“Glory Road”

Season:  1 episode 2

Series Episode: 2

Air Date: September 22, 1959

Laramie TV studios

A Revue Studios production



See The Light with Essie Bright! This is difficult for a man who lives in darkness and blackens Jess’ future at the ranch.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith28Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman foremanHoagy Carmichael69Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Essie BrightEvangelistNanette Fabray38Credited
Roany BishopDrifterEddie Albert53Credited
FrankyStagecoach driverBoyd Stockman43Credited
Old Man striking match on Roany's saddleFrancis McDonald68Credited
Stage line passengerJoanne Timmons28Credited
Laramie townsman Leonard P. Geer45Credited
Laramie townsman Dick Crockett34Credited
Man tying down items on Miss Essie's wagonRead Morgan28Uncredited
Laramie townsman Chick Hannan58Uncredited
Laramie townsman Hank Mann71Uncredited
Laramie barflyJack Perrin63Uncredited
Laramie barflyJack Tornek72Uncredited
TownsmanChalky Williams52Uncredited
TownsmanJohn Barton60Uncredited
Laramie bartenderRay Teal57Uncredited
Cass Bright Essie's husband Mentioned



DirectorHerschel Daugherty
Writer Kathleen Hite
ProducerRobert Pirosh
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyLionel Lindon, A.S.C.
Associate ProducerJames E. Newcom
Art DirectorFrank Arrigo
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorRichard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film EditorMarston Fay
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Sr.
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent 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 DirectorCharles S. Gould
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy



Epilogue – based on the script by Kathleen Hite

(SLIM, ANDY and JONESY ride through the pasture toward the ranch yard and tie their horses on the fence.)


SLIM: I wonder when that boy’s gonna stop moping. It’s been almost a week now.


JONESY: Yeah. Well, the least Jess could a done was sent us word where he went to. Stages comin’ in every day. He coulda sent us a message.


SLIM: Well, I guess he’s not gonna and Andy better get used to it.


(They hear piano notes coming from the ranch house. As they enter the ranch house, JESS is plinking on the piano.)


ANDY: Jess! (ANDY runs and jumps into JESS’ arms.) Oh, golly!


JESS: Hi, partner. How ya doin’?


JONESY: (Looking at the piano) It can’t be. Nobody could a fixed that ever.


JESS: Well, the blacksmith in Laramie used to sell ’em ‘fore he came West.


JONESY: Oh, he’s a genius.


JESS: Slim, said a long time ago you oughta have a piano, Jonesy.




JESS: I guess you can figure it’s from the four of us.




JESS: Us three and Miss Essie.


JONESY: Oh good for her.


SLIM: Play something, Jonesy. Good to have you home, Jess.


JONESY: (Begins playing and singing and SLIM, JESS, and ANDY join in.)”Marry me, Marry me way out in Laramie where the wild sycamores grow.

We’ll raise us a young ‘un to tend to my tack and a girl to help you sew.

Oh, say that you love me some night when above me a Wyoming moon is aglow. I’m no Casanova, don’t sing much in tune but darlin’ I like to spoon.

So, marry me in Laramie soon.”


Geographical References

Abilene, Kansas

Laramie, Wyoming Territory



Musical References

De Camptown Races

Lead Kindly Light

Little Brown Church in the Vale

Marry Me in Laramie

Rock of Ages

There’s One Wide River to Cross


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

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