The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Stopover in a Western Town 

A cowboy becomes infatuated with an eastern society girl he meets on a train. Against The Virginian's advice he courts the spoiled girl but is forced to turn to rustling to pay for it. In the end she learns the serious cost of her actions.


Richard L. Bare


Carey Wilber, 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
James Drury ... The Virginian
Dick York ... Jeff Tolliver
Joan Freeman ... Caroline Witman
Warren Oates ... Corbie
Robert F. Simon ... Ben Wainwright
Ross Elliott ... Sheriff Mark Abbott
Ed Peck ... Cassidy
Sam Edwards ... Hotel Clerk
Sandy Sanders ... Rider
Owen Cunningham Owen Cunningham ... Man at Party
Barry Brooks Barry Brooks ... Conductor
Ann Adler Ann Adler ... 1st Saloon Girl


A wealthy eastern young lady Caroline Witman and her aunt meet a good-time cowboy Jeff Tolliver on the train on their way to San Francisco. When the train is forced to stop near Medicine Bow due to a damaged bridge, Caroline badgers The Virginian for a ride to Medicine Bow getting more than she wanted. The Virginian sees her as a spoiled brat out for a good time but Jeff is entranced by her. Jeff starts doing some business with a small time rustler to have money to escort Caroline but The Virginian is suspicious of Jeff and tries to persuade Caroline to put a stop to it. When she spurns Jeff's request to marry him due to his lack of finances, Jeff talks his rustler friend into making a big score. Jeff's close friend Corbie is killed trying to help Jeff during his getaway when the rustlers are caught. The Virginian is forced to deal with Jeff and Caroline suddenly realizes what she has caused.

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Release Date:

27 November 1963 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Warren Oates, who plays Shiloh ranch hand Corbie, appeared in the Sam Peckinpah film "Ride the High Country" along with series star James Drury. In that film, the pair portrayed two of the five Hammond Brothers who are the movie's antagonists. Each of the other three Hammonds also appeared on "The Virginian ": John Davis Chandler in 1 episode, John Anderson in several roles over the years, and L.Q. Jones in a recurring role for several seasons. Oates and Jones were also favorite actors of director Peckinpah who cast both men in numerous films he helmed. See more »

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