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Wagon Train: The Bob Stuart Story

A former lawman tangles with an old enemy on his wedding day--wagon train scout Cooper Smith.


Episode Info


Episode number: 8x1
Airdate: Sunday September 20th, 1964



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Special Guest Stars
Robert RyanRobert Ryan
As Bob Stuart
Recurring
Vera MilesVera Miles
As Janice Stuart
Recurring

Guest Stars
Tommy SandsTommy Sands
As Keith Lance
Recurring
Andrew PrineAndrew Prine
As Felix Colton
Recurring
William Smith (1)William Smith (1)
As Thomas Lance
Recurring
Stacy Harris (1)Stacy Harris (1)
As Sheriff
Recurring
Main Cast
John McIntireJohn McIntire
As Christopher Hale
Robert FullerRobert Fuller
As Cooper Smith
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Michael Burns (1)Michael Burns (1)
As Barnaby West
Episode Notes
The show went from 90 minutes in length during its previous season back to 60 minutes for its eighth and final season. It also returned to its original black and white format after being shown in color for Season 7.

In Season 8, Michael Burns was billed in the opening credits instead of the ending ones like the previous season.

In this episode we learn that Cooper Smith was a hired gun in his younger days.



Episode Quotes
Cooper: Hello, Stuart. I see you stopped wearing that license for murder.

Stuart: After half a lifetime of handling other people's problems, calling on the law is something I'll have to get used to.

Janice: (about Stuart) It took me five years to convince him that bein' an old maid was worse than waitin' at home.

Felix: (to Stuart) We're just two boys tryin' to work our way and lead a clean life from now on.

Stuart: Mind if we clear up a few things?
Coop: I mind breathin' the same air as you.

Stuart: You've gotten older in the past ten years, Smith, but not much wiser.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerHoward Christie
ProducerFrederick Shorr
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistLarry Germain
Make-upBud Westmore
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr. (1)  |  Ralph Sylos
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Music ScoreHans J. Salter
Film EditorBuddy Small
SoundMelvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
Assistant DirectorBen Bishop (3)
Editorial SupervisorDavid J O'Connell
Theme MusicJerome Moross
 
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