The Virginian relates the history of Trampas coming to Shiloh as he tries to calm a boy on a rampage. Trampas was raised by a gambling father who tried to reform him and Trampas' effort for revenge ...
The Virginian and Shiloh money are rescued by a lone man who he rewards with a job at Shiloh. He rubs the other men the wrong way, works hard, but is obviously a gunman. Clay Grainger soon realizes ...
The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son... See full summary »
The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Henry Garth (Lee J. Cobb), the Grainger brothers, and Colonel Alan MacKenzie (Stewart Granger). It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more based on character and relationships than the usual western.Written by
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As is the case throughout "The Virginian" in all forms - book, movie, and television - his actual name is never revealed. He is only referred to as the foreman, the ramrod, or of course, The Virginian. See more »
As The Virginian, Trampas, and Hill (and Ryker, later in Season 1) ride their horses on the dirt road In the opening credits, tire tracks can clearly be seen. See more »
This was my favourite TV western when I was a child, and I believe it was much more superior than the other TV westerns of the 70s. The casting and acting was first rate, so to was the cinematography. The story lines were realistic, gritty and strong. The character of the Virginian and Trampas worked well together and the chemistry between the actors was evident. While the Virginian was the strong silent type, Trampas was the wild and reckless one. Each episode had a wide array of character actors who began their acting careers on this show. I find it strange that of all the TV westerns this seems to be the only one that is not available on either VHS and/or DVD. I only wish the entire series plus The Men from Shiloh were available on DVD.
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