The Virginian (1962–1971)

You Can Lead a Horse to Water 

Trampas asked to deliver a friendly prisoner to Clearwater by stage finds himself with a stuffy southern belle. When the stage is held up, she forces Trampas and his prisoner to go after the robbers which becomes a lesson in life to her.



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Episode cast overview:
Clay Grainger (credit only)
Jim Horn (credit only)
Sara Lane ...
Elizabeth Grainger (credit only)
The Virginian (credit only)
Luther Watson
Elizabeth Hubbard ...
Mary Marshall
Will Baxter (as Noah Beery)
Tom Kendrick
Richard Devon ...
Widow Krebs
John Daheim ...
Grimes (as John Day)
Bartender Fred
Sheila Leighton ...


While having a drink in a Medicine Bow saloon, Trampas meets horse trader Luther Watson who has interesting perspectives on life. He tells Trampas widow Krebs in Clearwater is trying to force him to marry her. Sheriff Abbott enters to ask Trampas accompany a prisoner to Clearwater for him as he appoints Trampas a temporary deputy. When Trampas asks about the prisoner, Abbott shackles Trampas to Luther wanted for stealing horses. The two of them are on the stage with Mary Marshall who is a very talkative and stuffy southern belle. After the stage is robbed, she forces Trampas and Luther at gunpoint to trail the thieves one of whom is the stagecoach driver. Meanwhile, in Clearwater widow Krebs frustrated with the local Sheriff is worried about the missing Luther. She tells Tom Kendrick about Mary, to whom he is engaged, being missing. During the search for the thieves, Mary matures and Luther's knowledge of horses plays a key role in recovering Mary's dowry. Written by Anonymous

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7 January 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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