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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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Lee Marvin and Lon Chaney, 30 April 2014
Author: kevin olzak ( from Youngstown, Ohio

"The Jose Morales Story" was a rare leading role for Terry Wilson's Bill Hawks (Ward Bond only appearing at the very end), leading just three wagons through dangerous Mescalero Apache territory. One wagon belongs to a family of Quakers, another to grumpy old trader Louis Roque (Lon Chaney), who fears they've taken a wrong turn by following Hawks. As it happens, they encounter trouble all right, but from a quartet of Mexican bandits led by Jose Morales (Lee Marvin), who remembers Roque from 30 years before, on opposite sides at The Alamo, when Roque left Morales with a scar he would never forget. It's a terrific match between Marvin and Chaney, who puts up a stirring defense for the men who didn't want to die by going over the wall. Once the wagons do meet the Apaches, both enemies bond against a common threat, and wind up doing a noble deed on behalf of the others. Extremely busy in TV Westerns, Lon Chaney was only 54, but plays and looks much older (grey at both temples), while Lee Marvin was still two years away from his legendary "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." Virgil W. Vogel directed, while STAR TREK's Gene L. Coon scripted, one of his 23 WAGON TRAINs (he was only credited with 13 TREKs).

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