“Cemetery Road”

Season:     1 episode 30

Series Episode:  30

Air Date: April 30, 1960

Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



A power hungry assistant wagon master contrives a dangerous situation that could put Slim Sherman at the end of a rope.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith29Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman ranch handHoagy Carmichael70Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
Glen BentleyWagon train memberRead MorganCredited
Helen Bentley Glen's wifeRachel AmesCredited
Julia HansenMatt's sisterJocelyn BrandoCredited
Dr. Matthew "Matt" J. HansenLaramie doctorKing DonovanCredited
Elmo Laramie blacksmithJudson PrattCredited
RossAssistant wagon masterDennis PatrickCredited
Laramie barberSys SaylorCredited
Laramie bartenderBarney BiroCredited
Wagon train memberRobert CarlsonCredited
Matthews Wagon masterR. G. ArmstrongUncredited
Fight spectatorUncredited
Laramie sheriff Uncredited
Trial spectatorUncredited
Wagon train memberUncredited
Dr. Thomas L HansenMatt's fatherMentioned



DirectorThomas Carr
WriterBuckley Angell
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreHarry Sukman
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundMelvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
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, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Jerry Summers, Jack Williams
Assistant DirectorEdward K. Dodds
Set DecorationPerry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the script “Cemetery Road” by Buckley Angell


(JONESY is sitting in a rocking chair in the Sherman ranch yard, reading the newspaper. His arm is out of the sling. He looks up and quickly puts his arm back in the sling. SLIM SHERMAN and ANDY SHERMAN ride down the road and into the ranch yard. SLIM SHERMAN is carrying a large bag. SLIM SHERMAN and ANDY SHERMAN dismount, tie up their horses at the corral, and walk over to JONESY.)


SLIM SHERMAN: How’s the shoulder, Jonesy?


JONESY: Oh, a little better. Healin’ slow though, Slim. Mighty slow.




JONESY: Hello, Andy.


ANDY SHERMAN: How d’ya feel?


JONESY: Oh, not so good. Oh, the two cows are in the barn waiting for you to milk ’em.


ANDY SHERMAN: How long d’ya figure it’s gonna to be ’til you can do the milkin’?


JONESY: Oh, maybe a week, Andy. Maybe two. Slim, better split some firewood…before dark. We’ll need it.


SLIM SHERMAN: Alright. Where’s Jess?


JONESY: Uh, he’s in there scrubbing the kitchen floor and cleaning the stove. Needed that too for some time.


SLIM SHERMAN: You’ve got your chores pretty well organized, haven’t ya?


JONESY: Now Slim, you know I don’t like this. I’ll be mighty glad to get back doin’ my part.


SLIM SHERMAN: (Derisively) Sure you will. Oh by the way, Jonesy, Andy and I picked some huckleberries.


(SLIM SHERMAN tosses the bag to JONESY, who catches it with both hands.)


JONESY: Oh a surprise, huh? (Jonesy slips his left arm out of the sling and opens the bag to look inside.) Well, oh you did right well. Enough to make five pies.


SLIM SHERMAN: Andy, did you notice anything?


ANDY SHERMAN: Yeah. His arm got better – all of a sudden.




JONESY: (Holds left arm out) A miracle. How do you like that?


SLIM SHERMAN: I like it fine.


ANDY SHERMAN: Me too. But I’d like it even better if you’d milk the cows for me.


SLIM SHERMAN: And chop some firewood for me.


JONESY: (Getting up out of the rocking chair) Yeah, I’ll be glad to. (Hands ANDY SHERMAN the huckleberries. Walks off towards the barn with a dejected stance.)


SLIM SHERMAN: Well Andy, you had better clean up those huckleberries and get them ready for Jonesy.


(ANDY SHERMAN runs off with the bag. SLIM SHERMAN watches JONESY, who looks back like a kid whose been caught with his finger in the pie.)



Historical References

The Junction

Wagon Trains


Geographic References

Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America




Huckleberry Pie







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