CTVA - The Virginian 3.14 [074] "The Payment"16-Dec-1964

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3.14 [074]
"The Payment"

Original NBC Broadcast - 16 December 1964

(Opening titles - not verified -bg)
Universal TV
Executive Producer Frank Price
Produced by Cy Chermak
Written by Thomas Thompson
Directed by John Florea
(shown on the ride-in)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth
Doug McClure as Trampas
Clu Gulagher as Emmett Ryker
Roberta Shore as Betsy Garth
Randy Boone as Randy Benton
James Drury as the Virginian
Guest Star OR Special Guest Star Lloyd Nolan (Abe Clayton)
(End Credits: verified -bg)
Lisabeth Hush
as Rita Collins
Bruce Dern
as Lee Darrow
L. Q. Jones as Belden
Harlan Warde as John Brannan
Ed Peck as Ben Clayton
Robert Ivers as Vance Clayton
Med Flory as Sardo
Clay Tanner as The Station Master
Elizabeth Harrower as Mrs. Crandall
Virginian Theme Percy Faith
Director of Photography John L. Russell, A.S.C.
Art Director .......... George Patrick
Film Editor ........... Edward Haire, A.C.E.
Assistant Director .... Michael Messinger
Set decorators ........ John McCarthy and John M. Walters
Sound ................. James T. Porter
Color Consultant ...... Alex Quiroga
Color by PATHE
Editorial Dept. Head ..... David J. O'Connell
Musical Supervision ...... Stanley Wilson
Costume Supervisor ....... Vincent Dee
Makeup ................... Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist ............. Virginia Darcy
The Title "The Virginian"
by permission of EMKA, Ltd.

Brief Synopsis:
Ryker's beloved stepfather Abe Clayton (Nolan) arrives in Medicine Bow after
serving a ten year prison term.  Emmett wants Abe to stay on good terms with
the law, but although he pretends to go straight Clayton is amassing a gang
to help him pull off the "big job."  Ryker senses the deception but wants to
believe he can persuade his stepfather to abandon any plans for wrongdoing.
Yet his anguish over the matter intensifies when he learns a childhood
friend intends to marry a member of the gang.

(Note:  This synopsis was adapted from THE TV COLLECTOR magazine, Vol. 2,
No. 48, May-June 1990, p.13 and THE TELEVISION WESTERNS EPISODE GUIDE by
Harris M. Lentz III, McFarland & Company, Inc., 1997, p. 430.  It has not
been viewed by us personally to attest to its accuracy.)

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Main Contributor for this episode - Brendan Gardiner   [bg]