A headstrong young woman will undertake the long, dangerous journey to her fiancé's fort on her own if she must, so Matt nominates himself to escort her.





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Sarah Drew
Gody Baines
Lou Hacker
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A well-to-do young woman is determined to join her betrothed at an Army outpost. He was literally the boy next door. She's stubborn, and the trek is a dangerous one, so Matt decides to take her himself. Before they reach the end of their journey, the young lady, so devoted to her betrothed at the outset of her trip, may be losing her heart to the marshal. Written by Morganalee

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4 November 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Fort Wallace (where Matt and Sarah are going) was actually a real US Fort from 1865-1882. All that remains of the old fort is the Fort Wallace cemetery. See more »


This episode initiates a significant continuity error. The Indians steal Matt's iconic handgun -- but it shows up again in later episodes. See more »

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Sarah was denied critical need-to-know information about Fort Wallace
14 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A head strong beautiful Boston women, Sarah Drew, makes her way to Dodge with the expectations of meeting her lover at Fort Wallace many miles from Dodge. However, the lover forgot to tell her that there is no way to get to Fort Wallace since it is so far in the back country of the prairie. (something that would have been helpful info)

She tricks her way into making Marshal Dillon escort her to the rugged Fort Wallace. Along the way they will run into just about every disaster known to mankind. From fire, dead children, Indians, fever, starvation, mistrusting hillbillies and death- the two meet with everything the writer can throw.

There is a lot to absorb in this episode since not much time can be spent on one mayhem till another arises. But with the ending a restful calm falls over the show. Maybe not the ending we wanted but one that makes for a good watch.

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