The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The Virginian accidentally kills the son of an Australian sheep rancher who has little time and love for his family. His daughter is in the middle between The Virginian who she loves and her father who barely notices her.

Director:

Robert Butler

Writers:

Don Ingalls, Owen Wister (novel)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Clu Gulager ... Emmett Ryker
Randy Boone ... Randy Benton
Diane Roter Diane Roter ... Jennifer Summers (credit only)
James Drury ... The Virginian
John Anderson ... Adam Tercell
Maura McGiveney Maura McGiveney ... Reagan Tercell
John McLiam ... John Pierce
Sean McClory ... Cobb
Jon Locke ... Abel Tercell
Tim Donnelly ... Tippy
Edward Faulkner ... Proctor
Harold Gould ... Lacey
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Storyline

The Tercell family which raises sheep is moving into the area from Australia. The son Abel and daughter Reagan arrive first with ranch hands o prepare for the sheep. This is creating panic among the cattlemen who find Abel Tercell to be unwilling to compromise on sharing the public grazing lands. The son who is a bully becomes embroiled in a fight with the Virginian and loses. He confronts the Virginian on the road and is accidentally killed during the mêlée. The Virginian falls in love with the daughter, Reagan who sees her brother for what he was. When the father Adam arrives and learns Abel was killed by The Virginian but will not be prosecuted, he decides he can legally kill him in a range war. Adam Tercell is a hardened man who lost his wife and land in Australia who has few feelings for his daughter and never had much love or time for his dead son and wife. As tensions grow awaiting the arrival of the sheep and the fight that ensues to cross Shiloh land, Adams feelings toward ... Written by Anonymous

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fistfight | whipping | See All (2) »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The Virginian says the train that is leaving is heading north. The railroad tracks in Medicine Bow run east and west. See more »

Quotes

The Virginian: You don't use a whip on a man.
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Soundtracks

The Wild Colonial Boy
Irish/Australian folksong
Performed by Sean McClory
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