CTVA US Western - "Wagon Train" (NBC) Season 1 (1957-58)

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Season 1 (NBC) (1957-58)
(60 min) (b-w)
Starring Ward Bond & Robert Horton

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  James Beer
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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39 hour-long episodes b&w
NBC Wednesdays 7:30 pm Eastern
starring
Ward Bond as Major Seth Adams - Wagonmaster

Robert Horton as Flint McCullough - Scout
Frank McGrath as Charlie Wooster - Cook
Terry Wilson as Bill Hawks

1.1 [--] Wagon Train:
THE WILLY MORAN STORY
18-Sep-1957 NBC Wed
written by William Fay & William R. Cox
Directed by Herschel Daughtery
Tonight Starring: Ward Bond.
Guest Cast:
Ernest Borgnine ............. Willy Moran
Marjorie Lord ............... Mary Palmer
Beverly Washburn ............ Susan
Andrew Duggan ............... Brady
Donald Randolph ............. Robinson
Richard Hale ................ Palmer
John Harmon ................. Fabor
Michael Winkelman ........... Ben
Synopsis:
Seth Adams rescues a man from a street brawl and is surprised to find that he is Willy Moran, under whom Adams served
in the Civil War. Moran, once a great fighter, is now an alcoholic, unable to fight or to earn an honest living.
Adams offers Moran a job with the wagon train, but warns him to stay away from the liquor during the trip. a widow
traveling with the train is attracted to Moran and tries to help him. She is confindent that Moran has conquered his
craving for liquor, even though the other members of the wagon train try to tell her otherwise. [JB]

1.2 [--] Wagon Train:
THE JEAN LEBEC STORY
25-Sep-1957 NBC Wed
Written by Dwight Newton and Boris Ingster
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Tonight Starring: Robert Horton
Guest Cast:
Ricardo Montalban ........... Jean LeBec
Joanna Moore ................ Mary Clairborne
Grant Withers ............... Mark Hammond
Bill Phipps ................. Bill Hammond
Synopsis:
A young aristrocrat from New Orleans is asked by a family friend to escort his daughter to San Francisco. LeBec and
the girl join the wagon train. [JB]

1.3 [--] Wagon Train:
THE JOHN CAMERON STORY
02-Oct-1957 NBC Wed
Written by E. Jack Neuman
Directed by george waGGner
Tonight Starring: Ward Bond & Robert Horton
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Carolyn Jones ............... Julie Cameron
Michael Rennie .............. John Cameron
Claude Akins ................ Rich Hacker
William Boyett .............. Frank Hacker
Jack Elam ................... Charlie Otis
Ted Mapes ................... Paul Hacker
Francis McDonald ............ Trapper/ Squawman
Henry Wills (no info)
Ronald Foster (no info)
Synopsis:
John Cameron and his pretty wife start the westward trek in hopes of beginning a new life. Cameron's wife Julie
promises to settle down and give up her flirtatious ways. But when three Tacker brothers join the wagon train in
Kansas City, Julie gives them their undivided attention. Convinced that Cameron is a wealthy man, the three men
decide to kidnap Julie and hold her for ransom. [JB]

1.4 [--] Wagon Train:
THE RUTH OWENS STORY
09-Oct-1957 NBC Wed
Written by Robert E. Thompson
Directed by Robert Florey
Tonight Starring: Ward Bond
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Shelley Winters ............ Ruth Owens
Dean Stockwell ............. Jimmy Owens
Kent Smith ................. Paul
Synopsis:
Ruth Owens' brother kills a man for making a deragatory remark about her, and learns that what the man said was true. [JB]
(Delayed broadcast, Tue 30Mar 65 KTWO-2 (All Networks) Casper, WY 2:30 p.m. MST)

