The Virginian

NBC (ended 1971)




Episode Guide

    • The Showdown
      The Showdown
      Season 3 - Episode 29
      The Virginian goes to Monolith, Arizona to buy cattle from the Landers. Marshal Merle Frome and his brother, Ben are there to investigate possible cattle rustling by the Landers. When the Landers bring the cattle to town, the Marshal impounds them along with the Virginian's money.
    • Legend of a Lawman
      Legend of a Lawman
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      In Cobb's Run, Kansas, while waiting for the Virginian, Randy Benton is framed for a $50,000 payroll robbery. His defence, that the legendary but aging town marshall, Floyd Buckman (Ford Rainey), had inadvertently allowed the robbers into the bank, is scoffed at by the locals. As a result, Randy is sentenced to be hanged. The Virginian tries to track down the the real robbers to prove Randy's innocence and in desperation even breaks Randy out of jail. In the end however, Randy's salvation is in the hands of the legendary lawman.moreless
    • A Killer in Town
      A Killer in Town
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      A bounty hunter named George Wolfe (Broderick Crawford) comes to Medicine Bow, having been summoned by a now dead informant who told Wolfe a fugitive is in town. Although the informant had left a letter revealing the fugitive's identity in a lock box at the bank it can not be accessed until the circuit judge can return and issue a court order. Trampas, who had accidentally become involved with some felons two years before, thinks he is Wolfe's quarry and Wolfe is suspicious of him. Before matters can come to a head, however, an outbreak of typhoid fever intervenes.moreless
    • Run Away Home
      Run Away Home
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      The Virginian and Steve Hill deliver 1800 head of cattle to Centre City, Nebraska. There is a run on the local bank but fortunately, Judge Garth's lawyer (Russ Conway) had heard of the possible bank run and had withdrawn the money to pay for the cattle the day before. The Virginian and Steve set out for home but are pursued by a local man, Swenson (Karl Swenson), and his sons who had their life savings in the bank and figure part of money is theirs. The episode recounts the adventures and travels of the two Shiloh men as they attempt to elude those pursuers.moreless
    • A Matter of Destiny
      A Matter of Destiny
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Robert Gaynor (Peter Graves), a wealthy and somewhat ruthless Chicago meat packer, buys a local ranch and comes to Medicine Bow. He begins romancing, and wins the heart of, Janet Lawrence (Jean Hale) who had been seeing Trampas. Gaynor's methods bring him into conflict with local ranchers. In the end it is up to Trampas to resolve the conflict and save Gaynor from a hired assassin.moreless
    • Lost Yesterday
      Lost Yesterday
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      A man dies due to a gunshot wound but not before he reveals to his sweetheart, Clara Malone (Shirley Knight), that robbery money is hidden near Medicine Bow. Faking suicide to escape the rest of the robbery gang, Clara takes the stage to Medicine Bow along with one other passenger, the Virginian. In a stage accident she is injured and the Virginian takes her to Shiloh Ranch to be nursed by Betsy. Suffering from amnesia, Clara can not recall her past and she and the Virginian begin a romance. However, her past catches up with her when the robbery gang discovers she is still alive.moreless
    • Ryker
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      A former law man and now hired gun, Emmett Ryker (Clu Gulager), heads to Medicine Bow at the request of Hagen (Leslie Nielsen). Hagen holds a mortgage on the ranch of Hale (Russ Conway), a friend of Judge Garth, and wants to run the rancher off the property. Being a man of some morals, Ryker refuses to become involved but when Hale is killed he is suspected of the crime. Ryker becomes friends with Trampas and agrees to help Hale's daughter Janet (Anne Helm) bring the guilty parties to justicemoreless
    • The Drifter
      The Drifter
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      This episode recounts in flashback how the Virginian came to Shiloh Ranch. The Virginian comes to Medicine Bow and first works for Miles Peterson (Leif Erickson) whose spread is run by ranch foreman Hugh Stager (Michael Forest). Stager tries to gain control of the ranch by romancing Peterson's daughter Maria (Mariette Hartley) and plotting to remove Peterson and blame it on Judge Garth. However, he has not reckoned on the Virginian and his growing friendship with Judge Garth.moreless
    • Echo of Another Day
      Echo of Another Day
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      Sam Harter (Bradford Dillman) is released from prison and in Medicine Bow encounters Trampas, an old friend. Harter and Bleek (John Dehner) had robbed some gold bullion. Bleek had escaped and Harter was captured but not before he had hidden the gold. Trampas had refused to participate in the robbery and Harter had protected him from Bleek who was afraid Trampas would reveal their plan. Harter takes a job at Shiloh but he knows Bleek will inevitably appear. He does and a showdown ensues.moreless
    • The Mysterious Mr. Tate
      The Mysterious Mr. Tate
      Season 9 - Episode 5

      Colonel Mackenzie accompanies a young woman by train to her uncle's place. During the trip, he insists that the train stop so he can prevent the hanging of an innocent man.

    • It Tolls for Thee
      It Tolls for Thee
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Martin Kalek (Lee Marvin) and his gang kidnap Judge Garth for ransom. The Virginian pays the ransom but the kidnappers refuse to release the Judge until they are able to escape into Idaho. The Kidnappers head off pursued not only by the Shiloh hands but also separately by a former crony of Kalek's called Sharkey (Warren Kemmerling) who is out for revenge on the criminal.moreless
    • Ride a Dark Trail
      Ride a Dark Trail
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The Virginian accidentally comes upon, and is held at gunpoint by, young Lon Mortison (Buzz Martin). The boy had been searching for a gambler who he thinks is responsible for his father's suicide and had already shot and wounded a man who interfered. In order to convince the boy to give himself up, the Virginian recounts in flashback how Trampas first came to Shiloh Ranch. He came seeking revenge on Judge Garth who had been forced to kill Trampas' father (Sonny Tufts) in self-defence. This object lesson serves to get Lon to realize the error of his actions and convince him to surrender to the Sheriff.moreless
    • The Fatal Journey
      The Fatal Journey
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      After she calls for the President to bring in the army to rid the badlands of outlaws, newspaper editor Molly Wood, the Virginian's love interest, is murdered by four of those outlaws: O'Dell (Steve Ihnat), Horn (John Milford), Denver (Berkeley Harris) and their ruthless leader, Colonel Calhoun (Robert Lansing). The Virginian joins a posse but while the other posse members give up he eventually locates the villains' badlands hideout. He poses as a prison escapee, joins the gang and exacts his revenge.moreless
    • Impasse
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      The Virginian and crew collect wild horses in the mountains which they are to take to Shiloh Ranch to sell to the army. However, tough widower Pa Kroeger (Eddie Albert) lives in the mountains with his four sons and a daughter and believes he owns the horses. When the Virginian refuses to turn them over, Kroeger goes to great lengths to try and stop the Shiloh crew from taking the animals. Complicating matters are the facts the Kroeger sons think there may be a more reasonable way to deal with the situation and the daughter is attracted to Trampas.moreless
    • Another's Footsteps
      Another's Footsteps
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      The Virginian's friend, young Dan Grant (Paul Petersen), is killed in a bank robbery. The three robbers escape a posse but the Virginian is more persistent and tracks them to Montana. Two of the robbers are captured and the Virginian tracks the third (Johan Agar) to a farmstead occupied by a young boy and his mother (Sherree North), and suspects the absent husband is the third gunman. As he waits for the husband to return he bonds with the boy and becomes romantically involved with the wife. However, the robber returns and the inevitable showdown occurs.moreless
    • Stopover in a Western Town
      Stopover in a Western Town
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      The well-off Caroline Witman (Joan Freeman) and her Aunt Grace (Lillian Bronson) visit Medicine Bow on their way from San Francisco to New York. Caroline falls in love with the Virginian who generally ignores her but a Shiloh hand, Jefferson Tolliver (Dick York), becomes smitten with her and she encourages Tolliver's advances in order to make the Virginian jealous. Tolliver's ambitions are thwarted by a lack of money and when he catches an unemployed hand rustling cattle, rather than turn him in, he joins him in crime. However, they end up murdering a ranch hand and this eventually leads to a penultimate confrontation between Tolliver and his friend, the Virginian.moreless
    • Bitter Harvest
      Bitter Harvest
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      A struggling farmer seeks help from the Virginian to help him resolve a conflict between other homesteaders.
    • Vengeance Trail
      Vengeance Trail
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      Stacy was forced to kill a man in self-defense and the man's brother is looking for his killer. He joins a Shiloh trail drive, unaware that Stacy is the man he is looking for.
    • A Father for Toby
      A Father for Toby
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      At the Medicine Bow orphanage Toby Shea (Kurt Russell) makes up stories about his great father which none of the other boys believe, so he befriends Trampas and tells the other boys Trampas is his father. His real father, Jim Shea (Rory Calhoun), who has been released from prison, tries to find his son but is trailed by two former partners in crime seeking some lost loot. Jim Shea becomes a hand at Shiloh Ranch and manages to keep his identity secret until his former partners and his past catch up with him.moreless
    • Man of Violence
      Man of Violence
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Trampas' Uncle Josh (Harry Shannon) is murdered during an holdup by Wismer (Leonard Nimoy) and Judson (William Bryant). On their trail, Trampas is eventually forced to illegally enter Apache territory where the two robbers had made a gold strike. He is joined on his quest by a guide who is after the gold (Michael Pate), a woman (Peggy McCay) who is looking for her husband who it turns out is Judson, and an army doctor who is attempting to escape court martial (DeForest Kelly).moreless
    • Fifty Days to Moose Jaw
      Fifty Days to Moose Jaw
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Older cowhand Slim Jessup (James Gregory) is accused of killing a man in Idaho and escapes east. He signs on with a Shiloh Ranch cattle drive to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. On the way the drovers are joined by a young man, James Cafferty (Bandon de Wilde), who wishes a different life than dirt farming with his widowed step-father (Frank Overton). The older Slim takes James under his wing and teaches him lessons in life before his past catches up with him.moreless
    • Letter of the Law
      Letter of the Law
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      The Virginian shoots a train robber who confesses to a robbery before he dies. A robbery for which another man has been convicted and sent to prison.
    • Tate, Ramrod
      Tate, Ramrod
      Season 9 - Episode 20

      When the Virginian offers Tate's help with fencing on a neighbor's ranch, the owner's underage daughter becomes romantically interested in him.

