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Wagon Train: The Ruttledge Munroe Story

Major Adams takes young Ruttledge Munroe onto the wagon train after learning that Munroe has lost his horse. Ruttledge soon proves his worth by shooting two men attempting to rob the train. However, this action terrifies fellow passenger Ruth Hadley, whom Ruttledge has become enamored with.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x34
Airdate: Wednesday May 21st, 1958

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Special Guest Stars
John Drew Barrymore
As Ruttledge Munroe

Guest Stars
Jack Grinnage
As Warren Mitchell
Tom Monroe
As Henshaw
William Tannen
As Masters
George Eldredge
As Mitchell
Helen Brown
As Mrs. Mitchell
Mala Powers
As Ruth Hadley
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
John Drew Barrymore was the father of actress Drew Barrymore and the son of legendary actor John Barrymore.

Robert Horton only appears in the opening scene of this episode.

Ruttledge Munroe, though he start off decent enough, ranks as one of the nastier mothers in series history.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
John Drew BarrymoreRunaway, Runaway 

Episode Quotes
Munroe: (about Ruth) Boy, she sure is pretty.
Adams: I'd have to go along with you there too, I guess.

Hawks: He's a cute little fellow, Mrs. Hadley. What's his name?
Ruth: His name is Elizabeth.

Munroe: (to Ruth) I don't like sittin' out here alone, hear?

Adams: You know, Munroe, you don't quite ring true to me.

Munroe: She can't tell you nothin' I can't.
Adams: Then you better start talkin', Mister.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerRichard Lewis (2)
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron
Set DecoratorRalph Sylos
Director of PhotographyBenjamin H. Kline
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Film EditorGene Palmer
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorJames H. Brown
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
Warning: Wagon Train season 1 episode 34 guide may contain spoilers
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