“Circle of Fire”
Season: 1 episode 3
Series Episode: 3
Air Date: September 29, 1959
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Pawnee chief Yellow Knife’s son is shot by a stage line passenger and brought to the Sherman Ranch. Will anyone survive his father’s vengeance?
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|
|Bert Bigelow||Stage line passenger||Robert F. Simon||50||Credited|
|Abner Crable||Stage line passenger||Frank Ferguson||52||Credited|
|Martha Chambers||Stage line passenger||Marsha Hunt||41||Credited|
|Calvin "Cal" Dalyrumple||Stagecoach shotgun||John Pickard||46||Credited|
|David "Long Eye" Prescott||Stage line passenger||Ernest Borgnine||42||Credited|
|Yellow Knife||Pawnee chief||Frank de Kova||49||Credited|
|Mose Shell||Stagecoach driver||Eddy Waller||70||Credited|
|Plains Cavalry lieutenant||Jame Griffith||43||Credited|
|Taaca||Yellow Knife's son||Uncredited|
|George Crook||Plains Cavalry general||Mentioned|
|Carter||Plains Cavalry general||Mentioned|
|North||Plains cavalry soldier||Mentioned|
|Director||Virgil W. Vogel|
|Story||John C. Champion & John Dunkel|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Arranged and Adapted by||Arthur Morton|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S. Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head (Supervisor)||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Film Editor||Eugene Pendleton|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Stephen J. Bass|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent 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 Director||Jack Doran|
|Set Decoration||Clarence Steensen|
Epilogue – based upon the teleplay “Circle of Fire” by John Dunkel and story by John C. Champion & John Dunkel
(The cavalry soldiers are milling around in the ranch yard. ABNER CRABLE and BERT BIGELOW come out of the ranch house. followed by JONESY. They walk over to where MOSE and JESS HAPER are getting the stagecoach ready to leave.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Bye, Abner.
ABNER CRABLE: Thank you, Slim.
SLIM SHERMAN: Bigalow.
BERT BIGELOW: Bye, Mr. Sherman.
(MARTHA CHAMBERS comes out of the ranch house and ANDY SHERMAN walks up to her.)
MARTHA CHAMBERS: I’m glad your friend got back safely, Andy.
ANDY SHERMAN: Yes’m. Sorry about the major, though. He was the bravest man I’ve ever seen.
MARTHA CHAMBERS: Remember that about him, Andy.
MARTHA CHAMBERS: (Walks to SLIM SHERMAN) I asked for a miracle. Sometimes our prayers are answered in difficult ways.
SLIM SHERMAN: We all owe our lives to him. The least we can do is live them.
MARTHA CHAMBERS: I hope I can do that. I’m going to try.
MOSE : All set, ma’am?
MARTHA CHAMBERS: Goodbye, Mr. Sherman.
SLIM SHERMAN: Goodbye. (SLIM SHERMAN helps MARTHA CHAMBERS up into the Great Central Overland Mail coach and shuts the door.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Alright, take it away.
(Soldiers and stagecoach leave together.)
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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