The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Follow the Leader 

At the same time the Colonel's niece is visiting from England, Trampas is one of the suspects in the killing of a fellow ranch hand based on his custom gun. Trampas believes four brothers killed their cousin but how can he prove it.





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Episode cast overview:
Roy Tate (credit only)
The Virginian (credit only)
Ritter Miley
Vanessa MacKenzie
Morgan (as Noah Beery)
Dutch Miley
Van Miley
Thad Miley
Shelly Novack ...
Dean Miley


Ritter Miley, the leader of an unschooled backwoods clan of thieves, has called a meeting with his older cousin Thad Miley on Shiloh were Thad works. He and his brothers want Thad to return to lead them in their plans to return to rustling and other crime. Thad was always the smart member of the family. However, Thad who is now married and happy at Shiloh wants to go straight. When he refuses to join them, Ritter shoots and kills Thad which Colonel MacKenzie and his men hear. Colonel MacKenzie finds a shell and that the type of gun used in the killing was sold to only two men, Ritter and Trampas. Trampas at the same time is in Medicine Bow to help pick up the Colonel's niece, Vanessa MacKenzie. Vanessa, a writer from England, takes an immediate interest in Trampas who if not for the charges against him would enjoy her company even more. Trampas at the urging of the Colonel meets with Sheriff Abbott who releases him without bail. Trampas thus tries to prove his innocence by bringing ... Written by rbecker28

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2 December 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Gunning for Trouble
11 June 2011 | by (Roseworthy, South Australia) – See all my reviews

Trampas runs foul of a family of comic outlaws and during a card game tries to flush out the weapon used against a man called Thad. Trampas goes to the local gunsmith again to get a favour and later the argument continues in a barn with brothers from the card game.

A stalemate results in one of the men, named Ritter, being detained by Trampas and hidden by a friend however Ritter's family kidnaps Colonel MacKenzie to exchange him for Ritter.

Trampas and Vanessa MacKenzie, the Colonels cousin, discover Ritter is missing at the gunsmith's office and are able to recapture him. Sheriff Abbott comes across Colonel MacKenzie's wagon, which is still on the road from the earlier attack, but he seems to be lagging a long way behind the action.

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