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John Meston (1914–1979)

John Meston was one of radio and television's most important storytellers, and yet oddly enough his contributions are often overlooked today. He is the writer credited with creating "Gunsmoke," along with producer Norman MacDonnell, essentially starting the adult western on radio and television and setting the tone and style which would make both ... See full bio »

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Gunsmoke Writer
(1955-1975)
Gunsmoke Writer
Hec Ramsey Writer
(1972-1973)

Filmography

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  Gunsmoke (TV Series) (based on the radio series created by - 635 episodes, 1955 - 1975) (written by - 105 episodes, 1957 - 1965) (story by - 103 episodes, 1955 - 1959) (teleplay by - 48 episodes, 1959 - 1963) (screenplay by - 39 episodes, 1955 - 1958) (story and screenplay by - 2 episodes, 1955)
- The Sharecroppers (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- Manolo (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- The Busters (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- I Have Promises to Keep (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
- Hard Labor (1975) ... (based on the radio series created by - uncredited)
  Little House on the Prairie (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1975) (written by - 1 episode, 1975)
- Money Crop (1975) ... (story)
- Child of Pain (1975) ... (written by)
  Hec Ramsey (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1973) (written by - 1 episode, 1972)
- Mystery of the Yellow Rose (1973) ... (teleplay)
- Mystery of the Green Feather (1972) ... (written by)
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 1992 Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (TV Movie) (dedicatee)
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Other Works:

Meston's script for the 1959 Gunsmoke episode "Jayhawkers" was published in an anthology of western stories called 'The Old West in Fiction,' 1961, edited by Irwin R. Blacker. See more »
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Our attempt to create as realistic and entertaining a program as possible is not, of course, the only one of its kind. But we did precede and were on the air, trying, before the release of such pictures as "High Noon" and "Shane. See more »

Trivia:

A news article about Meston's grandson, Daja, who was active in the Tibetan freedom movement, can be found on the front page of the March 15, 2005 edition of the "Wall Street Journal." See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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