Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Sam Pulaski Story 

On the train Coop is falling for the sister of the man running a gang who beat and robbed Coop in Hell's Kitchen in Brooklyn. Coop believes the man who says he is going west to change but his goons are still plying their scam on the train.


Allen H. Miner


Allen H. Miner




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Fuller ... Cooper Smith
John McIntire ... Christopher Hale
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Denny Miller ... Duke Shannon (as Scott Miller)
Ross Martin ... Sam Pulaski
Annette Funicello ... Rose Pulaski
Jocelyn Brando ... Mrs. Pulaski
Stanley Adams ... Jersey
Richard Bakalyan ... Muscles
Morgan Woodward ... Pocky
Harry Carey Jr. ... John Jay Burroughs
Jonathan Kidd Jonathan Kidd ... Louie
Orville Sherman ... Shorty the Bartender
David Fresco ... Old Salt


The wagon train staff is giving Coop a hard time about joining the Pulaski family for dinner where the daughter Rose has Coop all but tied up. Coop and the gorgeous Rose Pulaski are falling in love with each other after running into each other before the wagon train left to go west. However, when Coop arrives for dinner he recognizes Rose's brother Sam causing Coop to recall their past. Coop recognizes him as the leader of a gang that beat and robbed him in Brooklyn at Hell's Kitchen a while earlier. Sam asks Coop to say nothing about the incident to which Coop agrees when Sam tells Coop he is coming west to change his ways. However, Sam omits that two of his confederates have also joined the train and they are running a protection racket - under Sam's orders. Rose has an idea how Sam has made a living since the age of 12 but their mom has no clue. Rose's brother Sam objects to Coop, as he has to every man Rose has wanted to be with even though she is an adult and their mother tells ... Written by rbecker28

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4 November 1963 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Scarface on the Wagon Train
17 February 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A little bit of the classic film Scarface goes into this Wagon Train story which recalls a time Cooper Smith was in Brooklyn and got rolled by a couple of plug uglys on the docks there. That and a bit of Blood And Sand toward the end.

Ross Martin and his mother and sister have joined the Wagon Train and are traveling west. Robert Fuller and the sister Annette Funicello are start to keep company, but he recognizes Martin when he meets him as the leader of a gang that rolled him and worked him over. The two henchmen, Richard Bakalyn and Stanley Adams are also on the Train and working the old protection racket with the settlers.

As Paul Muni was jealous of anyone coming near his sister Ann Dvorak in Scarface so Martin is when it comes to Funicello. When the two hooligans are discovered working the protection racket it becomes a necessity to get rid of Fuller.

Martin who was a most chameleon like performer who spoke many languages and could adapt to any role gets his Brookynese down pat for this part. As both Adams and Bakalyn are convincing urbanites their scenes have verisimilitude.

Jocelyn Brando plays the mother and the final scene has her in a church praying just as Nazimova was in Blood And Sand after Tyrone Power's last bullfight. The influence of that film is obvious.

Annette Funicello is something different than a Walt Disney perky teen and a Beach Party girl. Her fans might want to see this.

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