Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Maggie Hamilton Story 

When their daughter runs away from the wagon train, the Hamiltons hire Flint to bring her back. With renegades in the area, he soon discovers how spoiled Maggie really is and they still manage to make it back in one piece.


Allen H. Miner


Allen H. Miner




Episode cast overview:
Ward Bond ... Major Seth Adams
Robert Horton ... Flint McCullough
Susan Oliver ... Margaret Hamilton
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Les Tremayne ... Horace Jurist Hamilton
Leonard Nimoy ... Cherokee Ned
Sylvia Marriott ... Mary Louise Hamilton
Orville Sherman ... Sam Bass
Frank Wolff ... Slim


At camp Margaret Hamilton (Maggie) decides to run off during the evening during another tantrum. She and her parents are from the city with no experience in the west. Maggie has a long history of running away since being a child. The next morning her dad reports her missing to Adams who sends Bill to bring back Flint who has seen signs of a small party of renegades drinking. Maggie becomes lost leaving signs for anyone following her. The renegades find her sign and capture her while finding she is a hand full and literally bites the hand that feeds her. Flint finds the trail catching the group while they sleep except for Sam Bass who frees Maggie thinking she is going to "cooperate" with him. Cherkee Ned hears Sam leave camp and follows him. He kills Sam while Flint knocks out Ned. Maggie takes Flint's horse while he steals one from the renegades and runs off the rest of their horses. He catches up with Maggie who fell off the horse. She still acts like a spoiled kid even after Flint ... Written by Anonymous

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Susan Oliver (Margaret Hamilton) and Leonard Nimoy (Cherokee) both would later star in Star Trek See more »


Major Seth Adams: But there are two-legged animals out there that would put any self-respecting wolf to shame.
Mary Louise Hamilton: Beasts? Savages? Men!
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Spoiled Brat
4 February 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Wagon Train regulars had to compete against two of the most outrageously overacted performances in the history of the series. Mother Sylvia Marriott also had a lot of trouble keeping up with Les Tremayne playing her very proper Bostonian husband and Susan Oliver as their spoiled hellion of a daughter.

In a fit of pique Oliver goes off leaving the Wagon Train and Ward Bond sends Robert Horton after her. The suave ladies man Flint McCullough ain't quite knowing what to do with her. He rescues her from some really bottom feeding outlaws, but only because the whole group hasn't three working brain cells among them and two of them, Leonard Nimoy and Orville Sherma, hate each other worse than any outsiders.

The story takes a lot of inspiration from The Taming Of The Shrew and you know how Petruchio handled that situation.

Anyway All's well that ends well.

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Release Date:

6 April 1960 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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