List of Wagon Train episodes

Wagon Train is an American Western television series that was produced by Revue Studios.[1] The series was inspired by the 1950 John Ford film Wagon Master.[2] It ran for eight seasons, with the first episode airing in the United States on September 18, 1957 (1957-09-18) and the final episode on May 2, 1965 (1965-05-02).[3] Its first five seasons were broadcast on the NBC network and the remaining three on ABC.[4]

(L-R) Robert Horton and Ward Bond
1962 cast. Top: John McIntire, Terry Wilson. Bottom: Scott Miller, Frank McGrath.

Originally an hour-long program filmed in black and white, Wagon Train expanded to 90-minute color episodes in its seventh season, but returned to hour-long black and white for its eighth year.[2] During its run, 284 episodes were broadcast, of which 252 were an hour in length and 32 were 90 minutes.[2] Wagon Train was an immensely popular program during its original run. In the autumn of 1959, two years after its inception, it ranked as one of seven Westerns in the Nielsen top 10 in the United States. In the 1961–62 season, it surpassed Gunsmoke in popularity and ranked as the most popular program on American television.[5]

Wagon Train revolved around the characters traveling to California from St. Joseph, Missouri, by a caravan of covered wagons.[5] In its first three seasons and part of the fourth, the regular cast consisted of Ward Bond as Major Seth Adams, the trailmaster, Robert Horton as Flint McCullough, the scout, Terry Wilson as Bill Hawks, the ramrod, and Frank McGrath as Charlie Wooster, the cook. Ward Bond died of a heart attack on November 5, 1960,[6] with the last seven episodes in which he appeared broadcast posthumously. An assistant scout, Duke Shannon, played by Scott Miller, was introduced two months later, in January 1961, and after another two months, a new trailmaster, Christopher Hale, played by John McIntire, took over the running of the wagon train in March 1961, replacing Major Adams.[7]

At the end of the fifth season, in June 1962, Robert Horton left the series to pursue a career in musical theatre.[8] In June 1963, the final episode of the sixth season introduced Michael Burns as teenager Barnaby West, who became a recurring character in the seventh season, which also introduced Robert Fuller as the new scout, Cooper Smith, joining Duke Shannon and ultimately becoming the wagon train's sole scout when Scott Miller left the series in April 1964, with the last episode of the 90-minute seventh season. McIntire, Fuller, Wilson, McGrath, and Burns carried the show through its eighth and final year.[9]

Season overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankRating
First airedLast airedNetwork
139September 18, 1957 (1957-09-18)June 25, 1958 (1958-06-25)NBC2327.7
238October 1, 1958 (1958-10-01)June 24, 1959 (1959-06-24)236.1
337September 30, 1959 (1959-09-30)June 22, 1960 (1960-06-22)238.4
438September 28, 1960 (1960-09-28)June 21, 1961 (1961-06-21)234.2
537September 7, 1961 (1961-09-07)June 13, 1962 (1962-06-13)132.1
637September 19, 1962 (1962-09-19)June 5, 1963 (1963-06-05)ABC2522.0
732September 16, 1963 (1963-09-16)April 27, 1964 (1964-04-27)N/AN/A
826September 20, 1964 (1964-09-20)May 2, 1965 (1965-05-02)N/AN/A


Titles, credits, and air dates are taken from Wagon Train — The Television Series by James Rosin[10]

Season 1 (1957–58)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Willy Moran Story"Herschel DaughertyWilliam Fay and William R. CoxSeptember 18, 1957 (1957-09-18)

Special guest star Ernest Borgnine as Willy Moran, with Marjorie Lord, Andrew Duggan, Beverly Washburn, Donald Randolph, Richard Hale. John Harmon, Michael Winkelman, Kevin Hagen, Frank McGrath, Joseph McGuinn, Richard Devon. Uncredited: Terry Wilson, Carol Henry.

Narration by Ward Bond: "Okaya, Kansas — last important stop for the wagon train before we reach Fort Kearny. My name is Seth Adams, wagonmaster. My scout Flint McCullough and I were ready to roll."
22"The Jean Lebec Story"Sidney LanfieldDwight Newton and Boris IngsterSeptember 25, 1957 (1957-09-25)

Special guest star Ricardo Montalbán (credited as Ricardo Montalban) as Jean Lebec, with Joanne Moore, Grant Withers, William Phipps, Terry Wilson, Phil Chambers, Dick Rich, Hannes Lutz, Robert Osterloh James Griffith, Stuart Randall, David Hoffman, Clegg Hoyt, Ruby Goodwin, William Challee, Frank McGrath Uncredited: Charles Sullivan, Carol Henry

Prologue narration by Robert Horton: "This was St. Joseph, Missouri — jump-off point for the wagon trains heading west across the Overland Trail. Like all the outfitting towns along the river, she was really booming. My name is Flint McCullough — I scout for the Adams outfit and I was a couple of days late getting in to Saint Joe. She'd sure grown since I saw her last. I found out from one of the members of the train where they'd set up the camp."
33"The John Cameron Story"George WaggnerE. Jack NeumanOctober 2, 1957 (1957-10-02)

Also starring Carolyn Jones Special guest star Michael Rennie as John Cameron, with Claude Akins, Jack Elam, Francis J. McDonald, William Boyett, Ronald Foster, Ted Mapes, Frank McGrath, Henry Wills Uncredited: Dorothy Vernon.

Prologue narration by Robert Horton: "The train was half-way across the state of Nebraska. The rains had been heavy and the rivers were sometimes close to flood stage but... our luck held. The spirits were high, though sometimes we had to take baths when we didn't want them. Major Adams, the wagonmaster, had a lot of faith in his people. It went both ways, which meant everyone worked... together. Then came an early frost, snow, and early spring — even the Major couldn't have figured on that. Then, just as suddenly, the weather cleared. Well, my name is Flint McCullough. I scout for the train. In my book, things were going... well — too well. So well, in fact, that we almost forgot that trouble could be tucked behind any rock."
44"The Ruth Owens Story"Robert FloreyRobert E. ThompsonOctober 9, 1957 (1957-10-09)

Special guest star Shelley Winters as Ruth Owens, with Kent Smith, Dean Stockwell Russell Simpson, Wendy Winkleman, Malcolm Atterbury, Ralph Moody, Hope Summers, Ann Morrison, Charles Seel, Ross Elliott. Harry Tyler, Emerson Treacy, Terry Wilson, James Brandt, Tom Brandt, Frank McGrath, K. L. Smith, Minerva Urecal, Elizabeth Harrower

Narration by Ward Bond: "Half-way across Kansas — the drought hit us. Twenty-two days without a drop of rain. I've rationed water, but soon there won't be enough to even boil food. My name is Major Seth Adams, US Army, retired. As wagonmaster, it's my job to keep the train rolling. My sidekick Flint McCullough is a fine Indian scout, but even he can't find water where there ain't any."
55"The Les Rand Story"Robert FloreyBerne GilerOctober 16, 1957 (1957-10-16)

Special guest star Sterling Hayden as Les Rand, with Sallie Brophy, Eduard Franz Eugene Martin, Ray Teal, Linda Watkins, John Dierkes, Frank McGrath, Russ Thorson, Ted Mapes, James Philbrook, Shooting Star

Narration by Robert Horton: "We'd pushed across the Missouri border into the state of Kansas. Well, my name is Flint McCullough. I scout for the wagon train headed by Major Adams. We'd been going through a heavily wooded area, so it was good to see some daylight. The Major and I were riding out front when word came that someone was hurt way back on the wagon train, but it wasn't until we got back to the scene of the accident that we learned that the man who was hurt was Chuck Wooster — the Major's cook and driver and... well, one of our best friends."
66"The Nels Stack Story"Don WeisStory by : Lester Dent
Teleplay by : John Dunkel
October 23, 1957 (1957-10-23)

