Episode 7859: Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - The Bottle Man (01-01-55)


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Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - The Bottle (Aired January 1, 1955)
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts "Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time." The television version ran for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975, and still remains the United States' longest-running prime time, live-action drama with 635 episodes ("Law and Order" ended in 2010 with 476 episodes).
January 1, 1955. CBS network. "The Bottle Man". Sponsored by: L & M. An old drunk named Tom Cassidy is determined to kill a gambler named Bill Clell, for a good reason. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on March 22, 1958. Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Ray Kemper (sound patterns), George Fenneman (commercial spokesman), William Conrad, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, John Meston (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Eleanor Tannen, Ralph Moody, Georgia Ellis, Norman Macdonnell (producer, transcriber), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Walsh (announcer). 30:31. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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