Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Jed Whitmore Story 

Jed Whitmore, one of three brothers that committed an infamous train robbery, is now town sheriff Frank Lewis but his brother released from prison comes to town with a fellow inmate and a reporter to get paid for the Jed Whitmore story.


Virgil W. Vogel


Teddi Sherman




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Fuller ... Cooper Smith
John McIntire ... Christopher Hale
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Denny Miller ... Duke Shannon (as Scott Miller)
Neville Brand ... Sheriff Frank Lewis aka Jed Whitmore
Jan Clayton ... Jean Lewis
Michael Burns ... Barnaby West
Karl Swenson ... Harry Whitmore
William Mims William Mims ... Marv Jennings
Les Tremayne ... William Carr
Lois Roberts Lois Roberts ... Patsy Lewis
Byron Morrow ... Mr. Haley
Burt Mustin ... Max
Robert Biheller ... Young Jed Whitmore (as Bob Biheller)


The three Whitmore brothers feeling anger toward the railroad decide to hold it up. The baggage man is killed along with one of the brothers but the other two escape with $100,000. The older brother Harry is caught spending 20 years in prison while the younger brother Jed escapes to the west to never be heard from again. Harry has been released from prison along with cellmate Marv Jennings. The pair are traveling on the Hale wagon train with newspaper reporter William Carr. His paper has promised the payment of $10,000 if they can lead him to Jed Whitmore. They are headed to Stringtown as is Patsy Lewis who is returning home where her stepfather has been sheriff for years and is well respected. Coop will be taking them there as the train does not go to Stringtown. Once Harry finds his brother who refuses to acknowledge him but Carr may solve the mystery on his own. Written by Anonymous

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13 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Whitmore Family Values
17 February 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Neville Brand is in the title role of this Wagon Train story, playing notorious outlaw Jed Whitmore who disappeared and reinvented himself as Frank Lewis who has a good reputation as a lawman. Not even wife Jan Clayton and daughter Lois Roberts know who he is.

It's Roberts coming back home on the Chris Hale Wagon Train. Also traveling with her is reporter Les Tremayne from the New York Herald and two ex-convicts, Karl Swenson who was a Whitmore brother who was caught and William Mims his jailhouse buddy who is a real bottom feeder. How much of one we don't know until the end.

There's a matter of $50,000.00 in loot that was never recovered. There's a story promised to the New York Herald as well which Tremayne will get wired to him on proof of story.

Brand really has a good life in a town that was once and wild and wooly place that he cleaned up. How will exposure change all that, a question he has to wrestle with.

In the end everyone but Mims does the right thing.

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