunsmoke introduces the series' now-legendary opening sequence, as Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) shoots it out on the deserted main street of Dodge City with an anonymous opponent (Matt, of course, outdraws the man. He always does). Over the years, this opener would be periodically refilmed, not only to reflect the expansion of Dodge City but also to accommodate the ever-encroaching age lines on Matt Dillon's face. As was the case in Season One, most of the episodes in Gunsmoke's second season are adapted from scripts originally written for the radio version, which ran from 1952 through 1961. Among the best of these is "Custer," in which a villain gets off scot free, only to meet his fate (off-screen) at the Little Big Horn; "The Mistake," wherein the far-from-infallible Matt Dillon arrests the wrong man, and suffers the consequences; "No Indians," a grim, uncompromising tale of a brutal massacre perpetrated by a gang of psychotic outlaws; and "Bloody Hands," in which Matt, worried that he's beginning to enjoy killing people, turns in his badge--much to the (temporary) relief of the ever-fretting Miss Kitty (Amanda Blake). In other words, Gunsmoke was a far cry from the bravura juvenile heroics of The Lone Ranger and The Gene Autry Show! In addition to such Gunsmoke supporting-cast stalwarts as John Dehner, Vic Perrin and Lawrence Dobkin, the second-season episodes include appearances by such noteworthy actors as Angie Dickinson, Cloris Leachman, Tommy Kirk, Andrew Duggan, Simon Oakland, Denver Pyle, Strother Martin, Stuart Whitman, Russell Johnson, Sebastian Cabot and Jack Kelly.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2008
UPC:
0097368528420
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
8:46:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Arness U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon
Amanda Blake Actress
Andrew Duggan Nick Search
Angie Dickinson Rose Daggitt
Brian G. Hutton Joe Trimble
Claude Akins Jed Butler
Cloris Leachman Florie Tibbs
Constance Ford Pearl Bender
Edgar Stehli Ira Puckett
Fintan Meyler Arie O'Dell
Harry Townes Bill Lee
Jack Diamond Peyt Kertchner
John Dierkes Sam Rydell,Ace
Liam Sullivan Tom Clegg
Marian Seldes Mary Cullen
Marianne Stewart Mrs. Timble
Paul Lambert Lou Shippen,Harry Bent
Robert H. Harris Ben Pitcher,Fred Meyers
Roy Engel Hoffer
Stuart Whitman Bart
Touch (Mike) Connors Jim Bostick
Bartlett Robinson Gabriel
Denver Pyle Willie Calhoun
Dorothy Adams Mrs. Pitcher
Frank de Kova Tobeel
Fredd Wayne Sam Kertchner
Gage Clarke Hinkle,Dobie
Gene O'Donnell Haney
Grant Withers Jed Larner
Herbert Rudley Capt. Starr
Jacques Aubuchon Ray Torp
Michael Hinn Morgan Curry,Zel Blatnick
Peter J. Votrian Dennis
Peter Whitney Big Dan Daggitt
Philip Bourneuf Man (George Bassett)
Ray Bennett Hank
Richard Keith Major Banker
Ross Ford Dane Shaw
Simon Oakland Enoch Mills
Theo Marcuse Zack Ritter
Barney Phillips Ed Summers
Clegg Hoyt Jack Rynning
Cyril Delevanti Driver
Dennis Cross Bartender
Herbert Lytton Judge
Joseph Mell Bill Pence
Julie Van Zandt Jennifer Myers
Michael Emmett Webb Thorne
Mickey Simpson Stapp
Paul Fix McCready
Paul Newlan Danch
Robert Keys Abe Curry
Robert Strong Clerk
Rocky Shahan Jim
Stanley Adams Ross,Bartender
Tige Andrews Mike Postil
Tommy Kirk Jerry Pitcher
Tyler McVey Sam Baxton
Alexander Lockwood Col. Homeyman
Bert Rumsey Bartender,Sam the Bartender
Jack Kruschen Jed
Jess Kirkpatrick Frank Teeters,Mr. Teeters
Joe de Santis Gunter
Joel Ashley Jake
John Smith David
Malcolm Atterbury Liveryman,Jed Bates
Paul Wexler Rodin
Richard Deacon Botkin
Sidney Clute Spencer
Vivi Janiss Sara Baxton
Abel Fernandez Little Wolf
Alfred Linder Clerk
Carl Betz Nate Timble
Johnny McGough Jimmie
K.L. Smith Cran
Mason Curry Jake
Peg Hillias Jenny Gabriel

Technical Credits
Andrew V. McLaglen Director
Christian Nyby Director
Ted Post Director
William D. Russell Director

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