“Duel at Parkison Town”
Season: 2 episode 12
Series Episode: 43
Air Date: December 13, 1960
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production
An eye for an eye, right or wrong, reignites an old feud.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch and Relay Station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Andy Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||Robert Crawford, Jr.||16||Credited|
|Alexander||St. Louis Dispatch reporter||Murray Matheson||48||Credited|
|Duggan||Stagecoach driver||Kenneth MacDonald||59||Credited|
|Benjamin "Ben" Parkison||Patriarch of the Parkison family||Henry Hull||70||Credited|
|Floyd Parkison||Ben Parkison's son||Brian Avery||20||Credited|
|Lee Parkison||Ben Parkison's son||Ron Harper||31||Credited|
|"Doc" Sweeney||Laramie doctor||Don T. Beddoe||57||Credited|
|Saunders||Laramie storekeeper||William Challee||56||Credited|
|Doug||Laramie townsman||Len Hendry||51||Credited|
|Waldo||Laramie newspaper owner||Howard McNear||55||Credited|
|Laramie sheriff||Bartlett Robinson||48||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Michael Vallon||63||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Edward G. Robinson, Jr.||67||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Harry Harvey, Sr.||59||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Zon Murray||50||Credited|
|Clifford F Sherman||Sherman relative||Mentioned|
|Sherman relative; hung as a horse thief||Mentioned|
|Writer||Calvin J. Clements|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||R. Dale Butts|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S. Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Film Editor||Ray de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent Dee|
|Series Stuntmen||Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, Hemet, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Hal Needham, George Orrison, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Boyd Stockman, Jerry Summers, Jesse Wayne, Jack Williams|
|Assistant Director||George Bisk|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the script by Calvin J. Clements
(SLIM and ANDY are at the creek. ANDY has a rifle. SLIM has a cane. JESS and BEN and LEE PARKISON ride up. JESS dismounts and stands by SLIM.)
SLIM: I asked Jess to fetch you ta show ya this. (Takes rifle from ANDY) Andy was out huntin’ for his wolf cub. Found this in the stream. (SLIM makes his way to the stream and a large boulder.) There’s still prints here. So Floyd musta set the gun down (Demonstrates by placing the rifle against the boulder) for he crossed over. Now look here. (Points with cane to burn marks on the boulder) Powder marks on the rocks. Just like there’d be if the gun fell over and went off.
LEE PARKISON: I guess that’s the way it happened, Pa. Mr. Sherman, we’re obliged to you for sending for us.
SLIM: (Limps over to BEN PARKISON’s horse) You’ll be wantin’ ta keep this. (Slim hands the rifle to BEN PARKISON.)
BEN PARKISON: Thank ya. (Looks down at the rifle) Thank ya. Hey… ah, ya goin’ to be wearing that there cane for long?
SLIM: Not more’n a week or two accordin’ to the doc.
BEN PARKISON: I’m glad. Mighty glad it weren’t no worse. (Shrugs) Come on, son.
(BEN PARKISON and LEE PARKISON turn their horses and ride off.)
JESS: I never thought I’d hear it.
SLIM: Wasn’t easy for him, Jess.
JESS: Slim, I’m curious about somethin’. You had that gun pointed at Parkison. If his son hadn’t agreed to end the feud, would you have shot him?
SLIM: That’s a good question. I thought about it, too.
ANDY: Hey, look what I found. Can I keep him? I’ll take good care of him.
SLIM: (Smiles) Alright. Andy. You can keep ‘im.
(SLIM, ANDY and JESS turn around and head off in separate directions.)
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