    • The Small Parade
      The Small Parade
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      In Coyote Wells to deliver some cattle, the Virginian, Trampas and Steve Hill encounter Martin Reese (David Wayne). Reese had lost his wife and children to smallpox, had sold his farm, and now travels giving lectures urging vegetarianism. His lectures are not received well in cattle country and when one of his hecklers is found murdered, Reese is the main suspect, is seen as a murderous loony and is pursued by a posse. On the way back to Medicine Bow the Shiloh cowboys encounter a woman, Ellen Beecher (Barbara Barrie), who knows of Reese's whereabouts. Ellen has several orphans in her care and the Virginian and crew become involved in trying to help Ellen with the children and in finding and protecting Reese from the vengeful posse.moreless
    • Legacy of Hate
      Legacy of Hate
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      The Virginian and Belden (L. Q. Jones) set off for the train station to meet the new owner of Shiloh. They meet John Grainger and his grandaughter Elizabeth. Trampas is said to be away on business in Cheyenne. John is surprised his grandson Stacey is not there to meet them too but he learns from Sheriff Mark Abbott (Ross Elliott) that Stacey has spent the night in jail over a gambling dispute.moreless
    • The Stallion
      The Stallion
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      A wild stallion escapes its owner, John Slaughter (Don "Red" Barry), killing a handler in the process. The animal injures itself and is found by Randy Benton who takes him to the nearby ranch of alcoholic horse trainer Charlie Orwell (Robert Culp) who nurses it back to health. Most believe the horse bad and wish to have it destroyed but Randy gets Charlie to help him save the animal and with the help of Jodie Wingate (Jenna Engstrom), they save Charlie too.moreless
    • Timberland
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      Local ranchers are upset with the lumbering of Charles Daniels (Arch Johnson) which they believe will destroy a valuable watershed area and ruin grazing land. Daniels refuses to listen to their entreaties as delivered by the Virginian and Emmett Ryker has to try and keep the peace despite the growing tension. Complicating matters is a budding relationship between Daniels' daughter Katie (Joan Freeman) and the son of one of the local ranchers opposed to the logging, Dave Ferguson (Martin Milner). This relationship is frowned upon not only by Daniels but also by Daniels' foreman, Paul Rogers (William Smith). When Rogers is killed accidentally by Ferguson, Daniels believes it murder and seeks revenge.moreless
    • West
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Seeking some excitement in his life, Trampas joins a groups of older cowboys (Steve Cochran, James Brown, Claude Akins) who set off to find adventure in what they still believe is the wild, lawless West. However, their outdated attitudes lead them into trouble and eventually, tragedy.
    • The Golden Door
      The Golden Door
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      Trampas and Betsy Garth discover the body of a murdered neighbour, Mr. Keel. Trampas encounters a Latvian immigrant, Karl Rilke (Karl Boehm) and his pregnant wife Maria (Ilze Taurins), and discovers they have Keel's rifle although Karl claims he bought the gun from a man on the road. Judge Garth believes Karl innocent and that Keel's son Johnny (Robert Duvall) is the murderer, so he defends Karl at the trial.moreless
    • Long Ride to Wind River
      Long Ride to Wind River
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      Medicine Bow storekeeper, Benjy Davis, a friend of the Virginian, is sentenced to death for murdering Hobey Kendall, a man who sexually assaulted his wife. However, Benjy says he had met a man near the murdered man's home named Jonah McIntosh and the Virginian traces that man to a colony of mountain men near Wind River. Jonah admits he killed Kendall in self-defence but will not return to clear Benjy. The Virginian takes Jonah a prisoner but has a difficult time getting Jonah back to Medicine Bow due to the pursuing mountain men and an encounter with a murderous trapper. He manages to accomplish his task thanks to the help of a beautiful young Shoshone widow, Hapamawa and to a growing respect and trust between himself and Jonah.moreless
    • The Mark of a Man
      The Mark of a Man
      Season 4 - Episode 30

      The Virginian and Trampas arrive at the Medicine Bow saloon just as young Johnny Younce stumbles out. Johnny looks in the window of a tailor shop owned by Jake which contains a sign 'the clothes make a man." Johnny proceeds to break the window and goes on a rampage.

    • The Laramie Road
      The Laramie Road
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Two wandering hobos arrive at Ev Clinchy's farm seeking food. They ask to buy a chicken but Mrs. Clinchy refuses and offers bread and molasses and tells them to leave. When she catches them stealing a chicken she sends her son into town to bring back her husband.
    • Show Me a Hero
      Show Me a Hero
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Trampas stops a runaway wagon and his horse ends up lame from the chase. Frank Colter offers him a place to stay until the horse heals.Trampas is surprised to find a town full of people in an old abandoned town rebuilding it in hopes of the railroad coming through.
    • Farewell to Honesty
      Farewell to Honesty
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      A deputized Virginian arrives in the very misnamed Honesty, Wyoming looking for Major Ralph Forrester (Richard Carlson) who had defrauded Judge Garth. However, the local judge is in the Major's pocket and, using the excuse that the Virginian is not a full-time deputy, refuses to let the man be taken back to Medicine Bow. While waiting for Deputy Ryker to arrive, the Major is murdered and the Virginian is accused of the crime. Ryker arrives and with help of a local lawyer, John Harrison (Harold Gould), tries to sort out who the murderer is from amongst a number of suspects including the murdered man's wife (Dorothy Green), a former acquaintance of the Virginian who runs the local saloon and was being blackmailed by the dead man (Kathleen Crowley), and the Major's business partner(Douglas Henderson).moreless
    • First to Thine Own Self
      First to Thine Own Self
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      A young drifter named Randy (Randy Boone) camps with Silas (Frank Maxwell) and his young daughter Melanie (Claire Wilcox) near Medicine Bow. Silas reveals he has been mining and that he found gold nuggets. Silas is murdered, the gold stolen and Randy is accused of the crime. He hides out with Melanie who knows him innocent and with help from Betsy Garth and the Virginian is eventually able to expose the real killers.moreless
    • High Stakes
      High Stakes
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      Posing as a criminal to capture a murderer in a town controlled by the killer's brother and his outlaw band, the Virginian is seeking revenge on those responsible for his friends death.
    • Requiem for a Country Doctor
      Requiem for a Country Doctor
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      The Virginian arrives in a small town to meet Stacey Grainger and sees a gallows being built.
    • Crooked Corner
      Crooked Corner
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      German immigrants buy a nearby ranch and begin to experience a series of unwelcome events.
    • The Hero
      The Hero
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Posing as a newspaper man, James Templeton (Steve Forrest) comes to Medicine Bow to interview Judge Garth who is a leading candidate for territorial senator. Betsy Garth is smitten with James who is just about perfect in everything he does whether it is riding or shooting and this makes Trampas suspicious. His suspicions turn out to be well-grounded.moreless
    • The Invaders
      The Invaders
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Rancher Mike Tyrone (Ed Begley) purhases a ranch near Medicine Bow, and moves there with his daughter Margaret (Beverly Owen), and his two sons (Rees Vaughan and James McMullen). Tyrone tries to force surrounding ranchers to sell their spreads, eventually cutting off the water from a local river that the other ranchers use to water their stocks. However, the conflict is ended by an unexpected decision of Margaret Tyrone.moreless
    • The Long Way Home
      The Long Way Home
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      Jim Boyer's son thinks the Virginian is a better man than his father and his father is determined to change that, regardless of the cost.
    • The Awakening
      The Awakening
      Season 4 - Episode 5

      A destitute former Minister, David Henderson (Glenn Corbett), who has had a crisis of faith, comes to Medicine Bow just as a dispute breaks out at a local mine over safety issues. Emmett Ryker entreaties Judge Garth to try and find a solution to the problem. When an accident occurs at the mine David assists in a rescue attempt but hurts his leg. He is taken to Shiloh where Betsy Garth nurses him and they become romantically involved. David's actions gain him the respect of the miners, he becomes their leader, and he calls a strike over the working conditions. Despite an attempt to intimidate the miners by importing scab labour, with Judge Garth's help the owners and miners manage to reach an agreement. David rediscovers his calling and asks Betsy to marry him. They are married at Shiloh Ranch and head off to start a new life at a parish David has been assigned in Pennsylvania.

    • Say Goodbye to All That
      Say Goodbye to All That
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      In self-defence, Trampas is forced to shoot Big John Belden (Charles McGraw), who took exception to Trampas dancing with his his son Martin's (Fabian) fiancee. John is left a paraplegic and he encourages his son to take revenge on Trampas for the family honor even though Martin is, in direct contrast to his father, very mild mannered. Trampas is afraid he will have to kill Martin but their feud is interrupted by an encounter with Moses, a fierce lengendary bear.moreless
    • The Long Quest
      The Long Quest
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      The Virginian is friends with Mary Ann Martin (Patricia Breslin) and her young son Cricket (Casey Peters) who live near Shiloh ranch. A detective named Corbett (Joseph Campanella) and his client, Judith Holly (Ruta Lee), claim that Cricket is actually Holly's son and that she wants him back. The Virginian attempts to ferret out the truth of the situation in order for Mary Ann to retain custody of the boy. The affair culminates in a series of surprising events at a judicial hearing.moreless
    • Throw a Long Rope
      Throw a Long Rope
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      A homesteader (Jack Warden) accused of rustling narrowly escapes hanging by local ranchers led by Major Cass (John Anderson), an event that is observed by Shiloh hands including the Virginian. However, the homesteader is severely injured, and the Virginian helps him work his farm during off hours. After some investigation into the rash of cattle rustling, the Virginian decides to defend the man against the Major and the other ranchers including Judge Garth.moreless
    • Blaze of Glory
      Blaze of Glory
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      Trampas is fond of Judy King, whose father is having financial problems with the bank. The mortgage on their ranch is due and the bank won't give him an extension.
    • Jacob Was a Plain Man
      Jacob Was a Plain Man
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      A bounty hunter and ranch hands threaten a deaf man wanted for murder currently working at the Shiloh ranch.
    • The Animal
      The Animal
      Season 9 - Episode 16

      While on the trail, Tate runs into a hunting party and its prey.

    • The Deadly Past
      The Deadly Past
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      Sheriff Williams is surprised when gunman Sam Evans comes to town to visit his ex-wife who just happens to be married to Sheriff Williams now. Fearing an ulterior motive and a missing link from a town called Wicksville uncovers a deeper plot.
    • Ride to Delphi
      Ride to Delphi
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      On behalf of his father Einar (Harold J. Stone), Lemoine Carlson (Ron Russell) and a drover, Wally Buxton (Warren Oates) deliver 50 cattle to Shiloh.
    • The Price of the Hanging
      The Price of the Hanging
      Season 9 - Episode 9

      Tate is on a mission to get medical help for Colonel Mackenzie, who has been badly injured during a cattle drive. But the only available doctor in a nearby town is due to be hanged.

