CTVA US Western - "Wagon Train" (ABC) Season 8 (1964-65)

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Season 8 (ABC) (1964-65)
(60 min) (b-w)
Starring John McIntire & Robert Fuller

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

############### Wagon Train ################
############# season 8 1964-65 ###############
########## 60 min black and white ############
(final season)
26 episodes ABC Sundays 7:30-8:30 pm
The series returns to hour long format and black and white for its final season

Executive Producer Howard Christie (season 8)
Produced by Frederick Shorr (season 8, most episodes)
starring
John McIntire as Chris Hale - Wagonmaster
Robert Fuller as Cooper Smith - Scout
Frank McGrath as Charlie Wooster - Cook
Terry Wilson as Bill Hawks
Michael Burns as Barnaby West

8.01 [259] Wagon Train:
THE HIDE HUNTERS (60 min. slot)(bw)
20-Sep-1964 ABC Sun (Rerun 9May65 ABC)
Written by John McGreevey
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Music: Van Cleave
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Chris Robinson ................ Gib Ryker
Morgan Woodward ............... Zach Ryker
Charla Doherty ................ Samantha
Ted White ..................... Cougar
Mickey Finn ................... Barbu
Synopsis:
Cooper and Barnaby set out to stalk buffalo with a group of hide hunters, one of whom takes delight
in taunting young Barnaby. [JB]

8.02 [260] Wagon Train:
THE BOB STUART STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
27-Sep-1964 ABC Sun
Written by Calvin Clements
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Music: Hans Salter
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Robert Ryan ........... Bob Stuart
Vera Miles ............ Janice Stuart
Tommy Sands ........... Keith Lance
Andrew Prine .......... Felix Colton
Bill Smith ............ Thomas Lance
Stacy Harris .......... Sheriff
Synopsis:
Ex-lawman Bob Stuart gets into a fight on his wedding day with an old enemy. [JB]

8.03 [261] Wagon Train:
THE JOHN GILLMAN STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
04-Oct-1964 ABC Sun
Written by Calvin Clements
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Music: Sidney Fine
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Bobby Darin ........... John Gillman
Betsy Hale ............ Abigail
Whit Bissell .......... Moore
Virginia Gregg ........ Miss Roberts
James McCallion ....... Gorman
Elisabeth Fraser ...... Mrs. Gorman
Scott Lane ............ Erwin
Sally Smith ........... Delta
Steve Condit .......... Ronald
Boyd “Red” Morgan ..... Frank
Kenneth Weatherwax .... Stout Boy
Synopsis:
Embittered outlaw John Gillman doesn't want any friends, but like it or not he has one, an orphan girl named Abigail. [JB]

8.04 [262] Wagon Train: THE RACE TOWN STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
11Oct64 ABC Sun
Written by Calvin Clements
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c.
Starring:
John McIntire (Hale), Robert Fuller (Cooper), Michael Burns (Barnaby)
Guest Cast:
Dan Duryea ............ Sam Rice
Cheryl Holdridge ...... Annabelle
Allyson Ames .......... Julie
Hal Needham ........... Digger
Joseph Mell ........... Wheelman
Jan Arvan ............. Dealer
Murray Alper .......... Pitchman
Loyal T. Lucas ........ Miner
Louis Quinn ........... Trinket Seller
Synopsis:
Cooper and Barnaby escort young Annabelle to Sam Race's tent city of honky tonks and con games,
where Annabelle is dismayed to learn thatRace hired her as a saloon girl - not as an entertainer. [TA]

8.05 [263] Wagon Train:
THE BARBARA LINDQUIST STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
18-Oct-1964 ABC Sun
Written by Meyer Dolinsky
Directed by R.G. Springsteen
Music: Lalo Schifrin
Director of Photography: Ray Rennahan, a.s.c.
Starring: Robert Fuller (Cooper), Frank McGrath (Wooster)
Guest Cast:
Dana Wynter ........... Barbara Lindquist
G.B. Atwater .......... Frazer
Walter Woolf King ..... Ed Everest
Dave Perna ............ Johnny
Synopsis:
Cooper goes to the aid of a stagecoach being fired on by bandits, and discovers that the sole
survivng passenger is Bostonian Barbara Lindquist. [TA]

