CTVA - The Virginian 5.03 [123] "The Captive" 28-Sep-1966

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5.03 [123]
"The Captive"

Original NBC Broadcast - 28 September 1966

Universal Television
A Division of Universal City Studios, Inc.
Executive Producer Frank Price
Produced by Winston Miller
Written by Peter Packer
Directed by Don Weis

(shown on the ride-in)(all appear in this episode)
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 Star
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Susan Strasberg [Liliota/Katherine Ann Emory]

Full ending credits:
Virginia Vincent as Louise Emory
Don Hanmer as Roger Emory
Than Wyenn as Grey Horse
Ross Elliott  . . .  Sheriff Abbott
Michael Forest  . . .  Cavalry Lieutenant
Gus Trikonis  . . .  Running Elk
Tina Menard  . . .  Elk Woman
Alex Sharp  . . .  Ranch Hand
Theme by Percy Faith
Music Score Sidney Fine
(Score was credited to Sidney Fine only.  However, Leo Shuken and Jack
Hayes' music from 4.04 "The Claim" was very noticeable at the beginning of the episode)

Director of Photography Enzo A. Martinelli
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  John Elias
Unit Manager  . . .  Abby Singer
Assistant Director  . . .  Lou Watt
Set Decorators  . . .  John McCarthy & Claire P. Brown
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, Trampas, the Virginian, and Sheriff Abbott

Brief Synopsis:
The social theory of "environment over heredity" is explored when a young
White woman (Strasberg) who had been taken from a wagon train as a child and
raised by Indians resists being reunited with her possible birth parents.

Character Notes:  John Grainger's integrity is apparent in this episode
when, despite the fact that the girl would probably be happier staying with
the Indians in the culture she grew up with, he wanted very much to try to
locate her parents because "she's someone's life and blood."  He also was
strict with Liliota and made her obey but was very understanding of her
feelings when she tried to run away.  When Liliota said that John was right
to make her obey because her Indian father would have done the same Stacey
said, "Score one for you" to which John replied, "No, score one for her."
Elizabeth shows her usual compassion in feeling that "Lily" should be
allowed to return to what she was familiar with but tried her best to
befriend her and teach her about the ways of the White Man.
As far as character interaction on the ranch--Trampas and Stacey were the
ones who found Liliota with her Indian parents rustling Shiloh cattle.  John
Grainger had Trampas ride into town with him to take the Indians to the
sheriff and sent Stacey back to work on the range.  Later, when asked how it
went in town, Trampas started his sentence with "Old Man Grainger" and then
corrected himself to say "Mr. Grainger" because Stacey was present.  After
Stacey (who had found the comment a little amusing) left Trampas asked the
Virginian why Mr. Grainger had taken him into town and sent Stacey back to
work.  The Virginian said, "I guess he's just trying not to show
favoritism."  Trampas replied, "Why, he doesn't have to do that.  I never
think of Stace as being the boss's grandson--until I call him 'Old Man Grainger.'"
Another note The Graingers possibly had a man to keep the kitchen because,
after Liliota broke the water pitcher in her room, John told her "I'll have
Manuel bring you more water."  I don't remember seeing such a person at
Shiloh but it certainly was a probability since the food on the table in
this episode looked well prepared, and it was mentioned in some episodes
(such as 7.26 "The Stranger") that Elizabeth was not a very good cook.

TV trivia:  Don Weis would later direct Doug McClure in the 1967 made-for-TV
movie "The Longest Hundred Miles". (bj)

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