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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".
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1976 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Connections

Edited from Dusty's Trail: Not So Magnificent Seven (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Dusty's Trail
Written by Ross Schwartz and Sherwood Schwartz
Sung by Mel Street
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More Silly Than Wacky
12 January 2003 | by kennymacdonaldSee all my reviews

I can barely remember the t.v. show Dusty's Trail that this film was based on, yet i do remember seeing this flim promoted on t.v. I can also recall the voice over guy bragging that"Gilligan was never this funny"[Then seeing Bob Denver tossed off a horse into a tub of water}.I always thought that this was a film that was based on the show,but all they did was put four shows together and made a movie. People have already said that the show and this film was ripping off Gilligan's Island yet with Sherwood Schwartz and Bob Denver both taking part it's more like there were just trying what worked before.The film copy that i have is very faded yet the old gags and bad jokes are here,some work,some don't but thats what happened on Gilligan's Island.I give this film a 3 but just think that Dusty is Gilligan's great,great grandfather and you will find it a little better.


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