Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Vittorio Bottecelli Story 

The King orders his womanizing nephew to San Francisco. He joins the wagon train but causes the Major problems as the husbands are complaining but he may have lost his heart to someone who understands.



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Episode cast overview:
Flint McCullough (credit only)
Julie Crail
Duke Vittorio Botecelli
Todd (as James Lydon)
Veranique (as Dolores Vitina)
Ella Chambers
Carlo Tricoli ...
The King
Lisa Simone ...
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The womanizing Duke Vittorio Botecelli is ordered to San Francisco by his King. He joins the Adams wagon train along with his butler Josef. The Duke continues his womanizing ways on the train earning the ire of the husbands and Major Adams. Adams tell the Duke he must stop or he will find a bullet in his back. The Duke tries to abide by Adams wishes but when he meets the single Julie Crail things change. Her father was a school master and Major Adams promised to take her west. She is impressed with the Duke's educated ways enjoying his company. Much to the Major and her friend Todd's chagrin they develop a close relationship. However, the Duke tells her their time is an "escapade" causing her to avoid him until he rescues her from a runaway team and wagon. The train is met by a coach carrying the Duke's future bride and her father to meet the Duke and take him back to Italy for their wedding. The Duke immediately realizes he must leave Julie but he is in love with her and for the ... Written by Anonymous

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16 December 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Cinderella on the Wagon Train
7 February 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Before she became a witch, Elizabeth Montgomery guest starred on Wagon Train as a schoolteacher traveling west on the same train as a royal prince, nephew of King Victor Emmanuel of Italy. Gustavo Rojo plays the prince who back in the old country has played the field and gotten more than a few husbands jealous. The King himself has sent him to San Francisco and his is the only wagon in the history of Wagon Trains to have a coat of arms on it.

Montgomery's father was an old friend of Ward Bond's and he's got a fatherly interest in seeing she's not seduced and abandoned. But this one is a real Cinderella story with Frank McGrath on Montgomery's team.

Seeing Charlie Wooster sticking up for the fairy tale ending was a real treat. His scenes with Ward Bond are especially good in this Wagon Train episode.

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