CTVA - The Virginian 5.04 [124] "An Echo of Thunder" 5-Oct-1966

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5.04 [124]
"An Echo Of Thunder"

(not to be confused with episode #26 'Echo From Another Day')
NBC Broadcast - 5 October 1966

Universal Television
A Division of Universal City Studios, Inc.
Executive Producer Frank Price
Produced by Cy Chermak
Written by Don Ingalls
Directed by Abner Biberman

(shown on the ride-in)
Charles Bickford as John Grainger (not in this episode)
Doug McClure as Trampas
Don Quine as Stacey Grainger (not in this episode)
Sara Lane as Elizabeth Grainger (not in this episode)
James Drury as The Virginian

Guest Stars
Linden Chiles [Ben Fancher]
John Anderson [Deputy and Fast-gun Sam Murrel]
Jason Evers [Sheriff Harry Lundee]
Indus Arthur [Margaret Lundee]

Full ending credits:
Barbara Werle as Dolores
Brendon Boone as Griff
Les Tremayne as Mr. Troost
Mark Miranda as Chico
Shug Fisher  . . .  Telegrapher
William Keene  . . .  Minister
Jon Drury (James' brother)  . . .  Hank
Music Score Franz Waxman
Theme Percy Faith
Director of Photography Enzo A. Martinelli
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  John Elias
Unit Manager  . . .  Abby Singer
Assistant Director  . . .  Jack Doran
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:  Featuring Trampas with
a brief appearance by the Virginian

Short Synopsis:
"Is this what it comes down to?  Gold, glory--whatever it is you're all looking for?"
After a horse drive to Pueblo, Colorado, Trampas goes to a nearby town to
visit his old "trailing" buddy Bill Doolie and arrives just in time for the
man's funeral.  The cowboy has no reason to stick around St. John until he
hears conflicting accounts about Bill's death.  Wanting to know the truth
Trampas decides to "stir things up." Since cattle rustlers have been
operating in the area Trampas wonders if his pal might have been killed
because he was mixed up in something illegal.  While pressing the issue with
a very "nervous" Sheriff Lundee (Evers) Trampas' investigations lead to real
trouble with former gunfighter Deputy Murrel (Anderson) and his
trigger-happy protégé Griff (Boone). Although Trampas had "come to town to
see a friend and ended up losing him" he is reminded that he's gained a few
new ones:  Bill's sister Margaret Lundee (Arthur), who wondered if any of
Trampas' traits had rubbed off on her brother during the three years they
were on the trail together; Chico (Miranda), a young boy who had worked for
Bill and, along with talk about their mutual friend, had shared his "chicken
supremo with the cowboy; Dolores (Werle), a saloon girl who knew all about
the town; and Ben Fancher (Chiles), the wealthy businessman and cattle buyer
who had previously shut his eyes to the rustling.

Discontinuity error in film editing (use of stock footage):  In the opening
horse drive sequence Trampas was riding a buckskin horse he used during
seasons 1-3 (some of the footage was possibly shot around the time of 1.08
"Impasse"). When they arrived in Pueblo he was on the buckskin he used
during seasons 5 and 6.  O.K., so we'll give the editor a break and suppose
Trampas traded horses from the remuda during the drive.  But as he was going
to St. John to visit Bill Doolie Trampas was riding a sorrel horse (from film
possibly shot during season two) yet arrived in that town on the buckskin. (bj)

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