The Virginian

Season 1 Episode 29

Run Away Home

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Apr 24, 1963 on NBC
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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a run on the local bank but fortunately, Judge Garth's lawyer (Russ Conway) had heard of the possible bank run and had withdrawn the money to pay for the cattle the day before.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

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    Karl Swenson

    Karl Swenson

    Karl Swenson

    Guest Star

    Crahan Denton

    Crahan Denton

    John Lewis

    Guest Star

    Kevin Hagen

    Kevin Hagen

    Oscar Swenson

    Guest Star

    Ann Doran

    Ann Doran

    Minerva Lewis

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      • A perceptive western fan, Regina Davis, has informed me that the basic plot of this episode seems to have been reworked and reused in the later "Alias Smith & Jones" western TV series, and specifically in a Season 1 episode entitled "The Girl in Box Car #3" that was first broadcast in February, 1971. That episode also had the same writer (Howard Browne) and story credit (Gene Roddenberry) as this Virginian episode.

      • Generally, the Virginian episodes that do not hold up well today are some of the more comedic ones which degenerate too much into farce. However, this episode is a bit better than most due to the perfomances of the leads and episode co-stars and the inclusion of some serious bits of business to offset the comedy and make the story more palatable. An example is a sequence in which the Virginian learns from a couple who had given him shelter of the death of their only child.

      • Neither Judge Garth or Trampas appear in this episode.

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