CTVA - The Virginian 4.15 [105] "Blaze of Glory" 29-Dec-1965

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4.15 [105]
"Blaze Of Glory"

Original NBC Broadcast - 29 December 1965

Universal TV Production
Executive Producer Norman MacDonnell
Produced by Joel Rogosin
Written by John & Ward Hawkins
Directed by Alexander Singer

(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
Randy Boone as Randy Benton (not in this episode)
Diane Roter as Jennifer Sommers (not in this episode)
James Drury as The Virginian

Guest Stars:
Leif Erickson [Bill King]
V105_JoanFreeman.jpg (55667 bytes)
Joan Freeman [ Judy King]

Full ending credits:
Michael Sarrazin as Coates
Karl Swenson as Ben Wallace
Rayford Barnes as Smith
Hal Bokar as Kelly
Naom Pitlik as Bert March
Jim Boles as Henry Wirtz
John Mitchum as The Bartender
Jimmy Lee Cook as Jimmy Lee
Associate Producer James Duff McAdams
Theme by Percy Faith
Director of Photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  Edward Haire, A.C.E.
Unit Manager  . . .  Ben Bishop
Assistant Director  . . .  Michael Messinger
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:
Trampas and Ryker
with brief appearance by the Virginian

Bill King is the highly respected ex-Sheriff of Medicine Bow,
but the safe and secure town he left as his "souvenir" isn't enough to make
him a good business risk at the bank, which is soon to foreclose on his
ranch. Things start looking up, however, when one of the outlaws who had
robbed a gold shipment (a young man King had arrested several years back on
suspicion of another robbery and then released) "buys" King's hospitality.
Once King uses the stolen gold dust to pay off his bank note, pretending to
have struck color in his placer mine, he's already in too deep to refuse
the outlaws' demand that he find out when the next gold shipment would be
going out. The lawman's conscience becomes a pressing issue, but most of
his concern about his involvement with the thieves centers around the
welfare of his daughter--a dissatisfied beauty who, certain that marriage
to Trampas can't give her everything she desires in life, determines to
head for Chicago or St. Louis to satisfy her want for "something to happen" to her. (bj)

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