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"Wagon Train" The Larry Hanify Story (1960)

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Original Air Date:
27 January 1960 (Season 3, Episode 17)
On his deathbed, Joe asks Flint to look after his 17-year old son Larry Hanify and get him to California. There was one catch. His latest escapade put him in jail awaiting trial for armed robbery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Ward Bond ... Major Seth Adams

Robert Horton ... Flint McCullough

Tommy Sands ... Larry Hanify

Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster

Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Cynthia Chenault ... Aggie Donovan (as Cindy Robbins)

Orville Sherman ... Joe Hanify
Edith Evanson ... Mrs. Jed Jurgis
Dan Riss ... Kelleher

Olan Soule ... M.T. McBee (as Olan Soulé)
Wally Moon ... Sheriff Bender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chick Hannan ... Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ... Proprietor (uncredited)

Gene Roth ... Callahan (uncredited)

Pierre Watkin ... Doctor Sam'l Caldwell (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ted Post 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harold Swanton  writer

Produced by
Howard Christie .... producer
Original Music by
Henri Rene 
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline 
Film Editing by
Ray DeVally  (as Ray de Vally)
Art Direction by
Howard E. Johnson 
Set Decoration by
Ralph Sylos 
Makeup Department
Jack Barron .... makeup artist
Florence Bush .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James H. Brown .... assistant director
Sound Department
David H. Moriarty .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Richard G. Wray .... 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:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Prairie Probation, 29 November 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

A Dying Orville Sherman rather dramatically rides up to the Wagon Train and asks for Flint McCullough. He's got tuberculosis and $342.00 to show for his life and he gives it to Robert Horton. And one other thing, a teenage son in the next town where they've settled. Then poor Sherman dies.

What he didn't tell Horton was that his son was in jail. Tommy Sands plays the son and the title role in The Larry Hannify Story. Horton and his father were in the Civil War together which is why Sherman entrusted Horton with Sands. But there's an armed robbery charge pending.

Sands gets a final break from the law in an unusual prairie probation arrangement, he's placed in Horton's custody on the promise he leave the territory forever. Sands of course is protesting his innocence all along. It's just prejudice from a northern town to a southern family.

Tommy Sands got a chance to sing a Civil War ballad Aura Lee which was an added treat. And does good in the part of a juvenile delinquent in the old west.

The episode also featured an appearance of Dodger outfielder Wally Moon who had just come off a career season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He plays a sheriff and he has a few lines towards the end of the episode. As an actor he was a great ballplayer.

Whether Tommy Sands is a good or a bad kid you have to watch the Larry Hannify Story to find out.

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