1.5 [--] Wagon Train:
THE LES RAND STORY
16-Oct-1957 NBC Wed
written by Robert Florey
Tonight Starring: Robert Horton
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Sterling Hayden ........... Les Rand
Sallie Brophy ............. Evie
Eduard Franz .............. Dr. Rand
Eugene Martin
Ray Teal
Linda Watkins
John Dierkes
Russell Thorson
Ted Mapes
James Philbrook
Shooting Star
Synopsis:
Les Rand is released from prison after serving seven years for murder. He returns to his small hometown in the midwest
to avenge the death of his bride. [JB]
(Wed 16Oct 57 8:30 p.m. CDT NBC WTMJ-4 Milwaukee, WI, WLUK-11 Green Bay, WI, WMTV-33 Madison, WI)

1.6 [--] Wagon Train:
THE NELS STACK STORY (NELSON STACK)
23-Oct-1957 NBC Wed
Teleplay by John Dunkel, Story by Lester Dent
Directed by Don Weis
Tonight Starring: Ward Bond & Robert Horton
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Mark Stevens ............. Nels Stack
Joanne Dru ............... Laura Collins
Kevin Hagen .............. Claymore
John Day ................. Cory,
Irene Corlett ............ Mrs. Hawks,
Charles Stevens .......... Old Indian,
Tom Seldon ............... Cavalry Sergeant
Dale Van Sickel .......... Hamilton.
Bill Rae ?
Synopsis:
Nels Stack, on his way to California, is a quiet and unassuming man. But his mild manner leads the other travellers
into calling him a coward. He succeeds in antagonizing them even further by befriending an Indian. [JB]

1.7 [--] Wagon Train:
THE EMILY ROSSITER STORY
30-Oct-1957 NBC Wed
Directed By Stanley Lanfield [SC]
Teleplay By Louis Peterson and Richard Collins/ Story By Boris Ingster [SC]
Guest Cast:
Mercedes McCambridge ..... Emily Rossiter
Susan Oliver ............ Judy
John Dehner ............. Ned Rossiter
Bill Phipps ............. Hank
Robert McQueeney ........ Si
Irene Corlett ........... Mrs. Hathaway
Frank DeKova
Widow Emily Rossiter wants to remarry, so she can provide a home for her young daughter Judy. Her second husband
is a ruthless leader of a bandits who rob the wagon train of a California land deed. [JB]
(Delayed rerun broadcast,Fri 2Apr 65 KTWO-2 (All Networks) Casper, WY 2:30 p.m. MST)

1.8 [--] Wagon Train:
THE JOHN DARRO STORY
06-Nov-1957 NBC Wed
written by Adrian Spies
directed by Mark Stevens
Guest Cast:
Eddie Albert ............ John Darro
Margo ................... Aline Darro
Kim Charney ............. the Son
Edgar Buchanan .......... the Tramp
Don Durant .............. Lucas
Malcolm Atterbury
Irene Corlett
Norman Leavitt
Ellen Hardies
John and Aline Darro are on their way west on the wagon train with their son. The boy keeps singing a ballad about
a wagonmaster who deserted his train during an Indian attack. Darro and his wife are trying to keep part of Darro's
past from their son, but a tramp comes along and threatens to expose John Darro's secret
to his son. [JB]

1.9 [--] Wagon Train:
THE CHARLES AVERY STORY
13-Nov-1957 NBC Wed (Rerun 20Aug58 NBC Wed)
written by Aaron Spelling
directed by Bernard Girard
Guest Cast:
Farley Granger .......... Charles Avery
Chuck Connors ........... Sumpter
Susan Kohner ............ the Chief's Daughter
Bing Russell ............ Cullen
Mack Williams ........... Major Forbes
Nico Minardos ........... Big Bear
Henry Brandon ........... Running Horse
Abel Fernandez .......... Choya
Charles Avery, an officer in the Union Army, is assigned to deliver a peace treaty to a formerly hostile Indian chief.
Accompanying him are the chief's daughter and frontier scout Flint McCullough. [JB]

1.10 [--] Wagon Train:
THE MARY HALSTEAD STORY
20-Nov-1957 NBC Wed
Written by Robert E. Thompson & Leo Lieberman
Directed by Justin Addiss
Guest Cast:
Agnes Moorehead ....... Mary Halstead
Tom Laughlin .......... the Laramie Kid
Vaughn Taylor ......... James Ferguson
Tom Pittman ........... Tom
Walter Coy ............ Tracy
Gregg Palmer .......... Groton
Jack Lambert .......... Creegar
Robert Patten ......... Kermir
Mary Halstead is prodded by her guilty conscience to find her son she deserted years before. She joins the
wagon train to search for him. On its way West, the train picks up a wounded bandit who killed an outlaw leader
in a skirmish with bandits. [JB]r

