Were Gunsmoke actors in these movies before, during or after their time on the show?

These cowboy actors were in many Westerns but also war films and horror flicks around the time they appeared in Dodge City.

Before James Arness became known to millions as Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke, he had small parts in big screen Westerns as well as a few science fiction flicks. He famously played the monster in... well, we won't spoil that Svengoolie flick! Then he fought giant monstrous ants in Them!

The other Gunsmoke cast members had similarly varied movie careers both before and after stopping by Dodge City. We’ve collected ten memorable roles below. Can you guess if these movies were released before, during or after Gunsmoke’s 20-year run?

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  1. Did James Arness make this cameo in the Bob Hope comedy ‘Alias Jesse James’ before, during or after starring in Gunsmoke?
  2. Did Glenn Strange play the monster in ‘Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstien’ before, during or after his time as bartender Sam Noonan on Gunsmoke?
  3. Did Burt Reynolds star in the movie ‘Sam Whiskey’ before, during or after his time on Gunsmoke?
  4. Did Amanda Blake play the shipwrecked title character in ‘Miss Robin Crusoe’ before, during or after Gunsmoke?
  5. Did Dennis Weaver appear in the Orson Welles classic ‘Touch of Evil’ before, during or after his time on Gunsmoke?
  6. Did Buck Taylor appear alongside Maureen McCormick in ‘Pony Express Rider’ before, during or after Gunsmoke?
  7. Did Ken Curtis appear alongside John Wayne in ‘The Searchers’ before, during or after he was on Gunsmoke?
  8. Did James Nusser act in the John Wayne Western ‘Cahill U.S. Marshal’ before, during or after his time on Gunsmoke?
  9. Was Milburn Stone in the cult 1950s sci-fi film ‘Invaders from Mars’ before, during or after starring in Gunsmoke?
  10. Was Roger Ewing in the Frank Sinatra war film ‘None But the Brave’ before, during or after his time on Gunsmoke?

Were Gunsmoke actors in these movies before, during or after their time on the show?

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Craigg 12 days ago
You got 9 out of 10
Did you get a little lost or did you survive this quiz?
grandpa5741 14 days ago
5/10 I dodged more than I wanted here.
jeopardyhead 16 days ago
The pre-Gunsmoke movie with Milburn Stone that jumps to my mind is Captive Wild Woman.
BFAJ53 17 days ago
Thanks, I think I did pretty good for a person that watched all these movies as a kid coming up in the latter part of the fifty's.
Jamesatkinson 17 days ago
Damn! 5 of 10, I'm disappointed. 😒
Andybandit 18 days ago
I got 5/10. I got #4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 wrong.
DethBiz 19 days ago
7 out of 10. Should have done better. Surprised I missed #5. Loved that movie.
Wendy57 19 days ago
8/10
Guessed on most all of them.
Tried to judge based on how old I thought that the actors looked.
DanielZabo Wendy57 18 days ago
same here Wendy57, you did better than i did. 5/10
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