“Queen of Diamonds”
Season: 2 episode 1
Air Date: September 20, 1960
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production
Slim is dealt a pat hand that can only lead to trouble.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Jim Dark||June Dark's husband||Claude Akins||34||Credited|
|June Dark (alias June Brown)||Card dealer||Julie London||33||Credited|
|Abel Reeves||Bart's brother/Ex-convict||Mike Ragan||42||Credited|
|Bart Reeves||Ex-convict||Brad Weston||Credited|
|Clem Reeves||Bart's brother/Ex-convict||Tony Young||23||Credited|
|Mose Shell||Stagecoach driver||Eddy Waller||7||Credited|
|W. Stoner||Laramie saloon owner||Maurice Mason||47||Credited|
|Stan||Rancher/Poker player||James Chandler||30||Credited|
|Card dealer||Walter Reed||44||Credited|
|Jack Karnes||Blackjack player||K. L. Smith||37||Uncredited|
|Bill||Laramie deputy||Gregg Palmer||33||Uncredited|
|Poker player||Chalky Williams||53||Uncredited|
|Laramie cafe proprietor||68||Uncredited|
|Laramie saloon brawler||23||Uncredited|
|Jake Reeves||Bart's brother/Outlaw||Mentioned|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||John Meehan|
|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|
|Series Stuntmen||Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, Hemet, 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||Frank Losee|
|Set Decoration||Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Jerry Adelman and story by Dan Ullman
(JESS and SLIM are in the ranch house kitchen. JESS is sitting in a chair, feet up on the table, reading the paper. SLIM is vigorously washing the dishes from a pan on the table.)
JESS: Gently! Gently! (JESS goes back to reading the paper.) Hey! Looks like I’m going to have to teach how to wash dishes all over again.
SLIM: (Picks up a large pot and menaces JESS.) How would you like me to break this over your head? I mean it Jess. Now lay off a me!
(Both hear the sound of galloping horses. JESS gets up and looks out the window to see the stagecoach galloping in.)
JESS: Come on, Grandma, stage is in.
(SLIM angrily takes off the apron and tosses it down. They go outside.)
JESS: I’ll check the horses.
(SLIM arrives at the door to the stagecoach just in time to help JUNE DARK out. JIM DARK follows her out of the door.)
JUNE DARK: I’m glad you’re here. I wanted to say goodbye.
JIM DARK: Say goodbye and thanks for everything.
SLIM: It’s alright. Forget it.
JUNE DARK: I hope you understand, Slim.
SLIM: Yeah, I think I do. You’re a very lucky man, Mr. Dark. You’ve got a pretty wonderful wife.
JIM DARK: I know. I’m kind of partial to her myself.
JUNE DARK: Thanks again. (Kisses SLIM on the cheek.)
JESS: (Finished with watering the horses, he moves near Slim, June and Jim) All set, Mose.
JUNE DARK: (Looks at JESS) You don’t like me, do you?
JESS: (Smiling) Why should I? You didn’t kiss me.
(JUNE DARK: (Walks over to him and kisses him lightly, but full, on the mouth.)
MOSE: Let’s go.
(JUNE DARK walks back to the stage door and SLIM helps her in.)
JIM DARK: (Offers SLIM his right hand to shake): To say goodbye and thanks for everything.
SLIM: Same here.
(JIM DARK gets into the coach. SLIM closes the door and MOSE drives off. JESS puts down the bucket. SLIM waves.)
JESS: Alright, Grandma, back to the dishes.
(As JESS bends over to pick up the bucket. SLIM kicks JESS in the readily available target.)
JESS: Ooo! (Straightens and throws the water in the bucket in SLIM’s face.)
(JESS takes off for the kitchen door with SLIM in hot pursuit.)
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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