The Virginian

Season 1 Episode 5

The Brazen Bell

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Oct 17, 1962 on NBC
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The Brazen Bell
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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

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  • A poem by Oscar Wilde is instrumental in overcoming the various bad guys who have taken over the school and taken hostages.

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    The story is only so-so - a man once disgraced is given a chance of redemption and takes it - but the climax is worth seeing (and hearing). To distract the various villains who are keeping him and many others prisoner in the town school, new teacher George C. Scott reads them a poem "recently published in England" - nothing less than Oscar Wilde's account of his imprisonment, "The Ballad Of Reading Gaol". And, boy, does he read it! Scott does a superb job with the poem, and his intensity and eloquence would seize anyone's attention. No wonder the bad guys (led by the exceptionally venal John Chandler) fail to notice the Virginian and co. mounting their rescue plan.moreless
George C. Scott

George C. Scott

Arthur Lilley

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Anne Meacham

Anne Meacham

Mrs. Sarah Lilley

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John Davis Chandler

John Davis Chandler

Dog

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Pippa Scott

Pippa Scott

Molly (Wood)

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Royal Dano

Royal Dano

Molder

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Ross Elliott

Ross Elliott

The Sheriff

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