Wagon Train: Season 1, Episode 7

The Emily Rossiter Story (30 Oct. 1957)

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Emily Rossiter had a young daughter to care for. She met and married someone she felt she could trust. When she found out this was misplaced, getting the daughter away from him and into a better life becomes her main goal.



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Episode cast overview:
Emily Rossiter
Judy Rossiter
Ned Rossiter
Frank McGrath ...
Charlie Wooster (credit only)
Terry Wilson ...
True Oak
William Phipps ...
Hank Watts
Robert McQueeney ...
Irene Corlett ...
Emily Hawks


A man is killed and a wagon raided on the train. Money and title to lands in California are stolen. Feathers and a tomahawk indicate Indians did it but the theft of a crucifix from the dead man indicates white men to Flint and the Major. Flint is sent to track them down and recover the lost items. He finds Judy Rositer and her mother who was forced to marry a rather coarse man after her husband was killed in a raid. The husband, Ned, is suspected by the Indians of leading the raids and when Judy shows Flint the medal stolen from the dead man, Flint starts looking for the stolen items. The wife helps look and after Flint finds them, he decides to take the two women to the wagon train. However, Ned and his friends give chase forcing a gun battle. Luckily for Flint, his Pawnee friends are on Ned's trail as well and lend a hand. Written by Anonymous

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30 October 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Susan Oliver, 25 years old at the time, plays Judy Rossiter, a 16 year old tom boy in tight jeans!! Robert Horton, McCollough, is only 8 years older than she was but is treated like an old man by Judy Rossiter. See more »


Emily Rossiter: You're too fine a man to be killed for nothing.
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Train Robbery
20 December 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In the Emily Rossiter Story the Wagon Train is robbed by a gang of thieves who are a gang of really scurvy folks. It's three of them disguised as Indians who go into the Wagon Train at night and pilfer the wagons. One man is killed and one of the things robbed from him were land title deeds to tracts in California.

Ward Bond sends scout Robert Horton to pick up the trail and it leads him to a cabin where John Dehner lives with his wife Mercedes McCambridge and her daughter from her first husband Susan Oliver. She's nice enough and Oliver's hormones get active with one look at Horton. But Dehner's one mean nasty man.

McCambridge is in the title role here and in many ways it's a modern story about an abused wife. She's a simple pioneer woman and it's a restrained performance from an actress who can go over the top if the situation calls for it.

The story could have used some work, I'm not quite sure how these Peckerwoods managed to stumble onto something as valuable as those deeds. Still the acting is fine

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