“Broken Honor”

Season:      4 episode 26
Series Episode: 118
Air Date: April 9, 1963
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production



Every man has his price. Thirty thousand dollars is the price for a man down on his luck who cannot see any alternative.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith32Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington76Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Dave Brynie OutlawDon (Don "Red") Barry50Credited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall53Credited
Mel DolemanOutlawRichard Bakalyan32Credited
Martha HalloranRoy Halloran's wifePeggy McCay32Credited
Roy HalloranLaramie rancherRod Cameron52Credited
Art "Skinflint" Potter Overland Express stageline managerVinton Hayworth56Credited
Mose ShellStage driverEddy Waller72Credited
Freddie Laramie bartenderNorman Leavitt49Credited
Harvey "Harv" Doleman Mel Doleman's brother/OutlawRon Soble31Credited
CarterSoho, Texas sheriffMentioned



DirectorWilliam Whitney
TeleplayRobert W. Wright
StoryJoyce Perry
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crane, 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 DirectorJack Doran
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Robert W. Wright and story by Joyce Perry


(JESS is unloading a kerosene lamp from the wagon in front of the Laramie stage depot. He walks towards the front door. Inside, MIKE runs out of the back of the room.)


MIKE: Yes ma’am. (Pulls the door open)


JESS: (Almost drops the lamp when the door opens) Oh! Easy Tiger.


(DAISY and MARTHA HALLORAN hurry forward from the room behind the office.)


DAISY: Mike, do be careful.


MARTHA HALLORAN: It doesn’t matter, Daisy. I’m so happy about moving into town that I wouldn’t care if everything broke.


JESS: (To MIKE) I’ve never seen you work so hard. What’s wrong with ya?


MIKE: Mrs. Hallorahn said that when we were finished, I can have some fudge. So I’m not wastin’ any time.


JESS: Well, get going. I’ll be right behind ya. (Laughs)


MARTHA HALLORAN: Roy and I’ll never be able to thank you. All of you.


DAISY: Don’t start that again, Martha. After the way you took care of Jess and helped him get that money back, it’s the least we could do.


MARTHA HALLORAN: You don’t know everything that happened that day.


JESS:: You better listen to her, Martha. There’s one thing I learned about women and that’s not to argue with ’em. Especially the one that rules the roost with us.


DAISY: Rules the roost! I’m going to hold you to that, Jess Harper. Don’t you think I won’t. (Looks at MARTHA HALLORAN) Now show me where this goes. I might just take it home.


(DAISY and MARTHA HALLORAN leave the room. SLIM and ROY HALLORAN are at the office desk.)


SLIM: Well, that’s all there is to it, Roy . Keep the records straight and you’ll be a better station agent than Potter ever hoped to be.


ROY HALLORAN: I don’t know if I can run things as close to the vest as he did.


SLIM: Don’t worry about that. I found out that the head office would rather spend money than take needless chances. That’s why they fired him.


JESS: So, just don’t give us any trouble, hear. (Pats ROY HALLORAN on the back.) Come on, Slim, give me a hand, will ya?


(JESS and SLIM walk out to the wagon.)


Geographic References

Cave Creek in Wyoming Territory

Laramie, Wyoming Territory



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