Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Jeff Hartfield Story 

Jeff Hartfield becomes concerned when his sister Jenny begins dating Dallas who threatens him with an orphanage at journey's end. Jeff takes off but Dallas follows with deadly intent, believing Jeff knows the location of $30,000.


Dick Moder




Episode cast overview:
John McIntire ... Christopher Hale
Robert Horton ... Flint McCullough (credit only)
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Jack Chaplain Jack Chaplain ... Jeff Hartfield
Michael Forest ... Dallas
Roger Mobley Roger Mobley ... Steve Brewster
Dennis Rush Dennis Rush ... Davey Adams
House Peters Jr. ... Link Hartfield
Jackie Loughery ... Jenny Hartfield (as Jacqueline Loughery)
Ross Elliott ... Mr. Adams
Mary Gregory Mary Gregory ... Mrs. Adams
Billy Halop ... Mr. Brewster (as Bill Halop)


Charlie becomes concerned when three boys are all complaining about a bad day when he offers then blackberry pie on what to him seems a good day. Against Chris's normal rules he decides to snoop. The two younger boys are worried about their parents actions. Steve Brewster damaged his dad's pocket watch which he tries to hide and Davey Adams was accused by his mother of trying to kill his new baby sister which was not true. Sixteen year old Jeff Hartfield has the biggest issue. His dad is about hang for a robbery and his step-sister's boyfriend Dallas is threatening him with being put in an orphanage. Link Hartfield stole $30,000 which Dallas and JennyHartfield want to keep if they can find it. Wooster learns the three boys are going to runoff together so he and Chris decide to stage a fight so Charlie can runoff as well and follow them rather than tell the parents the truth. Things don't go well for Charlie or the boys when a storm comes up plus Dallas learns the truth and follows ... Written by Anonymous

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14 February 1962 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Runaway Kids
19 November 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Some kids from the Wagon Train plan to run away. For Roger Mobley and Dennis Rush it's the usual kids stuff, but the slightly older Jack Chaplain he's wanting to recover some stolen loot that his outlaw father House Peters, Jr. hid away. Of course there are some other people after that loot as well, both the authorities and other outlaws.

Getting wind of their plans John McIntire and Frank McGrath fake a quarrel whereby Charlie Wooster quits the Wagon Train and serves as a shadow for the kids. They'll need one because Michael Forest is also on their trail looking for the hidden money.

Nice episode and that 'quarrel' that McIntire and McGrath cook up is a hoot.

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