The Virginian (1962–1971)

A Small Taste of Justice 

Returning to Shiloh, The Virginian has his horse and gun stolen by a man and his hands who have the local town cowered. He meets an old friend in the town who helps convince him to help arrest them after her daughter is injured by them.


Don McDougall


Edward J. Lakso, Owen Wister (novel)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bickford ... John Grainger (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Clu Gulager ... Emmett Ryker (credit only)
Don Quine ... Stacey Grainger (credit only)
Sara Lane ... Elizabeth Grainger (credit only)
James Drury ... The Virginian
Peter Brown ... Tom Conlan
Susan Oliver ... Ellen Cooper
John Lupton ... John Cooper
Bert Freed ... Jason Ainsworth
Virginia Christine ... Margaret Conlan
Vaughn Taylor ... Doc Kane
James Gammon ... Cal Mason
Judson Pratt ... Ned Clymer
Stephen Coit ... Asher


The Virginian and the Shiloh hands finish delivering a herd of horses after which Trampas convinces him to allow the hands to stay to rest up. Therefore, The Virginian is traveling alone back to Shiloh when Tom Conlan and his ranch hands meet him and steal The Virginian's horse and gun after he refuses to drink with them at a waterhole. The Virginian makes it to a nearby town where he is treated by Doc Kane. He wires for money as he plans to retrieve his horse and gun. He encounters a married woman Ellen Cooper he knew when she was single but is now married to the telegrapher. When he tires to retrieve his possessions, he has no support as there is no law in the town. Before he can go to Conlan's ranch one of the hands rides his horse into town. The Virginian confronts them in the saloon in which he kills one of them in self-defense. Events lead to a potentially fatal accident involving Ellen's daughter Kathy. The citizens ask The Virginian to help return law and order but his support... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

20 December 1967 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:



Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Eve Plumb would go on to later play Jan on The Brady Bunch in 1969. See more »

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