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The Virginian 

TV-PG | | Western | TV Series (1962–1971)
The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Colonel MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »
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1971   1970   1969   1968   1967   1966   … See all »
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Trampas 249 episodes, 1962-1971
...  The Virginian 249 episodes, 1962-1971
...  Judge Henry Garth 120 episodes, 1962-1966
...  Elizabeth Grainger 105 episodes, 1966-1970
...  Emmett Ryker / ... 104 episodes, 1963-1968
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Colonel MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more based on character and relationships than the usual western. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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With every hoofbeat, history is made. (season five) See more »

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19 September 1962 (USA)  »

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The Men from Shiloh  »

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In the book, the ranch, which is actually named Sunk Creek, is 270 miles from Medicine Bow. When the Virginian is promoted to foreman, he moves out of the bunkhouse to his own home on the ranch. The Virginian and Trampas are not friends. Near the end of the book, Trampas is killed by the Virginian. See more »

Goofs

The setting of the show in Wyoming Territory in the 1890's would have resulted in a very short run of episodes since Wyoming Territory ceased to exist after July 10, 1890 when the State of Wyoming was admitted to the Union. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.18 (2013) See more »

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The Virginian
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If you like Westerns, do NOT miss this series!
12 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This series (The Virginian) is truly amazing. It ran for 9 long seasons, a total of 249 episodes. The Virginian (James Drury) and Trampas (Doug MaClure) stayed through the entire series. There were a number of Owners of the 'Shiloh Ranch' located near Medicine Bow, Wyoming in the late 1800's. The daughters and/or nieces of the owner were a series of lovely actresses. Owners included Lee J. Cobb, Charles Bickford, and John McIntyre (and his real-life wife, Jeanette Nolan). John Dehner was also the owner for a (mercifully) short period.

Although there were many, many writers and a very long list of directors, the series was very fluid. Top name actors were guest stars week after week, and somehow the episodes were always very enjoyable. When you stop to think that they basically produced a 90 minute movie every week, 30 weeks a year, it is remarkable that each week was unique and entertaining. Various sensitive topics were handled in a real-to-life manner.

This series remains, in my opinion, one of if not the greatest series ever presented on TV. I would watch every episode again, and with great enjoyment!


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