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Wagon Train: Wagon to Fort Anderson

Flint takes a deaf girl, her sister, and two soldiers who survived a Native American attack to Fort Anderson. However, one of the soldiers seems intent on making the trip as unpleasant as possible.

Episode Info


Episode number: 4x36
Airdate: Wednesday June 07th, 1961

Director: Ted Post
Writer: Peter Germano


Guest Stars
Albert SalmiAlbert Salmi
As George Carder
Recurring
Don RicklesDon Rickles
As Joe Carder
Carol Eve RossenCarol Eve Rossen
As Fay Ellison
Candy MooreCandy Moore
As Sue Ellison

Uncredited
Hal NeedhamHal Needham
As Warrior
Recurring
Lou WebbLou Webb
As Broken Nose
Main Cast
Robert HortonRobert Horton
As Flint McCullough
John McIntireJohn McIntire
As Christopher Hale
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Denny MillerDenny Miller
As Duke Shannon
Episode Notes
Famed insult comic Don Rickles appears in a rare dramatic role in this episode.

Candy Moore would go onto play Chris Carmichael on The Lucy Show.

Joe Carder ranks as one of the more repulsive characters in series history.



Episode Quotes
Hale: When a man's in trouble joining him only compounds the misery.

Joe: You say you're a wagon scout but you could be anybody.
Flint: That's right but this isn't the place to stand around and argue about it.

Joe: Fifteen unmarked graves. Waste of time, that's what it was.
Flint: You ever heard of Christian duty?
Joe: I sure have, mister. Never got much out of it.

Flint: (to Joe) You're not back home. This is Comanche country. If you wanna stay alive tonight, stay awake.

Flint: Everyman's somebody, George. All he has to do is find himself. Why don't you give it a try?

George: McCullough isn't gonna sit by and watch us go, Joe.
Joe: There's two of us. When I make my move, you back me up.

Flint: (about Joe) You never needed him, George. Never. He needed you.



Episode References
George Carder states in the dialogue that he doesn't know who Daniel Boone is but in an irony of ironies his portrayer (Albert Salmi) would go onto portray the legendary frontiersman's sidekick in the first season of Daniel Boone.



Analysis
Besides being a great comedian, Don Rickles was also a very good dramatic actor as proven by this episode.



Other Episode Crew

ProducerHoward Christie
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr.  |  Ralph Sylos
Director of PhotographyWalter Strenge
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Film EditorGene Palmer
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Theme MusicJerome Moross
 
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