Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Kitty Angel Story 

Kitty Angel finds herself not welcome on the wagon train due to her past. When Flint returns to the train toting a sick Indian baby, she has everyone's prejudices to deal with as well as this life threatening illness.


James Neilson




Episode complete credited cast:
Ward Bond ... Major Seth Adams
Robert Horton ... Flint McCullough
Anne Baxter ... Kitty Angel
Henry Hull ... Obediah Finch
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Vivi Janiss ... Cassie Holden
Kathleen Freeman ... Sairy Hogg
David Leland David Leland ... Sam Hogg
Ben Morris Ben Morris ... Ben Holden
Ethel Shutta Ethel Shutta ... Mrs. Parker
Steve Warren Steve Warren ... Slim
Abel Fernandez ... Indian Brave


Flint comes upon a Shawnee encampment where everyone has been killed by the Sioux except for a male papoose. Flint takes him back to the wagon train where Adams is busy with women complaining about Kitty Angel being on the train. One of the men let it slip that she worked in saloons as an entertainer and singer. Everyone but four people vote to kick her off the train. Flint gives the baby to Adams who cannot get anyone to take the baby until Kitty says she will. Flint tells Adams that the Sioux are trying to get the papoose who is the son of the Chief so they can kill him. Adams tells everyone Kitty and the baby will stay for safety reasons. Later, Adams recognizes the spots on the baby as smallpox. Kitty and the baby named Saturday along with eighty year old Obediah Finch who has volunteered to help Kitty are isolated behind the train to protect everyone. The Sioux know the baby has smallpox but they attack anyway but are stopped. As the baby recovers Kitty gets smallpox herself but ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

7 January 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The makings of a family
21 November 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Contrary to those who say that families are only of a blood kin, this Wagon Train episode tells us that families can be made by chance and circumstance.

The circumstances here are that Robert Horton finds an Indian papoose in a burned out village and brings it to the Wagon Train. At the same time some of the high and mighty puritanical types are complaining about the presence of saloon entertainer Anne Baxter on the train. But when no one else wants to take the Indian babe, Baxter volunteers to though she's got no training in motherhood.

The only two willing to help her are cantankerous old Henry Hull and Vivi Janiss who just lost her child. Then the baby develops smallpox and things really stack against Hull and Baxter.

This episode also features a fight between Baxter and Kathleen Freeman one of the puritanical wives. Freeman has weight on her side, but Baxter has some moves.

A nice story and families are what you create.

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