The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Jacob Was a Plain Man 

Jake who can't hear or speak runs after he accidentally kills a man in a bar. He lands at Shiloh where his hard work results in a job. Stacey seeing Jake can't express himself decides to teach him to read and write but puts him in danger.

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Don Quine ...
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Jacob 'Jake' Walker
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Ketch
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Curley
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Packer
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Nicky
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Barker
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Frank J. Scannell ...
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Jake who can neither speak or hear runs away after accidentally killing a man in a saloon. While on the run he encounters Stacey on the other side of a river trying to pull out a calf. Jake wades in to free the calf and rides off ignoring Stacey's calls as he can't hear him. He lands at Shiloh ranch where he chops a large amount of wood for a meal from Elizabeth. Stacey hearing the story takes him to The Virginian for a job. His extreme strength allows him to become a valued hand in spite of his handicaps. However, two hands, Curley and Packer, take advantage of him but assume he is no threat to talk when he stumbles into cattle they are rustling from Shiloh. Stacey, who learns Jake cannot read or write, realizes Jake is locked into himself as he has no way to express himself. Seeing Jake's interest in a newspaper, Stacey decides to help him develop the ability to communicate via reading and writing. Curley and Packer upon learning Jake can now read and write, decide they need to ... Written by Anonymous

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12 October 1966 (USA)  »

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