    • Woman from White Wing
      Woman from White Wing
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Three men, who are prison escapees, come to Shiloh looking for Judge Garth. One of those men (Barry Sullivan) turns out to be Betsy Garth's real father, a fact unknown to Betsy. The man aims to reclaim his daughter and receive compensation, believing the Judge abandoned him purposefully in the wasteland some years before.moreless
    • Felicity's Spring
      Felicity's Spring
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Felicity Andrews (Katherine Crawford), the new Medicine Bow school teacher, lives with her older sister Kate (Mariette Hartley) and grandfather Jonah (Carl Benton Reid). Everyone raves about her and the Shiloh hands, including Steve Hill, are all smitten but Felicity's heart is won by the Virginian who proposes to her. However, Felicity's family protects some secrets which eventually brings an end to the Virginian's marriage plans.moreless
    • The Handy Man
      The Handy Man
      Season 6 - Episode 24

      A shared piece of grazing land causes conflict between a neighboring ranch and Shiloh. The problem becomes exacerbated when a passing stranger saves Trampas after he is knocked out by the neighbor's son. Because of the stranger's good turn to Trampas, he is hired as a handy man by Shiloh. Since the stranger looks like a notorious fast gun, the neighboring rancher's son thinks the Grangers hired him to fight for them in the existing conflict. Is the stranger really the notorious gunfighter, or just a nice, gentle man? The answer unfolds as the story progresses and Trampas and the stranger become close friends.

    • Bitter Autumn
      Bitter Autumn
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      Clay Grainger, John's brother is waiting for a herd of cattle to arrive at Shiloh while his brother is away on business. Hoping to cash in on a big deal he borrows money not realizing that the animals may be infected with blackleg fever.
    • Dark Challenge
      Dark Challenge
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Carl Hendricks (Victor Jory), with his son Arnie (Chris Robinson) and daughter Jenny (Katharine Ross), buys a local ranch. Trampas is embarrassed when he tries to get Jenny to dance at a local gathering without realizing she has a club foot. He apologizes, they become friends, and he begins setting up Jenny with his shy blacksmith friend Wally (Larry Pennell). Carl is subsequently murdered and Trampas is a suspect although he had no motive. It is left up to Deputy Emmett Ryker to solve the crime.moreless
    • Men with Guns
      Men with Guns
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      Trampas and Randy are in New Hope to pick up some horses from wealthy land-owner Colonel Bliss. While there they learn that the Colonel has been evicting settlers from land that he sold to them.
    • If You Have Tears
      If You Have Tears
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      In Mount Gorpus, Montana, Kyle Lawson (Britt Lomond) is framed for the murder of Lawrence Kelland. Kyle had been having an affair with Kelland's wife, Leona (Dana Wynter). The Virginian and Trampas, friends of Kyle, go to Mount Gorpus to investigate the crime. Posing as a cattle buyer, the Virginian begins romancing Leona. Leona eventually confesses to the murder but the Virginian is not so sure she is guilty.moreless
    • The Executioners
      The Executioners
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Ne'er-do-well Tom Newcombe is publicly hanged for murdering a woman because the local school teacher, Celia Ames (Colleen Dewhurst), refuses to alibi him. A mysterious man, Paul Taylor (Hugh O'Brien), comes to town, signs on to work as a Shiloh Ranch hand and begins romancing Celia. However, his odd behaviour begins to raise the suspicions of Judge Garth and the local Sheriff who wonder about the motives of the stranger.moreless
    • The Final Hour
      The Final Hour
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      Strip mining operations begin in the Medicine Bow area. While Judge Garth sees the mining as "progess" other locals see it as a threat to their way of life and also do not like the influx of polish miners. Amongst the miners' families is the beautiful Polcia (Ulla Jacobsson). A "love quadrangle" develops as three men desire Polcia: Jan (Dean Fredericks) the son of the leader of the miners, Jack Anderson (Don Galloway) the son of the rancher most opposed to the mining, and Trampas, who had been assigned by Judge Garth to assist the miners in getting settled and who is Polcia's true love. Fueled by ethnic sentiments events escalate into a series of conflicts and tragedies.moreless
    • Old Cowboy
      Old Cowboy
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      An older man, Murdoch (Franchot Tone), and his young grandson Willie (Billy Mumy), arrive at Medicine Bow on foot. Much to the Virginian's chagrin, Trampas feels sorry for Murdoch and offers him a job at Shiloh. Murdoch's ineptitude causes several problems, and he begins to resent his grandson's admiration for top cowboy Trampas. In the end, however, Murdoch more than proves his worth and gains the admiration of all, including his grandson.moreless
    • The Brothers
      The Brothers
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Matt Denning (Robert Lansing), a good friend of Emmett Ryker's, believes his younger brother Will (Andrew Prine) innocent of a crime and breaks him out of a military jail where he is awaiting execution, accidentally killing a guard in the process. Along with Matt's wife (Jan Shepard) and son (Kurt Russell), they escape into an area where many Sioux Indians are out for blood, and are trailed by Ryker, army Sgt. Cohane (Myron Healey) and three soldiers. They find the escapees but the party is attacked by the Sioux. Will is killed, confessing as he dies that he was guilty as charged and leading Matt to realize all has been for nothing. Despite the fact the guard's death was clearly an accident, and the fact Emmett and Cohane testify on his behalf, Matt is found guilty and Emmett is forced to uphold the law and turn Matt over to the Sheriff who will escort him to prison.moreless
    • The Evil That Men Do
      The Evil That Men Do
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      In cooperaton with a progressive warden, Judge Garth gets a man named Matthew Cordell (Robert Redford), who had been in orphanages or prison most of his life, paroled into his custody to work at Shiloh Ranch for a year as a blacksmith. Cordell who had been mistreated his whole life, remains aloof and has several run-ins with the ranch hands. He saves Betsy Garth's horse and she begins to fall in love with him but he is more interested in Rita Marlow who owns the local dress shop. Trouble occurs when an old prison friend of Cordell's, Deke (Don O'Kelly), arrives and tries to get him to help rob Judge Garth.moreless
    • The Girl in the Shadows
      The Girl in the Shadows
      Season 7 - Episode 24

      Doc Watson and Miss Claire are partners in a mind-reading act. The girl attracts Clay's attention, due to the fact she may be his missing niece.

    • Execution at Triste
      Execution at Triste
      Season 6 - Episode 13

      Trampas arrives in Triste which is nearly deserted. He receives a death threat from an obsessed gunfighter who is dressed all in black and is known as the Executioner. He is determined to force Trampas into a gunfight.

    • Jump-Up
      Season 9 - Episode 24

      Tates heads into town hoping to meet an old flame. He becomes involved with a crooked card player.

    • The Payment
      The Payment
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      Ryker's stepfather, Abe Clayton, arrives in Medicine Bow after being released from prison. Clayton pretends to be going straight but is instead putting a gang together for a "big job".
    • Gun Quest
      Gun Quest
      Season 9 - Episode 6

      The Virginian is taken prisoner by armed men determined to have him stand trial for being a hired gun and killer.

    • The Lady From Witchita
      The Lady From Witchita
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Lorna Marshall, a saloon singer inherits the estate of a man she nursed back to health. She and her best friend Belle have dreams of setting up a fancy establishment in San Francisco, but Lorna wants to own and operate a ranch, namely the Shiloh.
    • The Land Dreamer
      The Land Dreamer
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      A farmer is accused of killing a land baron, wounding McKinley and is now pursued by the Virginian.
    • Duel at Shiloh
      Duel at Shiloh
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      This episode explains how Steve Hill came to work at Shiloh Ranch. Running away from home to become a cowhand he meets grizzled cowboy Johnny Wade (Brian Keith) who takes him under his wing and gets him a job working at a new ranch owned by Georgia Price (Geraldine Brooks). Georgia's plan is to make a huge profit quickly at the expense of destroying the common range by overgrazing. She uses her feminine wiles to get Johnny to head up her plan and their actions bring them into conflict with Judge Garth and eventually, with Steve Hill. Steve leaves to work at Shiloh and is forced into a showdown with his former friend and mentor Johnny.moreless
    • The Accomplice
      The Accomplice
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      The Rocky Point Bank is robbed by two men who shoot its President. One of the men is captured and claims Trampas, with whom he has a grudge, was his accomplice -- so Trampas is arrested. His identification as the robber is supported by a spinsterish bank teller, Delia Miller (Bette Davis), who has recognized the real robber and is protecting his identity in order to blackmail him. The Virginian tries to prove Trampas innocent and expose the real criminal by falsifying Delia's story.moreless
    • The Inchworm's Got No Wings at All
      The Inchworm's Got No Wings at All
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      Jennifer discovers that the neighbors have a daughter who is mentally handicaped, but her parents don't want people around her for fear it will worsen her condition.
    • Morgan Starr
      Morgan Starr
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      After being appointed as territorial governor of Wyoming, Judge Garth brings in a man named Morgan Starr to run the Shiloh ranch, having passed over the Virginian.
    • The Brazos Kid
      The Brazos Kid
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Samantha Frye (Barbara Eden), who has been fired from many newspapers for her exaggerated stories, arrives in Medicine Bow where she begins working for the newspaper and becomes courted by the Virginian and Emmett Ryker. She begins a series of articles for the "Police Gazette" about a legendary but supposed dead outlaw called the Brazos Kid and her hints he is still alive bring a bounty hunter, a detective and a man seeking revenge on the outlaw, to Medicine Bow. Complicating matters even more are the facts the Kid is really alive and living incognito nearby and that the Virginian is his friend and is aware of his identity. Because Samantha's descriptions of the Kid resemble the Virginian, the Shiloh foreman becomes the target of the Kid's pursuers.moreless
    • The Good-Hearted Badman
      The Good-Hearted Badman
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      A wounded outlaw's stay at Shiloh causes grave concern. Elizabeth falls for the man, who is being tracked by a bounty hunter.
    • Big Image . . . Little Man
      Big Image . . . Little Man
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Millionaire Paul Leland (Linden Chiles) treats everyone like dirt and ends up in the desert after getting shoved off a train by a disgruntled employee. He is found and taken on by the Virginian and Shiloh crew who are driving a herd of cattle to Seattle. Leland has several run-ins with the crew as well as former employees met along the way but in the end becomes a better man for his tribulations.moreless
    • Wolf Track
      Wolf Track
      Season 9 - Episode 23

      During a cattle drive with Tate, Col. MacKenzie hunts a wolf.

    • Dangerous Road
      Dangerous Road
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      Trampas takes a murder suspect to Coulter Junction for trial and decides to hang around and investigate the death of Sheriff Dolan.
    • The Stranger
      The Stranger
      Season 7 - Episode 26

      The Virginian believes in the innocence of a new ranch hand who just happens to be the prime suspect in a murder.

