CTVA - The Virginian 5.13 [133] "The Long Way Home" 14-Dec-1966

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5.13 [133]
"The Long Way Home"

(not to be confused with #249 'Long Ride Home')
NBC Broadcast - 14 December 1966

Universal Television,
a Division of Universal City Studios, Inc.
Executive Producer Frank Price
Produced by Joel Rogosin
Teleplay by Andy Lewis
Story by Ken Finley
Directed by Abner Biberman

(shown on the ride-in)
Charles Bickford as John Grainger
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:
Pernell Roberts [excellent performance as Jim Boyer, Sr.]
Michael Burns [Jim Boyer, Jr.]
Noah Beery as Ed Simpson

full ending credits:
Jan Shepard as Jessica Boyer
Jay Ripley as Dawkins
Don Stroud as Cate
Theme by Percy Faith
"Lonesome Trail" Performed by Pernell Roberts (song at opening of the episode)
Director of Photography Enzo A. Martinelli
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  Robert F. Shugrue
Unit Manager  . . .  Abby Singer
Assistant Director  . . .   George Bisk
Set Decorators  . . .  John McCarthy and John M. Dwyer
Sound  . . .  Ed Somers
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:
Virginian, John Grainger, Trampas
Tired of drifting and stealing for a living, Jim Boyer (Roberts)
leaves his partner in crime (Beery) to look up the wife and son he had
abandoned years before. After finding them in Medicine Bow, Boyer tries to
woo his family back and make a new start at respectable living. Hiring on
at Shiloh, where his son (Burns) is already employed, he tries somewhat
unsuccessfully to impress John Grainger in hopes of getting the foreman job
at a new spread Grainger was planning to buy. But when the ranch deal
falls through Boyer blames it on the Virginian's jealousy and, feeling
betrayed by luck, reunites with his old comrade to rob the Shiloh payroll. (bj)

Feedback - "The Virginian" Guestbook:
Carlo Mencucci says:  December 16, 2010
 "The Virginian" season #5, Dec.14,1966 titled "The Long Way Home". It is stated that the name
of the song at the beginning of the show performed by Pernell Roberts is titled "Lonesome Trail".
That is incorrect. The song performed by Pernell Roberts is "My Love Of Long Ago".
It is incorrect on the end credits of that show.  Thank

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