“Fall Into Darkness”
Season: 3 episode 28
Series Episode: 92
Air Date: April 17, 1962
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production
It’s Slim who is looking up from the bottom of a deep hole when a man falls in with bad company.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||31||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||28||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Ben Frances||Outlaw||Harry Lauter||47||Credited|
|Jack Frances||Ben Frances' brother/Outlaw||Rayford Barnes||41||Credited|
|Kathy "Kitten" Frances||Ben Frances' stepdaughter||Gina Gillespie||7||Credited|
|Norma Frances||Ben Frances' wife||Jean Byron||36||Credited|
|Bob Laird||Outlaw||Robert Wilke||47||Credited|
|Stagecoach driver||Joe Yrigoyen||51||Credited|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Daniel Ullman|
|Art Director||Alexander A. Mayer|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||Ray C. de Vally, A. C. E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Earl Crain, Jr.|
|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, 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||Ben Bishop|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the script by Rod Peterson
(The stagecoach pulls into the Sherman ranch yard. KATHY FRANCES, MIKE, DAISY, NORMA FRANCES and SLIM walk out of the ranch house front door to the stagecoach. MIKE hands the suitcases up to the driver. NORMA FRANCES looks fondly at SLIM and DAISY. SLIM helps her into the stage and shuts the door.)
NORMA FRANCES: I don’t know how I’ll ever be able to thank you for putting us up until I was able to travel.
DAISY: I do. You can write to us and let us know how you and Kathy are getting on in the East.
SLIM: Ben’ll be out before you know it.
NORMA FRANCES: Again, thanks to you. It was your speaking for him that got him a light sentence.
SLIM: I think there’s a lot of worth in Ben. (Looks at DAISY) We all do.
DAISY: Kathy, you take good care of your mother.
KATHY FRANCES: Yes, Miss.
SLIM: And you come back and see us, y’ hear?
KATHY FRANCES: Yes, sir. Thank you. (Kisses SLIM on the cheek.)
SLIM: Thank you.
MIKE: Goodbye, Kathy (Offers his hand)
KATHY: (Ignores the gesture, puts her arms around MIKE and gives him a kiss on the cheek. MIKE covers his cheek with his hand. The adults grin.)
SLIM: (Lifts KATHY FRANCES into the stage.) Well, up we go. (Waves at the STAGECOACH DRIVER) Let ‘er roll.
(DAISY and SLIM wave goodbye. MIKE just stands there, holding his cheek.)
SLIM: Say, Daisy do you think soap’s goin’ to take that off? (Pointing at MIKE’s cheek)
DAISY: I don’t know, Slim. I’ve heard of kisses that just stayed on forever.
MIKE: (Runs to the horse trough and begins dousing his face with water)
(SLIM laughs, places his arm around DAISY’s shoulder and they walk into the ranch house.)
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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