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Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - Drop Dead (Aired September 20, 1952)
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts "Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time." The television version ran for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975, and still remains the United States' longest-running prime time, live-action drama with 635 episodes ("Law and Order" ended in 2010 with 476 episodes). THIS EPISODE: September 20, 1952. "Drop Dead". Sustaining. Greedy Mr. Howard won't let Jack Jackson water his herd during a Kansas drought. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Harry Bartell, Lou Krugman, Barney Phillips, Georgia Ellis, Joseph Du Val, Les Crutchfield (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer). 29:26. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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