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Wagon Train: The Ella Lindstrom Story

When her husband dies suddenly, Ella Lindstrom is left alone to fend for her seven children on the wagon train to California. Then, after a visit with a doctor in Dodge City, Mrs. Lindstrom discovers that she is dying.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x18
Airdate: Wednesday February 04th, 1959

Special Guest Stars
Bette DavisBette Davis
As Ella Lindstrom

Guest Stars
Robert FullerRobert Fuller
As James Fitzpatrick
Cindy RobbinsCindy Robbins
As Inga Lindstrom
Norman LeavittNorman Leavitt
As Bartender
Alex GerryAlex Gerry
As Dr.Vincent Monroe

Terry BurnhamTerry Burnham
As Margareta Lindstrom
Terry KelmanTerry Kelman
As Lennart Lindstrom
Bobby BuntrockBobby Buntrock
As Bo Lindstrom
Harold DayeHarold Daye
As Stig Lindstrom
Jamie MattJamie Matt
As Margrit Lindstrom
Susan HenningSusan Henning
As Britt Lindstrom
Main Cast
Ward BondWard Bond
As Major Seth Adams
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Episode Notes
Robert Fuller would later join the cast of the series playing scout Cooper Smith for the show's final two seasons. Unfortunately, there is no on-screen meeting of Fuller and predecessor Robert Horton because Horton is absent from this episode.

Part of this episode takes place in Dodge City, the locale of Gunsmoke. It's a shame the two shows aired on rival networks because it would have been nice to see cameos from Matt Dillon, Doc, and Miss Kitty.

Episode Quotes
Adams: Those Swedes are fine people but by golly they can get bull-headed at times.

Adams: These country doctors are only good to set bones and deliver babies.

Adams: (to Ella) You and your children are gonna drive me to drink and that's the best idea I've had in days.

Bartender: (to Wooster) Don't you know that bartenders are sworn to secrecy just like a doctor?

Fitz: Will you do me a favor, Major Adams?
Adams: I'll do nothing unless you change your manner.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerHoward Christie
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron
Set DecoratorRalph Sylos
Director of PhotographyBenjamin H. Kline
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Music ScoreCyril J. Mockridge
Film EditorMarston Fay
Assistant DirectorHilton A. Green
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
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