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Wagon Train: The River Crossing

The wagon train faces two obstacles: a badly swollen river and hostile Comanches who might destroy the train unless it somehow makes it across the water.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x12
Airdate: Wednesday December 14th, 1960

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Writer: Jean Holloway

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Guest Stars
Charles AidmanCharles Aidman
As Colonel Buckner
Robert J. WilkeRobert J. Wilke
As Jabez Moore
Claudia BryarClaudia Bryar
As Mrs. Moore
Colette JacksonColette Jackson
As Gray Sparrow
Dennis McCarthyDennis McCarthy
As Hawkins
Marshall Reed (1)Marshall Reed (1)
As Tom
X BrandsX Brands
As Broken Finger
Allen JaffeAllen Jaffe
As Black Forest
Michael KeepMichael Keep
As Dark Eagle
Ron HarperRon Harper
As Lt. Bevins
Main Cast
Ward BondWard Bond
As Major Seth Adams
Robert HortonRobert Horton
As Flint McCullough
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Episode Notes
Terry Wilson does not appear in this episode.

Ron Harper would soon be cast as Detective Kling in the police drama 87th Precinct.

Episode Quotes
Adams: I don't like the looks of that sky.
Wooster: I don't like the looks of this river.

Adams: You all right, Charlie?
Wooster: I'm all wet.
Adams: You always were.

Flint: You know that you murdered over 100 women and children?
Buckner: I thought it was closer to 200.

Flint: You've got a lot to learn about Indians, Colonel.
Buckner: They've got a lot to learn about me.

Buckner: I'm not afraid of Comanches.
Flint: If you live long enough you will be.

Moore: What's the matter--are you afraid?
Flint: Yeah, that's one way of puttin' it.

Wooster: (after seeing the Comanches) Merciful saints! We've had it now.

Bevins: I've heard tales of the Comanches skinning men alive.
Flint: Don't believe everything you hear. It's easier.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerHoward Christie
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr.  |  Ralph Sylos
Director of PhotographyWalter Strenge
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Music ScoreDavid Buttolph
Film EditorEugene Pendleton
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorJames Hogan
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Theme MusicJerome Moross
Warning: Wagon Train season 4 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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