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Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Actors: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Denny Miller, Terry Wilson
Directors: Howard E. Johnson, Bretaigne Windust, John English, Mitchell Leisen, Tay Garnett
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama, Television
NR     2004     2hr 28min


     
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Actors: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Denny Miller, Terry Wilson
Directors: Howard E. Johnson, Bretaigne Windust, John English, Mitchell Leisen, Tay Garnett
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama, Drama, Classic TV
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/26/2004
Original Release Date: 09/18/1957
Theatrical Release Date: 09/18/1957
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 28min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

One of the classic TV Westerns of the 1950s/1960s
Robert Huggins | Suburban Philadelphia, PA United States | 09/01/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is another one of many television series from the 1950s and 1960s that is awaiting an official studio release. Were it not for "public domain" releases like this three-episode, single-disc DVD from Alpha Video, we might not be able to see some of the television classics from TV's "golden age" on DVD. So, in this regard, I appreciate the fact that at least a few episodes are available. As to the episodes themselves, the three included here are all from the 1960s when John McIntire starred as Wagonmaster Chris Hale. They include "The Doctor Denker Story," "The Malachai Hobart Story," and "Alias Bill Hawks." These episodes, either alone or in various combinations, have been available on a few Western TV compilations, but this is one of the very few DVDs where you can get all three of them on a single disc. While none of these are particularly standout episodes, they are representative of the series and include a few guest stars like Theodore Bikel and Franchot Tone. Look for Irene Ryan of "The Beverly Hillbillies" in "The Malachi Hobart Story."

The episodes on Alpha's DVD, though not restored, are of decent audio/visual quality. It remains to be seen as to whether or not we'll ever see an official release of the "Wagon Train" series. As such, I recommend this DVD for fans of the series.

My rating is actually closer to *** & 1/2."
Release the series season by season!!
Douglas R. Hendricks | Ohio | 04/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is another great series that is being wrongfully ignored by the studios. It should be released season by season on dvd immediately! I was a real big fan of especially the Ward Bond-Robert Horton episodes. Those were definitely the best from this series. And Frank McGrath as Charlie Wooster was great comedy relief. PLEASE, which ever company holds the rights....release these episodes soonest on dvd NOW!! You've already waited too long!!"
Both DVDs contain the same 3 episodes
J. B. Graves | 03/13/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Both DVDs contain the same 3 episodes. so its an obvious mistake that Amazon should rectify.

It seems that there are only 3 episodes available. So Sad."
Official Studios Release
Martin Grams, Jr. | United States | 05/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I too would love to see WAGON TRAIN, Season One in a box set. Instead, we are stuck with the only three episodes legally allowed to be sold (so thank goodness for companies like Alpha). I get to meet actor Denny Miller, who played Duke Shannon on this TV series, this September in Aberdeen at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention to talk about his screen work. He played the role on this series less than 30 times (it was a recurring role) but thankfully one of them, "The Malachi Hobart Story" from january 24, 1962, is available on this DVD so I recommend it."