8.06 [264] Wagon Train:
THE  BRIAN CONLIN STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
25-Oct-1964 ABC Sun
Written by Frank Chase
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Music: Leo Shuken and Jack Hayes
Director of Photography: Ray Rennahan, a.s.c.
Starring: John McIntire (as Chris Hale)
Guest Cast:
Leslie Nielsen ........ Brian Conlin
Audrey Dalton ......... Dana Bannon
Paul Fix .............. Scan Bannon
Jodi Pearson .......... Loren O'Mara
Eileen Baral .......... Sara
Patricia Lyon ......... Mary
Dick Miller ........... Michael
Synopsis:
Delirious and dust-covered Irishman Brian Conlin stumbles into the wagon train encampment and falls unconscious.
The leader of an immigrant band that has been victimized at every turn, Conlin sees no reason to trust Chris Hale. [JB]

8.07 [265] Wagon Train:
THE ALICE WHITETREE STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
01-Nov-1964 ABC Sun
Written by John Kneubuhl
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Director of Photography: Ray Rennahan, a.s.c.
Starring: Robert Fuller (Cooper)
Guest Cast:
Diane Baker ........... Alice Whitetree
Ken Lynch ............. Morton
John Hoyt ............. Reed
Chuck Courtney ........ Tom Vincent
Synopsis:
Coop finds himself becoming involved with a half-breed Indian girl he found wandering in the wilderness. [JB]

8.08 [266] Wagon Train:
THOSE WHO STAY BEHIND (60 min. slot)(bw)
08-Nov-1964 ABC Sun
Written by John McGreevey
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Music: Johnny Williams
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery,a.s.c.
Regular Cast
John McIntire as Chris Hale / Robert Fuller as Cooper Smith
Terry Wilson as Bill Hawks /DennyY (Scott) Miller as Duke Shannon
Michael Burns as Barnaby West / Frank McGrath as Charlie Wooster
Guest Cast
Lola Albright ................. Leonora Parkman
Peter Brown ................... Ben Campbell
Bruce Dern .................... Jud Fisher
Jay North ..................... Tom Blake
Dennis Holmes ................. Danny Blake
Russell Thorson ............... Simon Landis
Walter Coy .................... Ord Whaley
Barbara Wooddell .............. Martha Landis
Laurie Mitchell ............... Annie Tolleson
Gale Berber ................... Kate Campbell
Michael Beirne ................ Lt. Thaxter
Willa Pearl Curtis ............ Clemsie
Synopsis:
"Those who stay behind" are the people Hale hasn't room for on the wagon train. Among them is ex-convict Ben Campbell
whose life has been threatened by his former partner in crime. [TA]

[--] Wagon Train: 15Nov64 ABC Sun - premepted "Around the Beatles" (special)

8.09 [267] Wagon Train:
THE NANCY STYLES STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
22-Nov-1964 ABC Sun
Written by John McGreevey
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Music by Van Cleave
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c
Starring: John McIntire (Hale), Michael Burns (Barnaby),
Terry Wilson (Hawks), Frank McGrath (Wooster)
Guest Cast:
Deborah Walley ........ Nancy Styles
Ryan O'Neal ........... Paul Phillips
Marilyn Wayne ......... Jenny Phillips
James Griffith ........ Phineas
Rex Holman ............ Homer
Olan Soule ............ Telegraph Operator
Francis DeSales ....... Banker
Synopsis:
Wealthy young Nancy Styles is determined to get to Denver - despite
Hale's edict that the train will by-pass the mile-high city. [TA]

8.10 [268] Wagon Train:
THE RICHARD BLOODGOOD STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
29-Nov-1964 ABC Sun
Written by Leonard Praskins
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Director of Photography: William Margulies, a.s.c.
Starring: Robert Fuller (Coop),
Frank McGrath (Wooster), Michael Burns (Brarnaby)
Guest Cast:
Guy Stockwell ......... Richard Bloodgood
William Smith ......... Espada
Reta Shaw ............. Tenney
David Foley ........... Coop as a Boy
Johnny Tuohy .......... Bloodgood as a Boy
Janet Hamill .......... Janet Rose
John Crowther ......... Virgil
Ralph Leabow .......... Waiter
Glenn Yarbrough ....... Guitarist
Synopsis:
Coop's boyhood blood brother, now blind, joins the wagon train with one purpose - to kill Coop.
Former Limeliter Glenn Yarbrough appears as the guitarist. [TA]

