The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Big Tiny 

Trampas and David are sent to buy a bull at Durango for Shiloh. The Virginian vouches to Clay that Trampas can be relied on but it is David who finds himself in trouble. He agrees to be engaged to a woman he bumps into on the street.


James Sheldon


Joy Dexter (story), Joy Dexter (teleplay) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John McIntire ... Clay Grainger
Doug McClure ... Trampas
David Hartman ... David Sutton
Sara Lane ... Elizabeth Grainger (credit only)
James Drury ... The Virginian
Julie Sommars ... Martha Carson
Roger Torrey ... Tiny Morgan
Dick Foran ... Adam Burnside
Mabel Albertson ... Ma Lacey
Arthur Franz ... Sheriff Mike Miller
William Bramley William Bramley ... Karnes
John Harmon ... Hastings
Laurie Mitchell ... Louise
Olan Soule ... Sidney Glodder
Helen Kleeb ... Mrs. Mauder


Trampas and David Sutton are sent to an auction in Durango, Colorado to purchase and return with a Galloway bull. Clay wants to send The Virginian but he can't leave so he vouches for Trampas and suggests adding David in case they have to drive the bull back. After arriving in Durango, David bumps into Martha Carson who is trying to avoid the romantic overtures of the big hulk "Tiny" Morgan. During the encounter Martha asks David to be engaged to her until Tiny who David mistakes for a diminutive store clerk leaves town. Trampas knows Tiny and tries to warn David but ultimately takes advantage of the situation at David's expense. The charade turns into a massive problem for both of them as word spreads and Tiny decides to stay for their wedding. Martha's landlady wants to give them a bridal shower while Tiny trails David to make sure he treats Martha properly. After taking a trip to a jewelry store to buy rings, David accidentally takes a ring resulting in the Sheriff putting him in ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

18 December 1968 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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15 July 2019 | by alfredpr-69611See all my reviews

I watched this episode to see a giant as was touted in the episode description, I expected 7'2" Richard Kiel or 7'7" Max Palmer even 6'11" Robert "Big Buck" Maffei but we get an underwhelming obscure blonde actor that is just a micron taller than the rest of the cast. James Arness was taller than this Big Tiny.

Was it too much of a bother for the casting people to scrounge up an extremely tall actor worthy of the moniker GIANT? What was Ted Cassidy and Mickey Morton doing? I think I know why they didn't cast a real giant; the egos of the lead cast would probably be deflated, James Drury and Doug McClure were very insecure I hear.

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