1.11 [--] Wagon Train:
THE ZEKE THOMAS STORY
27-Nov-1957 NBC Wed
Written by Halsted Welles
Directed by John Brahm
Guest Cast:
Gary Merrill .......... Zeke Thomas
Janice Rule ........... Maggie Thomas
K.T. Stevens .......... Violet Thomas
Harold J. Stone ....... Mayor Tucker
Denver Pyle ........... Bragg
Frances Morris
Kathleen O' Malley
Donald Towers
Jack Henderson
Mike Steen
The wagon train is running low on water, and Flint McCullough and Zeke Thomas come upon a town that was just
built recently around a water spring. The town's mayor is charging an exorbitant price for the water, and that
irritates Major Adams. While in town, Zeke, who's travelling west with his young wife Maggie, finds that his
first wife, Violet, whom he thought had died, is still very much alive. [JB]

1.12 [--] Wagon Train:
THE RILEY GRATTON STORY
04-Dec-1957 NBC Wed (Rerun 6Aug58 NBC Wed)
Written by William Fay
Directed by John Brahm
Guest Cast:
Guy Madison ................... Riley Gratton
Karen Steele .................. Sarah Dawson
Jeannie Carson ................ Dance Hall Girl
James Westerfield ............. McSorley
Gregory Walcott ............... John Dawson
Gregg Palmer .................. Paul Dawson
Malcolm Atterbury ............. Bixby
Sammy Ogg
Juney Ellis
Ken Lynch
Raymond Guth
Jim Hayward
Dirk Evans
Larry Blake
A con man sells worthless land to immigrants aboard the wagon train. Only after the handsome young man slips out of
camp does wagonmaster Seth Adams realize what's happened, and he sets out to recover the money. [JB]


1.13 [--] Wagon Train:
THE CLARA BEAUCHAMP STORY
11-Dec-1957 NBC Wed
Teleplay by Winston Miller, Story by William Leicester
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest Cast:
Nina Foch ..................... Clara Beauchamp
Shepperd Strudwick ............ Col. Beauchamp
Richard Garland ............... Pearson
Robert Swan ................... Corporal
Irene Windust ................. Mrs. Hawks
Ellen Hatdies ................. Mrs. Bixby
Robert Roark .................. Orderly
John Merrick .................. Sergeant
Monte Blue .................... Indian Chief
Mike Ragan .................... Soldiers
Will White .................... Soldiers
The wife of a frontier-fort commander longs to be back among her Eastern society friends. Her husband, Cololel Beauchamp,
invites an Indian chief to the fort. His wife insults the chief, making war inevitable. Her plan is that her husband will
win the battle and be sent back East for a promotion. [JB]

1.14 [--] Wagon Train:
THE JULIA GAGE STORY
18-Dec-1957 NBC Wed (rerun 13Aug58)(rerun Wed 31Mar65 ABCdaytime under "Trailmaster")
Written by Aaron Spelling
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Guest cast:
Anne Jeffreys ......... Julia Gage
Robert Sterling ....... Tobe Cannon
Esther Dale ........... Grandma
James Komack .......... Buck
Don Megowan ........... Jess
Malcolm Atterbury ?
Ellen Hardies ?
Irene Windust ?
Ronald Foster ?
Synopsis:
An independent girl on the wagon train to California, refuses to admit she needs a man's help to drive her wagon. [RF]
Synopsis:
Julia Gage, an independent young lady, won't admit that she needs a man's help to drive her wagon. [JB]

