Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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Trial for Murder: Part 2 

When the deceased's wife arrives, the people on the wagon train learn that the murdered man has a dark past, and this could be a case of Cain & Abel - or perhaps something or someone in the dead-man's past came home-to-roost.


Virgil W. Vogel


Jean Holloway




Episode complete credited cast:
Ward Bond ... Major Seth Adams
Robert Horton ... Flint McCullough (credit only)
Henry Hull ... Mark Applewhite
Marshall Thompson ... Bradley Mason
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Dianne Foster ... Leslie Ivers
Connie Gilchrist ... Molly Cassidy
Henry Daniell ... Sir Alexander Drew
Murvyn Vye ... Mr. Miller
Dennis Rush ... David
Del Moore ... Charles Ivers
John Alderman ... Richard Cassidy
William Schallert ... Eliott Drake


As court reconvenes for sentencing, Applewhite asks to withdraw the confession and continue the trial as a new witness is available. Ivers' wife, Leslie Ivers, has joined the wagon train coming from San Francisco to meet her son and husband at his request. Adams grants Applewhite his requests allowing Applewhite time to prepare and allowing Leslie to speak to Mason. Applewhite questions the Cassidy family members and Eliott Drake about their relationships with Ivers. When Leslie Ivers testifies, she reveals that Ivers killed Molly Cassidy's husband and lead to Drake's father's death. Furthermore, she was first married to Mason who is Ivers' brother but her father annulled the marriage and forced her to marry Charles Mason (Ivers' real name) and Davy is Bradley Mason's son. Furthermore, a man sent to prison by Charles, Jed Fuller, threatened Charles causing him to go west. Bradley Mason takes the stand after realizing people had mistaken who threatened who during his argument with his ... Written by Annymous

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Leslie Ivers: [She reads from the telegramme her deceased husband wired to her] Several old acquaintances have turned up on the trip, with, you may be pleased to know, threats against my life.
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Excellent Two Part Episode
9 January 2020 | by rosantaSee all my reviews

I have been viewing each episode, in the order they were released, with great enjoyment! I watched these as I was growing up but decided to revisit them lately. The cast, story lines and guest stars have all been excellent, so far! These two episodes have really stood out for be so far. Acting and script were outstanding. Thank you for rebroadcasting!

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Release Date:

4 May 1960 (USA) See more »

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Trial for Murder: Part 2 See more »

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Black and White | Black and White (Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)

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1.33 : 1
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