The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The Mysterious Mr. Tate 

Col. MacKenzie rescues a man, Tate, from a lynching for a shooting he saw to be self-defense. MacKenzie is traveling on a train with the young daughter of a friend who believes she is in love with Tate who has an outlaw background.

Director:

Abner Biberman

Writer:

Jean Holloway

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Stewart Granger ... Col. Alan MacKenzie
Doug McClure ... Trampas (credit only)
Lee Majors ... Roy Tate
James Drury ... The Virginian (credit only)
Robert Webber ... Jackson Reed
Dane Clark ... Barton Ellis
Annette O'Toole ... Lark Walters
John McLiam ... Parker
Ken Renard ... Endicott
Walter Sande ... Graham
Bing Russell ... Sheriff Martin (as Neil Russell)
Shirley O'Hara ... Mrs. Drew
John Rayner John Rayner ... Rex Phillips
Tod Stark Tod Stark ... Horace
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Storyline

Colonel MacKenzie is traveling on a train in a private rail car with Lark Walters, the young and sheltered daughter of a wealthy friend of his. At a stop in a town, he and her see a young man shoot another man in self-defense in the street. Later, MacKenzie while on the train sees the same young man being lynched. He stops the train to save him and brings him onto the train to help him escape, where the overly romantic Lark falls for the young stranger as MacKenzie tries to help him. MacKenzie tries to keep them apart, but Lark won't give up. Meanwhile, other men on the train hatch up a scheme to kidnap Lark and hold her for ransom. They recognize Tate who was in prison with one of them so he has an outlaw background. They try to get the young man, Tate, to join with them. This episode introduces Tate as a series regular as Col. MacKenzie offers him a job at Shiloh. Written by rbecker28

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1970 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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