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bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York
29 November 2008
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
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
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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