Special guest star Mark Stevens as Nels Stack Also starring Joanne Dru, with Kevin Hagen, Frank McGrath, John Day, Terry Wilson, Irene Corlett, Tom Selden, Charles Stevens, Dale Van Sickle, Bill Rae Uncredited: Carol Henry

Prologue narration by Ward Bond: "As wagonmaster, I kept the train rollin' at a steady pace the last few days. I'd heard rumors of Indian trouble. I tried to keep it from the members of the train, but when we learned that there was an Indian battle goin' on up to the north of us, word spread fast. Flint McCullough, our scout, Nelson Stack, a former army colonel, and myself rode on ahead."
77"The Emily Rossiter Story"Sidney LanfieldStory by : Boris Ingster
Teleplay by : Louis Peterson and Richard Collins
October 30, 1957 (1957-10-30)

Special guest star Mercedes McCambridge as Emily Rossiter, with Susan Oliver, John Dehner

Frank McGrath [credited, but does not appear], Terry Wilson, Frank DeKova, William Phipps, Robert McQueeney, Irene Corlett
88"The John Darro Story"Mark StevensAdrian SpiesNovember 6, 1957 (1957-11-06)

Special guest star Eddie Albert as John Darro, with Margo, Edgar Buchanan Kim Charney, Don Durant, Terry Wilson, Malcolm Atterbury, Frank McGrath, Irene Corlett, Norman Leavitt, Ellen Hardies

Text in end credits: "The Ballad of Yellow John Thurmond" Composed and Sung by Don Durant.
99"The Charles Avery Story"Bernard GirardAaron SpellingNovember 13, 1957 (1957-11-13)

Special guest star Farley Granger as Charles Avery, with Susan Kohner Chuck Connors, Bing Russell, Mac Williams, Henry Brandon, Nico Minardos. Abel Fernandez, Eddie Little, Ted Mapes, Frank McGrath, David Armstrong, Fredrick Ledebur Uncredited: Carol Henry

Narration by Robert Horton: "We've been on our way across the Nebraska Territory for several weeks and we still had some to go before we hit The Dakotas. It hadn't seemed likely that we'd meet up with Indians this far east, but as a wagon train scout, I'd leaned that you never know when or where trouble's liable to hit."
1010"The Mary Halstead Story"Justus AddissStory by : Leo Lieberman
Teleplay by : Robert Thompson and Leo Lieberman
November 20, 1957 (1957-11-20)

Special guest star Agnes Moorehead as Mary Halstead, with Tom Pittman, Vaughn Taylor, Tom Laughlin, Walter Coy, Gregg Palmer, Jack Lambert, Robert Patten Paul Sorenson, Frederick Ford, Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath, Craig Duncan, Ruth Lee, Fred Coby

Uncredited: Ted Mapes
1111"The Zeke Thomas Story"John BrahmStory by : Halsted Welles
Teleplay by : Halsted Welles
November 27, 1957 (1957-11-27)

Special guest star Gary Merrill as Zeke Thomas Also starring Janice Rule, with K. T. Stevens, Harold Stone Denver Pyle, Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath, Francis Morris, Kathleen O'Malley, Donald Towers, Jack Henderson, Mike Steen Uncredited: Hal Needham

Prologue narration by Robert Horton: "When you're scoutin' for a wagon train, two things are always a worry — Indians and no water. Indians can kill you one way, but no water can kill you worse."
1212"The Riley Gratton Story"John BrahmStory by : Dwight Newton
Teleplay by : William Fay
December 4, 1957 (1957-12-04)

Special guest star Guy Madison as Riley Gratton
Karen Steele, Jean Carson, James Westerfield, Gregory Walcott, Gregg Palmer, Malcolm Atterbury, Sammy Ogg, Frank McGrath Raymond Guth, Terry Wilson, Juney Ellis, Dirk Evans, Larry Blake, Jim Hayward, Ken Lynch Uncredited: Carol Henry

Narration by Ward Bond: "Any time you'd like to know about Nebraska, you just git in touch with me — Seth Adams, major, US Army, retired and... wagonmaster. I guess I'd swallowed enough Nebraska mud and dust to remember the bitter taste of it for the rest of my life. Yes sir, it takes quite a spell for a big wagon train like mine to get across this piece of real estate. And for every mile the wagons made, I rode at least ten. I can tell you right now that there's more saddle sores than there are dollars in a job like mine."
1313"The Clara Beauchamp Story"Earl BellamyStory by : William Leicester
Teleplay by : Winston Miller
December 11, 1957 (1957-12-11)

Special guest star Nina Foch as Clara Beauchamp, with Shepperd Strudwick Richard Garland, Mike Ragan, Will J. White, Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath, Robert Swan Irene Windust, Ellen Hardies, Robert Roark, John Merrick, Monte Blue, Robert Riordan

Uncredited: Carol Henry
1414"The Julie Gage Story"Sidney LanfieldStory by : Kermit Shelby
Teleplay by : Aaron Spelling
December 18, 1957 (1957-12-18)

Special guest stars Anne Jeffreys as Julie Gage, Robert Sterling, with Jimmy Komack, Don Megowan, Esther Dale, Malcolm Atterbury

Ellen Hardies, Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath, Irene Windust, Ronald Foster.
1515"The Cliff Grundy Story"George WaggnerAaron SpellingDecember 25, 1957 (1957-12-25)
Special guest star Dan Duryea as Cliff Grundy, with Russell Johnson, Don Durant, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Harry Harvey, Jr., Fred Graham
1616"The Luke O'Malley Story"Mark StevensWilliam FayJanuary 1, 1958 (1958-01-01)

Special guest star Keenan Wynn as Luke O'Malley Also starring Mary Murphy, with Carlos Romero, Reba Waters, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Gordon Wynn, Charlie Murray, James Maloney.

Ernest Sarracino, David McMahon, Hope Summers, Tiger Fafara, Andy Oropeza, Richard Bermudez, Jeanne Robbins.
1717"The Jesse Cowan Story"Sidney LanfieldDwight NewtonJanuary 8, 1958 (1958-01-08)

Special guest star George Montgomery as Jesse Cowan, with Penny Edwards, Mort Mills, Lee Van Cleef, Olive Carey, James Burke, Frank McGrath.

Terry Wilson, Malcolm Atterbury, Clarence Straight, Norman Leavitt, Jeanne Bates.
1818"The Gabe Carswell Story"Earl BellamyJohn DunkelJanuary 15, 1958 (1958-01-15)

Special guest star James Whitmore as Gabe Carswell Also starring Scott Marlowe, with Thomas B. Henry, Norman Willis, Sondra Rodgers, Frank McGrath. Terry Wilson, Voorhies J. Ardoin, Tharon Crigler, Frank de Kova.

Narration by Robert Horton: "It was late one afternoon... almost camping time when I saw the smoke of their fires. I thought they were just two ordinary Sioux or Crow out hunting... and then I recognized one of them — Gabe Carswell — a man who was almost a legend on the frontier — trapper, frontiersman... and for thirty years an adopted Arapaho Indian."
1919"The Honorable Don Charlie Story"David ButlerStory by : Dwight Newton
Teleplay by : Leo Townsend
January 22, 1958 (1958-01-22)

Special guest star Cesar Romero as Honorable Don Charlie

Also starring Virginia Grey, Diane Brewster, with Lela Bliss, Hal Baylor, Ray Kellogg, Ken Christy, Jack Lomas, Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath.
2020"The Dora Gray Story"Arnold LavenE. Jack NeumanJanuary 29, 1958 (1958-01-29)

Special guest star Linda Darnell as Dora Gray, with John Carradine, Michael Connors, Dan Blocker, Tyler McVey, Richard James.

Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath, Sandy Sanders, Craig Duncan, Milan Smith, X. Brand.
2121"The Annie MacGregor Story"Mark StevensArnold LavenFebruary 5, 1958 (1958-02-05)
Guest actors: Jeannie Carson as Annie MacGregor, Tudor Owen
2222"The Bill Tawnee Story"David ButlerHendrik Vollaerts, Dwight NewtonFebruary 12, 1958 (1958-02-12)
Guest actors: Macdonald Carey as Bill Tawnee, Joy Page
2323"The Mark Hanford Story"Jerry HopperEmmett Roberts, Turnley WalkerFebruary 26, 1958 (1958-02-26)
Guest actors: Tom Tryon as Mark Hanford, Steven Ritch, Onslow Stevens, Charles Stevens
2424"The Bernal Sierra Story"David ButlerRichard Maibaum, Gilbert RolandMarch 12, 1958 (1958-03-12)
Guest actor: Gilbert Roland as Bernal Sierra
2525"The Marie Dupree Story"Richard BartlettHarry BrownMarch 19, 1958 (1958-03-19)
Guest actors: Debra Paget as Marie Dupree, Nick Adams, Sam McDaniel
2626"A Man Called Horse"Sidney LanfieldDorothy M. Johnson, Leo TownsendMarch 26, 1958 (1958-03-26)
Guest actor: Ralph Meeker
2727"The Sarah Drummond Story"Richard BartlettRichard Bartlett, Lester Wm. Berke, Norman JolleyApril 2, 1958 (1958-04-02)
Guest actors: June Lockhart, William Talman
2828"The Sally Potter Story"David ButlerDoris Hursley, Frank HursleyApril 9, 1958 (1958-04-09)
Guest actors: Vanessa Brown, Martin Milner, Johnny Crawford, Jocelyn Brando
2929"The Daniel Barrister Story"Richard BartlettNorman JolleyApril 16, 1958 (1958-04-16)
Guest actors: Charles Bickford, Roger Smith, Allan Lane
"The Major Adams Story"Mark StevensFrank W. MarshallApril 23, 1958 (1958-04-23)
April 30, 1958 (1958-04-30)
Guest actors: Virginia Grey, Douglas Kennedy
3232"The Charles Maury Story"Allen H. MinerRobert Yale LibottMay 7, 1958 (1958-05-07)
Guest actors: Charles Drake, Wanda Hendrix
3333"The Dan Hogan Story"Richard BartlettWilliam FayMay 14, 1958 (1958-05-14)
Guest actors: Jock Mahoney, Judith Ames, John Larch, Simon Scott, Buddy Baer
3434"The Ruttledge Munroe Story"Richard BartlettNorman JolleyMay 21, 1958 (1958-05-21)
Guest actors: John Drew Barrymore, Mala Powers
3535"The Rex Montana Story"Jesse HibbsWarren WilsonMay 28, 1958 (1958-05-28)
Guest actors: Forrest Tucker, James Dunn, Maggie Mahoney, Myron Healey
3636"The Cassie Tanner Story"Mark StevensPaul SavageJune 4, 1958 (1958-06-04)
Guest actors: Marjorie Main, George Chandler, Harry Hines
3737"The John Wilbot Story"Mark StevensRichard MaibaumJune 11, 1958 (1958-06-11)
Guest actors: Dane Clark, Robert Vaughn, Audrey Dalton
3838"The Monty Britton Story"Mark StevensThomas ThompsonJune 18, 1958 (1958-06-18)
Guest actors: Ray Danton, Mona Freeman, John Hoyt
3939"The Sacramento Story"Richard BartlettThomas ThompsonJune 25, 1958 (1958-06-25)
Guest actors: Dan Duryea, Linda Darnell, Marjorie Main, George Chandler, Margaret O'Brien, Reed Hadley

Season 2 (1958–59)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
401"Around the Horn"Herschel DaughertyTed SherdemanOctober 1, 1958 (1958-10-01)
Guest stars Osa Massen, William Bendix, Ernest Borgnine
412"The Juan Ortega Story"David SwiftStory by : Frank Waldman
Teleplay by : David Swift, Peggy Shaw, Lou Shaw
October 8, 1958 (1958-10-08)
Guest star Dean Stockwell
423"The Jennifer Churchill Story"Jerry HopperRobert Yale LibottOctober 15, 1958 (1958-10-15)
Guest stars Rhonda Fleming, Andy Clyde
434"The Tobias Jones Story"Herschel DaughertyHarry Von Zell, Jeffrey ShorlingOctober 22, 1958 (1958-10-22)
Guest star Lou Costello
445"The Liam Fitzmorgan Story"Herschel DaughertyRobert E. ThompsonOctober 28, 1958 (1958-10-28)
Guest star Cliff Robertson
456"The Doctor Willoughby Story"Allen H. MinerHarry Von Zell, A. O. Van ZantNovember 15, 1958 (1958-11-15)
Guest stars Jane Wyman, Alan Marshall
467"The Bije Wilcox Story"Abner BibermanDorothy M. Johnson, Milton KrimsNovember 19, 1958 (1958-11-19)
Guest star Chill Wills, Onslow Stevens
478"The Millie Davis Story"Jerry HopperLeo TownsendNovember 26, 1958 (1958-11-26)
Guest star Nancy Gates, Evelyn Rudie, James Coburn
489"The Sakae Ito Story"Herschel DaughertyGene L. CoonDecember 3, 1958 (1958-12-03)
Guest star Sessue Hayakawa
4910"The Tent City Story"Richard BartlettNorman JolleyDecember 10, 1958 (1958-12-10)
Guest stars Audrey Totter, Wayne Morris, Slim Pickens, Bill Henry
5011"The Beauty Jamison Story"Richard BartlettFrank L. MossDecember 17, 1958 (1958-12-17)
Guest stars Virginia Mayo, Russell Johnson
5112"The Mary Ellen Thomas Story"Virgil W. VogelGene L. Coon, Harry W. JunkinDecember 24, 1958 (1958-12-24)
Guest star Patty McCormack
5213"The Dick Richardson Story"David ButlerMartin Berkeley, Clark E. ReynoldsDecember 31, 1958 (1958-12-31)
Guest stars John Ericson, Betty Lynn, Lyle Talbot
5314"The Kitty Angel Story"James NeilsonLeonard PraskinsJanuary 7, 1959 (1959-01-07)
Guest stars Anne Baxter, Henry Hull
5415"The Flint McCullough Story"Allen H. MinerHarry Von Zell, E. Jack NeumanJanuary 14, 1959 (1959-01-14)
Guest stars Rebecca Welles, Everett Sloane
5516"The Hunter Malloy Story"Allen H. MinerStory by : Thomas Thompson
Teleplay by : Gene L. Coon and Thomas Thompson
January 21, 1959 (1959-01-21)
Guest stars Lloyd Nolan, Luana Patten, Troy Donahue
5617"The Ben Courtney Story"Abner BibermanGene L. Coon, Hendrik VollaertsJanuary 28, 1959 (1959-01-28)
Guest stars Stephen McNally, John Larch, Judith Ames
5718"The Ella Lindstrom Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerFebruary 4, 1959 (1959-02-04)
Guest star Bette Davis
5819"The Last Man"James NeilsonLarry MarcusFebruary 11, 1959 (1959-02-11)
Guest star Dan Duryea
5920"The Old Man Charvanaugh Story"Virgil W. VogelArthur Browne, Jr.February 18, 1959 (1959-02-18)
Guest star J. Carrol Naish
6021"The Annie Griffith Story"Jerry HopperKathleen HiteFebruary 25, 1959 (1959-02-25)
Guest stars Jan Sterling, John Dehner
6122"The Jasper Cato Story"Arthur HillerRobert Yale LibottMarch 4, 1959 (1959-03-04)
Guest star Brian Donlevy
6223"The Vivian Carter Story"Joseph PevneyPeggy Shaw, Lou ShawMarch 11, 1959 (1959-03-11)
Guest stars Phyllis Thaxter, Patric Knowles, Lorne Greene, Jane Darwell
6324"The Conchita Vasquez Story"Aaron SpellingHarry Von ZellMarch 18, 1959 (1959-03-18)
Guest star Anna Maria Alberghetti
6425"The Sister Rita Story"Joseph PevneyGerry DayMarch 25, 1959 (1959-03-25)
Guest stars Vera Miles, Frances Bavier
6526"The Matthew Lowry Story"Jack ArnoldPaul DavidApril 1, 1959 (1959-04-01)
Guest stars Richard Anderson, Cathleen Nesbitt, Dorothy Provine
6627"The Swift Cloud Story"Virgil W. VogelDonald S. SanfordApril 8, 1959 (1959-04-08)
Guest star Rafael Campos, Henry Brandon
6728"The Vincent Eaglewood Story"Jerry HopperDavid SwiftApril 15, 1959 (1959-04-15)
Guest star Wally Cox, Guinn Williams
6829"The Clara Duncan Story"Jerry HopperRichard Collins, Warren WilsonApril 22, 1959 (1959-04-22)
Guest star Angie Dickinson
6930"The Duke LeMay Story"Virgil W. VogelRobert M. FrescoApril 29, 1959 (1959-04-29)
Guest star Cameron Mitchell
7031"The Kate Parker Story"Tay GarnettLeonard PraskinsMay 6, 1959 (1959-05-06)
Guest stars Virginia Gregg, Royal Dano
7132"The Steve Campden Story"Christian NybyRobert Yale LibottMay 13, 1959 (1959-05-13)
Guest stars Ben Cooper, Torin Thatcher
7233"Chuck Wooster, Wagonmaster"Virgil W. VogelNat Tanchuck, Arthur Browne, Jr.May 20, 1959 (1959-05-20)
Guest star Harry Carey Jr.
7334"The Jose Maria Moran Story"Tay GarnettPaul King, Joseph StoneMay 27, 1959 (1959-05-27)
Guest stars Robert Loggia, Anthony Caruso
7435"The Andrew Hale Story"Virgil W. VogelJean HollowayJune 3, 1959 (1959-06-03)
John McIntire in dual roles
7536"The Rodney Lawrence Story"Virgil W. VogelGerry DayJune 10, 1959 (1959-06-10)
Guest star Dean Stockwell
7637"The Steele Family Story"Christian NybyJean HollowayJune 17, 1959 (1959-06-17)
Guest stars Lee Patrick, John Baer.
7738"The Jenny Tannen Story"Christian NybyKathleen HiteJune 24, 1959 (1959-06-24)
Guest star Ann Blyth

