CTVA - The Virginian 5.25 [145] "Bitter Harvest" 15-Mar-1967

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5.25 [145]
"Bitter Harvest"

Original NBC Broadcast - 15 March 1967

Universal Television
Executive Producer Frank Price

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

Complete credits currently unavailable

Guest Stars:
Whitney Blake ................. Marie Adams
Larry Pennell ................. Carl Rand
John Lupton ................... Frank Adams

Russ Conway ................... Tom Hadley
Michael Shea .................. Jamie Adams

'The Virginian' theme music by Percy Faith
Color by Technicolor
The title 'The Virginian' by permission of EMKA LTD.

Brief Synopsis:
While buying grain the Virginian learns homesteaders are driving struggling
farmer Frank Adams (Lupton) from his land.  The foreman tries to mediate,
but a rancher's hot temper provokes a range war.  Adams' family thinks he's
a coward when he considers giving up, but when gunfire starts Frank and the
Virginian prove weapons don't make a brave man.

(Note:  This synopsis was adapted from THE TV COLLECTOR magazine, Vol. 2,
No. 48, May-June 1990, p.28, and THE TELEVISION WESTERNS EPISODE GUIDE by
Harris M. Lentz III, McFarland & Company, Inc., 1997, p. 434.  It has not
been viewed by us personally to attest to its accuracy.)

John Lupton may also be seen in 3.12 "A Gallows for Sam Horn," 6.14 "A Small
Taste of Justice," and 9.20 "Tate, Ramrod" (bj)

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