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Gunsmoke, Volume 13 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA363
Gunsmoke, Volume 13
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Volume 13
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.
Authenticity was something that the creators of Gunsmoke strived for. A key locale in Dodge City for Marshall Dillon, Doc Adams, Chester, and Miss Kitty was the Long Branch Saloon – which actually existed for a brief time in the booming Wild West Town of Dodge City, Kansas between 1874 and 1885, before it burned down, never to be rebuilt.
In order to achieve their goal of imbuing Gunsmoke with as much audio realism as possible, Norman Macdonnell and John Meston wrote dialogue that was often slow and halting, more like people actually talked. To add even more realism, Gunsmoke’s sound effects were often multilayered with a subtlety that echoed with the deep vastness of the prairie frontier. Also, multi-layering sound backdrops were used against the dialogue of the characters. So when Marshall Dillon was speaking to Chester Proudfoot, listeners would hear extraneous background conversations, or playing kids shouting, along with neighing horses and barking dogs. These sounds, likely common in a busy western town like Dodge City, weren’t typically used in other Westerns of the day. The focus was on dialogue and primary sound effects and music, which left many shows sounding exactly like what they were, programs produced in a studio. Fully investing its listeners in the experience, Gunsmoke sounded like Dodge City in the 1880s.
Listen to the Sparkling Audio Quality in Radio Archives restoration of Gunsmoke, Volume 13.
#183 The Coward
Sunday, October 9. 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#184 Trouble in Kansas
Sunday, October 16, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#185 Brush at Elkader
Sunday, October 23, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#186 The Choice
Sunday, October 30, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#187 The Second Choice
Sunday, November 6, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#188 The Preacher
Sunday, November 13, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#189 Dutch George
Sunday, November 20, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#190 Amy's Good Deed
Sunday, November 27, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#191 Sunny Afternoon
Sunday, December 4, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#192 Land Deal
Sunday, December 11, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#193 Scared Kid
Sunday, December 18, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes
#194 Twelfth Night
Sunday, December 25, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by L & M Cigarettes

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 "Love Lifted Me" July 27, 2018
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
Chester Wesley Proudfoot is one of the best remembered characters from the Golden Age of Radio created by writer John Meston.  Chester's name was given to him by William Conrad.  Parley Baer gave himself the middle name of Wesley.   Chester Wesley Proudfoot will on occasion briefly whistle a Gospel Hymn in many of the episodes which is "Love Lifted Me".
Although the Hymn "Love Lifted Me" was written in 1912 and "Gunsmoke" takes place in the 1870's, the melody and words are typical of the spiritual songs sung after the War Between the States.  Volume II of the Archives Treasures includes a 5 hour Documentary which will fascinate any fan of "Gunsmoke".

The Radio Archives staff has done an excellent job in the restoration of this first Adult Western from Radio's Golden Years.  Each Volume comes with unique and colorful artwork depicting the 1870's.  Each Volume of CD's comes in heavy duty plastic cases with individual plastic sleeves for added protection. Downloads are available.

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