“Queen of Diamonds”

 

Season:     2 episode 1

Episode:  32

Air Date: September 20, 1960

Laramie TV series

A Revue Studios production

 

Teaser

Slim is dealt a pat hand that can only lead to trouble.

 

Cast & Crew Lists

Cast

CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Jim Dark June Dark's husbandClaude Akins34Credited
June Dark (alias June Brown)Card dealerJulie London33Credited
Abel ReevesBart's brother/Ex-convictMike Ragan42Credited
Bart ReevesEx-convictBrad WestonCredited
Clem Reeves Bart's brother/Ex-convictTony Young23Credited
Mose ShellStagecoach driverEddy Waller7Credited
W. Stoner Laramie saloon ownerMaurice Mason47Credited
StanRancher/Poker playerJames Chandler30Credited
Card dealerWalter Reed44Credited
Jack Karnes Blackjack playerK. L. Smith37Uncredited
BillLaramie deputyGregg Palmer33Uncredited
Poker playerChalky Williams53Uncredited
Laramie cafe proprietor68Uncredited
Laramie saloon brawler23Uncredited
Laramie townsman43Uncredited
Jake Reeves Bart's brother/OutlawMentioned
Laramie sheriffMentioned

 

 

Crew

DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayJerry Adelman
StoryDan Ullman
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril J. Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorJohn Meehan
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJoe Lapis
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Series StuntmenPaul 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 DirectorFrank Losee
Set DecorationPerry 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.)

 

SLIM: Ah!

 

(JESS takes off for the kitchen door with SLIM in hot pursuit.)

 

 

Historical References

Professional Gambler

Red Cross

 

Geographic References

Blackwell City, Cherokee Strip

Carson City, Nevada

Laramie, Wyoming Territory

 

 

 

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