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.
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
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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