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Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - The Peace Officer (Aired August 18, 1957)
It was created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston Gunsmoke - 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 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. THIS EPISODE: August 18, 1957. Program #237. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Peace Officer". Dillon ousts Clegg Rawlings, the dishonest sheriff of Tascosa, who swears to kill him. Surprise ending. A quality upgrade, more complete version, but this is an AFRTS rebroadcast. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on October 15, 1960. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Norman Macdonnell (writer), George Walsh (announcer). 26:24. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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