a little learning --

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Doug McClure with unidentified woman and Gary Clarke
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Eddie: "Ain't you ever gonna settle down to just one woman, Trampas?"

Trampas:  "Oh, I tried that once - a gal down in Casper.  We were serious and gonna get married.   She went around telling everybody - everybody but her husband.  You know, I came that close to getting shot with a scatter gun.  Taught me a lesson, though.   Always check the brand.  Make sure you're not driving another man's stock."

(THE WOMAN FROM WHITE WING, teleplay by Morton Fine and David Friedkin, story by Burt Kennedy, 1.02 [002] / Directed by Burt Kennedy)

 

 

 

Gary Clarke, Roberta Shore, Doug McClure
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Trampas:   "Miss Betsy, you're beginning to ride real pretty."

Betsy Garth: "It was the Virginian who taught me."

Trampas: "It was the Virginian who--!  The only thing the Virginian taught you was there was a four-legged animal named horse.  It was ME that taught you how to ride pretty."

Steve Hill:  "And it was me that had to unlearn her everything ignorant that you taught her."

Betsy: "Oh, it was all of you."

(THE WOMAN FROM WHITE WING, teleplay by Morton Fine and David Friedkin, story by Burt Kennedy, 1.02 [002] / Directed by Burt Kennedy)

 

 

*Doug McClure, Carolyn Kearney, and Gary Clarke
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Trampas:   "You still don't understand why I went after Maxine. . .You still think I was trying to cut you out, that she was just some pretty face I couldn't resist."

Steve Hill:  "Well?"

Trampas:  "You really think I was interested in her."

Steve: "Come on, Trampas, I've never seen a girl that you weren't interested in."

Trampas:  "Well, for the first time in my life I try to do something for a friend, not want anything for myself.  Just to keep you from ruining your life.  And what happens--I get a punch in the jaw."

(BIG DAY, GREAT DAY, by Charles Larson, 1.06 [006] / Directed by Harmon Jones)

 

 

 

Doug McClure, James Drury, and Gary Clarke
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Judge Garth:  "You know how it is with you and Steve and Trampas. . . The three of you are friends--More than that."

Virginian:  "Most times we are."

Judge Garth:  Like three forks from a mother stream--like it was the same blood flowing through you."

 

(THE WOMAN FROM WHITE WING, teleplay by Morton Fine and David Friedkin, story by Burt Kennedy, 1.02 [002] / Directed by Burt Kennedy)

 

 

 

*Gary Clarke, James Drury, and Doug McClure
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Trampas:  "Mildred, you listen to me.  I want you to understand something. . .You think you're in love with me because I was nice to you. . ."

Mildred Kroeger: "Would you kiss me once more before I go back?"

Trampas:  "Save it for me, for when I come courtin'."

Mildred Kroeger:   "When's that gonna be?"

Trampas:  "When you can look me right in the eye and know that I'm nothing but a shiftless cowhand.  When that time comes and you still feel the same way, you won't have to ask me again."

(IMPASSE, teleplay by Donn Mullally, story by Bernard Girard, 1.08 [008] / Directed by Maury Geraghty)

 

 

 

 
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Jamie Dobbs:  "Well, come on Trampas."

Trampas:  "Well, Jamie, I --"

Jamie Dobbs:   "Well, you wanna stay here and talk about how you gave the poor old Judge a bad name again, huh?  Or do you wanna come with us, out West where the fun's at."

Trampas:  "Let's go."

(WEST, teleplay by Douglas Heyes, story by Irwin Blacker, 1.09 [009] / Directed by Douglas Heyes)

 

 

 

*Claude Akins, Doug McClure, James Brown    
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Jamie Dobbs: "Well, Sheriff, we wasn't exactly planning on working for wages."

Sheriff Blade:   "Well, plans are subject to change just like everything else.  You understand."

Trampas:  "Yeah.   I'm beginning to."

(WEST, teleplay by Douglas Heyes, story by Irwin Blacker, 1.09 [009]  / Directed by Douglas Heyes)

 

 

 

*Doug McClure and Bette Davis
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Virginian: "If I told you to give yourself up it wouldn't carry any weight.  I'm not in your shoes.  You've got to make your own decision. . .   I can tell you this--you run and they catch you, you won't have a chance at the trial."

Trampas:  "Don't look like I've got much chance either way."

Virginian: "Well, I'll get my horse and tie him up behind the hotel.  If he's gone in the morning, good luck."

