“A Sound of Bells”
Season: 2 episode 13
Series Episode: 44
Air Date: December 27, 1960
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production
Slim and Jess have unexpected guests on Christmas Eve.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Angel Estrada||Outlaw||Ross Martin||40||Credited|
|Mrs Lubell||Widowed stage line passenger||Rachel Ames||31||Credited|
|Slate||Gun runner||Robert Wilke||46||Credited|
|Jim||Stagecoach driver||Ben Johnson||42||Credited|
|Rose||Tom's wife||Mara Corday||30||Credited|
|Tom||Stage line passenger||Dick Foran||50||Credited|
|Black Eagle||Sioux leader||Charles Horvath||40||Uncredited|
|Neil Hunter||Passenger||Kim Hector||7||Uncredited|
|Jack||Second stagecoach driver||Uncredited|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, 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|
|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, 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||James H. Brown|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the script by Fred Freiberger
(The stagecoach is getting ready to leave. SLIM closes the door of the coach. NEIL leans his head out of the coach window.)
NEIL: Bye, Slim. Bye, Jess.
JESS: So long, Tiger
SLIM: Bye bye, Neil. Take it away, Jack.
(The stagecoach leaves.)
JESS: Know Slim. I’m gonna miss that little guy. Kinda filled a place around here.
SLIM: Yeah, me too, Jess. But with Mrs. Lubelle adoptin’ him and takin’ him up to San Francisco and all, well, it’s kinda nice knowing he’s goin’ to be alright. Lotta problems kinda worked themselves out pretty good.
(There is the sound of hooves hehind them. JESS looks back.)
JESS: There’s one left, it looks like.
ANGEL: Eh! Adios, senores. Hasta la vista. Merry Christmas and many thanks for your hospitality, huh? (Checking to see that his pistol is loaded.)
SLIM: You plannin’ on followin’ that stage?
ANGEL: Why do you ask?
SLIM: The gold’s on it.
ANGEL: Si. So it is. Heh, Heh, Heh, Heh! Forgot all about that.
JESS: I’ll bet you did.
ANGEL: No, it doesn’t seem important any more. What am I saying? Does that make sense?
JESS: Today it does.
ANGEL: Si? Today it does. (Raises his arm as to wave) Adios amigos!
JESS: Hasta la vista.
(ANGEL rides off in the opposite direction from the stagecoach.)
SLIM: Well Jess, I’m sure glad every Christmas isn’t like this one.
JESS: Yeah. I know what you mean. Gettin’ so a man can hardly live through ’em.
(SLIM and JESS turn to go back into the ranch house. JESS claps SLIM on the back.)
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