The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The West vs. Colonel MacKenzie 

Shiloh's new owner arrives on the same train as five men who The Virginian recognizes from wanted posters. He fears they are involved in a potential range war between the big and small ranges resulting in multiple lynchings.





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Episode cast overview:
Roy Tate (credit only)
Bobby Eilbacher ...
John McLiam ...
Dennis McCarthy ...
James Gavin ...
John Andrews (as Calvin Bartlett)
Don Wilbanks ...


Colonel Alan MacKenzie arrives from England as Shiloh's new owner. Right away he faces his first challenge when a young struggling small rancher who The Virginian and Trampas strongly vouch for as a past employee is lynched, allegedly because of rustling cattle from one of the larger ranches. Another was lynched just before MacKenzie's arrival. The sheriff lacking manpower is unable to do much due to the size of the territory he must cover. MacKenzie locks horns with other members of the cattlemen's association led by Mayor Evans, who believe that extraordinary measures are needed to deal with rustlers, and due to his strong disagreement the colonel is beaten. Meanwhile, the lynched man's sister and young son are staying at Shiloh for their protection, especially as the boy may have witnessed his father's hanging though he has now gone mute due to shock. Written by rbecker28

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16 September 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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First show broadcast as "The Men from Shiloh". See more »

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10 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Revamped, renamed series opens for season nine with spaghetti western theme music, a broad, black hat for The Virginian, a mustache for Trampas and a new owner for Shiloh in the person of Col. Alan MacKenzie, a rugged ex-British army officer (played by former MGM swashbuckler Stewart Granger) with a fresh set of principles for running a ranch and the resolve to back it up with his own fists and firearms. This leaves an awful lot of down time for Drury and McClure, a fact noticed by series fans concerned that too much had changed. Potentially action-filled story goes in a calmer direction, but with compensatory sizable parts for screen beauties Elizabeth Ashley and Martha Hyer.

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