The Virginian (1962–1971)
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While returning to Shiloh Trampas injures his horse saving a man with a runaway team. He is forced to stay a few days in a small town with the man as an old friend arrives to force the town to sign over its gambling rights to him.


Leon Benson


Alvin Boretz (story), Frank Chase (teleplay) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Clu Gulager ... Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Randy Boone ... Randy Benton (credit only)
Diane Roter ... Jennifer Sommers (credit only)
James Drury ... The Virginian (credit only)
Richard Beymer ... Frank Colter
Sherry Jackson ... Lois Colter
Leonard Nimoy ... Keith Bentley
Sue Randall ... Sarah Bentley
Lee Patterson ... Midge Conway
Douglas Fowley ... Sheriff Ben Tolliver (as Douglas V. Fowley)
Mort Mills ... Bert Devlin
Rex Holman ... Lonny
Ken Lynch ... Philip Leland


While traveling Trampas rescues Frank Colter from a runaway wagon and in so doing his horse is injured. Trampas is forced to stay over in Eagle Rock while his horse heals and becomes friends with the residents. Colter and others have rebuilt Eagle Rock hoping for the railroad to come through it based on inside information Colter learned in his previous job. A gambling tycoon wants to take over the city and sends Midge Conway to force the town to accept his terms and offers Conway control of the gambling in Eagle Rock if he gets the contract. Midge is an old friend of Trampas and must resort to rough methods to get what he wants from Colter and the town. Trampas hopes to stay out of the conflict. Written by Anonymous

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Trampas' Coming of Age
9 March 2020 | by sonrisante-1See all my reviews

Great story line and good character engagement. Believable characters and not much melodrama, though still lots of good western action.

While returning from a trip to another town, Trampas has to decide whether to engage in a town struggle or just ignore it and get back to Medicine Bow. A legendary lawman appeals to his conscience. Trampas has a decision to make.

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17 November 1965 (USA) See more »

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Color (Pathécolor)

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1.33 : 1
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