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Wagon Train: The Andrew Hale Story

After preacher Andrew Hale accidentally kills one of his congregation members in a shooting, he wanders into the desert where he's found by the approaching wagon train.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x35
Airdate: Wednesday June 03rd, 1959

Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Story: Peter Barry
Teleplay: Jean Holloway

Special Guest Stars
John McIntireJohn McIntire
As Andrew Hale

Guest Stars
James BestJames Best
As Garth English
Jane DarwellJane Darwell
As Mrs. Anderson
Louise FletcherLouise Fletcher
As Martha English
Jack BuetelJack Buetel
As Joe Hemplat
Clu GulagerClu Gulager
As Elliott Garrison
Fintan MeylerFintan Meyler
As Marilee Hemplat
Main Cast
Ward BondWard Bond
As Major Seth Adams
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Episode Notes
John McIntire would later join the series as a regular after the death of star Ward Bond. Interestingly enough, his character in this episode and his later character both had the last name of Hale.

Robert Horton does not appear in this episode.

Louise Fletcher would later win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her peformance in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

James Best's most famous role is that of bumbling Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on Dukes of Hazzard.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Louise FletcherAbide With Me33 minutes into episode

Episode Quotes
Hale: (to Adams) I'm a man accursed. I must not inflict my cares upon you.

Hawks: (about Hale) Boy, he's a strange duck.

Hale: You don't know who I am, where I came from.
Adams: That's your business, my friend, and your problem. If there is a problem.

Mrs. Anderson: What is there if you don't believe?
Hale: For me, there is nothing.

Garrison: You don't have to be unpleasant, Major, just because you're sick.
Adams: You get sick your way and I'll get sick mine!

Hale: You're in no condition to lead a wagon train.
Adams: Then maybe I'll just let you lead it.

Adams: (to Wooster) You're a worse driver than you are a cook.

Hale: I was a minister of the gospel at one time. Now I have no God and no flock.
Adams: I don't believe that.

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
Film EditorMarston Fay
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorJames H. Brown
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
Theme MusicJerome Moross
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