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Wagon Train 

TV-PG | | Drama, Western | TV Series (1957–1965)
Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains.
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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Frank McGrath ...  Charlie Wooster 271 episodes, 1957-1965
Terry Wilson ...  Bill Hawks 267 episodes, 1957-1965
Robert Horton ...  Flint McCullough 189 episodes, 1957-1962
John McIntire ...  Christopher Hale / ... 152 episodes, 1959-1965
Ward Bond ...  Major Seth Adams 134 episodes, 1957-1961
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, but good-at-heart Major Seth Adams, backed up by his competent frontier scout, Flint McCullough. After Adams and McCullough, the wagon train was led by the avuncular Christopher Hale, along with new scouts Duke Shannon and Cooper Smith. Many stories featured the trustworthy Assistant Wagonmaster Bill Hawks, grizzled old cook Charlie Wooster, and a young orphan, Barnaby West. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seth Adams Trailmaster See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(252 episodes) (season-1-6 and 8) | (32 episodes) (season 7)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)| Color (Season 5)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ward Bond's final acting project. Bond died of a heart attack during the fourth season. No explanation was ever given on the show for Major Seth Adams' disappearance. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Leave It to Beaver: Miss Landers' Fiance (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Wagon Train Theme
Written by Sammy Fain and Jack Brooks
Performed by John O'Neill
(Season 2 only)
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"Wagons, Ho!"
12 March 2018 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

On the strength of this vintage TV' show's 1st season (where I watched all of its 39 episodes) - I enthusiastically give Wagon Train my personal recommendation.

Even though (at a 50-minute running time) a number of the episodes did tend to wear a little thin at times - (For the most part) - The overall majority of these 39 episodes were quite tightly scripted and believable.

I also found the "Old West" settings seemed authentic and the actors could usually be counted on to give convincing performances.

All-in-all - For anyone who enjoys watching top-notch TV Westerns from the 1950s - Wagon Train (filmed in b&w) was right on the mark. I especially liked actors Robert Horton and Terry Wilson.


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