The Virginian Season 5

Season 5

The Virginian Season 5

First Air Date: September 14, 1966

First Aired on    :   1966
Episodes    :   29 episodes



Episodes

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5x29 The Strange Quest of Claire Bingham (April 12, 1967)



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5x28 Lady of the House (April 05, 1967)



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5x27 The Girl on the Pinto (March 29, 1967)


On the range Trampas spots a girl (Valora Noland) riding a pinto whom he has seen before but whom no one believes exists including the Virginian. Trampas rides after her but she rides off refusing to talk to him. In town he sees her again with her mother, Miriam Harley (Vivi Janiss), learns her name is Amanda, and that her parents have bought a local farm. He tries to get her to go a dance but she refuses. As the Harley's leave town they are watched by a man, Richard Pierce (Warren Stevens), who has just arrived at the hotel. Pierce learns where the Harleys live and later visits and talks with Amanda but rides off when her father, Frederick (R. G. Amstrong) arrives. In town, Pierce tries to get the stationmaster to arrange to stop a train so it can drop off some horses and is overheard by Sheriff Mark Abbott. He also briefly talks with another man who arrives on the train, Bert Robinson (Sandy Kenyon). The Sheriff returns to the jail where Marshall John Howard (Ken Mayer) is waiting a


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5x26 A Welcoming Town (March 22, 1967)



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5x25 Bitter Harvest (March 15, 1967)



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5x24 Nightmare at Fort Killman (March 08, 1967)


Watched by two men, Stacey Grainger buys a train ticket to San Francisco where he is to meet the Virginian. He leaves his bag with the Station Master (Harry Harvey Sr.) but when he returns to the station to catch the train he is waylaid by the men who had been watching him. One of the men, whom it turns out is army Sergeant Tom Beale (Johnny Seven), dresses Stacey in an army uniform, fills him with rotgut and takes him to Fort Killman where he gives the clerk (Wally Strauss) papers saying Stacey is Willard J. Thorne, a new recruit. Beale is surprised to learn, however, that his own army discharge papers have not yet arrived and won't come through for two days. The unconscious Stacey is thrown in the guardhouse where he meets black soldier Billy Martin (Don Mitchell). The top Sergeant, Joe Trapp (James Daly) and commanding officer, Captain MacDowell (Les Crane), return to the fort from a reconnaissance. It is clear the two distrust one another and are not on good terms, with Trapp imply


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5x23 Doctor Pat (March 01, 1967)



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5x22 Melanie (February 22, 1967)



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5x21 Without Mercy (February 15, 1967)



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5x20 The Gauntlet (February 08, 1967)



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5x19 The Modoc Kid (February 01, 1967)


Five men arrive in Medicine Bow intent on robbing the bank: Bob Archer (Harry Carey Jr.), Frank Cave (Gene Ellis), brothers Roy (John Goddard) and Cullen Tindall (Harrison Ford), and leader and well-known gunslinger, Del Stetler alias the Modoc Kid (John Saxon). However, they have been observed by Deputy Emmett Ryker and are ambushed by him, Sheriff Abbott (Ross Elliott) and other deputies. Cave is killed and Archer is wounded and captured but the others escape even though Roy Tindall is seriously wounded. They manage to elude the posse and go to Shiloh ranch where the hands are away on a trail drive and only the Graingers are home. They take the Graingers prisoner, forcing Elizabeth to tend to the wounded Roy, and it soon becomes clear the Modoc Kid is obsessed with his own notoriety as a gunslinger. Roy needs medical attention and so the Modoc Kid forces John Grainger to lure Dr. Hinton (Paul Fix) to Shiloh with the pretense that Elizabeth Grainger has broken her collar bone in an ac


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5x18 Requiem for a Country Doctor (January 25, 1967)


