Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Gunsmoke" - Legal Revenge (Aired February 5, 1956)
The radio show first aired on April 26, 1952 and ran until June 18, 1961 on the CBS radio network. The series starred William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Howard McNear as Doc Charles Adams, Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell, and Parley Baer as Deputy Chester Proudfoot. Doc's first name and Chester's last name were changed for the television program. Gunsmoke was notable for its critically acclaimed cast and writing, and is commonly regarded as one of the finest old time radio shows. Some listeners (such as old time radio expert John Dunning) have argued that the radio version of Gunsmoke was far more realistic than the television program.
February 5, 1956. CBS network. "Legal Revenge"
. Sponsored by: L & M, Chesterfield. Marshal Dillon and Chester visit a cabin out on the prairie with a dying man and his strange wife. There's an unusual secret between them. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on November 17, 1956. Bobby Haggart is introduced as the whistler on the Chesterfield commercials. The system cue is added live. William Conrad, John Meston (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Bill James (sound patterns), George Fenneman (commercial spokesman), Helen Kleeb, Lawrence Dobkin, Stacy Harris, Georgia Ellis, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Bob Haggart, George Walsh (announcer). 24:34. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.