Wagon Train: Season 5
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(May 01, 2012)
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Continuing in their great tradition of classic TV westerns, NBCUniversal and Timeless Media Group now bring you the complete, uncut Wagon Train - The Complete Season Five, one of the most enduring and sought after westerns of all time. Direct from the vaults at Universal, these 37 episodes have been re-mastered and presented on 10 dual layer DVDs in a special edition embossed collectible tin, 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.
John McIntire returns to the cast of Wagon Train full-time as Wagon Master Chris Hale, joining costars Robert Horton Head Scout-Flint McCullough, Frank McGrath Charlie Wooster, Terry Wilson Bill Hawks, and Denny Miller Duke Shannon. Season Five marks the last appearance of Robert Horton in Wagon Train, after almost five full seasons. Each weekly episode featured some of Hollywood's brightest stars in guest roles, including Joseph Cotten The Captain Dan Brady Story, Polly Bergen The Kitty Albright Story, Barbara Stanwyck The Maud Frazier Story, Rory Calhoun The Artie Matthewson Story, Nick Adams The Traitor, Bette Davis The Bettina May Story, Robert Culp The Baylor Crowfoot Story, Jane Wyatt The Heather Mahoney Story and many more! This 10 DVD collector's edition of Wagon Train The Complete Season Five, including all 37 great episodes, is sure to please both fans of the original broadcast and newcomers who are seeing it for the first time. As Major Adams says as he leads his charges westward and they roll their Conestoga wagons out onto the prairie, WAGONS, HO! Black & White
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Each episode is 49 or 50 minutes, except the finale which only runs 38 minutes. Robert Horton is not in that many shows and left before the season ended. Scott Miller stars in several episodes and appears in most.
No special features. This edition comes in a tin case and the discs have episode info including air dates. Guest stars include:
Jocelyn Brando (twice)
Morgan Woodward (twice)
Dick York (twice)
Brandon De Wilde
Michael Burns (twice)
Stacy Keach, Sr.
Harry von Zell
Alan Hale, Jr.
Frances Reid (twice)
Harry Carey, Jr.
The series, however, is pretty good. The picture quality is fine and so is the sound. If you like westerns from this period you won't be disappointed. Enjoy