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Wagon Train: The Ruth Owens Story

A woman's brother kills a man who made a derogatory remark about her only to discover later that the remark was true.



Episode Info


Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Wednesday October 09th, 1957



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Special Guest Stars
Shelley WintersShelley Winters
As Ruth Owens

Guest Stars
Dean StockwellDean Stockwell
As Jimmy Drew
Recurring
Kent SmithKent Smith
As Paul Owens
Recurring
Charles SeelCharles Seel
As Passenger
Recurring
Hope SummersHope Summers
As Passenger
Recurring
K.L. SmithK.L. Smith
As Lank Carr
Recurring
Malcolm AtterburyMalcolm Atterbury
As John Bixby
Recurring
Minerva UrecalMinerva Urecal
As Mrs. Smith
Recurring
Ralph MoodyRalph Moody
As Foster Carr
Recurring
Wendy WinkelmanWendy Winkelman
As Sarah Owens
Recurring
Ann MorrisonAnn Morrison
As Passenger
Emerson TreacyEmerson Treacy
As George Hanks
Harry TylerHarry Tyler
As Williams
Jim BrandtJim Brandt
As James Hanks
Tom BrandtTom Brandt
As Abraham Hanks
Main Cast
Ward BondWard Bond
As Major Seth Adams
Robert HortonRobert Horton
As Flint McCullough
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Episode Notes
Bill Hawks here is just another wagon train passenger not the assistant wagon master he would later become.

Dean Stockwell would later co-star in Quantum Leap.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Shelley WintersGoin' Over Jordan 


Episode Quotes
Ruth: Jimmy, if you're a woman and you're alone it can crush you like the earth falling in on you.

Adams: You can't make a man wanta live that's already dead inside.

Adams: Now don't get yourself worked up into a lather, Mr. Carr. You'll get your pound of flesh but it'll be sundown like I said.

Ruth: (to Jimmy) You're just like Pa. Filled with righteousness and hate.



Analysis
Despite a good cast of guest stars (Shelley Winters, Dean Stockwell, Kent Smith) this episode flattens out early and pretty much lies there the rest of the way. Probably to be expected since it is an early episode and the producers were still experimenting with what was going to work and what wasn't.



Other Episode Crew

ProducerRichard Lewis (2)
Associate ProducerBoris Ingster
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upLeo Lotito, Jr.
Set DecoratorJames Redd
Director of PhotographyHerbert J. Kirkpatrick
Art DirectorJohn J. Lloyd
Film EditorBill Mosher
Assistant DirectorWill Sheldon
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
 
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