“Drifter’s Gold”

Season:    2 episode 10

Series Episode: 41

Air Date: November 29, 1960

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Urones in the garden, a chicken hawk in the barnyard and a gang of bank robbers in Laramie.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Tom Bedloe Outlaw leaderRod Cameron49
Jock Benson General store ownerRichard Walters28
Marcie Benson General store ownerJudi Meredith24Credited
DukeOutlawGergory Walcott32Credited
Ben "Old Ben"OutlawBilly Dix49Credited
NickOutlawDon Kennedy40
Wilma Saloon girlSandra Knight20Credited
ChickamawOutlawPhil Schumacher51
Swedish girlUncredited
Banker's daughterUncredited
Mrs. BedloeTom Bedloe's wifeMentioned
Mr. BensonJock Benson's fatherMentioned
Mrs. BensonJock Benson's motherMentioned
"Granny" MooreLaramie midwifeMentioned
SimmsLaramie sheriffMentioned
Laramie deputyMentioned



DirectorFrancis D. Lyon
TeleplayRod Peterson
StoryNorman Jacob
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 EditorGeorge Nicholson
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, 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 DirectorJohn Bowman
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the teleplay “Drifter’s Gold” by Rod Peterson and story by Norman Jacob


SLIM SHERMAN: (Drives the buckboard up to the Sherman ranch house late that night.) “Whoa” (SLIM SHERMAN is obviously exhausted. Enters ranch house. Hangs up his hat and knocks JESS HARPER’s hat off the peg. Puts JESS HARPER’s hat back on the rack. Undoes his gunbelt. JESS HARPER comes out of the kitchen, in an apron and mad as a wet hen.)


JESS HARPER: What happened to you? Did ya get lost? Oh, ya been fightin’ again, huh?


SLIM SHERMAN: Ah, now wait a minute.


JESS HARPER: That was the longest trip into town for supplies I ever heard of. What town’d you go to? San Francisco?


SLIM SHERMAN: Now, hold on. (Hangs gunbelt on chair and sits down at the table.)  Now, what’s eatin’ ya?


JESS HARPER: I’ll tell ya’ what’s eating me. Every time you take off, this place falls apart. You should a’ been here today. That onery palamino of Andy’s busted up the corral ag’in. I no sooner get it fixed than them crazy urones bust into the garden and started rootin’ it up. Then a chicken hawk comes by and takes off with our good layin’ hen. Top it all off, I get the dough mixed for the bread and there ain’t no yeast ’cause you’re not back with the supplies yet. What’d ya do? Spend the whole day in a saloon?


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah Jess, I spent the whole day in a saloon.


JESS HARPER: That’s what I figured. Man, if I was to do somethin’ like that you’d fire me seven ways from Sunday. (Walks towards the kitchen.)


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, I expect I would.


JESS HARPER: (Turns back to look at Slim) Well, you don’t have to be so dad gummed agreeable about it do ya? Ya whip ‘im?


SLIM SHERMAN: (Laughs) Yeah. (Shakes his head in wonderment and then scratches it)


Geographic Reference

Cherry Creek in Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America











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