CTVA - The Virginian 5.01 [121] "Legacy of Hate" 14-Sep-1966

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5.01 [121]
"Legacy Of Hate"

NBC Broadcast - 14 September 1966

Universal Television
Executive Producer Frank Price
Produced by Winston Miller
Written by Frank Chase
Directed by Don McDougall

(shown on the ride-in)(all appear)
Charles Bickford as John Grainger
Doug McClure as Trampas
Don Quine as Stacey Grainger
Sara Lane as Elizabeth Grainger
James Drury as The Virginian

Guest Stars:
Jo Van Fleet [Lee Calder]
Jeremy Slate [Jim Dawson]

Full ending credits:
L.Q. Jones as Belden
Ross Elliott as Mark Abbott
Tyler McVey  . . .  Gillman
Dennis McCarthy  . . .  Cooper
Clyde Howdy  . . .  Nash
Ed Prentiss  . . .  Parker
Troy Melton  . . .  Ed
Robert Hoy  . . .  Pete
Music Score Leo Shuken And Jack Hayes (their main theme is one of my
favorites and was used in several episodes during the fifth season)(bj)
Theme by Percy Faith

Director of Photography Ray Rennahan, A.S.C.
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  Robert F. Shugrue
Unit Manager  . . .  Abby Singer
Assistant Director  . . .  Henry Kline
Set Decorators  . . .  John McCarthy and James M. Walters
Sound  . . .  Earl Crain, Jr.
Color Coordinator  . . .  Robert Brower
Color by Technicolor
Editorial Supervisor  . . .  Richard Belding
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:
John, Elizabeth, and Stacey Grainger, Virginian, Belden,
Sheriff Mark Abbott,
with brief appearance by Trampas

This is the key episode which introduces John, Elizabeth, and Stacey Grainger.
John Grainger and his grandchildren Elizabeth and hot-tempered
Stacey (whose parents had been killed in an Indian raid) take over the
ownership of Shiloh. John soon discovers that the neighboring rancher is
none other than Lee Calder (Van Fleet) who has held a grudge for twenty
five years over the death of her husband while he and John had been
prospecting. Lee is so overcome with bitterness that she refuses to
reconcile with John and determines to run him off his ranch. She involves
her foreman, Jim Dawson (Slate), in the scheme by promising him a part of
Shiloh and has him use a running iron to alter the brand on some of her
stock. Stacey becomes the accused, especially after he breaks in to her
tackroom to look for the iron. When news of this is spread through town,
the local banker questions the Graingers' integrity and refuses to lend the
cash to renew their government grazing land contract. The only hope of
securing the money is a beef sale in Seattle, and Lee wants the cattle
drive stopped. Lee's heart is possibly softened when she overhears
Elizabeth ask the local dress maker if the jeweler would buy some "old
pieces" (including the locket her mother had given her), for when Dawson
plans to set fire to the range with the intent of again blaming Stacey and
will even kill to satisfy his greed, Lee wants no part in blood shed. (bj)

Regarding Shiloh Ranch, John Grainger tells his grandson Stacey, "This is
the last stop, Stacey. This is the place I've been dreaming about all my
life." Sadly, this was actually that "last stop" since Charles Bickford
died early in the sixth season. (bj)

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