CTVA - The Virginian 3.25 [085] "Timberland" 10-Mar-1965

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3.25 [085]

NBC Broadcast - 10 March 1965
Universal TV
Executive Producer Frank Price
Produced by Cy Chermak
Written by Sheldon Stark
Directed by Don McDougall

(shown on the ride-in)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth (not in this episode)
Doug McClure as Trampas
Clu Gulager as Emmett Ryker
Roberta Shore as Betsy Garth
Randy Boone as Randy Benton
James Drury as the Virginian

Guest Stars (during ride-in)
Martin Milner [David Ferguson]
William Smith [Paul Rogers] (Willaim Smith website)
Joan Freeman [Katherine Daniels]

Full ending credits:
Arch Johnson as Charles Daniels
William Bramley as John Ferguson
Russell Thorson as Ollie (Mr. Thorson had also appeared as recurring
character Sheriff Evans during the first season)
Roy Engel as Barney Wingate
Gregg Palmer as The 1st Cowhand
Don Eitner as The 2nd Cowhand
Virginian Theme Percy Faith
Director of Photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.
Supervising Producer Joel Rogosin
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  Edward Haire, A.C.E.
Assistant Director  . . .  Lou Watt
Set Decorators  . . .  John McCarthy and James M. Walters
Sound  . . .  Earl Crain, Jr.
Color Consultant  . . .  Alex Quiroga
Color by Pathé
Editorial Dept. Head  . . .  David J. O'Connell
Musical Supervision  . . .  Stanley Wilson
Costume Supervisor  . . .  Vincent Dee
Makeup  . . .  Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist  . . .  Larry Germain
The title "The Virginian" by permission of EMKA, LTD.

Series regular characters appearing in this episode:
Virginian, Ryker (as
Deputy), Barney Wingate with brief appearance at the dance (in footage taken
from 3.02 "Dark Challenge") by Randy, Betsy, and Trampas

Rancher's son David Ferguson (Milner) is attracted to the beautiful daughter
of a lumber owner (Johnson), but marriage to her seems out of the question
because of her father's greedy refusal to compromise with the ranchers in
sparing some trees on the hills for soil conservation and the fact that the
girl is expected to marry timber foreman Paul Rogers (Smith).  Katy
(Freeman), however, who is reuniting with the lumber crew after a year's
absence at a girl's school, wants to choose for herself and be something
other than a logger's wife.  John Ferguson (Bramley) is ready to fight for
his land and tells his son, "It's the law of the jungle.  If you want
something you fight for it"-- you win or die. With "everyone so keyed up you
can hear it hum like a bowstring" Ryker suggests the lumber crew stay out of
town on Saturday night, but the stubborn Daniels won't keep his men away
from their weekend pleasures.   Although the overprotective Daniels
prohibits Katy from attending the dance she listens to the music outside the
hotel, and David approaches her and suggests they waltz there on the
boardwalk.  Seeing his girl with another man, Paul becomes enraged and
attacks David.  Paul tries to take David's gun to use it on him and, while
Katy runs for help, is accidentally killed in the scuffle.  When Katy tells
her father that David had acted in self defense, Daniels doesn't want to
believe her and insists she not tell anyone because he didn't want people
gossiping about his daughter.  But the girl feels she has to do what is
right and tells Ryker, who had arrested David, that the two men had been
fighting over her and she had seen Paul try to get David's gun.  David is
released after Katy testifies at his trial, but the angry Daniels swears to
avenge Paul's death and rides out to the Ferguson ranch.  David, who plans
to fight for what he wants but in his own way, will not take up his gun
against Daniels telling the man he plans to marry Katy and if he expected to
have her father's blessing he needed to keep him around.  After consenting
to the marriage Daniels agrees to leave some trees for a water shed since,
if his daughter was going to live there, he didn't want her land flooded out. (bj)

This episode reunited Arch Johnson and William Bramley, who had been
together in the original Broadway production of *West Side Story*. Johnson
played Lt. Schrank, whom Simon Oakland played in the movie; Bramley played
Officer Krupke, repeating the role in the movie.
Keith Hampson <hopedreamer@rogers.com>

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