The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The Legacy of Spencer Flats 

In nearly abandoned Spencer Flats, Trampas is held by Della and Annie Spencer, who accuse him of being outlaw Deke Slaughter, though their handyman is not so convinced. Then the real Slaughter rides into the town, claiming to be a sheriff.





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Episode cast overview:
Col. Alan MacKenzie (credit only)
Roy Tate (credit only)
The Virginian (credit only)
Della Spencer
Teddy Birdwell
Deke Slaughter / Sheriff O'Dell
Annie Spencer


Trampas is caught in a bad wind storm in the southwest. He has lost his saddlebags with his ID, food and cooking gear. He stumbles across a sign for the town of Spencer Flats. He heads for it finding a ghost town except for the saloon which is lit with music. Entering it he finds the bar has liquor and a meal prepared on a table. Finding no one around he helps himself to a beer and the meal. As he eats two women enter from different directions and one has a shotgun at his head. the blond. Della, with the shotgun wants to take him outside and shoot him while the brunette, Annie, wants to enjoy his company for a spell. An older man, Teddy, enters and tries to calm the situation. They have received a telegraph message that Deke Slaughter has escaped from Yuma prison and Trampas meets his general description. Della wants to kill Deke (Trampas) thinking it will revive the town founded by their father. Teddy talks them into delaying any action but when the telegraph line goes down in the ... Written by Anonymous

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27 January 1971 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Mistaken Identity
18 June 2011 | by (Roseworthy, South Australia) – See all my reviews

Trampas loses his saddlebags in a storm and stumbles over a sign for Spencer Flats showing the population as 2103. However, upon arriving there, Trampas hears a Dutch Organ which draws him to the saloon and seeing nobody around helps himself to a beer plus a meal.

Little does Trampas realize he is being watched by two of the town's three people, two sisters one named Della, who believes him to be a wanted outlaw and who is intent on killing him at the first opportunity.

After much conjecture with each other, and Teddy the third person in the town, Trampas is allowed to live until the Sheriff arrives. More trouble comes when the next man arrives in town and he is assumed to be the Sheriff and this causes Trampas more concern.

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