Wagon Train

Season 3 Episode 27

The Jonas Murdock Story

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Apr 13, 1960 on NBC
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The Jonas Murdock Story
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A mountaineer causes trouble for the wagon train when he defies the no-hunting edict of a local Native chief.

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  • Good but not a great episode

    7.5
    The episode benefits from Noah Beery Jr.'s excellent performance as the title character, a slightly deranged mountain man named Jonas Murdock. But the story strays too far from the wagon train, like some installments do, except that neither Adams nor Flint figure much in the main action. Instead, the action is left to Bill Hawks (Terry Wilson) who goes chasing after Beery's character through the desert and winds up having a violent hallucination after drinking some tainted water. There is one scene near the end, where Hawks catches up to Jonas and they have a knockdown drag-out. But in what is obviously a case of poor editing, we get several very clear shots of the stuntman's face who has been put in as a double for Beery. After the fight, Hawks takes the man back to camp and there is a corny scene where the natives drop off some venison to prevent the wagoners from starving.moreless

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