When the Levy family joins the wagon train, the tranquility becomes less so as the fathers compete in checkers, young sons fight, and son and daughter fall in love. Lastly, a settler who tries to shake down the train to cross his property.




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Episode cast overview:
Liam Redmond ...
Patrick McGowan
Leo Fuchs ...
Simon Levy
Lory Patrick ...
Rachel Levy
Sean McGowan
Nora Marlowe ...
Michael Flatley ...
Tommy McGowan
Kevin Brodie ...
David Levy
Frank Lassiter
Robert Carson ...
Joseph V. Perry ...
Gaines (as Joe Perry)


Patrick McGowan is not educated but an accomplished checker player beating everyone on the wagon train. Simon Levy, a Jew and educated man, with his daughter Rachel and young son David have come from the Old World to join the train and settle in California. Simon Levy and Patrick McGowan both consider themselves unbeatable at checkers, and when each loses to the other over several games their pride is hurt. Compounding things is that Patrick's son Sean and Simon's daughter Rachel are falling for each other despite their different faiths. Sean has been driving the Levy wagon since Simon cannot find a driver. Their young sons David and Tommy are constantly fighting although they are friends. A more dangerous situation develops when a rancher refuses to let the wagon train cross land on the way to the closest mountain pass unless each member of the train pays him a large amount of money. Levy and McGowan both prove themselves during the confrontation. Written by rbecker28

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14 November 1962 (USA)  »

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