CTVA - The Virginian 2.14 [044] "Man Of Violence" 25-Dec-1963

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2.14 [044]
"Man Of Violence"

NBC Broadcast - 25 December 1963

Revue Studios Production
Executive Producer Frank Price
Written by John d.f. Black
Based on a screenplay by James Patrick
Directed by William Witney

Starring:
(shown on the ride-in)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth (not in this episode)
Doug McClure as Trampas
Gary Clarke as Steve Hill (not in this episode)
and
James Drury as The Virginian (not in this episode)

Guest Stars:
No guest cast credited at the beginning of the episode.

End Credits (Complete):

Co-Starring
Peggy McCay as Helen Hammond (This appears to be a mistake.  She was called
Helen JUDSON, wife of Paul Judson--wonderful acting by Ms. McCay,
especially in the scene where she believes Trampas has killed her husband)
William Bryant as Judson
#
DeForest Kelley as Lt. Beldon (excellent and convincing in this role of a
drunken army doctor who becomes the "hero")
Michael Pate as Mike McGoff (another excellent performance)
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With
Leonard Nimoy as Wismer
Robert Brubaker as Major Herbert
Ann Gardner as Alice (great as the saloon girl with information to "sell"
to Trampas)
Jim Goodwin as Cpt. Perkins
Barry Cahill as Mr. Pierce
Harry Shannon as Uncle Josh (super as Trampas' Uncle)
Stewart Bradley as The Sheriff
Mike Ragan as The Sergeant
Ron Burke as The Lieutenant
#
Virginian Theme - Percy Faith
#
Director of Photography - John L. Russell, A.S.C.
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Story Editor - Cy Chermak
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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 Coordinator - Robert Brower
Color by Pathé
#
Assistant Director Edward K. Dodds
Sound - Lyle Cain
Costume Supervisor - Vincent Dee
Makeup - Jack Barron
Hair Stylist - Florence Bush
The title "The Virginian" by permission of EMKA, LTD.
#
No composer was credited for musical score, but some of Lennie
Hayton's music from 2.01 "Ride A Dark Trail" was apparent in this episode.

Synopsis:
Back in El Paso to sell a piece of land, Trampas determines to
avenge the death of his uncle who was killed trying to get back the money
his nephew had entrusted to him. But Trampas finds it difficult to release
his anger in the way he had planned when the search leads him into Apache
territory in the company of a gold-hungry business partner of the thieves
(Pate); the murderer's wife who feels the need to prove her "faithfulness"
to her husband (McCay); and a drunken, cowardly army doctor (Kelley) who
warns Trampas not to join him in his "private Hades of hate." (bj)

Notes:
The opening scene refers back to 2.01 "Ride a Dark Trail", and some of the
footage from that show (in the sequence where Trampas was riding searching
for the man who killed his father) was also used in this episode when
Trampas is looking for the men who killed his uncle. (bj)

Comments:
Dark drama and again another personal favorite. Because of the intensity,
I find some of these stories extremely difficult to condense. This is one
of them, and another in what I categorize as a "destiny" episode in Trampas' life. (bj)

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