CTVA - The Virginian 4.11 [101] "The Dream of Stavros Karas" 1-Dec-1965

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4.11 [101]
"The Dream Of Stavros Karas"

Original NBC Broadcast - 1 December 1965

Universal TV
Executive Producer Norman MacDonnell
Produced by Joel Rogosin
Written by A.I. Bezzerides
Directed by Richard Benedict

(shown in the ride in)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth
Doug McClure as Trampas
Clu Gulager as Emmett Ryker
Randy Boone as Randy Benton
Diane Roter as Jennifer Sommers
James Drury as The Virginian (not in this episode)

Guest Stars
Michael Constantine [Stavros Karas]
Louise Sorel [Eleni Niarcos]

Complete Ending Credits:
Anthony Hayes as Sam [Cousins]
Russ Conway as Charley [Cousins]
Vicki Malkin as Sophie [Karas]
Joey Russo as Yanko [Karas]
Associate Producer James Duff McAdams
Theme by Percy Faith
Director of Photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor . . .  Milton Shifman, A.C.E.
Unit Manager  . . .  Ben Bishop
Assistant Director  . . .  Lou Watt
Set Decorators  . . .  John McCarthy and James M. Walters
Sound  . . .  Melvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
Color Coordinator  . . .  Robert Brower
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:  Judge Garth, Trampas,
Jennifer, Ryker, and Randy

Widower Stavros Karas (Constantine) has sent to the Old Country for a wife,
but what he really wants is just someone to keep his house and care for his
children.  When a beautiful young Eleni [Sorel] arrives instead of the
expected older woman Stavros has trouble accepting her and procrastinates
the marriage.  He explains to the girl that he had misrepresented himself by
writing to her father about his large fig orchard and "palace" and could not
take her for a wife until his "trees" were established.
Leaving Eleni with Judge Garth and Jennifer, Stavros concentrates on trying
to save his soon-to-bud saplings from the drought and, feeling he can't wait
for a court order, illegally diverts water from a neighboring rancher's property.
Through it all Eleni maintains faith in her intended husband.  But Sam
Cousins (Hayes), the ranchers son, would have "the Greek" lose his means of
livelihood since he wants to court Eleni for himself. (bj)

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