“General Delivery”

Season:   1 episode 8

Series Episode:  8

Air Date: November 3, 1959

Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



How does a man choose his path? By his character… or the opportunities afforded him?


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
Ed Caulder Hired gunRod Cameron48Credited
Don DelkinsOutlawHenry RowlandCredited
Lou Delkins OutlawBill (William) Henry44Credited
"Old Man" MorganLaramie townsmanCharles J. Conrad49Credited
Sam ShawOutlawDennis Moore51Credited
BatFired Murdoch ranch hand Kelly Thordsen54Credited
Virgil Laramie bartenderJack Hill62Credited
Laramie sheriffJerry O'SullivanCredited
Sheridan, WY sheriffJoe McGuinn55Credited
Joe. Murdoch Sheridan rancherUncredited
Virg Morgan "Old Man" Morgan's sonJack Hogan29Uncredited
PopLaramie townsman"Snub" Pollard69Uncredited
Laramie deputyUncredited
Morgan ranch hand Chick Hannan (Chick Hannon)58Uncredited
Laramie townsman Frank Mills68Uncredited
Laramie townsman (2)Uncredited
Sheridan bartenderUncredited
Laramie postmasterUncredited



DirectorRichard H. Bartlett
Writer Frank L. Moss
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreAlexander Courage
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorRichard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Assistant EditorGeorge Fredrick
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Sr.
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent 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 DirectorMilton Carter
Set DecorationCarl J. Lawrence



Epilogue – based on the script “General Delivery” by Frank L. Moss


(SLIM SHERMAN, JESS HARPER, JONESY and ANDY SHERMAN are rebuilding the barn. SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER are working on the barn door.)


JONESY: (JONESY carries the front of a board, with ANDY SHERMAN carrying the back end, to SLIM SHERMAN.) See how this fits.


SLIM SHERMAN: Oh, that’s a perfect fit. Hey, you’re pretty good at this, aren’t ya.


JONESY: I learned it from my Uncle Bert.


JESS HARPER: I just don’t know how he does it.


SLIM SHERMAN: Oh, this is gonna to be neat.


ANDY SHERMAN: Kinda wish Mr. Caulder was still alive to see it.


JESS HARPER: We did our best for him, Andy.


ANDY SHERMAN: Yeah, I know.


SLIM SHERMAN: Andy, he did see something through your eyes that he’d never seen before, himself. But it was too late. That kind of man would never die in bed. He… he had to die the way he lived, with a gun in his hand.


JONESY: (Approaches with another board) ‘Course I could stand here and hold this all day.


(SLIM SHERMAN and JONESY set the board in place. It is too long.)


JONESY: Suppose I’m going to have to build this thing all by myself. Just cut it off there. (Gestures where to cut the board, turns and walks away)


(SLIM SHERMAN makes as if he’s going to crown Jonesy and then smiles at JESS HARPER. SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER start hammering the boards in place.)



Historic Reference

Professional Gunfighter


Geographic References

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Laramie Junction, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Sheridan, Wyoming Territory, United States of America





Scrambled eggs




Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMD) and individual observation
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