“Death Wind”

Season:     1 episode 20

Series Episode:  20

Air Date: February 2, 1960

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

A Revue Production



A twisted tale of hidden identities and purposes.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith28Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman foremanHoagy Carmichael70Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
Will BrentHired gunChris Alcade36Credited
Mrs. Angela Cole (alias Sister Angela)Cole's wifeNancy Gates34Credited
Sgt. Major Tom Cole( alias Mr. Blaine)Plains Cavalry fugitiveClaude Akins33Credited
Bill Littlefield Deputy U.S. Marshal
Roy Barcroft57Credited
Bradley TeagueBankerStacy Harris43Credited
Troy Tollard "TT" (alias Deputy U. S. Marshal)OutlawJames Anderson38Credited
TillardHired gunJohn Locke32Credited
Ben Stagecoach driverWilliam Fawcett65Credited
Clancy Detention Center guardJohn Bryant43Credited
Visiting room hallway prison guardUncredited
Plains Cavalry soldier attacking Tom Cole in stableLenny Greer45Uncredited
Jim Oswald Overland Express station agentMentioned
"Old Lady" PalmerTroy Tollard's victim



DirectorFrancis D. Lyon
Writer Donn Mullallay & Lee Erwin
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/SupervisorRichard G. Wray, A.C.E.
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
Note: Robert Fuller often performed his own stunts in the series.
Assistant DirectorMilton Carter
Set DecorationWilliam Tapp



Epilogue – based on the script “Death Wind” by Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin



(SLIM SHERMAN is lifting the Sherman ranch house porch roof. JESS HARPER is trying to fit the support pole back under it.)


JESS HARPER: Come on, Slim. Push!


SLIM SHERMAN: What do ya think I’m doin’?


JESS HARPER: You’re big enough to eat hay. Push harder.


SLIM SHERMAN: Just get the pole under there, will ya? (JESS HARPER and SLIM SHERMAN finally get the pole set.)


JONESY: Give us a hand over here, Slim.


(SLIM SHERMAN pushes the other side of the porch roof up while JONESY and ANDY SHERMAN position the pole to support it.)


JONESY: Ah, there we are.


ANDY SHERMAN: That twister sure blew in a strange lot of people. None of them turned out to be what they seemed to be.


JONESY: I wouldn’t say that. You take that dude lookin’ feller named Teague. He seemed like a real slick gamblin’ man. Far as I’m concerned, that’s exactly what he was. Why that…(Hits the pole with his hammer three times) took me for two months pay while I was still waitin’ for him to start cheatin’.


(Everyone looks around.)


JONESY: Over here, Andy.



Geographic Reference

Lordsville, Texas, United States of America










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