“Cactus Lady”

Season:    2 episode 19

Series Episode: 50

Air Date: February 21, 1961

Laramie TV Series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Helping a girl set a trap for a friend can be dangerous when a fella puts his own foot in it.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Homer McCanlesEzra McCanles' son/outlawL. Q. Jones33Credited
Ezra McCanles Outlaw leaderArthur Hunnicutt51Credited
Virgil McCanlesEzra McCanles' son/outlawDean Stanton34Credited
Troy McCanles (alias Troy McCarthy)Ezra McCanles' daughter/outlawAnita Sands21-22Credited
Mr. ThomsonLaramie preacherGrandon Rhodes56Credited
Mrs. ThomsonMr. Thomson's wifeKatharine Warren55Credited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall51Uncredited
CharlieStagecoach driverTom London70Uncredited



DirectorMaury Geraghty
WriterMaury Geraghty
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundLyle Cain
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Series Stuntmen (uncredited)Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, Hemet, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Jerry Summers, Jack Williams
Note: Robert Fuller often performed his own stunts in the series.
Assistant DirectorWilliam Dorfman
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the script “Cactus Lady” by Maury Geraghty


(JESS HARPER rides up to the Sherman ranch house with the horse that Troy rode out on. SLIM SHERMAN comes out of the front door.)


SLIM SHERMAN: Where’d ya find ‘im?


JESS HARPER: Outside the fence on the east section. Got a lot a miles behind ‘im.


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah sure looks that way doesn’t he?


JESS HARPER: I saw the minister in town. Says he’s goin’ to be back in the pulpit by Sunday.


SLIM SHERMAN: Ah, that’s fine. I knew he was too tough to go under.


JESS HARPER: Hey, you know Slim, if I was the curious kind, I’d wonder just what did happen the other night.


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, of course, you’re not the curious kind, Jess.


(JESS HARPER grins, laughs and turns away. SLIM SHERMAN cuffs JESS HARPER on the sleeve.)




Geographic Reference

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Lorado, Texas, United States of America






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