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Major Adams takes young Ruttledge Munroe onto the wagon train after learning that Munroe has lost his horse. Ruttledge soon proves his worth by shooting two men attempting to rob the train. However, this action terrifies fellow passenger Ruth Hadley, whom Ruttledge has become enamored with.
John Drew Barrymore was the father of actress Drew Barrymore and the son of legendary actor John Barrymore.
Robert Horton only appears in the opening scene of this episode.
Ruttledge Munroe, though he start off decent enough, ranks as one of the nastier mothers in series history.
Munroe: (about Ruth) Boy, she sure is pretty.
Adams: I'd have to go along with you there too, I guess.
Hawks: He's a cute little fellow, Mrs. Hadley. What's his name?
Ruth: His name is Elizabeth.
Munroe: (to Ruth) I don't like sittin' out here alone, hear?
Adams: You know, Munroe, you don't quite ring true to me.
Munroe: She can't tell you nothin' I can't.
Adams: Then you better start talkin', Mister.