“Night of the Quiet Men”
Season: 1 episode 15
Series Episode: 15
Air Date: December 22, 1959
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
When the trail drive money is stolen, the finger points directly at a group of ex-outlaws that have moved onto the Sherman ranch.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||28||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||26||Credited|
|Kurt Lang||Ex-outlaw||Anthony Caruso||43||Credited|
|Cole Rogers||Owner of the Double Circle Ranch||Carl Benton Reid||66||Credited|
|Laramie sheriff||Bartlett Robinson||47||Credited|
|John "Mac" McCambridge||Ex-marshall from Dodge City, KS||Lyle Bettger||44||Credited|
|Ames||Double Circle ranch hand||Read Morgan||28||Credited|
|Brodie||Double Circle ranch hand||Robert Knapp||35||Credited|
|Bill Dayton||Ex-outlaw||Zon Murray||49||Uncredited|
|Ed Saunders||Ex-outlaw||Charles Horvath||38||Uncredited|
|Spencer||Dodge City troublemaker||Frank Gerstle||44||Uncredited|
|Dodge City bartender||Arthur Space||50||Uncredited|
|Dodge City judge||George Macready||60||Uncredited|
|Double Circle ranch hand||Herman Hack||60||Uncredited|
|Dodge City townsman||Augie Gomez||70||Uncredited|
|Laramie bartender||Jack Perrin||63||Uncredited|
|Laramie hotel clerk||Norman Leavitt||44||Uncredited|
|"Doc" Hanson||Laramie doctor||Mentioned|
|Henderson||Double Circle drover||Mentioned|
|Ella||Slim Sherman's aunt||Mentioned|
|Teleplay||Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin|
|Story||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||George Patrick|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Frank H. Wilkinson|
|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, 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||Frank Lossee|
|Set Decoration||James M. Walters|
Epilogue – based upon “Night of the Quiet Men,” a teleplay by Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin and story by John C. Champion
(SLIM SHERMAN, JOHN MC CAMBRIDGE, and COLE ROGERS are on the road between Laramie and the Sherman Ranch.)
JOHN MC CAMBRIDGE: So long Slim, we gave it a good try.
SLIM SHERMAN: You’ll be back at the place, won’t ya.
JOHN MC CAMBRIDGE: No, not for long. I’ll collect my gear and move on.
SLIM SHERMAN: But why?
JOHN MC CAMBRIDGE: It’s all over, Slim. My boys are probably all scattered by now. They’ll die the way they lived. Take ten lives for every one of their own. Too bad it didn’t work out. Too bad for everyone.
COLE ROGERS: Just a minute. Maybe you can get ’em back.
JOHN MC CAMBRIDGE: For what? More of the same? Can’t expect these men to straighten out and live normal lives, be under a cloud of suspicion at the same time. It’s best this way.
COLE ROGERS: Matter what direction you take out of here?
JOHN MC CAMBRIDGE: No.
COLE ROGERS: Try the Northwest, Oregon Territory. Place called Cedar Bend. I just bought some land there. I’d like to know somebody was workin’ it. Maybe you and your boys, you….
JOHN MC CAMBRIDGE: Good country. Northwest. No, the boys are gone. I’d better be on my way. (JOHN MC CAMBRIDGE waves goodbye and rides off with Lang. The rest of McCambridge’s men are waiting for them further down the road.) Well, I never figured on this, ha… (JOHN MC CAMBRIDGE waves again to SLIM SHERMAN and COLE ROGERS, and he and his men all ride off.)
COLE ROGERS: Hope he takes me up on that offer.
SLIM SHERMAN: Ya know I wouldn’t be surprised if he did. Might be a coincidence, but… they’re riding northwest.
Cedar Bend, Territory of Utah, United States of America
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
Note: Give credit where credit is due. Suggestions for corrections, additions and deletions are welcome through
the Dispatch Rider. Please provide information and the grounds on which the claim is based.