Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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Path of the Serpent 

At a Rocky Mountains fort , a wounded soldier asks his old friend Ruddy Blaine to bring his daughter to him before he dies. With the Ute Indians on the warpath, Blaine will have to take a dangerous route known only to him and the Shoshone.





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Episode cast overview:
Major Seth Adams (credit only)
Flint McCullough
Ruddy Blaine (as Noah Beery)
Bill Hawks
Charlie Wooster
Robert Harland ...
Cpl. Clay Taylor
Melinda Plowman ...
Penelope Huntington
Sgt. Bart Huntington
The Serpent


Penelope Huntington is returning from England where she was raised by her mother to see her father Sgt. Bart Huntington who is posted at a remote outpost. Huntington is severely wounded during a Ute attack so he asks Cpl. Clay Taylor to find his best friend Ruddy Blaine. He wants Ruddy to bring his daughter to him as quickly as possible. Ruddy with his Shoshone friend The Serpent and Clay go for Penelope using The Serpent's secret trail. Penelope with Hawks return to the outpost with Ruddy. They start on horseback but when spotted by the Utes they go on foot and canoe to reach the output. It is abandoned with dead men staked out front with Sgt. Huntington left alone. On his deathbed, Huntington makes Ruddy and Penelope agree to marry. Unknown to Ruddy, Clay an orphan raised by Ruddy has fallen in love with Penelope. After Huntington dies and the dead buried, the group starts the trip back. Ruddy realizes something has changed between him and Clay but Clay denies it. The group is ... Written by Anonymous

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8 February 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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2 Bad episodes in a row
28 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

The previous episode about women on the Wagon train was so sexist. I usually just assign star rating and don't feel like the time consuming work of writing any type review. However, I've enjoyed the one or two people who seem to be reviewing the episodes. I'm doing a marathon watch of Wagon Train and I must agree with the other review here that this is another silly episode although the one about the women was even worse for me. This one was truly ludicrous. Everyone involved in this great western series must have gone nuts when Ward Bond passed away. I really miss him and realized with this episode and even more with the previous one how great Bond was for this show. Of course the whole series was inspired by the John Ford film Wagon Master which had Bond in it and is one of the great and most underrated westerns for my money. John McIntire was probably as good an actor as Bond and he held the show together pretty well but the episodes without Bond or McIntire are really weak. The Path of the Serpent would have been good maybe for the Mickey Mouse Club but for an adult western it's pathetic.

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