The Virginian

Season 4 Episode 22

Harvest of Strangers

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Feb 16, 1966 on NBC
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Harvest of Strangers
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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.

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  • An ambitious episode, poorly executed

    3.0
    I had high hopes for this, but found it to unsatisfying and hard to watch.

    There are a lot of Americans who know very little about the Metis.

    For one thing, they had a claim to land farther south than in Canada.

    This episode seems to try to explain the Metis (plight or problem depending on where you stood)

    with allusions and poorly executed artsy photography.

    It also seemed to be written as a vehicle for the Morgan Starr character. And, like most of the Morgan Starr episodes, the Virginian is given weak lines out of character in order to make Morgan Starr appear stronger.

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Doug McClure

Doug McClure

Trampas

Randy Boone

Randy Boone

Randy Benton

James Drury

James Drury

The Virginian

Clu Gulager

Clu Gulager

Deputy Sheriff Emmett Ryker

Diane Roter

Diane Roter

Jennifer Sommers

Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb

Judge Henry Garth

John Anderson (I)

John Anderson (I)

Jeremiah "Shil" Shilton

Guest Star

Jan Shepard

Jan Shepard

Constance Burns

Guest Star

Barbara Turner

Barbara Turner

Louise Deavers

Guest Star

John Dehner

John Dehner

Morgan Starr

Recurring Role

Jimmy Lee Cook

Jimmy Lee Cook

Jimmy Lee

Recurring Role

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    • The unseen leader of the Metis occupiers of Medicine Bow is also never named, but it's indicated that he lives "two days' ride from here." This is probably Louis Boissevain, Ricardo Montalban's character in the seventh-season episode "The Wind of Outrage (though no connection is
      ever made there with this earlier episode)." The character is of course based on the actual historical figure Louis Riel, who after his failed rebellion of 1869-70 took up residence in Montana territory (which of course would
      place him some two days' ride from a given point in Wyoming). There he taught school until he was called upon to lead the rebellion of 1885 which led to his execution for treason.

    • This episode was the second one of Season #4 in which John Anderson appeared as a leader as a group of outsiders coming to Medicine Bow. He had appeared earlier as an Australian sheep rancher in the second episode of Season 4 entitled "Day of the Scorpion."

    • Morgan Starr (played by "Guest Star" John Dehner as a replacement for Lee J. Cobb who had left the series [see previous season #4 episode]), the Virginian and Emmett Ryker are the only regulars to appear in this episode and Emmett's appearance is almost a cameo at the very beginning of the episode.

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