Season 3 (1959–60)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
781"The Stagecoach Story"William WitneyJean HollowaySeptember 30, 1959 (1959-09-30)
Guest stars Debra Paget as Angela DeVarga, Clu Gulager as Caleb Jamison
792"The Greenhorn Story"Bretaigne WindustJean HollowayOctober 7, 1959 (1959-10-07)
Guest stars Mickey Rooney as Samuel T. Evans, Ellen Corby as Aunt Em, Byron Foulger as Humphrey Pumphret
803"The C.L. Harding Story"Herschel DaughertyStory by : Howard Christie & Jean Holloway
Teleplay by : Jean Holloway
October 14, 1959 (1959-10-14)
Guest stars Claire Trevor in the title role
814"The Estaban Zamora Story"Bretaigne WindustHalsey MeloneOctober 21, 1959 (1959-10-21)
Guest star Ernest Borgnine in the title role
825"The Elizabeth McQueeny Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerOctober 28, 1959 (1959-10-28)
Guest star Bette Davis in the title role
836"The Martha Barnham Story"James NeilsonJames A. Parker, Howard Christie, Dale Eunson, Katherine EunsonNovember 4, 1959 (1959-11-04)
Guest star Ann Blyth, Henry Brandon
847"The Cappy Darrin Story"Virgil W. VogelStanley KallisNovember 11, 1959 (1959-11-11)
Guest star Ed Wynn
858"The Felizia Kingdom Story"Joseph PevneyLeonard Praskins, Sloan NibleyNovember 8, 1959 (1959-11-08)
Guest star Judith Anderson
869"The Jess MacAbbee Story"David ButlerHoward Christie, James A. ParkerNovember 25, 1959 (1959-11-25)
Guest stars Andy Devine, Glenda Farrell
8710"The Danny Benedict Story"Herschel DaughertyHarold SwantonDecember 2, 1959 (1959-12-02)
Guest star Brandon deWilde, Onslow Stevens
8811"The Vittorio Bottecelli Story"Jerry HopperJean HollowayDecember 16, 1959 (1959-12-16)
Guest stars Gustavo Rojo, Elizabeth Montgomery, Edgar Barrier
8912"The St. Nicholas Story"Bretaigne WindustJean HollowayDecember 23, 1959 (1959-12-23)
Guest stars Elisabeth Fraser, Robert Emhardt, Henry Brandon, J.M. Kerrigan
9013"The Ruth Marshall Story"Richard H. BartlettJean HollowayDecember 30, 1959 (1959-12-30)
Guest star Luana Patton
9114"The Lita Foladaire Story"Jerry HopperJean HollowayJanuary 6, 1960 (1960-01-06)
Guest star Diane Brewster
9215"The Colonel Harris Story"Virgil W. VogelStory by : Virgil W. Vogel & Gene L. Coon
Teleplay by : Gene L. Coon
January 13, 1960 (1960-01-13)
Guest star John Howard
9316"The Maidie Brandt Story"Virgil W. VogelMilton KrimsJanuary 20, 1960 (1960-01-20)
Guest stars Jean Hagen, Edward Platt
9417"The Larry Hanify Story"Ted PostHarold SwantonJanuary 27, 1960 (1960-01-27)
Guest star Tommy Sands, Pierre Watkin
9518"The Clayton Tucker Story"Virgil W. VogelStory by : George Shorling
Teleplay by : Thomas Thompson
February 10, 1960 (1960-02-10)
Guest star Jeff Morrow
9619"The Benjamin Burns Story"Virgil W. VogelGene L. Coon, Virgil W. VogelFebruary 17, 1960 (1960-02-17)
Guest stars J. Carrol Naish, James Franciscus
9720"The Ricky and Laura Bell Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerFebruary 24, 1960 (1960-02-24)
Guest stars June Lockhart, James Gregory
9821"The Tom Tuckett Story"Herschel DaughertyJean Holloway
based on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
March 2, 1960 (1960-03-02)
Guest stars Ben Cooper, Robert Middleton
9922"The Tracy Sadler Story"Ted PostStory by : Norman Jolley & Eric Norden
Teleplay by : Norman Jolley
March 9, 1960 (1960-03-09)
Guest star Elaine Stritch as Tracy Sadler
10023"The Alexander Portlass Story"Jerry HopperLeonard Praskin & Dick NelsonMarch 16, 1960 (1960-03-16)
Guest star Peter Lorre in the title role, kidnaps McCullough to help him search for the mythical Montezuma's treasure
10124"The Christine Elliot Story"Herschel DaughertyJean HollowayMarch 23, 1960 (1960-03-23)
Guest stars Phyllis Thaxter as Christine Elliott, Henry Daniell, Kathryn Card
10225"The Joshua Gilliam Story"Virgil W. VogelStory by : Ralph Winters
Teleplay by : Gene L. Coon
March 30, 1960 (1960-03-30)
Guest star Dan Duryea in the title role
10326"The Maggie Hamilton Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerApril 6, 1960 (1960-04-06)
Guest star Susan Oliver
10427"The Jonas Murdock Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyApril 13, 1960 (1960-04-13)
Guest star Noah Beery Jr.
10528"The Amos Gibbon Story"Joseph PevneyGene L. CoonApril 20, 1960 (1960-04-20)
Guest star Charles Aidman
"Trial for Murder"Virgil W. VogelJean HollowayApril 27, 1960 (1960-04-27)
May 4, 1960 (1960-05-04)
Major Adams acts as the judge, with Marshall Thompson as the accused Bradley Mason, and Henry Hull as defense attorney Mark Applewhite. Henry Daniell is opposing counsel Sir Alexander Drew, and Dianne Foster is the deceased's widow Leslie Ivers.
10831"The Countess Baranof Story"Ted PostStory by : Lee Karson
Teleplay by : Norman Jolley
May 11, 1960 (1960-05-11)
Guest star Taina Elg
10932"The Dick Jarvis Story"Jerry HopperFloyd BurtonMay 18, 1960 (1960-05-18)
Guest stars Tom Nolan, Bobby Diamond
11033"The Dr. Swift Cloud Story"Virgil W. VogelFloyd BurtonMay 25, 1960 (1960-05-25)
Guest star Rafael Campos, Henry Brandon
11134"The Luke Grant Story"Christian NybyDonald GordonJune 1, 1960 (1960-06-01)
Guest stars Joan O'Brien, Donald Woods
11235"The Charlene Brenton Story"Virgil W. VogelFloyd BurtonJune 8, 1960 (1960-06-08)
Guest star Sean McClory
11336"The Sam Livingston Story"Joseph PevneyHarold SwantonJune 15, 1960 (1960-06-15)
Guest stars Charles Drake, Onslow Stevens
11437"The Shad Bennington Story"Joseph PevneyFred CassidyJune 22, 1960 (1960-06-22)
Guest star David Wayne

