The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Rich Man, Poor Man 

Poor Harve Yost turns into rich Harve when he finds a dying man with a saddle bag full of money and gets a $10000 reward. Never a man to manage money or time The Virginian advises him to buy a ranch but Harve tries to rival Shiloh.



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Episode cast overview:
Clay Grainger (credit only)
Sara Lane ...
Harve Yost
Patricia Morrow ...
Ellie Yost
Michael Larrain ...
Whit Yost
Joe Pierce
Tom Basham ...
Jess Pulver
Arthur Hanson ...
John Nelson
Russell Thorson ...
Josh Dorcas
Robert Brubaker ...
Harper Flaherty ...
Bud Walls ...
Bart Whedon


Harve Yost is an always 'down on his luck' farmer along with his son Whit and daughter Ellie living on a farm that The Virginian helped him buy from Clay Grainger. Harve and his family rescued The Virginian during a winter blizzard in Nebraska years before. Harve has come to Shiloh to pick up a bee swarm and Whit needs to borrow a horse. Jim Horn takes him out to the swarm where Harve confronts a dying outlaw who takes a couple shot at Harve. Harve finds the man's saddlebags with over $58,000 in them. Harve receives a $10,280 reward for the recovery of the stolen money and the capture of the outlaw. After throwing a lavish champagne party, he takes The Virginian's advice to buy a ranch as an investment. Harve always complains everyone tries to keep him down so he buys the second biggest ranch in the valley next to Shiloh but it is run down needing a lot of work. The Virginian offered Trampas to help who is forced to work full time for Harve but Harve has his own views on how to grow ... Written by Anonymous

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11 March 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Living high
28 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perennial bush-browed heavy Jack Elam has a field day as nouveau riche dirt-scratcher Harve Yost in adroit episode that carries a message but doesn't bludgeon the viewer with it. Instead of using his windfall to improve his farm, as everyone expects, Harve tries to fulfill his fantasies. He spends lavishly to flaunt his wealth and schemes to grab more. Harve's me-first attitude, symbolic of the cynical Vietnam War era, places him on a collision course with The Virginian. Drury's character always valued his allegiance to Shiloh above himself, and he measured his worth by his ability to protect the ranch's welfare, not in money.

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