James Drury as The Virginian


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)

4 thoughts on “James Drury as The Virginian”

  1. I watch The Virginian 6 days a week, faithfully. Still the best Western on TV. I was totally in love with the man Mr. Drury brought to life as The Virginian. Good looking, strong, yet compassionate, confident, honest, and the perfect cowboy. I’m 55+ and still in love.

  2. A few episodes cite The Virginian’s connection to the CSA (Confederate States of America). But surely The Character could not have been born during the Civil War. James Drury himself was not even 30 when Season 1, Episode one aired. Making The Virginian a CSA soldier would have placed the character at least in his late 50s. So other than by birth in Virginia, what would have been the character’s connection to The Civil War? S1E1 begins in 1898. With Drury being @30 in S1E1, his character could not be any older than @38, if we accept that he was born during the war. What gives on this? Also, he was courting a 20 year old *Felicity’s Spring) – if The Virginian is a 60-something by Season 3, eww! Surely the character was too young to even have been born during the Civil War. Your thoughts, please.

  3. Roy Huggins and later Frank Price reversed the original timeline of Charles Marquis Warren from 1898 to late 1880s-early-mid 1890s. So the Virginian would be still be too young to have fought in the Civil War. But his father would have – and he would have been affected by his experience. And if the Virginian was born around 1860 then he would have been old enough to remember the final years of the war. So in Season 3 the Virginian would be 33 when dating 20-year-old Felicity. Not unusual for that time.

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