Season 4 (1960–61)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1151"Wagons Ho!"Herschel DaughertyJean HollowaySeptember 28, 1960 (1960-09-28)
Guest star Mickey Rooney
1162"The Horace Best Story"Jerry HopperJean HollowayOctober 5, 1960 (1960-10-05)
Guest star George Gobel
1173"The Albert Farnsworth Story"Herschel DaughertyGene L. CoonOctober 12, 1960 (1960-10-12)
Guest star Charles Laughton
1184"The Allison Justis Story"Ted PostNorman JolleyOctober 19, 1960 (1960-10-19)
Guest star Gloria DeHaven
1195"The Jose Morales Story"Virgil W. VogelGene L. CoonOctober 26, 1960 (1960-10-26)
Guest stars Lee Marvin, Lon Chaney Jr.
1206"Princess of a Lost Tribe"Richard WhorfJean HollowayNovember 2, 1960 (1960-11-02)
Guest stars Linda Lawson, Raymond Massey
1217"The Cathy Eckhart Story"Sutton RoleyStory by : Vince Giffoni
Teleplay by : Vince Giffoni & Sutton Roley
November 9, 1960 (1960-11-09)
Guest stars Susan Oliver, Martin Landau
1228"The Bleymier Story"Virgil W. VogelStory by : Milton Krims
Teleplay by : William Raynor & Myles Wilder
November 16, 1960 (1960-11-16)
Guest stars Dan Duryea, James Drury
1239"The Colter Craven Story"John FordStory by : John Ford
Teleplay by : Tony Paulson
November 23, 1960 (1960-11-23)
Guest stars Carleton Young, Anna Lee, and numerous John Ford frequent cast members (see separate article)
12410"The Jane Hawkins Story"R. G. SpringsteenNorman JolleyNovember 30, 1960 (1960-11-30)
Guest star Myrna Fahey
12511"The Candy O'Hara Story"Tay GarnettHarold SwantonDecember 7, 1960 (1960-12-07)
Guest stars Joan O'Brien, Jim Davis
12612"The River Crossing"Jesse HibbsJean HollowayDecember 14, 1960 (1960-12-14)
Guest star Charles Aidman
12713"The Roger Bigelow Story"Jerry HopperFloyd BurtonDecember 21, 1960 (1960-12-21)
Guest star Robert Vaughn
12814"The Jeremy Dow Story"Virgil W. VogelHarold SwantonDecember 28, 1960 (1960-12-28)
Guest star Leslie Nielsen
12915"The Earl Packer Story"Sutton RoleyGene L. CoonJanuary 4, 1961 (1961-01-04)
Guest star Ernest Borgnine
13016"The Patience Miller Story"Mitchell LeisenJean HollowayJanuary 11, 1961 (1961-01-11)
Guest stars Rhonda Fleming, Michael Ansara, Jason Robards Sr., Henry Brandon
13117"The Sam Elder Story"Herschel DaughertyWilliam Raynor & Myles WilderJanuary 18, 1961 (1961-01-18)
Guest star Everett Sloane
13218"Weight of Command"Herschel DaughertyHarold SwantonJanuary 25, 1961 (1961-01-25)
Guest star Tommy Rettig
13319"The Prairie Story"Mitchell LeisenJean HollowayFebruary 1, 1961 (1961-02-01)
Guest star Beulah Bondi
13420"Path of the Serpent"Virgil W. VogelJean HollowayFebruary 8, 1961 (1961-02-08)
Guest stars Jay Silverheels, Noah Beery Jr.
13521"The Odyssey of Flint McCullough"Frank ArrigoLeonard Praskins & Sloan NibleyFebruary 15, 1961 (1961-02-15)
Guest star Henry Hull
13622"The Beth Pearson Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyFebruary 22, 1961 (1961-02-22)

Guest star Virginia Grey

Note: Final appearance of Ward Bond.
13723"The Jed Polke Story"Virgil W. VogelPeter GermanoMarch 1, 1961 (1961-03-01)
Guest star John Lasell
13824"The Nancy Palmer Story"John EnglishTheodore Ferro & Matilde FerroMarch 7, 1961 (1961-03-07)
Guest stars Audrey Meadows, Jack Cassidy
13925"The Christopher Hale Story"Herschel DaughertyLawrence MenkinMarch 15, 1961 (1961-03-15)

Guest star Lee Marvin

Note: John McIntire's first episode as Chris Hale (he appeared in episode #74 as Andrew Hale).
14026"The Tiburcio Mendez Story"David Lowell RichGene L. CoonMarch 22, 1961 (1961-03-22)
Guest stars Nehemiah Persoff, Leonard Nimoy
14127"The Nellie Jefferson Story"Virgil W. VogelHarold SwantonApril 5, 1961 (1961-04-05)
Guest star Janis Paige
14228"The Saul Bevins Story"Joseph PevneyJean HollowayApril 12, 1961 (1961-04-12)
Guest star Rod Steiger
14329"The Joe Muharich Story"Virgil W. VogelGene L. CoonApril 19, 1961 (1961-04-19)
Guest star Akim Tamiroff
14430"The Duke Shannon Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyApril 26, 1961 (1961-04-26)
Guest star Frank McHugh
14531"The Will Santee Story"Ted PostHarold SwantonMay 3, 1961 (1961-05-03)
Guest stars Millie Perkins, Dean Stockwell
14632"The Jim Bridger Story"David ButlerJean HollowayMay 10, 1961 (1961-05-10)
Guest star Karl Swenson
14733"The Eleanor Culhane Story"Ted PostGene L. CoonMay 17, 1961 (1961-05-17)
Guest star Felicia Farr
14834"The Chalice"Virgil W. VogelWilliam Raynor & Myles WilderMay 24, 1961 (1961-05-24)
Guest star Lon Chaney Jr.
14935"The Janet Hale Story"David Lowell RichNorman JolleyMay 31, 1961 (1961-05-31)
Guest star Jeanette Nolan
15036"Wagon to Fort Anderson"Ted PostPeter GermanoJune 7, 1961 (1961-06-07)
Guest stars Albert Salmi, Don Rickles
15137"The Ah Chong Story"Virgil W. VogelStory by : Terry Wilson
Teleplay by : Sheldon Bonbewell
June 14, 1961 (1961-06-14)
Guest star Arnold Stang
15238"The Don Alvarado Story"David ButlerJean HollowayJune 21, 1961 (1961-06-21)
Guest star Martin Garralaga

Season 5 (1961–62)Edit

Final season to air on NBC. Several season 5 episodes are in color.

