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11 September 1973 (USA) See more »
A stage and a wagon heading west get separated from the rest of the wagon train thanks to Dusty. Now they must make their way to California.
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Sherwood Schwartz obituary
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Sherwood Schwartz obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 15 July 2011, 4:23 AM, PDT)

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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 9)

Bob Denver ... Dusty (26 episodes, 1973-1974)

Forrest Tucker ... Mr. Callahan (26 episodes, 1973-1974)

Ivor Francis ... Mr. Carson Brookhaven (26 episodes, 1973-1974)

Jeannine Riley ... Lulu McQueen (26 episodes, 1973-1974)

Lori Saunders ... Betsy (26 episodes, 1973-1974)

Lynn Wood ... Mrs. Brookhaven (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
William Cort ... Andy (26 episodes, 1973-1974)

Series Directed by
Bruce Bilson (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jack Arnold (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Earl Bellamy (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Florea (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Russ Mayberry (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Richard Michaels (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Leslie H. Martinson (2 episodes, 1973)
Oscar Rudolph (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Writing credits
Elroy Schwartz (27 episodes, 1973-1974)
Sherwood Schwartz (27 episodes, 1973-1974)
Austin Kalish (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Irma Kalish (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bruce Howard (2 episodes, 1973)
John Fenton Murray (2 episodes, 1973)
Larry Rhine (2 episodes, 1973)
Al Schwartz (2 episodes, 1973)
Rick Mittleman (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Sherwood Schwartz .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Elroy Schwartz .... producer (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Original Music by
Frank De Vol (25 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jack Pleis (25 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Cinematography by
Alan Stensvold (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Film Editing by
Larry Heath (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
John B. Woelz (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Casting by
Brenda Little-Goldstein (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Eddie Foy III (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Art Direction by
Rodger Maus (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Set Decoration by
Robert Gould (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Makeup Department
Gerry Leetch .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Production Management
Gary S. Gerlich .... post-production supervisor (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Joe Wonder .... production manager (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Jones .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Art Department
Ron Greenwood .... props (9 episodes, 1973)
C. Randall Berkeley .... property master (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Sound Department
Gene Garvin .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Paul Laune .... sound editor (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert J. Litt .... recording supervisor (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts (27 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Goldenhar .... chief electrician (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Charles La Rocca .... key grip (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Casting Department
Brenda Little-Goldstein .... casting associate (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Brown .... costumer (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Music Department
Ross Schwartz .... composer: theme music (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Sherwood Schwartz .... composer: theme music (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mel Street .... singer: theme music (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Mick .... music editor / music mixer (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Other crew
Charles W. Fries .... executive vice president in charge of production (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jane Ficker .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Elliot Friedgen .... production administrator (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Willis Grant .... creative affairs executive (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bruce Howard .... script consultant (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Arthur Stolnitz .... production executive (8 episodes, 1973-1974)

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22 min (26 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Callahan's horse is named "Blarney". Dusty's horse is named "Freckles".See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the show with the tornado coming towards the wagon train, it was quite obvious that someone superimposed a hand drawn, scribbled sketch of a tornado over the finished film. Has to be the worst replica of a tornado in television history!See more »
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
What Happens When You Rip-Off Your Own Creation, 14 April 2003
Author: Brian Washington ( from Los Angeles, California

This was probably the perfect example of Hollywood's lack of imagination. Ironically, this show is basically Sherwood Schwartz and Bob Denver ripping-off the show that was so successful for them. In fact, the concept for this show was so lame that none of the networks would pick it up, so it was sold to different stations to be shown in first run syndication. Each character is basically a carbon copy of the classic cast of Gilligan's Island. You had the sweet Mary Ann type, the smart Professor type, the sexy bombshell and the snobbish older couple. At least the cast from Gilligan had a lot of chemistry that this cast doesn't. .The only difference was that it was set in the old west instead of a deserted island and instead of the occasional native causing the castaways trouble you get a wild assortment of desperadoes wreaking havoc on our lost wagon train. No wonder this show isn't in reruns anymore

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