Wagon Train: The Complete Season Four
Continuing in their great tradition of classic TV westerns, NBCUniversal and Timeless Media Group now bring you the uncut Wagon Train: The Complete Sixth Season, one of the most enduring and sought after westerns of all time. Direct from film masters stored in the Universal vaults, these 37 episodes have been re-mastered and presented on 10 dual layer DVDs in a special edition tin box, with a handsome DVD booklet complete with all the episode synopses, the guest stars and more.
Inspired by the classic western film Wagonmaster, directed by John Ford (The Searchers, Stagecoach), Wagon Train debuted on Wednesday, September 18, 1957 on the NBC Television Network. The ensemble acting, wonderful scripts and great western scenery soon made Wagon Train a fixture in American homes on Wednesday nights, as millions of Americans of all ages tuned in to NBC for great family entertainment.
Ward Bond, who starred in Wagonmaster, recreated his role from the film as Major Seth Adams. He was joined by costars Robert Horton as Head Scout Flint McCullough, Frank McGrath as the cook Charlie Wooster, and Terry Wilson as Assistant Wagon Master Bill Hawks, who all brought their skills as horsemen as well as wonderful actors to the show, giving Wagon Train a special, western flavor.
Each well crafted episode focused on a personal story of courage and perseverance of not just the main cast, but of the westward-bound emigrants as they made the perilous journey by Conestoga wagon from the banks of the Mississippi to California's Pacific shores, in the face of great odds. Their heart-warming (and sometimes heartbreaking) sagas tell the tale of how the American West was truly won, by hard-working and determined people driven by the promise of freedom and prosperity, and by those who saw them through the harshest of landscapes to the golden land that beckoned them. The fourth season of Wagon Train brought real life tragedy to the travelers heading west. The great Ward Bond, the charismatic Wagon Master, succumbed to illness and passed away part-way through the season. Bond was reunited with his old friends John Ford and the great John Wayne for one last episode together (The Colter Craven Story). The determined travelers and their guides continued on their way with a new leader, Christopher Hale, played by John McIntire, and a new guide Denny Miller, who joined Wooster and Bill Hawks as they escorted their passengers on their perilous journey to California.
Among the many guest stars along for the ride were George Goble (The Horace Best Story), Gloria DeHaven (The Allison Justis Story), Charles Laughton (The Albert Farnsworth Story), Lee Marvin and Lon Chaney, Jr. (Path Of The Serpent), and many, many more of your favorite western stars.