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1531"The Captain Dan Brady Story"Virgil W. VogelGene L. CoonSeptember 27, 1961 (1961-09-27)
Joseph Cotten as Captain Dan Brady, Dawn Wells as Mrs. Murray
1542"The Kitty Albright Story"David ButlerNorman JolleyOctober 4, 1961 (1961-10-04)

Polly Bergen as Kitty Albright

Note: This episode was filmed and shown in color.
1553"The Maud Frazer Story"David ButlerStory by : Rip Van Ronkle
Teleplay by : Rip Van Ronkle & Norman Jolley
October 11, 1961 (1961-10-11)
Barbara Stanwyck as Maud Frazer
1564"The Selena Hartnell Story"Jerry HopperWilliam Raynor & Myles WilderOctober 18, 1961 (1961-10-18)
Jan Sterling as Selena Hartnell, Claude Akins as Will Cotrell
1575"The Clementine Jones Story"David Lowell RichHarold SwantonOctober 25, 1961 (1961-10-25)
Ann Blyth as Clementine Jones, Dick York as Willie Pettigrew
1586"The Jenna Douglas Story"Virgil W. VogelStory by : Peggy & Lou Shaw
Teleplay by : John McGreevey
November 1, 1961 (1961-11-01)

Carolyn Jones as Jenna Douglas

Note: This episode was filmed and shown in color.
1597"The Artie Matthewson Story"Jerry HopperThomas ThompsonNovember 8, 1961 (1961-11-08)
Rory Calhoun as Artie Matthewson
1608"The Mark Miner Story"Herschel DaughertyNorman JolleyNovember 15, 1961 (1961-11-15)
Michael Burns as Mark Miner, Barbara Parkins as Eve
1619"The Bruce Saybrook Story"Virgil W. VogelPeter GermanoNovember 22, 1961 (1961-11-22)
Brian Aherne as Lord Bruce Saybrook, Antoinette Bower as Diana Saybrook
16210"The Lizabeth Ann Calhoun Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyDecember 6, 1961 (1961-12-06)

Dana Wynter as Lizabeth Ann Calhoun

Note: This episode was filmed and shown in color.
16311"The Traitor"Dick ModerNorman JolleyDecember 13, 1961 (1961-12-13)
Nick Adams as Sam Upton
16412"The Bettina May Story"Richard DonnerAllen H. MinerDecember 20, 1961 (1961-12-20)
Bette Davis as Bettina May
16513"Clyde"Virgil W. VogelGene L. CoonDecember 27, 1961 (1961-12-27)
Clyde the buffalo as himself, Harry von Zell as John Sherman
16614"The Martin Onyx Story"Jerry HopperRobert Yale LibottJanuary 3, 1962 (1962-01-03)
Jack Warden as Martin Onyx
16715"The Dick Pederson Story"Marje BloodLeonard PraskinsJanuary 10, 1962 (1962-01-10)
James MacArthur as Dick Pederson, Anne Helm as Janey Cutler
16816"The Hobie Redman Story"Virgil W. VogelThomas ThompsonJanuary 17, 1962 (1962-01-17)
Lin McCarthy as Hobie Redman
16917"The Malachi Hobart Story"David ButlerKen KolbJanuary 24, 1962 (1962-01-24)
Franchot Tone as Malachi Hobart, Irene Ryan as Martha Gresham
17018"The Dr. Denker Story"Frank ArrigoWilliam Douglas Lansford, Steven RitchJanuary 31, 1962 (1962-01-31)
Theodore Bikel as Dr. Denker
17119"The Lonnie Fallon Story"Virgil W. VogelHarold SwantonFebruary 7, 1962 (1962-02-07)

Gary Clarke as Lonnie Fallon

Note: This episode was filmed and shown in color.
17220"The Jeff Hartfield Story"Dick ModerLeonard PraskinsFebruary 14, 1962 (1962-02-14)
Jack Chaplain as Jeff Hartfield
17321"The Daniel Clay Story"Don RichSteven RitchFebruary 21, 1962 (1962-02-21)
Claude Rains as Judge Daniel Clay
17422"The Lieutenant Burton Story"David ButlerStory by : Ken Kalb
Teleplay by : Steven Ritch
February 28, 1962 (1962-02-28)
Dean Jones as Lieutenant Burton
17523"The Charley Shutup Story"Virgil W. VogelGene L. CoonMarch 7, 1962 (1962-03-07)
Dick York as Charley Shutup
17624"The Amos Billings Story"Dick ModerPeter GermanoMarch 14, 1962 (1962-03-14)

Paul Fix as Amos Billings

Note: This episode was filmed and shown in color.
17725"The Baylor Crofoot Story"Prentiss CombsJohn McGreeveyMarch 21, 1962 (1962-03-21)
Robert Culp as Baylor Crofoot
17826"The George B. Hanrahan Story"Virgil W. VogelGene L. CoonMarch 28, 1962 (1962-03-28)
Guest stars Lee Tracy as Hanrahan and Frank de Kova as Running Bear
17927"The Swamp Devil"Dick ModerNorman JolleyApril 4, 1962 (1962-04-04)
Philip Bourneuf as Joshua
18028"The Cole Crawford Story"Frank ArrigoThomas ThompsonApril 11, 1962 (1962-04-11)
James Drury as Cole Crawford, Diana Millay as Helen Crawford
18129"The Levi Hale Story"Virgil W. VogelLeonard PraskinsApril 18, 1962 (1962-04-18)
John McIntire plays Christopher Hale's twin brother Levi
18230"The Terry Morrell Story"Jesse HibbsPeter GermanoApril 25, 1962 (1962-04-25)
David Ladd as Terry Morrell
18331"The Jud Steele Story"Ted PostPeter GermanoMay 2, 1962 (1962-05-02)
Edward Binns as Jud Steele
18432"The Mary Beckett Story"Dick ModerStory by : Paul Hayward
Teleplay by : Steven Ritch
May 9, 1962 (1962-05-09)
Anne Jeffreys as Mary Beckett, Jocelyn Brando as Martha Lane
18533"The Nancy Davis Story"Dick ModerSteven RitchMay 16, 1962 (1962-05-16)
Lory Patrick as Nancy Davis, Cloris Leachman as Loretta, Byron Foulger as Hibbs
18634"The Frank Carter Story"Virgil W. VogelSteven RitchMay 23, 1962 (1962-05-23)
Albert Salmi as Frank Carter
18735"The John Turnbull Story"Charles F. HaasGene L. CoonMay 30, 1962 (1962-05-30)
Henry Silva as John Turnbull
18836"The Hiram Winthrop Story"Virgil W. VogelPeter GermanoJune 6, 1962 (1962-06-06)
Eduard Franz as Hiram Winthrop
18937"The Heather Mahoney Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyJune 13, 1962 (1962-06-13)
Jane Wyatt as Heather Mahoney

Season 6 (1962–63)Edit

First season to air on ABC.

