Wagon Train/The Gus Morgan Story

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The Gus Morgan Story
Season 7, Episode 3
Airdate September 30, 1963
Writer(s) Norman Jolley
Director(s) Virgil W. Vogel
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Wagon TrainSeason Seven

Guest Stars: Peter Falk (Gus Morgan), Tommy Sands (Ethan Morgan)

With: Paul Birch (Sam), Harlan Warde (Dr. Haynes), Ken Mayer (Jesse), Harry Swoger (Ben), Tim Graham (Walters), Claire Carleton (the Depot Clerk)


Plot Overview

Tough, self-made railroad owner Gus Morgan wants to tunnel his rail line through a mountain. His college-educated brother Ethan, distressed over twenty men who were killed attempting to build the tunnel, wants to find an alternate path up and around the peak. While accompanying the two brothers as they trace Ethan's proposed route, Hale is accidentally wounded when Ethan slips and his gun discharges. The three men are caught in a blizzard, and their horses lost. When Ethan collapses, Gus, unable to carry both men, is faced with a terrible dilemma and makes a decision which will weigh on all three of them.