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"The Virginian" The Long Ride Home (1969)

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Richard Fielder (writer)
Owen Wister (novel)
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Original Air Date:
17 September 1969 (Season 8, Episode 1)
Holly finds two cowboys who are looking for work. The younger hand Jim looks up to Ben as the only father he has ever known as the two roam around looking for a place to settle. Ben isn't ready to settle down but Jim may have found a home. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

John McIntire ... Clay Grainger

Doug McClure ... Trampas

Tim Matheson ... Jim Horn
Sara Lane ... Elizabeth Grainger

James Drury ... The Virginian

Leslie Nielsen ... Ben Stratton
Lonny Chapman ... Weasel Willie Burr

Jeanette Nolan ... Holly Grainger
Patrick Tovatt ... Charlie

Joyce Jameson ... Millie
Jester Hairston ... John Douglas
Lynne Youngreen ... Dorie
Jean Peloquin ... Gene
Harper Flaherty ... Harper
Alex Sharp ... Buck
Pete Kellett ... Purty
Hank Calia ... Boom Boom (as Henry Calia)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cecil Combs ... Cecil (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Charles S. Dubin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Fielder  writer
Owen Wister  novel

Produced by
John Choy .... associate producer
Norman MacDonnell .... executive producer
James Duff McAdams .... producer
Robert Van Scoyk .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Shire 
Cinematography by
Enzo A. Martinelli (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Howard Terrill  (as J. Howard Terrill)
Art Direction by
Bill Kenney  (as William J. Kenney)
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
Perry Murdock 
Costume Design by
Helen Colvig 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Henry Kline .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lester Wm. Berke .... assistant director (as Les Berke)
Sound Department
Lyle Cain .... sound
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Robert Brower .... color coordinator
Music Department
Percy Faith .... composer: theme music
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Price 
Teddi Sherman 

George Orrison .... stunts
Dean Smith .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sherman Kunkel .... assistant camera
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

75 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This episode marked Tim Matheson's first appearance as a series regular.See more »


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