“Killer Without Cause”
Season: 2 episode 16
Series Episode: 47
Air Date: January 31,1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studio production
Slim demands equal justice for his ranch hand’s murderer.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Joe Cloud||Sherman ranch hand and former Sioux scout for the 6th Cavalry||John Verros||53||Credited|
|Orin Chase||Federal judge from Denver||Edward Platt||44||Credited|
|General Taylor Roberts||Indian Commissioner Wyoming Territory||Roy Roberts||54||Credited|
|Carl Vail||Laramie rancher||James Westerfield||47||Credited|
|Ken "Kenny" Vail||Carl Vail's son||Rex Holman||32||Credited|
|Luke Vail||Carl Vail's son/Gunslinger||Harry Lauter||46||Credited|
|Ben||Sherman relay station attendant||William Fawcett||66||Credited|
|Pete||Laramie barfly||James Chandler||38||Credited|
|Will||Luke Vail's sidekick||David Manley||33||Credited|
|Laramie sheriff||Paul Langton||47||Credited|
|Judge from Casper||Dayton Lummis||57||Credited|
|Laramie townsman at telegraph office||Jim Hayward||60||Credited|
|Caly Allison||Challenged Luke Vail in Littleton, Co.||Uncredited|
|Trial spectator||Phil Schumacher||51||Uncredited|
|Laramie townsman||Kermit Maynard||63||Uncredited|
|Mrs. Vail||Carl Vail's wife||Mentioned|
|Teleplay||Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin|
|Story||John C Champion|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||David Buttolph|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent Dee|
|Assistant Director||James H. Brown|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
|Series Stuntmen (uncredited)||Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt, Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Soll Gorss, Hemet, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes,, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell, Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Jerry Summers, JJack Williams
Note: Robert Fuller often performed his own stunts in the series.
Epilogue – based on the teleplay “Killer Without Cause” by Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin and story by John C. Champion
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER are pounding in a fence post at the corral. GENERAL ROBERTS rides up.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Ah! Morning, General. Coffee in the house if you want some.
GENERAL ROBERTS: Sorry, but I really haven’t got time. I just got word that the Sioux are ready to sign that treaty. I thought you two would like to know.
JESS HARPER: Oh, It’s about time some good news showed up around here. I’s beginnin’ to wonder.
SLIM SHERMAN: There’s not going to be any trouble ’bout what the Sioux did to Old Man Vail?
GENERAL ROBERTS: Not while I’m around. Besides there isn’t much proof that they did anything at all.
JESS HARPER: (Smiles)
GENERAL ROBERTS: I’ll see ya. (General Roberts rides off.)
SLIM SHERMAN: (Looks over at JESS HARPER): Jess?
JESS HARPER: Yeah?
SLIM SHERMAN: D’ya think I’m goin’ to hold this thing all day?
JESS HARPER: Oh…yeah. (Begins pounding away at the pole again)
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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