8.11 [269] Wagon Train:
THE CLAY SHELBY STORY (60 min. slot)(bw) (1964.12.06)
06-Dec-1964 ABC Sun (Rerun 4Jul65 ABC)
Written by Peter Germano
Directed by R.G. Springsteen
Music: Hans Salter
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Dwayne Hickman ........ Clay Shelby
Richard Carlson ....... Lieutenant Burns
Celia Kaye ............ Ann Shelby
Mort Mills ............ Sergeant Bragan
Berkeley Harris ....... Corporal Reece
Gail Bonney ........... Mrs. Mahoney
Synopsis:
The wagon train is in trouble. Hawks is ill, Coop has been wounded, and there may be an Indian attack. [JB]

8.12 [270] Wagon Train:
LITTLE GIRL LOST (60 min. slot)(bw)
13-Dec-1964 ABC Sun
Written By Leonard Praskins
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Eileen Baral .......... Robin
John Doucette ......... Boone Gillis
Richard Cutting ....... Dixon
Dean Williams ......... Lewis
Diane Lee Quinn ....... 1st Girl
Sarah Collingwood ..... 1st Mother
Lisa Eilbacher ........ 2nd Girl
Kathleen O’Malley ..... 2nd Mother
Keith Peters .......... Boy
Synopsis:
A little girl's cries are heard during the night, but Wooster is the only one to get a glimpse of her before she vanishes. [JB]

8.13 [271] Wagon Train:
THE HECTOR HEATHERTON STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
20-Dec-1964 ABC Sun (Rerun 18Jul65 ABC)
Written and Directed by Allen H. Miner
Music: Nathan Scott
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Tom Ewell ............. Hector Heatherton
Kim Darby ............. Heather Heatherton
Jeanne Cooper ......... Harriet Heatherton
Synopsis:
Inventor Hector can make Charlie Wooster's startingly realistic dreams of flying come true. Their plans encounter
stronger opposition than the law og gravity in Hector's wife. [JB]

8.14 [272] Wagon Train:
THE ECHO PASS STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
03-Jan-1965 ABC Sun
Teleplay by Calvin Clements, Based on a novel by Burt and Budd Arthur
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Jack Lord ............. Lee Barton
James Caan ............ Paul
Diane Brewster ........ Bea
Susan Seaforth ........ Vera
Edward Kemmer ......... Reis Dressen
Synopsis:
Members of an outlaw gang, whose members include two women, shoot Wooster and kidnap Coop,
so he can lead them to water. [JB]

8.15 [273] Wagon Train:
THE CHOTTSIE GUBBENHEIMER STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
10-Jan-1965 ABC Sun
Written by John McGreevey
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Jeanette Nolan ........ Chottsie Gubbenheimer
Paul Stewart .......... Jim Brannan
John Doucette ......... Chandler Ames
Buck Taylor ........... Skeeter Ames
Claire Carleton ....... Mrs. Mortimer
Gail Bonney ........... Mrs. Wilson
Synopsis:
A scuffle between Chottsie Gubbenheimer and gambler Jim Brannan is brolen up by Chris Hale, Chottsie's old sweetheart. [JB]

8.16 [274] Wagon Train:
THE WANDA SNOW STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
17-Jan-1965 ABC Sun
Written by Earl Hamner
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Director of Photography: Walter Strenge, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Marta Kristen ......... Wanda Snow
Arthur O'Connell ...... Dabney Pitts
Dabbs Greer ........... Hiram Snow
Donnelly Rhodes ....... Jeremiah Stevens
Ken Mayer ............. Junius Hotstatter
Alice Backes .......... Delaphine Hostatter
Bill Bowles ........... Thurston Hostatter
Synopsis:
Traveler Wanda Snow has a premonition. She sees that Coop's life is in danger, as well as several
other passengers on the wagon train. [JB]

