James Drury was perfect casting in the role of the Virginian. A gentleman of great charm with a rugged, tough edge when required. A man who lived by a moral code in a time when lawlessness was common. A natural leader and a team player who at heart was something of a loner with a past he kept close to his chest. Through nine seasons James Drury played the Virginian with integrity and remained faithful to the character.
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He did always stay in character and was so good in his role, which was a big part of the appeal of the show.
I wish they were still making new episodes of the Virginian. They just don’t make good westerns anymore. I guess we can watch the old ones over and over.
Johnny – I wish they had made a few Virginian reunion TV Movies back in the 1980s or early 1990s while Doug McClure was still alive. Doug and Jim Drury did appear together briefly on a “Fall Guy” episode back in the 1980s and in a Kenny Rogers TV movie that was a tribute to the classic TV Western stars.