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Wagon Train: The Story of Hector Heatherton

Charlie Wooster, Barnaby West, and Bill Hawks try to help an inventor launch the first "flying machine."

Episode Info
Episode number: 8x13
Airdate: Sunday December 20th, 1964

Special Guest Stars
Tom EwellTom Ewell
As Hector Heatherton

Guest Stars
Jeanne CooperJeanne Cooper
As Harriet Heatherton
Kim DarbyKim Darby
As Heather Heatherton
Main Cast
John McIntireJohn McIntire
As Christopher Hale
Frank McGrathFrank McGrath
As Charlie Wooster
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
As Bill Hawks
Michael Burns (1)Michael Burns (1)
As Barnaby West
Episode Notes
Kim Darby would later play Mattie Ross in the 1969 version of True Grit.

Robert Fuller does not appear in this episode.

Tom Ewell's most famous role was opposite Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch.

Episode Quotes
Wooster: If it had been intended man should fly he'd a grown feathers instead a hair.

Barnaby: Charlie, you shoulda figured out how to grow feathers instead of whiskers.
Wooster: I'd make a funny lookin' duck, wouldn't I?

Hector: (to Barnaby You're about the only person I've ever taken into my confidence that didn't make me regret it.

Hawks: What are you gonna do, Charlie, fly?
Wooster: How did you know that?

Hector: (to Barnaby) All women know what all men are thinking.

Hale: What are you up to, Charlie?
Wooster: Up to? Just because I served you coffee in bed doesn't mean I'm up to something.
Hale: I'll eat my hat if you're not.

Wooster: Nobody ever accused me of bein' a gentleman. I wanna fly.

Harriet: Hector! Remember you're the father of eight children and if you kill yourself I will never forgive you!

A bit on the silly side although enjoyable enough. Among the guest stars is a pre-True Grit Kim Darby.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerHoward Christie
ProducerFrederick Shorr
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistLarry Germain
Make-upBud Westmore
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr.  |  Ralph Sylos
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
SoundMelvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Theme MusicJerome Moross
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