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"Wagon Train" (1957) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1957-1965

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Release Date:
18 September 1957 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains... See more »
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Awards:
Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The later the better See more (11 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 524)
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster (272 episodes, 1957-1965)
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks / ... (267 episodes, 1957-1965)

Robert Horton ... Flint McCullough / ... (187 episodes, 1957-1962)

John McIntire ... Christopher Hale / ... (152 episodes, 1959-1965)

Ward Bond ... Major Seth Adams (133 episodes, 1957-1961)
Chick Hannan ... Wagon Train Member / ... (130 episodes, 1957-1965)
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Series Directed by
Virgil W. Vogel (80 episodes, 1958-1965)
Joseph Pevney (25 episodes, 1959-1965)
Jerry Hopper (22 episodes, 1958-1963)
Allen H. Miner (21 episodes, 1958-1965)
Herschel Daugherty (17 episodes, 1957-1964)
David Butler (11 episodes, 1958-1962)
Dick Moder (10 episodes, 1961-1963)
Richard Bartlett (9 episodes, 1958-1959)
Mark Stevens (8 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ted Post (8 episodes, 1960-1962)
William Witney (7 episodes, 1959-1965)
Sidney Lanfield (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
R.G. Springsteen (5 episodes, 1960-1964)
Christian Nyby (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Bernard Girard (3 episodes, 1957-1963)
Jesse Hibbs (3 episodes, 1958-1962)
Tay Garnett (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
James Neilson (3 episodes, 1959)
Bretaigne Windust (3 episodes, 1959)
Sutton Roley (3 episodes, 1960-1964)
Frank Arrigo (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
David Lowell Rich (3 episodes, 1961)
Earl Bellamy (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Brahm (2 episodes, 1957)
Robert Florey (2 episodes, 1957)
George Waggner (2 episodes, 1957)
Abner Biberman (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Mitchell Leisen (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Writing credits
Norman Jolley (36 episodes, 1958-1964)
Jean Holloway (24 episodes, 1959-1961)
Gene L. Coon (23 episodes, 1958-1963)
Leonard Praskins (20 episodes, 1959-1965)
Allen H. Miner (16 episodes, 1959-1965)
John McGreevey (12 episodes, 1961-1965)
Harold Swanton (11 episodes, 1959-1962)
Peter Germano (11 episodes, 1961-1964)
Steven Ritch (11 episodes, 1962-1963)
Thomas Thompson (9 episodes, 1958-1963)
Gerry Day (7 episodes, 1959-1965)
Robert Libott (6 episodes, 1958-1963)
Howard Christie (6 episodes, 1958-1959)
Calvin Clements Sr. (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
Dwight Newton (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
Sloan Nibley (5 episodes, 1959-1963)
William Raynor (5 episodes, 1960-1963)
Myles Wilder (5 episodes, 1960-1963)
John Kneubuhl (5 episodes, 1962-1965)
Aaron Spelling (4 episodes, 1957-1959)
William Fay (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ted Sherdeman (4 episodes, 1958-1965)
James A. Parker (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Harry von Zell (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Floyd Burton (4 episodes, 1960)
E. Jack Neuman (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Robert E. Thompson (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Lou Shaw (3 episodes, 1958-1961)
Peggy Shaw (3 episodes, 1958-1961)
Milton Krims (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Richard Bartlett (3 episodes, 1958)
Frank W. Marshall (3 episodes, 1958)
Leo Townsend (3 episodes, 1958)
Virgil W. Vogel (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Kathleen Hite (3 episodes, 1959)
Philip MacDonald (2 episodes, 1957-1960)
Richard Collins (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
John Dunkel (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Boris Ingster (2 episodes, 1957)
Jeffrey Shorling (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
David Swift (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Hendrik Vollaerts (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Warren Wilson (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Dorothy M. Johnson (2 episodes, 1958)
Richard Maibaum (2 episodes, 1958)
Peter Barry (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Arthur Browne Jr. (2 episodes, 1959)
Paul King (2 episodes, 1959)
Joseph Stone (2 episodes, 1959)
Dick Nelson (2 episodes, 1960-1965)
Ken Kolb (2 episodes, 1962)
Jane Klove (2 episodes, 1963-1965)
Betty Andrews (2 episodes, 1963-1964)

