Since watching this clip on YouTube I keep humming this lovely theme by Ralph Ferraro. You’ll notice the familiar face of Tom Tryon who guest starred in quite a few episodes of The Virginian.
I always looked forward to the opening and end credits on The Virginian. This was in the days when a “Guest Star” listing was reserved for talent – unlike today when practically everyone on an episode is listed. It was also in the days when one Executive Producer ran a show.
Today we can’t even read the end credits as they are squeezed to make way for a preview of the following week’s episode. But they added greatly to the enjoyment of a show. How else would we know who created the outstanding music featured on The Virginian?