1.15 [--] Wagon Train:
THE CLIFF GRUNDY STORY
25-Dec-1957 NBC Wed
Directed By George Waggner [SC]
Written By Aaron Spelling [SC]
Guest Cast: [SC]
Dan Duryea ............ Cliff Grundy
Russell Johnson ....... Craig Manson
Harry Harvey,Jr ....... Millard
Don Durant ............ The Man
Fred Graham ........... The Bartender
A passenger with the wagon train, Cliff Grundy, is trampled in a buffalo stampede, and is believed to be mortally
wounded. Scout Flint McCullough stays behind with the dying man. Another passenger who volunteers to stay behind
with Grundy to learn about the location of a gold mine. [JB]

1.16 [--] Wagon Train:
THE LUKE O'MALLEY STORY
01-Jan-1958 NBC Wed
Written by William Fay
Directed Mark Stevens
Guest Cast:
Keenan Wynn ........... Luke O'Malley
Cesar Romero .......... Dan
Mary Murphy ........... Martha
Reba Waters ........... Kate
Synopsis:
A gambler, fleeing from a notorious Mexican bandit, disguises himself as a parson and joins the wagon train. He deceives
the leader Seth Adams for a while, but later his masquerade is discovered. In vain, he tries to covince the members of
the train that he is not a member of the Mexicans' band. [JB]
(Delayed rerun broadcast Sun 14Sep 58 WKBT-8 LaCrosse, WI 4 p.m. CDT)

1.17 [--] Wagon Train:
THE JESSE COWAN STORY
08-Jan-1958 NBC Wed (rebroadcast 03Sep58)
written by Dwight Newton
directed by Sidney Lanfield
Guest cast:
George Montgomery ..... Jesse Cowan
Olive Carey ........... Dorcas Beal
Lee Van Cleef ......... Rufe Beal
James Burke ........... Ansel Beal
Jeanne Bates .......... Laura Beal
Malcolm Atterbury ..... Bixby
Penny Edwards ......... Sally Jo Beal
Norman Leavitt ........ Wilk Beal
Mort Mills ............ Bob Cowan
Clarence Straight ..... Troy Cowan
Synopsis:
A Civil War veteran rides out after the wagon train to revenge
himself on the people he holds responsible for the death of his parents. [RF]

1.18 [--] Wagon Train:
THE GABE CARSWELL STORY
15-Jan-1958 NBC Wed
written by John Dunkel
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest Cast:
James Whitmore ........ Gabe Carswell
Scott Marlowe ......... Jess Carswell
Thomas B. Henry ....... Yellow Bear
Norman Willis ......... Wilkes
Sondra Rodgers ........ Mrs. Wilkes
Voorheis J. Ardoin
Tharon Crigler
Frank de Kova
Synopsis:
An old Indian scout and trapper gives all his affection to his bitter
half-indian son who hates all white men. [JBeer]
(Sunday, Feb. 2, 1958, 3 p.m. WKBT-8, LaCrosse, WI)

1.19 [--] Wagon Train:
THE HONORABLE DON CHARLIE STORY
Written by Oscar Millard
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Cesar Romero .......... Don Charlie
Virginia Crane ........ Tottie Crane
Diane Brewster ........ Julie Wharton
Lela Bliss ............ Aunt Molly
Ray Kellogg ........... Big Frank
Ken Christy ........... Storekeeper
Jack Lomas ............ Bartender
Hal Baylor
During a stopover at Adobe Flats, Wagonmaster Seth Adams suspects trouble when a local Lothario focuses his
attention on Julie Wharton, a young lady travelling on the wagon train to San Francisco. [JB]

1.20 [--] Wagon Train:
THE DORA GRAY STORY
29-Jan-1958 NBC Wed (rerun Friday 2Apr65 ABC)
written by E. Jack Neuman
directed by Arnold Laven
Guest cast:
Linda Darnell ......... Dora Gray
Mike Connors .......... Lt. Miles Borden
John Carradine ........ Doc Lockridge
Tyler McVey ........... Colonel
Dan Blocker ........... Sgt. Broderick (IMDB)
*Guinn Williams ........ Sgt. Roderick (TvGuide)
X. Brands ............. Little Horse
Craig Duncan .......... Second Private
Richard James ......... Private
Sandy Sanders ......... Corporal
Milan Smith ........... Indian Warrior
Synopsis:
Flint McCullough runs across the ruins of a farmhouse which has been attacked by Indians. He learns that the inhabitants
have been killed with bullets and not arrows and decides to scout ahead of the wagon train. Then he runs into a man named
Doc who is traveling with a girl. He soon learns that Doc is the illegal gun runner he has been seeking.[RF/JBeer]
(Tuesday, February 4, 1958, 10:30 p.m. CST WEAU-13, Eau Claire, WI)

