The Virginian (1962–1971)
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Sue Ann 

Sue Ann leads a dull life as the daughter of a homesteader taking care of her father, two young brothers, and their hired hand Joe who would like to marry her. However, she leaves home to see San Francisco but where will she get the money?


Gerald Mayer


True Boardman (teleplay), Gabrielle Upton (story) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bickford ... John Grainger (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Clu Gulager ... Deputy Sheriff Emmett Ryker
Don Quine ... Stacey Grainger (credit only)
Sara Lane ... Elizabeth Grainger
James Drury ... The Virginian
Patty Duke ... Sue Ann McRae
Edward Binns ... Pa McRae
Paul Carr ... Joe
Tim McIntire ... Milt
Rita Lynn Rita Lynn ... Mrs. Crandall
Kirk Travis Kirk Travis ... Petey McRae
Kerry MacLane ... Jim McRae
Roy Barcroft ... Mr. Tait
Charles Land Charles Land ... 1st Hand


Sue Ann McRae has lived as a poor farmer's daughter all of her life and wants to experience the other things life has to offer. She is stuck at home tending to her father, two young brothers, and the hired hand Joe who wants to marry her but isn't able to get her to discuss their relationship. She decides to leave home so she sneaks out at night on her own leaving a note for her father. At the road she grabs a ride on the stage from Mr. Tait with passengers Trampas and a drummer into Medicine Bow where Trampas and Ryker show her a fun time at her first church bazaar. Her father and hopeful boyfriend Joe track her down with help from Trampas at the boarding house where Trampas suggested she stay. Her father decides that if she wants to see the world he can't stop her but Joe decides to stay to look after her and finds a job at Shiloh. Sue Ann limited in skills finds herself working as a saloon girl as Joe tries to win her love. However, the saloon job creates an emotional problem for ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

11 January 1967 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Rural poor episode
21 May 2013 | by pfors-647-501497See all my reviews

Former child superstar Patty Duke loses her sparkle in lackluster episode. Duke's subdued performance as Sue Ann leaks all the spunk from her upwardly mobile character, resulting in one of the most joyless saloon girls in TV western history. Feeble script, weakened most by its writers' patronizing assumptions about the lives the rural poor lead, is only kept breathing by the assured acting of Doug McClure, Clu Gulager and young Tim McIntire as a sneaky bad guy. Tightly wrapped actor Paul Carr, who always looked like he'd just bit a lemon, plays the dim-witted suitor Sue Ann is understandably leery of. Viewers are left to wonder how story's resolution leaves her any better off than she was at the start.

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