WAGON TRAIN - The Complete Fourth Season! 10 DVD Set. Continuing in their great tradition of classic TV westerns, NBC Universal and Timeless Media Group bring you the complete, uncut fourth season of Wagon Train, one of the most enduring and sought after westerns of all time. Direct from the vaults at Universal, these 38 episodes have been re-mastered and presented on 10 dual layer DVDs. 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 Wagonmaster Bill Hawks, who all brought their skills as horsemen as well as wonderful actors to the show, giving Wagon Train a special, western flavor.
The fourth season of Wagon Train brought real life tragedy to the travelers heading west. The great Ward Bond, 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.