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"Wagon Train" The Jose Morales Story (1960)

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Gene L. Coon (written by)
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Original Air Date:
26 October 1960 (Season 4, Episode 5)
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Plot:
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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Cast

 (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
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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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Directed by
William Witney (5 episodes)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lawrence Menkin 

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lou Watt .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jim Bullock .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Dean Smith .... stunts
 
Editorial Department
George Fredrick .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Lloyd R. Apperson .... composer: additional music
 
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60 min
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Alamo Survivors, 7 December 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Ward Bond and Robert Horton give it a rest in this episode of Wagon Train as Terry Wilson as Bill Hawks takes the center stage. Lee Marvin and Lon Chaney, Jr. star in The Jose Morales Story where Terry Wilson takes a group of three wagons off on a side route as they are not making the whole trip to California.

There are Mescalero Apaches in the area, but what Hawks doesn't count on is being jumped by a group of Mexican bandits headed by Lee Marvin. They disarm him and hope to use the wagons as cover in a getaway, but the Mescaleros interfere with everyone's plans.

The three wagons contain a doctor, Steven Darrell in one, a Quaker family Clark Howatt, Aline Towne and young Charles Herbert in the other and a misanthropic old merchant, Lon Chaney Jr. in the third. Marvin recognizes Chaney, he's not likely to forget him, he gave him a saber cut way back at the Alamo when Marvin was a soldier with Santa Anna and Chaney was going over the wall.

There's been long speculation about whether someone did take William Travis's offer about going over the wall. Wilson who's been raised on the stories of the bravery of the Alamo defenders doesn't like hearing a frontier myth shattered. This is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance syndrome of when the legend becomes fact, print the legend. Ironic indeed that it's the man who played Liberty Valance shattering the myth.

The travelers take refuge in an abandoned stagecoach line station. Some life or death decisions have to be made. Everybody starts reexamining certain beliefs with the notable exception of Howatt.

The Jose Morales Story is a finely written drama from the Wagon Train series. And it's always nice to see one of the other regulars get center stage away from the stars.

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