The Virginian (1962–1971)

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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

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9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

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1971 | 1970 | 1969 | 1968 | 1967 | 1966 | 1965 | 1964 | 1963 | 1962
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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 The Virginian (249 episodes, 1962-1971)
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 Trampas (249 episodes, 1962-1971)
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 Judge Henry Garth / ... (120 episodes, 1962-1966)
Sara Lane ...
 Elizabeth Grainger (105 episodes, 1966-1970)
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 Emmett Ryker / ... (104 episodes, 1963-1968)
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more based on character and relationships than the usual western. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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wyoming | 1890s | 1880s | cult tv | cult tv | See more »

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Western

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19 September 1962 (USA)  »

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The Men from Shiloh  »

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(249 episodes)

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US television's first 90-minute western (including commercials). See more »

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John Grainger is introduced in season five as Elizabeth Grainger's grandfather. When John dies and Clay Grainger inherits Shiloh Ranch, he is identified as John Grainger's brother and, presumably, Elizabeth's granduncle. But by the time of a season seven episode, "Girl in the Shadows", the story has changed and Clay is the elder brother of Elizabeth's father which would make him John Grainger's son, not brother. See more »

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Referenced in Monty Python's Flying Circus: Royal Episode 13 (1970) See more »

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The Virginian
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A great achievement in its time.
9 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

This was an ambitious series, which made use of first class actors and magnificent location photography.

In its early years the series had five main characters: Judge Garth, owner of Shiloh, a great cattle ranch in Wyoming; his innocent young daughter Betsy; the Virginian, his heroic foreman; and two likeable ranch hands, Trampas and Steve. The relationships between these five, as they were developed and tested, provided the most affecting and amusing moments.

The series gave us strong, intelligent stories, which could be tragic or light-hearted, and often the direction was imaginative, sometimes even poetic. Issues such as injustice through prejudice, individual responsibility and the necessity for compromise were explored, and 'Shiloh' came to stand for the virtues of tolerance, compassion, courage and optimism. Compared with earlier Western series, The Virginian was amazingly deep yet subtle.

As the series ran on over the years it created a hopeful vision of a society slowly progressing towards order and peace.


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