This next to last Wagon Train episode served as pilot for a western series about the brothers Earp which was never picked up. Michael Burns who played Barnaby West on Wagon Train played Morgan Earp with Don Collier as Wyatt Earp and Don Galloway as Virgil Earp. The only other Wagon Train regulars are Robert Fuller who tells the story of The Silver Lady to Terry Wilson.
Burns was riding shotgun on a stagecoach from Tucson to Tombstone when it was held up, the driver killed and Burns thrown clear from the coach. The passenger was a woman and when the coach fell off a cliff it caught fire and $20,000.00 in silver coins melted all over her body. It's thought that it might have been a famous singer, but when Vera Miles shows up in Tombstone it's clear it was someone else. And the Earp brothers have a mystery on their hands.
No mystery to the viewer though, the mystery is why she was killed. It would have been a better episode had we kept the identity a mystery. Others in the cast include Henry Silva as Doc Holliday and Denver Pyle as Old Man Clanton.
I guess it was too soon after Wyatt Earp had been seen and Hugh O'Brian so identified with the laconic lawman.
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