The Virginian (1962–1971)

The Brazen Bell (17 Oct. 1962)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Western

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A timid easterner and his wife arrive in Medicine Bow looking for a job as a teacher. Two escaped convicts come through Medicine Bow taking the new teacher, his wife, and students hostage while The Virginian is the temporary sheriff.




  • George C. Scott in The Virginian (1962)
  • Pippa Scott and Roberta Shore in The Virginian (1962)
  • George C. Scott and Anne Meacham in The Virginian (1962)
  • George C. Scott and Anne Meacham in The Virginian (1962)
  • Gary Clarke and Doug McClure in The Virginian (1962)
  • Rick Murray and Lester Maxwell in The Virginian (1962)

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12 February 2020 | bkoganbing
| With some help from Oscar
George C. Scott guest stars in this dynamic Virginian episode. In it Scott essays a most complex role of a new school teacher come to Medicine Bow and he has a hostage crisis to deal with.

Two escaped prisoners, Royal Dano and John Davis Chandler take the kids hostage in the school house, among them Roberta Shore.

Oscar Wilde plays a part in this episode. You'll have to watch to see what his role is.

Scott does some reverse role playing here at first, but with a little help from Wilde, bit by bit we see the Scott we're used to.

A must for fans of George C. Scott.

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