Wagon Train: Season 3, Episode 23

The Alexander Portlass Story (16 Mar. 1960)

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Kidnapped, Flint is forced to scout and find a lost Aztec treasure. As some of the men were previously thrown off the wagon train, their unfriendliness is certain unless he can help them find the lost treasure of Montezuma.

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Alexander Portlass
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Jupe
Bern Hoffman ...
Bruto
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Sherwood Price ...
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Flint spots a man collapse and offers him water. The man, Jupe, pulls a knife on Flint taking him captive. Jupe takes him to a camp where he sees Phelan who was kicked off the wagon train last year for stealing. The leader is Alexander Portlass who treats Flint in a civil manner compared to the others. He needs Flint's scouting skills to decipher clues on an Aztec tablet he stole that leads to Montezuma's treasure. He hopes to have a room at the British Musuem dedicated to his find. Flint escapes, recaptured and put in an Oregon boot to prevent another escape. He leads then to a canyon he believes might be the location. While collecting firewood, the Latigo Kid finds an Aztec war club. When he uses it in a fight with Jupe, Alexander is forced to kill Jupe to save the Kid. The Kid leads them to the site where he found the club which has writing on the wall. Flint finds a cave behind the wall. The Latigo Kid enters the hole resulting in his death as claimed by by the Aztec gods. Phelan ... Written by Anonymous

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The Alexander Portlass Room
7 May 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Robert Horton took center stage in this Wagon Train episode where he was captured and forced to go along with a treasure hunt expedition that is commanded by Peter Lorre in his guest appearance on Wagon Train.

Lorre plays a professor of archeology who is searching for an Aztec treasure left behind by an expedition that those people made north way out of Mexico. It's only a legend, but Lorre is convinced of it. His partners and other help are just wanting the reputed Aztec gold left behind.

Alexander Portlass, the title character Lorre plays has a dream of The Alexander Portlass Room in the British Museum filled with the treasures of his expedition which will mark the acclaim he will get in his profession. He gets his wish rather ironically in the end.

To see how life's little ironies play out for Peter Lorre, don't miss The Alexander Portlass Story if some channel starts broadcasting Wagon Train reruns.


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