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Remembering James Arness: Top 5 Memorable Marshal Matt Dillon Moments Of Gunsmoke

james arness Remembering James Arness: Top 5 Memorable Marshal Matt Dillon Moments Of Gunsmoke

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Actor James Arness, known for his iconic 20-year role as Marshal Matt Dillon on the hit western TV series Gunsmoke, passed away on June 3 at the age of 88. Gunsmoke held the record up until 2010 as the longest running scripted TV show with recurring characters with Arness playing the lead role for 20 consecutive years.

We’ll miss the gun-drawing, fearless Marshall of Dodge City and are taking a look back at some of James Arness’ finest moments as Marshall Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke.

Ambush – March 11, 1967: Matt Dillon organizes an ambush to catch two criminals coming into town.

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Marshal Matt Dillon throws a man in jail  – who intends to kill him – without a legal, but finds himself confronted by the town of Dodge.

The Marshal is upset when Chester is dragged away by villains.

The final act to one of Gunsmoke‘s most memorable stories as the Marshal decides it’s time for Charles Bronson to die.

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