A boy in an orphanage near Shiloh latches onto Trampas as his father while Trampas is attracted to the woman running the orphanage. Trampas agrees to help the boy but when his father arrives on Shiloh with men chasing him, problems arise.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Shea
Ellen Lawrence
Toby Shea
J.D. Collins
Earl Maddox
Michel Petit ...
Jay Hector ...
Arnie Mayo
Michael Flatley ...


An orphanage near the Shiloh ranch is home to a group of boys, including one Toby Shea, who likes to tell wild tales about his father but the stories are dismissed by the other boys who call him a liar. As a result he tries to run away but runs into Trampas on the road who convinces him to return to the orphanage. However, Toby starts pretending that Trampas is his father, much to Trampas' dismay. Trampas is more interested in the pretty woman who is the new teacher at the orphanage, but agrees to momentarily help Toby out. Toby's real father is released from prison and tracks down Toby via information related to his dead wife. Along the way he is confronted by his two partners in the robbery for which he served time. They want their two thirds of the $9,000 he contends fell off his saddle in a river. He makes his way to the orphanage where he visits Toby but doesn't reveal his identity. In Medicine Bow he takes a job at Shiloh when The Virginian looks for hands. At a Shiloh party for... Written by heathentart

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4 November 1964 (USA)  »

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This episode is notable for Kurt Russell as Toby, and his father, Bing Russell,as one of the bad men from his father's past. See more »


Toby Shea: You sure can run fast!
Trampas: Well, that comes from being chased a lot.
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