The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Farewell to Honesty 

The Virginian goes to Honesty, Wyoming to collect $8000 owed the Judge on a crooked cattle deal. The town is owned and run by the corrupt man who owes the money. The fight over the money spills into a murder charge against the Virginian.


Leon Benson


True Boardman (teleplay), Carey Wilber (story) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas (credit only)
Clu Gulager ... Emmett Ryker
Roberta Shore ... Betsy Garth (credit only)
Randy Boone ... Randy Benton (credit only)
James Drury ... The Virginian
Richard Carlson ... Major Ralph Forrester
Kathleen Crowley ... Jennifer McLeod
Dorothy Green ... Laura Forrester
Richard Crane ... Paul Denning
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Leonard Walters
Herb Voland ... Judge Charles Dodge
John Lodge John Lodge ... Doctor
Harry Swoger Harry Swoger ... Sheriff Killigrew
William Boyett ... Harley


The Virginian arrives at Honesty, Wyoming to bring Major Ralph Forrester back to Medicine Bow to settle a lawsuit involving $8,000 of worthless land deeds. The law prevents him from taking the Major back as he not a regular peace officer. Honesty is owned by the Major and his wife. The saloon is run by Jennifer a woman The Virginian slowly comes to recognize as the relative of friends. Unknown to the Major's wife he has been stealing from her but she is aware of his interest in Jennifer. The Major is using the threat of a manslaughter charge against Jennifer in Cheyenne to control her but she has no interest in the Major and tries to stay out of his schemes. When the Major realizes The Virginian is close to exposing his problems, he uses the stolen money to pay off the lawsuit but steals the money back as The Virginian prepares to leave town. When The Virginian confronts him, he decides to leave and take Jennifer with him. On his way to meet Jennifer the Major is shot and killed ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

24 March 1965 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The house that The Virginian visits to see the major is Norman Bates home in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. See more »

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