Stagecoach West (1960–1961)
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Finn McCool joins the stage, not telling Kane that he is being pursued by members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, who believe he betrayed them. A man with a lot of braggadocio and ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas Carr

Writers:

Joseph Stone (as Joe Stone), Paul King
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Eyer ... Davey Kane
Robert Bray ... Simon Kane
Sean McClory ... Finn McCool
Hazel Court ... Sybil Allison
John Sutton ... Robert Allison
James Burke ... Zeke Bonner
Barry Kelley ... Colonel Murphy
Dan Sheridan Dan Sheridan ... Fitzpatrick
Denny Miller ... Dunn
Wayne Rogers ... Luke Perry (credit only)
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Finn McCool joins the stage, not telling Kane that he is being pursued by members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, who believe he betrayed them. A man with a lot of braggadocio and blarney and little respect for custom, Finn finds an admirer in young Davey, but Simon doesn't like it when Finn begins to make moves on the wife of an English fellow passenger. Written by rbecker28

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Closing credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

Soundtracks

Stagecoach West
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Music by Skip Martin
Lyrics by Terry Gilkyson
Vocals by Bud and Travis
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Even with a nice story, this episode fell flat.
1 August 2016 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Finn McColl is an Irishman that tends to be an all around nice guy plus has his way with the ladies. But he does have enemies. A group of men from the Irish Republican Brotherhood have tracked Finn to the rural west and they have plans to kill him for betraying the brotherhood. At their first encounter Finn is able to get away and makes his way to the midway station where he impresses the young Davey. Her also impresses a married English woman, Sybil Allison, with his attractive charm. It seems that everyone likes Finn.

But when the men from the brotherhood track down Finn to the midway station, they tell the others they they are there to carry out a sentence on Finn for betray and killing many men in Ireland. But with everyone liking Finn and the fact that they are in the United States, they rest do not recognize Irish authority. Mrs. Allison tries to help Finn my sneaking him a knife so that he can cut the ropes from his imprisonment. But instead, Finn's true colors come through and even the people of midway station feel betrayed.

The story played out well and the true feeling of the character Finn made for an enjoyable watch but for some reason you never felt comfortable watching Sean McClory as the main character. The viewer always had sense that the way McClory played Finn, there was always something sinister about the character. And that could have been the reason the episode felt predictable right from the start. An average show to watch.


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