For those interested in The Virginian episode “Duel at Shiloh” (1:15) you may be interested to know it’s an adaptation of the 1955 Universal-International Western film Man Without A Star starring Kirk Douglas as Dempsey Rae. William Campbell plays the tenderfoot Jeff Jimson. Borden Chase and D.D. Beauchamp provided the screenplay based on the novel by Dee Linford.
Brian Keith subtitutes for Kirk Douglas and Gary Clarke for William Campbell in “Duel at Shiloh.” The parallels are interesting to watch, with similar scenes and locations. including the shooting scene above. Man Without A Star is recommended viewing. Campbell tries a little too hard to be convincing as a “green” youth but Douglas is on top form
The story was adapted yet again in 1968 as A Man Called Gannon featuring Tony Franciosa in the Douglas/Keith role and Michael Sarrazin in the Campbell/Clarke role. James Goldstone directed this inferior remake.