    • A Slight Case of Charity
      A Slight Case of Charity
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      Trampas is in Albuquerque to pick up some money on behalf of the cattlemen's association. He encounters and is robbed of some of the money by Charity (Kathryn Hays). She was in love with a man, Byron Prescott (Jerome Courtland), who was forced to jilt her by his wealthy family. Charity is trying to get to Rancho Valdez to sell a ruby ring, a family heirloom which had been given to her by Byron. Although Trampas catches up with Charity, she in turn has been robbed by a local guide, Judd (Warren Oates). They set out after Judd, tailed not only by Byron Prescott, but also by Emmett Ryker who has come looking for the overdue Trampas.moreless
    • The Secret of Brynmar Hall
      The Secret of Brynmar Hall
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      Betsy Garth is driven by Randy to Brynmar Hall, a large mansion, where she meets several other old acquaintances and invitees (Brooke Bundy, Tom Skerritt, Mark Goddard). All knew Mildred Brynmar, a young woman who was killed in a fire two years before, and have been invited to the house by Mildred's mother (Jane Wyman). A masked figure spies on the proceedings and several mysterious events occur which culminate in death.moreless
    • All Nice and Legal
      All Nice and Legal
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Victoria Greenley (Anne Francis) comes to Medicine Bow to set up a law practice but encounters resistance from those who do not think law a suitable profession for a woman. Although initially reluctant, the Virginian gets Victoria to represent him in a court dispute with a saddle-maker. She is successful and romance brews between the two. However, they soon find themselves on opposite sides when Victoria agrees to defend some men accused of trespassing on Shiloh land.moreless
    • Paid in Full
      Paid in Full
      Season 6 - Episode 10

      Trouble starts when ex-convict Frank Hollis returns to Shiloh. He blames Trampas and Clay for his father's crippled condition, who worked at Shiloh as a wrangler.

    • Journey to Scathelock
      Journey to Scathelock
      Season 8 - Episode 12

      Jim is in North Dakota to purchase ponies when he tangles with a pair of sharp operators after his $4000 bank roll.

    • A Flash of Darkness
      A Flash of Darkness
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      During a cattle drive, a rattler startles the Virginian's horse while he is chasing a stray, he is thrown and hits his head on a rock causing temporary blindness. As he wanders in the darkness, he stumbles upon a young lady who lives with her father (James Whitmore)and brother, whom the Virginian had just fired. The daughter wants to help the Virginian though the men protest. The two men tell her that they are returning the blind man to his friends but actually plan to kill him. After leaving the house, the Virginian somehow manages to escape and makes it back to the house where he wanders into the corral and is nearly trampled by the horses until Trampas and Jim Horn rescues him from the corral and the two men.moreless
    • The Gift
      The Gift
      Season 8 - Episode 24
      A saloon singer finds herself the target of killer after his partner dies in her room.
    • You Take the High Road
      You Take the High Road
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      The Virginian makes the acquaintance of a young man, Mark Shannon (Richard Beymer), who along with his sister (Diana Lynn) and her love interest, trail boss Jack Slauson (Myron Healey), is taking a cattle herd to the army. When near Medicine Bow it is learned the Shannon herd could be carrying Spanish fever. Those cattle are largely immune but the local cattle are not. The local ranchers, with the Virginian acting as their delegate, try to get the herd to bypass the Medicine Bow area. By taking another, but more direct, route, the herd would avoid infecting the local cattle. However,there would be substantial losses to the Shannon herd because of a drought affecting the other route. Mark refuses and this leads to a showdown not only with the Virginian and Medicine Bow ranchers but also with Slauson.moreless
    • The Devil's Children
      The Devil's Children
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Uncontrollable 16 year old Tabby McCallum (Joan Freeman) is chastised by the Virginian for shooting a shiloh steer. In retaliation she tries to burn down the Shiloh barn but is accidentally shot by a Shiloh hand, Sam Hicks (Charles Aidman). Tabby's brother Bruce McCallum (Carl Reindell), who is from the same mould as Tabby, claims she was deliberately shot while her father, Tucker (Charles Bickford), thinks her boy friend, Dan Flood (Bert Brinckerhof), started the fire. The result is a spiralling series of events which eventually lead to murder.moreless
    • Chaff in the Wind
      Chaff in the Wind
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      After family of drifters is booted out of Laramie, Micah Ellis, the leader of the family sends his cardsharp son and saloon-girl daughter to Shiloh.
    • The West vs. Colonel MacKenzie
      The West vs. Colonel MacKenzie
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      An Englishman bought the Shiloh and trouble erupts when he investigates the bizarre hanging of a neighbor.
    • Sue Ann
      Sue Ann
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      Sue Ann McCrae (Patty Duke) lives on a small farmstead with her widower father (Edward Binns), her two younger brothers, and hand Joe Stevens (Paul Carr). Joe wants to marry her but she feels trapped and one night runs off.
    • A Welcoming Town
      A Welcoming Town
      Season 5 - Episode 26
      Trampas goes to visit a mother and son he stayed with as a child. He finds the son shot to death for attacking a girl and the mother evicted from her farm. Trampas does not believe the story fits the friend he knew.
    • A Man Called Kane
      A Man Called Kane
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      Randy and Betsy explore a cave and find a number of gold coins and a human skeleton, a find which gets wide publicity in the newspapers. Kane (Jeremy Slate) shows up and begins working at Shiloh where he reveals to Randy that he is not only his long lost older brother but also that he is evading the law on charges he claims were false. The publicity also attracts a US Treasury agent, Duggan (Dick Foran), as the coins seem to be a small part of missing Confederate assets. A treasure hunt ensues in which Randy is ultimately forced to decide on his brother's fate.moreless
    • The Money Cage
      The Money Cage
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      A con man, William Martin (Steve Forrest), and his gang come to Medicine Bow and Martin begins wooing bank teller Lydia Turner (Bethel Leslie) the daughter of the bank's owner. He plans to use the woman to get her father and Judge Garth to invest in a fake oil drilling scheme. However, complications ensue when there is a run on the bank and Martin discovers he likes Lydia.moreless
    • The Masquerade
      The Masquerade
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      Mild-mannered George Foster, a bank clerk, has been writing to his father telling him that he is the sheriff of Medicine Bow. When George's father comes for a visit, Emmett Ryker and the Virginian convince the town to pretend that George is indeed the sheriff and Ryker is his deputy.
    • Jed
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      A gunslinger's loyalties are divided when he becomes involved in a range war.
    • The Town Killer
      The Town Killer
      Season 9 - Episode 22
      The Virginian and a ranch hand become involved in a fight over a local woman.
    • The Fortress
      The Fortress
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      The Virginian matches wits with a thief who stole $100,000 of Shiloh money.
    • The Strange Quest of Claire Bingham
      A nurse is befriended by Deputy-Sheriff Ryker when she searches for her long-lost brother. She believes an accused murderer is that brother.
    • Melanie
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      Trampas falls in love with Melanie Kohler, a wealthy, eastern-bred beauty and the feeling is mutual. But their plans to marry are doomed from the start.
    • Beloved Outlaw
      Beloved Outlaw
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Grandfather Grainger buys a beautiful stallion and Elizabeth is determined to tame it despite warning from her Grandfather.
    • Experiment at New Life
      Experiment at New Life
      Season 9 - Episode 10

      In order to honor the wishes of her late husband, a woman who lives in a commune with her daughter seeks the Virginian's help.

    • Hannah
      Season 9 - Episode 13

      Trampas helps a young woman find her mother whom she believes to be the cause of her father's distress. But the mother is involved with a criminal boyfriend.

    • Lady at the Bar
      Lady at the Bar
      Season 9 - Episode 8

      Facing murder charges, Trampas is represented by a female attorney who is a stickler for procedure.

    • The Dark Corridor
      The Dark Corridor
      Season 7 - Episode 10
    • The Substitute
      The Substitute
      Season 8 - Episode 8

      Trampas' vacation takes a nightmarish turn when he's jailed in a small town on a trumped-up murder charge.

    • The Decision
      The Decision
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      Age, inexperience and a rekindled conflict with Trampas hinder Dan Porter, an ex-sheriff who exchanged his badge for a job at Shiloh.
    • The Girl from Yesterday
      The Girl from Yesterday
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Steve Hill is asked to go under cover by a US Marshall (Don Collier) by renewing his relationship with a former girlfriend, Jane Carlisle (Ruta Lee),who is a new dance hall girl at the Medicine Bow saloon. The Marshall suspects Jane is part of a notorious robbery gang out to steal gold destined to pay for Indian land. Steve reluctantly agrees to do so and to gain the gang's confidence begins to act irresponsibly much to the chagrin of the Virginian and Shiloh hands who are unaware of his task. In the end Steve must face the robbery gang and its ruthless leader (Mark Richman) and his fate is in the hands of Jane.moreless
    • The Wind of Outrage
      The Wind of Outrage
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      In Montana on business, The Virginian and Trampas stay at the inn run by Louis Boissevain (Ricardo Montalban), an exiled Canadian revolutionist, and his wife, Suzanne Mayo (Lois Nettleton) whom Trampas recognizes as a former love interest. The Shiloh duo find that some of Louis' former confreres want him to return to Canada to lead another revolution, but that there are traitors in the group who plan to hand Louis over to the Canadian government for execution.moreless
    • We've Lost a Train
      We've Lost a Train
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      In this pilot episode for the Laredo TV series, Trampas must pick up a bull for Shiloh Ranch in Mexico, and along the way he runs into Texas Rangers Reese, Joe, and Chad. Trampas ends up helping the Rangers recover stolen gold, and bring in the Bandits that stole it.
    • The Horse Fighter
      The Horse Fighter
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Sam Wilcock signs on at the Shiloh ranch as a bronco buster but it's not work he's after, it's the ranch payroll.
    • Jenny
      Season 9 - Episode 3

      A woman is victimized by two men when the Virginian comes to her aid.

