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Wagon Train: The Kitty Pryer Story

Kitty Pryer marries to Victor Harpe but discovers that he's already married to another woman. Harpe is then found murdered and Kitty is convicted of the crime and sentenced to hang. Her only hope of avoiding the hangman is an alcoholic former attorney who's traveling with the train and wants to re-open the matter.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x10
Airdate: Monday November 18th, 1963

Special Guest Stars
Bradford DillmanBradford Dillman
As Myles Brisbane
Diana HylandDiana Hyland
As Kitina "Kitty" Pryer

Guest Stars
Jeanne CooperJeanne Cooper
As Martha Harpe
Don DurantDon Durant
As Victor Harpe
Allen JosephAllen Joseph
As Sanders
Dal McKennonDal McKennon
As Alex
Jack Big HeadJack Big Head
As Native American
John DennisJohn Dennis
As Police Sergeant
Milton FromeMilton Frome
As Sheriff
Main Cast
John McIntireJohn McIntire
As Christopher Hale
Robert FullerRobert Fuller
As Cooper Smith
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Denny MillerDenny Miller
As Duke Shannon
Episode Notes
Robert Fuller only has one scene in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Harpe: I've known a lot of women, Kitty, but never one like you.
Kitty: I hope you mean that as a compliment.

Brisbane: What evil reason did you have for paying my dues?
Harpe: You let me buy you a drink and I'll explain.

Brisbane: Just maybe you've got me figured wrong.
Harpe: I don't think so but if I do, you better figure I'm not a coward. I'll kill for what I want.

Hale: (about Brisbane) He's an agnostic.
Wooster: What's that? Sounds like a rotten egg or something.

Kitty: What kind of man are you?
Brisbane: Oh, I'm just a hired hand--like you. (gets slapped by Kitty) I'd sure hate to put a gun in your hands.

Brisbane: Horse stealing is a worse offense than wife beating. How's that for justice?

Martha: Myles Brisbane, if I didn't know you better I'd think you were raised in the gutters of Boston.

Brisbane: (about Kitty) Have you any idea what this beautiful lady means to me?
Martha: No, and I'm not dying to find out.

Wooster: One gunshot don't mean nothin'.
Brisbane: One at Concord was heard around the world.
Wooster: Must have been an awful big gun.

Brisbane: You kill one man, you get hung. Another, you get a medal.

Good episode with Bradford Dillman giving a hammy (but very effective) performance as an alcoholic former attorney. Main flaw is an out-of-left field ending.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerHoward Christie
Associate ProducerFrederick Shorr
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron
Set DecoratorRalph Sylos  |  John McCarthy, Jr.
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Music ScoreJohn Williams (3)
Film EditorGene Palmer
SoundMelvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
Assistant DirectorFrank Losee
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Color CoordinatorRobert Brower
Theme MusicJerome Moross
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