CTVA - The Virginian 6.16 [165] "The Death Wagon" 3-Jan-1968

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6.16 [165]
"The Death Wagon"

NBC Broadcast - 3 January 1968

Universal City Studios, Inc.
Executive Producer Norman MacDonnell
Producer David Levinson
Written by James Menzies
Directed by Darrell Hallenbeck

(shown on the ride-in)
Charles Bickford as John Grainger (not in this episode)
(Bickford died around ep 6.08 but remained on ride-in until this episode)
Doug McClure as Trampas
Clu Gulager as Emmett Ryker (not in this episode)
Don Quine as Stacey Grainger (not in this episode)
Sara Lane as Elizabeth Grainger
James Drury as The Virginian (not in this episode)

Special Guest Star
John McIntire [series regular Clay Grainger]

Guest Stars
Albert Salmi [Corporal C.T. Smoot]
Michael Constantine [Private Essex Kanin]
Tim McIntire [Marcus Veda]

Full ending credits:
Jeanette Nolan as Holly Grainger
Ken Swofford  . . .  Wrengell
Jeff Malloy  . . .  Pvt. Frank Jobe
Nicolas Beauvy  . . .  Young Trampas
Bill Baldwin  . . .  Trampas' Father
Adam O'Neil  . . .  Cavalry Officer
Theme Percy Faith
Director of Photography Bud Thackery, A.S.C.
Art Director  . . .  George Patrick
Film Editor  . . .  Budd Small
Unit Manager  . . .  Abby Singer
Assistant Director  . . .  Frank Losee
Set Decorations  . . .  John McCarthy and Perry Murdock
Sound  . . .  Earl Crain, Jr.
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 regulars appearing in this episode:
Trampas, Clay Grainger, Holly Grainger, Elizabeth Grainger

Brief Synopsis:
Trampas is forced to face his fear when Clay Grainger assigns
him to help two army men bring in an escaped prisoner who is believed to be
infected with Scarlet Fever--the illness which caused the death of Trampas'
mother and brothers when he was eight years old. (bj)

A little added information:
This episode was rather a family affair since
Jeanette Nolan and John McIntire were "real life" husband and wife and Tim
was their son. (bj)

I noticed this "blooper" on Virginian episode "The Death Wagon"
Michael Constantine's character Pvt. Kanin had false upper teeth which he
took out and put in a neckerchief. But when Albert Salmi's character
Corporal Smoot shot him, Kanin grimaced which showed a set of top teeth.
After this, Kanin asked Smoot to hand him the neckerchief because he didn't
want to die without his teeth. (bj)

Another bit of information, although Clu Gulager as Ryker did not appear in
this episode Ryker was mentioned as the deputy, not the sheriff. (bj)

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