“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


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith28Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Kurt Lang Ex-outlawAnthony Caruso43Credited
Cole Rogers Owner of the Double Circle RanchCarl Benton Reid66Credited
Laramie sheriffBartlett Robinson47Credited
BeckerRancherKarl Swenson51Credited
John "Mac" McCambridge Ex-marshall from Dodge City, KSLyle Bettger44Credited
AmesDouble Circle ranch hand Read Morgan28Credited
BrodieDouble Circle ranch hand Robert Knapp35Credited
Joe BuckhornEx-outlawUncredited
Bill Dayton Ex-outlawZon Murray49Uncredited
Doc MallardEx-outlawUncredited
Ed Saunders Ex-outlawCharles Horvath38Uncredited
SpencerDodge City troublemakerFrank Gerstle44Uncredited
Spencer's sonUncredited
Dodge City bartender Arthur Space50Uncredited
Dodge City judge George Macready60Uncredited
Double Circle ranch hand Herman Hack60Uncredited
Dodge City townsman Augie Gomez70Uncredited
Laramie bartender Jack Perrin63Uncredited
Laramie hotel clerk Norman Leavitt44Uncredited
Stagecoach driverUncredited
"Doc" HansonLaramie doctorMentioned
HendersonDouble Circle droverMentioned
EllaSlim Sherman's aunt
DaveLaramie homesteaderMentioned



DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayDonn Mullally & Lee Erwin
StoryJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreDavid Buttolph
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorRichard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundFrank H. Wilkinson
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 DirectorFrank Lossee
Set DecorationJames 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.




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?




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.



Geographic References

Cedar Bend, Territory of Utah, United States of America

Cedar Creek, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Dodge City, Kansas, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America




Pork and beans




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