Wagon Train

The Malachi Hobart Story

Season 5, Episode 17
Original Airdate: Jan 24, 1962

Director: David Butler
Cast: Ward Bond, John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Frank McGrath
Guests: Terry Wilson, Franchot Tone, Irene Ryan, Wally Brown
Runtime: 48 min.

Duke comes across Malachi Hobart (Franchot Tone), a preacher who has dedicated his life to his fellow man, and comes away impressed with the man's charitable works. But he soon begins to believe that the preacher is in fact a con artist who is using religion to swindle people out of their money.

Trivia: Irene Ryan later played Granny on the tv show The Beverly Hillbillies