Wagon Train (1957–1965)
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The Maud Frazer Story 

Maud Frazer takes command of her wagon train after all the men are killed. Flint tries to dissuade Maud from going through hostile Indian country where there is gold.. She proceeds anyway but is forced to change plans.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Norman Jolley (teleplay), Alford Van Ronkel (teleplay and story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Robert Horton ... Flint McCullough
John McIntire ... Christopher Hale
Frank McGrath ... Charlie Wooster
Barbara Stanwyck ... Maud Frazer
Terry Wilson ... Bill Hawks
Denny Miller ... Duke Shannon (as Scott Miller)
Russ Conway ... Isaac Frazier
Nora Marlowe Nora Marlowe ... Bessie
Renee Godfrey ... Willa Mae
Wesley Lau ... Cavalry Sergeant
Juney Ellis Juney Ellis ... Agnes
Kathleen O'Malley ... Dolly
Mary Adams ... Julia
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Storyline

Maud Frazer and her husband Isaac who is wagon master is leading a small wagon train west. Maud has convinced Isaac to lead the train through dangerous Indian territory where the Shoshone and Sioux led by Red Cloud are on the war path. She wants to go to South Pass where gold has been found. The other members of the train are unaware of their plans to stop there. Chris Hale aware of the Frazer wagon train sends Flint to warn them but at the urging of Maud Isaac ignores the warning. Later, as they go through a narrow pass the Indians attack. They circle the wagons but all the men including Isaac are killed before the Indians break off the attack. Maud decides to continue leading the women to South Pass and the gold until Flint and Chris return. The women override her but she still plots to leave the Hale train with Flint helping her but he won't cooperate. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Christopher Hale: I better ride out there in the morning and have a talk. Try to reason with her.
Bill Hawks: Chris you can't reason with women, you have to appeal to their emotions.
Charlie Wooster: You're both wrong. Women are just like mules. You gotta be more stubborn then they are.
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Gold fever
5 February 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck gave us one of her patented ruthless woman portrayals in this Wagon Train story. She's the wife of Russ Conway leader of another Wagon Train whom she persuades to take another route through a pass where gold is reputed to be. The only problem is that a lot of unfriendly Indians are sitting on it.

Sure enough Conway is killed as are all the men. Stanwyck whatever else she is is a tough cookie. She takes over and leads the women to the safety of the Chris Hale Wagon Train.

But that's not enough, she still has gold fever and will do whatever it takes to get back to that pass. That includes throwing herself at Robert Horton.

This part is the kind that Stanwyck could do sleep walking, but she does more than somnabulate through the part. Her Maud Frazier right up there with her classic Phyllis Diedrichson from Double Indemnity.

There's a nice role her also for Nora Marlowe who is her friend and confidante from her husband's Wagon Train. Marlowe tries to be a reality check for Stanwyck.

One for Barbara Stanwyck fans.


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