James Drury as THE VIRGINIAN
Doug McClure as TRAMPAS
Gary Clarke as STEVE HILL
Lee J. Cobb as JUDGE HENRY GARTH
Roberta Shore as BETSY GARTH
Pippa Scott as MOLLY WOOD
Charles Bickford as JOHN GRAINGER
John McIntire as CLAY GRAINGER
Randy Boone as RANDY BENTON
Clu Gulager as SHERIFF EMMETT RYKER
Long-running TV Western set in the 1890s featuring the Shiloh Ranch in the Wyoming town of Medicine Bow. The Virginian stood out from many such shows due to the strong characters and their complex inter-relationships. Each episode ran 75 minutes long (excluding commercial breaks, 90 minutes with breaks) and was shot in 8 days.
The show was shot on the Universal backlot where the Shiloh Ranch had been built especially for the show, at Six Points Texas, and on stage 34. The Medicine Bow western street set (pictured below) was destroyed in the 1967 fire, and the present day Court of Miracles was built in it's place. Denver Street was constructed to replace it (using many of the same building designs), and was used for the rest of The Virginian's run. The Shiloh Ranch valley location was filled in and is now covered by Universal CityWalk.