The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Lady at the Bar 

Trampas is arrested for the murder of a man he argued with over a mine. The law seems primarily interested in wrapping up the trial as quickly as possible so they can go fishing. Trampas's hope lies with his attorney, Frances B. Finch.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Col. Alan MacKenzie (credit only)
Roy Tate (credit only)
The Virginian (credit only)
Frances B. Finch
Judge Elmo J. Carver
Marshal Krug
Arnold Boyle
Jay Robinson ...
Abel Hewitt
Deputy Royal Wainwright
Ellie Bishop
Michael Bow ...
Clyde Willis
Sheriff Howard Acton
Booth Colman ...
Mr. Compton
Grover Smith


Trampas is on the road nearly asleep n the saddle when a shot rings out startling him and his two horses. He finds himself facing one man and with another behind him with rifles pointed at him. The man in front, Sheriff Howard Acton, relieves Trampas of his gun telling him he is under arrest.They take him back to an old mine which Trampas admits he was at that morning arguing with the owner. He had won the mine in a card game the day before but found the mine was worthless. The deputies then carry the body of the mine owner out of the mine causing Trampas to realize he is in trouble. Wanting to clear up the case fast Sheriff Acton confers with Judge Elmo J. Carver who tells him he has only four days to complete the case or wait for another judge as he and Marshal Krug are going on a long awaited vacation. The one local attorney is appointed to represent Trampas but since he is going on a trip he tells the Sheriff his partner Finch will handle the case. In court Trampas is told his ... Written by Anonymous

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4 November 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Lady Lawyer
18 November 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Poor Doug McClure after quarreling with a man who settled a poker debt with the deed to a worthless mine he leaves the town he's riding through only to held up and arrested by Deputy Kenneth Tobey on a murder charge, of killing the same fellow he quarreled with. They've got an ear witness in the man's daughter Pamela McMyler who heard the quarrel.

Justice is usually swift and expeditious but here McClure the chauvinist he is gets a lady lawyer in Greer Garson who believes in things like reasonable doubt and due process. With territorial marshal James Whitmore they come to the truth of things.

This Virginian episode besides these cast members got a real distinguished ensemble with E.G. Marshall as the Judge and Jay Robinson as the prosecuting attorney. Marshall brings his small screen background to the role as judge, he was for years star of the Defenders and Robinson is a real lizard of a prosecutor.

Garson and Whitmore get a bit of a senior citizen romance thing going as well. Looks like this was a pilot for a projected TV series. Also looks like it could have been a fun series as well.

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