ALL 20 Seasons in one Massive DVD Collection. On sale this week only!
The television series ran from September 10, 1955 to September 1, 1975 on CBS for 635 episodes. To this day, it is the longest run of any scripted series with continuing characters in American primetime television.
Conrad was the first choice to play Marshal Dillon on TV, having established the role, but his increasing obesity led to more photogenic actors being considered. Losing the role embittered Conrad for years, though he later starred in another CBS television series, Cannon (1971-1975). Denver Pyle was also considered for the role, as was Raymond Burr who was ultimately seen as too heavy-set for the part. Rumors that the role was offered to John Wayne have been largely debunked.
In the end, the primary roles were all recast, with James Arness taking on the lead role of Marshal Matt Dillon upon the recommendation of John Wayne, who also introduced the first episode of the series, Dennis Weaver playing Chester Goode, Milburn Stone being cast as Dr. Galen "Doc" Adams and Amanda Blake taking on the role of Miss Kitty Russell, owner of the Long Branch Saloon. MacDonnell became the associate producer of the TV show and later the producer. Meston was named head writer. Arness, in his role on Gunsmoke, achieved what no other actor has ever achieved: He played the same character on the same scripted series for 20 years, the longest uninterrupted period any actor has played the same role in the same show.
What an amazing collection!
All 635 Uncut Episodes Complete Seasons 1-20 on 99 DVDS
- Excellent video and audio quality
- 100% in chronological order
- Commercial free and unedited
- 5 box sets containing all 99 DVDs with Custom Artwork.
- These DVDs are region free so they will play on any DVD player Worldwide and DVD-Rom, X-Box or PS2 worldwide.
- PRESENTED IN ENGLISH
- THIS ITEM HAS NOT BEEN RATED
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