8.17 [275] Wagon Train:
THE ISAIAH QUICKFOX STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
24-Jan-1965 ABC Sun
Written by John Kneubuhl
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Director of Photography: William Margulies, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Frank De Kova ......... Isaiah Quickfox
Andrew Prine .......... Eric Camden
John Doucette ......... Burt Enders
Nancy Rennick ......... Kate
John Holland .......... Professor Sheffield
Sam Edwards ........... Si Fawcett
Synopsis:
Coop and Charlie ride into a town that appears to be completely deserted, and from the looks of things,
everyone has left in a hurry. [JB]

8.18 [276] Wagon Train:
HERMAN (60 min. slot)(bw)
14-Feb-1965 ABC Sun
Written by Ted Sherdeman and Jane Klove
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Charles Ruggles ....... Jamison Hershey
Tim Mcintire .......... William Temple
Linda Evans ........... Martha Temple
Lane Bradford ......... Biggets
Synopsis:
An old-timer named Jamison Hershey has been passing safely through Indian territory, because the red men are in awe of
his horse named Herman, a Clydesdale nineteen hands high and weighing 3000 pounds. [JB]

8.19 [277] Wagon Train: THE BONNIE BROOKE STORY (60 min. slot)(bw)
21-Feb-1965 ABC Sun
Written and Directed by Allen H. Miner
Director of Photography: John L. Russell, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Katharine Ross ........ Bonnie Brooke
Lee Philips ........... Jack Evans
Robert Emhardt ........ Roger Crowell
James Davidson ........ Don Brooke
Donna Russell ......... Annabelle
Synopsis:
Expectant parents Don and Bonnie Brooke are in desperate need of money. Don, already deep in debt,
has to have case for Bonnie's medical care, even if he has to steal money for it. [JB]

8.20 [278] Wagon Train: THE MISS MARY LEE McINTOSH STORY (60 min. slot)(bw) 
28-Feb-1965 ABC Sun
Written by Gerry Day
Produced and Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Director of Photography: Bud Thackery, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Bethel Leslie ......... Mary Lee Mcintosh
Jack Warden ........... Daniel Delaney
Kevin O'Neal .......... Errare
David McMahon ......... Sergeant O'Rourke
Dennis McCarthy ....... Curt
Jack Bighead .......... Stinking Bear
Eddie Little Sky ...... Man Who Steals Ponies
Bill Baldwin .......... Walker
Fern Barry ............ Woman
Synopsis:
Willful spinster Mary Lee McIntosh, refusing to pay what she considers an outlandish fee to join
the wagon train, plans to follow the lone travelers in her lone wagon. [JB]

8.21 [279] Wagon Train:
THE CAPTAIN SAM STORY (60 min)(bw)
21-Mar-1965 ABC Sun
Written by Gerry Day
Produced and Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Director of Photography: William Margulies, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Cathy Lewis ........... Captain Sam (Gray)
Robert Santon ......... Johnny
Leslie Perkins ........ Mary Anne
Richard Wessel ........ Biff
June Ellis ............ Mrs. Kelsey
Norman Leavitt ........ Mr. Kelsey
Dick Cutting .......... Davy Jones
John War Eagle ........ Indian Spokesman
Synopsis:
Captain Sam, a woman ferryboat skipper, receives a pleasant surprise when the wagon train brings her
two visitors, her sailor son Johnny, and his bride Mary Anne. [JB]

8.22 [280] Wagon Train:
THE BETSY BLEE SMITH STORY (60 min)(bw) 
28-Mar-1965 ABC Sun
Written and Directed by Allen H. Miner
Director of Photography: William Margulies, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Jennifer Billingsley .... Eloise/Betsy Blee
Peter Whitney ......... Buster Blee
Meg Wyllie ............ Sylvia Blee
Jody McCrea ........... Calvin
Orville Sherman ....... Irving Simon
Synopsis:
Coop goes to visit an old girl friend named Eloise, and ends up being recruited to pose as the husband
of Eloise's twin sister, Betsy. [JB]

