Wagon Train: Season 1, Episode 22

The Bill Tawnee Story (12 Feb. 1958)

TV Episode  |   |  Western
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 16 users  
Reviews: write review

Bill Tawnee served his country heroically. When Major Adams recognizes him on the trail and sees he is unable to wake, he asks his wife to join his wagon train even though there is plenty of anti-Indian sentiment afloat.



(teleplay), (teleplay and story)
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 7 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
list image
a list of 54 titles
created 24 Sep 2012

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Bill Tawnee Story (12 Feb 1958)

The Bill Tawnee Story (12 Feb 1958) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wagon Train.
« Previous Episode | 22 of 284 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview:
Macdonald Carey ...
Bill Tawnee
Lianna Tawnee
George Barry
Edith Evanson ...
Mrs. Kirk
Dee Pollock ...
Steve Barry
Henry Rowland ...
Jeb Corry
Ben Lafferty
John Mitchum ...
William Fawcett ...
Frank McGrath ...
John Bixby
Terry Wilson ...


After a fight at a trading post Bill Tawnee is knocked out. His wife has stopped on the prairie worried about him when the Adams wagon train spots them. After offering help, Adams learns the man is Bill Tawnee who was a highly decorated Sergeant and scout for General Sherman in the war who Adams served under as well. Bill recovers and decides somewhat reluctantly to stay with the train. Braggart George Barry is caught embellishing his own military history when Bill is asked about the same incident infuriating Barry. At the same time Mrs. Kirk takes Lianna, Bill's wife, and their son under her wing as she misses her own daughter and grandson who died in Kansas. Tension grows between Barry and Tawnee when Bill finds Barry's missing rifle. Barry thinks Bill stole it causing Bill to leave camp alone when he nearly kills Barry. Outlaws have scouted the wagon train planning to steal their horses and do so. One group of men find some of the horses while another group with Barry in it find ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

12 February 1958 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
90 minute episodes? Dr Wily
Frank McGrath hoffmannlori21
The Bill Hawks character lindab_3
Steele Family misogyny cheesegrater-2
Episode Question hackraytex
Season 5 has shipped margiejjjj
Discuss The Bill Tawnee Story (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: