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Wagon Train 

Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Frank McGrath ...  Charlie Wooster 271 episodes, 1957-1965
Terry Wilson ...  Bill Hawks 267 episodes, 1957-1965
Robert Horton ...  Flint McCullough 189 episodes, 1957-1962
John McIntire ...  Christopher Hale / ... 152 episodes, 1959-1965
Ward Bond ...  Major Seth Adams 134 episodes, 1957-1961
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, but good-at-heart Major Seth Adams, backed up by his competent frontier scout, Flint McCullough. After Adams and McCullough, the wagon train was led by the avuncular Christopher Hale, along with new scouts Duke Shannon and Cooper Smith. Many stories featured the trustworthy Assistant Wagonmaster Bill Hawks, grizzled old cook Charlie Wooster, and a young orphan, Barnaby West. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Major Adams, Trail Master See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(252 episodes) (season-1-6 and 8) | (32 episodes) (season 7)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)| Color (Season 5)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Fuller (Cooper Smith) has an unusual name. A coopersmith is one who is a barrel maker. See more »

Connections

Featured in Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Wagon Train Theme
Written by Sammy Fain and Jack Brooks
Performed by John O'Neill
(Season 2 only)
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Flint, Charlie and the Major
19 September 2016 | by bugsmoran29See all my reviews

I remember watching "Wagon Train" when I was a child. It ranked up there with such western classics as "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," "Have Gun Will Travel," and "Laramie." I think the earlier episodes that featured Ward Bond as the Major and Robert Horton as Flint were somewhat better than the last few years the show was on. Of course, Charlie the cook was everyone's favorite character. It was interesting to see what obstacle the wagon master had to overcome on a weekly basis: blizzards, floods, Indians, outlaws, religious fanatics, small pox, snakes, droughts and so on. There's an episode featuring the great Charles Laugthon as a pompous Englishman that is my favorite. This television program is the epitome of true grit on the lonely frontier.


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