The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Siege 

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.

Director:

Don McDougall

Writers:

Donn Mullally, Owen Wister (novel)
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1963 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Revue Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the tradition of "High Noon"
5 April 2013 | by pfors-647-501497See all my reviews

The Gary Cooper classic "High Noon" served as a model for TV westerns scripting the hero to take a lonely stand against the forces of evil. "Siege" is a fine example of the sub-genre and a typically accomplished episode from season two. McClure plays the reluctant hero peerlessly, but the solid, undervalued Ron Hayes has the Cooperish role of the town marshal who risks losing his life and his wife, played by willowy former "Father Knows Best" ingénue Elinor Donahue. Joseph Campanella drips oily menace as the head bandido. Agonizingly tense buildup to elaborately staged final shootout is a tribute to the acumen of production team.


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