Wagon Train: Season 3, Episode 25

The Joshua Gilliam Story (30 Mar. 1960)

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Bill and the Major find a man lying hurt, a meal for the buzzards. When he meets an innocent woman on the wagon train who has an inheritance waiting for her, he shows other skills besides being just a schoolteacher and her mother is wary.



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Episode cast overview:
Flint McCullough (credit only)
Dan Duryea ...
Joshua Gilliam
Greta Halstadt
Frank McGrath ...
Terry Wilson ...
Irene Tedrow ...
Freda Halstadt
Betsy Brooks ...
Sharon Miller
Pitt Herbert ...
Mr. Miller
Ricky Allen ...
Harvey Miller


Adams and Hawks spot buzzards overhead finding Joshua Gilliam who has been severely whipped with a bull whip. They return to the train where Greta Halstadt tends to his wounds. Joshua tells them he is a school teacher who was whipped for giving a student a lashing. He is very friendly with Greta to the dismay of her mother Freda. Greta has been teaching the kids on the train but she suggests having a trained teacher would be beneficial to the kids. Joshua is a great teacher and his cultured manners wins Greta's heart. Joshua attempts to secretly hypnotize Greta but Freda interrupts. Freda tells Joshua that Greta will not receive her inheritance unless Freda blesses her marriage. As part of a history lesson Joshua teaches the children about the Salem witch trials while at the same time convincing them witches exist indirectly describing Freda. The children become frighten by Freda causing her to have a nervous breakdown aided by Joshua's tricks. He uses hypnosis to tell Freda to ride ... Written by Anonymous

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