Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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Princess of a Lost Tribe 

Ordered by Major Adams to guide three passengers to a campsite up a haunted mountain, Flint does so but with caution: rumors that an escaped group of Aztecs now live there, almost 400 years after Cortez wiped them all out.

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Major Seth Adams (credit only)
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Flint McCullough
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Montezuma IX
Linda Lawson ...
Lia - Princess of the Aztecs
Edward Mallory ...
Mike Kelly (as Ed Mallory)
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John Miller
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Dutch Carl Anders
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Flint is asked to guide Mike Kelly, John Miller, and Dutch Carl Anders to Haunted Mountain where Mike's father Jerald disappeared. John Miller's brother was found dead at the base of the mountain with an Aztec knife in his hand. Flint is surprised by Lia who says she is a Princess. If her father okays it, she will return to lead the group to him. She returns waking Flint telling him she will lead them to her village in the mountain. She leads them on horseback up the mountain and through a tunnel to a walled city containing the descendants of the Aztecs and Montezuma who escaped Cortez. The village is ruled by Montezuma IX living frozen in time. Flint falls in love with Lia who talks to Flint about it being her eighteenth year. Montezuma delays answering Mike Kelly's question about his father but eventually Jerald Kelly tells Flint he wishes to stay there and his son is not to know he is alive. Flint prepares to leave asking Lia to go with him to be his bride only to find she is ... Written by Anonymous

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2 November 1960 (USA)  »

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WAGON TRAIN emulates a fairy tale
8 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

I can see how the previous reviewer (bkoganbing) came down hard on this episode. This is an unusual WAGON TRAIN episode, to say the least, and it won't be to everyone's taste. Far-fetched premise, outrageous costumes, nothing to do with wagons going west, the story like a dark fairy tale....

But you know something? It worked for me. As I watched the episode, it kept reminding me slightly of Tennyson's "The Lady of Shallot" — ethereal, romanticist, eerie. For me, this episode had a gravitas that was impressive, alongside a poetic quality heightened by Horton's narration.

Please don't dismiss this episode. It may work for you, as it did for me.


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