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1901"Wagon Train Mutiny"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleySeptember 19, 1962 (1962-09-19)
Jane Wyman, Dan Duryea, Regis Toomey guest stars
1912"The Caroline Casteel Story"Virgil W. VogelGerry DaySeptember 26, 1962 (1962-09-26)
Barbara Stanwyck guest stars
1923"The Madame Sagittarius Story"Virgil W. VogelLeonard PraskinsOctober 3, 1962 (1962-10-03)
Thelma Ritter guest stars
1934"The Martin Gatsby Story"Jerry HopperThomas ThompsonOctober 10, 1962 (1962-10-10)
Fred Clark guest stars
1945"The John Augustus Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerOctober 17, 1962 (1962-10-17)
Joseph Cotten guest stars
1956"The Mavis Grant Story"Dick ModerSteven RitchOctober 24, 1962 (1962-10-24)
Ann Sheridan guest stars
2077"The Lisa Raincloud Story"Virgil W. VogelStory by : Dana Wynter and Steven Ritch
Teleplay by : Steven Ritch
October 31, 1962 (1962-10-31)
Dana Wynter guest stars
1978"The Shiloh Degnan Story"Virgil W. VogelHarold SwantonNovember 7, 1962 (1962-11-07)
Barry Morse, Nancy Gates, R. G. Armstrong guest stars
1989"The Levy-McGowan Story"Dick ModerBob BarbashNovember 14, 1962 (1962-11-14)
Leo Fuchs, Liam Redmond guest stars
19910"The John Bernard Story"Allen H. MinerJohn KneubuhlNovember 21, 1962 (1962-11-21)
Robert Ryan, Beau Bridges guest stars
20011"The Kurt Davos Story"Bernard GirardTed SherdemanNovember 28, 1962 (1962-11-28)
Eddie Albert guest stars
20112"The Eve Newhope Story"Bernard GirardJohn McGreeveyDecember 5, 1962 (1962-12-05)
Ann Blyth guest stars
20213"The Orly French Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyDecember 12, 1962 (1962-12-12)
Peter Fonda guest stars
20314"The Donna Fuller Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyDecember 19, 1962 (1962-12-19)
Jeanne Cooper, Simon Oakland guest stars
20415"The Sam Darland Story"Walter WagnerStory by : Walter Wagner
Teleplay by : Steven Ritch & Walter Wagner
December 26, 1962 (1962-12-26)
Art Linkletter, Nancy Davis, Bill Mumy, Rusty Stevens guest stars
20516"The Abel Weatherly Story"Dick ModerRobert Yale LibottJanuary 2, 1963 (1963-01-02)
J. D. Cannon guest stars
20617"The Davey Baxter Story"Dick ModerPat FielderJanuary 9, 1963 (1963-01-09)
Tommy Sands, Jeannine Riley guest stars
20718"The Johnny Masters Story"Bernard GirardPeter GermanoJanuary 16, 1963 (1963-01-16)
Anthony George guest stars
20819"The Naomi Kaylor Story"Bernard GirardWilliam Raynor and Myles WilderJanuary 30, 1963 (1963-01-30)
Joan Fontaine, Natalie Trundy guest stars
20920"The Hollister John Garrison Story"Sydney PollackGene L. CoonFebruary 6, 1963 (1963-02-06)
Charles Drake guest stars
21021"The Lily Legend Story"Virgil W. VogelLeonard Praskins & Sloan NibleyFebruary 13, 1963 (1963-02-13)
Susan Oliver, Richard Jaeckel guest stars
21122"Charlie Wooster - Outlaw"Virgil W. VogelLeonard PraskinsFebruary 20, 1963 (1963-02-20)
Jeanette Nolan, L.Q. Jones, Morgan Woodward, Frank Ferguson guest stars
21223"The Sara Proctor Story"Virgil W. VogelLeonard PraskinsFebruary 27, 1963 (1963-02-27)
Jean Hagen, Chris Robinson guest start
21324"The Emmett Lawton Story"Virgil W. VogelGene L. CoonMarch 6, 1963 (1963-03-06)
Dennis Hopper guest stars
21425"The Annie Duggan Story"James SheldonJohn McGreevey and Gary MunnMarch 13, 1963 (1963-03-13)
Carolyn Kearney, Arthur Franz guest stars, Byron Foulger
21526"The Michael McGoo Story"Jerry HopperNorman JolleyMarch 20, 1963 (1963-03-20)
John Doucette guest stars, Jimmy Mathers as the oldest Hooper orphan
21627"The Adam MacKenzie Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyMarch 27, 1963 (1963-03-27)
Michael Ansara, Peter Brown guest stars
21728"The Tom Tuesday Story"Virgil W. VogelLeonard Praskins & Sloan NibleyMarch 25, 1963 (1963-03-25)
Brian Keith guest stars
21829"Heather and Hamish"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerApril 10, 1963 (1963-04-10)
Anne Helm, Liam Redmond, Michael Parks guest stars
21930"The Blane Wessels Story"Jerry HopperJohn McGreeveyApril 17, 1963 (1963-04-17)
Robert Colbert, Virginia Christine guest stars
22031"The Tom O'Neal Story"Virgil W. VogelJohn KneubuhlApril 24, 1963 (1963-04-24)
Peter Helm, Les Tremayne guest stars
22132"The Clarence Mullins Story"Jerry HopperNorman JolleyMay 1, 1963 (1963-05-01)
Clu Gulager guest stars
22233"The David Garner Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyMay 8, 1963 (1963-05-08)
Randy Boone guest stars
22334"Alias Bill Hawks"Jerry HopperNorman JolleyMay 15, 1963 (1963-05-15)
Jeanne Bal, Ed Nelson, Joan Freeman guest stars
22435"The Antone Rose Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerMay 22, 1963 (1963-05-22)
Charles Knox Robinson guest stars
22536"The Jim Whitlow Story"William WitneySteven RichMay 29, 1963 (1963-05-29)
John Kerr, Ellen Burstyn guest stars
22637"The Barnaby West Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyJune 5, 1963 (1963-06-05)
Michael Burns, Stu Erwin guest stars

Season 7 (1963–64)Edit

All episodes in color and run for 90 minutes.

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
2271"The Molly Kincaid Story"Virgil W. VogelGene L. CoonSeptember 16, 1963 (1963-09-16)

