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Wagon Train: The Dora Gray Story

Flint goes after a gunrunner who happens to be traveling with Dora Grey, a woman of some notoriety.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x20
Airdate: Wednesday January 29th, 1958

Director: Arnold Laven
Writer: E. Jack Neuman


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Special Guest Stars
Linda DarnellLinda Darnell
As Dora Gray
Recurring

Guest Stars
John CarradineJohn Carradine
As Doc Lockridge
Recurring
Craig DuncanCraig Duncan
As Private #1
Recurring
Milan SmithMilan Smith
As Native American
Recurring
Sandy SandersSandy Sanders
As Corporal
Recurring
Tyler McVeyTyler McVey
As Colonel
Recurring
X BrandsX Brands
As Little Horse
Recurring
Dan BlockerDan Blocker
As Sgt. Broderick
Mike ConnorsMike Connors
As Lt. Miles Borden
Richard James (2)Richard James (2)
As Private #2
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
Linda Darnell would return as Dora Gray in the first season finale The Sacramento Story.

Dan Blocker would later become a TV legend as Hoss Cartwright on Bonanza.

John Carradine was the father of actors Robert, David, and Keith Carradine.

Mike Connors would later star as the title character in the 1960's CBS private eye drama Mannix.



Episode Quotes
Adams: You want Hawks to go with you?
Flint: No, it's better that I go alone. I can run faster that way.

Flint: You plannin' on shootin' me?
Lockridge: Don't know yet.

Dora: (about Flint) Where'd he come from?
Lockridge: Scoutin' from the wagon train.
Dora: I reckon that's one way of makin' a livin'.

Dora: Can't you take it slower? I'm in no hurry.
Flint: This isn't a pleasure ride, lady.

Flint: Do you always bathe in public?
Dora: I don't remember asking you to come here.

Flint: Do I have to dress you?
Dora: Why not? I always did have trouble getting buttoned up the back.

Borden: What about that scout McCullough? What did he promise you?
Dora: That I was goin' to jail.

Borden: Untie him and shoot to kill if he makes a wrong move.
Flint: I may not make one.
Borden: You will.



Episode Goofs
After the lieutenant passes out, Dora refers to him as Mike but his real first name is Miles.



Analysis
Interesting episode to watch because the viewer gets to see two future TV heroes (Dan Blocker, Mike Connors) playing heavies. Linda Darnell is as luscious here as she ever was in the movies when she was nicknamed "The Girl with the Perfect Face." If there is one flaw here it's that John Carradine all but disappears after the first twenty minutes or so.



Other Episode Crew

ProducerRichard Lewis (2)
Associate ProducerBoris Ingster
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron
Set DecoratorRalph Sylos
Director of PhotographyHerbert J. Kirkpatrick
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Film EditorGene Palmer
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorGeorge Lollier
Assistant To The ProducerRobert Eggenweiler
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
 
Warning: Wagon Train season 1 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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