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Chris Hale's black sheep
bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York
19 September 2013
John McIntire gives a dual performance in this fine Wagon Train
episode, one of the best they ever did. He stars as Chris Hale the
Wagonmaster and also his older brother Levi Hale who was a noted scout
and lawman. So how did this man with that background wind up in Wyoming
Territorial Prison paroled to his younger brother on condition he leave
Wyoming Territory permanently.
He went bad and why he went bad had to do with the lynching of his late
son who was a mixed breed as Levi married an Indian wife. As we learn
the young man had some serious mental health issues and wound up more
than likely killing the girl he was supposed to marry, Sheriff Trevor
Bardette's daughter and Bardette was Levi's former deputy.
Levi has a lot of physical and mental issues mostly because of old age.
There is a wonderful scene with McIntire as Levi and Denny Miller who
superficially resembles Levi's late son. It's one of Denny Miller's
best scenes, big screen or small.
McIntire does a wonderful job playing both parts. One for Wagon Train
fans to treasure.
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