The leaders of the wagon train are taken aback when they see a woman asking to join the wagon train who is the twin of Major Adams one and only love who died in his arms.




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Episode cast overview:
Major Seth Adams
Flint McCullough (credit only)
Beth Pearson / Ranie Webster
Charlie Wooster
Bill Hawks
Johnny Washbrook ...
Ron Pearson


Ron and Beth Pearson join the wagon train to travel to Denver. Beth is a twin copy of Ranie Webster who was Major Adams one true love before the war but who refused to marry him. She died in Arizona after the Major found her. Major Adams courts Beth much to the dismay of her son Ron. Beth is concerned that Adams is still thinking of her as Ranie but the issue seems to fade away. When she is thrown from a wagon and paralyzed, Adams and Ron stay with her while the wagon train goes on led by Hawks. However, when the members of the train are told by Ron Adams is gone, they refuse to move until he rejoins them. Ron and Beth rejoin the train with her suspended by ropes. Adams is exhausted and when she starts to recover, he is so dazed he calls her Ranie unleashing the truth that he thinks of her as Ranie - not Beth. Written by Anonymous

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22 February 1961 (USA)  »

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It is clear that part of Ward Bond's dialogue is dubbed by another actor. It includes narrative he provides and at least one outdoor scene. See more »

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A romantic lead
2 August 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Probably poetically Ward Bond's final appearance on Wagon Train contained a flashback to a pair of episodes The Major Adams Story parts one and two, where we meet the love of his life Virginia Grey as Rainie Webster. So it was a bit of a shock when Virginia Grey shows up again with a grown son Johnny Washbrook wanting to join the Wagon Train. You see Rainie Webster died of tuberculosis in the previous story.

But her she is again as the widow Beth Pearson and Ward Bond is falling for her all over again. He's ready to sacrifice all for her including giving up command of the Wagon Train to Terry Wilson after a fall in which Grey breaks her neck.

Ward Bond did not usually get the girl in any of his big screen films, so it was nice to see him go out as a romantic lead for once.

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