CTVA - The Virginian 6.03 [152] "The Lady from Wichita" 27-Sep-1967 NBC

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6.03 [152]
"The Lady From Wichita"

Original NBC Broadcast - 27 September 1967

Universal City Studios, Inc.
Executive Producer Norman Macdonnell
Produced By Winston Miller
Written By True Boardman
Directed by Don McDougall

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

Guest Star:
Joan Collins [Lorna Marie Marshall]
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(pictured left-right Joan Collins, Rose Marie)

Special Guest Star: 
Rose Marie [Belle Stephens]

Ending Credits:
Ann Doran as Mrs. Graves
Harry Lauter as Roy Kane
Russell Thorson as Judge Craig (Mr. Thorson had portrayed Sheriff Evans in
several episodes during season one)
L.Q. Jones as Belden
Irene Tedrow  . . .  Mrs. Scanlon
Helen Kleeb  . . .  Mrs. Howard
Walter Reed  . . .  Reverend Nichols
John Damler  . . .  Land Agent
Clyde Howdy . . . Cattle Buyer
Teddy Quinn . . . Tommy
Martin Eric . . . Jake
Roy Engel . . .1st Rancher
(Mr. Engel is better known in the series as Barney Wingate)
Laurie Mitchell . . . Waitress
John Cliff . . . Sam Harding
William Henry . . . 1st Player
David Farrow . . . Carter
Dennis McCarthy . . . Ed Finney
Stuart Randall . . . Auctioneer
Art Stewart . . . Conductor
Ted H. Jordan . . . Cowhand
Harper Flaherty . . . Customer
(Mr. Flaherty would later be credited as recurring Shiloh ranch hand Harper)
(Dick Shane was also seen helping at the bazaar but was not given a
credit for his appearance)
Associate Producer David Levinson
Theme Percy Faith
Director of Photography Enzo A. Martinelli
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  Robert F. Shugrue
Unit Manager  . . .  Abby Singer
Assistant Director  . . .   Kenny Williams
Set Decorators  . . .  John McCarthy
                                James M. Walters, Sr.
Sound  . . .  William A. Russell
Color Coordinator  . . .  Robert Brower
Editorial Supervision  . . .  Richard Belding
Musical Supervision  . . .  Stanley Wilson
Costume Supervision  . . .  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:
John, Stacey, and Elizabeth Grainger, Trampas, Ryker (as sheriff), and Belden

Brief Synopsis:
Saloon gal Lorna Marshall (Collins) inherits the estate of a man she had once
nursed back to health, so she and Belle Stephens (Marie) leave the wild life
of Wichita, Kansas and head for Medicine Bow.
Belle has dreams of Lorna selling the property for enough money to buy a
fancy establishment in San Francisco, but Lorna likes the peacefulness of the
small town and wants to stay and work her ranch.  When her foreman doesn't
like the idea of working for a female,  Lorna "borrows" Trampas to help her
learn about the cattle business. The women put on a convincing
act as they "pretend" to be "ladies"--that is until Roy Kane (Lauter), a
trouble maker from back in Wichita, tries to blackmail them for job
security in exchange for keeping his mouth shut about their true identity.

Note on the people of Medicine Bow
:  The men initially treated Lorna and Belle like
ladies as did the women in the town who invited them to join their sewing
circle and gave them the "best booths" at the bazaar. Although the
Reverend's sermon was about not letting Medicine Bow become the sinful likes
of such places as Wichita, after Lorna, rather than give Kane a false alibi,
confessed she and Belle had worked in a saloon the townsfolk still wanted to
befriend them.
Comment on Lorna:  She didn't have to "pretend" to be a "lady." (bj)

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