    • Trail to Ashley Mountain
      Trail to Ashley Mountain
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      Sheriff Mark Abbott (Ross Elliott) arrives at Ed Wells' (Hugh Marlowe) ranch and finds him playing checkers with Trampas and being served lemonade by Ed's wife, Connie (Monica Lewis). The Sheriff finds a horse in the corral missing a shoe and reveals a shoe, along with a piece of fringe from a distinctive shirt Ed owned, that were found at the scene of the murder of Cy Bates who had been robbed of $8,000 in gold.moreless
    • The Judgement
      The Judgement
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      This episode reveals why Henry Garth is no longer a practicing Judge. In flashback it recounts how he had to sentence, and deservedly, a man to death for murder. However, the man's relatives, led by Jake Carewe (Clu Gulager), intimidated the townsfolk to the extent that they tried to get the Judge to set the man free. When the Judge stood up to the family, he had to do so without support from the town.moreless
    • The Exiles
      The Exiles
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Judge Garth is forced to shoot a man in self-defence but a passerby, Johnny Grey (Ed Nelson), who can prove the Judge innocent, leaves the scene. The Virginian trails Johnny to North Bend, Montana and along the way befriends Angelina Clump (Tammy Grimes) who is heading to the same town to get a job as a saloon singer. In North Bend the Virginian is forced to deal with two problems: Angelina receives threats to leave town from an anonymous stranger and Johnny Grey refuses to return to Wyoming unless he gets money from Judge Garth.moreless
    • It Takes a Big Man
      It Takes a Big Man
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Judge Garth is asked by an old friend, Wade Anders (Lloyd Nolan), to take his eldest son Hank (Chris Robinson) to work as a hand at Shiloh. He wants the son to eventually take over his ranch but Hank has personal problems which make him difficult to handle, especially a hatred for Indians. At Shiloh he has run-ins with Trampas who is acting as foreman while the Virginian is away, and this conflict eventually leads to tragedy and a showdown.moreless
    • No Tears for Savannah
      No Tears for Savannah
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      In Santa Rita the Virginian meets an old flame, Savannah (Gena Rowlands), who has been seeing a local man, a very jealous Gordie Madden (Robert Colbert). Savannah is accused of murdering Madden and the Virginian gets Judge Garth to come and defend her. However, the cards are stacked against them as Madden's wealthy father (Everett Sloan) controls the town, including the Sheriff (Stephen McNally), and wants revenge.moreless
    • Nobility of Kings
      Nobility of Kings
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Ben Justin is determined to succeed and doesn't care about the Cattlemen's Association or their rules. Ben's wife and son accept the friendship of the Virginian and Judge Garth which angers Ben.
    • The Mountain of the Sun
      The Mountain of the Sun
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      While delivering a prize bull to New Mexico, the Virginian meets a young woman, Kathy (Dolores Hart), and two older companions, whom he learns are missionaries who want to travel to Mexico to minister to the Yaqui Indians. He later learns they had hired a dishonest guide who plans to rob them so he sets off in pursuit and manages to save them. However, they refuse to give up their quest to the Yaqui's who it turns out had murdered their husbands the year before. He accompanies them on their quest and along the way finds himself falling in love with Kathy.moreless
    • Follow the Leader
      Follow the Leader
      Season 9 - Episode 11

      Trampas deals with an outlaw family that has kidnapped Colonel MacKenzie in exchange for one of their sons.

    • Deadeye Dick
      Deadeye Dick
      Season 5 - Episode 9

      Lucy Hammond and her teenage daughter Marjorie arrive by train in Medicine Bow. Marjorie is enthralled by her first trip west which she imagines to be like the dime novels featuring her hero Deadeye Dick.

    • Run Quiet
      Run Quiet
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Steve Hill befriends a dishevelled deaf mute named Judd (Clu Gulager) and convinces the Virginian to gives him a job at Shiloh ranch. Judd is accused of murdering a gambler, runs off and is befriended by spinster farm owner Ruth Ferris (Gail Kobe). Steve Hill manages to track down Judd, tells him to give himself up and then sets off after the real perpetrators. The murderers try to kill Steve but he is saved by the arrival of Judd who then returns to the waiting Ruth with whom he has fallen in love.moreless
    • Six Graves at Cripple Creek
      Six Graves at Cripple Creek
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      Emmett Ryker learns that a man named McMasters, who had killed his good friends, a rancher and his daughter, two years before, was one of six men supposedly killed by Indians. Believing the man still alive, and seeking revenge, he accompanies a young woman, Lucille Carver (Sheilah Wells), whose father was also reported as among those killed, to the massacre site at Cripple Creek. The trail eventually leads him to Deadwood where he suspects a man who has made a gold strike, and may be Lucille's father, is McMasters.moreless
    • The Claim
      The Claim
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Trampas becomes discouraged with being a ranch hand and sets off with an old friend, Luke Milford (William Shatner), to Deadwood City in the Dakotas where gold strikes are reported. They learn that most of the gold is off limits in Sioux territory but they meet and help a man named Finley (Strother Martin) who claims to have a gold strike outside of Indian land and who agrees to cut them in if they will stake him for equipment. They do strike gold but it turns out it is on Indian land. Trampas runs into trouble not only with the Sioux but inevitably ends up in a showdown with Luke who has become fixated on finding and retaining the gold.moreless
    • The Crooked Path
      The Crooked Path
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      Trouble brews when the Virginian hires a teenager whose arrogant behavior sparks bitterness among veteran cowhands.
    • Nightmare at Fort Killman
      Nightmare at Fort Killman
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      Watched by two men, Stacey Grainger buys a train ticket to San Francisco where he is to meet the Virginian.
    • A King's Ransom
      A King's Ransom
      Season 8 - Episode 21
      Clay Grainger is kidnapped and held for ransom by a gang hired by an Englishman (Patrick Macnee)who has posed as a friend of the Graingers. However, his true intentions are later revealed by his wife (Jackie DeShannon) but not before the Virginian follows the kidnappers - after the ransom drop-off - captures them, and convinces them to tell him where Grainger is stashed.moreless
    • The Legacy of Spencer Flats
      The Legacy of Spencer Flats
      Season 9 - Episode 17

      During a stopover in a strange town, Trampas is considered to be an outlaw. He is allowed to live until the sheriff gets back. Another man is mistakenly thought to be the sheriff.

    • Last Grave at Socorro Creek
      Last Grave at Socorro Creek
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      Investigating the lynching of a friend, the Virginian matches wits with a sadistic killer, and the dead man's vengeful son.
    • Flight from Memory
      Flight from Memory
      Season 9 - Episode 19

      Colonel MacKenzie helps a young woman who is said to have gone missing on her wedding day.

    • Gentle Tamers
      Gentle Tamers
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      Clay adds convicts to the Shiloh labor force. The rehabilitation experiment goes awry when the prisoners see a chance to make quick money at poker and rustling.
    • The Storm Gate
      The Storm Gate
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      Trampas questions the motives of old friend Jason Crowder, a man obsessed with a grandiose dam project.
    • A Time of Terror
      A Time of Terror
      Season 8 - Episode 19

      Two young men and a girl take over the Shiloh ranch and hold the Graingers captive. They are setting up a trap for a close friend of Clay's, Judge Will McMasters.

    • Seth
      Season 6 - Episode 26
      Trampas appoints himself foster father to a wandering teen, unaware that the kid is involved with outlaws.
    • Home to Methuselah
      Home to Methuselah
      Season 8 - Episode 10

      The Virginian becomes involved in a lawman's obsessive search for two surviving members of a gang.

    • A Woman of Stone
      A Woman of Stone
      Season 8 - Episode 13

      The Shiloh people unwittingly stir up the past when they shelter the son and white widow of a Shoshone.

    • Brother Thaddeus
      Brother Thaddeus
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Former n'er do well Willie Caine (Albert Salmi) is now a monk, Brother Thaddeus. He is involved in establishing a mission and boy's school on property owned by Judge Garth and Trampas and Steve Hill are helping to build the mission. A gang, including a former crony of Thaddeus', robs the train and Sheriff Abbott (Ross Elliott) locks him up as an accomplice. Thaddeus manages to escape and with the help of Trampas sets out to track down the gang and exonnerate himself.moreless
    • Two Men Named Laredo
      Two Men Named Laredo
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      The Virginian hires some workers to help drive some cattle to Shiloh from Cheyenne, among whom is an easy going and timid hand who reads Shakespeare named Eddie Laredo (Fabian). Eddie accepts a full-time job at Shiloh but he is razzed by locals, including the unsavoury Bojo Sanders (Rayford Barnes) and saloon girl Molly Weems (Elizabeth McRae), because he likes literature. Bojo is murdered and Molly testifies that Eddie killed Bojo but because of her unsavoury reputation the charges are dismissed. Molly Weems is also killed and Trampas sees Eddie riding away from the scene. It looks like Eddie is guilty and will face the death penalty despite the efforts of Judge Garth to defend him.moreless
    • An Echo of Thunder
      An Echo of Thunder
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Trampas decides to visit Bill Doolie, a friend of his after a trail drive to Pueblo, Colorado. He arrives in time for Doolie's funeral. Suspicious about Bill's death he sticks around to investigate and finds more trouble than he bargained for.
    • Lady of the House
      Lady of the House
      Season 5 - Episode 28
      Sandford Miles' widow shows up at Shiloh to help Grainger, an old childhood friend raise Stacy and Elizabeth. She has ulterior motives however, her hatred for Grainger. She holds him responsible for her husbands death in the "Battle of the Wilderness" during the Civil War.
    • Star Crossed
      Star Crossed
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      Emmett Ryker sidesteps the law to help an old friend, a fugitive trying to start a new life with his new wife and her son. Unfortunately he is plagued by a blackmailing Shiloh hand who discovers his criminal past. When the hand turns up dead, Emmet searches for a way to clear his friend.moreless
    • Strangers at Sundown
      Strangers at Sundown
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      Judge Garth and Betsy are among the passengers on an overcrowded stage which is waylaid by an outlaw gang led by Pauk (Paul Richards). The passengers are trapped in a way station and the outlaws demand that one of the male passengers, a George Wilson who is traveling incognito, be given to them. Wilson is a former outlaw who had betrayed the gang. The various passengers must decide whether to live with their consciences and hand Wilson over, or risk their own lives in a gun battle with the desperate gang.moreless
    • Dark Destiny
      Dark Destiny
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      Steve, Randy and other hands capture two horse rustlers, Frank Conrad (Robert Wilke) and Striker (Edward Faulkner), and kill a third. They also find Conrad's daughter, Billie Jo (Brenda Scott) and she is taken to Shiloh until the court can decide her custody and the rustler's fate. There she nurses Randy Benton who has hurt his back and lost the feeling in his legs. Billie Jo is eventually forced to decide on her future by choosing between helping her father escape and returning to a life on the run, or accepting the kindnesses of the Shiloh crew which promise a better future.moreless
    • A Portrait of Marie Valonne
      A Portrait of Marie Valonne
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      After delivering a herd of cattle to New Orleans, the Virginian meets and falls for a mysterious woman, Marie Valonne (Madlyn Rhue). He is attacked and the woman disappears. In his attempts to relocate her he comes into conflict with Johnny Madrid (Mark Richman) who controls some corrupt politicians. Despite the assistance of a local police detective, Dan Bohannon (Skip Homeier), the Virginian is unsuccessful in finding Marie and is only left with her picture.moreless
    • A Gallows for Sam Horn
      A Gallows for Sam Horn
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Widower Sam Horn (John Lupton) comes into conflict with the railway headed by Colonel John Briscoe (Edward Binns). Part of his land had been expropriated as a railway right of way and the compensation was based on much outmoded land values. The Colonel is also having conflicts with his son Scott (Buck Taylor) over an old girlfriend of Buck's called Peg Dineen (Laurel Goodwin) who also happens to be in town. Peg is a supposed widow with a young child and Sam Horn is smitten with her. When Buck is shot, Sam is put on trial for murder although he claims it was self-defense. In the courtroom it is up to Judge Garth to defend and save Sam Horn by uncovering the tangled and hidden motives behind the events.moreless
    • Big Tiny
      Big Tiny
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      David is tricked into becoming the third party in a love triangle. His competition: a man whose persistence is surpassed only by his strength.
    • The Challenge
      The Challenge
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Trampas staggers to a nearby farm, badly injured, half conscious and with memory loss. He ends up being the prime suspect in a recent murder and stage holdup.
    • The Hour of the Tiger
      The Hour of the Tiger
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      A landslide blocks the pass needed to drive the Shiloh cattle to the rail line. The only alternative route would have to cross the property of Junius Antlow (Tom Tully), an arch enemy of Judge Garth, and Antlow refuses permission to use that route. The Judge hires Big Jim Lafferty (Leo Gordon), foreman of a crew of Chinese coolies, to clear a way through the blocked pass. Amongst the Chinese, disguised as a man, is a girl, Kam Ho (Cely Carrillo) who falls in love with the Virginian even though she is promised in marriage to one of the other workers named Chang (Kam Tong). Junius Antlow attempts to sabotage the work, hoping the cattle will starve, and in the process some of the Chinese labourers are killed and others wounded. His actions bring him into conflict not only with the Judge but also with his own son, Chris (Tom Simcox), and tragedy results.moreless
    • Shadows of the Past
      Shadows of the Past
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      Emmett Ryker's good friend, storekeeper John Conway (Jack Warden), is to marry a woman he met in San Francisco and has known for only a very short time, Rita Boland (Marilyn Erskine). When Rita comes to Medicine Bow, her relationship with John becomes strained because of her seeming unwillingness to consider having children. She turns to the bottle and it is clear she is haunted by some event in her past. Meanwhile, Emmett's past also threatens to catch up with him as two Garr brothers (John Milford and James Beck) whom he had sent to jail for a robbery attempt, and whose third brother he had killed in that same attempt, come seeking revenge. The two disconnected stories become intertwined, and then resolved, in a fateful showdown.moreless
    • To Bear Witness
      To Bear Witness
      Season 6 - Episode 11

