Wagon Train: Season 7, Episode 18

The Geneva Balfour Story (20 Jan. 1964)

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Hale's train must take a dangerous desert route due to hostilities which danger grows when spoiled Geneva Balfour starts a fire destroying supplies to get her husband to return east and Hale lies to train members about the danger's extent.

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Denny Miller ...
Duke Shannon (as Scott Miller)
Frank McGrath ...
Terry Wilson ...
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Judge Arthur Forbes
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Aaron Balfour
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Geneva Balfour
Michael Burns ...
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Clara Pumfret
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Lew Pumfret
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Hallie McGraw
Byron Foulger ...
Cort Sutler
Jack Grinnage ...
Jubal Devlin
E.J. André ...
Simon Turpin (as E.J. Andre)
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Hale's train must take a dangerous desert route due to hostilities which danger grows when spoiled Geneva Balfour starts a fire destroying supplies to get her husband to return east and Hale lies to train members about the danger's extent.

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They all lie and shade the truth
5 February 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This one was an interesting and entertaining episode of Wagon Train in which even the regulars lie or at best shade the truth some to keep the Train moving.

The army due to Indian trouble has declared the regular trail out of bounds. Which means that John McIntire is forced to use a desert route, a particularly bad route that Robert Fuller and Denny Miller both say is a rough cross.

McIntire buys extra supplies and they set out, but Sherry Jackson in the title role of The Geneva Balfour Story is a willful young bride who was spoiled rotten by her rich parents and in a moment of both fear and pique sets fire to those supplies halfway across.

After that McIntire and Fuller are forced into lies of different kinds trying to keep the people of the Wagon Train strong enough for the crossing and not ready to lynch Jackson. Her husband Peter Brown is willing to take the rap for her. And Robert Lansing who was a judge back east is a passenger challenging McIntire's authority.

It's a nicely done story about how even good people have to lie sometimes to accomplish their objective.


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