CTVA US Western - "Wagon Train" (Revue/NBC/ABC)(1957-65)

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A Man Called Shenandoah (MGM/ABC) (1965-66) starring Robert Horton
The Oregon Trail  (Universal/NBC)(pilot 1976- series fall 1977) Rod Taylor, Darleen Carr, Andrew Stevens
Wagon Train (1957-65)
(reruns syndicated as "Trailmaster")
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Louis H. Allgood, Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox, James Beer

references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

Leslie Halliwell's Television Companion

Wagon Train (season 1) (NBC) (1957-1958) (60 min)(bw) Ward Bond, Robert Horton
Wagon Train (season 2) (NBC) (1958-1959) (60 min)(bw) Ward Bond, Robert Horton
Wagon Train (season 3) (NBC) (1959-1960) (60 min)(bw) Ward Bond, Robert Horton
Wagon Train (season 4) (NBC) (1960-1961) (60 min)(bw) Ward Bond, Robert Horton
Wagon Train (season 5) (NBC) (1961-1962) (60 min)(bw) Ward Bond/ John McIntire, Robert Horton
Wagon Train (season 6) (ABC) (1962-1963)  (60 min)(bw) John McIntire
Wagon Train (season 7) (ABC) (1963-1964) (90 min)(color) John McIntire, Robert Fuller
Wagon Train (season 8) (ABC) (1964-1965) (60 min)(bw) John McIntire, Robert Fuller

Revue Studios/ MCA tv Exclusive Distributors
for
NBC (1957-62)(Wednesdays 7:30pm EST)
ABC (1962-63) (Wednesdays 7:30 pm EST) (60min)
ABC (1963-64) (Mondays 8:30 - 10:00 pm EST (90 min)
ABC (1964-65) (Sundays 7:30 pm EST (60.min)
Produced by
Howard Christie

US Western series 1957-65 total 284 episodes:-
seasons 1-6 226 eps x 60m bw
season 7 1963-64 32 eps x 90m color
season 8 1964-65 26 eps x 60m bw

Many season 3 episodes (1959-60) aired in UK a couple of days before
they were shown in the USA
starring
Ward Bond as Major Seth Adams (wagonmaster) (1957-61) (18Sep57-08Mar61)
Robert Horton as Flint McCullough (scout) (1957-62) (18Sep57-end season 5)

Frank McGrath as Charlie Wooster (cook) (1957-65) 9/18/57 to end of series 5/2/65
Terry Wilson as Bill Hawks (scout) (1957-65) 1960 - end of series 5/2/65

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John McIntire as Chris Hale (1961-65)
(Wagonmaster after death of Ward Bond) 3/15/61-end of series 5/2/65
Robert Fuller as Cooper Smith (scout) (1963-65)(90-minute color episodes)
(in one episode they mentioned that his full name was James Fennimore Cooper Smith)
1963/64 season to end of series
Denny "Scott" Miller as Duke Shannon (Scout) (1961-64) 4/26/61 through 1963/64 season
Michael Burns as Barnaby West (1963-65) 6/3/63 to end

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Directors Included:
Richard Bartlett,Earl Bellamy,Tay Garnett, R.G. Springsteen, Virgil W. Vogel, William Witney [SC]
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Writers Included:
Gene L. Coon, John Mc Greevey, Norman Jolley, Dwight Newton, Aaron Spelling, Leo Townsend [SC]
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Stunts:
Paul Baxley, John Day, Fred Graham, Carol Henry, Ted Mapes, Boyd 'Red'Morgan,
Ronnie Rondell, Dale Van Sickel, Jesse Wayne, Henry Wills, Terry Wilson [SC]
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Locations Included:
Iverson Ranch, Republic Backlot And Western Street, Red Rock Canyon,
Cantil, California, Thousand Oaks, California [SC]
Universal Studios lot and western street, the series was filmed there in seasons 3-8. [JB]
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"Wagon Train" theme song"
(later episodes used a different-instrumental theme)
Roll along Wagon Train.

Rollin over prairie where there ainít no grass,
Rollin over mountain where there ainít no pass.
Sittin on a board eye in the weather,
Prayin to the Lord we stay together
Side by side on the Wagon Train.

 Roll along Wagon Train.

Pickin up a passenger in every town,
Wonderin if heís ever gonna shoot you down.
Lookin for a pal, ainít it a pity,
Lookin for a gal, neednít be pretty
If sheíll ride on the Wagon Train.
Wagons ho!

Gotta keep em on the run.
Time to go! And follow the sun.
Roll along Wagon Train.

Never had a cabin near a general store,
Only had a wagon and a forty four.
Sittin on a board. Eyein the weather
Prayin to the Lord we stay together
Side by side on the Wagon Train.

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