“Ride Into Darkness”Series
Season: 2 episode 5
Air Date: October 18, 1960
Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Jess journeys to Danvers Pass to help a prospector, only to find that his friend has disappeared off the face of the earth.
Cast & Crew Lists
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Matt Jessup||Leading citizen of Danvers Pass||Charles Drake||43||Credited|
|Dan Preston||Prospector||Jason Robards, Sr.||67||Credited|
|Joe Patterson||Danvers Pass rancher||Stuart Randall||51||Credited|
|Wilson||Danvers Pass rancher||Harry Shannon||70||Credited|
|Chuck||Danvers Pass deputy||Brad Weston||Credited|
|Mae||Hotel clerk||Phyllis Avery||37||Credited|
|Pete||Jessup employee||Kevin Hagen||32||Credited|
|Rafe||Jessup employee||Leo Gordon||37||Credited|
|Walt||Danvers Pass sheriff||Judson Pratt||43||Credited|
|Bentley Manley||Jailbreaker||Richard Farnsworth||40||Uncredited|
|Joey||Boy with firewood||Uncredited|
|Mary||Bentley Manley's sister||Uncredited|
|Jessup employee||Boyd "Red" Morgan||44||Uncredited|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Albert Sendry|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||George Patrick|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Film Editor||Ray de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Vernon W. Kramer|
|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 Fox|
|Set Decoration||William Tap|
Epilogue – based upon the script “Ride Into Darkness,” by Jerry Adelman
(DAN PRESTON drives up to the Danvers Pass hotel in a buckboard loaded down with goods. CHUCK, JESS HARPER and MAE come off the porch and stand next to the buckboard.)
DAN PRESTON: Whoa. All set?
JESS HARPER: Ready to go, Dan. (Turns to MAE.) Take care of yourself, Mae.
MAE: I’m gonna to miss you, Jess.
JESS HARPER: Well, not for long.
DAN PRESTON: What I said still goes, Mae. Soon as I can get my claim filed I’m gonna start diggin’ and half of every shovelful is yours. You just leave word where I can reach ya’.
MAE: I’ll be right here, Dan. This town’s beginning to show signs of promise. Might even be room for a woman who knows how to run a good hotel.
JESS HARPER: I don’t see how you can miss, Mae. ‘Specially now that the sheriff’s badge is on the right shirt. Looks good on you, Chuck. Keep it that way.
CHUCK: I’ll do my best. (Offers his hand to JESS HARPER) Thanks, Jess.
JESS HARPER: You bet. Bye. (JESS HARPER walks over to his horse, tied to the hotel hitching post.)
DAN PRESTON: Well, goodbye folks.
(DAN PRESTON drives off. JESS HARPER mounts his horse and waves as he rides off.)
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