Reed Hadley Actor

Reed Hadley (June 25, 1911 – December 11, 1974) was an American movie, television and radio actor. Reed Hadley was born Reed Herring in Petrolia in Clay County near Wichita Falls, Texas, to Bert Herring, an oil well driller, and his wife Minnie. Hadley had one sister, Bess Brenner. He was reared in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Bennett High School in Buffalo and was involved in local theater with the Studio Arena Theater. Hadley and his wife, Helen, had one son, Dale.. Before moving to Hollywood, he acted in Hamlet on stage in New York City. Throughout his thirty-five-year career in film, Hadley was cast as both a villain and a hero of the law, in such movies as The Baron of Arizona (1950), The Half-Breed (1952), Highway Dragnet (1954) and Big House, USA (1955). With his bass voice, he narrated a number of documentaries. He starred in two television series, Racket Squad (1950–1953) as Captain Braddock, and The Public Defender (1954–1955) as Bart Matthews, a fictional attorney for the indigent. Hadley also worked on the Red Ryder radio show during the 1940s, being the first actor to portray the title character.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 25th, 1911
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
December 11th, 1974 at age of 63
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Places lived
Texas , United States of America
pop. 26,448,193 (2013)

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouse
Children

Education

1. Bennett High School School

Bennett High School, Public School 200, is located in the University Heights section of Buffalo, New York. The principal is Dr. David Mauricio. It is named for Lewis J. Bennett, who donated the land for the school and for All High Stadium. Portions of the movie The Natural were filmed in All High Stadium, although it was filmed as Wrigley Field. Bennett High School now fully an Exam/Magnet school with three College Prep programs, they are the Academy of International Law (Similar to Pre-law) Business and Computers (similar to Information systems (discipline)), and Education and the Arts.

Headquarters
2885 Main Street, 14214 - Buffalo, New York
Official web page www.buffaloschools.org
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Bennett High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1942., Professor
b. 1948., Basketball Center
b. 1937., Record producer

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama126.33
Film-Noir56.36
Romance86.51
Crime75.97
History26.95
Western86.24
Thriller35.9
Action56.84
Adventure47.33
Comedy35.83
Musical36.53
Mystery25.65

1. Brain of Blood (1972)

Horror, Sci-Fi
played Amir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
,
Samuel M. Sherman
Joe Van Rodgers
5 Show list

Brain of Blood, also known as The Creature's Revenge, The Oozing Skull, and The Undying Brain, is an American horror film directed by Al Adamson and starring Grant Williams, Kent Taylor, and Reed Hadley. The film was shot in one go and is the only one of Hemisphere Production's films to be filmed in the United States. It was also Hadley's last film appearance before his death in 1972.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Trenton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Louis Horvath
English
United States of America

2. All in a Night's Work (1961)

Comedy
played General Pettiford
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
21 Show list

All in a Night's Work is a 1961 romantic screwball comedy starring Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, and directed by Joseph Anthony.

Awards

Top cast

Warren Kingsley, Jr.
Katie Robbins
Shopper #2
O'Hara
Miss Schuster
Lasker
Shopper #1
Sam Weaver
Fur Salesman
Janitor
Blonde
Dr. Warren Kingsley Sr.
Mr. Carruthers
Oliver Dunning
Marge Coombs
Mrs. Kingsley Sr.
Dowager #1
Doctor
Tony's Blonde 'Friend'
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. Mobs, Inc. (1956)

Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
62.0

Mobs, Inc. is a 1956 film directed by William Asher. It stars Reed Hadley and Lisa Howard. It was composed of three episodes from the American television series Racket Squad.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

4. Big House, U.S.A. (1955)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0

Big House, U.S.A. is a 1955 film directed by Howard W. Koch.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. Highway Dragnet (1954)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0

Highway Dragnet is a 1954 American crime drama film noir directed by Nathan Juran, based on story by U.S. Anderson and Roger Corman. The film stars Richard Conte, Joan Bennett and Wanda Hendrix.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Edward J. Kay
English
United States of America

6. Kansas Pacific (1953)

Romance, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
73.0

Kansas Pacific is a 1953 U.S. Cinecolor western film released by Allied Artists Pictures and directed by Ray Nazarro. It stars Sterling Hayden and Eve Miller. The movie offers a fictionalized account of the struggle to build the Kansas Pacific Railway in the 1860s just prior to the American Civil War. In the movie the building of the railroad in Kansas is opposed by sympathizers of the Confederacy. General Winfield Scott sends a Corps of Engineers captain incognito to complete the railroad in order to supply western outposts when the anticipated war starts. Opposing the railway is Confederate William Quantrill, whose mission is to stop or delay the railway from being completed. The rights to the film are currently in the public domain.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
American Civil War
Harry Neumann
English
United States of America

7. The Half Breed (1952)

Western
played Frank Crawford
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0
Stuart Gilmore
9 Show list

The Half Breed is a 1952 western film written by Harold Shumate and Richard Wormser and directed by Stuart Gilmore.

