Season 20 Episode 2

A Town in Chains

Aired Unknown Sep 16, 1974 on CBS



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    • Note at the end of the episode: Portions of this picture were filmed in the Coronado National Forest, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    • An interesting note - Most Gunsmoke fans know that Ken Curtis was actually a great singer - he replaced Frank Sinatra on Tommy Dorsey's Big Band. That was why he went to Hollywood. But on this episode - another actor - Med Flory
      (Sheriff Van Berkle) was an accomplished Jazz Saxophonist and leader of a well respected Jazz group - "Super Sax" -
      which took classic Jazz Solo transcriptions of Jazz Legends
      such as Charlie Parker, etc and voiced them for an entire
      Saxophone section - very intricate Jazz Recordings.

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