The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Brother Thaddeus 

Brother Thaddeus with a bad reputation as Willy Kane returns to Medicine Bow to help at the mission. When a friend of his and others rob a payroll, he is suspected of helping them so with the help of Trampas he has to prove his innocence.


John English


William Fay, Owen Wister (novel)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Gary Clarke ... Steve Hill
James Drury ... The Virginian (credit only)
Albert Salmi ... Willie 'Brother Thaddeus' Kane
Roberta Shore ... Betsy Garth
Kathie Browne ... Floss Delaney
Joe Maross ... Homer Slattery
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark ... Benny Caboose
Richard Devon ... Arthur Faber
Ross Elliott ... Sheriff Mark Abbott
Edward Colmans ... Father Blaise
Ann Ayars ... Sister St. Luke
Bronwyn FitzSimons Bronwyn FitzSimons ... Sister St. Jonas
John Harmon ... Harry Finnegan


A man previously known as Willie and for drinking, fights, and minor crime returns to a mission and school near Medicine Bow as Brother Thaddeus, a monk. He is to help at the mission but finds himself having to run it until nuns arrive to take over. On the way there he has a chance encounter with a friend Benny who is still involved in criminal pursuits. Benny is joining two men and a bar singer Floss who is an old acquaintance of Trampas. The men scout the town for a robbery and decide to rob the train by having Floss pretend to be a nun causing the train to stop outside of town at the mission. The sheriff believes Willie is involved but he escapes jail and with the aid of Trampas they go on the hunt for the four criminals and the stolen money to clear Willie. Willie's days of criminal pursuits aids them in their search. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

30 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Willie 'Brother Thaddeus' Kane: Today we're gonna study nouns and verbs and all kinds of fancy things. Good for the inside of your heads. Praise glory.
Andrew: Father Blaise was teaching us about gerunds and gerundums.
Willie 'Brother Thaddeus' Kane: Huh?
Andrew: Gerunds and gerundums, Brother.
Willie 'Brother Thaddeus' Kane: [confused] Oh, geruns and gerundahs. Well, smart man, that Father Blaise.
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