The Virginian: Season 3, Episode 13

Portrait of a Widow (9 Dec. 1964)

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A French portrait painter returns from Chicago to Medicine Bow with Betsy and a new widow to paint her. The Judge suspects he is not being truthful but he seems to be the right medicine for the grieving widow as the Judge investigates.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Trampas (credit only)
Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Roberta Shore ...
Randy Boone ...
Maggie Menken
Charles Boulanger / Baker
George MacGregor
Roy Engel ...
Pitt Herbert ...
Sam the Telegraph Agent
Charles Horvath ...
Jesse Fairchild


Judge Garth is the executor of the estate of a neighbor and his widow Maggie Menken. Maggie and Betsy have gone to Chicago to visit a relative and help Maggie heal from the loss of her husband. While there she meets Charles Boulanger who is a French portrait painter. When Maggie and Betsy return to Medicine Bow, Charles decides to follow them. In reality Charles is an American painter who owes significant money to men trying to collect. Judge Garth is wary of Charles when he arrives and more so when he learns his fee to paint Maggie which he allows at Betsy's urging. He and Betsy learn that he is overcharging but Betsy notices that Maggie is extremely fond of him and they are enjoying each other's company. The men from Chicago track down Charles at Maggie's and he tells them he is going to pay them back with an expensive original painting he going to steal from Maggie. Judge Garth learns of the plan but says nothing to Maggie to prevent hurting her feelings. When Judge Garth finds ... Written by Anonymous

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