The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The Accomplice 

An old maid bank teller who decides it is time to provide for herself identifies Trampas as a bank robber and murderer in order to extort $10,000 from the actual thief. The Virginian is the only thing between Trampas and the hangman's noose.


Maurice Geraghty





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee J. Cobb ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Gary Clarke ... Steve Hill
James Drury ... The Virginian
Bette Davis ... Celia Miller
Roberta Shore ... Betsy Garth
Lin McCarthy ... Malcolm Brent
Gene Evans ... Sheriff Luke Donaldson
Woodrow Parfrey ... Joe Darby
Noah Keen ... Samuel Cole
Ross Elliott ... Sheriff Mark Abbott
Byron Morrow ... Judge Cornwall
Ken Mayer ... Deputy Clay Friendly
Bryan O'Byrne ... Ned Carlin
Harold Gould ... Prosecutor Tom Finney


The sheriff from Rock Point, Wyoming arrives with the Medicine Bow sheriff during Trampas's birthday party at Shiloh to take Trampas back as the accomplice in a bank robbery and shooting of the manager there. The Virginian accompanies Tranpas and they learn that Walt Gleason a crooked gambler is accusing Trampas of being his accomplice as revenge. One of the two remaining witnesses of the robbery, Celia Miller, swears Trampas is guilty. Gleason has summoned his true partner, Malcolm Brent, to break him out of jail but Celia recognizes him and blackmails him for $10,000 to stay quiet. Being a long time and well respected member of the community for decades, she is able to convince the town and jury Trampas is guilty as The Virginian who is sure she is lying tries unsuccessfully to determine the truth. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

19 December 1962 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the courtroom scene where Bette Davis gets up to testify. A man with a very white plastic looking arm gets up to let her pass. It is Bill Raisch from The Fugitive wearing a prosthetic arm. See more »

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For a little perjury
14 August 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Bette Davis guest stars in this Virginian episode as a spinster lady who is a teller at a bank. Outwardly content she seethes with bitterness. So much so that she's willing to risk a little perjury for a life of ease and comfort.

All she has to do is swear that Doug McClure was the second man in a bank robbery where the bank robber shot and killed the president of the bank. McClure has already been arrested on the say so of the man who swears Trampas was his partner in crime.

In the meantime the real second man Lin McCarthy is in town under the guise of a newspaper reporter. The highlight of the episode is his confrontation with Davis. Both are really cool customers and Davis tells the story of her bitter life. She almost gains your sympathy.

Good thing McClure has James Drury around to put things together for him.

For Bette Davis fans a must.

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