Awards

Top cast

Kraemer
Sands
Marshal Cassidy
Dan Craig
Ma Higgins
Willy Wayne
Helen Dowling
Charlie Wolf
Nah-Lin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Michael Woulfe
English
United States of America

8. Little Big Horn (1951)

Western
played Sgt. Maj. Peter Grierson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
Carl K. Hittleman
6 Show list $184K

Little Big Horn is a 1951 film directed by Charles Marquis Warren.

Awards

Top cast

Capt. Phillip Donlin
Lt. John Haywood
Pvt. Al DeWalt
Cpl. Doan Moylan
Celie Donlin
Pvt. Danny Zecca
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
English
United States of America

9. Dallas (1950)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
1 Show list

Dallas is a film directed by Stuart Heisler released on December 30, 1950.

Awards

Top cast

Blayde Hollister
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

10. The Return of Jesse James (1950)

Action, Drama, Western
played Frank James
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0
Carl K. Hittleman
9 Show list

The Return of Jesse James is a 1950 film directed by Arthur Hilton.

Awards

Top cast

Johnny Callum
Lem Younger
Hank Younger
Charlie Ford
Sue Ellen Younger
Sheriff Rigby
Saloon Waiter
Robert Ford
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Motor Patrol (1950)

Crime, Thriller, Drama
played Detective Robert Flynn
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
67.0
Barney A. Sarecky
Orville H. Hampton
,
Maurice Tombragel
5 Show list

Motor Patrol is a 1950 film directed by Sam Newfield.

Awards

Top cast

Officer Larry Collins
Lt. Dearborn
Omar Shelley
Officer Ken Foster
Connie Taylor
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
English
United States of America

12. The Baron of Arizona (1950)

Drama, History, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
1 Show list

The Baron of Arizona is a 1950 film by Samuel Fuller and starring Vincent Price. Ed Wood was a stunt double in the film. The film concerns a master forger's attempted use of false documents to lay claim to the territory of Arizona late in the 19th century, and is based on the case of James Reavis, whose scheme came close to success, but many of the details are fictionalized in the film.

Awards

Top cast

James Addison Reavis
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
James Reavis
English
United States of America

13. Riders of the Range (1950)

Action, Adventure, Romance
played Clint Burrows
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0
Norman Houston
6 Show list

Riders of the Range is a film directed by Lesley Selander and written by Norman Houston.

Awards

Top cast

The Ringo Kid
Kansas Jones
Sheriff Cole
Harry Willis
Priscilla 'Dusty' Willis
Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamante Rafferty
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Rimfire (1949)

Western
played The Abilene Kid
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
63.0
9 Show list

Rimfire is a 1949 American Western directed by B. Reeves Eason. The film is a noir Western, and the plot is a mystery revolving around Captain Tom Harvey, an undercover army agent played by James Millican, who is investigating the theft of army gold shipments. During his undercover investigations, Harvey takes on the job of deputy sheriff and is drawn into discovering the source of a ghost who is terrorizing the town. The ghost is apparently the manifestation of a gambler who was wrongly convicted and hanged for the gold thefts.

Awards

Top cast

Capt. Tom Harvey
Nathaniel Greeley
Sheriff Jim Jordan
Toad Tyler
Banker Elkins
Judge Gardner
Porky Hodges
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
English
United States of America

15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)

Drama, History, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0

I Shot Jesse James is a 1949 American film directed by Samuel Fuller about the murder of Jesse James by Robert Ford and Robert Ford's life afterwards. The story is built around a fictional rivalry between Ford and his eventual killer Edward Kelley over a woman. I Shot Jesse James is Samuel Fuller's first movie, and stars Reed Hadley as Jesse James and John Ireland as Bob Ford. The film was released on video by the Criterion Collection's Eclipse imprint together with The Baron of Arizona and The Steel Helmet.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jesse James
English
United States of America

16. Panhandle (1948)

Action, Romance, Western
played Matt Garson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
8 Show list

Panhandle is a 1948 film directed by Lesley Selander. This Western marked the writing and producing debuts of Blake Edwards and John C. Champion. Champion later reworked the story as the 1966 Audie Murphy western, The Texican. The team of Edwards, Champion, Selander, and star Rod Cameron reteamed the following year for the western, Stampede. Edwards would later produce the police drama, City Detective starring Rod Cameron. The series holds the distinction of being the first syndicated television series.

