The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Felicity's Spring 

The Virginian falls in love with a woman who has the heart of every man around. As the two plan their marriage, her sister and father debate whether they should tell The Virginian the truth about her terminal illness and short time left.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Henry Garth
Trampas (credit only)
Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Betsy Garth
Randy Benton
The Virginian
Steve Hill
Felicity Andrews
Kate Andrews
Jonah Andrews
Joe Mapes
Adrienne Marden ...
Mary Mapes
Jennie Lynn ...
Tessie Mapes
Casey Peters ...
Robbie Mapes


The Virginian returns to Medicine Bow and meets the new school teacher, Felicity Andrews, who has every man in the area entranced with her dance lessons and beauty. When her older sister Kate sees Felicity's interest in The Virginian, she goes to Shiloh to buy Felicity a riding horse for her birthday and ask The Virginian to her birthday party. He accepts and as he sees the impact she has on others including her pupils his interest in her develops as well. After a relatively short courtship, he asks her to marry him and she accepts. When Kate learns the monetary investment The Virginian is making for their home, she tells him the truth. Felicity has a fatal illness with little time left. Her mother had the same illness leading to their father killing their mother and committing suicide. Felicity does not know about her illness. The Virginian must decide what to do as their wedding is soon. Written by Anonymous

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14 October 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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old west version of Love Story
19 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I remember this episode when it was first aired (yes, I'm that old) and hoped that it would be repeated in the summer. Back then a rerun was a treat, not the torture we endure today. The story was simple but one of those airings that fall into place with writers, directors, and actors. The opening scene is the Virginian on a hill overlooking what was to be his home with a wife. The was a duet with Randy Boone & Roberta Shore as they often sang for a few years. The bride was terminally ill but her sister who knew the truth was determined to give her one last spring. I am personally hoping that the whole Virginian series is available on DVD soon.

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