“The Star Trail”
Season: 1 episode 5
Series Episode: 5
Air Date: October 13, 1959
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
A letter summons Jess to the town of Rock Springs, too late to help a friend but just in time for a few funerals.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||28||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||26||Credited|
|Grat||Rock Springs deputy sheriff||James Anderson||38||Credited|
|Tully Hatch||Rock Springs sheriff||Lloyd Nolan||57||Credited|
|Lud Lauten||Rock Springs bartender||Hal Hopper||46||Credited|
|Ma Pooles||Rock Springs boarding house owner||Mildred von Hollen||67||Credited|
|Curly Troy||Rock Springs rancher||William Bryant||35||Credited|
|Evie||Rock Springs saloon girl||Patricia Barry||37||Credited|
|Rock Springs minister||Forrest Lewis||59||Credited|
|Mark Howard||Rock Springs banker||Uncredited|
|Vic Stoddard||Rock Springs farmer||William Gordan||41||Uncredited|
|Frank Troy||Curly Troy's father/Rock Springs rancher||Uncredited|
|Rock Springs barfly||Emile Avery||51||Uncredited|
|Rock Springs barfly||Chick Hannan||58||Uncredited|
|Outlaw||John L. Cason||41||Uncredited|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Arranged and Adapted by||Albert Sendrey|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||John J. Lloyd|
|Editorial Dept. Head (Supervisor)||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Earl Crain, Sr.|
|Makeup Artist||Robert Dawn|
|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, Hemet, 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||Charles S. Gould|
|Set Decoration||Carl J. Lawrence|
Epilogue – based upon the script for “The Star Trail” by Douglas Heyes
(JESS HARPER closes a gate, bearing a sign reading Sherman Ranch Stage Stop Laramie 12 miles, behind him and rides down the road. SLIM SHERMAN gallops towards him, waving.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, came back, huh?
JESS HARPER: Darned if I didn’t.
SLIM SHERMAN: Decided you were needed here more than there?
JESS HARPER: Well I found out one thing, Slim. It’s not all in who needs me. It’s what I need, too. Let’s get on home.
Laramie, “Naked Steel“, Season 4 Episode 13, Series Episode 105, Air Date: January 1, 1963
Story: John Champion, Teleplay: Donald S. Sanford
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