CTVA - The Virginian 2.04 [034] "A Killer In Town" 9-Oct-1963

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2.04 [034]
"A Killer In Town"

NBC Broadcast - 9 October 1963

Revue Studios Production
Executive Producer Frank Price
Produced by Winston Miller
Written by Bob and Wanda Duncan
Directed by John English

(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

Guest Star:
Broderick Crawford [George Wolfe]

End Credits (complete)
Roberta Shore as Betsy
Arch Johnson as Dr. Ashley
Jim Boles as Mr. Goren
Bill Smith as Andy Adams
(later billed as William Smith in the series "Laredo")
Barbara Werle as Mrs. Lemon
Ross Elliott as Sheriff Abbott
Roy Engel as Barney Wingate
Ruth Lee as Mrs. Drummond
Jim Hayward as Cy Grove
Raymond Guth as Carley
Kay Stewart as Mrs. Goren
(the characters of Bessie Miller and Rev. Drummond had just as much screen
time as Barbara Werle's Mrs. Lemon but there was no credit given to the
actors that played them.  Also, there was no credit given to the actor who played McDowell)
Music Score Sidney Fine
(I especially liked the piece during the horse race between Trampas and Steve) (bj)
Virginian Theme - Percy Faith
Director of Photography - John L. Russell, A.S.C.
Art Director - George Patrick
Film Editor - Edward Biery
Editorial Dept. Head - David J. O'Connell
Musical Supervision - Stanley Wilson
Set Decorators - John McCarthy and Perry Murdock
Color Consultant - Alex Quiroga
Color by Pathé
Assistant Director - Frank Losee
Sound - Earl Crain, Jr.
Costume Supervisor - Vincent Dee
Makeup - Leo Lotito, Jr.
Hair Stylist - Florence Bush
The title "The Virginian" by permission of EMKA, LTD.

Regular characters appearing in the episode:

Judge Garth, Trampas, the Virginian, Betsy, Steve, Sheriff Abbott
and Barney Wingate.

A bounty hunter (Crawford) comes to Medicine Bow to get
information from McDowell on the name of a person wanted for murder. When
McDowell is killed, Wolfe suspects that one of the men who was there at the
time a wagon fell on him might have caused the "accident" to happen.
Trampas is "a possible" and confesses to the Virginian that before coming
to Shiloh two years ago he had gotten into bad company in the Platte
Country. While Trampas goes off to a lineshack, several people in town,
including Betsy, come down with Typhoid fever. Dr. Ashley (Johnson)
strives not only to treat the illness but find the source of the infection.
Later, when Trampas shows up bringing in a feverish Wolfe, who had been
tracking the cowhand, the doctor must decide whether or not he'll look
after the bounty hunter, too. (bj)

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