The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Chaff in the Wind 

A man and his two adult kids broke and hungry end up at Shiloh when their wagon breaks down. They are grifters but the old man decides to stay at Shiloh. The kids soon like it but don't feel they fit in not knowing their dad is scheming.

Director:

Herman Hoffman

Writers:

Joy Dexter, Owen Wister (novel)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas (credit only)
Clu Gulager ... Emmett Ryker
Randy Boone ... Randy Benton
Diane Roter Diane Roter ... Jennifer Sommers
James Drury ... The Virginian
Ed Begley ... Micah Ellis
Tony Bill ... Clipper Ellis
Linda Lawson Linda Lawson ... Becky Ellis
Lonny Chapman ... Clemmet Ellis
John Pickard ... Sheriff in Laramie
Boyd 'Red' Morgan Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Poker Player
John Mitchum ... Bartender
James Kline James Kline ... Laramie Townsman
Dick Colean Dick Colean ... Ranch Hand
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Storyline

Micah Ellis with his son Clipper and daughter Becky are run out of Laramie for causing a fight and cheating leaving their Uncle Clemmet in jail on a minor charge. The group of vagabonds are headed for Medicine Bow and on the way are befriended when their wagon breaks down by Randy and Jennifer. They are looking for a steer Clipper shot that had broken its leg. Jennifer asks The Virginian to hire the men for the ranch and Becky to help Jennifer. The Virginian personally questions their motives but he finds they work hard. The kids enjoy the honest work but are bored since Clipper is used to gambling and Becky is used to singing in saloons . Their father unknown to them plots to rustle cattle from Shiloh with their uncle who found them at Shiloh after being released from jail. They mess up his plans when they decide to leave Shiloh feeling they don't belong there. The day they leave Clemmet shoots Randy when caught with stolen cattle causing The Virginian to question all their motives ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1966 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wanderin' Wonderin'
Written by Randy Boone
Performed by Randy Boone
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