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"The Virginian" Holocaust (1970)

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Original Air Date:
28 January 1970 (Season 8, Episode 17)
An eastern combine wants to take over the Wyoming cattle market with Shiloh in the middle of their sights. A burned Shiloh and delayed cattle drive leads to a loss on the sale of cattle resulting in all the Shiloh hands being laid off. 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

Anthony Franciosa ... Kordick

Harold J. Stone ... Adam Southcort

Jeanette Nolan ... Holly Grainger

Sandy Kenyon ... Rafe Ogden

Sean McClory ... Walter May

John Hoyt ... John Weston

Ross Elliott ... Sheriff Mark Abbott
Harper Flaherty ... Harper
Jean Peloquin ... Jean
Lynne Youngreen ... Lola
Alex Sharp ... Muirhead
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cecil Combs ... Cecil (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jeannot Szwarc 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Duff McAdams  story
Robert Van Scoyk  writer
Charles Marquis Warren  developed for television by (uncredited)
Owen Wister  novel

Produced by
John Choy .... associate producer
Norman MacDonnell .... executive producer
James Duff McAdams .... producer
Robert Van Scoyk .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Enzo A. Martinelli (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jack W. Schoengarth 
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
Sound Department
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Robert Brower .... color coordinator
Music Department
Percy Faith .... composer: theme music
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Price 
Teddi Sherman 
Charles Marquis Warren  developed for television by

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

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75 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The class of season eight, 1 June 2015
Author: pfors-647-501497 from United States

The upsetting sight of Shiloh reduced to a pile of steaming rubble (in a matte painting) is only the beginning of exemplary episode full of emotional upheaval. Expert script by Robert Van Scoyk runs the gamut from desolation and despair to hope and recovery, testing the acting chops of the entire cast of regulars, who come through with flying colors. There's also a climactic shootout at a remote cabin and a twisty whodunit finale. Story's thoughtful statement, very much in keeping with the day's anti-establishment trends, advocates the rights of independent ranchers, who live on the land and are its natural stewards, against the greedy Eastern combines that only seek to exploit. There were a number of fine episodes in season eight, but none better than this one.

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