      Trampas becomes the target of abuse and hatred when he implicates the town doctor in a murder case complicated by scandal.

    • Siege
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Trampas wins $1,000 at poker in Medicine Bow and heads to his old stomping grounds of Logan, New Mexico to repay several debts. There he has a run in with comancheros, led by Pedro Lopez (Joseph Campanella), who virtually run the town and have the town leaders under their thumb. Trampas discovers that some of the commancheros have murdered his old friends and turns them over to the Marshall (Ron Hayes) to hold for trial. However, Pedro threatens the townsfolk and they cave under and force the marshall to release the murderers. Pedro and his men then come gunning for Trampas.moreless
    • The Modoc Kid
      The Modoc Kid
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      Five men arrive in Medicine Bow intent on robbing the bank: Bob Archer (Harry Carey Jr.), Frank Cave (Gene Ellis), brothers Roy (John Goddard) and Cullen Tindall (Harrison Ford), and leader and well-known gunslinger, Del Stetler alias the Modoc Kid (John Saxon).
    • Day of the Scorpion
      Day of the Scorpion
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      An Australian, Adam Tercell (John Anderson), has bought a local ranch and plans to graze sheep on open range, a strategy which would destroy it as grazing land for cattle, so the locals want to negotiate an area set aside for sheep. However, Tercell's bullying son, Abel (Jon Locke), refuses and even stockwhips a local rancher (Edward Faulkner) which brings him into conflict with the Virginian. Abel tries to bullwhip the Virginian and falls and is accidentally killed when he hits his head on a rock. Adam Tercell arrives in Medicine Bow and tries to get the Virginian charged with murder but is unsuccessful and things become complicated when Tercell's daughter Reagen (Maura McGivney) begins to fall in love with the Virginian. Events continue to escalate and eventually lead to a fateful confrontation between Adam Tercell, his estranged daughter, and the local ranchers.moreless
    • Smile of a Dragon
      Smile of a Dragon
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      Trampas is the sole survivor of a stagecoach robbery but he is wounded and wanders off in a daze. The local Sheriff (Richard Carlson) finds him and accuses him of being one of the robbers, hints the townspeople will lynch him and even tries to kill him. Trampas escapes and takes refuge with Kim Ho (Miyoshi Umeki) who learns of his innocence. Meanwhile Steve Hill heads for the area thinking Trampas is dead. Trampas tries to find the real guilty parties to clear himself and in the end is saved by the arrival of Steve Hill.moreless
    • A Bad Place to Die
      A Bad Place to Die
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      Trampas is found guilty of murder and is sent to prison. While Trampas awaits the hangman, the Virginian and the Graingers try to find the real killer.
    • The Sins of the Fathers
      The Sins of the Fathers
      Season 8 - Episode 22

      Adam Randall is hired on as a Shiloh hand despite his being a gunfighter. Despite his being a troublemaker, the Virginian, whose life he saved, and Clay, for unknown reasons, stand behind him.

    • The Politician
      The Politician
      Season 9 - Episode 15

      A politician's brother fires a warning shot at the Virginian and causes more trouble for others.

    • Halfway Back from Hell
      Halfway Back from Hell
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      Trampas takes the job as teaching foreman at a rehabilitation ranch in Arizona. The group of prisoners which has been selected to start the ranch are having more problems with the nearby town than in learning how to work a ranch.
    • You Can Lead a Horse to Water
      You Can Lead a Horse to Water
      Season 8 - Episode 15

      The accent is on comedy as a proper Southern woman, aided by Trampas and old Luther, goes after robbers who took her dowry.

    • A Time Remembered
      A Time Remembered
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Accompanied by her secretary (Melinda Plowman), opera singer Elena (Yvonne DeCarlo) comes to Medicine Bow to perform. Judge Garth recognizes here as someone he knew years before and is clearly attracted to her. A man named Carl Elston arrives in town and is shot by Elena who claims he is a stranger who tried to force his attentions on her. However, Sheriff Abbott (Ross Elliott) discovers evidence that Elena knew Carl, and that he was her manager and husband. The Judge is forced to defend Elena in court and uncover the truth.moreless
    • Ride a Cock-Horse to Laramie Cross
      Ride a Cock-Horse to Laramie Cross
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      Trampas accidentally becomes the custodian of two young children who are being sought by men in the hire of their Mexican grandfather, "El Supremo," a powerful landowner. Trampas attempts to return the children to their American mother who lives in Laramie. Along the way he meets a woman card dealer, Melinda (Nita Talbot), who agrees to assist him in his task. With the children they pose as a homesteading family. Not only do they have to elude El Supremo's armed men but they must also avoid a Sioux war party which is operating in the area.moreless
    • Linda
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      In Beauville, Texas the Virginian completes the sale of horses to government agent Fallon for $10,000. Fallon only has cash so the Virginian is forced to take it but just before boarding the stage he goes to the express office to have the money wired to Medicine Bow. Just after he gets a receipt for the money two men hold up the office and steal the funds. The Sheriff (John Pickard) and Express Agent (Joseph Mell) think he is involved in the robbery as a quick way to double his money.moreless
    • Fox, Hound, and the Widow McCloud
      Fox, Hound, and the Widow McCloud
      Season 7 - Episode 25
      Luke Nichols arrives at Shiloh searching for Trampas. He and Trampas were cell mates in prison when Trampas was sentenced to hang for a murder he did not commit. They escaped prison together. Trampas was cleared of the murder and Luke escaped to Canada where he waited for Trampas to join him. Bracken, a bounty hunter, traces Luke to Trampas who tries to hide Luke with Widow McCloud but Bracken finds him and blackmails Trampas for Luke's freedom.moreless
    • The Intruders
      The Intruders
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      Judge Garth is hosting a meeting at Shiloh Ranch between a US Army General and the Chief of the Sioux (Iron Eyes Cody) as someone is trying to stir up trouble between the Indians and Army. He manages to send most of the hands away to keep the meeting secret. Four men arrive including Trachsel (Darren McGavin) and the Utah Kid (David Carradine), and they take the remaining residents hostage intent on killing the Sioux Chief when he arrives. However, the criminals did not reckon on the abilities of Judge Garth and Betsy's visiting friend, young Chicago newspaper reporter Eddie Tighe (David Macklin).moreless
    • Man of the People
      Man of the People
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      Trouble comes to Medicine Bow in the form of a number of settlers who camp on land they say has been promised to them but that Judge Garth and others traditionally have leased from the government for grazing cattle. The land settlement has been promoted by Congressman Matt Cosgrove (James Dunn) who had read law with the Judge 30 years before. The Judge knows the soil is no good for farming but is told government reports support the reverse. While the Judge and Cosgrove are at odds, Cosgrove's nephew, Army Lt. David O'Mara (Martin West), and Betsy Garth find each other more to their liking.moreless
    • Last of the Comancheros
      Last of the Comancheros
      Season 9 - Episode 12

      A Comancheros leader captures Colonel MacKenzie and a female reporter.

    • The Regimental Line
      The Regimental Line
      Season 9 - Episode 21

      Col. MacKenzie deals with American Indian braves out to reclaim their lands by attacking white settlers.

    • The Reckoning
      The Reckoning
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      During a cattle buying trip, Elizabeth is kidnapped to help deliver the baby of an outlaw's expectant wife.
    • The Barren Ground
      The Barren Ground
      Season 6 - Episode 12

      The Virginian tries to help out an old man whose outlaw son he killed. The dying old man has one last wish, to see his daughter who has lived with the Shoshone for many years, before he dies.

    • The Brazen Bell
      The Brazen Bell
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      A new school teacher, Arthur Lilley (George C. Scott), and his uppity wife (Anne Meacham) come to Medicine Bow. Arthur is a well-educated man and his wife believes the job beneath him but Arthur sees himself as a coward, thinking he was responsible for the deaths of several students in a fire at his former school in Vermont. When two murderers escape from prison and take as hostages the teacher, his wife and the school children including Betsy Garth, Arthur's mettle meets the supreme test.moreless
    • Rope of Lies
      Rope of Lies
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      A beautiful woman, Alva Lowell (Diana Millay), arrives in Medicine Bow having just bought the Lazy K Ranch and manages to hire a reluctant Steve Hill to be her foreman. A former business partner of Alva's, Jess Carver (Peter Breck), arrives and is killed by Steve, apparently in self-defence. However, Steve is arrested and must go to trial defended by Judge Garth's friend, lawyer Ebberly Packis (Paul Fix).moreless
    • The Gauntlet
      The Gauntlet
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      A lonely woman on large Texas ranch manages to fool the Virginian into helping her leave her husband and go back East with their son.
    • Man from the Sea
      Man from the Sea
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Twin sisters Judith (Carol Lynley) and Susan (Shirley Knight) Morrow, who are the daughters of a deceased friend of Judge Garth, come to Medicine Bow where Susan is to start a pottery. Also arriving on the same train is a sailor, Kevin Doyle (Tom Tryon) who wants to settle down and become a farmer. While Susan is more reserved and practical, Judith dreams of seeing exotic places and is captivated by Kevin's stories of travel to faraway lands. They begin seeing each other but Judith seems to act strangely. Kevin finds himself so in love with Judith that he agrees to give up his dreams of settling down and take her to the places she has always wanted to see...but her problems are such that this will never come to be.moreless
    • To Make This Place Remember
      To Make This Place Remember
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Judge Garth is convinced to go to Arapaho, Wyoming, by Roseanna Dobie (Joan Blondell), an old friend. Her son is dead and although it is claimed he had died when thrown off a horse, actually, an old friend of the Judge's, rancher/lawyer Frank Sturgis (John Dehner), had led a group of 13 men who had lynched John Dobie for allegedly beating to death a young woman who had rejected his advances. Roseanna (Joan Blondell) claims her son's innocence and demands his name be cleared by an "after the fact" trial. To clear their names and consciences, the Judge manages to get Sturgis to be the prosecutor and to participate in a "trial" with the 12 others involved in the lynching, including the dead girl's father, as the jury and the Judge as defence attorney.moreless
    • A Love to Remember
      A Love to Remember
      Season 8 - Episode 7

      The Virginian becomes attracted to Julie Oakes, an Eastern reporter whose mysteriously tragic past may doom their relationship.

