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, ... See full summary »
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 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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18 September 1957 (USA)  »

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

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

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1.33 : 1
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Prior to joining the regular cast in 1963 to play Barnaby West, Michael Burns guest starred in five episodes, playing different characters. See more »

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Featured in Mad Men: Indian Summer (2007) See more »

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Wagon Train
Written by Henri Rene and Bob Russell
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Flint, Charlie and the Major
19 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching "Wagon Train" when I was a child. It ranked up there with such western classics as "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," "Have Gun Will Travel," and "Laramie." I think the earlier episodes that featured Ward Bond as the Major and Robert Horton as Flint were somewhat better than the last few years the show was on. Of course, Charlie the cook was everyone's favorite character. It was interesting to see what obstacle the wagon master had to overcome on a weekly basis: blizzards, floods, Indians, outlaws, religious fanatics, small pox, snakes, droughts and so on. There's an episode featuring the great Charles Laugthon as a pompous Englishman that is my favorite. This television program is the epitome of true grit on the lonely frontier.


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