CTVA - The Virginian 1.15 "Duel at Shiloh" 2-Jan-1963 NBC

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1.15 [--]
"Duel At Shiloh"

(on-screen title)
Original NBC Broadcast - 2 January 1963

Revue Studios Production
Executive Producer Roy Huggins
Produced by Don Ingalls
Teleplay by Don Ingalls
Based on a screenplay by Borden Chase & D.D. Beauchamp
and the novel 'Man Without A Star' by Dee Linford
Directed by Jerry Hopper

(shown on the ride-in)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth
Doug McClure as Trampas (not in this episode)
Gary Clarke as Steve Hill
James Drury as The Virginian
Guest Star
Brian Keith as Johnny Wade

Roberta Shore as Betsy
Geraldine Brooks as Georgia Price
Ben Johnson as Spinner
DeForest Kelley as Ben Tully
Russell Thorson as Sheriff Tybee (as Sheriff Evans in other episodes)
Mort Mills as Deputy Bender
Roy Engel as Loomis
Perry Cook as Cook
John Daly as Brakeman
Lew Brown as Dowdy
Richard Garland as Texan

Series Regular Characters in this Episode:
Steve Hill, Judge Garth, Virginian, and Betsy

Other Credits:
'The Virginian' Theme - Percy Faith
Director of Photography - Benjamin H. Kline A.S.C.
Art Director - George Patrick
Film Editor - Joseph Harrison
Editorial Dept. Head - David J. O'Connell
Music Supervision - Stanley Wilson
Set Decorators - John McCarthy & James M. Walters
Color Consultant - Alex Quiroga
Color Processing - Consolidated Film Industries
Assistant Director - Ben Bishop
Sound - Lyle Cain
Costume Supervision - Vincent Dee
Makeup - Leo Lotito Jr
Hair Stylist - Florence Bush
The title 'The Virginian' by permission of EMKA LTD.

Story told in flashback of Steve's arrival at Medicine Bow and Shiloh Ranch.
Placing flowers on a grave Steve thinks back to his meeting with Johnny Wade
(Brian Keith) hitching a ride on a Westbound train. Taking up employment at
'The Walking Butte Ranch' on arrival at Medicine Bow, the 'green' and
inexperienced Steve is taught how to handle a gun by Wade. On a visit to
Shiloh Steve takes a liking to Betsy and begins to 'call' on her. But his
loyalties are divided following a dispute of the 'wiring' of grazing land
between the new owner of 'The Walking Butte', Gloria Price and the
neighbouring ranches, including Shiloh.
'Maybe ranching is some sort of religion to you Judge Garth', states Price,
'To me it's just business.'
Disagreeing with her policy of 'open range' grazing foreman Spinner (Ben
Johnson) quits and is replaced by Wade.
'I trust a man who hates more than he loves', says Price to the flattered Wade.
Steve decides to leave the ranch following a violent outburst by Wade and
offers his services to Judge Garth who accepts. Steve eventually kills Wade
defending himself after Wade threatens him.
'I never wanted to help a man die' exclaims Steve.
Gloria Price, disgusted by the violence and death of Wade decides to quit the ranch.
In the final scene we see that the grave Steve is laying flowers on is Johhny Wade's.
In this episode we learn that Steve was born in Kansas City.
'I also wanted to work cattle. My folks wouldn't let me go West.'
This implies Steve was running away from home.
That Shiloh Ranch is bordered by Indian Lake and River.  (pag)

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