Wagon Train: Season 1, Episode 22

The Bill Tawnee Story (12 Feb. 1958)

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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.

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

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