CTVA - The Virginian 4.23 [113] "Ride a Cock Horse to Laramie Cross" 23-Feb-1966

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4.23 [113]
"Ride A Cock Horse To Laramie Cross"

NBC Broadcast - 23 February 1966

Universal Television
Executive Producer Norman MacDonnell
Producer Arthur H. Nadel
Written by Clair Huffaker
Directed by Tony Leader

(shown on the ride-in)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth (not in this episode)
( had left the show as of 4.21[111]  was still on the ride-in)
Doug McClure as Trampas
Clu Gulager as Emmett Ryker (not in this episode)
Randy Boone as Randy Benton (not in this episode)
Diane Roter as Jennifer Sommers (not in this episode)
James Drury as The Virginian (not in this episode)

Guest Star:
Nita Talbot [Melinda]

Complete ending credits:
Myron Healey as Lomax
Ken Lynch as Johnson
Steven Gravers as Valera
Harry Harvey, Sr. as Horatio
Alex Montoya as Dom
Rance Howard as Luka
John Harmon as The Barman
William Tannen as Ely
Fred Carson as The Indian Leader
Harry Finley as Harry
Clint Howard as Manuel
Associate Producer James Duff McAdams
Theme by Percy Faith
(No credit was given for score, but Bernard Herrmann's beautiful theme from
4.09 "Show Me A Hero" was played several times during this episode.  I also
noticed a bit of Leo Shuken and Jack Hayes' music from 4.04 "The Claim" )
Director of Photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  Michael R. McAdam, A.C.E.
Unit Manager  . . .  Ben Bishop
Assistant Director  . . .  George Bisk
Set Decorators  . . .  John McCarthy and James M. Walters
Sound  . . .  Earl Crain, Jr.
Color Coordinator  . . .  Robert Brower
Color by Technicolor
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 takes on the responsibility of escorting a very young
"General Manuel Garcia Lopez de Maximilian Vargas" (Clint Howard) and his
infant sister 200 miles to Laramie to reunite with their mother who had
been banished from Mexico by their grandfather, the tyrannical leader El
Supremo, after their father had been executed for treason. On the way he
must outsmart bounty hunters who want to return Manuel and Maria to their
grandfather and a band of Indians on the war trail. Fortunately for
Trampas--and the children--Melinda, a feisty ex-faro dealer who denies her
womanhood (Talbot), decides to ride along, providing more than just a
little help for the group with her sure-shot rifle aim, horse broke for
harness, and suppressed mothering instinct. At first the vixen seems only
to want to engage in a battle of insults with the cowboy, but during the
trip Trampas and Melinda both discover the real lady that she is. (bj)
(this episode is another of my personal favorites) (bj)

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