The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The Showdown 

The Virginian arrives in Monolith, Arizona to buy cattle from the Landers family but finds himself in the middle of a feud between them and the city Marshall Frome and his brother. The Fromes seem overbearing but maybe with a


Don McDougall


Gene L. Coon, Owen Wister (novel)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas (credit only)
Clu Gulager ... Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Roberta Shore ... Betsy Garth (credit only)
Randy Boone ... Randy Benton (credit only)
James Drury ... The Virginian
Michael Ansara ... Marshall Merle Frome
Peter Whitney ... Jake Landers
Tom Skerritt ... Billy Landers
Leonard Nimoy ... Benjamin Frome
Barry Kelley ... Sheriff Jim Brady
Leslie Perkins Leslie Perkins ... Junie
Edward Faulkner ... Tom Landers (as Ed Faulkner)
Cal Bartlett ... Bobby Landers (as Calvin Bartlett)
Dabbs Greer ... Doc


The Virginian arrives in Monolith, Arizona to buy cattle from the Landers family. Upon arrival the city Marshall warns him not to buy cattle from them. The next day the Virginian inspects the cattle and buys $5000 worth. When he and two of Landers boys return to town, one of the boys ends up in a fight but all three are arrested. The Virginian learns that no one likes Marshall Frome or his brother the deputy because of their heavy tactics. The brothers are released from jail but The Virginian is not. The Landers bring in the herd of cattle for The Virginian but the Marshall seizes the cattle and Shiloh money. The Marshall is shot by someone and assumes it was Billy Landers. when The Virginian goes to see Jake Landers, he finds Tom Landers using a running iron to brand cattle. On his return to town he spots Deputy Ben Frome who has been dragged by the Landers boys. At the Marshall's office he learns they skinned a couple of the cattle to prove that the Landers have been systematically ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

14 April 1965 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Color (Pathécolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actors Michael Ansara (Merle Frome), Leonard Nimoy (Ben Frome) and episode writer Gene L. Coon all went on to prominence in the original "Star Trek" TV series: Ansara appeared as Kang, a Klingon commander who he later reprised on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"; Nimoy starred as iconic Vulcan Spock in the series and throughout the franchise of movies and spin-offs; and Coon was an executive producer and featured writer for the run of the series. See more »

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