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Wagon Train on the Encore Western Channel

Postby mrsl » December 7th, 2010, 12:52 am

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note to those who have the channel. Sometime in January they are going to start running Wagon Train episodes. I've found when they do this, the generally run in chronological order and start with the very first episode where everyone is introduced. I just hope they are not going to stop showing The Virginian because I haven't seen all of them yet.

If I get a definite start date, I'll return and post it for those interested.
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Re: Encore Western Channel

Postby markfp » December 8th, 2010, 1:51 am

I tried checking their schedule, but January isn't up yet. When they started CHEYENNE they started with a 24-hour marathon on New Years Day beginning with the first episode. I wonder if they'll do that with WAGON TRAIN. It was one of my favorite westerns, especially the episodes with Ward Bond.

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Postby moira finnie » December 8th, 2010, 11:18 am

This news about adding Wagon Train to their schedule is on the Encore Western Channel as of this morning. It looks as though it is going to begin with a 24 hour marathon on New Year's Day. Gee, I sure hope they show the episodes with such guests as Robert Ryan, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden, Marjorie Main, and Claude Rains.

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Postby MissGoddess » December 8th, 2010, 11:37 am

I'm very excited about this...i've never seen Wagon Train. I'm looking forward to when they
get to "The Colter Craven Story", from the fourth season I believe. It was directed by John Ford
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Re: Wagon Train on the Encore Western Channel

Postby markfp » December 8th, 2010, 10:52 pm

Looks like my DVRs are going into meltdown mode on New Years Day. It use to be a staple in our house on Wednesday nights as my dad was a huge western fan. Having not seen most of them since the 1960s it will almost be like watching them for the first time. Can't wait to checkout the guest stars.

I had forgotten that ABC moved it to Mondays for the 1963-64 season and expanded it to 90 minutes. I hope Encore got those in the package too. :D

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Postby Professional Tourist » December 9th, 2010, 12:51 am

Be on the lookout for The Mary Halstead Story !! :wink: :D :P

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Postby mrsl » December 9th, 2010, 1:20 am

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Mark fp:

I find watching the Rifleman, Cheyenne, and previously The Big Valley, that I saw all of them so long ago, they are all as if I'm seeing them for the first time. Now and then I'll run across one that very near the end I realize that I've seen it before, but so long ago, it doesn't matter. Gee, I wonder if The Mary Halstead Story stars a lady named Agnes?
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Re: Wagon Train on the Encore Western Channel

Postby movieman1957 » December 9th, 2010, 12:01 pm

I saw a promo for it this morning.

I've been reading Chuck Roberson's autobiography and John Ford wasn't too happy with Bond going to television. Bond apparently knew it. At a point where Bond was finally going to visit Ford Bond had his fatal heart attack. This came not long after Ford lost one of his favorite stunt men on "The Horse Soldiers."
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Re: Wagon Train on the Encore Western Channel

Postby ken123 » December 9th, 2010, 12:52 pm

I've read, I believe in it was in " Searching For John Ford ", by McBride that Ford encouraged Bond to agree to The Wagon Train deal. If my memory serves me it gave Ford the to call Bond the dumbest Irishmen that I've ever met. Ford had also called Bond a " dumb mick " when Bond invited Ford to attend a pro Joe McCarthy rally in Los Angeles.
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Re: Wagon Train on the Encore Western Channel

Postby moira finnie » December 9th, 2010, 4:26 pm

You know, Ken, I imagine that Bond learned an enormous amount from his years in the John Ford Stock Company as the old man's favorite whipping boy, but I bet it might have given Ward Bond some satisfaction that he could actually achieve something away from Ford's supervision, don't you think? (Yes, I know Ford is supposed to have dropped by the set and helped out on Wagon Train for at least one credited episode. Something tells me that it was an honor Bond could've lived without--but Bond probably knew how John Wayne felt on the set of The Alamo when Ford showed up to help). My favorite Ward Bond performances are not in Westerns, though one is part of a Ford pic. The first one I like is when Bond is half of Burt and Ernie in you-know-what, and one of the few Ford movies that hasn't gotten as much obsessive attention as most: The Long Voyage Home. Bond is just great in that movie.

Btw, I know actors are citizens and have all the rights as the rest of us, but whenever I hear that people listen to actors on the left, on the right or in space cadet territory to help them make any political choices, I have to agree with Ford.
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Re: Wagon Train on the Encore Western Channel

Postby Lzcutter » December 19th, 2010, 1:41 am

Looks like {b]Wagon Train[/b] isn't replacing The Virginian when it joins the Encore Westerns schedule.

Color me happy as I am enjoying watching The Virginian from the beginning.

And I look forward to Wagon Train!
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Re: Wagon Train on the Encore Western Channel

Postby movieman1957 » December 29th, 2010, 11:23 am

"Wagon Train" is replacing "Cheyenne" in the late afternoon. "Cheyenne looks like it is going to the morning "Gunsmoke" slot and there will still be an evening "Gunsmoke."
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Re: Wagon Train on the Encore Western Channel

Postby MissGoddess » December 29th, 2010, 11:31 am

HGWT is still on, right?
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Re: Wagon Train on the Encore Western Channel

Postby movieman1957 » December 29th, 2010, 12:16 pm

Yep.
(To quote Gary Cooper.)
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Re: Wagon Train on the Encore Western Channel

Postby MissGoddess » December 29th, 2010, 12:19 pm

Whew! Thanks.
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