Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Candy O'Hara Story 

Gabe Henry and his son have been sorely missing the female touch over five years now. Finding a wife during a stopover is his top priority but his choice is known to Major Adams and he does not approve.


Tay Garnett


Harold Swanton




Episode cast overview:
Ward Bond ... Major Seth Adams
Robert Horton ... Flint McCullough
Joan O'Brien ... Candy O'Hara
Jim Davis ... Gabe Henry
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Robert Lowery ... Marty Benson
Edith Evanson Edith Evanson ... Granny Henry
Richard H. Cutting ... Parson Zeke Plummmer (as Dick Cutting)
Teddy Rooney ... Luther Henry


Gabe Henry and his son Luther are traveling west with Granny Henry as Gabe's wife passed away five years earlier. As she passes away, Granny has Gabe promise to find a wife before he reaches California. The train stops at Aurora for a couple of days to refit. Gabe and Luther go to town with the idea of finding Gabe a wife. The preferred women seem to be taken but Luther finds pretty Candy O'Hara. When Gabe meets her the first time, he has the "feeling" he told Luther he was looking for. Candy is in Aurora to earn $100 to bail out her gambler friend. When Luther tells Adams and the men about her, they become worried Gabe will marry her as they know her history. Adams tells Candy to leave Gabe alone but Gabe persists in pursuing Candy with a buggy ride and picnic. As she visits the wagon train to tell Adams she is trying to dissuade Gabe, she overhears Adams talk about her history. That night she tells Gabe who she is and about her job in the saloon and her friend in jail. Gabe, ... Written by Anonymous

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7 December 1960 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Henry Family Values
18 July 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This episode of Wagon Train one of those shown posthumously after Ward Bond's death focuses on the Henry Family. Jim Davis is traveling on the Wagon Train with his son Teddy Rooney and mother Edith Evanson. When Edith is ready to die she gives an admonition to Davis to find himself a wife and stepmother for his son. It's young Rooney who introduces him to Joan O'Brien when they're picking up supplies in the next town.

But the Wagon Train crew know O'Brien as a notorious saloon entertainer. Additionally she's in town raising bail money for her boyfriend, gambler Robert Lowery. But it's kind of like when Howard Keel and Jane Powell knew they were meant for each other although it takes a while for O'Brien to catch up to Davis in the feeling department. Then there's that obligation she feels for Lowery.

The Wagon Train regulars take a back seat to the guest stars as true love finds away despite opposition from many quarters.

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