Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Wagon Train Mutiny 

When Comancheros wipe out a small wagon train ahead of them, Chris sends Bill and Duke to check it out. They find a young wounded Comanchero who tells them they are to be attacked. Chris' actions cause a mutiny.

Director:

Virgil W. Vogel

Writer:

Norman Jolley
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John McIntire ... Christopher Hale
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Denny Miller ... Duke Shannon
Jane Wyman ... Hannah Barber
Dan Duryea ... Amos
Regis Toomey ... Mr. Hunter
Peter Helm ... Leland Barber
Dickie Jones ... John Hunter (as Dick Jones)
John Rodney ... Major Groff
Jose De Vega ... Renaldo Ortega
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When gunfire is heard, Hale circles the wagons and sends Bill and Duke to determine the cause. They see Comancheros leaving the site of the wreckage of another small wagon train that was attacked. The only person they find alive is a young Comanchero who warns Hale that his group is planning to attack Hale's wagon train as well, and tells them how and when. He says the Comancheros are split into two groups with one group three days away. Though Hale is inclined to believe the young man, Hawks is skeptical, believing his story may be a trap. Many of the train's passengers believe this as well, and are angry when Hale recruits some of the men to come with him to wipe out the local Comancheros. When some of the men are killed, anger turns particularly against Hale and the young Comanchero, and a mutiny develops. Written by rbecker28

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Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1962 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Revue Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was the first episode of this series to be broadcast on ABC. See more »

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Dan Duryea speaks treason
18 September 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

As you can tell by the title this Wagon Train episode is concerned with a mutiny that John McIntire is facing because of a decision he made regarding some Comanchero raiders. Denny Miller comes across a previous Wagon Train that has been wiped out, but one wounded Comanchero was left behind, a young kid played by Jose DeVega. He tells McIntire that he was abducted in a raid on his village and has played along to survive. He also says that the band that did the raid on the previous and much smaller Wagon Train was only part of the group.

McIntire makes a decision to launch a first strike against the camp. It does not go down well with the members of the Wagon Train. Even Terry Wilson questions the wisdom as he doesn't trust Comancheros on general principle. Wilson goes along though, but Dan Duryea stirs up trouble after that raid nets a few casualties including Jane Wyman's young son.

Wyman gives a gut wrenching performance as a grieving mother who is caught between anger, revenge, and grief. They all register at the same time with her. Duryea is his usual nasty self.

These two Hollywood icons are enough reason to see this Wagon Train story.


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