The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Say Goodbye to All That 

An American black bear named Moses brings to the surface the lack of respect a father has for his son. When the father is paralyzed in a fight with Trampas, he goads the son into fighting a duel with Trampas for revenge. Trampas refuses it, but cannot ignore it.

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Judge Henry Garth (credit only)
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Trampas
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Steve Hill
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The Virginian
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Martin Beldon
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Betsy Garth
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Big John Beldon
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Faraway MacPhail
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Charlie Trent
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Barney Wilkins
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Bartlett
Robert Christopher ...
Rick
James Beck ...
Hank
John Bryant ...
Doc Spaulding
Howard Wright ...
Coozie
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A massive renown American black bear known as Moses once confronted Big John Beldon, but survived. Moses kills Trampas' horse at Shiloh followed by a ranch hand during roundup. Big John has the attitude that Beldons should be second to no one and tries to prove it in a fight with Trampas when Trampas dances with his son Martin's fiancee. The fight goes from fists to guns and Big John is paralyzed from the waist down as a result. He goads Martin into issuing a challenge to Trampas for revenge. In the meantime Trampas and Martin with the aid of old Faraway eventually track Moses into a cave where it takes Trampas and Martin together to kill the bear. After the roundup is completed, everyone is waiting to see Martin and Trampas settle the score. Written by Anonymous

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23 January 1963 (USA)  »

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After Big John Beldon falls out of bed and makes his son promise to do something, morning comes, and the rooster crows. On the right of the rooster is a modern electricity transformer on a hydro pole. There was no hydro in this era. This same shot has been seen before, elsewhere. See more »

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Killer Moses
17 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This Virginian episode belongs to Doug McClure. A legendary black bear who is 9 feet tall on his hind legs comes out of the mountains because game is scarce and invades the barn at Shiloh Ranch killing Trampas's favorite horse. He wants to get that bear as do all the ranchers but it's roundup time and James Drury needs him there.

But loutish Charles McGraw another rancher is as obsessed with that bear as Captain Ahab with the White Whale. He becomes crippled after tangling with the bear and blames it on McClure. He also bullies his son Fabian into challenging Trampas.

As he says he regrets it but Doug McClure might have to kill Fabian. McGraw who played many a thug on the big screen is really expansive in his role. Royal Dano has a nice part also as an old time mountain man who provides invaluable knowledge and assistance on the hunt.

A good one for fans of Doug McClure and any and all of the guest cast.


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