One morning the Virginian arrives in a small town to meet Stacey Grainger and sees a gallows being built. From the owner of the saloon, Clara Plain (Cloris Leachman), he learns Stacey is being held in jail and is scheduled to be hanged the next morning. The Sheriff (Ford Rainey) tells him Stacey lost in a card game watched by the beloved local doctor, John Marsh, and had harsh words with him and that the doctor had a large quantity of money he had collected for the local orphanage. Having no money, Stacey went out of town where he encountered and murdered the Sheriff for the money and was caught by two locals. Stacey claims he came upon the already dead doctor, heard someone running away and fired a waring shot into the dark. Although Stacey did not have the money on him, the Sheriff claims he threw it away when he heard men approaching. In the next cell to Stacey is Randall (Morgan Woodward) who is awaiting transfer to prison. The Virginian learns that Stacey's trial was called hastil


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5x17 Yesterday's Timepiece (January 18, 1967)



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5x16 Sue Ann (January 11, 1967)


Sue Ann McCrae (Patty Duke) lives on a small farmstead with her widower father (Edward Binns), her two younger brothers, and hand Joe Stevens (Paul Carr). Joe wants to marry her but she feels trapped and one night runs off. She hails a stage driven by Mr. Tait (Roy Barcroft) and on it meets Trampas and tells him she is going to San Francisco. Arriving in Medicine Bow, Trampas gets her a room at Mrs. Crandall's (Rita Lynn) boarding house. Meanwhile, Joe and Pa McCrae search for Sue Ann and learn from Tait that she went to Medicine Bow and that she was with a Shiloh hand, Trampas. They arrive at Shiloh and Trampas takes them to the boarding house. Sue Ann confesses to them that she wants to see life and live it and do things outside the farm routine and that she is going to get a job to raise money to go to San Francisco. She volunteers to come back to the farm but her father says he will give her a chance to spread her wings but she is always welcome to return. Joe wants to stick around


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5x15 Vengeance Trail (January 04, 1967)



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5x14 The Girl on the Glass Mountain (December 28, 1966)


Cowhand Howie Sheppard (Tom Tryon) participates in his last cattle drive for Shiloh as he is to marry Donna Maguire (Pamela Austin) once the roundup is over and settle down – that is, if Donna's father Jasper (Hugh Beaumont), a well-off store owner, consents to the marriage. He also encounters Rail (Michael Greene), a former co-worker with a larcenous streak and warns him against rustling cattle from the Shiloh herd like he used to do when they worked together at the Connally ranch. At a dance, Donna tells Howie the story of the girl on the glass mountain who would not come down until she met her Prince. After a dance, Howie asks Jasper Maguire for his daughter's hand and although he tells Howie he does not see him as the ideal son-in-law, he consents to the marriage. Howie agrees to buy a store with a living area at the rear where he can set up a saddlery shop. Donna and Howie are married with Stacey and Elizabeth Grainger serving as best man and bridesmaid. The saddlery shop is a suc


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5x13 Long Journey Home (December 14, 1966)



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5x12 Linda (November 30, 1966)


In Beauville, Texas the Virginian completes the sale of horses to government agent Fallon for $10,000. Fallon only has cash so the Virginian is forced to take it but just before boarding the stage he goes to the express office to have the money wired to Medicine Bow. Just after he gets a receipt for the money two men hold up the office and steal the funds. The Sheriff (John Pickard) and Express Agent (Joseph Mell) think he is involved in the robbery as a quick way to double his money. He is cleared by Fallon but the Sheriff is still suspicious it was an inside job and also, that it might be connected to a series of other robberies in the area. The stage is delayed waiting for the Virginian, much to its driver's (Frank McGrath) chagrin. On board the Virginian meets two other passengers, the beautiful Linda Vallance (Diane Baker) and apparent gambler Whitey Luder (Bill Fletcher). Arriving at the next town where they are to stop over for the night, the Virginian asks Linda to dinner. The


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5x11 Beloved Outlaw (November 23, 1966)



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5x10 High Stakes (November 16, 1966)



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5x09 Deadeye Dick (November 09, 1966)