Awards

Top cast

Elliott
Botticelli
Jean "Dusty" Stewart
June O'Carroll
John Sands
Floyd Schofield
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rex Dunn
Harry Neumann
English
United States of America

17. The Dark Corner (1946)

Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
1 Show list

The Dark Corner is a 1946 black-and-white film noir directed by Henry Hathaway that starred Lucille Ball, Mark Stevens and Clifton Webb.

Awards

Top cast

Kathleen Stewart
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

18. Shock (1946)

Film-Noir, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0
Martin Berkeley
,
Eugene Ling
,
Albert DeMond
1 Show list $375K

Shock is a 1946 American film noir directed by Alfred L.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Richard Cross
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Glen MacWilliams
English
United States of America

19. Doll Face (1946)

Comedy, Musical, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0

Doll Face is a 1945 American film directed by Lewis Seiler starring Vivian Blaine as "Doll Face" Carroll. The film is also known as Come Back to Me in the United Kingdom.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

20. If I'm Lucky (1946)

Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0

If I'm Lucky is a 1946 American musical comedy film directed by Lewis Seiler and starring Vivian Blaine, Perry Como, Phil Silvers and Carmen Miranda. The film also featured bandleader Harry James. The film was a re-make of Thanks a Million, a 1935 musical produced and released by 20th Century Fox.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

21. Circumstantial Evidence (1945)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Prosecutor
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
68.0
William Girard
John Larkin
,
Robert F. Metzler
12 Show list

Circumstantial Evidence is a 1945 film directed by John Larkin.

Awards

Top cast

Marty Hannon
Gov. Hanlon
Sam Lord
Bolger's wife
Bolger
Judge White
Freddy Hanlon
Joe Reynolds
Mrs. Simms
Agnes Hannon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harry Jackson
Yvonne Wood
English
United States of America

22. In the Meantime, Darling (1944)

Comedy, War
played Maj. Phillips
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
72.0
Arthur Kober
,
Michael Uris
9 Show list

In the Meantime, Darling is a 1944 American drama film produced and directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Arthur Kober and Michael Uris focuses on a wealthy war bride who is forced to adjust to living in spartan conditions in military housing during World War II.

Awards

Top cast

Mrs. Nelson
Henry B. Preston
Lt. Daniel Ferguson
Mrs. Vera Preston
Margaret 'Maggie' Preston
Mrs. Jerry Armstrong
Ruby Mae Sayre
Shirley Pianatowski
Lt. Philip 'Red' Pianatowski
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

23. Rainbow Island (1944)

Musical
played High Priest Kahuna
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
Ralph Murphy
Arthur Phillips
,
7 Show list

Rainbow Island is a 1944 musical film written by Walter DeLeon, Arthur Phillips, and Seena Owen and directed by Ralph Murphy.

Awards

Top cast

Toby Smith
Ken Masters
Queen Okalana
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

24. I'll Wait for You (1941)

Drama, Romance
played Tony Berolli
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
73.0
Robert B. Sinclair
9 Show list

I'll Wait for You is a 1941 film directed by Robert B. Sinclair.

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Lapagos
Elizabeth Miller
Police Lieutenant 'Mac' McFarley
Pauline Miller
'Lucky' Wilson, Jonathan
Mrs. Miller
Dr. Anderson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sidney Wagner
Robert Kalloch
English
United States of America

25. Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
216.0
1 Show list $146K

Adventures of Captain Marvel is a 1941 twelve-chapter Republic Pictures film serial directed by John English and William Witney, adapted from the popular Captain Marvel comic book character then appearing in Fawcett Comics publications such as Whiz Comics and Captain Marvel Adventures. It starred Tom Tyler in the title role of Captain Marvel and Frank Coghlan, Jr. as his alter ego, Billy Batson. This serial was the twenty-first of the sixty-six serials produced by Republic and their first comic book adaptation, not counting comic strips. The serial featured an adaptation of the Fawcett Comics superhero, placed within an original story. He fights a masked criminal mastermind called The Scorpion who is determined to gain control of a powerful ray weapon, which takes the form of a large metallic scorpion with removable lenses that must be aligned in order to activate the ray.

Awards

Top cast

Billy Batson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

26. Sky Raiders (1941)

Action, Adventure, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
227.0

Sky Raiders is a Universal film serial.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
English
United States of America

27. Sunset Murder Case (1938)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
59.0

Sunset Murder Case is a 1938 American film directed by Louis J. Gasnier, starring Sally Rand and Esther Muir. The film is also known as High Explosive in the United Kingdom.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

28. Female Fugitive (1938)

Drama
played Bruce Dunning
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
58.0
E.B. Derr
,
John T. Neville
6 Show list

Female Fugitive is a 1938 drama film written by Bennett Cohen and John T. Neville and directed by William Nigh.

Awards

Top cast

Investigator Steve Roberts
Peggy Mallory
Dr. Richardson
Investigator Tom Leonard
Cook who quits
Jim Mallory
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Arthur Martinelli
English
United States of America

29. Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938)

Mystery, Romance, Sport
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
66.0

Hollywood Stadium Mystery is a 1938 film directed by David Howard.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Public Defender

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
CBS
March 11th, 1954 June 23rd, 1955 2 English

2. Racket Squad

Crime, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Broadcast syndication
CBS
June 7th, 1951 September 28th, 1953 3 English

Guest TV appearances

Bat Masterson

Program genre

Western

External resources

Bat Masterson is an American Western television series which showed a fictionalized account of the life of real-life marshal/gambler/dandy Bat Masterson. The title character was played by Gene Barry and the half-hour black-and-white shows ran on NBC from 1958 to 1961. The series was produced by Ziv Television Productions, the company responsible for such hit series as Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E03 October 22nd, 1958 Raoul Cummings
Bernard Girard

Green Acres

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a rural country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat Junction, the series was first broadcast on CBS, from September 15, 1965 to April 27, 1971.nReceiving solid ratings during its six-year run, Green Acres was cancelled in 1971 as part of the rural purge by CBS. The sitcom has been in syndication and is available in DVD and VHS releases and is archived on YouTube.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E19 February 12th, 1969 Pilot

Hondo

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Action
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Hondo is a 17-episode Western television series starring Ralph Taeger that aired in the United States on ABC during the 1967 fall season. The series was produced by Batjac Productions, Inc., Fenady Associates, Inc., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E13 December 1st, 1967 Slade

Perry Mason

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction
Legal
Legal drama

External resources

Perry Mason is an American dramatized court show produced by Paisano Productions that ran from September 1957 to May 1966 on CBS. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner, others are based on characters created by him. At one time, the show was television's most successful and longest-running lawyer series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E09 November 19th, 1964 Medical Examiner

Rawhide

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.nSpanning seven and a half years, Rawhide was the fifth-longest-running American television Western, exceeded only by eight years of Wagon Train, nine years of The Virginian, fourteen years of Bonanza, and twenty years of Gunsmoke.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 June 12th, 1959 Clement

Sea Hunt

Program genre

Drama
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Sea Hunt is an American adventure television series that aired in syndication from 1958 to 1961 and was popular in syndication for decades afterwards. The series originally aired for four seasons, with 155 episodes produced. It stars Lloyd Bridges as former U.S. Navy frogman Mike Nelson, and was produced by Ivan Tors.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E04 January 28th, 1961
Leon Benson

The Texan

Program genre

Western

External resources

The Texan is a western television series starring popular B movie actor Rory Calhoun, which aired on the CBS television network from 1958 to 1960.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E20 January 25th, 1960
S00-E19 January 18th, 1960 Wild Jack Tobin
S00-E18 January 11th, 1960
S00-E35 June 1st, 1959 Sheriff Ben Tildy

Tightrope

Program genre

Crime Fiction

External resources

Tightrope is an American crime drama series that aired on CBS from September 1959 to September 1960, under the alternate sponsorship of the J.B. Williams Company, and American Tobacco. Produced by Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene in association with Screen Gems, the series stars Mike Connors as an undercover agent named Nick who was assigned to infiltrate criminal gangs. The show was to have originally been titled Undercover Man but it was changed before going to air.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E35 May 17th, 1960

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from January 1963 to September 1965. The show debuted at #15 in the Nielsen ratings, rose to #2 in the next three seasons, and peaked at #1 in the 1961–62 television season. After moving to ABC in the autumn of 1962, the ratings began to decline, and Wagon Train did not again make the Top 20 listing.nThe series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series.nThe series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond, and harkens back to the early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail starring John Wayne and featuring Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E39 June 25th, 1958 Mort Galvin

Wikipedia

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