Free Shipping for Prime Members
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 business-day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $4.98. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Gunsmoke: Season 1 has been added to your Cart

Ship to:
To see addresses, please
or
Please enter a valid US zip code.
or
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by -importcds
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet. Jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Shipping time 5-21 business days.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.86
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Gunsmoke: Season 1

DVD | Box Set

4.8 out of 5 stars 313 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Jul 17, 2007)
6
$14.93
$13.36 $10.18
DVD
$41.57

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$14.93 Free Shipping for Prime Members
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 business-day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $4.98. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime
In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently bought together

  • Gunsmoke: Season 1
  • +
  • Gunsmoke: Season 2, Vol. 1
  • +
  • Gunsmoke: Season 2, Vol. 2
Total price: $38.90
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Marshall Matt Dillon is responsible for keeping the law and respectability in Dodge City in this western action-drama. Gunsmoke captured the courage, character and spirit of the Western Frontier.

Amazon.com

A TV series doesn't get a more auspicious launch than did Gunsmoke, the first episode of which, broadcast on Sept. 10, 1955, was introduced by none other than John Wayne ("Some of you may have seen me before"). In this historic prologue (included in this first-season round-up), Wayne hypes Gunsmoke as "honest, adult, and realistic." Of James Arness, starring as United States Marshal Matt Dillon, Wayne predicts, "He'll be a big star, so you might as well get used to him." Viewers did more than get used to him. "Mr. Dillon," as his sidekick Chester (Dennis Weaver) calls him, became a television icon who literally stood tall as a steadfast, incorruptible symbol of justice through two of America's most tumultuous decades. The Bravo network ranked him among TV's 50 greatest characters. Gunsmoke was television's longest running Western, and Arness's 20-year stint as Dillon would be matched only by Kelsey Grammer's Frasier Crane (and, by the way, Milburn Stone, who costarred with Arness as crusty, "vinegar face" Doc Adams).

For those who grew up with Gunsmoke's full-hour color episodes, this first season will be something of a revelation. The show is in black and white, and, at a half-hour, lean and gritty. Not that Dodge City is Deadwood, by any means, but its reputation as "the Gomorrah of the plains," as Dillon notes in the first episode, is well earned. Most episodes begin with Dillon setting the stage, Dragnet-style, like a frontier Joe Friday. "A man will choose his gun quicker to make a point than he'll draw on his logic," he ruminates at one point. "That's where I come in." Gunsmoke has its share of shootouts and traditional Western action, but the best episodes are gripping psychological dramas. In "Reward for Matt," the embittered widow of a racist Dillon was forced to gun down puts a price on his head. In "The Killer," Dillon exposes a gunslinger (guest star Charles Bronson) for the coward he is. Even an otherwise light-hearted holiday episode, "Magnus," in which Chester's backwards, backwoods brother comes to visit, is darkened by a twisted man gunning for "wicked" dance hall woman Miss Kitty (Amanda Blake), queen of the Longbranch saloon (and a close friend of the marshal—just how close is only hinted at). John Wayne was right: More than 50 years later, Gunsmoke remains "the best thing of its kind to come along." --Donald Liebenson

Beyond Gunsmoke


More TV Westerns

50th Anniversary Collection

Director’s Collection

Stills from Gunsmoke: The First Season (click for larger image)








Special features

  • All 39 episodes from the 1955-1956 season on 6 discs

Product details

  • Actors: James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, Dennis Weaver
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Black & White, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: July 17, 2007
  • Run Time: 1051 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 313 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000PHX5KU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,897 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Learn more about "Gunsmoke: Season 1" on IMDb

Customer reviews

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

April 27, 2007
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 257 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
August 7, 2016
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
March 26, 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
November 26, 2016
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
October 15, 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
August 30, 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
March 29, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
October 18, 2010
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Gunsmoke: Season 1
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Gunsmoke: Season 1


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: james arness, multiple movies on one dvd, gunsmoke western, tv western series