CTVA - The Virginian 5.11 [131] "Beloved Outlaw" 23-Nov-1966

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5.11 [131]
"Beloved Outlaw"

NBC Broadcast - 23 November 1966

Universal Television
Executive Producer Frank Price
Produced by Winston Miller
Written by True Boardman
Directed by William Witney

(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

No Guest Stars or Co-Stars:

Full ending Credits:
John Bryant  . . .  Dr. Spaulding
James McCallion  . . .  Hostler
Bing Russell  . . .  Gabe Sloan
John Archer  . . .  Paul Nelson
James Beck  . . .  Peters
Don Wilbanks  . . .  Jenkins
John Harmon  . . .  Auctioneer
Music Score Leo Shuken And Jack Hayes (poignant story made even more so by
variations on their three main themes)
Theme by Percy Faith
Director of Photography Enzo A. Martinelli
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  Edward Biery
Unit Manager  . . .  Abby Singer
Assistant Director  . . .  Roger Slager
Set Decorators  . . .  John McCarthy and Claire P. Brown
Sound  . . .  William M. Ford
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 Elizabeth Grainger with John and Stacey Grainger,
Trampas, Virginian, and Dr. Spaulding

Before "horse whispering" became the subject of a popular motion
picture Elizabeth Grainger used the technique with her gentle, patient
training of and love for a wild white stallion. Despite her grandfather's
well founded fears for her safety, Liz managed to gain the trust of the
mustang, and even temporary blindness resulting from falling off the horse
during a runaway did not diminish her devotion to the animal. This episode
also seemed to mark the beginning of the close friendship (noticeable
through the rest of the series) between Elizabeth and Trampas with their
mutual concern for each other's feelings about entering the annual
Founders' Day horse race.

Just a note on Western series in general: One thing that bugs me is the
use of "canned" whinnies which sound more like foals calling for their
mothers than full grown horses. This was particularly noticeable in this
episode, and one could sure tell the difference when "Aladdin" whinnied for
real. That aside, this was a sweet story and one of Sara Lane's best
emotional performances. (bj)

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