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Wagon Train: The Vincent Eaglewood Story

Meek Vincent Eaglewood is hired as the schoolteacher for the children on the wagon train in return for passage. However, the Major starts worrying when Vincent takes his pupils on nature walks in hostile Native American territory.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x28
Airdate: Wednesday April 15th, 1959

Director: Jerry Hopper
Writer: David Swift (2)

Special Guest Stars
Wally CoxWally Cox
As Vincent Eaglewood

Guest Stars
Mary GregoryMary Gregory
As Mrs. Benadarsi
Read MorganRead Morgan
As Ben Denike
William RiggsWilliam Riggs
As Ket-Tam
Gail KobeGail Kobe
As Erika Hennepin
Karen Sue TrentKaren Sue Trent
As Oma Jean
Robert EyerRobert Eyer
As Elwood Hennepin
Main Cast
Ward BondWard Bond
As Major Seth Adams
Robert HortonRobert Horton
As Flint McCullough
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Episode Notes
This episode takes place no earlier than 1869 as it's mentioned in the dialogue that Ulysses S. Grant is President of the United States.

Wally Cox is best known for his riole as meek school teacher Robinson Peepers in Mister Peepers. It's essentially the same role he plays in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Hawks: (to Wooster) Why you grubby old fleabag, you've never been inside a school in your life.

Flint: (to Adams) You'd be the first wagonmaster in history that had a travelin' school goin' along with the train. Might look pretty good come next fall.

Erika: (to Vincent) I admire men who use their heads. The only men I know are interested in peddling merchandise or use their hands.

Adams: I'll give you just exactly 30 minutes. If you're not back here by then we're comin' in after you.
Vincent: Please do.

Episode Goofs
The stand-in for Wally Cox is several inches taller than the actor and it shows in the long shots.

It's never explained in the dialogue what the Navajos are doing 200 miles from their natural habitat.

Just call this amusing episode Mr. Peepers Goes West. Wally Cox and Ward Bond both do good comic turns here even though parts of the episode are a bit on the ridiculous side.

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 EditorGene Palmer
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
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