CTVA - The Virginian 6.01 [150] "Reckoning" 13-Sep-1967

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6.01 [150]

Original NBC Broadcast - 13 September 1967

Universal Studios, Inc.
Executive Producer Norman MacDonnell
Produced by Joel Rogosin
Teleplay by Ed Waters
Directed by Abner Biberman

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

Complete credits currently unavailable

Guest Stars:
Dick Foran .................... Frank Devereaux
Charles Bronson ............... Harge Talbot

Miriam Colon .................. Eva Talbot
Charles Grodin ................ Arnie Doud
(Additional cast)
Don Mitchell .......... Preble *
Albert Salmi ......... Quinn *
Brad Weston ..... Keeler *
(*all three actors credited in the compilation movie "Meanest Men In The West",)
probably from this episode)(bg)

Associate Producer David Levinson
Music Score Bernard Herrmann
Director of Photography Alric Edens +
(+Possibly on this episode, Co-credited with Lionel Lindon on "Meanest Men In The West")
'The Virginian' theme music by Percy Faith
Color by Technicolor
The title 'The Virginian' by permission of EMKA LTD.

Brief Synopsis:
While in Texas on a cattle buying trip Elizabeth Grainger is kidnapped and
taken across the Mexican border where outlaw leader Harge Talbot (Bronson)
intends to use her as a pawn to settle an old score of vengeance with the
Virginian.  Negotiations for Liz's return are delayed when she's needed to
help deliver Mrs. Talbot's baby.

(Note:  This synopsis was adapted from THE TV COLLECTOR magazine, Vol. 2,
No. 49, July-August 1990, p.12, and THE TELEVISION WESTERNS EPISODE GUIDE by
Harris M. Lentz III, McFarland & Company, Inc., 1997, p. 434.  It has not
been viewed by us personally to attest to its accuracy.)

Charles Bronson also guest stars in 4.08 "Nobility of Kings"

"The Meanest Men in the West" (1967 Compilation Film) imdb
1.10 "It Tolls For Thee" and  6.01 "Reckoning" were combined to form
this TV movie or Theatrical Feature.
A fresh music score was composed for this by Hal Mooney. The
directors' credit is listed on IMDB as Charles S. Dubin and Samuel Fuller,
however my notes record Abner Biberman as directing " Reckoning". (bg)

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