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The Virginian (TV Series 1962–1971) Poster

(1962–1971)

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U.S. television's first ninety-minute western (including commercials).
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Betsy (Roberta Shore), the daughter of Judge Garth, is actually adopted, a fact mentioned only in season one, episode two, "Woman from White Wing".
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The name of the town in Wyoming where the Shiloh Ranch is located is Medicine Bow.
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In the book, the ranch, which is actually named Sunk Creek, is 270 miles from Medicine Bow. When the Virginian is promoted to foreman, he moves out of the bunkhouse to his own home on the ranch. The Virginian and Trampas are not friends. Near the end of the book, Trampas is killed by the Virginian.
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In the final season (1970-71) of The Virginian, the show was renamed "The Men from Shiloh" and was given an Italian western-style credits sequence complete with a theme by Italian composer Ennio Morricone specially commissioned for the show.
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Despite James Drury and Doug McClure appearing on the show for the entire nine season run, it was impossible for both of them to appear in all two hundred forty-nine episodes of the series.
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It has the most ninety-minute episodes of any TV series, it's unlikely any other show can even come close to it.
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