1.21 [--] Wagon Train:
THE ANNIE MACGREGOR STORY
05-Feb-1958 NBC Wed
Written by Frank W. Marshall
Directed by Mark Stevens
Guest cast:
Jeannie Carson ......... Annie MacGregor
Kevin Hagen ............ Claymore
Isaac Jones ............ Indian
Richard Long ........... Jason
Thurl Ravenscroft ...... Maxwell Smith
Chet Stratton .......... Hamish
Tudor Owen ............. Angus MacGregor
*
William Lee ............ Singers
Maxwell Smith .......... Singers
Robert Stevens ......... Singers
Thurl Ravenscroft ...... Singers
Ralph Reed
Synopsis:
A band of Scottish settlers traveling with the wagon train cause conflict with the other members by playing their
bagpipes and practicing their country's customs. A further conflict develops when the clan chief's daughter falls
in love with an American settler, also traveling west. [RF/JBeer]
(Wed. Feb5 58 KSTP-5 St.Paul-Minneapolis, MN, KWWL-7 Waterloo, IA, KROC-10 Rochester, MN.)

1.22 [--] Wagon Train:
THE BILL TAWNEE STORY
12-Feb-1958 NBC Wed
Written by Rik Vollaerts & Dwight Newton
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Macdonald Carey ....... Bill Tawnee
Joy Page .............. Leeana
Morgan Woodward ....... Laverty
Dee Pollock ........... Steve Barry
John Mitchum .......... Norden
Edith Evanson ......... Mrs. Kirk
Frank Cady ............ George Barry
A Sioux Indian who fought in the Civil War, is travelling with the wagon train. The other people are afraid
of the Indian, and when wagonmaster Seth Adams defends his passenger, the settlers begin agitating to have
a new wagonmaster. [JB]

[--] 19-Feb-1958 NBC Wed - "Wagon Train" preempted for
"Shirley Temple's Storybook Theater" episode "The Nightingale".

1.23 [--] Wagon Train:
THE MARK HANFORD STORY
26-Feb-1958 NBC Wed
Written by Turnley Walker
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest Cast:
Tom Tryon ............. Mark Hanford
Onslow Stevens ........ Jack Hanford
Kathleen Crowley ...... Ann Jamison
I. Stanford Jolley .... Martin
Paul Fix .............. Jake
Perry Ivins ........... Lawyer
Steven Ritch .......... Running Bear
Susan White ........... Melissa
Frances Morris ........ Mother
Charles Stevens ....... Medicine Man
Synopsis:
Young Mark Hanford rides out to meet the wagon train, which is carrying a young woman who has come from the
east to meet his father. Bitter at his father's betrayal of his dead Indian mother, Mark seeks revenge. [JB]

1.24 [--] Wagon Train:
THE BERNAL SIERRA STORY
12-Mar-1958 NBC Wed
Written by Richard Maibaum
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Gilbert Roland ........ Bernal Sierra
Charlita Regis ........ Perdita
Louis Jean Heydt ...... Casey
James Dobson .......... Art
Lane Bradford ......... Hughie
Dorothy Adams ......... Lorrie
Don Beddoe
Gilbert Frye
Synopsis:
Bernal Sierra, a follower of Juarez, joins the wagon train on his way West. He is searchin for two thieves who
murdered a guard and stole a large cache of gold needed for Juarez' fight for freedom. Sierra recognizes the
thieves among the passengers on the wagon train. [JB]

