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  • What we come to discover is that the ties are deep between the two and that definitely affects what happens in the story

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      The Virginian: The Payment focused chiefly on Clu Gulager and his deputy sheriff character of Emmett Ryker. In the show, Ryker is anxious about the impending arrival of an old friend, Abe Clayton as portrayed by veteran performer, Lloyd Nolan. What we come to discover is that the ties are deep between the two and that definitely affects what happens in the story.

      Bruce Dern also appeared in the show as a typical villain. I’m used to Dern being very devilish in most of


      his roles, and there’s no exception here. He plays these roles extremely well. His characters are ones to be hated, and I sure do hate them.

      Ed Peck also guest stars as Ben Clayton. He’s more level headed but he makes a mess of his life by the end of the show.

      A couple of miscellaneous notes and responses to The Payment:

      –Harlan Warde played Medicine Bow’s Sheriff John Brannan which begs the question, just how many sheriffs does this town have? He actually ...


      • refers to having hired Ryker. There’s just one problem with that. Ross Elliott appears in many shows as Sheriff Mark Abbott. He’s been the most steady sheriff and he’s future episodes. He’s also the one who hired Emmett. Big continuity goof and it bugs me.

        –There’s a cute scene with Randy Boone and L.Q. Jones regarding a loan and a social. I just like the flightiness and fun of the scene. It had nothing to do with the rest

        of the show, but it sure was fun.

        –Nolan was good, but I’ve seen this type of character way too often and in that era. It made me a little less eager to see yet another alteration on the same theme.

        Still, this was a good 90 minutes of western viewing, even though Gulager overacted here and there. I wasn’t happy with his delivery in the big argument with Nolan at the end, and I also think that scene was poorly directed as respects the gunplay that occurred.




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