Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins", is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there around twelve years ago, Marshal Matt Dillon and Miss Kitty Russell.
James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the U.S. Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 television series. In this movie he goes after a renegade Apache named Wolf (Joe Lara) who has taken... See full summary »
After the Civil War, ex-Confederate soldiers heading for a new life in Mexico run into ex-Union cavalrymen selling horses to the Mexican government but they must join forces to fight off Mexican bandits and revolutionaries.
The final Gunsmoke dedication ever rolls at the end of this movie, and is made to John Meston, who is widely considered to be the co-creator of Gunsmoke, along with Norman MacDonnell. Meston, who died in 1979, was the original writer for the radio version of Gunsmoke and continued in that role as principle writer when the show moved to television and starred James Arness in the Dillon role. See more »
This Gunsmoke film was very enjoyable, with a great storyline and Arness outstanding as usual. Morgan Woodward was a great choice as co-star & western veterans Pat Hingle and Don Collier were both top-notch.
In This film, Matt's friend is killed, cattle are rustled and he finds himself battling masked vigilantes headed by the slightly insane character played by Hingle. Great action-filled plot ! Unlike the lackluster Bonanza films made around this same time, all the Arness Gunsmoke films are highly recommended. They capture the magic of the series.
This is great entertainment and does great honor to the Gunsmoke legend. Outstanding !
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