Gunsmoke: Season 8, Vol. 1
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Matt Dillon (James Arness) is in charge of Dodge City, a town in the Wild West where people often have no respect for the law. He deals on a daily basis with the problems associated with frontier life: cattle rustling, gunfights, brawls, standover tactics, and land fraud. Such situations call for sound judgment and brave actions: of which Marshal Dillon has plenty.
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Old reliables John Meston and Kathleen Hite wrote fourteen of the episodes and Harry Harris Jr. and Andrew V. McLaglen directed seventeen between them giving the series a continuing high standard which was to remain throughout its entire longevity.
The role of Quint Asper, played by Burt Reynolds, joined the cast in episode three to bolster the already strong ensemble of James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake and Milburn Stone. Another interesting character also appeared: it was the first entrance of Festus Haggen played by Ken Curtis. The latter, one of the Sons of the Pioneers and a regular in John Ford movies, had appeared in quite a number of previous episodes but never as Festus. As we all know Festus would be a permanent staple in years to come and fill the gap of quirkiness when Weaver's Chester departed the series.
A great bunch of guests appeared in this selection of shows including Kathy Nolan, Virginia Gregg, John Dehner, Joanne Linville, Robert Middleton, Ruta Lee, Strother Martin, Chill Wills, Claude Akins, William Windom, Audrey Dalton, Joyce Bulifant, J. Pat O'Malley, Denver Pyle, Sherry Jackson and Mariette Hartley.
One highlight episode: "Root Down" where Chester is kidnapped, bound and gagged and destined to be a reluctant bridegroom!
A great series that has never grown tiresome.
When Arness passed away there was almost a national wake by those who grew up with those characters.
I wondered if anyone else has experienced this problem with the CBS programs DVDs.
Definitely a great addition for the video library of anyone who likes the Western genre, or who likes solid character and good role models in the primary characters, and a strengthening of the ideas of justice, fair play, the rule of law, and even compassion and wisdom throughout.
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