The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The Lady from Wichita 

The owner of a ranch next to Shiloh dies leaving his entire estate to a woman who runs a saloon in Wichita. Her and her partner go to Medicine Bow expecting to sell the ranch but she decides to stay on the ranch despite their background.


Don McDougall


True Boardman, Owen Wister (novel)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bickford ... John Grainger
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Clu Gulager ... Sheriff Emmett Ryker
Don Quine ... Stacey Grainger
Sara Lane ... Elizabeth Grainger
James Drury ... The Virginian (credit only)
Joan Collins ... Lorna Marie Marshall
Rose Marie ... Belle Stephens
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Graves
Harry Lauter ... Roy Kane
Russell Thorson ... Judge Craig
L.Q. Jones ... Belden
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Scanlon
Helen Kleeb ... Mrs. Howard
Walter Reed ... Rev. Nichols


Carl Crandall dies leaving his entire estate including a ranch next to Shiloh to Lorna Marie Marshall. Lorna receives a telegram from Judge Craig notifying her of the inheritance. Lorna and her friend Belle Stephens sell their saloon in Wichita and leave for Medicine Bow. They had discussed selling the ranch and taking the money to move to San Francisco. Once reaching Medicine Bow and meeting the Judge and other residents Lorna decides to try the life of a lady rancher as she enjoys being treated as a respectable lady. In a codicil Crandall has asked Lorna to donate money including $200 to Trampas for his help. When her foreman quits, she asks Trampas to take over until she can find a replacement. John Grainger and Trampas agree to the request plus Trampas is quite attracted to Lorna. They transition into the new life including going to church and joining the Ladies Aid Society. The two ladies come to enjoy their new life until Roy Kane a petty criminal arrives threatening their new ... Written by Anonymous

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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Joan Collins is billed as "Guest Star" while Rose Marie is billed as "Special Guest Star." That may seem odd today, but in 1967, the latter was considered the bigger name, as she had just finished five seasons on the enormously successful "The Dick Van Dyke Show." See more »

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The inheritance
16 October 2020 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Virginian story has Joan Collins and Rose Marie arriving in Medicine Bow to claim an inheritance. Said inheritance being a nice ranch adjoining Shiloh.

The two women worked in a saloon in Wichita and they aren't quite sure who bequeathed them this property. But it turns out the owner was wounded in a gun battle and this was his way of paying back.

Collins and Rose Marie pretend to be long lost relations of the deceased, they don't want folks to know about their background. But when Harry Lauter comes to town who knew them back when the plans are put in disarray.

This is a nice story and the main lesson to be drawn from it is that people will surprise you. Watch and see what I mean.

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27 September 1967 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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