CTVA - The Virginian 4.16 [106] "Nobody Said Hello" 5-Jan-1966

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4.16 [106]
"Nobody Said Hello"

NBC Broadcast - 5 January 1966

Universal TV
Executive Producer Norman MacDonnell
Produced by Arthur H. Nadel
Written by Herb Meadow
Directed by Alf Kjellin

(shown on the ride in) (all appear in this episode)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth (exit -final appearance in the series)
Doug McClure as Trampas
Clu Gulager as Emmett Ryker
Randy Boone as Randy Benton
Diane Roter as Jennifer Sommers
James Drury as The Virginian

Guest Stars:
James Whitmore [Capt. Piper Pritikin]
Virginia Grey [Laura Pritikin]
Introducing Steve Carlson [Davis Pritikin]

End Credits:
Peter Whitney ... Ansel Miller
Wesley Lau ... McClain
*** other cast to be verified ***
Virginian Theme Percy Faith
Director of Photography John L. Russell
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  Edward Haire, A.C.E.
Assistant Director  . . .  Michael Messinger
Set Decorators  . . .  John McCarthy and James M. Walters
Sound  . . .  James T. Porter
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  . . .  Virginia Darcy
The title "The Virginian" by permission of EMKA, LTD.

Series regular characters appearing in this episode:  Judge Garth, Jennifer,
Ryker, Trampas, the Virginian, Randy, Harper (un-credited), Cecil

Piper Pritikin (Whitmore), a hated and hateful ex-Confederate officer who
had been responsible for the deaths and maimings of many Union soldiers at
Andersonville, is released from Leavenworth Prison and comes to Medicine Bow
to reunite with his wife and son.  After discovering their relationship to
Pritikin the townspeople will have nothing more to do with Mrs. "Beaumont"
(Grey) and Davis (Carlson), refusing to pay the woman what was due for her
previous services as a seamstress even when she becomes ill.  It is hoped
that the Pritikins will relocate in another city as soon as Mrs. Pritikin
regains her strength, yet with everyone heckling or avoiding them there
seems to be no way for the family to get  funds to buy medicine and train
tickets.  All the better for Capt. Pritikin who is in no hurry to leave the
valley. . . . Twenty years ago the novice lawyer Henry Garth was assigned to
defend Pritikin at his trial, sending the officer to prison but saving him
from execution. The publicity Garth received for his legal prowess helped
further his career in law, and now the Judge was a prominent and rich man.
Pritikin, insisting that "everything you are, Judge Garth, started with me,"
expects to collect what is "owed" him.  An overly helpful Jennifer, who
doesn't want to see Davis and his mother suffer, wishes to give them some of
her own money, but the Judge, who will not be extorted by Pritikin, instead
hires the clumsy and inexperienced Davis with hopes of giving the young man
a chance to learn responsibility as well as pay for his mother's needs.  For
his safety Capt. Pritikin is confined to his house until his wife is well
enough to travel but, fearing no one, steals Laura's gold cross to use as
payment for a bottle of whiskey.  The bartender, who has a rule not to
accept "wedding rings or crosses," refuses the necklace but gives him the
liquor to keep peace while everyone else in the place leaves in disgust.  On
the way home from the saloon Pritikin encounters three men.  He draws his
knife on the group, but they knock him down and dump a barrel of trash over
him.  The Capt., vowing to kill them, gets up to chase after the trio but
slips and falls on his knife.  Ready to board the train for Alabama Davis
thanks Jennifer, who would like for him to stay, for "liking me and wanting
me to like myself better" and tells her he is going to take his mother back
to her relatives then get a job and see how he "stacks up" on his own.  The
Judge invites him to come back again, and Davis replies "Thank you, Sir.
When I like myself enough." (bj)

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