1.25 [--] Wagon Train:
THE MARIE DUPREE STORY
19-Mar-1958 NBC Wed (Rerun Monday 29Mar65 ABC)
1.25 "The Marie Dupree Story"
Written by Harry Brown
Directed by Richard Bartlett
Guest Cast:
Debra Paget ........... Marie Dupree
Nick Adams ............ Tonio
Robert Lowery ......... Bill Howard
Raymond Greenleaf ..... Dupree
Nicky Blair ........... Joe
Grazia Natcisco ....... Mrs. Caserti
Synopsis:
Flirtatious Marie Dupree turns her attentions to Tonio, a young Sicillian immigrant. [JB]

1.26 [--] Wagon Train: A MAN CALLED HORSE
26-Mar-1958 NBC Wed
Teleplay By Leo Townsend/ Story By Dorothy Johnson [SC]
directed by Sidney Lanfield
Guest cast:
Ralph Meeker .......... Horse
Joan Taylor ........... Bright Star
Celia Lovsky .......... Old Woman
Anthony E. Numkena .... Little Hunter
Michael Pate .......... Yellow Robe
Jorie Wyler ........... Lucinda Lorimer (or Rising Sun?)
(Jacqueline Mayo as Lucinda?)
Beulah Archuletta ..... Crow Squaw
Owen Cunningham ....... Ben the Storekeeper (or Lorimer?)
William Riggs
*
Edgar Dearing ?
Bill Hale ?
Bernie Gozier ?
Synopsis:
Seth Adams encounters a white man garbed in Indian's clothing
who goes by the name of Horse. Seth is curious about the man's
background, and his unusual story. [RF]

1.27 [--] Wagon Train: THE SARAH DRUMMOND STORY
*Note: Listed in Halliwell's as "The Jeb Drummond Story"
02-Apr-1958 NBC Wed
written by Rudy Makout & Lester Burke
directed by Richard Bartlett
Guest cast:
June Lockhart ......... Sarah Drummond
Gene Evans ............ Jeb Drummond
William Talman ........ Walt Archer
Debbie Hengen ......... Molly Archer
Claudia Drake ......... Squaw
Synopsis:
Flint McCullough seeks lodging in the home of Jeb and Sarah
Drummond, and becomes involved in a bitter feud with their
bigoted neighbors. [RF]
*Note: Listed in Halliwell's as "The Jeb Drummond Story" and in TV Guide as "The Sarah Drummond Story". [RF]

1.28 [--] Wagon Train: THE SALLLY POTTER STORY
09Apr58 NBC Wed (rerun Tuesday 30Mar65 ABC)
Produced by Richard Lewis
Written by Frank and Doris Hursley
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Jocelyn Brando ................ Millie Bennett
Lyle Bettger .................. Joe Trumbull
Vanessa Brown ................. Sally Potter
Brad Dexter ................... Billings
Johnny Crawford ............... Jimmy Bennett
Martin Milner ................. Matt Trumbull
King Donovan .................. Henry Bennett
Larry Thor .................... Sergeant
Synopsis:
The story of the impact which a young, beautiful and worldly woman has on the wagon train, and her effect on the lives
of a bitter father and his rebellious son. At first these three seemed doomed to tragedy, but a stroke of fate brings
happiness. (UK airdate: 12Oct58 ITV Granada Mon 8:30 pm)
Synopsis:
Sally Potter, a lovely newcomer to the wagon train, is causing trouble between Joe Trumbull and his nephew Matt.[JB]

1.29 [--] Wagon Train: THE DANIEL BARRISTER STORY
16-Apr-1958 NBC Wed
Written by Norman Jolley
Directed by Richard Bartlett
Guest Cast:
Charles Bickford ...... Daniel Barrister
Roger Smith ........... Dr. Peter Culver
Peg Hillias ........... Jenny Barrister
Allan Lane ............ Mr. Miller
Kay Cousins ........... Mrs. Miller
Sarah Selby ........... Mrs. Snyder
Arthur Space .......... Guard
Anthony Lawrence ...... Man
Synopsis:
When Daniel Barrister' wife is critically injured in an accident, he refuses medical help for her, except for prayer.
Finally, when the woman asks for a doctor, McCullough rides out to find one. [JB]

