CTVA - The Virginian 5.28 [148) "Lady Of The House" 05-Apr-1967 NBC

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5.28 [148]
"Lady Of The House"

Original NBC Broadcast - 5 April 1967

Universal City Studios Inc.
Executive Producer - Frank Price
Produced by Cy Chermak
Written by Leslie Stevens
Directed by Abner Biberman

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

Guest Star
Myrna Loy as Mrs. Miles

Complete Ending Credits
L.Q. Jones
As Belden
Theme ... Percy Faith
Director of Photography ... Enzo A. Martinelli
Art Director ... George Patrick
Film Editor ... Robert F. Shugrue
Unit Manager ... Abby Singer
Assistant Director ... Jack Doran
Set Decorators ... John McCarthy and James M. Walters Sr.
Sound ... David Moriarty
Color Coordinator ... Robert Brower
Editorial Supervision ... Richard Belding
Musical Supervision ... Stanley Wilson
Costumes by ... Burton Miller
Makeup ... Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist ... Larry Germain
The title "The Virginian" by permission of EMKA Ltd.

Series Regulars Appearing in This Episode
John Grainger, Stacey Grainger, Elizabeth Grainger, The Virginian, Belden

Mrs. Miles is the widow of Sanford Miles, an old childhood friend of John
Grainger. Ostensibly she has shown up at Shiloh to help Grainger run the
ranch house and raise Stacy and Elizabeth. In reality, she intends to ruin
his life. She blames Grainger with a pathological hatred for the death of
her husband in the Battle of the Wilderness, during the Civil War. The plan
calls for driving a wedge between Grainger and his grandchildren that will
eventually cause them to go to school back east and to isolate him from the
day to day running of the ranch by banning The Virginian and the hands from
entering the house.
Mrs. Miles hasn't counted on The Virginian's independence or the bond between
the foreman and the Graingers. When a conversation between Grainger and
The Virginian causes her plan to unravel she suffers a complete mental
breakdown and decides to burn down Shiloh the way Union soldiers burned down
her Southern estate.

This was a rare acting performance appearance on series TV by Myrna Loy.
Born Myrna Williams on August 2, 1905 in Raidersburg, Montana, Loy's acting
career began on stage at the age of 15. She started acting in movies in the
mid 1920s and is best remembered for the role of Nora Charles opposite
William Powell in MGM's "Thin Man" series in the 1930s and 1940s. Her acting
career spanned seven decades with appearances in over 120 theatrical and
made-for-TV movies. Loy received an honorary Oscar for career achievement
in 1991. She was also very active with UNESCO (United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization). Loy died on December 14, 1993. [rgm]

Episode writer Leslie Stevens became one of the executive producers of the
series during its last season under the title "The Men from Shiloh.
Stevens produced, directed and wrote for many other TV series including
"The Name of the Game", "McCloud" and "It Takes A Thief". He was also the
executive producer / creator of the ABC sci-fi anthology series "The Outer Limits" (1963-65). (rgm)

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