    • The Bugler
      The Bugler
      Season 8 - Episode 9

      A story of alienation between a veteran Army officer and his son, a deserter.

    • A Small Taste of Justice
      A Small Taste of Justice
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      The Virginian helps settle a score with a rancher and his men, who started a gun battle that left a child critically wounded.
    • Without Mercy
      Without Mercy
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      Stacy has a violent argument with a man and the man is later found dead. Stacy is the prime suspect and Grainger gets to work on the case.
    • Beyond the Border
      Beyond the Border
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Trampas and the Virginian head to Mexico to purchase some Palomino horses. The Virginian falls ill and Trampas is forced to leave him with a woman, who falls in love with him.
    • A Distant Fury
      A Distant Fury
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      Ed Fraser (Howard Duff) returns to Medicine Bow, having served time for robbing the local lumber yard. He had been convicted based largely on Steve Hill's testimony but the stolen $30,000 was never recovered and his unknown accomplice, Helen Blaine (Ida Lupino), whose daughter (Joey Heatherton) Steve has been dating, had escaped. When there is what he perceives as an attempt on his life, Steve makes no secret of the fact he is convinced Fraser is out for revenge. When Fraser is killed Steve becomes the prime suspect. Although he avoids trial due to a lack of evidence, Steve becomes a social pariah and sees that the only way out is to solve the crime.moreless
    • Return a Stranger
      Return a Stranger
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      An old friend of Judge Garth named Charlie Ryan (Leif Erickson) revives the low grade silver Gloria Mine with help from his mining college-trained son Craig (Peter Brown) and a new partner Whit Parsons (Whit Bissell). They fall behind in their payments and may not make quotas specified in their contracts. A desperate Craig begins to alienate the locals including Judge Garth with his tactics to save the mine operations. Things come to a head when local cattle begin to die and contaminated mine water is suspected. This leads to conflict not only between the local ranchers and miners but eventually to conflict between Charlie, his son, and especially their business partner, Whit, who seemingly will stop at nothing to make the mine a success.moreless
    • The Family Man
      The Family Man
      Season 8 - Episode 5

      Jim becomes farmhand, midwife and friend to a pregnant teen whose husband is on the lam from the law.

    • A Little Learning...
      A Little Learning...
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      After release from prison, Bert Kramer (Bruce Dern) comes to Medicine Bow to find his estranged wife who is the new school teacher, Martha Perry (Susan Oliver). A Shiloh hand, Rafe Simmons (Albert Salmi), tells the Virginian he is quitting. He goes to town, get a job in the harness shop and gets Martha to teach him to read. Bert Kramer arrives in town and is spotted by Emmett Ryker who recognizes him as a hired gun. Rumours are spread that Rafe and the schoolteacher are having an affair. A local barber, Cal Beeson (Harry Townes), who has had a run in with Rafe, and Bert Kramer plot together to ambush the harness shop worker. However, Rafe manages to get the upper hand. In a struggle over a gun, Bert is killed but Rafe is cleared by the actions of the Virginian and Martha who get Beeson's young son to own up to the plot.moreless
    • Stacey
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      When his arm is severely injured, Stacy suffers both physical and psychological anguish: the limb may be permanently paralyzed.
    • Jennifer
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Judge Garth receives a telegram telling him that his late sister's daughter is coming from Boston.
    • The Orchard
      The Orchard
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      A cattleman trying to rebuild his ranch is caught in a clash between his two sons. One wants to farm the land, and the other one prefers gambling.
    • A Touch of Hands
      A Touch of Hands
      Season 8 - Episode 11

      Trampas becomes involved in a bittersweet romance.

    • Silver Image
      Silver Image
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      Tempers flare as widow Della Price considers selling her land to oil speculators-- a move that could ruin the cattle business.
    • No War for the Warrior
      No War for the Warrior
      Season 8 - Episode 20

      A man signs on to work a cattle drive for the Shiloh ranch putting the other hands in danger. He is a fugitive Indian caught between the white world and his Kiowa roots. Things get heated when they come to a small, bigoted town.

    • Ride to Misadventure
      Ride to Misadventure
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      The Virginian tracks stage robbers who made off with anthrax vaccine meant for Shiloh.
    • Outcast
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Elizabeth falls for ranch hand Charley Ryan, much to the displeasure and jealousy of Stacy. Things get worse when it's found out that Ryan is a fugitive.
    • Johnny Moon
      Johnny Moon
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      The Virginian comes to the aid of a Canadian Mountie wanted for desertion.
    • Rich Man, Poor Man
      Rich Man, Poor Man
      Season 8 - Episode 23

      A farmer who has been poor his entire life suddenly comes into a lot of money. He goes on a spending spree giving large parties, buying luxury items, and a ranch hand more than willing to help him spend it.

    • Hideout
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      Betsy Garth investigates rumours of wild broncos in the mountains and while there she encounters a young man, Clint (Andrew Prine) and his father Martin (Forrest Tucker) living in an isolated cabin. Clint gets Betsy to promise not to reveal their presence but when Betsy is bitten by a rattlesnake he is forced to take her to Dr. Spaulding (John Bryant) in Medicine Bow, thereby saving her life and earning the Virginian's gratitude. However, Martin is a wanted man and Emmett Ryker is on his trail. Betsy must choose between her growing friendship with, and promises to, Clint and revealing the hideout to the law.moreless
    • Vengeance is the Spur
      Vengeance is the Spur
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      A mysterious woman, Mrs. Francis (Nina Foch), comes to Medicine Bow and asks the Virginian to take her to meet his friend, Michael O'Rorke (Michael Rennie), the former foreman of Shiloh, who now lives as an outlaw in the badlands. She believes her husband, who had been wrongly accused of murder, is hiding out with O'Rorke's gang. However, Mrs. Francis is not whom she claims and trouble follows.moreless
    • Doctor Pat
      Doctor Pat
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      The prejudiced townspeople of Medicine Bow are not happy about their new doctor, seems that Doctor Pat is in fact Doctor Patricia O'Neill.
    • Nan Allen
      Nan Allen
      Season 9 - Episode 14

      Colonel MacKenzie's friend has been killed in town after a fight with a young man who feels his sister's reputation was ruined.

    • Death Wait
      Death Wait
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      David's self-defense killing of a rancher makes him the target of the dead man's family.
    • Riff-Raff
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Molly Wood (Pippa Scott) tells Trampas of the outbreak of the Spanish-American war and says she is impressed with a man in uniform, so Trampas rides to San Antonio, Texas to join the Rough Riders being formed by Teddy Roosevelt. Steve Hill and the Virginian follow, intent on persuading Trampas to return but they both end up enlisting as well despite conflicts between the free-sprited westerners and their staid eastern officers led by Lt. Drex (Ray Danton). In Cuba, when Lt. Drex is wounded, the Virginian leads a detail including Steve and Trampas to discover and decommission snipers and a hidden cannon emplacement, which they manage to do successfully. After the three soldiers return to Medicine Bow, they learn a welcome home party is going to be held in the Town Hall in their honor.moreless
    • The Long Ride Home
      The Long Ride Home
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      The close friendship and free life of teenage cowhand Jim Horn and an old wrangler are put at risk when they both sign on the Shiloh. Young Jim takes a liking to his new surroundings, and to Elizabeth.
    • The Power Seekers
      The Power Seekers
      Season 8 - Episode 4

      Clay's bid for territorial representative nets him a lesson in politics.

    • Image of an Outlaw
      Image of an Outlaw
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      Faced with the loss of his savings, cowhand Rafe Johnson tries to capitalize on his resemblance to a notorious outlaw.
    • The Man Who Couldn't Die
      The Man Who Couldn't Die
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      The owners of the Bradford and Willson Transportation Co. had been contracted to build a railway line for Judge Garth and other investors but had been procrastinating in starting the project. When the Judge threatens them with legal action, they send a woman, Mrs. Wallace (Vera Miles), to spy on the Judge by becoming Betsy Garth's private tutor. Matters become complicated when the Judge falls in love with Mrs. Wallace. They become even more complicated when the Judge shoots in self-defence, Willson (David White), but can convince no one, including the police, that the man is dead.moreless
    • Yesterday's Timepiece
      Yesterday's Timepiece
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      Stacy's parents were killed when he was a child. After finding a mysterious watch, he begins having a recurring nightmare and decides to leave Shiloh to investigate his parent's murder.
    • The Big Deal
      The Big Deal
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Columbian Enrique Cuellar (Ricardo Montalban) has inherited land which was leased and used by Judge Garth. The Judge wants to renew the lease or buy the land outright. He minimizes its importance to his operations even though it contains a pass needed to drive his cattle herd between its seasonal ranges. Enrique discovers this deception and demands a large amount of money for the land. The Judge decides to drive his cattle through the land before Enrique can get a legal restraining order and in turn Enrique begins erecting a barbed wire fence to block the passage. A violent confrontation seems inevitable but is prevented by an unpredictable event involving Betsy Garth.moreless
    • The Death Wagon
      The Death Wagon
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      Trampas joins two soldiers in search of a fugitive who has a gun and scarlet fever.
    • Eileen
      Season 7 - Episode 21
      Elizabeth befriends a young woman who has been sent west to forget a forbidden suitor. But the young man arrives at Shiloh.
    • The Heritage
      The Heritage
      Season 7 - Episode 7

      A Shoshone Indian girl return from the East after receiving an education. She is unsure if she want to rejoin her tribe and seeks advice and help from the Graingers. Her tribe is facing threats from a land-greedy cattleman.

