Blind Hunch

Blind Hunch

Air Date: November 21, 1971

Written by: John Hawkins, Robert Pirosh

Directed by: Lewis Allen

Guest Stars: Rip Torn (Will Hewitt), Don Knight (Clayton), Loretta Leversee (Laurie Hewitt)

A Civil War veteran comes to Virginia City to investigate his brother’s death.

Trivia: This was Rip Torn’s first and only appearance in the series. Torn was married to actress Ann Wedgeworth from 1956 to 1961, whom he divorced to marry Geraldine Page. They remained married until her death in 1987. Torn helped his cousin, Oscar-winner Sissy Spacek, to make her way as an actress, seeing to it that she was accepted by the Lee Strasberg’s Actors Studio and then the Lee Strasberg Institute. He garnered six Emmy nominations and one win for Best supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as ‘Artie’ in The Larry Sanders Show on HBO.