John Cameron, from Philadelphia, heads west with his wife to start a new life. Her flirtatious ways may get the better of her when three trappers come into camp offering fresh buffalo and thinking she might be more available than she is.


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Episode cast overview:
Julie Cameron
John Cameron
Rich Tacker
Charlie Otis
Trapper (as Francis J. McDonald)
William Boyett ...
Frank Tacker
Ron Foster ...
Talbot (as Ronald Foster)
Ted Mapes ...
Frank McGrath ...
Paul Tacker


John Cameron's wife Julie has little regard for husband who gave up an easy life in Philadelphia to take her to California to start a new life. Julie makes a play at Flint who rebuffs her. Three Jayhawker brothers come into camp looking for a good time and she obliges much to her husband's dismay. The next morning she has left with them and John takes off after her. While buffalo hunting Flint notices buzzards overhead and finds John shot in the leg. After patching up John, the two take after John's wife. They find the brothers are killing each other over Julie and eventually rescue her. She finally realizes she loves John but John also realizes he can't keep her trapped with him. When the surviving brother returns for her, John kills him but not before his wife is shot by the Jayhawker. Written by Anonymous

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2 October 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Flint McCullough: What were you, back in Philadelphia?
John Cameron: A banker.
Flint McCullough: Well, bankin' don't help fightin' Indians.
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Marital Troubles On The Trail
14 September 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Not all the pioneers going west were happy couples. Case in point are the Camerons played by Michael Rennie and Carolyn Jones. Though the title of this Wagon Train episode is the John Cameron Story, the accent is on Jones who plays a bored and flirtatious wife.

At first she does her best to attract Robert Horton, but when he evinces no interest, that doesn't stop Jones. Unfortunately her next target is Jayhawker Claude Akins and his brothers and she goes off quite willingly.

Rennie loves her however and he pursues and Horton decides to go along and help this tenderfoot. Rennie proves his mettle in the pursuit and Jones doesn't get quite what she bargained for.

Personally Akins is playing one repulsive dude and I can't figure for the life of me why she preferred him to Rennie.

Not one of the better Wagon Train episodes.

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