“Deadly is the Night”
Season: 3 episode 7
Air Date: November 7, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studio production
Famous or infamous? It’s all a matter of perspective and a dose of reality.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner- Sherman ranch and relay station||Mentioned|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||28||Credited|
|Rafe Andrews||Outlaw||Harry Lauter||47||Credited|
|Matt Dyer||Outlaw leader||Lloyd Nolan||58||Credited|
|"Ma" Tolliver||Rancher||Olive Carey||75||Credited|
|Sue Tolliver||"Ma" Tolliver's granddaughter||Marlene Willis||19||Credited|
|Mr. Thomas||Banker||Vinton Hayworth||55||Credited|
|Bud Willoughby||Granite City deputy||Charles Robinson||29||Credited|
|Dave "Davy"||Granite City deputy||William Murphy||40||Credited|
|Granite City sheriff||Don Harvey||49||Credited|
|Lily Langtry||Renown beauty/Actress||Mentioned|
|"Buckskin" Frank Leslie||Outlaw, rancher||Mentioned|
|Dyer's woman/Granite City bank teller||Mentioned|
|Writer||Jerry Adelman & John Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Raymond Beal|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Robert R. Bertrand|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent 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 Director||Ben Bishop|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Frank Tuttle|
Epilogue – based on the script “Deadly is the Night” by Jerry Adelman & John C. Champion
(“MA” TOLLIVER and JESS HARPER come out on the porch of “MA” TOLLIVER’s ranch house.)
“MA” TOLLIVER: Gonna be awful lonesome without you around here, Jess. Sure wish you could stay a little longer.
JESS HARPER: Thanks “Ma,” I wish I could too. But if I don’t get back to Laramie soon, Slim’s gonna send a dogcatcher after me.
“MA” TOLLIVER: You don’t come back and see us, I’ll do worse than that.
JESS HARPER: It’s a deal. Where’s Sue? I’d like to say goodbye to her.
“MA” TOLLIVER: Oh, I reckon she went out to the barn. Very likely gonna try’n break that stallion again.
JESS HARPER: (Laughs) Thanks again, “Ma,” for everything. (Kisses “MA” TOLLIVER on the cheek.)
“MA” TOLLIVER: Thanks a lot, Jess. Good luck.
(JESS HARPER unhitches his horse and walks over to the barn. When he looks in the barn door, he sees BUD WILLOUGHBY and SUE TOLLIVER kissing. SUE TOLLIVER, who can see JESS HARPER, raises her hand and waves. JESS HARPER smiles and shakes his head affirmatively. SUE TOLLIVER goes back to kissing BUD WILLOUGHBY. JESS HARPER mounts his horse, takes another peek in the barn and rides off, waving goodbye to “MA” TOLLIVER as he passes her.)
“Robert Fuller appeared as Alex in “The Gunsmith” on Death Valley Days (Season 7, episode 13, December 11, 1958) in which his rival for a young girl is “Buckskin” Frank Leslie (portrayed by Anthony Caruso (“Night of the Quiet Men” (Episode 15, Kurt Lang and “The Turn of the Wheel” (Episode 90, Marty Carr)).
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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