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"A Portrait Of Marie Valonne"
Original NBC Broadcast - 6 November 1963
Executive Producer Frank Price
Written By Dean Riesner
Directed by Earl Bellamy
(shown on the ride-in)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth (not in this episode)
Doug McClure as Trampas (not in this episode)
Gary Clarke as Steve Hill
James Drury as The Virginian
Madlyn Rhue as Marie Valonne
Full Ending Credits:
Mark Richmond as Johnny Madrid
Skip Homeier as Sgt. Dan Bohannon
Adam Roarke as Jimmy Raker
Marge Redmond as Hazel Bailey
Gilbert Green as Capt. Larkin
Ron Soble as Emmett
Ken Lynch as Big Jay
Vana Leslie as Annie Higgins
Tyler McVey as Perkins
Henry Wills as Corfino
Ottola Nesmith as The French Woman
June Kim as The Chinese Waitress
Peter Brocco as Ramussen
Edward Holmes as The Desk Sergeant
Clegg Hoyt as The Rough
Orville Sherman as The Morgue Attendant
John August as Joe Turk
Oscar Beregi as Robaire
Director of Photography
John L. Russell A.S.C.
Art Director . . . George Patrick
Film Editor . . . Edward Haire, A.C.E.
Editorial Dept. Head . . . David J. O'Connell
Musical Supervision . . . Stanley Wilson
Set Decorators . . . John McCarthy and Perry Murdock
Color Coordinator . . . Robert Brower
Color by Pathe
Assistant Director . . . Les Berke
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.
Series regular characters appearing in this episode:
Steve Hill and The Virginian
Steve and the Virginian are in New Orleans on cattle business. The
Virginian meets Marie Valonne who mysteriously disappears. Despite
warnings from several "upstanding" citizens, including a police officer with
a badge, the Virginian continues his search only to find out Maire Valonne
has been killed by her husband's hand because she witnessed his act of murder.
During a buggy ride with Marie Valonne prior to her disappearance, we get a
glimpse of the Virginian's desire for his future after Marie asks him to
tell her "some more about that place you're going to build someday."
Glassy-eyed, the Virginian tells her:
"Well, it's in Wyoming country. A river runs through there, called The
Sweetwater. It snows some in the winter, but in the spring the whole valley
comes up green. A man can get a couple of sections pretty cheap. Start a
herd, even a family maybe.
You start a herd all by yourself, my understanding that a family takes a
certain amount of cooperation....."
Note: In episode 1:28 "The Mountain of the Sun", we are told by the
Virginian Judge Garth has set aside land for him when he is ready to settle down.
In episode 3:05 "Felicity's Spring", we are told of the Virginian's desire to have children. (arl)
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