CTVA - The Virginian 7.19 [194] "The Ordeal" 19-Feb-1969

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7.19 [194]
"The Ordeal"

Original NBC Broadcast - 19 February 1969

Universal City Studios, Inc.
Executive Producer Norman MacDonnell
Produced by Winston Miller
Teleplay by Don Ingalls / Story by Merwin Gerard
Directed by Michael Caffey

(shown on the ride-in)
John McIntire as Clay Grainger (not in this episode)
Doug McClure as Trampas
David Hartman as David Sutton (not in this episode)
Sara Lane as Elizabeth Grainger
James Drury as The Virginian

Guest Star:

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Robert Pine
[Scott Austin]

End Credits :

Michael Masters ... Morgan (to be verified)
Jennifer Gan ... Minnie (to be verified)
Stephen Coit  . . .  Station Master
Art Stewart  . . .  4th Poker Player
James A. Turley  . . .  1st Poker Player

(Harper Flaherty also appeared as Harper)
Theme Percy Faith
Director of Photography Enzo A. Martinelli
Art Director  . . .  William J. Kenney
Film Editor  . . .  Edward Haire, A.C.E.
Unit Manager  . . .  Henry Kline
Assistant Director  . . .  Wilson Shyer
Set Decorations  . . .  John McCarthy and Perry Murdock
Sound  . . .  Robert L. Post
Color Coordinator  . . .  Robert Brower
Editorial Supervision  . . .  Richard Belding
Musical Supervision  . . .  Stanley Wilson
Costumes by  . . .  Helen Colvig
Makeup  . . .  Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist  . . .  Larry Germain
The Title "The Virginian" by permission of EMKA, LTD.

 Series regular characters appearing in this episode:
Virginian, Trampas, Elizabeth Grainger, Harper, and Cecil

Clay Grainger's Eastern tycoon friend sends his irresponsible son (Pine)
to Shiloh for the summer to "knock some education out of him and put
some manhood in." Even though warned of a nearby swamp Scott, tired from
a night of gambling in town, would rather sleep on the job than watch the
horses the Virginian had assigned to his care. When Elizabeth's prize
Thoroughbred colt dies in the quicksand due to his negligence, Scott, who
can't trust anyone--even himself--runs off to the badlands. After finding
the boy the Virginian secretly turns their mounts loose so they would have
to walk back to the ranch in hopes that Scott will develop a little pride
in himself from doing something the hard way. But little did the two of
them know how difficult the "character building" lesson would be or how
seriously Scott would take the responsibility of getting the foreman back
to Shiloh after he was knocked unconscious in a fall. (bj)

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