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The Virginian 

TV-PG | | Western | TV Series (1962–1971)
Personable Western series based in Wyoming from the 1890s onward.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Doug McClure ...  Trampas 249 episodes, 1962-1971
James Drury ...  The Virginian 249 episodes, 1962-1971
Lee J. Cobb ...  Judge Henry Garth 120 episodes, 1962-1966
Sara Lane ...  Elizabeth Grainger 105 episodes, 1966-1970
Clu Gulager ...  Emmett Ryker / ... 104 episodes, 1963-1968
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Storyline

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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Western

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Official Sites:

INSP | Official Fan Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Men from Shiloh See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(249 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Despite James Drury and Doug McClure appearing on the show for the entire nine season run, it was impossible for both of them to appear in all two hundred forty-nine episodes of the series. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Prism (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

The Virginian
(Theme)
by Percy Faith
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A great achievement in its time.
9 May 2001 | by west-1See all my reviews

This was an ambitious series, which made use of first class actors and magnificent location photography.

In its early years the series had five main characters: Judge Garth, owner of Shiloh, a great cattle ranch in Wyoming; his innocent young daughter Betsy; the Virginian, his heroic foreman; and two likeable ranch hands, Trampas and Steve. The relationships between these five, as they were developed and tested, provided the most affecting and amusing moments.

The series gave us strong, intelligent stories, which could be tragic or light-hearted, and often the direction was imaginative, sometimes even poetic. Issues such as injustice through prejudice, individual responsibility and the necessity for compromise were explored, and 'Shiloh' came to stand for the virtues of tolerance, compassion, courage and optimism. Compared with earlier Western series, The Virginian was amazingly deep yet subtle.

As the series ran on over the years it created a hopeful vision of a society slowly progressing towards order and peace.


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