The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The Man Who Couldn't Die 

Garth trails a woman to San Francisco who he believes is part of a con game involving a railroad deal. Garth kills a man who he believes to be a part of it. However, when no body can be found, he and others start to question his sanity.


David Friedkin


Roy Huggins (story) (as John Francis O'Mara), Harry Kleiner | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Gary Clarke ... Steve Hill
James Drury ... The Virginian
Vera Miles ... Miss Wallace
Roberta Shore ... Betsy Garth
Jeff Morrow ... William Bradford
David White ... Paul J. Willson
Walter Brooke ... Lt. Paul Kenner
Pat McCaffrie Pat McCaffrie ... Tom Rodell
James Doohan ... George Mitchell
Brendan Dillon ... Mr. Bemis
E.J. André ... Alex
Max Slaten Max Slaten ... The Cabbie
Anne Loos Anne Loos ... Kitty Rodell


Judge Garth shoots and kills Paul Willson in Willson's office in San Francisco during a fight over a business venture. Garth believes Willson and his partner Bradford are swindlers. Garth reports it to the police but when they investigate there is no body or evidence of the incident. Garth wakes a federal marshal he knows and tells the history of why he is there. Months earlier Miss Wallace, a widow, arrives in Medicine Bow to open a finishing school for young women. Garth hires her as a governess for Betsy who he had planned to send to school in Boston. Both Garth and Betsy come to love Miss Wallace and enjoy her company. When Betsy sees her searching through Judge Garth's desk, Garth confronts Miss Wallace but she denies it. When she leaves Shiloh during the middle of the night, Garth trails her to San Francisco where he learns the truth about her involvement. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

30 January 1963 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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1.33 : 1
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An interesting femme fatale
13 August 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Inside information is what David White and Jeff Morrow want for their railroad so they go so far as to set up an elaborate con for Vera Miles to be hired by Lee J. Cobb as a tutor for Roberta Shore. Judge Garth is in a position to know many things that could be useful to speculators.

This Virginian episode is told in flashback after Cobb swears he had killed White in a struggle, but there's no evidence of it.

Miles is an iteresting femme fatale, doing a great job in ingratiating herself with Cobb and Shore. She's so good no one wants to believe she's anything, but the teacher she says she is. And Cobb is definitely getting interested.

Cobb and Miles have some great scenes together. The highlight of this Virginian episode.

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