The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Vengeance Is the Spur 

A wealthy woman persuades The Virginian to take her to the badlands to a gang lead by the previous foreman of Shiloh. Her initial story is not the full truth. She wants to kill a man there because of her daughter but falls for the leader.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Judge Henry Garth (credit only)
... Trampas (credit only)
... Steve Hill (credit only)
... The Virginian
... Michael O'Rourke
... Frances Graham
... Betsy Garth
Ed Kemmer ... Eddie Thorpe (as Edward Kemmer)
... Sheriff
John Bryant ... Dr. Spaulding
Kathryn Card ... Mathilde
... Gertrude
Paul Sorensen ... Thorpe's Guard
William Allyn ... Foxie Stevens
... Luke (as Adam Hill)


Frances Graham, a wealthy cultured woman, arrives in Medicine Bow and uses the ruse of being thrown off her horse to gain the friendship of The Virginian. She wants him to take her into the badlands to the hideout of Michael O'Rourke who was the foreman of Shiloh before The Virginian and still a close friend of The Virginian. Michael is now the leader of an outlaw gang but he does not sanction killing. Frances is looking for Eddie Thorpe who she says is her husband and believes he killed a man but the man is alive. The Virginian takes Frances to Michael but when they arrive they learn Frances is after Eddie for the death of her daughter and tries to kill him. Michael searches for the truth and at the same time he develops feelings for Frances. Frances and the Virginian leave and Michael decides it is time leave the gang, turn himself in at Shiloh, and work toward a better future perhaps with Frances. However, Eddie is given the mistaken idea Michael plans to kill him at the hideout ... Written by Anonymous

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27 February 1963 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Widow with a mission
19 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

The very wealthy Nina Foch becomes the talk of Medicine Bow when she arrives what with taking two rooms at the hotel paying in advance and then going horseback riding every day. She's stalking The Virginian. But James Drury is only a means to an end.

She wants Drury to take her to outlaw leader Michael Rennie where in his band of outlaws is Ed Kemmer a man who both disgraced and killed her daughter. She wants the same from him, but she starts falling in love with Rennie who's grown bored and disillusioned with the outlaw life.

Nice performances from Rennie, Foch, and Kemmer as well as Drury who goes a long way to persuading his old friend to give up the crooked life.

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