Season: 2 episode 8
Series Episode: 39
Air Date: November 15, 1960
Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Capture of the notorious Torrey gang is hampered by the new marshal’s inexperience with the West and himself.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Mrs. Byrd||Chet Byrd's wife||KatherineWarren||55||Credited|
|Vern Clark||Laramie U. S. Deputy Marshal||George Nader||39||Credited|
|Sloane||Laramie townsman||John Pickard||47||Credited|
|Wes Torrey||Outlaw leader||Lee Van Cleef||35||Credited|
|Charley Wilkes||Laramie town drunk/Posse nenber||Charlie Briggs||27||Credited|
|Cole Blanton||U. S. Marshal||Don C. Harvey||48||Uncredited|
|Louisa Clark||Cole Clark's wife||Anna-Lisa||25||Uncredited|
|Al Torrey||Outlaw/Wes Torrey's wife||Uncredited|
|Ben||Sherman relay station hand||William Fawcett||66||Uncredited|
|Laramie townsman||Chris Alcaide||37||Uncredited|
|Laramie barfly||John L. Cason||42||Uncredited|
|Laramie bartender||Roy Engel||47||Uncredited|
|Laramie townsman||Harry Harvey||59||Uncredited|
|Laramie barfly||John Mitchum||41||Uncredited|
|Chet Byrd||Laramie rancher||Mentioned|
|Left-handed banjo player in Denver||Mentioned|
|Writer||Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||David Buttolph|
|Director of Photography||Jack MacKenzie, A. S.C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S. Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Earl Crain, Jr.|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent Dee|
|Series Stuntmen||Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, Hemet, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Hal Needham, George Orrison, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Boyd Stockman, Jerry Summers, Jesse Wayne, Jack Williams|
|Assistant Director||Ben Bishop|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the script “.45 Caliber” by Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin
(Stagecoach drives up into the Sherman ranch yard. JESS HARPER is barbecuing two chickens on a spit over the forge. SLIM SHERMAN jumps down from the coach.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Wanna water the horses, Frankie?
FRANKIE: Ah, we’ll make it in alright.
SLIM SHERMAN: Alright.
(The STAGECOACH SHOTGUN hands down SLIM SHERMAN’s valise.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Thanks a million.
STAGECOACH SHOTGUN: See ya.
FRANKIE -Hurry up, Ben!
(Stagecoach drives off. SLIM SHERMAN crosses the ranch yard to Jess.)
JESS HARPER: Hello, Slim.
SLIM SHERMAN: Hi, Jess.
JESS HARPER: Welcome home.
SLIM SHERMAN: Thanks.
JESS HARPER: How was Denver?
SLIM SHERMAN: It was alright. What’s wrong with the kitchen?
JESS HARPER: Nothing. I just got tired of eatin’ inside. Thought I’d try my hand at barbecuin’. It looks just about done.
SLIM SHERMAN: It looks good. (Tears off a leg and thigh from one of the chickens.)
JESS HARPER: (Pulls off a leg and thigh from the other side of the chicken.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Anything happen while I was away?
JESS HARPER: No, nothing much. Kept mindin’ the store like I promised ya.
SLIM SHERMAN: Ya sure nothing happened?
JESS HARPER: Well, our new marshall did get himself caught between a rock and a hard place. That worked out OK.
SLIM SHERMAN: I stopped off at the Silver Dollar in Denver. D’ya know the place?
JESS HARPER: Yeah, they’ve got a left-handed banjo player.
SLIM SHERMAN: That’s right. And he was singing a new ballad. Know what it was about?
JESS HARPER: Nope, what?
SLIM SHERMAN: It was all about brave Marshal Clark and brave Jess Harper and how they wiped out the whole Torrey gang. Now what d’ya gotta say about that?
JESS HARPER: Just one thing.
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah?
JESS HARPER: You can’t believe a left-handed banjo player.
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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