Season 8

259 :08x01 - The Bob Stuart Story

A former lawman tangles with an old enemy on his wedding day--wagon train scout Cooper Smith.
Special Guest Stars: Robert Ryan as Bob Stuart | Vera Miles as Janice Stuart |
Guest Stars: Tommy Sands as Keith Lance | Andrew Prine as Felix Colton | William Smith (1) as Thomas Lance | Stacy Harris as Sheriff
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

260 :08x02 - The Hide Hunters

Coop and Barnaby West go on a buffalo hunt with a group of hide hunters--one of whom enjoys bullying Barnaby.
Guest Stars: Chris Robinson (1) as Gib Ryker | Morgan Woodward as Zach Ryker | Charla Doherty as Samantha | Ted White as Cougar | Mickey Finn as Barbu
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

261 :08x03 - The John Gillman Story

When wounded outlaw John Gillman stumbles into camp, he's befriended by an orphan girl who has a dark secret.
Special Guest Stars: Bobby Darin as John Gillman |
Guest Stars: Virginia Gregg as Miss Roberts | Whit Bissell as Moore | Betsy Hale as Abigail | James McCallion as Gorman | Elisabeth Fraser as Mrs. Gorman | Ken Weatherwax as Stout Boy | Steve Condit as Ronald | Scott Lane (1) as Erwin | Sally Smith as Delta | Boyd "Red" Morgan as Frank
Director: Joseph Pevney

262 :08x04 - The Race Town Story

Bill Hawks and Barnaby West escort two young women to a wide-open tent city of gambling and honky tonks where they think there are jobs as a singers waiting for them.
Special Guest Stars: Dan Duryea as Sam Race |
Guest Stars: Cheryl Holdridge as Annabelle Day | Allyson Ames as Julie | Hal Needham as Digger | Joseph Mell as Wheel Man | Jan Arvan as Dealer | Murray Alper as Pitchman | Loyal T. Lucas as Miner | Louis Quinn as Trinket Seller
Director: Joseph Pevney

263 :08x05 - The Barbara Lindquist Story

Bostonian Barbara Lindquist is the only survivor of a bandit attack on a stagecoach. A badly injured Coop tries to lead her to safety.
Special Guest Stars: Dana Wynter as Barbara Lindquist |
Guest Stars: Barry Atwater as Jed Frazer | Walter Woolf King as Dr. Everest | David Perna as Johnny

264 :08x06 - The Brian Conlin Story

Brian Conlin forms an almost immediate distrust of wagonmaster Hale when he and his party stumble into camp.
Special Guest Stars: Leslie Nielsen as Brian Conlin |
Guest Stars: Audrey Dalton as Dana Bannon | Paul Fix as Scan Bannon | Eileen Baral as Sarah | Patricia Lyon as Mary | Dick Miller as Michael | Jodi Pearson as Loren O'Meara
Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Writer: Frank Chase

265 :08x07 - The Alice Whitetree Story

Coop becomes romantically involved with a half-breed girl he found wandering in the wilderness.
Special Guest Stars: Diane Baker as Alice Whitetree |
Guest Stars: Ken Lynch as Morton | John Hoyt as Reed | Chuck Courtney as Tom Vincent
Director: Joseph Pevney

266 :08x08 - Those Who Stay Behind

Hale has no room in his train for Ben Campbell, an ex-convict whose life has been threatened by a former cohort in crime.
Guest Stars: Peter Brown (1) as Ben Campbell | Bruce Dern as Jud Fisher | Lola Albright as Lenora Parkman | Jay North as Tom Blake | Dennis Holmes as Danny Blake | Russell Thorson as Simon Landis | Walter Coy as Ord Whaley | Barbara Woodell as Martha Landis | Laurie Mitchell as Annie Tolleson | Michael Beirne as Lt. Thaxter | Willa Pearl Curtis as Clemsie | Gale Berber as Kate Campbell
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

267 :08x09 - The Nancy Styles Story

Nancy Styles is determined to get to Denver is spite of Hale's edict that the train will bypass the Mile High city.
Special Guest Stars: Deborah Walley as Nancy Styles |
Guest Stars: Ryan O'Neal as Paul Phillips | James Griffith (1) as Phineas | Rex Holman as Homer | Olan Soule as Telegraph Operator | Marilyn Wayne as Jenny Phillips | Francis DeSales as Banker
Director: Joseph Pevney