1.30 [--] Wagon Train: THE MAJOR ADAMS STORY: Part 1
23-Apr-1958 NBC Wed
written by Frank W. Marshall
directed by Mark Stevens
Guest cast:
Virginia Grey ......... Ranie Douglas
Douglas Kennedy ....... Col. Hillary
Irene Windust ......... Mrs. Hawks
Ben Morris ............ Walt Bradley
Kay Stewart ........... Mary Bradley
Craig Duncan .......... Thompson
Renny McEvoy .......... Clerk
Bob Bryant ............ Soldier
Synopsis:
After many years Seth meets his first love again when she joins his wagon train heading for Arizona. Seth and Ranie
had been in love, but before they could be married, he left to fight in the Civil War. Believing that Seth had been
killed, Ranie married another. [RF]

1.31 [--] Wagon Train: THE MAJOR ADAMS STORY: Part 2
30-Apr-1958 NBC Wed
written by Frank W. Marshall
directed by Mark Stevens
Guest cast:
Virginia Grey ......... Ranie
Douglas Kennedy ....... Col. Hillery
Irene Windust ......... Mrs. Hawks
Ben Morris ............ Walt Bradley
Kay Stewart ........... Mary Bradley
Craig Duncan .......... Thompson
Renny McEvoy .......... Clerk
Bob Bryant ............ Soldier
Synopsis:
Learning that his sweetheart Ranie Webster has married someone else during the Civil War, Seth Adams decides to
become head of a wagon train. It is some years later that Ranie, now widowed, joins the wagon train and they are
reunited. Seth is eager to begin his life again with Ranie, but she is reluctant. [JB]

1.32 [--] Wagon Train: THE CHARLES MAURY STORY
07-May-1958 NBC Wed
Written by Robert Yale Libott
Directed by Allen Miner
Guest Cast:
Charles Drake ......... Charles Maury
Wanda Hendrix ......... Juliette Creston
George Keymas ......... Luke Goslett
House Peters, Jr. ..... Matt Goslett
Steve Rowland ......... Tom Rainey
Frieda Inescort ....... Aunt 'Toinette
Synopsis:
Adams is relieved when a group of Union soldiers join the wagon train. [JB]
(Synd. rerun Sun 31Jan 71 WLUK-11 (ABC) Green Bay, WI 10:30 p.m. CST)

1.33 [--] Wagon Train: THE DAN HOGAN STORY
14-May-1958 NBC Wed
written by William Fay
directed by Richard Bartlett
Guest Cast:
Jock Mahoney .......... Dan Hogan
John Larch ............ Hyman Ranse
Judith Ames ........... Mary Hogan
Richard Cutting ....... Dr. Quade
Tom Greenway .......... Marshal
Nestor Paiva
Simon Scott
Robert Karnes
Buddy Baer
John Merrick
Dana Dillaway
Tim Graham
Synopsis:
The wagon train stops in the town of Sweet Sabbath. Wagonmaster Seth Adams recognizes a man, Dan Hogan as a fighter
he once managed. Hogan has turned down the job of deputy sheriff, as he refuses to wear a gun. Later in a barroom brawl,
he knocks down a bully, who later threatens his life. [JB]

1.34 [--] Wagon Train: THE RUTTLEDGE MUNROE STORY
21-May-1958 NBC Wed
written by Norman Jolley
directed by Richard Bartlett
Guest cast:
John Drew Barrymore... Ruttledge Munroe
Mala Powers .......... Ruth Hadley
Helen Brown .......... Mrs. Mitchell
George Eldredge ...... Mr. Mitchell
Jack Grinnage ........ Guard
Tom Monroe ........... Henshaw
William Tannen ....... Masters
Synopsis:
Seth Adams takes young Ruttledge Munroe into the wagon train when he learns that the youth has lost his horse.
After Munroe shoots down two men attempting to rob the train, he offers to give protection to young passenger
Ruth Hadley and her baby. But Ruth is terrified of Munroe. [RF]

