Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains.
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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Frank McGrath ...  Charlie Wooster 271 episodes, 1957-1965
Terry Wilson ...  Bill Hawks 266 episodes, 1957-1965
Robert Horton ...  Flint McCullough 189 episodes, 1957-1962
John McIntire ...  Christopher Hale / ... 152 episodes, 1959-1965
Ward Bond ...  Major Seth Adams 134 episodes, 1957-1961
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, but good-at-heart Major Seth Adams, backed up by his competent frontier scout, Flint McCullough. After Adams and McCullough, the wagon train was led by the avuncular Christopher Hale, along with new scouts Duke Shannon and Cooper Smith. Many stories featured the trustworthy Assistant Wagonmaster Bill Hawks, grizzled old cook Charlie Wooster, and a young orphan, Barnaby West. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Western

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Both Ward Bond and the man who replaced him, John McIntire were in movies directed by John Ford. See more »

Goofs

Often, when people are aboard the wagons conversing, the back projection of the scenery passing appears to have been shot at thirty miles per hour or more, which would be a velocity rarely approached by a covered wagon. See more »


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Wagon Train Theme
Written by Sammy Fain and Jack Brooks
Performed by John O'Neill
(Season 2 only)
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Wagon Train
8 December 2005 | by lacmmsSee all my reviews

Would like to know why Wagon Train is never shown in reruns. It was one of my favorite westerns and I would love to see the episodes again. I remember watching it every week with my Dad (who also loved westerns), in fact, the first time my future husband came to my house, we were watching Wagon Train, and he watched it with us, even though he didn't really care for westerns! It's a wonder we made it together, but we have been married now for 43, almost 44 years. I really preferred Ward Bond as the wagon master, but of course, he died and they had to replace him. Flint McCullough was my favorite character. I thought he had the most exciting role, being the one who always went ahead to check things out for the rest of the wagon train.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seth Adams Trailmaster See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(252 episodes) (season-1-6 and 8) | (32 episodes) (season 7)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)| Color (Season 5)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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