    • The Girl on the Glass Mountain
      The Girl on the Glass Mountain
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      Cowhand Howie Sheppard (Tom Tryon) participates in his last cattle drive for Shiloh as he is to marry Donna Maguire (Pamela Austin) once the roundup is over and settle down – that is, if Donna's father Jasper (Hugh Beaumont), a well-off store owner, consents to the marriage.
    • Big Day, Great Day
      Big Day, Great Day
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      The Judge, Steve Hill and Trampas travel to Casper on the 4th of July in order to pick up a fancy bed the Judge had ordered. In Casper they have several adventures revolving around a wrestling match involving an old acquaintance of the judge (Aldo Ray) who is fighting for the championship and Steve's romantic interest in one of the saloon girls who reminds him of a past lost love.moreless
    • Nobody Said Hello
      Nobody Said Hello
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      Photographer Ansel Miller blames former Confederate prison commander Piper Pritikin for the loss of his arm. He becomes bitter and vindictive when finds out that Pritikin has been released from prison and is coming to Medicine Bow.
    • The Best Man
      The Best Man
      Season 9 - Episode 2

      Trampas is asked by his friend Pick to be best man at Pick's wedding in San Ysidro. But Pick has not asked the girl yet; and complicating matters is the fact that she's been proposed to by another beau.

    • The Dream of Stavros Karas
      The Dream of Stavros Karas
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      Starvos Karas, a widower, has sent to the Old Country for a new wife. He really just wanted someone to care for house and children and is surprised when a pretty young woman arrives.
    • The Angus Killer
      The Angus Killer
      Season 9 - Episode 18

      The Virginian deals with a widow's trouble-making young son.

    • The Hell Wind
      The Hell Wind
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      A storm traps Trampas, Elizabeth and Stacy in a shack with a sick banker.
    • The Fortunes of J. Jimerson Jones
      The Fortunes of J. Jimerson Jones
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      J. Jimerson Jones (Pat O'Brien) finds a gold vein and on the way to Chicago to enjoy his fortune, meets Judge Garth and Betsy. In Chicago the Garth's make the acquaintance of young newspaper reporter Eddie Tighe (David Macklin) while Jones meets a middle-aged hotel maid, Maggie Hyeth (Ann Doran). Jones becomes the target of con artists and Betsy the romantic target of Tighe, with generally humorous results.moreless
    • That Saunders Woman
      That Saunders Woman
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      The Virginian is in Medicine Bow waiting for a stagecoach to arrive and passenger Sam Jenkins who sold Shiloh some diseased cattle. The Virginian comes to the rescue of another passenger aboard the stagecoach, Della Saunders who is accosted by the drunken Jenkins.
    • The Girl on the Pinto
      The Girl on the Pinto
      Season 5 - Episode 27
      On the range Trampas spots a girl (Valora Noland) riding a pinto whom he has seen before but whom no one believes exists including the Virginian.
    • With Love, Bullets, and Valentines

      A dishonest gambler skips out when a riverboat is taken over by a group of armed men.

    • The Ordeal
      The Ordeal
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      The Virginian struggles to turn Easterner Scott Austin into a Shiloh hand. The apprentice prefers romancing Elizabeth.
    • The Runaway
      The Runaway
      Season 8 - Episode 6

      The Graingers become stand-in parents for a boy running away from an orphanage.

    • Harvest of Strangers
      Harvest of Strangers
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      When a heavily armed band of Canadians arrives in town, the townspeople want them to move on. Morgan Starr, the Virginian and a saloon girl on the only ones willing to accept them. When a woman claims one of Canadians attacked her, the sitiuation escalates.
    • Ring of Silence
      Ring of Silence
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Emmett Ryker is amongst a group of stagecoach passengers and crew waylaid by and trapped in an isolated cabin by a group of Mexicans from a small cross-border town. The Mexicans want one of the passengers, a cowboy named Wylie (Earl Holliman), for murdering a woman but Emmett believes Wylie should be turned over to the American authorities for a proper hearing. A siege and gun battle ensues but in the end, the Virginian and Trampas, who are waiting for Emmett in a nearby town, come to the rescue of their missing friend.moreless
    • Ah Sing vs. Wyoming
      Ah Sing vs. Wyoming
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      Former Shiloh cook is jailed when he disagrees with Medicine Bow's bigoted Justice of the Peace for opening a restaurant after he had been denied a license.
    • One Spring Like Long Ago
      One Spring Like Long Ago
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      When the buffalo returns, an Indian chief believes an old prophecy as come true and his tribe can be free of the white man's rule. But the chief sneaks off the reservation in search of the animals, he doesn't know he is being tracked by a bounty hunter.
    • Roar from the Mountain
      Roar from the Mountain
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      A cougar kills a Shiloh hand and Steve Hill, experienced in hunting these animals, tracks it into the mountains where he comes upon a homestead owned by Nancy Mayhew (Joyce Bulifant) and her husband Charles (Jack Klugman). The Mayhew's have strained relations and it is learned Charles son was killed by the same cougar. Nancy blames this on Charles' cowardice and indicates a romantic interest in Steve, an interest which eventually endangers Steve's life.moreless
    • A Bride for Lars
      A Bride for Lars
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      Lars Holstrum (Peter Whitney) is a middle-aged and wealthy rancher friend of Judge Garth's who is about to marry a 20 year old girl. Lars injures his back and Trampas is given the job of traveling to Laramie to pick up the girl, Katia Swenson (Katherine Crawford). On the return trip the two have a series of misadventures revolving around encounters with local Indians, a group of cowpokes, and a mysterious man who has been trailing them from Laramie.moreless
    • The Saddle Warmer
      The Saddle Warmer
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      Shiloh newcomer David Sutton tries to help a runaway farm girl.
    • The Thirty Days of Gavin Heath
      The Thirty Days of Gavin Heath
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Former British soldier Gavin Heath (Leo Genn) strikes it rich and returns to Medicine Bow where he had previously lived. Heath is attacked by an apparently rabid dog. Thinking he may only have 30 days to live, Heath is forced to confront his cowardly past.
    • A Bald-Faced Boy
      A Bald-Faced Boy
      Season 4 - Episode 29
      Trampas, Emmett Ryker and Randy Benton spend some time at the Grand Teton Hotel in Medicine Bow spinning tall tales when four hillbillies arrive. They include Randy's brother Brett (Andrew Prine), his Uncle Del (Royal Dano), and his two cousins, Peck (Michael Stanwood) and Razz (Kay E. Kutzer). They tell him they are there to protect him.moreless
    • The Captive
      The Captive
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Liliota is a hostile white girl raised by the Apaches, who refuses to admit that she is not an Indian.
    • Portrait of a Widow
      Portrait of a Widow
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      French-accented portrait painter Charles Boulanger (John Gavin) says goodbye to Betsy Garth and Maggie Mencken (Vera Miles) who have been visiting Chicago. Maggie is a good friend of Judge Garth and the Judge is the executor of her late husband's estate. Charles accent is phony and he is wanted by hoods trying to collect a gambling debt so he escapes to Medicine Bow by saying he will paint Maggie's portrait. At Maggie's house Charles discovers an important art work purchased by her late husband and while romancing Maggie, makes plans for faking the painting and selling the original to pay off his debts. However, two things stand in his way: his growing affection for Maggie, and Judge Garth, who suspects Charles is not what he seems.moreless
    • Stopover
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      The arrival of a hired killer creates an atmosphere of terror in Medicine Bow.
    • The Return of Golden Tom
      The Return of Golden Tom
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      Robber "Golden" Tom Brant (Victor Jory) is released from prison after having served 35 years for killing three members of a posse and returns to Medicine Bow an old and apparently broken man. His return creates emotional problems for his abandoned daughter (Dee Carroll), the son of his former partner (Dee Pollock) and a surviving member of the posse, Amos Coe (Kelly Thordsen) whose brother was killed in the gun battle. These problems are exacerbated by a newspaper man (Linden Chiles) who sees a story in the legend of the shootout and the fact the gold stolen in the robbery has never been found which attracts a large number of gunslingers to town. Events spiral such that Tom eventually has to face Amos Coe in the saloon where the original shootout occurred many many years before.moreless
    • No Drums, No Trumpets
      No Drums, No Trumpets
      Season 4 - Episode 28
      Morgan Starr travels south of the border after gunmen are hired to prevent the signing of a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico.
    • Nightmare
      Season 8 - Episode 16

      When the wife of a prominent Medicine Bow business man arrives, smoldering jealousies quickly rise to the top.

    • A Vision of Blindness
      A Vision of Blindness
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      Blinded in a stagecoach accident, Elizabeth is forced to rely on an ex-con. But the man intends to murder Trampas.
    • Train of Darkness
      Train of Darkness
      Season 8 - Episode 18

      On a train to Cheyenne, Clay, Elizabeth and Jim become involved in a fellow traveler's efforts to escape a vengeful family.

    • Holocaust (AKA - The Shiloh Years)
      Holocaust (AKA - The Shiloh Years)
      Season 8 - Episode 17

      The Shiloh ranch is burned down after Clay joins with his fellow ranchers to oppose an Eastern combine trying for a land-grab. This leaves Clay with only has one chance for survival of the ranch, get a herd to Denver in record time.

    • With Help from Ulysses
      With Help from Ulysses
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      A shaggy mutt helps Trampas search for a prospector's niece who can be identified by a birthmark just above her knee.
    • The Mustangers
      The Mustangers
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      Inexperience and horse thieves plague the Virginian and David as they lead a mustang hunt.
    • The Wolves Up Front, the Jackals Behind
      Randy Benton arrives in Prindiville, Montana to meet Georgie Sam Smith (Michael J. Pollard) with whom he is supposed to start a horse ranch. He finds Georgie Sam is no longer interested in such a venture and that he is working at the livery stable so can watch local girl Dulcy (Peggy Lipton).moreless
    • Nora
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      A conniving Army wife plans to use an Indian uprising to advance her husband's career.
    • The Price of Love
      The Price of Love
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      The Graingers' affection for drifter Denny Todd blinds them to his troubled, often violent, personality.
    • Incident at Diablo Crossing
      Incident at Diablo Crossing
      Season 7 - Episode 22

      Trampas and fellow stage passengers are stranded at a ferry crossing. They prepare to face an attacker.

    • Black Jade
      Black Jade
      Season 8 - Episode 14

      A bigoted gambler and his outlaw gang force Trampas and a black recluse into an alliance for survival.

    • Storm Over Shiloh
      Storm Over Shiloh
      Season 7 - Episode 23

      When Elizabeth takes refuge in an abandoned mine during a storm, a cave-in seals her in. Racing against time, the Virginian, Trampas, and the Graingers try to dig her out before her air runs out.

    • Crime Wave at Buffalo Springs
      Crime Wave at Buffalo Springs
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      Trampas and David are neck deep in mistaken identities, barroom brawls and bumbling robberies.
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