The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The Invaders 

Garth's rival from Texas buys a ranch near Shiloh with an eye to expand it. Trampas has an eye for his daughter adding to the friction when the rival puts pressure on small ranches to sell out and cuts the water supply to them and Shiloh.


Bernard McEveety


Donn Mullally, Owen Wister (novel)


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Gary Clarke ... Steve Hill
James Drury ... The Virginian
Ed Begley ... Mike Tyrone
Beverley Owen ... Margaret 'Maggie' Tyrone
Roberta Shore ... Betsy Garth
Jim McMullan ... Tom Tyrone
Rees Vaughn Rees Vaughn ... Kevin Tyrone
Paul Comi ... Harold Braden
Ross Elliott ... Sheriff Mark Abbott
Roy Engel ... Barney Wingate
Bing Russell ... John Rudd
Robert B. Williams ... Charles Evans (as Robert Williams)
Ralph Manza ... Harry the Barber


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An old rival of Judge Garth, Mike Tyrone, with his two sons and daughter move their Circle T ranch from Texas to Wyoming. Mike has his eye on expanding to build a ranch that will provide his daughter with the future he believes she deserves. Trampas as usual has his eye on her much to the dislike of her father and brothers. Mike offers to buy out other small ranches in the area but leaves a veiled threat he will take other action if they don't sell. While escorting Maggie back to her ranch in advance of a rain storm, Trampas sprains his ankle while showing off and they lose their horses forcing the two of them to spend the night in a cave. When they are found, Maggie is taken to Shiloh due to chills and her brothers give Trampas a beating. When Mike comes to pick Maggie up after a couple of days, they learn her and Trampas had left together earlier. Mike then puts his plan into action which is to cut off the water to the other ranches. When Garth and others confront Mike, a fight ... Written by Anonymous

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Plans all her own
24 December 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

An old rival from Lee J. Cobb's early days, Ed Begley has come up from Texas looking to start a new spread there. Cobb welcomes him at first, but it becomes plain that Begley is looking to start another big Ponderosa type spread near Shiloh. Begley is not too squeamish about his methods either.

Begley has two sons and a daughter Beverly Owen whom he has plans to marry off in high society. So when Doug McClure starts paying attention that sets Begley off.

As it turns out Owen has plans all her own, that catch everyone by surprise in the end. They really come out of leftfield.

Begley and Cobb are something to see in this story.

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1 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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