8.23 [281] Wagon Train:
THE KATY PIPER STORY (60 min)(bw)
11-Apr-1965 ABC Sun
Written by Leonard Praskins and Stanley Dyrector
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Director of Photography: William Margulies, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Frances Reid .......... Dr. Katy Piper
Virginia Christine .... Mrs. Reed
Don Beddoe ............ Judge
Loyal T. Lucas ........ Old Man
Buddy Hart ............ Joel and Lonnie
Virgina Christine ..... Mrs. Reed
Melody Thomas ......... Samantha
Jeff Pevney ........... Boy
Rene Patterson ........ Rosie
Synopsis:
Barnaby is gulit stricken because the masked bandit he killed turned out to be a boy his own age. [JB]

8.24 [282] Wagon Train:
THE INDIAN GIRL STORY (60 min)(bw) (Final episode of the series Filmed)
18-Apr-1965 ABC Sun
Written by Calvin Clements
Directed by James H. Brown
Director of Photography: William Margulies, a.s.c.
Leslie Perkins ........ Indian Girl
Bruce Dern ............ Wilikns
Michael Pate .......... Crazy Bear
Rex Holman ............ Joe Abbot
Robert Pine ........... Jonathan Olsen
Michael Bregan ........ George Olsen
Dick Cutting .......... Marshall Teague
Dorothy Morris ........ Mrs. Wingate
David McMahon ......... Mr. McNeill
Charla Doherty ........ Patty McNeill
John Lupton ........... Wingate
Maggie Pierce ......... Clare
Ernest Borginine ...... Old Indian (Uncredited)
Synopsis:
The wagon train encounters an Indian girl on the trail, even with Hawks leading a smaller group of passengers away
from the main train. [JB]
Note:
While working on the set of McHale's Navy, Ernest Borgnine got word from somebody that this would be the last episode of Wagon
Train to be filmed, so he went to Howard Christie's office, and clamored for a part in this episode. Howard Christie offered
him the role of an old Indian and Borgnine accepted.  ["Wagon Train: The Television Series" by James Rosin]

8.25 [283] Wagon Train:
THE SILVER LADY  (60 min)(bw) 
25-Apr-1965 ABC Sun
Produced by Harry Tatelman
Written by Dick Nelson
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Music Score: Lyn Murray
Director of Photography: William Margulies, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Vera Miles ............ Anne Reed
Michael Burns ......... Morgan Earp
Arthur O'Connell ...... Charlie Loughlin
Henry Silva ........... Doc Holliday
Don Galloway .......... Virgil Earp
Don Collier ........... Wyatt Earp
Denver Pyle ........... Old Man Clanton
Monica Lewis .......... Morgan Earp
Harry Carey, Jr. ...... Walt Thompson
Kevin Hagen ........... Ed Prentiss
Edward Faulkner ....... Minister
Rex Holman ............ Ike Clanton
Dave Cass ............. Billy Clanton
Jack DeMave ........... Doctor Brill
Victor French ......... Beal
Sandra Williams ....... Angel
Gina Grant ............ Saloon Girl
Synopsis:
Coop tells Hawks the story of the Silver Lady, about the famed Earp Brothers and a lady who perished
in the wreck of a stagecoach carrying a load of silver. [JB]

8.26 [284] Wagon Train:
THE JARBO PIERCE STORY (60 min)(bw)  (Final episode of the series Broadcast)
02-May-1965 ABC Sun
Written by Calvin Clements
Directed by William Witney
Director of Photography: Walter Strenge, a.s.c.
Guest Cast:
Rory Calhoun .......... Jarbo Pierce
Tom Simcox ............ Adam Pierce
Arthur Hunnicutt ...... Deets
Lee Philips ........... Fortune
Angela Dorian ......... Marie
Stanley Adams ......... Samuel
Mort Mills ............ Grant
Morgan Woodward ....... Clyde
Bern Hoffman .......... Marcus
Mickey Finn ........... Edgar
Lane Bradford ......... Binnes
Ken Lynch ............. Freighter
Colette Jackson ....... Pregnant Woman
Richard Reeves ........ Trapper
Iron Eyes Cody ........ Seeba
Edmund Vargas ......... Tosin
Cordy Clark ........... Deet’s 1st Daughter
Bella Bruck ........... Deet’s 2nd Daughter
Hal Jon Norman ........ Medicine Man
Synopsis:
Charlie Wooster tells about his younger days in Pierce's Bend when he worked for a rugged
trading-post operator named Jarbo Pierce. [JB]

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