Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- James Arness

James Arness (1923-2011) was an American actor, who was best known for playing the role of Marshal Matt Dillon in the "Gunsmoke" television series between 1955 and 1975.  During Gunsmoke's twenty-year run Arness starred in a record 616 episodes.

Santa Susana locations supporting roles and cameo appearance:

"The Lone Ranger" (1950) TV Series -- episode: Matter of Courage (1950) as Deputy Bud Titus

Cavalry Scout (1951) starring Rod Cameron, Audrey Long and Jim Davis (Corriganville) Monogram

Hellgate (1952) starring Sterling Hayden, Joan Leslie and Ward Bond (Corriganville) Lippert

Alias Jesse James (1959) starring Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming and Wendell Corey (Iverson Ranch) United Artists

Santa Susana locations starring roles:

"Gunsmoke" (1955) TV Series -- 616 episodes between 1955 and 1975 -- as Marshal Matt Dillon

Gun the Man Down (1956) starring James Arness, Angie Dickinson and Emile Meyer (Iverson Ranch) United Artists

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