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Gunsmoke, Volume 12 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA362
Gunsmoke, Volume 12
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Volume 12
Around Dodge City and in the territory on west -- there’s just one way to handle the killers and the spoilers -- and that’s with a U.S. Marshall and the smell of “Gunsmoke”! “Gunsmoke” starring William Conrad. The story of the violence that moved west with young America -- and the story of a man who moved with it. I’m that man, Matt Dillon, United States Marshall -- the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job -- and it makes a man watchful...and a little lonely.
Gunsmoke added a layer to Matt Dillon that many western lawmen in fiction did not have.  He was a paradox. First and foremost, Dillon sought to keep the law he had sworn to uphold and protect those covered by that law.  He also, however, in many episodes showed an understanding of human nature, of how good people could be driven to do bad things for complicated reasons.  Sometimes this contradiction led him to make mistakes that he must fix by breaking the law. In other instances, he regretted having to see the punishment the law provides followed through. All in all, this makes Matt Dillon a very real and relatable character.
The interaction between Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell was another interesting aspect of Dillon’s character. Their relationship was rather subdued, and most agree that had much to do with just how poorly received a love affair between a lawman and a saloon girl might be.  Georgia Ellis, the actress portraying Miss Kitty, saw what the two characters shared as an agreed understanding. Regarding Kitty’s career as a lady of the evening before becoming the owner of the saloon, Ellis commented, “There was no forgiveness to be given because I don’t think Kitty was available to anybody but Matt.” This concept comes across often in the interplay between Matt and Kitty in various episodes.
Listen to the Sparkling Audio Quality in Radio Archives restoration of Gunsmoke, Volume 12.
#171 Ben Tolliver's Stud
Saturday, July 23, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#172 Tap Day for Kitty
Saturday, July 30, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#173 Innocent Broad
Saturday, August 6, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#174 Johnny Red
Saturday, August 13, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#175 Indian Scout
Saturday, August 20, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#176 Doc Quits
Saturday, August 27, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#177 Change of Heart
Saturday, September 3, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#178 Alarm at Pleasant Valley
Saturday, September 10, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#179 Throughbreds
Saturday, September 17, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#180 Indian White
Saturday, September 24, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#181 Barton Boy
Saturday, October 1, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#182 Good Girl-Bad Company
Saturday, October 8, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes

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5 of 5 Maybe.............. August 17, 2018
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
If there was one word writer John Meston liked to use in his scripts  (as spoken by William Conrad playing Marshall Dillon), the word is "maybe" with the accent on be.
John Meston's scripts are often considered more violent than what later came with the other writers for the Gunsmoke series.  Such violence was part of the old West in the 1870's.  The scripts are toned down for the television show although both fall into the category of the "Adult Western" which really means nothing more than the show not being a children's western show such as Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers and other western shows of the period.

The Radio Archives restoration staff continues to provide the best audio and tonal quality for the radio shows offered in their many different categories offered.  Each volume comes in heavy duty plastic boxes with individual sleeves for added protection of each CD. Colorful artwork adorns the covers of each Volume.  Downloads are also available.


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