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Wagon Train: The Hollister John Garrison Story

A former Confederate soldier traveling on the train develops a strong dislike for a fellow Southerner when he learns that the man didn't serve under the Stars and Bars during the Civil War.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x20
Airdate: Wednesday February 06th, 1963

Director: Sydney Pollack
Writer: Gene L. Coon

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Special Guest Stars
Charles DrakeCharles Drake
As Hollister John Garrison

Guest Stars
Peter WhitneyPeter Whitney
As Carl Kempton
Evans EvansEvans Evans
As Melody Drake
Gary CockrellGary Cockrell
As Stevenson Drake
Main Cast
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
Guest star Charles Drake provides narration for this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
(Unknown artist)Beautiful DreamerCampfire scene

Episode Quotes
Hale: Aren't you looking the wrong way, Hollister?
Garrison: I suppose you're right, Mr. Hale. There's nothing back there except yesterday.

Kempton: Well, I tell you something, Mr. Hollister, if someone opens a good backwoods jug and my leg ain't hurtin' enough to drink I usually whomp it one with my stick here.

Hale: Is it that easy to deny the world you were born into?
Garrison: It isn't easy but it can be done.

Hale: Hello, Drake. How are you feeling?
Drake: I'm sober, if that's what you mean.
Hale: A little touchy too.

Hale: To people like Drake, abolitionists are about ten shades worse than the devil.

Hale: There's nothing sticks so long as a bad memory.

Episode Goofs
Bill Hawks states that he lived in Missouri before the war but in an earlier episode he was living in Galena, IL.

Cultural References
The Washington Academy mentioned in the dialogue as Hollister John Garrison's alma mater later became Washington & Lee University.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerHoward Christie
Associate ProducerFrederick Shorr
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr.  |  Ralph Sylos
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Film EditorMarston Fay
SoundMelvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
Assistant DirectorChuck Colean
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Theme MusicJerome Moross
Warning: Wagon Train season 6 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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