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"Wagon Train" The Jose Morales Story (1960)

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Original Air Date:
26 October 1960 (Season 4, Episode 5)
Bill Hawkes is leading 3 wagons through Indian territory. They run into trouble with Mexician bandits lead by Lee Marvin. When the 2 groups must band together to fight off an Indian attack, certain biases & assumptions are thrown away. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Ward Bond ... Major Seth Adams

Robert Horton ... Flint McCullough (credit only)

Lee Marvin ... Jose Morales

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Louis Roque (as Lon Chaney)
Charles Herbert ... Joseph Oliver
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Aline Towne ... Patience Oliver
Clark Howat ... Aaron Oliver

Steve Darrell ... Dr. Stern (as Stevan Darrell)
Alex Montoya ... Paco
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ... Carlos (as Jose Gonzalez Gonzalez)
Gregg Palmer ... Raleigh

Episode Crew
Directed by
Virgil W. Vogel 
Writing credits
Gene L. Coon (written by)

Produced by
Howard Christie .... producer
Original Music by
Stanley Wilson 
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline 
Film Editing by
Gene Palmer 
Art Direction by
Raymond Beal  (as Ray Beal)
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
Ralph Sylos 
Makeup Department
Florence Bush .... hair stylist
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (as Bob Dawn)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Losee .... assistant director
Sound Department
David H. Moriarty .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Jerome Moross .... composer: theme music
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lawrence Menkin 

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lou Watt .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jim Bullock .... sound editor
Dean Smith .... stunts
Editorial Department
George Fredrick .... assistant editor
Music Department
Lloyd R. Apperson .... composer: additional music
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Footage from the 1953 film 'The Man From the Alamo' is reused here in a flashback scene depicting the battle at the Alamo.See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Drama & Acting, 12 July 2011
Author: Camom9 from United States

This episode has Lee Marvin & Lon Chaney,Jr. as guest stars. Both are at the top of their game with Marvin portraying a Mexican bandit who has waylaid 3 wagons being lead by Bill Hawkes (Terry Wilson). One of the wagons is owned by Chaney's character who is basically a trader hoping to take advantage of settlers with his wagon of goods.

Marvin & Chaney know each other from the Alamo; Hawkes can't believe that Chaney ran, rather than fight to the death. When the 2 groups must fight off an Indian attack together, many assumptions & beliefs about people & their humanity are challenged. It must be noted, a Quaker family that has come to help the Indians is part of the group.

The exchanges in conversation between the men is fascinating and shows how prejudices begin &, in turn, can be changed.

Also, love that Terry Wilson is given the chance to be the lead in an episode. His character is very much the strong, silent type, but while he has the strength of his convictions to stand on; he also is able to be compassionate & able to learn from his mistakes & life as it comes at him.

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