Season: 2 episode 8
Series Episode: 39
Air Date: November 15, 1960
Laramie TV series
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 by Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin
(Stagecoach drives up into the Sherman ranch yard. JESS is barbecuing two chickens on a spit over the forge. SLIM jumps down from the coach.)
SLIM: Wanna water the horses, Frankie?
FRANKIE: Ah, we’ll make it in alright.
(The STAGECOACH SHOTGUN hands down SLIM’s valise.)
SLIM: Thanks a million.
STAGECOACH SHOTGUN: See ya.
FRANKIE -Hurry up, Ben!
(Stagecoach drives off. SLIM crosses the ranch yard to Jess.)
JESS: Hello, Slim.
SLIM: Hi, Jess.
JESS: Welcome home.
JESS: How was Denver?
SLIM: It was alright. What’s wrong with the kitchen?
JESS: Nothing. I just got tired of eatin’ inside. Thought I’d try my hand at barbecuin’. It looks just about done.
SLIM: It looks good. (Tears off a leg and thigh from one of the chickens.)
JESS: (Pulls off a leg and thigh from the other side of the chicken.)
SLIM: Anything happen while I was away?
JESS: No, nothing much. Kept mindin’ the store like I promised ya.
SLIM: Ya sure nothing happened?
JESS: Well, our new marshall did get himself caught between a rock and a hard place. That worked out OK.
SLIM: I stopped off at the Silver Dollar in Denver. D’ya know the place?
JESS: Yeah, they’ve got a left-handed banjo player.
SLIM: That’s right. And he was singing a new ballad. Know what it was about?
JESS: Nope, what?
SLIM: 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: Just one thing.
JESS: 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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