The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Trampas returns to a town to repay debts and see the girl he left but she is married to the Marshal. The family Trampas had lived with is killed by Comancheros caught by Trampas. Only he and the Marshal are willing to stand up to them.


Don McDougall


Donn Mullally, Owen Wister (novel)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Gary Clarke ... Steve Hill (credit only)
James Drury ... The Virginian (credit only)
Philip Carey ... Duke Logan
Elinor Donahue ... Carole Cole
Ron Hayes ... Marshal Brett Cole
Joseph Campanella ... Pedro Lopez
Nestor Paiva ... Charley Sanchez
Myron Healey ... Yance Cooper
Thomas Bellin Thomas Bellin ... Sam Oliver
Peter Brooks ... Brooks
John Zaremba ... Undertaker
Ray Montgomery ... Businessman
Edward Faulkner ... Gambler (as Ed Faulkner)


Trampas hits it lucky in an all night poker game in Medicine Bow and walks away with big winnings. He decides to take a vacation, repay several debts he owed from years back, and see a girl he has fond memories of in Logan, New Mexico. Many of the locals are surprised and happy when he pays his debts but Duke Logan is not happy to see Trampas. Duke wants him away from his sister Carole who is married to the city marshal Brett Cole. When Trampas goes to visit the family he worked for, he finds they have been murdered and their home ransacked. He tracks down the Commancheros, kills one, and brings the other two to the Marshal. He learns that the area is under control of Commancheros and that the city residents want the two men released. Duke and Carole try to convince Trampas to withdraw his complaint against the two men but the Marshal backs Trampas against his wife's wishes. When the town removes the Marshal all seems well until the Commancheros tell the people to leave the streets as... Written by Anonymous

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18 December 1963 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Terrorized by the Comancheros
4 September 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

After a real lucky streak helped with a borrowed $10.00 to call on a hot poker hand, Doug McClure keeps his money and heads out for a town he and his dad used to hang out at and where both left a lot of debts. But Doug's come back to square his debts.

Many are happy to see him, a few are not such as Elinor Donahue who is now married to the town marshal Ton Hayes. But when McClure comes upon the bodies of a man and wife who befriended him back then and tracks down the killers as a trio of Comancheros, he brings two of them back alive for Hayes as prisoners to stand trial.

This town is terrorized by them and their leader Joseph Campanella and they operate with impunity in the area. The business leaders led by banker Philip Carey just pay them off to not rob the place too often or raid it like Quantrill.

Shades of films like High Noon, Warlock, and Johnny Concho are present in this Virginian story. Interesting set of characters for the townspeople.

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