Wagon Train (1957–1965)

The Robert Harrison Clarke Story 

Chris and Cooper along with a British journalist accompany civilians surveying for the Army when they come across an Army troop that has been massacred except for two survivors. This opens the journalist's eyes to the real America.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Duke Shannon (as Scott Miller)
Robert Harrison Clarke
First Sgt. Gault
Ram Singh
Private Jamie
John Bouchette
John Warbow
Captain Jeterman
Ike Truman
Jan Arvan ...
Chief Oopaknah
Dean Williams ...


British journalist Robert Harrison Clarke joins the wagon train, along with his Sikh aide, hoping to write a story on the "real" West. Clarke is a pompous and arrogant man who looks down on his fellow wagon train members, and thinks that stories about the West are simply exaggerations. Chris and Cooper pick up a trio of civilian surveyors who with Chris and Cooper will lay out a new road to Fort Crowder. Clarke and his aide are to go along on the trip. At the same time a troop of Army infantry are marching through the area which violates a treaty with the Kiowa and Comanche. The tribes out number the troop and massacres all but two of the soldiers who Chris and Cooper rescue. Clarke's beliefs are tested when they find the remains of the soldiers after the Comanche and Kiowa have finished with them. Their leaders are vowing to attack Hale's group if the soldiers stay with Hale's group which is under siege at Adobe Walls.. Written by rbecker28

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14 October 1963 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is based on the lucky shot made by Billy Dixon at the Second Battle of Adobe Walls. See more »


Cooper Smith talks about a 30-30 that he had and yet this takes place 21 years before the 30-30 came out. The Second Battle of Adobe Walls was fought on June 27, 1874 and the 30-30 came out in 1895. See more »


Christopher Hale: Mr. Clarke, I understand it rains a lot in England. Well, it just goes to show everybody's got problems. You've got rain, we've got Indians. Both can be most inconvenient.
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