Lawrence Menkin (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Howard Christie .... producer / executive producer (226 episodes, 1958-1965)
Frederick Shorr .... associate producer / producer (112 episodes, 1961-1965)
Richard Lewis .... producer / executive producer (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
Boris Ingster .... associate producer / producer (25 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ralph Dietrich .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Original Music by
Jerome Moross (14 episodes, 1959-1964)
Sidney Fine (14 episodes, 1960-1964)
Stanley Wilson (12 episodes, 1960-1961)
Cyril J. Mockridge (9 episodes, 1959-1963)
David Buttolph (9 episodes, 1959-1961)
Richard Shores (8 episodes, 1960-1963)
Roy Webb (7 episodes, 1958-1960)
John Williams (5 episodes, 1958-1963)
Heinz Roemheld (5 episodes, 1958-1960)
Lyn Murray (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ernest Gold (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Albert Woodbury (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Nathan Scott (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Morton Stevens (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Conrad Salinger (3 episodes, 1959)
Laurindo Almeida (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
Jeff Alexander (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Alexander Courage (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Henri Rene (2 episodes, 1960)
Hans J. Salter (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline (87 episodes, 1958-1961)
Walter Strenge (28 episodes, 1960-1965)
Herbert Kirkpatrick (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
Bud Thackery (19 episodes, 1957-1964)
John L. Russell (8 episodes, 1957-1965)
John F. Warren (4 episodes, 1959-1964)
Ray Flin (4 episodes, 1961-1964)
William Margulies (3 episodes, 1963-1965)
Lionel Lindon (3 episodes, 1964)
Richard L. Rawlings (2 episodes, 1963)
Robert Tobey (2 episodes, 1963)
Ray Rennahan (2 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gene Palmer (43 episodes, 1957-1965)
Marston Fay (33 episodes, 1957-1963)
John Hall (30 episodes, 1957-1960)
Tony Martinelli (13 episodes, 1963-1965)
Buddy Small (11 episodes, 1959-1964)
Lee Huntington (8 episodes, 1957-1961)
Bill Mosher (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
Daniel A. Nathan (6 episodes, 1958-1959)
Edward Haire (5 episodes, 1957-1963)
Milton Shifman (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Eugene Pendleton (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Danny B. Landres (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
Stanford Tischler (2 episodes, 1957)
Stanley Rabjohn (2 episodes, 1958)
W. Duncan Mansfield (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
William W. Moore (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Ray DeVally (2 episodes, 1960-1964)
John Blunk (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
George Jay Nicholson (2 episodes, 1961)
Robert Seiter (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Edward A. Biery (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Art Direction by
Howard E. Johnson (180 episodes, 1957-1965)
John J. Lloyd (6 episodes, 1957)
Russell Kimball (3 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ralph Sylos (174 episodes, 1957-1965)
John McCarthy Jr. (164 episodes, 1960-1965)
Perry Murdock (10 episodes, 1957-1963)
James Redd (4 episodes, 1957-1963)
 
Series Costume Design by
Vincent Dee (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Makeup Department
Florence Bush .... hair stylist / makeup artist (265 episodes, 1957-1965)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (249 episodes, 1957-1965)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (19 episodes, 1964-1965)
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (18 episodes, 1964-1965)
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1957-1963)
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1957-1963)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James H. Brown .... assistant director (24 episodes, 1957-1965)
George Bisk .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1959-1961)
Edward K. Dodds .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1959-1964)
Hilton A. Green .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1957-1959)
Carter DeHaven .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1959-1963)
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1957-1965)
Jim Hogan .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1958-1960)
Abby Singer .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1958-1959)
Frank Losee .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1960-1964)
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1960-1963)
Ben Bishop .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1958-1964)
John Clarke Bowman .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1961-1964)
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1957-1959)
Will Sheldon .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
Donald Baer .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1961-1964)
Frank Fox .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1957-1963)
George Lollier .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Pommer .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Milton Carter .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Jack Doran .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1961-1964)
Henry Kline .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1962-1964)
Ray Taylor Jr. .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Lester Wm. Berke .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1963)
Norman A. Cook .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1964)

Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
David H. Moriarty .... sound (132 episodes, 1957-1964)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (36 episodes, 1957-1965)
Corson Jowett .... sound (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (3 episodes, 1957-1964)
Stephen Bass .... sound (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Lyle Cain .... sound (3 episodes, 1961-1963)
William H. Lynch .... sound (2 episodes, 1957-1963)
William Russell .... sound (2 episodes, 1961-1964)

Jim Bullock .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Jack N. Young .... utility stunts (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Bobby Somers .... stunts (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Scott Lane / stunts (2 episodes, 1963-1964)

Dean Smith .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (19 episodes, 1964-1965)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (185 episodes, 1957-1965)
 
Series Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial department head / editorial supervisor / ... (173 episodes, 1960-1965)
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor (102 episodes, 1957-1960)
Robert Brower .... color coordinator (32 episodes, 1963-1964)

George Fredrick .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (250 episodes, 1957-1965)
Jerome Moross .... composer: theme music / score (207 episodes, 1959-1965)
Jack Brooks .... composer: theme music / composer: "Wagon Train" theme (38 episodes, 1958-1959)
Sammy Fain .... composer: theme music / composer: "Wagon Train" theme (38 episodes, 1958-1959)
Henri Rene .... composer: theme music (36 episodes, 1957-1958)
Herman Stein .... musical cues (33 episodes, 1957-1958)
John O'Neill .... singer: theme music (33 episodes, 1958-1959)

Lloyd R. Apperson .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Robert Eggenweiler .... assistant to producer / assistant to executive producer / ... (47 episodes, 1958-1959)
Dwight Newton .... story consultant (4 episodes, 1957)
 

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Runtime:
USA:50 min (252 episodes) (season-1-6 and 8) | USA:75 min (32 episodes) (season 7)
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Color:
Black and White (Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8) | Color (Season 5)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 Seth Adams' disappearance.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Wagon TrainSee more »

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0 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The later the better, 29 January 2014
Author: drystyx from United States

One would think that the episodes of this Western that featured super star Ward Bond would have been much better, but the opposite was true.

The wagon train that should have had great stories foundered with the most predictable clichés during the run in which Ward Bond and Robert Horton were the mainstays. The writing was simply a rehash of every Hollywood formula ever. It looked to be written for women instead of men, as any gorgeous babe was killed off during this spree. One got the idea that the directors and writers were being jilted by (or for) such women.

The writing got much better for the later wagon master, and the later romantic muscle man, Duke. The stories became much more unpredictable, and had a taste of true theatrics to them.

The series had some action, but most was implied, and the "stage presentation" was of the utmost importance. That's why the writing was so important. It isn't because of the actors, who all did their jobs well. It was the direction and writing that plagued this series for too long. The subject matter was such that this should have been much better. This turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments in TV series history.

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