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Wagon Train: The John Gillman Story

When wounded outlaw John Gillman stumbles into camp, he's befriended by an orphan girl who has a dark secret.


Episode Info


Episode number: 8x3
Airdate: Sunday October 04th, 1964



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Special Guest Stars
Bobby DarinBobby Darin
As John Gillman

Guest Stars
Virginia GreggVirginia Gregg
As Miss Roberts
Recurring
Whit BissellWhit Bissell
As Moore
Recurring
Boyd "Red" MorganBoyd "Red" Morgan
As Frank
Recurring
Elisabeth FraserElisabeth Fraser
As Mrs. Gorman
Recurring
James McCallionJames McCallion
As Gorman
Recurring
Scott Lane (1)Scott Lane (1)
As Erwin
Recurring
Betsy HaleBetsy Hale
As Abigail
Ken WeatherwaxKen Weatherwax
As Stout Boy
Sally SmithSally Smith
As Delta
Steve ConditSteve Condit
As Ronald
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
Bobby Darin is best remembered for his two monster hit songs Splish Splash and Mack the Knife.

Robert Fuller only appears briefly in one scene.



Episode Quotes
Coop: Did you hear that, Bill? The stew's gonna have flavor in it.
Hawks: Somebody must be havin' a birthday.
Wooster: Why don't you two smart alecks get some new jokes?

Abigail: Why are you hiding?
Gillman: I had a little accident.
Abigail: That's no reason to hide.

Hale: Mr. Moore, I'll dispense with whatever law is necessary on this wagon train.

Hale: You mind tellin' me how that piece of lead got in there?
Gillman: Yeah, I was cleanin' my gun and it just went off. I do peculiar things sometimes.

Hale: Aren't you cutting it a little fine hanging around here?
Gillman: Maybe I'd enjoy cuttin' it fine.



Analysis
Bobby Darin doesn't get to sing in this episode but he does get to prove his worth as a dramatic actor in the role of an outlaw whose heart is warmed by a dying orphan girl.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerHoward Christie
ProducerFrederick Shorr
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistLarry Germain
Make-upBud Westmore
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr.  |  Ralph Sylos
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Music ScoreSidney Fine
Assistant DirectorEdward K. Dodds
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Theme MusicJerome Moross
 
Warning: Wagon Train season 8 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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