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The Virginian 

TV-PG | | Western | TV Series (1962–1971)
Personable Western series based in Wyoming from the 1890s onward.
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9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1971   1970   1969   1968   1967   1966   … See all »
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Doug McClure ...  Trampas 249 episodes, 1962-1971
James Drury ...  The Virginian 249 episodes, 1962-1971
Lee J. Cobb ...  Judge Henry Garth 120 episodes, 1962-1966
Sara Lane ...  Elizabeth Grainger 105 episodes, 1966-1970
Clu Gulager ...  Emmett Ryker / ... 104 episodes, 1963-1968
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Storyline

The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Colonel 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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Gallop along with this loner who has a lot of friends. He must - this is his seventh big season. Ninety exciting minutes of Western action. (season seven) See more »

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Western

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Men from Shiloh See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(249 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In the final season (1970-71) of The Virginian, the show was renamed "The Men from Shiloh" and was given an Italian western-style credits sequence complete with a theme by Italian composer Ennio Morricone specially commissioned for the show. See more »

Goofs

As The Virginian, Trampas, and Hill (and Ryker, later in Season 1) ride their horses on the dirt road In the opening credits, tire tracks can clearly be seen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Unchained (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The Virginian
(Theme)
by Percy Faith
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If you like Westerns, do NOT miss this series!
12 October 2013 | by gerryn-101-931942See all my reviews

This series (The Virginian) is truly amazing. It ran for 9 long seasons, a total of 249 episodes. The Virginian (James Drury) and Trampas (Doug MaClure) stayed through the entire series. There were a number of Owners of the 'Shiloh Ranch' located near Medicine Bow, Wyoming in the late 1800's. The daughters and/or nieces of the owner were a series of lovely actresses. Owners included Lee J. Cobb, Charles Bickford, and John McIntyre (and his real-life wife, Jeanette Nolan). John Dehner was also the owner for a (mercifully) short period.

Although there were many, many writers and a very long list of directors, the series was very fluid. Top name actors were guest stars week after week, and somehow the episodes were always very enjoyable. When you stop to think that they basically produced a 90 minute movie every week, 30 weeks a year, it is remarkable that each week was unique and entertaining. Various sensitive topics were handled in a real-to-life manner.

This series remains, in my opinion, one of if not the greatest series ever presented on TV. I would watch every episode again, and with great enjoyment!


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