268 :08x10 - The Richard Bloodgood Story

Richard Bloodgood, an old friend of Coop's who's now blind, joins the wagon train with one purpose--to kill his old pal.
Guest Stars: Guy Stockwell as Richard Bloodgood | William Smith (1) as Espada | Reta Shaw as Tenney | Ralph Leabow as Waiter | David Foley as Young Cooper Smith | Johnny Tuohy as Young Richard Bloodgood | Janet Hamill as Janet Rose | John Crowther as Virgil | Glenn Yarbrough as Guitarist
Director: Joseph Pevney

269 :08x11 - The Clay Shelby Story

The wagon train is faced with all kinds of troubles. Coop is wounded, Bill Hawks is seriously ill, and the Comanches are on the warpath. Then a small detachment of cavalry arrives, which doesn't please Clay Shelby. It seems as though he's a deserter.
Special Guest Stars: Dwayne Hickman as Clay Shelby |
Guest Stars: Richard Carlson as Lt. Burns | Mort Mills as Sgt. Bragan | Berkeley Harris as Corporal Reece | Celia Kaye as Ann Shelby |
Uncredited: Gail Bonney as Mrs. Mahoney

270 :08x12 - Little Girl Lost

A little girl is heard crying in the night but she vanishes and Charlie Wooster is the only one who got a good glimpse of her.
Guest Stars: Eileen Baral as Robin Rossiter | John Doucette as Boone Gillis | Richard H. Cutting as Dixon | Dean Williams as Lewis | Diane Quinn as 1st Girl | Sarah Collingwood as 1st Mother | Lisa Eilbacher as 2nd Girl | Kathleen O'Malley as 2nd Mother | Keith Peters as Boy
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

271 :08x13 - The Story of Hector Heatherton

Charlie Wooster, Barnaby West, and Bill Hawks try to help an inventor launch the first "flying machine."
Special Guest Stars: Tom Ewell as Hector Heatherton |
Guest Stars: Kim Darby as Heather Heatherton | Jeanne Cooper as Harriet Heatherton
Director: Allen H. Miner

272 :08x14 - The Echo Pass Story

Coop gets himself captured by an outlaw band whose members include two females.
Special Guest Stars: Jack Lord (1) as Lee Barton |
Guest Stars: James Caan as Paul | Diane Brewster as Bea Dressen | Susan Seaforth Hayes as Vera ((as Susan Seaforth)) | Dee Pollock as Clyde | Ed Kemmer as Reis Dressen
Director: Joseph Pevney

273 :08x15 - The Chottsie Gubenheimer Story

Hale's former sweetheart joins the wagon train and immediately gets into an argument with a gambler.
Guest Stars: Jeanette Nolan as Chottsie Gubenheimer | Paul Stewart (1) as Jim Brannan | John Doucette as Chandler Ames | Buck Taylor as Skeeter Ames | Claire Carleton as Mrs. Mortimer | Gail Bonney as Mrs. Wilson
Director: Joseph Pevney

274 :08x16 - The Wanda Snow Story

Wanda Snow has a premonition that Coop's life is in danger.
Guest Stars: Marta Kristen as Wanda Snow | Arthur O'Connell as Dabney Pitts | Dabbs Greer as HIram Snow | Donnelly Rhodes as Jeremiah Stevens | Ken Mayer as Junius Hotstatter
Director: Joseph Pevney

275 :08x17 - The Isaiah Quickfox Story

Charlie Wooster and Coop ride into a town to get supplies, only to find the town deserted with it appearing that everyone packed up and left in one big hurry.
Guest Stars: Andrew Prine as Eric Camden | Frank DeKova as Isaiah Quickfox | John Doucette as Burt Enders | Nancy Rennick as Kate Sheffield | Sam Edwards as Cy Fawcett | John Holland as Professor Sheffield
Director: Virgil W. Vogel

276 :08x18 - Herman

Native Americans are in awe of Jamison Hershey's huge Clydesdale horse named Herman.
Guest Stars: Charlie Ruggles as Jamison Hershey | Tim McIntire as William Temple | Linda Evans as Martha Temple | Lane Bradford as Biggets
Director: Joseph Pevney

