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Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - Chicken Smith (Aired March 31, 1957)
The radio show first aired on April 26, 1952 and ran until June 18, 1961 on the CBS radio network. The series starred William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Howard McNear as Doc Charles Adams, Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell, and Parley Baer as Deputy Chester Proudfoot. Doc's first name and Chester's last name were changed for the television program. Gunsmoke was notable for its critically acclaimed cast and writing, and is commonly regarded as THE true adult western and one of the finest old time radio shows. Some listeners (such as old time radio expert John Dunning) have argued that the radio version of Gunsmoke was far more realistic than the television program. Episodes were aimed at adults. THIS EPISODE: March 31, 1957. CBS network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Chicken Smith". The wife of Chicken Smith is seen with the new owner of the Lady Gay Saloon. What will the chicken farmer do about it? The public service announcements have been deleted. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Les Crutchfield (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Christine, John Dehner, Georgia Ellis, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), George Walsh (announcer). 22:51. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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