“Among the Missing”

Season:    4 episode 1
Series Episode: 93
Air Date: September 25, 1962
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production




Jess is out for revenge when Mike is shot by bank robbers. Heads will roll.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith31Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Mort Cory Laramie sheriffStuart Randall53Credited
CroftHanson's friendChuck Roberson43Credited
Jamie DavisChloride stable workerIvan Dixon31Credited
Milo "Mitch" GordonOutlawJan Merlin37Credited
HansonChloride stableownerWilliam Bramley34Credited
Joe NeeleyHanson's friendL. Q. Jones35Credited
Porter OutlawWilliam Boyett35Credited
Tyler ShawChloride sheriffClaude Akins36Credited
NonaSaloon girlDolores Michaels29Credited
Chloride bartenderCecil CombsUncredited
William Claypool Virginian veterinarianMentioned



DirectorJoe Kane
WriterRod Peterson
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorAlexander A. Mayer
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byPathe
Film EditorRay C. de Vally, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Jr.
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Series StuntmenPaul 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 DirectorBen Bishop
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Glen L. Daniels



Epilogue – based on the script by Rod Peterson


(SLIM and JAMIE DAVIS are in the front room of the Sherman ranch house standing by the table. JESS is sitting in a chair beside the fireplace.)


SLIM: I still say you ought to think about stayin’ in Laramie. We could use another veterinarian and I think you’d like it.


JAMIE DAVIS: Oh, I’m sure I would, Slim. And I may be heading back this way. But right now all I can think about is all that new land west of here that I ain’t never seen yet. And Ole Jess here has ’bout convinced me that I can do most anything I want to if I set my mind to it.


JESS: That’s right Jamie. So long as you got sense enough to be scared of the same things I am.


(DAISY enters from the kitchen)


JAMIE DAVIS: You scared o’ what?


JESS: Well, ah, getting married and being left afoot.


DAISY: (Laughs) Jess only means that he hasn’t found the right girl yet. In other words, the one that will have him.


(JAMIE DAVIS laughs as DAISY hands him a paper bag.)


DAISY: Here’s your lunch, Jamie.


JAMIE DAVIS: Thank you. ma’am, An’ ah, well, I sure want to thank alla ya for your hospitality and everything else.


(SLIM hands JAMIE DAVIS his hat.)


JAMIE DAVIS: Thanks. Hey, where is, ah, Mike? Ah, I don’t want to leave without saying goodbye to him.


(JAMIE DAVIS, SLIM, DAISY and JESS all walk out the ranch house door.)


SLIM: Oh, he’s around someplace.


MIKE: (Walks up when they get outside) Goodbye, Jamie. Good luck.


JAMIE DAVIS: Same to ya,  little fella.


MIKE: I thought maybe you’d might like to have a friend along. Come on, I’ll show ya.


(They all go to JAMIE DAVIS’ horse. Mike has placed a puppy in a bag on JAMIE DAVIS’ saddle.)


JAMIE DAVIS: Mike, are ya, are ya sure you want to part with him?


MIKE: I know you’ll take good care of him and you know I’ve got five more like him in the barn.


JAMIE DAVIS: Thanks, Mike.


(JESS and SLIM help tie down the saddle bags and lunch on the horse.)


JESS: Whoa, there.


SLIM: Whoa.


JESS: Whoa.


JAMIE DAVIS: (Mounts the horse a little awkwardly) So long, everybody. You’ll be hearin’ from me.


(SLIM slaps JAMIE DAVIS’ horse on the rump to get him moving.)




Historical Reference

Abraham Lincoln

Emancipation Proclamation


Geographic Reference

Chloride, Colorado Territory

Laramie, Wyoming Territory (see 1869)



Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database ( IMDb) and individual observation

Header graphic courtesy of Wikipedia: By Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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