Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Myra Marshall Story 

Coop accompanies Grace Marshall to visit her sister Myra whom, traumatized by an upbringing by an abusive father, Grace finds living a life of addiction and infidelity for which Grace wrongfully blames husband Vern.

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writer:

Peter Germano (as Peter B. Germano)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Fuller ... Cooper Smith
John McIntire ... Christopher Hale
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks (credit only)
Denny Miller ... Duke Shannon (as Scott Miller)
Suzanne Pleshette ... Myra Marshall
Charles Drake ... Marshal Vern Rothman
Beverley Owen ... Grace Marshall
Michael Burns ... Barnaby West
Rex Reason ... Colin Brenner
Jack Lambert ... Nick
Dayton Lummis Dayton Lummis ... Rev. Philip Marshall
Jackie Searl ... Manny (as Jack Searl)
Stanley Clements ... Joe
Sidney Clute ... Cal Williams (as Sid Clute)
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Storyline

Grace and Myra Marshall were raised by a minister who was also an abusive father who believed in very strict rules including locking his daughters in the attic. Myra was always the one getting into most of the trouble and was therefore affected more by the rough treatment. When she met Army officer Vern Rothman who also had a proper upbringing, she decided to elope with him to escape her father. Five years later their father has died and Grace upon reading letters from Myra assumes Vern is mistreating Myra decides to join the Hale wagon train to go west to rescue Myra. Duke and Cooper especially find her beautiful and attractive along with the others. When it is time for Grace to leave the wagon train, Coop drives her to the town to look for her sister. Upon arrival they see Vern is the local Marshal who appears to be following the orders of a saloon owner. He tells them where Myra is at but asks them to not help her. Myra immediately asks for money which she uses to satisfy her opium... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Revue Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The opening shot of the exterior mansion is the house that would used a few months later in the Munsters TV show. Also Beverly Owens would go on to play Marilyn Munster in the same tv show. See more »

Goofs

During the time period when the show is set, lighting was either by gas jet or kerosene lamp. However when Cooper enters the saloon, there is an ornate lamp on the table to his left with an obvious electrical cord strung down to the wall. See more »

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Detached to accompany
17 May 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This episode of Wagon Train has Robert Fuller detached to accompany Beverly Owen to a small town where her sister Suzanne Pleshette and husband Charles Drake live. But this is one strange marriage as Pleshette is a wild child who works in the town saloon owned by Rex Reason and Drake is the sheriff. As you can imagine he's not held in high esteem.

For reasons that the story doesn't ever flush out, Owen blames Drake for what has become of Pleshette. There is a flashback that shows clearly who is to blame for both of these women as they are. They were raised by a Puritanical preacher father Dayton Lummis. Owen has her own issues as well. Where as Pleshette became a trollop, Owen is frigid. Pleshette also has another problem which I won't get into.

Definitely not one of the better Wagon Train episodes.


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