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Wagon Train: The Charles Avery Story

Flint suspects that an Army officer has an ulterior motive when he accompanies him to deliver a peace treaty to a once hostile Native American chief.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Airdate: Wednesday November 13th, 1957

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Special Guest Stars
Farley Granger
As Lt. Charles Avery

Guest Stars
Abel Fernández
As Choya
Eddie Little Sky
As Indian Brave
Henry Brandon
As Running Horse
Ted Mapes
As Ted
Bing Russell
As Private Cullen
Chuck Connors
As Private John Sumter
Mack Williams (1)
As Black Cloud
Nico Minardos
As Big Bear
Susan Kohner
As Mokai
Main Cast
Ward Bond
As Major Seth Adams
Robert Horton
As Flint McCullough
Frank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Episode Notes
Chuck Connors would later go onto star as Lucas McCain in the classic Western The Rifleman.

Abel Fernandez would later be cast as Agent William Youngfellow in the classic 1959-63 ABC crime drama The Untouchables.

Bing Russell was the father of actor Kurt Russell.

Episode Quotes
Flint: Kind of hard on the girl, aren't you?
Avery: The Major pampers her. I don't intend to.

Cullen: Anything we can do for the Major?
Avery: Yes, start digging.

Avery: (to Flint) I'm in command now. If you don't like the way I'm running things you can go back to the wagon train.

Flint: I'd leave the girl alone if I were you.
Sumter: You aren't so quit worryin'.

Avery: (about the Indians) They won't attack at night.
Flint: A lot of men have made the same mistake. They're dead now.

Flint: You know, Avery, for a man who hates Indians as much as you claim to you're in a hurry to get this treaty through.
Avery: Maybe I'm bucking for captain's bars.

Episode References
You can't expect an episode written by Aaron Spelling to have much depth to it and this one doesn't but it's still decent enough with an appearance by a pre-Rifleman Chuck Connors. Farley Granger pulls his weight in the lead guest star role opposite Robert Horton.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerRichard Lewis (2)
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorPerry Murdock
Director of PhotographyHerbert J. Kirkpatrick
Art DirectorJohn J. Lloyd
Film EditorGene Palmer
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorGeorge Lollier
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
Warning: Wagon Train season 1 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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