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Virginian, The/The Men From Shiloh

1 9 6 2 – 1 9 7 1 (USA)
208 x 90 minute episodes

James Drury starred as the strong, silent, polite foreman of the Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming, with Doug McClure (fresh from the cancelled Checkmate) as his pal Trampas.


Based on Owen Wister’s seminal 1902 novel of the same title, the show attracted some impressive guests, including George C. Scott, Bette Davis, Ryan O’Neal, Robert Redford, Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson.

The series returned in 1970 and 1971, now called The Men From Shiloh. The setting was moved in time by a decade to the 1890s with Stewart Granger brought in as the new Shiloh ranch owner, retired British army officer Colonel Alan MacKenzie.

Also introduced to the cast was Lee Majors (ex-The Big Valley) as Roy Tate.

The update was heavily influenced by the spaghetti Westerns of the movies, down to a rousing theme by the great Ennio Morricone himself.

The Virginian 
James Drury

Doug McClure
John Grainger 

Charles Bickford
Judge Henry Garth
Lee J Cobb
Emmett Ryker
Clu Gulager
Gary Clarke
Clay Grainger
John McIntire
Colonel Alan MacKenzie
Stewart Granger
Roy Tate
Lee Majors
John McLiam