Marshal 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.
Actors: Amanda Blake - James Arness - Milburn Stone.
Runtime: 500 mins.
Region code: Region 1 (United States, Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories).
||Closed-captioned, Black & White, Full Screen, NTSC|
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|DVD Release Date:
||December 09, 2008|
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56 of 63 found the following review helpful:
Love The Show, Hate The Release FormatSep 29, 2008
By Terence Allen
Gunsmoke - The Third Season, Volume 1 continues the release schedule for one of television's alltime greatest television series. Beloved and revered, this series will always be considered one of the alltime best. Yes, because of its' longevity, but also because of the great acting, directing, and writing displayed on the series.
But still, I cannot recommend these sets. There is no excuse, no justification the studio can make for splitting a 20-season series up and dividing each season into multiple sets. It's greed, shortsighted, fear of producing full season sets that won't sell - maybe one or more or all of these things. But the Western lover, loyal as we are to our favorite stars, our favorite movies and series, are being made to pay a price that is way too high to pay. To think how long it may be before the entire series is released is too painful. Suffice it to say that it will be WAY TOO LONG at the current rate.
At this point, it is probably too much to expect the studio to come to its senses. But it is worth it to say that they need to come to their senses, and soon.
20 of 22 found the following review helpful:
Keep 'em coming!Aug 21, 2008
By D. J. Williams
Whilst I myself would love entire seasons released in 1 volume, it looks as though split volumes are here to stay. At least they are selling and I for 1 am very glad about that. I love Gunsmoke and Rawhide, 2 classic shows and I am just glad to get the opportunity to obtain superb prints of these wonderful shows. I wish there were more extras, I wish the releases were more frequent, but I will just gladly accept what i can get. A superb show with beautiful quality episodes to watch at the flick of a switch. A dream come true and as long as it lasts I am there to wallow in it. Happy trails to all fellow fans.
19 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Classic TV EntertainmentAug 20, 2008
By R. Kelley
This is a classic TV show and should be (along with it's stars) in the TV Hall of Fame!!!!! I truly wish though that they would release by ENTIRE seasons and release them quicker!!!
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
"The Third Season Vol. 1 ... Gunsmoke ... Paramount Pictures (2008)"Jan 04, 2009
By J. Lovins
CBS Television and Paramount Pictures presents "GUNSMOKE: THE THIRD SEASON VOL. ONE" (14 September 1957- 18 January 1958) (500 mins/In Glorious Black & White) (digitally remastered in Dolby) -- The television series ran from September 10, 1955 to March 31, 1975 on CBS for 635 episodes --- Until 2005, it was the longest run of any scripted primetime series with continuing characters in American primetime television --- According to a James Arness interview, John Wayne was offered the role, but wouldn't do it; Wayne was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and at that time, working in television was seen as a huge step down in prestige for a star actor.
In the end, the primary roles were all recast, with James Arness taking on the lead role of Marshal Matt Dillon upon the recommendation of John Wayne, who also introduced the first episode of the series; Dennis Weaver playing Chester Goode; Milburn Stone being cast as Dr. Galen "Doc" Adams and Amanda Blake taking on the role of Miss Kitty Russell, owner of the Long Branch Saloon --- Norman MacDonnell became the associate producer of the TV show and later the producer. John Meston was named head writer --- Arness, in his role on Gunsmoke, achieved what no other actor at the time had ever matched: he played the same character on the same scripted series for 20 years - at the time the longest uninterrupted period a primetime actor had played the same role in the same show.-- (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
List of Season, Episode, Title and Original Air Date:
Season 3, Episode 1: Crack-Up (guest star John Dehner)
Original Air Date--14 September 1957
Season 3, Episode 2: Gun for Chester (guest star Thomas Coley)
Original Air Date--21 September 1957
Season 3, Episode 3: Blood Money (guest star James Dobson)
Original Air Date--28 September 1957
Season 3, Episode 4: Kitty's Outlaw (guest star Howard Culver)
Original Air Date--5 October 1957
Season 3, Episode 5: Potato Road (guest star Morgan Woodward & Jeanette Nolan) Original Air Date--12 October 1957
Season 3, Episode 6: Jesse (guest stars George Brenlin & Ed Binns)
Original Air Date--19 October 1957
Season 3, Episode 7: Mavis McCloud (guest stars Fay Spain)
Original Air Date--26 October 1957
Season 3, Episode 8: Born to Hang (guest stars Anthony Caruso & Wright King) Original Air Date--2 November 1957
Season 3, Episode 9: Romeo (guest stars Barbara Eden & Robert Vaughn)
Original Air Date--9 November 1957
Season 3, Episode 10: Never Pester Chester (guest stars Buddy Baer)
Original Air Date--16 November 1957
Season 3, Episode 11: Fingered (guest stars Karl Swenson & Virginia Christine) Original Air Date--23 November 1957
Season 3, Episode 12: How to Kill a Woman (guest stars Pernell Roberts & Jolene Brand) Original Air Date--30 November 1957
Season 3, Episode 13: Cows and Cribs (guest stars Val Avery & Mabel Albertson) Original Air Date--7 December 1957
Season 3, Episode 14: Doc's Reward (guest stars Jack Lord)
Original Air Date--14 December 1957
Season 3, Episode 15: Kitty Lost (guest stars Gage Clarke & Warren Stevens) Original Air Date--21 December 1957
Season 3, Episode 16: Twelfth Night (guest stars James Griffith & Rose Marie) Original Air Date--28 December 1957
Season 3, Episode 17: Joe Phy (guest stars Morey Amsterdam & Paul Richards) Original Air Date--4 January 1958
Season 3, Episode 18: Buffalo Man (guest stars Jack Klugman & John Anderson) Original Air Date--11 January 1958
Season 3, Episode 19: Kitty Caught (guest stars John Compton & Pat Conway) Original Air Date--18 January 1958
1. James Arness
Date of Birth: 26 May 1923 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Death: Still Living
2. Dennis Weaver
Date of Birth: 4 June 1924 - Joplin, Missouri
Date of Death: 24 February 2006 - Ridgway, Colorado
3. Amanda Blake
Date of Birth: 20 February 1929 - Buffalo, New York
Date of Death: 16 August 1989 - Sacramento, California
4. Milburn Stone
Date of Birth: 5 July 1904 - Burrton, Kansas
Date of Death: 12 June 1980 - La Jolla, California
Great job by Paramount Pictures and their staff for releasing this long awaited edition with collectible Seasons with unforgettable episodes --- looking forward to more of the same from the rousing CBS Television vintage era --- order your copy now from Amazon their Western Classics -- all my heroes have been cowboys!
Total Time: 500 mins on DVD ~ Paramount Pictures ~ (12/09/2008)
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
The one True Classic WesternSep 08, 2008
By E. Igneri
The best western television show ever made. I wish it was released in larger increments: I'm almost 49, and i really would be willing to buy all the seasons at one time.
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