Lucy Hammond (June Vincent) and her teenage daughter Marjorie (Alice Rawlings) arrive by train in Medicine Bow. Marjorie is enthralled by her first trip west which she imagines to be like the dime novels featuring her hero Deadeye Dick. At Medicine Bow they are met by Lucy's widowed sister Livvy Underhill (Patricia Donahue). While Marjorie is waiting in the buggy for her mother and aunt, a tumbleweed spooks the horse but is calmed down by the Virginian who happens to be nearby and she tells the Virginian that was how the heroine of her novels met Deadeye Dick. Marjorie and Lucy arrive at the Underhill ranch and while out riding Marjorie spies the Virginian rounding up cattle and meets him by pretending her horse is a runaway so he will rescue her. She even pretends to see a snake to see how fast the Virginian is on the draw. The two meet neighbouring farmer Tom Foley (William Schallert) and his teenage son Bob (David Macklin) and the Virginian gets Bob to escort Marjorie home. Bob disc


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5x08 Trail to Ashley Mountain (November 02, 1966)


Sheriff Mark Abbott (Ross Elliott) arrives at Ed Wells (Hugh Marlowe) ranch and finds him playing checkers with Trampas and being served lemonade by Ed's wife, Connie (Monica Lewis). The Sheriff finds a horse in the corral missing a shoe and reveals a shoe, along with a piece of fringe from a distinctive shirt Ed owned, were found at the scene of the murder of Cy Bates who had been robbed of $8,000 in gold. The shirt is missing and Ed claims he was home at the time of the robbery, meeting with travelling salesman/tinker Gabe Styles. Marks wants Ed to come to town with him. In private Ed asks his wife where the shirt is and she says she gave it to her brother Willy (Steve Carlson) who lives with them, a fact Ed hides from the Sheriff. After the Sheriff and Ed leave, Willy arrives and admits to his sister that he was at the robbery but claims an accomplice killed Cy Bates and that Ed will get off anyway once Gabe Styles confirms his alibi. However, unknown to all, Gabe has died a natural


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5x07 Outcast (October 26, 1966)



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5x06 The Challenge (October 19, 1966)



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5x05 Jacob Was a Plain Man (October 12, 1966)



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5x04 An Echo of Thunder (October 05, 1966)



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5x03 The Captive (September 28, 1966)



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5x02 Ride to Delphi (September 21, 1966)


On behalf of his father Einar (Harold J. Stone), Lemoine Carlson (Ron Russell) and a drover, Wally Buxton (Warren Oates) deliver 50 cattle to Shiloh. Lemoine unsucessfully tries to get John Grainger to give an extra $60.00 for delivery charges which he and Buxton want to use to have a good time in the town of Clarion. Buxton wonders why Lemoine's father is so tight with his son while lavishing money on Lemoine's youngish stepmother Annie (Angie Dickenson). Buxton convinces Lemoine to turn the other cheek while he rustles and sells five of the cattle and to meet him later in Clarion. The next morning The Virginian finds the cattle missing and sets off on their trail. He eventually finds them in the possession of a black sodbuster, Ransome Kiley (Bernie Hamilton) and his two young twin sons, Elver and Jethro (Byron and Myron Berry). Kiley claims to have paid gold for the cattle and will not give up the animals. The Virginian is skeptical but Kiley tells him to go to nearby Delphi and get


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5x01 Legacy of Hate (September 14, 1966)


The Virginian and Belden (L. Q. Jones) set off for the train station to meet the new owner of Shiloh. They meet John Grainger and his grandaughter Elizabeth. Trampas is said to be away on business in Cheyenne. John is surprised his grandson Stacey is not there to meet them too but he learns from Sheriff Mark Abbott (Ross Elliott) that Stacey has spent the night in jail over a gambling dispute and so John has to put up bail. As the group returns to Shiloh we learn that Shiloh ranch's government grazing land leases will soon be up for renewal. Also, the entourage is watched by neighbouring rancher Lee Calder (Jo Van Fleet) and her foreman Jim Dawson (Jeremy Slate), the former of whom comments that she has not seen John Grainger in 25 years. At Shiloh John discusses with the Virginian whether or not the Shiloh foreman will stay on and he tells the Virginian that his son was killed in an Indian raid ten years before. Sheriff Abbott and Jim Dawson arrive and the latter says some Calder ran




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