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Wagon Train: The Nels Stack Story

Nels Stack enrages his fellow wagon train passengers when he befriends an elderly Native American.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x6
Airdate: Wednesday October 23rd, 1957

Director: Don Weis
Story: Lester Dent
Teleplay: John Dunkel

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Special Guest Stars
Mark Stevens (1)
As Nelson Stack
Joanne Dru
As Laura Collins

Guest Stars
Kevin Hagen
As Jeff Claymore
Charles Stevens
As Old Indian
Irene Corlett
As Mrs. Hawks
John Daheim
As Cory (as John Day)
Dale Van Sickel
As Hamilton
Tom Selden
As Cavalry Sergeant
Main Cast
Ward Bond
As Major Seth Adams
Robert Horton
As Flint McCullough
Frank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Episode Notes
Guest star Mark Stevens would go onto direct eight episodes of the series.

Joanne Dru had previously co-starred with Ward Bond in the 1950 film Wagonmaster on which the series was partially based.

Episode Quotes
Stack: The train's stopped.
Adams: I never knew it to fail. Every time I turn my back something happens.

Adams: (to Claymoore) I'm charged with gettin' this wagon train to the Coast not fightin' Indian wars.

Adams: All Injuns look alike 'til you get used to 'em.

Adams: (about crossing the river) How's it goin', Colonel?
Stack: Oh, we might be able to do it if we had a week or two.

Adams: You call that coffee?
Wooster: That ain't coffee. That's the dishwater.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerRichard Lewis (2)
Associate ProducerBoris Ingster
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorPerry Murdock
Director of PhotographyHerbert J. Kirkpatrick
Art DirectorJohn J. Lloyd
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Film EditorBill Mosher
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorWill Sheldon
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
Warning: Wagon Train season 1 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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