Trampas:  "Thanks, Boss Man, but I won't be needing that horse.   You make me the same offer after the trial."

(THE ACCOMPLICE, teleplay by Howard Browne & William P. McGivern, story by Winston Miller, 1.13 [013] / Directed by Maury Geraghty)

 

 

 

*Doug McClure and Fabian Forte
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Trampas:   "Here's one for you.  I feel bad about Martin.  Old Trampas caring that much about a stupid kid."

Virginian:   "Doesn't surprise me."

Trampas:  "He's out there every day practicing with his gun.  You know, he's getting accurate?   His draw's slower than the coming of a kid's Christmas, but he's getting accurate.   I'm going to have to kill him--and for what?!"

(SAY GOOD BYE TO ALL THAT, by Al C. Ward, 1.18 [018] / Directed by William Witney)

 

 

 

*Doug McClure and daughter Tané on the set
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Trampas:  "They're such a happy bunch of kids.  It seems a cryin' shame to ship them off to an orphanage."

Miss Beecher:  "It rends my heart.  My purse is empty, and I haven't found many along the road who are interested in literature."

Trampas:  "Maybe not, but that don't mean they don't like kids."

Miss Beecher:  "I asked at many houses.  Found no one willing to take a strange child."

Trampas:  "If we didn't have to get moving, I bet you we could find a home for those kids."

Miss Beecher:   "Well, I couldn't.  But perhaps I didn't knock on the right door."

(THE SMALL PARADE, teleplay by John and Ward Hawkins, story by Bernard Girard, 1.21 [021] / Directed by Paul Nickell)

 

 

 

*Doug and Tané McClure on the set
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Trampas:  "I brought 'em back."

Steve Hill:  "Shultz wouldn't take 'em?"

Trampas: "He'd take 'em but I wouldn't leave 'em.   He went over them like he was buying horses.  He even looked at their teeth. All he asked was how much work they could do"

Steve:  "All kids got chores, you know."

Trampas:  "Well, he had more than chores in mind.  All he wanted was a lot of hard labor for no pay.  It made me feel like that fella in Oliver Twist -- that Fagin."

Steve:  "You know what I think?  I think you got soft headed.  Couldn't let 'em go.  That's what I think."

(THE SMALL PARADE, teleplay by John and Ward Hawkins, story by Bernard Girard, 1.21 [021] / Directed by Paul Nickell)

 

 

 

*Doug McClure and daughter Tané on the set
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Virginian: "You gonna stand there admiring yourself all day?"

Trampas:  "Oh, think maybe I will.  Got a lot to admire.  Just about take all day."

Virginian: "That a fact?"

Trampas:  "Yep.   Besides being a handsome brute, I'm a pretty smart apple.  Now you gotta to admit that, now don't you."

Virginian:  "Fixed things all by yourself, huh?"

Trampas:  "Well, I had a little bit of help.  But just a little."

Virginian:   "That's what I admire about you, Trampas - your modesty."

(THE SMALL PARADE, teleplay by John and Ward Hawkins, story by Bernard Girard, 1.21 [021] / Directed by Paul Nickell)

 

 

 

 

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Virginian:  "About Trampas.  I know what he was--just a wild kid. Wild as a Comanche. . . Carried his life around with him in his holster. . . Not anymore. . . We all think we've changed.  We think we've become something better and different.  We think we've grown up.  Then something happens like a prairie catches fire or a herd bolts and stampedes or a star falls.  And we find out we're back again to something we thought we'd forgotten. . . I won't sit still for something like that. . . I mean, he's my friend."

(ECHO OF ANOTHER DAY, by Frank Fenton, 1.26 [026] / Directed by William Graham)

 

 

 

 

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Virginian:   "You didn't--"

Trampas:  "You won't find any holes in him.  He just keeled over.  Careful you don't burn your fingers.  He's hotter than a brandin' iron."

Virginian:  "It's a long ride.  A man as sick as that, anything had happened to him nobody would have blamed you. . . Well, this'll make you happy nothin' did.  I wired the sheriff in Rock Creek.  The Mason Brothers were caught over a year ago.  They cleared you at the trial.   . . .Too bad it didn't come in before you went out to the line shack."

Trampas:  "Maybe it's better this way.  Like they say, 'You learn something new every day'-- even about yourself."

(A KILLER IN TOWN, by Bob and Wanda Duncan, 2.04 [034] / Directed by John English)

 

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