The Virginian

Season 2 Episode 1

Ride a Dark Trail

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Sep 18, 1963 on NBC
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Ride a Dark Trail
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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

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Sonny Tufts

    Sonny Tufts

    Frank Trampas

    Guest Star

    Carol Bryan

    Carol Bryan

    Winnie

    Guest Star

    Buzz Martin

    Buzz Martin

    Lon Mortison

    Guest Star

    Royal Dano

    Royal Dano

    Faraway

    Recurring Role

    Frank Sully

    Frank Sully

    The Bartender

    Recurring Role

    Hal Baylor

    Hal Baylor

    Flake

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Judge Garth's gun branded with an "S" for Shiloh changes at the end of the episode.

        When first seen, when the cowhand borrows it to put down a steer with a broken leg, it is a solid white "S" on black grips. Later, the replacement gun also has a solid white "S" on black grips. At the end of the episode, the "S" has a black outline and the white color is not as bright.

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    • NOTES (1)

      • Betsy Garth is the only regular to not appear in this episode. Semi-regulars Sheriff Abbott (Ross Elliott), Dannie (or Danny) the Bartender (Frank Sully), and the Shiloh cook (E. J. André, uncredited) also appear.

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