Sara Lane in “Beloved Outlaw” (5:11)

AladdinSara Lane with “Aladdin” from the classic Virginian episode “Beloved Outlaw” (5:11). Elizabeth Grainger (Sara Lane) trains a beautiful wild stallion in the hope of competing in the annual Founder’s Day Race in Medicine Bow. In reality Aladdin was an 18-year-old stallion trained as a “trick horse” by veteran horse trainer Ralph McCutcheon. (Thanks to Victoria Snoddy Thompson and INSP).


Author: PGreen

Published work in U.S.A. for McFarland & Co. Inc. : A History of Television’s The Virginian 1962-1971 (2006, 2009 Softcover edition) Pete Duel : A Biography (2007, 2009 Large Print edition; Kindle edition) Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns (2009) Jennifer Jones : Life and Films (2011)

11 thoughts on “Sara Lane in “Beloved Outlaw” (5:11)”

  1. I just saw this classic episode on NSP. Great episode. I am looking forward to seeing the one with Robert Redford, can’t believe it was made 50 years ago.

    1. The Robert Redford episode is also excellent Barb. Yes it is hard to believe that 50 years have passed since the first season. Quality stands the test of time.

    1. Hi Johnny – Sara is on the road to recovery and will be going home soon. She was critically ill from an infection and her full recovery will take some time. But it is excellent news that she is through the worst of it. Her family posts updates at under “Russell Lane”. This is the latest news posted April 14 – “Russell is still at Napa Valley Care Center and is getting stronger each day. She hopes to be home soon and will need some additional home care once at home.”

  2. I love “The Virginian” I just finished watching “Beloved Outlaw” and I must say, Sara Lane is very pretty but she was horrible in ep 11 of season 5 “Beloved Outlaw” I mean going outside in a storm blind softly yelling Aladdin and just her acting seems so bad. I sure hope she gets better going forward because so,far I’ve loved every single episode. Its the first episode that I thought I might stop and skip the rest of it, its just too much.

  3. Beloved Outlaw is one of my favorite episodes! I just saw it for the first time since I was a kid. Sara Lane, Don Quine and Charles Bickford had such chemistry, and I loved the three of them together. This was such a touching episode and Sara brought me right into her world of hopes, and dreams. The crescendo at the end was a brilliant way to portray strong emotions such as recovery of sight and letting go of something very dear.

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