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Wagon Train: The Weight of Command

Major Adams and Bill Hawks have a falling out over how to deal with attacking Native Americans.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x18
Airdate: Wednesday January 25th, 1961

Guest Stars
Clancy CooperClancy Cooper
As Joe Henry
Dan RissDan Riss
As George Gentry
Dana DillawayDana Dillaway
As Prudence Gentry
Henry WillsHenry Wills
As Leader
Jan ArvanJan Arvan
As Charlie
Jeanne BatesJeanne Bates
As Hester Gentry
Nancy RennickNancy Rennick
As Judith Foster
Richard CraneRichard Crane
As Dan Foster
Wilton GraffWilton Graff
As Colonel
Tommy RettigTommy Rettig
As Billy Gentry
Main Cast
Ward BondWard Bond
As Major Seth Adams
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Denny MillerDenny Miller
As Duke Shannon
Episode Notes
Robert Horton does not appear in this episode.

This episode marks the first appearance of Denny Miller as Duke Shannon although he would not become a regular until later in Season Four.

Episode Quotes
Adams: The Cheyenne'll tell you that where buffalo's concerned the white man knows absolutely nothing.

Hawks: I hate to think about missin' out on the best buffalo hunt of the season just because Malachi Jenkins is holed up with a jug.

Adams: (to Hawks) Sure, you're right. I'm guessin'. But it's my job to guess at a time like this.

Adams: Did you hear me, Bill?
Hawks: I just pray to God that you know what you're doin', that's all.
Adams: I do too.

Hawks: The great Major Adams! You'd rather throw two men to the dogs than admit you're wrong.

Episode Goofs
Nitpick: Denny Miller is billed under his real name in the ending credits but when he joined the cast he would be billed as Scott Miller.

Nitpick: It's never revealed what happened to the never seen but frequently mentioned Malachi Jenkins.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerHoward Christie
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr.  |  Ralph Sylos
Director of PhotographyBenjamin H. Kline
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Music ScoreRichard Shores
Film EditorMarston Fay
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorFrank Losee
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Theme MusicJerome Moross
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