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The Virginian: Man from the Sea


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Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian.
(First shown on BBC-2)

'Beauty's Tragic Secret Unveiled By Ex-Sailor Seeking Wife': thus runs the irresistible publicity hand-out for tonight's episode.
The 'beauty' is Judith Morrow, and the ex-sailor who visits Medicine Bow looking for a wife is Kevin Doyle. But the unknown quantity of the story is Judith's plain sister Susan, whose presence plays a very important part.
Susan Morrow is played by Shirley Knight, who is busy making a name for herself as one of America's top young actresses. Originally she became known as one of 'the new-wave method' actresses, though this is a tag she has grown to dislike intensely.
After her performance in the film version of Mary McCarthy's The Group she was in the film Dutchman (produced by her husband) in which she played a white girl who tantalises a coloured man.
Miss Knight was in Britain recently to make a play for BBC-tv called "Majesty" by Scott Fitzgerald which will be shown in a new series called "The Jazz Age."


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve: Gary Clarke
Judith Morrow: Carol Lynley
Kevin Doyle: Tom Tryon
Molly: Pippa Scott
Susan Morrow: Shirley Knight
Fight Manager: Larry Blake
Mayor: Jan Arvan
Sheriff: Kuss Whiteman

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The Virginian: Man from the Sea

BBC One London, 3 April 1968 19.06

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