Zane Grey Theater: Season 3, Episode 17

Trail Incident (2 Jan. 1959)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Western
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Andy McCall comes across a teenage boy wandering through the country. The boy, Peter Owens tells of being thrown by a horse, and his father is Tim Owens, the biggest banker in Chicago. Back... See full summary »

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John Ericson ...
Andy McCall
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Charlie Patch
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Peter Owens
Michael Hinn ...
Loco Thompson
Dennis Cross ...
Sam Duncan
Paul Jasmin ...
Tom Brannigan
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Joe Sampson
Quintin Sondergaard ...
Barney Hollis
Bartlett Robinson ...
Timothy Owens (in promo)
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Andy McCall comes across a teenage boy wandering through the country. The boy, Peter Owens tells of being thrown by a horse, and his father is Tim Owens, the biggest banker in Chicago. Back at camp Charlie the cook who's been crippled by an accident is bitter he can never partner Andy like they'd always dreamed. The cattle drive continues and Peter starts to adapt to camp life, first as a cook's helper and then as one of the riders. Charlie tells the boy he will stake him a ticket for the stagecoach when they get close to a nearby town. Arriving at Redcliff Charlie has a meeting with a group of men, when he goes to organize Peter the boy suddenly changes his mind and wants to stay. Charlie tells him he must leave regardless, but rather than riding away he circles back and finds McCall standing the night guard on the herd. At dawn McCall rides to camp and ambush Charlie and his henchmen. A gun battle ensures and McCall defeats Charlie and the men with the help of Peter Written by glen_chapman <chapman_glen@yahoo.com>

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Unsold pilot for an proposed but unrealized television series 'The Trailsman'. See more »

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