The Virginian (1962–1971)
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The Best Man 

Trampas and Pick Lexington visit old friends in Mexico. Trampas is caught between Pick and one of his Mexican friends as both men fall for the same girl. He hopes to stop them from dueling each other while the girl chooses between them.


Russ Mayberry


Leslie Stevens




Episode cast overview:
Stewart Granger ... Col. Alan MacKenzie (credit only)
Doug McClure ... Trampas
Lee Majors ... Roy Tate (credit only)
James Drury ... The Virginian (credit only)
Desi Arnaz ... El Jefe
James Farentino ... Pick Lexington
Katy Jurado ... Mama Fe
Mario Alcalde Mario Alcalde ... Cristobal Nieves
Susana Miranda ... Teresa Zaragosa
Margarita Cordova Margarita Cordova ... Tia Marguerita
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Hernan (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
Lenore Stevens ... Josefina
Alex Val Alex Val ... Chucho
David Ceballos David Ceballos ... Pepe


Trampas and his friend Pick Lexington are talking while practicing their fast draw shooting. Pick is both fast and accurate while Trampas can be accurate but not fast and accurate. Pick tells Trampas that on a recent railroad trip he met a girl and followed her to the end of the line to her home. He plans to marry her and would like Trampas to join him on the trip to the Mexican border. Trampas agrees to join him in return for tips on improving his shooting as he knows the village and people who live there. The pair arrive in the village which is preparing for a big celebration in a day or two. Thinking at first the preparations are for the wedding, Trampas soon realizes they are not but also that Pick has never asked the girl to marry him nor is there a strong relationship between them. They soon run into Trampus' friend El Jefe who runs the village as mayor, police and judge and it is his daughter Teresa Zaragosa who Pick wants to marry. However, she is being seriously courted by El... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

23 September 1970 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Towards the end of the episode, there looks like there used to be a tear or cut to Trampas' left sleeve. Then it was sewn up so the shirt could be reused. See more »

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R&R in old Mexico
7 October 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In this Virginian story Doug McClure is taking a little R&R down in old Mexico and he's got a traveling companion in James Farentino. The place they're vacationing in is a town run by Desi Arnaz known to one and all as El Jefe. The Grand Poohbah in charge of everything.

Arnaz has a lovely daughter in Susan Miranda and she's got both Farentino and one of her father's men Mario Alcalde panting hot and heavy for her. Trampas tries to stay clear, but if he's not careful Doug McClure might just wind up with the girl.

Accent is on the comedy here as these two lunkheads just might get someone killed trying to prove who's more macho in this comic testosterone driven story.

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