Fabian, Barbara Stanwyck, Carolyn Jones and Ray Danton guest stars

Notes: The series is moved to Mondays until April 1964 when the show moved to Sundays for its final season.
2282"The Fort Pierce Story"William WitneyJohn McGreeveySeptember 23, 1963 (1963-09-23)
Ronald Reagan and Ann Blyth guest stars
2293"The Gus Morgan Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleySeptember 30, 1963 (1963-09-30)
Peter Falk and Tommy Sands guest stars
2304"The Widow O'Rourke Story"Joseph PevneyLeonard Praskins, Sloan NibleyOctober 7, 1963 (1963-10-07)
Robert Fuller, Carol Lawrence and Richard Loo guest stars
2315"The Robert Harrison Clarke Story"William WitneyGene L. CoonOctober 14, 1963 (1963-10-14)
Brian Keith and Michael Rennie guest stars
2326"The Myra Marshall Story"Joseph PevneyPeter GermanoOctober 21, 1963 (1963-10-21)
Suzanne Pleshette and Beverley Owen guest stars
2337"The Sam Spicer Story"R. G. SpringsteenNorman JolleyOctober 28, 1963 (1963-10-28)
Clu Gulager and Ed Begley guest stars
2348"The Sam Pulaski Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerNovember 4, 1963 (1963-11-04)
Ross Martin and Annette Funicello guest stars
2359"The Eli Bancroft Story"R. G. SpringsteenSteven RitchNovember 11, 1963 (1963-11-11)
Leif Erickson and Randy Boone guest stars.
23610"The Kitty Pryer Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerNovember 18, 1963 (1963-11-18)
Diana Hyland and Bradford Dillman guest stars
23711"The Sandra Cummings Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyDecember 2, 1963 (1963-12-02)
Rhonda Fleming, Cynthia Pepper and John Archer guest stars
23812"The Bleecker Story"William WitneyTed SherdemanDecember 9, 1963 (1963-12-09)
Joan Blondell and Ed Nelson guest stars
23913"The Story of Cain"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerDecember 16, 1963 (1963-12-16)
Ron Hayes and Anne Helm guest stars
24014"The Cassie Vance Story"Joseph PevneyBetty AndrewsDecember 23, 1963 (1963-12-23)
Laraine Day and Richard Carlson guest stars
24115"The Fenton Canaby Story"Joseph PevneyThomas ThompsonDecember 30, 1963 (1963-12-30)
Jack Kelly and Barbara Bain guest stars
24216"The Michael Malone Story"Virgil W. VogelGerry Day, David RichardsJanuary 6, 1964 (1964-01-06)
Michael Parks and Joyce Bulifant guest stars
24317"The Jed Whitmore Story"Virgil W. VogelTeddi ShermanJanuary 13, 1964 (1964-01-13)
Neville Brand and Karl Swenson guest stars
24418"The Geneva Balfour Story"Sutton RoleyKen TreveyJanuary 20, 1964 (1964-01-20)
Sherry Jackson, Kathleen Freeman and Byron Foulger guest stars
24519"The Kate Crawley Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyJanuary 27, 1964 (1964-01-27)
Barbara Stanwyck and Noah Beery Jr. guest stars
24620"The Grover Allen Story"Joseph PevneyJack CurtisFebruary 3, 1964 (1964-02-03)
Burgess Meredith and Byron Foulger guest stars
24721"The Andrew Elliott Story"Herschel DaughertyJohn KneubuhlFebruary 10, 1964 (1964-02-10)
Dick Sargent and Alfred Ryder guest stars
24822"The Melanie Craig Story"Joseph PevneyJohn McGreeveyFebruary 17, 1964 (1964-02-17)
Myrna Fahey and Jim Davis guest stars
24923"The Pearlie Garnet Story"Herschel DaughertyLeonard PraskinsFebruary 24, 1964 (1964-02-24)
Sharon Farrell, Marilyn Maxwell and Hugh Beaumont guest stars
25024"The Trace McCloud Story"Virgil W. VogelJohn McGreeveyMarch 2, 1964 (1964-03-02)
Larry Pennell and Audrey Dalton guest stars
25125"The Duncan McIvor Story"Herschel DaughertyNorman JolleyMarch 9, 1964 (1964-03-09)
Ron Hayes, Joanna Moore and Mike Mazurki guest stars
25226"The Ben Engel Story"Joseph PevneyBetty AndrewsMarch 16, 1964 (1964-03-16)
Clu Gulager and John Doucette guest stars
25327"The Whipping"Virgil W. VogelLeonard PraskinsMarch 23, 1964 (1964-03-23)
Martin Balsam guest stars
25428"The Santiago Quesada Story"Virgil W. VogelGerry DayMarch 30, 1964 (1964-03-30)
Jena Engstrom and Joseph Wiseman guest stars
25529"The Stark Bluff Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerApril 6, 1964 (1964-04-06)
Ray Danton and Hari Rhodes guest stars
25630"The Link Cheney Story"Joseph PevneyJohn McGreeveyApril 13, 1964 (1964-04-13)
Charles Drake and Pippa Scott guest stars
25731"The Zebedee Titus Story"Virgil W. VogelNorman JolleyApril 20, 1964 (1964-04-20)
Neville Brand guest star
25832"The Last Circle Up"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerApril 27, 1964 (1964-04-27)
Joe De Santis and Naomi Stevens guest star

Season 8 (1964–65)Edit

The final season reverts to black-and-white and runs for 60 minutes.

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
2591"The Bob Stuart Story"Virgil W. VogelCalvin ClementsSeptember 20, 1964 (1964-09-20)
Robert Ryan, Vera Miles, Tommy Sands, Andrew Prine guest star
2602"The Hide Hunters"Virgil W. VogelJohn McGreeveySeptember 27, 1964 (1964-09-27)
Chris Robinson, Charla Doherty, Morgan Woodward guest star
2613"The John Gillman Story"Joseph PevneyCalvin ClementsOctober 4, 1964 (1964-10-04)
Bobby Darin, Betsy Hale, Virginia Gregg guest star
2624"The Race Town Story"Joseph PevneyCalvin ClementsOctober 11, 1964 (1964-10-11)
Dan Duryea, Cheryl Holdridge guest star
2635"The Barbara Lindquist Story"R. G. SpringsteenMeyer DolinskyOctober 18, 1964 (1964-10-18)
Dana Wynter, Barry Atwater guest star
2646"The Brian Conlin Story"Virgil W. VogelFrank ChaseOctober 25, 1964 (1964-10-25)
Leslie Nielsen, Paul Fix, Audrey Dalton guest star
2657"The Alice Whitetree Story"Joseph PevneyJohn KneubuhlNovember 1, 1964 (1964-11-01)
Diane Baker, John Hoyt, Ken Lynch guest star
2668"Those Who Stay Behind"Virgil W. VogelJohn McGreeveyNovember 8, 1964 (1964-11-08)
Lola Albright, Peter Brown, Jay North guest stars
2679"The Nancy Styles Story"Joseph PevneyNorman JolleyNovember 22, 1964 (1964-11-22)
Deborah Walley, Ryan O'Neal guest star
26810"The Richard Bloodgood Story"Joseph PevneyLeonard PraskinsNovember 29, 1964 (1964-11-29)
Guy Stockwell, Reta Shaw guest star
26911"The Clay Shelby Story"R. G. SpringsteenPeter GermanoDecember 6, 1964 (1964-12-06)
Dwayne Hickman, Richard Carlson guest star
27012"Little Girl Lost"Virgil W. VogelLeonard PraskinsDecember 13, 1964 (1964-12-13)
Lisa Eilbacher, John Doucette guest star
27113"The Hector Heatherton Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerDecember 20, 1964 (1964-12-20)
Tom Ewell, Jeanne Cooper Kim Darby guest star
27214"The Echo Pass Story"Joseph PevneyCalvin ClementsJanuary 3, 1965 (1965-01-03)
Jack Lord, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Diane Brewster guest star
27315"The Chottsie Gubenheimer Story"Joseph PevneyJohn McGreeveyJanuary 10, 1965 (1965-01-10)
Jeanette Nolan guest star
27416"The Wanda Snow Story"Joseph PevneyEarl HamnerJanuary 17, 1965 (1965-01-17)
Marta Kristen, Arthur O'Connell, Dabbs Greer guest star
27517"The Isaiah Quickfox Story"Virgil W. VogelJohn KneubuhlJanuary 31, 1965 (1965-01-31)
Frank de Kova, Andrew Prine guest star
27618"Herman"Joseph PevneyTed Sherdeman and Jane KloveFebruary 14, 1965 (1965-02-14)
Charlie Ruggles, Linda Evans guest star
27719"The Bonnie Brooke Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerFebruary 21, 1965 (1965-02-21)
Katharine Ross, Robert Emhardt guest stars
27820"The Miss Mary Lee McIntosh Story"Virgil W. VogelGerry DayFebruary 28, 1965 (1965-02-28)
Bethel Leslie, Jack Warden, Eddie Little Sky, Jack Bighead guest star
27921"The Captain Sam Story"Virgil W. VogelGerry DayMarch 21, 1965 (1965-03-21)
Cathy Lewis, John War Eagle guest star
28022"The Betsy Blee Smith Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerMarch 28, 1965 (1965-03-28)
Jennifer Billingsley, Joel McCrea guest star
28123"The Katy Piper Story"Joseph PevneyLeonard Praskins and Stanley DyrectorApril 11, 1965 (1965-04-11)
Frances Reid, Virginia Christine guest star
28224"The Indian Girl Story"James H. BrownCalvin ClementsApril 18, 1965 (1965-04-18)
Leslie Perkins, John Lupton guest star
28325"The Silver Lady"Andrew V. McLaglenDick NelsonApril 25, 1965 (1965-04-25)
Don Galloway, Don Collier guest star
28426"The Jarbo Pierce Story"William WitneyCalvin ClementsMay 2, 1965 (1965-05-02)
Rory Calhoun guest star


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  2. ^ a b c Buscombe 1988, p. 422
  3. ^ Rosin 2008, pp. 91, 197
  4. ^ Rosin 2008, p. 89
  5. ^ a b D'Allesandro, K.C. (2014). "Wagon Train". Archive of American Television. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  6. ^ Rosin 2008, p. 36
  7. ^ Rosin 2008, p. 37
  8. ^ Rosin 2008, p. 42
  9. ^ Rosin 2008, p. 47
  10. ^ Rosin 2008, pp. 91–205



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