The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The Girl on the Pinto 

Trampas tries to make friends with a beautiful girl he spots riding a pinto but she avoids him. Once he learns who she is, he asks her to a dance but her and her family are hesitant. Eventually she agrees to go but old issues haunt her.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Grainger (credit only)
Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Stacey Grainger (credit only)
Amanda Harley
Frederick Harley
Bert Robinson
Miriam Harley
Urban Scott
Hank the Hotel Clerk
Don Wilbanks ...
Station Master


Trampas notices a young lady riding a pinto horse near Shiloh who catches his eye but he is unable to catch her causing The Virginian to question his sightings. The Virginian and Trampas see the girl and her mother leaving the general store in Medicine Bow. Trampas introduces themselves to them. He learns she is Amanda Harley a member of the Harley family on a neighboring ranch they recently purchased. He asks her to the dance in town on Saturday but she rejects the offer. Trampas brings Elizabeth to the Harley home hoping to see her again. Trampas eventually convinces Amanda to join him in going to the dance but he learns that her adoptive parents have raised her with biased feelings about her history that affected her socialization. Meanwhile, a man calling himself Richard Pierce stops by the Harley home a couple times who eventually reveals to Amanda he knew her mother. Sheriff Abbott has a Marshal visiting him as the two are keeping an eye on Pierce and others who they suspect are... Written by Anonymous

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29 March 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Pierce shoots at the Sheriff in the bank, his first shot puts two bullet holes in the door the Sheriff is behind. Additionally, after Pierce leaves, too many shots are fired from the two revolvers inside the bank- one is the Sheriff, who had already fired several shots at Pierce w/o reloading, and the other is Scott. See more »

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Starlet shines
7 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Neglected starlet Valora Noland capitalizes on a rare chance to shine in psychological drama that's intriguing despite episode's cramped, set-bound look, reflective of studio economy. Noland's stigmatized character is always sympathetic, even when her psychosis puts others in senseless danger, and the viewer roots for her attempts to grope through the mental fog. McClure generously backs Noland with an attentive performance. Bullish character actor R.G. Armstrong and slick, shady Warren Stevens are also solid. The bullets fly fast and furious during a botched bank robbery, but no one needs to reload. Such sloppy indifference to detail is the bane of many western fans.

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