“Ride Into Darkness”

Season:    2 episode 5

Series Episode: 36

Air Date: October 18, 1960

Laramie TV series

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


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Matt Jessup Leading citizen of Danvers PassCharles Drake43Credited
Dan PrestonProspectorJason Robards, Sr.67Credited
Joe PattersonDanvers Pass rancherStuart Randall51Credited
WilsonDanvers Pass rancherHarry Shannon70Credited
ChuckDanvers Pass deputyBrad WestonCredited
MaeHotel clerkPhyllis Avery37Credited
Pete Jessup employeeKevin Hagen32Credited
Rafe Jessup employeeLeo Gordon37Credited
WaltDanvers Pass sheriffJudson Pratt43Credited
Bentley ManleyJailbreakerRichard Farnsworth40Uncredited
Joey Boy with firewoodUncredited
MaryBentley Manley's sisterUncredited
Mary's husbandUncredited
Jessup employeeBoyd "Red" Morgan44Uncredited



DirectorLesley Selander
WriterJerry Adelman
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreAlbert Sendry
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorRay de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundVernon W. Kramer
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 Fox
Set DecorationWilliam Tap


Geographic Reference

Red Bluff, Montana Territory


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