Wagon Train: The Widow O’Rourke Story
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  • It's really quite different and interesting, and Robert Fuller gets to play two parts
  • I'm not a fan of hers, but it may be I like her so much here because she's made up to be elderly here, and Chinese, and it gives her a different aura

    • by Orrymain
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      Wagon Train: The Widow O’Rourke Story is one of my favorites. It’s really quite different and interesting, and Robert Fuller gets to play two parts. Along with his regular role as Cooper Smith, the scout for the wagon train, in flashbacks he plays the Irish husband of the widow. He has red hair and a lot of spirit. The flashbacks

      tell how O’Rourke came to marry a member of Chinese royalty. As I recall, there was a feature piece in TV Guide at the time to cover this special episode.

      Carol Lawrence plays the widow, both as a commanding senior citizen and as a young woman of Chinese royalty. She plays both with precision, though it’s as the older persona where she really ...


      • shines. I’m not a fan of hers, but it may be I like her so much here because she’s made up to be elderly here, and Chinese, and it gives her a different aura.

        One of the fascinating parts of this story is that it keeps going back and forth from intense drama to poignant love story, and the love story isn’t confined to

        the flashbacks. Though she runs her part of the world with an iron fist, there’s a genuine warmth there that captures Coop’s interest in spite of himself. Even in the end, when the battle is won for the good guys, there’s a softness and caring there that tugs on our hearts.

        Wagon Train: The Widow O’Rourke Story is unique and well worth watching.




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