The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Requiem for a Country Doctor 

The Virginian looks for Stacey in a town where they are to finish up a cattle deal. His search results in finding Stacey in jail found guilty of murder. He is to hang the next morning forcing The Virginian to find the real killer fast.


Don McDougall


Judith Barrows (story), Robert Guy Barrows (story) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bickford ... John Grainger (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas (credit only)
Clu Gulager ... Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Don Quine ... Stacey Grainger
Sara Lane ... Elizabeth Grainger (credit only)
James Drury ... The Virginian
Debbie Watson ... Lucy Marsh
Cloris Leachman ... Clara
John Doucette ... Lumberfield
Coleen Gray ... Mrs. Marsh
Dick Foran ... Mayor
Ford Rainey ... Sheriff
Tom Baker Tom Baker ... Deputy
Raymond Guth Raymond Guth ... Josh Miller
Dee Carroll Dee Carroll ... Sarah Miller


The Virginian arrives in a town to meet Stacey after completing a cattle deal with a local mine. He looks for Stacey who he is to meet there. At the saloon a deputy quickly exits when The Virginian asks about Stacey leaving it to the saloon owner Clara to break the news that Stacey is in jail. At the jail he finds Stacey convicted of murdering the very popular and respected local doctor John Marsh. Stacey is scheduled to hang the next morning. The town acted quickly believing Stacey is guilty after losing his money in a card game and having a dispute with the victim during the game plus two men found him by the dead doctor. The Virginian asks for a delay but the town officials refuse. The local telegraph messages are relayed by horseback preventing speedy access to outside help or Stacey's family. The Virginian must use his detective skills to uncover the truth and skeletons of the town to prove Stacey is innocent. Everyone is reluctant to talk due to the reputation of the doctor but ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

25 January 1967 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs


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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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