Gunsmoke: Season 9, Vol. 1
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Matt, Chester, Doc and Kitty were at the heart of the shows and formed a fine ensemble cast. Of course, there were some very fine shows that featured stories that isolated each of the four in plots that were interestingly revelatory of that character's personal strengths and back history. But for me it was always the gentle interplay between the main four characters that made me want to schedule time to watch that week's episode.
The other western shows of the time (and there were MANY) all had shootouts, bank robberies, disputes between open range ranchers and farmers, et., etc., etc. None of them had the mature story-lines and time-tested characterizations that Gunsmoke possessed. They did not have Gunsmoke's three years of proven radio show scripts to draw from. Quite a few of the recycled radio scripts had to be softened a bit for TV. Some of the harsher realities of life on the frontier were left better to the imagination of a radio audience. Showing them on 1950's TV would have been considered a little over the line. If you have never heard any of the radio shows, I urge you to seek them out - you will NOT be disappointed.
Sadly, this season saw the exit of a key character. Dennis Weaver had played Chester for nine years and wanted to strike out on his own and do other things. Unlike many other series stars, his move proved successful for him. But it did not bode well for Gunsmoke.
Much of the charm of the ensemble came from Chester's relationship with Marshall Dillon and the gentle banter between both of them with Doc Adams. The underlying affection between them all was always apparent in their most cutting jibes.Read more ›
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Everything was great. I have always been completely satisfied with all of my orders. These Movies have been a great comfort to my husband while taking Chemo. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Sharon Smith
Great episodes. My favorite character is Festus and he is in some of these black and white hour long episodes. We loved the one with him and Slim Pickens. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. Johnston
When it comes to Gunsmoke there is no better classic TV Western. These DVDs are great. Soon I hope to collect the entire series. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kyle Patterson
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