The Virginian: Season 2, Episode 15

The Invaders (1 Jan. 1964)

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Garth's rival from Texas buys a ranch near Shiloh with an eye to expand it. Trampas has an eye for his daughter adding to the friction when the rival puts pressure on small ranches to sell out and cuts the water supply to them and Shiloh.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Clarke ...
Mike Tyrone
Margaret 'Maggie' Tyrone
Roberta Shore ...
Tom Tyrone
Rees Vaughn ...
Kevin Tyrone
Paul Comi ...
Harold Braden
Roy Engel ...
John Rudd
Robert Williams ...
Charles Evans
Ralph Manza ...
Harry the Barber


An old rival of Judge Garth, Mike Tyrone, with his two sons and daughter move their Circle T ranch from Texas to Wyoming. Mike has his eye on expanding to build a ranch that will provide his daughter with the future he believes she deserves. Trampas as usual has his eye on her much to the dislike of her father and brothers. Mike offers to buy out other small ranches in the area but leaves a veiled threat he will take other action if they don't sell. While escorting Maggie back to her ranch in advance of a rain storm, Trampas sprains his ankle while showing off and they lose their horses forcing the two of them to spend the night in a cave. When they are found, Maggie is taken to Shiloh due to chills and her brothers give Trampas a beating. When Mike comes to pick Maggie up after a couple of days, they learn her and Trampas had left together earlier. Mike then puts his plan into action which is to cut off the water to the other ranches. When Garth and others confront Mike, a fight ... Written by Anonymous

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1 January 1964 (USA)  »

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When guest stars falter
14 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The series' house troupe could always be counted on for entertainment values, which was vitally important when guest stars faltered, as in this undernourished backlot epic. Script gives bellicose Ed Begley too much license to bluster in his patented kingfish manner, and sultry Beverley Owen, who looks like she should be poised on a divan with a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other, is miscast as his repressed daughter. By way of compensation: Lee J. Cobb gives his usual forceful portrayal of Judge Garth; effervescent Roberta Shore yodels charmingly; the athletic Doug McClure flashes some trick riding and the bunkhouse bonhomie of McClure, James Drury and Gary Clarke is as congenial as ever.

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