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"It Tolls For Thee"
(no on-screen title)
Original NBC Broadcast - 21 November 1962
Revue Studios Production
Produced by Charles Marquis Warren (no Exec)
Written and Directed by Samuel Fuller
(shown on the ride-in)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth
Doug McClure as Trampas
Gary Clarke as Steve Hill
James Drury as The Virginian
Lee Marvin [Martin Kalig]
End Credits (complete)
Pippa Scott as Molly
Roberta Shore as Betsy
Albert Salmi as Quinn
Warren Kimmerling as Sharkey
Michael Mikler as Cord
Jan Stine as Eddie
Brendan Dillon as Mr. Bemis
Sydney Smith as Drummond
Stuart Nisbet as Nelson
John Zaremba as Stone
Ron Soble as Mungo
Virginian theme Percy Faith
Director of Photography - Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.
Art Director - George Patrick
Film Editors - Joseph Harrison and Danny B. Landres, A.C.E.
Editorial Dept. Head - David J. O'Connell
Musical Supervision - Stanley Wilson
Set Decorators - John McCarthy and James S. Redd
Color Consultant - Alex Quiroga
Color Processing by Consolidated Film Industries
Assistant Director - George Bisk
Sound - Frank H. Wilkinson
Costume Supervisor - Vincent Dee
Makeup - Leo Lotito, Jr.
Hair Stylist - Florence Bush
The title "The Virginian" by permission of EMKA, LTD.
Series Regular Characters in this Episode:
Judge Garth, Virginian, Molly, Trampas, Steve, Betsy
with recurring characters
Eddie and Mr. Bemis.
(Ross Elliott was in the show, uncredited, and Eddie called him Sheriff Buford, not Abbott)
Judge Garth is kidnapped and held for ransom by escaped convict Martin Kalig
(Marvin), a "parasite" on society he had once sentenced to prison. But the
outlaw has more in mind than just the money. He wants to see how much it
takes to drive the Judge, who claims to abhor violence, to the breaking point. (bj)
Joseph Pulitzer gave Molly a watch to give to the Judge
as a token of admiration when Molly was in New York. So that would put the
time at least after 1883 (I looked it up). But more than that Kalig quoted
the poem about Lizzie Borden with the axe which would have put this time
period at least 1892. I looked up Wyoming also and it was admitted to the
Union in 1890 so I guess it would have already been a state in this episode
(I'm still trying to figure out the state/territory deal on some of these episodes).
Oh, and Ross Elliott, who was a regular as Sheriff Mark Abbott, played the
Sheriff in this episode--only "Eddie" called him Sheriff BUFORD (I have no
idea about the spelling), and Mr. Elliott was not given a credit for acting in this episode! (bj)
"The Meanest Men in the West"
(1967 Compilation Film)
1.09 "It Tolls For Thee" and 6.01 " Reckoning" were combined to form
this TV movie or Theatrical Feature.
A fresh music score was composed for this by Hal Mooney. The
directors' credit is listed on IMDB as Charles S. Dubin and Samuel Fuller,
however my notes record Abner Biberman as directing "Reckoning". (bg)
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