The Virginian: Season 2, Episode 1

Ride a Dark Trail (18 Sep. 1963)

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The Virginian relates the history of Trampas coming to Shiloh as he tries to calm a boy on a rampage. Trampas was raised by a gambling father who tried to reform him and Trampas' effort for revenge for the killing of his father by Garth.

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Gary Clarke ...
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Frank Trampas
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Faraway McPhail
Carol Byron ...
Winnie
Buzz Martin ...
Lon Mortison
Ross Elliott ...
Stuart Randall ...
Daley
Charles Fredericks ...
Fitch (as Charles E. Fredericks)
Carleton Young ...
Judge Drucker
Richard Garland ...
Deputy
Hal Baylor ...
Flake
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The Virginian tells how Trampas came to Shiloh as a flashback to another young man in a similar situation. Trampas and his father, Frank, lived as gamblers. When Trampas was arrested, his father promised the court they would start new lives as ranchers on a ranch he bought. Judge Garth came into town to buy cattle and horses and offered to buy cattle from Frank if they were healthy. Frank and his son unknowingly had rounded up mavericks which had hoof and mouth disease infecting his whole herd. When Frank learned the news he thought he was being conned and Judge Garth had to kill him in self-defense. Trampas learns what happened and that the man had a fancy gun with a big S on it (for Shiloh), so he goes after Judge Garth. They meet when Garth rescues Trampas from a river but Trampas does not realize who Garth is as he has lost the gun. When Trampas arrives in Medicine Bow his carefree way gets him into trouble with the law but Garth allows him to work off the fine. However, his less ... Written by Anonymous

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Judge Henry Garth: Get fire camps out and do it quick or we'll be planting wheat on Shiloh.
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