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Release Date:
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
 (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?

Created by Sherwood Schwartz, it has been said that the show's early failure was due to the fact that it was too similar to Bob Denver's earlier series "Gilligan's Island" (1964), also created by Schwartz. Denver plays a character very similar to that of Gilligan. In addition, there is a wagon train leader (similar to the Skipper), the Brookhavens, a rich couple (the Howells), Lulu, a saloon entertainer (Ginger), Betsy, a sweet young girl traveling alone (Mary Ann), and Andy, a bright young man who easily figures things out (the Professor). With "Gilligan's Island" in constant reruns, people preferred to tune in to that series rather than this one.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. Possibly the worst replica of a tornado in television history.See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Worth what I paid for the DVD, 23 February 2006
Author: jmwintle from United States

Well, now, Gilligans Island it is not. But it does grow on you. My four year old watches it all the time. Better than Barney. I have watched it a number of times and found that the characters seem to all be waiting for Dusty to carry them. Of note, is that the additional characters actually seem to be better actors than the regulars. There are some genuinely funny lines and looks. Does make you appreciate Gilligan's Island more. And even Dobbie Gillis. Seems as though the characters were content to get a season's worth of pay. Bad as this was, it was better than the return to Gilligan's Island movies. And yes, it a recycling of the Gilligan's Island characters but only Foster Tucker comes close. Although each of the other characters have their moments. I bought the DVD for a dollar. It was worth that.

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