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Wagon Train: The Saul Bevins Story

Saul Bevins, who is blind, persuades Hale to allow him to travel with the wagon train.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x28
Airdate: Wednesday April 12th, 1961

Director: Joseph Pevney
Writer: Jean Holloway

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Special Guest Stars
Rod Steiger
As Saul Bevins

Guest Stars
Rachel Ames
As Jane Harley
Vivi Janiss
As Martha Bevins
Charles Herbert
As Job Bevins
Willard Waterman
As Andrew Harley
Charles Carlson
As Lonnie
I. Stanford Jolley
As Jed
Main Cast
John McIntire
As Christopher Hale
Frank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Episode Notes
This episode marks a rare television appearance for Rod Steiger who would go onto win an Academy Award as Best Actor in 1967 for In the Heat of the Night.

Robert Horton does not appear in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Bevins: Are you Christopher Hale?
Hale: Have been for many years.

Hale: It's not easy to refuse you.
Bevins: Frankly, I'm hoping you find it impossible.

Job: Pop, why do you always smell more than me?
Bevins: Because I see through my nose, that's why.

Bevins: (to Hale) The terrible thing about being blind is not the darkness of the world we live in but the darkness of those around us.

Hale: Charlie's stews are always a mystery to me. He never says what's in 'em.

Jane: Even a man who can see is willing to accept help.
Bevins: A man who can see doesn't have to prove anything.

Jed: I can smell out money like a man with a divining rod can smell out water.

Hale: Charlie, you worry too much about other people's business.
Wooster: I don't have any of my own.

Hale: (to Bevins) If you wanna be like other men, you're gonna have enemies like other men.

Wooster: Don't you ever get curious about anything?
Hale: I do but I fight it.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerHoward Christie
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron
Set DecoratorRalph Sylos  |  John McCarthy, Jr.
Director of PhotographyWalter Strenge
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Music ScoreRichard Shores
Film EditorGene Palmer
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorDonald Baer
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Theme MusicJerome Moross
Warning: Wagon Train season 4 episode 28 guide may contain spoilers
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