CTVA - The Virginian 4.28 [118]  "No Drums, No Trumpets"  6-Apr-1966

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4.28 [118]
"No Drums, No Trumpets"

Original NBC Broadcast - 6 April 1966

Universal Television, a Division of Universal City Studios, Inc.
Executive Producer Norman MacDonnell
Teleplay by Robert Sabaroff
Story by Robert Sabaroff and Arthur H. Nadel
Produced and Directed by Arthur H. Nadel

(shown on the ride-in)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth (not in this episode)
(Lee J. Cobb 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 on this episode)
James Drury as The Virginian (not in this episode)

Guest Star:
Leslie Nielsen [Marshal Cleve Mason]
John Dehner as Morgan Starr (last appearance as Morgan Starr)

Full ending credits:
Julie Adams as Marian Clay
Hans Gudegast* as Augustin
(*this actor is perhaps better known as Eric Braden)
Richard Devon as Ed Beal
Rex Holman as Harmon
Eduardo Ciannelli as Father Carlo
Michael Fox as General Howard
Edward Colmans as Governor Delgado
Barry Atwater as Senator Mills
David Renard as Barrega
Mark Miranda as Golindo
Associate Producer James Duff McAdams
Theme by Percy Faith
Director of Photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  Richard M. Sprague
Unit Manager  . . .  Ben Bishop
Assistant Director  . . .  Les Berke
Set Decorators  . . .  John McCarthy and James M. Walters
Sound  . . .  Ed Somers
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 in this episode:
Morgan Starr and Trampas

Brief Synopsis:
There's a moral dilemma in Gato Rojo, Mexico centering around
the privilege and responsibility of making choices when Morgan Starr tries
to prevent the assassination of a Mexican Governor and U.S. Senator who are
soon to arrive to formally sign an economic treaty. Starr's involvement
includes a priest who must decide if he will risk the lives of the people
in his town; a miserable woman saloon owner; and the assassination team
with its leader, a disgruntled ex-Marshal, whom Starr must convince that
"men choose their own guilt." Viewers may remember this episode for the
gattling gun transported in a coffin and the church bell which hadn't been
rung for 200 years. (bj)

A Mexican war seems inevitable when Morgan Starr is held captive
by a renegade marshal. Closely guarded by men who would stop
at nothing to gain their ends he has to find some way of
warning the outside world of the impending slaughter.(dm)

. I have to admit that, although Morgan
Starr was NOT a favorite character of mine, I rather liked John Dehner's
performance in this one. Although he was still rather "dark" he at least
smiled once, and I respected Starr for his moral standings.

Morgan Starr and Trampas appear together only in this story.  It appears, however, that Starr had some respect for Trampas' abilities, bringing him along on an important treaty signing trip and planning for the cowboy to be the one in charge of driving a herd of cattle to Mexico.  We also see this about Trampas and his relationships with the ladies--When Trampas asks Starr to let him accompany him to Gato Rojo, Starr's immediate reaction to the request is, "What's her name?"  Trampas comments, "I haven't met her yet." The Senator then toasts, "To the optimism of youth," to which Starr responds, "No, I've seen him at work.  I must admit it's not optimism." When Trampas' flirtations are later rejected by the cantina owner, Starr asks, "Is she too mean for you?"  Trampas' assessment of her is, "She's just got so much heart it keeps hurting.  She's scared of it, that's all."  Starr seems impressed. "So that's the secret.  That's a gem of wisdom for a starter."  Trampas matter-of-factly states, "I never knew there was a secret to it."

This is one of the interim episodes between Lee J. Cobb's departure and
Charles Bickford's arrival as the new owner of Shiloh. Ride in credits
feature Lee J.Cobb, not John Dehner. (bj)

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