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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Betsy (Roberta Shore), the daughter of Judge Garth, is actually adopted, a fact mentioned only in the second episode of the show. 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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Featured in The Universal Story (1995) See more »

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The Virginian
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If you like Westerns, do NOT miss this series!
12 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series (The Virginian) is truly amazing. It ran for 9 long seasons, a total of 249 episodes. The Virginian (James Drury) and Trampas (Doug MaClure) stayed through the entire series. There were a number of Owners of the 'Shiloh Ranch' located near Medicine Bow, Wyoming in the late 1800's. The daughters and/or nieces of the owner were a series of lovely actresses. Owners included Lee J. Cobb, Charles Bickford, and John McIntyre (and his real-life wife, Jeanette Nolan). John Dehner was also the owner for a (mercifully) short period.

Although there were many, many writers and a very long list of directors, the series was very fluid. Top name actors were guest stars week after week, and somehow the episodes were always very enjoyable. When you stop to think that they basically produced a 90 minute movie every week, 30 weeks a year, it is remarkable that each week was unique and entertaining. Various sensitive topics were handled in a real-to-life manner.

This series remains, in my opinion, one of if not the greatest series ever presented on TV. I would watch every episode again, and with great enjoyment!


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