The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Stacey buys a gold watch that may have belonged to his dead dad. It sets him off on a journey to find the truth about his parent's deaths. He meets an orphaned girl who owned the watch and is curious about her parents who she never knew.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Trampas (credit only)
Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Amos Tyke
Mrs. Archer
Doc Bigelow
Rafe Potter
Mr. Archer
Swift Wolf


Stacey buys a used watch that appears to be have belonged to his dad from a peddler. It brings back memories of his parents and their death at the hand of Indians when the watch was taken. He confirms with his grandfather that the watch may have been the one he gave to his son so he goes on the hunt to track the previous owners of the watch. After finding a couple of previous owners, he is lead to Elaine who remembers the watch as hers and the only memento of her dad who left her when she was four. Together they track down the history of the watch and her parents. The trip takes them to Texas and an Indian reservation where Stacey is able to recall the truth about his parents' deaths. Stacey and Elaine become very close as their search gets closer to the answers they seek but events may tear them apart. Written by Anonymous

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18 January 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Back lot odyssey
7 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Skimpy back lot odyssey pretends Grand Canyon scale on a phone booth budget. The script isn't bad though, and a colorful array of Hollywood perennials sporadically brings it to life. Former forties sultry leading lady Audrey Totter plays a stubborn biddy too vain to wear her glasses, Andy Devine is a garrulous peddler, Stuart Erwin a frazzled Indian agent and Pat O'Brien a kindly old doctor. Familiar faces Bruce Bennett, Karl Swenson and Robert F. Simon also turn up. Best of all, and seen too briefly, is Henry Brandon, so memorable as the vicious Chief Scar in the John Ford classic "The Searchers," here playing a rueful, resigned old chief.

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