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Wagon Train: The Orly French Story

A marshal who was once an outlaw tries to steer a young gun in the right direction.


Episode Info


Episode number: 6x13
Airdate: Wednesday December 12th, 1962

Director: Virgil Vogel
Writer: Norman Jolley


  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Sharon FarrellSharon Farrell
As Judy Wilson
Recurring
John DoucetteJohn Doucette
As Marshal Jason Hartman
Recurring
Robert CornthwaiteRobert Cornthwaite
As Dr. Wilson
Recurring
Gil PerkinsGil Perkins
As Harvey Bates
Recurring
Peter FondaPeter Fonda
As Orly French
Main Cast
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Denny Miller (1)Denny Miller (1)
As Duke Shannon
Episode Notes
Peter Fonda is the son of Academy Award winning actor Henry Fonda and the brother of Academy Award winning actress Jane Fonda.

John McIntire does not appear in this episode and no reason is given in the dialogue for his absence. The guest stars pretty much carry the load storyline wise.



Episode Quotes
Orly: I'm sick of you trailin' me. Now turn around.
Hartman: Why?
Orly: 'Cause I don't like the looks of your back.

Orly: What's the matter with you? Can't you make up your mind whether you're a marshal, a preacher, or a gunslinger?
Hartman: I'm a little of all three, Orly, and I gotta warn you that's a combination that's gonna be hard to beat.

Wooster: I'll still bet a month's pay on that hard-headed bandit.
Hawks: It takes a hard head to know a hard head.

Judy: The world is full of good things, Orly, and if we just think about them we won't have time for trouble.

Hartman: You put up quite a battle, Orly, but you forgot one thing--you're outnumbered.



Analysis
A way too predictable plot twist and a lack of screen time for the regulars lower things somewhat but you do have good performances from guest stars Peter Fonda and Sharon Farrell.



Other Episode Crew

ProducerHoward Christie
Associate ProducerFrederick Shorr
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron (1)
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr. (1)  |  Ralph Sylos
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Film EditorMarston Fay
SoundMelvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
Assistant DirectorJack Doran
Editorial SupervisorDavid J O'Connell
Theme MusicJerome Moross
 
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