The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The West vs. Colonel MacKenzie 

Shiloh's new owner arrives on the same train as five men who The Virginian recognizes from wanted posters. He fears they are involved in a potential range war between the big and small ranges resulting in multiple lynchings.

Director:

Jerry Hopper

Writer:

Jean Holloway
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Stewart Granger ... Col. Alan MacKenzie
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Lee Majors ... Roy Tate (credit only)
James Drury ... The Virginian
Elizabeth Ashley ... Faith Andrews
Martha Hyer ... Amalia Clark
Don DeFore ... Mayor Evans
John Larch ... Sheriff
Bobby Eilbacher Bobby Eilbacher ... Petey Andrews
John McLiam ... Parker
Dennis McCarthy Dennis McCarthy ... Lamb
James Gavin James Gavin ... Frank Hoag
Cal Bartlett ... John Andrews (as Calvin Bartlett)
Don Wilbanks ... Meyers
Hal Baylor ... Jethro
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Colonel Alan MacKenzie arrives from England as Shiloh's new owner. Right away he faces his first challenge when a young struggling small rancher who The Virginian and Trampas strongly vouch for as a past employee is lynched, allegedly because of rustling cattle from one of the larger ranches. Another was lynched just before MacKenzie's arrival. The sheriff lacking manpower is unable to do much due to the size of the territory he must cover. MacKenzie locks horns with other members of the cattlemen's association led by Mayor Evans, who believe that extraordinary measures are needed to deal with rustlers, and due to his strong disagreement the colonel is beaten. Meanwhile, the lynched man's sister and young son are staying at Shiloh for their protection, especially as the boy may have witnessed his father's hanging though he has now gone mute due to shock. Written by rbecker28

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1970 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First show broadcast as "The Men from Shiloh". See more »

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Shiloh has a new owner
30 September 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In its final season The Virginian got both a new owner and a new title, The Men From Shiloh. Stewart Granger as retired Colonel Alan McKenzie has bought the spread and even has a butler in John McLiam who was his former orderly.

If there's one thing the English have given the world it's that idea of every man being innocent until proved guilty. So when Granger learns of former Shiloh ranch hand Cal Bartlett being lynched for cattle rustling it strikes him to the marrow of his bones. He gives shelter and protection to Bartlett's sister and son Elizabeth Ashley and Bobby Eilbacher who saw parts of the lynching.

He finds that while not talked about lynching of cattle rustlers is a tolerated thing. It is with neighbor Martha Hyer with the new mayor Medicine Bow Don DeFore and a few others. Granger becomes unpopular in many quarters.

Oddly enough the original novel that The Virginian is based on concerns the title character performing such a lynching on a friend of his caught rustling.

This was a good debut for Stewart Granger in The Virginian.


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