Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Betsy Blee Smith Story 

Despite the advice of some Coop decides to visit former girlfriend Eloise Blee, but finds Eloise gone, and instead winds up being talked into posing as her twin sister Betsy's missing husband and father of her baby daughter.


Allen H. Miner


Allen H. Miner


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Episode cast overview:
John McIntire ... Christopher Hale
Robert Fuller ... Cooper Smith
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Michael Burns ... Barnaby West
Jennifer Billingsley ... Eloise Blee / Betsy Blee
Peter Whitney ... Buster Blee
Jody McCrea ... Calvin S. Brown
Meg Wyllie ... Sylvia Blee
Orville Sherman ... Irving Simon


The wagon train is near a town where Coop had stopped the previous year and met Eloise Blee and her twin sister Betsy who was engaged. The twins are nearly impossible to tell apart as well as being very beautiful. Coop asks Chris and the others who will have to do his work if it is okay to visit her for a day or two as he promised he would if he was in the area. Chris allows it but Coop finds Eloise ran off with a peddler a week after Coop left. The married Betsy's husband C. S. Brown is missing with her about to have a baby. Betsy upon recognizing Coop's initials are C. S. asks Coop to pose as her missing husband which he reluctantly does. When the wagon train crew visits after hearing about his situation from Barnaby, Coop is unable to explain it and his new baby daughter. Written by Anonymous

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28 March 1965 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The storekeeper's daughter
3 April 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Accent is on comedy as Robert Fuller nearly gets trapped into a marriage by just being a gentleman in this Wagon Train episode. Seems as though before he signed on to scout for John McIntire and the Wagon Train he was paying court to Jennifer Billingsley who plays two very beautiful twins. He promised he'd look up the one he liked.

But the other one gets married and her man leaves for West Point and then on the way gets shanghaied on a whaler. And now the other one who married on Calvin Smith Brown is looking to shanghai Cooper Smith in the role of father and husband. And her grateful father Peter Whitney makes him a partner in his general store.

Wagon Train scout Cooper Smith looks just great in a storekeeper's apron as all the Wagon Train crew comments.

To top it all off Jody McCrea playing the real dad shows up and things get even stickier.

A nice offering from Wagon Train's last season.

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