Season 8, Episode 24 Rich Man, Poor Man
First Aired: March 11, 1970
A farmer who's suddenly in the chips caps a mad spending spree with the purchase of a ranch that's too big for his experience---and bank account. Ellen: Patricia Morrow. Virginian: James Drury. Trampas: Doug McClure. Whit: Michael Larrain. Jess: Tom Basham. Jim: Tim Matheson.
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- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Television's first 90-minute Western and one of the best, this ambitiously cast and richly plotted series was based on the classic Owen Wister novel that had been filmed by Hollywood several times. Set in 1890s Wyoming, it centered on a mysterious ranch fo… (more)