Season: 1 episode 2
Series Episode: 2
Air Date: September 22, 1959
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
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
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||28||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||26||Credited|
|"Jonesy"||Sherman foreman||Hoagy Carmichael||69||Credited|
|Andy Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||Robert Crawford, Jr.||15||Credited|
|Essie Bright||Evangelist||Nanette Fabray||38||Credited|
|Roany Bishop||Drifter||Eddie Albert||53||Credited|
|Franky||Stagecoach driver||Boyd Stockman||43||Credited|
|Old Man striking match on Roany's saddle||Francis McDonald||68||Credited|
|Stage line passenger||Joanne Timmons||28||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Leonard P. Geer||45||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Dick Crockett||34||Credited|
|Man tying down items on Miss Essie's wagon||Read Morgan||28||Uncredited|
|Laramie townsman||Chick Hannan||58||Uncredited|
|Laramie townsman||Hank Mann||71||Uncredited|
|Laramie barfly||Jack Perrin||63||Uncredited|
|Laramie barfly||Jack Tornek||72||Uncredited|
|Laramie bartender||Ray Teal||57||Uncredited|
|Cass Bright||Essie's husband||Mentioned|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.|
|Associate Producer||James E. Newcom|
|Art Director||Frank Arrigo|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Film Editor||Marston Fay|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Earl Crain, Sr.|
|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||Charles S. Gould|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy|
Epilogue – based on the script for “Glory Road” by Kathleen Hite
(SLIM SHERMAN, ANDY SHERMAN and JONESY ride through the pasture toward the ranch yard and tie their horses on the fence.)
SLIM SHERMAN: 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 SHERMAN 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 HARPER is plinking on the piano.)
ANDY SHERMAN: Jess! (ANDY runs and jumps into JESS HARPER’s arms.) Oh, golly!
JESS HARPER: Hi, partner. How ya doin’?
JONESY: (Looking at the piano) It can’t be. Nobody could a fixed that ever.
JESS HARPER: Well, the blacksmith in Laramie used to sell ’em ‘fore he came West.
JONESY: Oh, he’s a genius.
JESS HAPRER: Slim, said a long time ago you oughta have a piano, Jonesy.
JESS HARPER: I guess you can figure it’s from the four of us.
JESS HARPER: Us three and Miss Essie.
JONESY: Oh good for her.
SLIM SHERMAN: Play something, Jonesy. Good to have you home, Jess.
JONESY: (Begins playing and singing and SLIM SHERMAN, JESS HARPER, and ANDY SHERMAN 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.”
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