Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Pearlie Garnet Story 

Beautiful but shrewd Pearlie Garnet was forced to leave the wagon train after she was found to be a liar, manipulator, and thief who stole from everyone on the train.


Herschel Daugherty


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Fuller ... Cooper Smith (credit only)
John McIntire ... Christopher Hale
Denny Miller ... Duke Shannon (as Scott Miller)
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Hugh Beaumont ... Jed Halick
Marilyn Maxwell ... Molly Sadler
Sharon Farrell ... Pearlie Garnet
Michael Burns ... Barnaby West
H.M. Wynant ... Clay Boudreau
Laurie Mitchell ... June
Aline Towne ... Lovey
David McMahon ... Mr. Stimson
Ken Mayer ... Ed Norton
Leonard P. Geer Leonard P. Geer ... Jim Cole


Bill and Duke are in a small town to pick up supplies when they encounter Pearlie Garnet who was kicked off the Hale wagon train by Duke and Jed Halick who is switching to a different wagon train. Events lead them to a saloon where they recall the recent events that led to the current situation. The Hale wagon train has been experiencing thefts for sometime but they couldn't determine who was doing it. Charlie was sure it was Pearlie but the others think he is crazy. It becomes more serious when one of the members find over a thousand dollars has been stolen cleaning him out. A hairpin found has Duke believing it may really be Pearlie. He decides to take it on himself to see so he rips Pearlie's dress off to see if she has the money on her. When he finds it, she steals his gun, wounds his shoulder and runs off scattering the horses. Later, in town she tries to win at faro but instead loses everything. She asks Jed for help whom she had tried to blame for the robberies. The owner of ... Written by Anonymous

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One amoral woman
6 April 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

One of the most amoral characters that ever appeared on a Wagon Train episode is the title character of this story. Sharon Farrell plays Pearlie Garnett, beautiful and dangerous like one of the old time movie femme fatals. Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity and Jane Greer in Out Of The Past come to mind for comparison.

The story is told in flashback as to how Farrell wound up owning a big saloon. When the Wagon Train crew first run into her she's a passenger on the Train when a rash of petty thefts breaks out. No one possibly suspects her of being the culprit except Frank McGrath who is too old to be thinking with his male member. She's caught, but not before she gets middle age widower Hugh Beaumont thrown off the Wagon Train because she implicates him.

On the next trip west Denny Miller and Terry Wilson run into Farrell now owner of a large saloon. Through some more flashbacks they hear how she did it. Turns out she runs into the mother who abandoned her and now the owner of the saloon that is eventually her's. Takes a while for Marilyn Maxwell to figure it out, but it comes too late.

Hardhearted and amoral Sharon Farrell will not be forgotten by anyone who watches this Wagon Train story.

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24 February 1964 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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