The Virginian (1962-1971)

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    Information From IMDb

    Plot Summary

    The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth,
    the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories,
    many more based on character and relationships than the usual western.
    Written by Ed Stephan

    Series Cast
    James Drury ... The Virginian / ... (136 episodes, 1962-1970)
    Doug McClure ... Trampas / ... (95 episodes, 1962-1970)
    Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth / ... (55 episodes, 1962-1966)
    Roberta Shore ... Betsy Garth / ... (55 episodes, 1962-1965)
    Ross Elliott ... Sheriff Abbott / ... (54 episodes, 1962-1971)
    Clu Gulager ... Emmett Ryker / ... (48 episodes, 1963-1968)
    Randy Boone ... Randy Benton (45 episodes, 1963-1966)
    Gary Clarke ... Steve Hill / ... (45 episodes, 1962-1964)
    Harper Flaherty ... Harper / ... (38 episodes, 1962-1970)
    Frank Sully ... Danny / ... (23 episodes, 1962-1967)
    John Bryant ... Dr. Spaulding / ... (23 episodes, 1963-1968)
    L.Q. Jones ... Belden / ... (22 episodes, 1963-1967)
    Sara Lane ... Elizabeth Grainger (21 episodes, 1966-1970)
    Roy Engel ... Barney Wingate / ... (19 episodes, 1963-1970)
    Stuart Nisbet ... Bartender / ... (16 episodes, 1962-1970)
    Don Quine ... Stacey Grainger / ... (15 episodes, 1966-1968)
    John McIntire ... Clay Grainger (13 episodes, 1967-1970)
    Pitt Herbert ... Telegrapher / ... (12 episodes, 1962-1971)
    Lew Brown ... Dink / ... (12 episodes, 1962-1970)
    Russell Thorson ... Judge / ... (11 episodes, 1962-1970)
    Edward Faulkner ... Proctor / ... (11 episodes, 1963-1970)

    and including a few of Duke's 'Pals' and others notably

    John Mitchum, William Fawcett,Leslie Nielsen
    Leo Gordon, Ricardo Montalban, Slim Pickens
    Arthur Hunnicutt, Vera Miles, Lloyd Nolan, Leonard Nimoy
    Paul Fix, George Kennedy, Bruce Dern
    Leif Erickson, Noah Beery Jr.Jay C. Flippen
    Victor French, Bradford Dillman, Yvonne De Carlo
    Philip Carey, Ida Lupino, John Agar
    Kurt Russell,Neville Brand, Strother Martin
    William Shatner, Michael Ansara, Pernell Roberts
    Andy Devine, Robert Fuller,Burgess Meredith
    Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, Alan Hale Jr.
    Stewart Granger

    and even Harrison Ford

    Series Directed by
    Don McDougall (42 episodes, 1963-1971)
    Abner Biberman (25 episodes, 1966-1971)
    and many others...

    Series Produced by
    Norman MacDonnell .... executive producer / producer (112 episodes, 1965-1971)
    Frank Price .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (100 episodes, 1963-1967)
    and many others...

    Series Writing Credits
    Owen Wister (225 episodes, 1962-1970)
    and many others...

    Series Original Music by
    Sidney Fine (11 episodes, 1963-1966)
    Jack Hayes (9 episodes, 1964-1970)
    and many others...

    * The name of the town in Wyoming where the Shiloh Ranch is located is Medicine Bow.

    Filming Locations
    Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park - 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Iverson Ranch, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Lone Pine, California, USA
    Republic Studios/CBS Studio Center - 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA
    (as Revue Studios)
    Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA

    Best Wishes
    London- England

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  • The Virginian (known as The Men From Shiloh in its final year)
    is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure,
    which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes.
    Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute western series
    (75 minutes excluding commercial breaks).
    Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons—television's third longest running western.
    It follows Bonanza at fourteen seasons and 430 episodes, and Gunsmoke
    at twenty seasons and 635 episodes.

    This series differed from other TV westerns,
    in that it concentrated more on the characters and relationships.
    great solid and credible acting by it's main stars,
    James Drury asThe Virginian
    Doug McClure as Trampas
    and Lee J. Cobb as the Judge.
    The series was also helped by the multidude of
    well known support actors, some of which, I listed.
    Lasting 9 years, making it one of the longest,
    it was revamped in 1971, as The Men From Shiloh
    but failed to rekindle it's fanbase.

    User Review

    Best Wishes
    London- England

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  • The Virginian was one of the better western shows on tv. Of course it fell into NBC's western stable of the late 50's to the early 70's along with Bonanza and High Chaparall and all in glorious living color. It wasn't till a few years after it was on that I saw the Joel McRea movie version, that I found out that the Trampas character was really the villain of the story but, they made him a good guy for tv. And in the tv version, there was no girl for The Virginian. It was still an enjoyable show and I watched it quite abit.

  • When I saw the title of the thread I thought you mean one with Gary Cooper. This one seems to be a remake of it, because of the similiar list of caracters.

  • Senta, as far as I know, there's been at least three versions of The Virginian as a movie. The first was with Gary Cooper back in the early 30's, the next was with Joel McCrea in the 40's and, then there was a made for tv version on TNT just a few years back that starred Bill Pullman in the title roll. There may have been others but, those are the three that I remember.

  • Ok, I just checked the site and the Gary Cooper version was made in 1929 and there were two versions before that. One in 1914 and another in 1923 and the latest version was made in 2000 and James Drury, the tv Virginian had a small role in it.

  • Hi all

    If anyone this side of the pond can
    get the Irish tv channel TG4, they
    are showing "The Virginian" at 5.00pm
    every evening.


    I'll try one of those black beers....THE QUIET MAN.

  • My biggest memory of it is that I had a major crush on Doug McClure

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    A lot of young girls/women did, Sue. That's what I was trying to get across to Vera - that Trampas was one of the most appealing characters on the TV show, which is why I couldn't understand why his character wore a black hat in the films.

    De gustibus non est disputandum

  • I've only seen a very few episodes of this show but remember liking it very much. I don't know the episodes title that sticks out in my mind but, it was the last one I got to see before it was taken off our cable tv line-up. Anyway, I do remember that Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure and John Banner (pre-Sgt. Schultz of Hogan's Heroes fame) who was a Waiter at some very fancy hotel that the Lee J. Cobb character stayed in..

    Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..

  • Another one I got a notice for that scoming oput or is aleady out is: The Virginian. I've never seem more than a few episodes and one I do remember watching had Lee J. Cobb in it and he was staying at some fancy Hotel/Restaurant and the head waiter was Sergeant Schultz himself: John Banner.

    Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..

  • Does anyone know why John Dehner didn't keep Lee J. Cobbs part? He was in 4 episodes in '66 after Cobb left.

  • I always liked Dehner as Morgan Starr, but Bickford was a great addition also. Heck I even like Stewart Granger when it became The Men From Shiloh-wish it had run longer.