The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The Regimental Line 

TV-PG | | Western | Episode aired 3 March 1971
During the Ghost Dance movement a troop of soldiers visits Col MacKenzie to warn him and the ranchers. Parker as does MacKenzie recognizes Sgt. Mulcahy as a long thought dead Lt. Baxter from MacKenzie's Lancer regiment in India.




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Episode cast overview:
Trampas (credit only)
Roy Tate (credit only)
The Virginian (credit only)
Sgt. Terence Mulcahy
Col. Harmon
Lt. Dorn
Charlie Fawcet ...
Stage Shop Owner
Ivan Scott ...


A group of braves approach a man working on his cabin who grabs his rifle until he recognizes Grey Bull. He assumes they want some of his homemade whiskey but instead they shoot him and burn his cabin. They are part of the Native American Ghost Dance Movement in which the braves have an amulet they carry they believe protects them from bullets. When an Army troop arrives looking for the group of marauding Indians, both Colonel MacKenzie and Parker recognize one of the sergeants as a lancer from the British Army whom they believed to have been killed in India ten years ago - and who was supposed to have been leading MacKenzie's brother when he was captured and killed. The pair visit the Army post where MacKenzie asks Col. Harmon about Mulcahy's history. Mulcahy deserts when he recognizes Parker and MacKenzie are onto him. MacKenzie goes out after him, with the Indians crossing the trail of Mulcahy and MacKenzie as Mulcahy lets a fire get out of control drawing the attention of everyone. Written by rbecker28

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3 March 1971 (USA)  »

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Forgotten Hero
22 June 2011 | by (Roseworthy, South Australia) – See all my reviews

American Indian braves kill a moonshine brewer and burn his log cabin in the opening scene and then the movie switches to where Colonel MacKenzie is watching cattle branding in progress.

A cavalry troupe arrives and the Colonel exchanges pleasantries with the troupe leader Lieutenant Dorn. They discusses a looming threat by Indian braves out to reclaim the lands by attacking white settlers.

It also appears that a long forgotten apparently dead soldier from India, whom Parker and Colonel MacKenzie recognize from ten years ago, has arrived in the form of Sergeant Mulchay.

Parker is asked to keep an eye on Sergeant Mulchay by Colonel MacKenzie but he leaves the fort by horse as Parker calls out "Lieutenant Baxter"!

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