1.35 [--] Wagon Train: THE REX MONTANA STORY
28-May-1958 NBC Wed
Written by Warren Wilson
Directed Jesse Hibbs
Guest cast:
Forrest Tucker ........ Rex Montana
James Dunn ............ Clyde Winslow
Kristine Miller ....... Milly
Joe Vitale ............ Shanwaukee
Maggie Mahoney ........ Loaitha
Peter Whitney ......... Rodney
Butch Bernard ......... Timmy
Myron Healey .......... Bill
Frank Scannell ........ Griff
Ralph Reed ............ Young Man
Rodd Redwing .......... Tahzan
Norma DeHaan
Synopsis:
Western hero Rex Montana and his Wild West Show joins the wagon train. Montana has a reputation for bravery, but Seth
and Flint soon have reason to suspect that Montana can't live up to his reputation. [JB]

1.36 [--] Wagon Train: THE CASSIE TANNER STORY
04-Jun-1958 NBC Wed
Written by Paul Savage
Directed by Mark Stevens
Guest cast:
Marjorie Main ......... Cassie Tanner
George Chandler ....... Clee McMasters
Harry Hines ........... Obie Harper
Synopsis:
Flint McCullough rescues Cassie Tanner, a rough, stubborn, woman from an Indian attack. He brings her back with him
to the wagon train, where once she sets her eyes on Major Adams, Cassie decides that he's the man for her, but the
train is badly in need of extra horses, so Seth sends her away to find those horses. [JB]

1.37 [--] Wagon Train: THE JOHN WILBOT STORY
11-Jun-1958 NBC Wed
written by Richard Maibaum
directed by Mark Stevens
Guest cast:
Dane Clark ........... John Wilbot
Robert Vaughn......... Roy Pelham
Audrey Dalton ........ Harriet Field
Tyler McVey .......... Thaddeus Field
Virginia Aldridge .... Amy Broxton
Tharon Crigler ....... Henrietta Broxton
Roy Engel ............ Broxton
Orville Sherman ...... Arthur Pelham
Synopsis:
In an attempt to settle an argument about who works harder, Flint McCullough and Seth Adams temporarily switch jobs.
During the trip, Flint has to appease the members of the wagon train when an ardent abolitionist violently accuses a
limping schoolmaster of being John Wilkes Booth - the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. [RF]

1.38 [--] Wagon Train: THE MONTE BRITTON STORY
18Jun58 NBC Wed
Written by Thomas Thompson
Directed by Mark Stevens
Guest Cast
Ray Danton ............. Monte Britton
Mona Freeman ........... Betty Britton
John Hoyt .............. The Rev. Sumpter
Claude Akins ........... Garth Redmond
Walter Woolf King .... Maj. Clinton
Synopsis 1:
Short of water in the Nevada desert, the wagon train's hopes are centred on Crystal Wells, the last waterhole in
the area. But Flint discovers that it is poisoned. Someone must go the Fort Paiute for water. Monte Britton knows the
country, but the fort is the last place he wants to visit. (UK airdate: 22Dec58 ITV Mon 8:30 pm)
Synopsis 2:
Seth Adams sends Flint McCullough ahead of the wagon train to find a water hole because the train's water supply is
diminishing rapidly. When Adams finally catches up with Flint, he finds the young man ill and delirious, and the water
hole poisoned. The last hope is a nearby army camp, but when Seth approaches the only man with the train who
knows the location of the camp, he refuses to go for help. [RF]

1.39 [--] Wagon Train: THE SACRAMENTO STORY
25-Jun-1958 NBC Wed
written by Thomas Thompson
directed by Richard Bartlett
Guest cast:
Dan Duryea ............ Cliff Grundy
Linda Darnell ......... Dora Gray Fogelberry
Margaret O'Brien ...... Julie Revere
Reed Hadley ........... Mort Galvin
Marjorie Main ......... Cassie Turner
Harvey Stephens ....... Maxwell Revere
George Chandler ....... Cleveland 'Clee' McMasters
Roscoe Ates ........... Placer Peter, Old Timer
Robert Keys ........... First Thug
Pete Dunn ............. Second Thug
Betty Utey ............ Saloon Girl
Synopsis:
Major Adams, Flint McCullough and the wagon train reach their final destination, Sacramento, California. Flint accompanies
ailing Maxwell Revere and his daughter Julie, who have traveled from the east to locate the ranch Revere bought five years
ago and will see the for the first time. [RF]

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