The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Duel at Shiloh 

At a friend's grave Steve recalls how the man helped him survive his arrival at Medicine Bow and train him as a cowboy and proficient with guns. Sadly, the man's unwillingness to adapt with to the times pushed Steve to his life at Shiloh.


Jerry Hopper


D.D. Beauchamp (teleplay), Borden Chase (teleplay) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth
Doug McClure ... Trampas (credit only)
Gary Clarke ... Steve Hill
James Drury ... The Virginian
Brian Keith ... Johnny Wade
Roberta Shore ... Betsy Garth
Geraldine Brooks ... Georgia Price
Ben Johnson ... Spinner
DeForest Kelley ... Ben Tully
Russell Thorson ... Sheriff Tybee
Mort Mills ... Deputy Bender
Roy Engel ... Loomis
Perry Cook Perry Cook ... Cook
John Daheim John Daheim ... Brakeman (as John Day)
Lew Brown Lew Brown ... Dowdy


On a trip to the cemetery to visit his old friend, Steve recalls how Johnny Wade rescues a young runaway Steve Hill during a train stop on the way to Medicine Bow. Steve is accused of stabbing the brakeman but Johnny clears him by pointing out the guilty party. Johnny via an old friendship finds both of them jobs on a ranch neighboring Shiloh. Johnny takes Steve under his wing and teaches him how to be a ranch hand and how to shoot. A new owner Georgia Price buys the ranch and decides to crowd the neighboring ranches off the open grazing land by doubling her herd to make fast money. Her foreman quits and Johnny who hates barbed wire and fencing cattle ranges takes over. Steve comes to see Johnny is wrong after a discussion with Judge Garth and a run in with the Texans Georgia hired. He leaves and takes a job at Shiloh. After an attempt to stampede cattle to destroy the barbed wire fails, Steve is forced into a show down with Johnny. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2 January 1963 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gary Clarke's favorite episode of the series. See more »


When Johnny and others enter Georgia's house to talk about their employment, the shadow of a horizontal crane is seen strongly along the turquoise wall. See more »


Remake of Man Without a Star (1955) See more »

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Steve's story
16 April 2013 | by pfors-647-501497See all my reviews

Remake of 1955 Kirk Douglas actioner "Man Without a Star," tailored to provide a back story for Gary Clarke's character, improves on original in some respects, including better acting and more logical plot progression. Brian Keith effortlessly slides into the star's boots with a lusty performance as the jaded fiddlefoot who takes a liking to the greenhorn Steve. His good-natured mentoring, particularly during an amusing shooting lesson, adds poignancy to Steve's difficult decision to break away and side with Judge Garth in a festering land dispute. Gary Clarke's winning personality helped lay the foundation for the success of "The Virginian." His premature departure early in season three left a glaring vacancy that was never adequately filled.

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