Wagon Train: Season 5, Episode 17

The Malachi Hobart Story (24 Jan. 1962)

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Duke comes across Malachi Hobart, a preacher who has dedicated his life to his fellow man, and comes away impressed with the man's charitable works. However, he soon begins to believe that ... See full summary »

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Flint McCullough (credit only)
Denny Miller ...
Duke Shannon (as Scott Miller)
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Terry Wilson ...
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Malachi Hobart
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Martha Gresham
Wally Brown ...
George Gresham
Steve Darrell ...
Roy Standish (as Stevan Darrell)
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Leona Standish
Robert E. Dugan ...
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Duke comes across Malachi Hobart, a preacher who has dedicated his life to his fellow man, and comes away impressed with the man's charitable works. However, he soon begins to believe that the preacher is in fact a con artist who is using religion to swindle people out of their money. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A Place In Heaven
4 November 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Franchot Tone stars in the title role of The Malachi Hobart Story and plays a preacher/conman who gets a bit of comeuppance from Denny Miller as Duke Shannon.

Miller finds Tone while out scouting and he seems a benevolent and kindly preacher. But when they meet next in a town, he's trying to peddle a 'gold finder' and Miller ruins the sale and gets him tossed out of town. In between that Miller has found Irene Ryan who gave Tone her life savings of $300.00 to insure her recently drowned husband Wally Brown a place in heaven. Imagine her surprise and Miller's for that matter when Brown walks in the door, not even wet.

Later on there's an abrupt change in the story from jocularly comic to devoutly religious that really doesn't have a basis. It's too bad that Franchot Tone wasn't given a better story for his guest shot on Wagon Train.


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