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The Pitchwagon 

Not Rated | | Western | Episode aired 2 March 1962
When a drover is killed by Indians saving a pitchman, the drovers try to raise money for the his family. The pitchman suggests a rigged card game but when that fails his idea of a concert with his wife may leave the drovers high and dry.

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Gil Favor (credit only)
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Rowdy Yates
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Wishbone
Charles H. Gray ...
Clay Forrester (as Charles Gray)
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Mushy
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Jim Quince
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Joe Scarlet
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Hey Soos (credit only)
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George Stimson
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Sam Garner
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Melinda Stimson
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Turkey Creek Jack Johnson
Nick Pawl ...
Nonie Matthews
Dan Grayam ...
Little Bill Connors
Eddie Foster ...
Hugo Fuller (as Ed Foster)
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A snake oil salesman George Stimson, is saved from an Indian attack by the drovers. However, a drover who died in the effort has nothing left for his widow and two children. The other drovers chip in to raise money for them but George has a scheme to raise a much larger collection for the drover's family. His first idea fails in having Mushy out-hustle some gamblers in a crooked poker game when the bumbling Mushy forgets his hat with the family's address. Then he decides to pass off his estranged wife, who has returned to ask for a divorce, as Jenny Lind in a concert performance. She is tricked by her current love interest into fleeing prior to the scheduled performance, leaving the drovers to entertain the angry show ticket-holders while Clay tries to entice her return. Rowdy sings a song that is appreciated by the womenfolk and Scarlet perform rope tricks while Wishbone tries to tell jokes just as she returns. Wishbone wonders if a cooking demonstration would be entertaining but the... Written by chipe

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2 March 1962 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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4:3
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Soundtracks

Beyond the Sun
Music by Russell Garcia (as Russ Garcia)
Lyrics by Lenny Adelson
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