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The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West (1976)

G | | Western, Comedy | August 1976 (USA)
Four episodes of Dusty's Trail edited together into a movie. The episodes, in the order shown, are: "Tomahawk Territory", "Horse of Another Color", "There is Nothing Like a Dame", and "The Not So Magnificent Seven".




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Denver ... Dusty (archive footage)
Forrest Tucker ... Wagonmaster Callahan (archive footage)
Ivor Francis ... Mr. Carter Brookhaven (archive footage)
Jeannine Riley ... Lulu McQueen (archive footage)
Lori Saunders ... Betsy (archive footage)
Lynn Wood ... Mrs. Daphine Brookhaven (archive footage)
William Cort William Cort ... Andy (archive footage) (as Bill Cort)
Eddie Little Sky ... Natuma (archive footage)
Ernest Esparza III Ernest Esparza III ... Indian Boy (archive footage) (as Ernesto Esparza III)
Don 'Red' Barry ... Marshal (archive footage) (as Donald Barry)
Buck Young ... Rancher Uriah (archive footage)
James Gammon ... Roy, Hired Hand (archive footage) (as Jim Gammon)
Dennis Fimple ... McGirk (archive footage)
John Quade ... Jake (archive footage)
Dick Peabody Dick Peabody ... Kyle Skullner (archive footage)


Four episodes of "Dusty's Trail" (1973) coupled together into a feature film. In a similar situation to "Gilligan's Island" (1964) and even starring Bob Denver again, Dusty is a bumbling assistant to Wagonmaster Callahan. Thanks to Dusty's bungling, they are soon separated from the wagon train and lost in the wilderness. The characters parallel those of Gilligan's show. Written by Fred Blorgs

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Western | Comedy


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This is a compilation of four Dusty's Trail episodes, minus the laugh track. See more »


Dusty: Gee, that was a bright idea. Wonder why I didn't think of it!
Wagonmaster Callahan: Because it was a bright idea.
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Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »


Dusty's Trail
Written by Ross Schwartz and Sherwood Schwartz
Sung by Mel Street
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An attempt to out Gilligan Gilligan
10 April 2021 | by cashbacherSee all my reviews

This is a really bad movie. Bob Denver plays Dusty, a bumbling incompetent that is based on the Gilligan character of the sixties sitcom "Gilligan's Island." Unfortunately, the mishaps are even worse than what took place at the hands of Gilligan. Furthermore, they simply don't have the spark to generate a laugh as they are generally predictable.

Forrest Tucker plays Wagonmaster Callahan that is a combination of the skipper in "Gilligan's Island" as well as his role as Sergeant O'Rourke of "F-troop." He even wears his hat in the same manner as the Sergeant. Again, the role is old and tired.

Other characters are the very rich man and his elegant wife, (Thurston Howell and lovey from "Gilligan's Island,") the beautiful dance hall girl (Ginger), the plain girl, Mary Ann, and the smart man, (the professor.) Using recycled characters can work, but they clearly do not in this case.

The movie is boring, often plodding and predictable, it is hard to watch in one sitting.

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August 1976 (USA) See more »

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La caravana más divertida del Oeste See more »

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