Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Gunsmoke - The Killer
'I'm not wanted by any law, anywhere,' Crego tells Marshall Matt Dillon.
"Crego, he's a brutal man, Matt. He... you know what he did here? He shot that man in the gun arm first, then he put a bullet through each one of his knees. Finally shot him in the belly. That's a terrible thing to do, that's a painful way to kill a man. It's evil! He was just a poor potato grubber. He didn't have a chance. " Doc Adams tells Marshall Dillon.
James Arness is, as always, brilliant, not for nothing was he the small screen's answer to John Wayne. Indeed John Wayne was initially asked to play the part of Dillion but the actor didn't want to do any TV and recommended his good friend James Arness - the rest is history.
Below I've embedded the video of John Wayne introducing the first ever episode of Gunsmoke.