277 :08x19 - The Bonnie Brooke Story

Pregnant Bonnie Brooke desperately needs money for her medical care.
Guest Stars: Katharine Ross as Bonnie Brooke | Donna Russell as Annabelle | Lee Philips as Jack Evans | Robert Emhardt as Roger Crowell | James Davidson (1) as Don Brooke
Director: Allen H. Miner

278 :08x20 - The Miss Mary Lee McIntosh Story

Tightwad spinster Mary Lee McIntosh considers the fee for joining the wagon train to be way too high so she plans on following the train at a distance in her lone wagon.
Special Guest Stars: Jack Warden as Daniel Delaney | Bethel Leslie as Mary Lee McIntosh |
Guest Stars: Kevin O'Neal as Efraim | David McMahon (1) as Sgt. O'Rourke | Dennis McCarthy as Curt | Jack Big Head as Stinking Bear | Eddie Little Sky as Man Who Steals Ponies
Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Writer: Gerry Day

279 :08x21 - The Captain Sam Story

A female tugboat skipper receives a surprise when the wagon train brings her two visitors--her sailor son and his new bride.
Guest Stars: Cathy Lewis (1) as Captain Sam Gray | Robert Santon as Johnny | Leslie Perkins as Mary Anne | Juney Ellis as Mrs. Kelsey | Dick Wessel as Biff
Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Writer: Gerry Day

280 :08x22 - The Betsy Blee Smith Story

Coop is recruited to pose as the husband of his old girlfriend's twin sister.
Guest Stars: Jody McCrea as Calvin | Jennifer Billingsley as Betsy Blee/Eloise Blee | Peter Whitney as Buster Blee | Meg Wyllie as Sylvia Blee
Director: Allen H. Miner

281 :08x23 - The Katy Piper Story

Barnaby kills a masked bandit and is guilt-stricken when it's discovered that the bandit was approximately his own age.
Guest Stars: Frances Reid as Dr. Katy Piper | Virginia Christine as Mrs. Reed | Buddy Hart as Lonnie | Don Beddoe as Judge | Loyal T. Lucas as Old Man | Rene Patterson as Rosie | Jeff Pevney as Boy | Melody Thomas Scott as Samantha
Director: Joseph Pevney

282 :08x24 - The Indian Girl Story

Bill Hawks refuses to turn a Native American girl over to Chief Crazy Bear, who wants revenge on her for the death of his son.
Guest Stars: Ernest Borgnine as Native American | Michael Pate as Crazy Bear | Charla Doherty as Patty McNeill | Bruce Dern as Wilkins | Rex Holman as Joe Abbott | Maggie Pierce as Clare | John Lupton as Wingate
Director: James H. Brown

283 :08x25 - The Silver Lady

Coop tells Bill Hawks the story of the Earp brothers and a lady who died in the wreck of a stagecoach carrying a shipment of silver.
Special Guest Stars: Vera Miles as Anne Read |
Guest Stars: Henry Silva as Doc Holliday | Arthur O'Connell as Charlie Loughlin | Don Collier as Wyatt Earp | Don Galloway as Virgil Earp | Michael Burns (1) as Morgan Earp | Denver Pyle as Newnan Haynes "Old Man" Clanton
Writer: Dick Nelson

284 :08x26 - The Jarbo Pierce Story

In this flashback episode, Charlie Wooster recalls his younger days working at a frontier trading outpost for a man named Jarbo Pierce.
Special Guest Stars: Rory Calhoun as Jarbo Pierce |
Guest Stars: Tom Simcox as Adam Pierce | Arthur Hunnicutt as Deets | Lee Philips as Harlan Fortune | Stanley Adams as Samuel | Mort Mills as Grant | Morgan Woodward as Clyde | Victoria Vetri as Marie | Bern Hoffman as Marcus | Mickey Finn as Edgar | Lane Bradford as Binns | Ken Lynch as John | Richard Reeves as Trapper | Colette Jackson as Pregnant Woman | Edmund Vargas as Tosin | Boyd "Red" Morgan as Red | Tom Smith (2) as Trapper
Director: William Witney
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Western
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 07:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 18, 1957
Ended: September 05, 1965
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