Gunsmoke - Season 2, Vol. 2

Gunsmoke - Season 2, Vol. 2

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen, James Arness, Ted Post, Victor McLaglen

Cast: Andrew V. McLaglen, James Arness, Ted Post, Victor McLaglen

     
 
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:
05/27/2008
UPC:
0097368535442
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
8:00:00
Sales rank:
19,441

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Sponsor Spots

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Arness Actor
Amanda Blake Actress
Andrew Duggan Fos Capper
Denver Pyle Hank Shinn
Don Keefer Sam Rickers
Earl Hodgins Uncle Oliver Stang
Florenz Ames John Peavy
Gloria McGhee Laura Simmons
Harold J. Stone Joe Delk
Harry Bartell Cain Vestal
Herbert Rudley Emmett Egan
Jack Kelly Cam Durbin
John Dehner Wayne Russell,Actor
John Hoyt Rex Proctor
Karen Sharpe Rene Decker
Peggie Castle Nita Tucker
Rebecca Welles Nan Mellors
Russell Johnson Joe Stanger
Sebastian Cabot Professor Jacoby
Susan Morrow Ann Cabot,Melanie
Vic Perrin Wilbur Hawkins,Actor
Catherine McLeod Letty
Clancy Cooper Bozeman
Frank de Kova Mulligan Rives
Hal Baylor Mike
Harvey Grant Billy
John Alderson Ab Laster
John Doucette Al James
Joseph Sargent Jack Shomer
Judson Pratt Bill Pence
Ken Lynch Will Stroud
Mark Roberts Joel Adams
Michael Pate Philip Locke
Murray Hamilton Jake Buley
Ned Glass Grubby,Husk,Mr. Pibbs
Paul Wexler Viney Stang
Peggy Webber Flora Stancil
Robert Burton Sheriff Tom Smith
Than Wyenn Lonnie Pyke
Thomas Palmer Jack Salter
Alex Sharp Jeff Willoughby
Charles Horvath Left Hand
Cyril Delevanti Messenger
Gerald Milton Ed Doolin
Gloria Marshall Linda Hawkins
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams Groat
Joan Tetzel Tilda Durbin
Paul Dubov Pritchard
Phillip Pine Vint Brent
Robert Griffin Catlin
Robert Karnes Roberts
Robert Simon Ben Stancil
Sheila Noonan Mrs. Baxter
Strother Martin Ed Davey
Tim Graham Jonas
Walter Reed Joe Garrett
Allen Emerson Joe
Anne O'Neal Sabina Peavy
Bert Rumsey Sam the Bartender
Dean Fredericks Gart
Gage Clarke Jim Dobie
George Selk Moss Grimmick
Harry Woods Snyder
Jack Mann Jack Davis
John Mitchum Joe
Lawrence Dobkin Actor,Jack Brand
Stafford Repp Charlie Brewer
Barbara Dodd Waitress
David Saber Tom
Dorothy Schuyler Kate
Fred Graham Cowboy
Jane Ray Vickie
Ken Mayer Hank
Steve Terrell Billy Baxter
Tom Greenway Ned Pickard

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

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gunsmoke
1. Bloody Hands [:22]
1. Skid Row [5:48]
1. Sweet and Sour [11:51]
1. Cain [7:18]
1. Bureaucrat [:53]
1. Last Fling [:00]
Disc #2 -- Gunsmoke
1. Chester's Murder [:22]
1. The Photographer [8:02]
1. Wrong Man [6:08]
1. Big Girl Lost [10:53]
1. What the Whiskey Drummer Heard [:53]
1. Cheap Labor [:00]
Disc #3 -- Gunsmoke
1. Who Lives By the Sword [:22]
1. Uncle Oliver [6:41]
1. Daddy-O [10:16]
1. The Man Who Would Be Marshall [8:07]
1. Liar from Blackhawk [:53]
1. Jealousy [:00]

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