Casey Jones (1957– )

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Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".

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Series cast summary:
Eddy Waller ...
 Red Rock Smith / ... (32 episodes, 1957-1958)
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 Casey Jones (32 episodes, 1957-1958)
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 Wallie Sims (32 episodes, 1957-1958)
Mary Lawrence ...
 Alice Jones (29 episodes, 1957-1958)
Bobby Clark ...
 Casey Jones Jr. (19 episodes, 1957-1958)
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Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".

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8 October 1957 (USA)  »

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Casey Jones, der Lokomotivführer  »

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(32 episodes)

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Casey's steam locomotive is called "The Cannonball Express". It's listed as Engine No. 1. See more »

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During the opening credits the words "Cannonball Express" on the front side of the locomotive are reversed. See more »

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...a folksy, gentler family western series...
24 June 2000 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

"Casey Jones" was a first-run syndicated half-hour western series that ran during the '58-'59 television season and was a folksy, gentler family western series as opposed to some of the more violent adult westerns on the air during the late '50's and early '60's. Alan Hale Jr. played the legendary railroad engineer of the Cannonball Express for the Midwest and Central Railroad. Mary Lawrence portrayed Casey's wife Alice, Bobby Clark portrayed their son Casey Jr., Dub Taylor portrayed Casey's fireman Wallie Sims and Eddie Waller portrayed conductor Red Rock.

The series featured some of the same types of plots as other westerns of the time such as train robbers, vandals, etc. but the plots also centered as much on Casey's interaction with his family, particularly his young son, giving the series a much more laid back sort of ambiance. Alan Hale Jr. would go on to bigger and better (and stupider!) series after "Casey Jones" ended its single season run but this series was a solid family entertainment without insulting the intelligence as "Gilligan's Island" would do six years later.


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