The Virginian (1962–1971)
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A Welcoming Town 

Trampas goes to visit Ida Martin and son Joe who he lived with as a child. Having not seen them in a few years he finds their place deserted. When he learns Joe was killed by a posse, he can't believe the reason given for his death.


Abner Biberman


Norman Jolley (story), Sy Salkowitz (teleplay) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bickford ... John Grainger (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Clu Gulager ... Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Don Quine ... Stacey Grainger (credit only)
Sara Lane ... Elizabeth Grainger (credit only)
James Drury ... The Virginian (credit only)
Robert Fuller ... Clint Richards
Frank Overton ... Sam Atkins
Carole Wells ... Cathy Atkins
Lynda Day George ... Judy Atkins (as Lynda Day)
Phillip Pine ... Sheriff
Jocelyn Brando ... Ida Martin
Jim Creech Jim Creech ... Buddy Lee
Kent McCord ... Bill Lee
Russell Thorson ... Daniel Marsh


Trampas goes to visit Ida Martin and her son Joe who he stayed with as a child. He finds their home empty and deserted. He runs into a beautiful blond Judy Atkins who was a friend of Joe Martin at a scenic water hole where she goes for quiet time. She tells him he is trespassing which is confirmed by the Lee brothers when Trampas visits the gold mine Joe worked. Ida's neighbor Sam Atkins has bought the Martin place. He learns from a friend of Ida that she has moved to another town and that Joe is dead. Joe was accused of attacking Judy and killed by a posse. Trampas does not believe the story fits the friend he knew so he starts asking questions and visits the mine again where a piece of ore he takes and has analyzed indicates the new owner has found a rich vein. The mine is worked by Atkins, the Lee brothers, and Clint Richards who is engaged to Judy's sister Cathy. The sheriff tells Trampas that unless there is new evidence the case is closed. As Trampas asks questions the attacks ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

22 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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24 June 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Sexual misconduct and an attempted rape were not subjects for westerns until the 60s. But that is what Doug McClure has to deal with when he goes to visit old friends. What he finds is that the friend was shot to death and his mother Jocelyn Brando moved to town.

The deceased was accused of attacking Lynda Day George. As it turns out her father Frank Overton bought the property where Brando and her son lived where there is an old mine where Overton's prospective son-in-law Robert Fuller is working with two others. He's marrying Overton's other daughter Carole Wells.

There's one bad aroma to this one and Trampas is going to find out no matter how many toes he steps on. He gets himself stepped on a bit too.

As you can gather the mine is the key to this old mystery.

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