Season: 2 episode 27
Series Episode: 58
Air Date: May 2, 1961
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production
Friendship is pushed to the limit by an old friend with a pretty wife and $30,000 in stolen Army payroll.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Billy Jacobs||Plains Cavalry sergeant||Dick Foran||50||Credited|
|Ellie Jacobs||Billy Jacobs' wife||Dianne Foster||32||Credited|
|Grace Jacobs||Billy Jacobs' mother||Katherine Warren||55||Credited|
|Johnny Jacobs||Billy Jacobs' brother||Ryan O'Neal||20||Credited|
|Cal Mason||Ellie's boyfriend||Ed Nelson||32||Credited|
|Major Stanton||Plains Cavalry major at Ft. Laramie||Paul Birch||49||Credited|
|Stage line passenger||Doris Packer||56||Credited|
|Stagecoach driver||Chubby Johnson||57||Credited|
|Stage line passenger||Dick Elliot||75||Uncredited|
|Writer||Edward J. Lakso|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||R. Dale Butts|
|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||Ray C. de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||John W. Rixey|
|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||Edward K. Dodds|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the script by Edward J. Lasko
(SLIM and JESS are in the Sherman ranch house kitchen, finishing dinner.)
SLIM: What’s the answer, Jess?
JESS: I don’t know. Slim. I guess on account of her pa, Ellie really couldn’t care for any man. All she cared for was money. But, the payroll got back to the fort in time for payday. Billy’s back at his desk, a little older, maybe a little wiser. Say, you know that meal wasn’t half bad.
SLIM: Yeah, I’ve been takin’ lessons.
JESS: From who?
SLIM: School marm.
JESS: (Irritated) Now wait a minute! I saw her first.
SLIM: Well, you stood her up. Wha’d ya expect?
JESS: I sure didn’t expect you to run under me the first time I turn my back on ya.
SLIM: I’m not running under ya. (Puts his coffee cup back in the saucer noisily. Ah, there’s no sense ‘n arguing about it anyway.
JESS: Oh yeah? Why not?
SLIM: Ah, she’s marrying that sweet talking lawyer fella, Charlie Webb, come Sunday a week.
JESS: I’ll be dad gummed. (Laughs and claps SLIM on the arm) Ah, that’s all right, Hardrock. You did the best you could. Ah, look at it this way – I’m losing a wife, but I’m gainin’ a cook. (Toasts SLIM and drinks the coffee.)
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