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Wagon Train: The Jeff Hartfield Story

Jeff Hartfield plans to run away from the wagon train to save his father who's awaiting execution in prison.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x20
Airdate: Wednesday February 14th, 1962

Director: Dick Moder
Writer: Leonard Praskins

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Guest Stars
Dennis RushDennis Rush
As Davey Adams
House Peters, Jr.House Peters, Jr.
As Link Hartfield
Mary GregoryMary Gregory
As Mrs. Adams
Michael ForestMichael Forest
As Dallas
Roger MobleyRoger Mobley
As Steve Brewster
Billy HalopBilly Halop
As Brewster
Jack ChaplainJack Chaplain
As Jeff Hartfield
Jackie LougheryJackie Loughery
As Jenny Hartfield
Ross ElliottRoss Elliott
As Adams
Main Cast
John McIntireJohn McIntire
As Christopher Hale
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Denny MillerDenny Miller
As Duke Shannon
Episode Notes
Robert Horton does not appear in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Hawks: There's one thing you can make and it's blackberry pie.
Wooster: All right, you can have it.
(Throws pie in Hawks' face)

Hale: I guess I was a little hard on Wooster. His cooking is something almost fit to eat.

Wooster: (after tasting his stew) Maybe people have been right about my cooking.

Hale: When did you start readin' my mind?
Hawks: I'm not readin' your mind, I'm readin' your face. It's like an open book printed in big letters.

Hartfield: (to Wooster) We're a fine posse. One man wounded, one man that's as good as crippled.

Dallas: Hi, Link. The last I heard you were gonna be the guest of honor at a necktie social or did they let you out so you could get that money you borrowed from the bank and have yourself a time.
Hartsfield: You're talkin' pretty big for a tinhorn gunman. The last time we met you were breakin' into piggie banks and boastin' about it.

Episode Goofs
Nitpick: The viewer is required to have a major suspension of disbelief when Link Harftield, awaiting execution, suddenly escapes and shows up in the cave where the money is hidden.

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
Film EditorGene Palmer
SoundMelvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
Assistant DirectorCharles S. Gould
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Theme MusicJerome Moross
Warning: Wagon Train season 5 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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