Settlers are needed in Ocatilla Valley, California. For $1.00 you can book passage as long as you make it your permanent home. Cheyenne boards as Jim Wade to elude capture for a murder he didn't commit. When the sheriff checks the travelers looking him, he says he has a wife - Lola McQuilan - who was denied a ticket because she is not one of the settlers. A preacher's sister Ruth notices the ruse and swears she is going to expose him at the next stop. On the train the minister Bret takes an interest in Lola who has a secret she doesn't want to share while at the same time Cheyenne tries to dissuade Ruth with his "charm" not to turn him it but with little success. At the Lone Butte stop, Cheyenne decides to leave the train when two lawman come on the train looking for him. A deputy follows but Cheyenne takes his gun and clothes but promises to return the gun. When they spot Comanche smoke signals, Cheyenne knows he must return to the train to save it. Cheyenne must then deal with the ... Written by
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James Garner has a minor role in this episode with the name of Bret. Bret is his name in the long running Maverick episodes that started the following year. See more
The number on the train engine was 18. When it pulled into Lone Butte the film must have been in backwards because the train number had changed to 81. See more
I guess I'd rather hang for something I did than rot in prison for something I didn't.