CTVA - The Virginian 8.04 [205] "The Power Seekers" 8-Oct-1969

The Classic TV Archive - TV Western series
<Previous                     The Virginian                        Next>
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9

8.04 [205]
"The Power Seekers"

NBC Broadcast - 8 October 1969

Universal City Studios, Inc.
Executive Producer Norman MacDonnell
Produced by  James Duff McAdams
Written by Robert Van Scoyk
Directed by Seymour Robbie

(shown on the ride-in)
John McIntire as Clay Grainger
Doug McClure as Trampas
Tim Matheson as Jim Horn (not in this episode)
Sara Lane as Elizabeth Grainger (not in this episode)
James Drury as The Virginian

Guest Stars:
Barry Sullivan [John Springfield]
Andrew Prine [Tobe Larkin]
Davey Davison [Jenny Larkin]

Full ending credits:
Also Starring
Jeanette Nolan as Holly Grainger
Dana Elcar as Bennett Poole
Jonathan Lippe as Lou White
Robert Doyle as Denny Otis
Ross Elliott as Sheriff Abbott
John McLiam as Eb Smalley
Harper Flaherty  -  Harper
Louis Massad  -  Hodges
Associate Producers
Robert Van Scoyk
John Choy
Music Score Ralph Ferraro
Theme Percy Faith
Director of Photography Enzo A. Martinelli
Art Director  . . .  William J. Kenney
Set Decorations  . . .  John McCarthy and Perry Murdock
Unit Manager  . . .  Henry Kline
Assistant Director  . . .  Les Berke
Film Editor  . . .  Jack W. Schoengarth 
Music Supervision  . . .  Stanley Wilson 
Sound  . . .  Earl Crain, Jr.
Color Coordinator  . . .  Robert Brower
Titles and Optical Effects Universal Title
Editorial Supervision  . . .  Richard Belding
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:  Clay and Holly
Grainger, the Virginian, Trampas, Sheriff Abbott, and Harper

Tired of the battle, John Springfield (Sullivan) resigns as
Wyoming's territorial legislator. Unknowing of a rancher's self-centered
reason for asking him to run for the vacated post, Clay Grainger encounters
dirty politics when he reluctantly gets in the race after hearing that
young candidate Tobe Larkin's (Prine) campaign centered on readying
Medicine Bow for the 20th Century by acquiring and building on a piece of
land that a bill by Springfield had promised to the Arapaho Indians.
Wanting to move up in the world, Larkin is willing to go to drastic means
to discredit Clay's promise to fairly represent all the people in the area. (bj)

In episode 2.02 "The Woman From White Wing" a big deal is made of Wyoming
being a state. In this episode 8.04 Wyoming is still a territory looking
soon to become a state. However, women have the right to vote for
territorial legislator.
Perhaps each executive producer may have chosen his own time frame? (bj)

Return to The Classic TV Archive "The Virginian" Home Page

Return to The Classic TV Archive Western  Page
Return to The Classic TV Archive Home Page

Feedback  -  "The Virginian" Guestbook