“Riders of the Night”
Season: 2 episode 20
Series Episode: 51
Air Date: March 7, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Slim’s mare is in trouble, but the veterinarian ends up treating a patient of the two-legged variety.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Beamer||Laramie townsman||Hal Baylor||42||Credited|
|Tom Kingsley||Laramie veterinarian||Richard Coogan||46||Credited|
|Mose Shell||Stagecoach driver||Eddy Waller||70||Credited|
|Ben Yuma||Outlaw leader||Gregory Walcot||33||Credited|
|Phil "Philly" Yuma||Ben Yuma's brother/Outlaw||Rhodes Reason||30||Credited|
|Hank||Laramie stableman||Harry R. Strang||68||Credited|
|Sandy||Card dealer||Mary Murphy||30||Credited|
|Sherman Ranch Hand||Norman Leavitt||47||Credited|
|E. Collyer, M.D.||Laramie doctor||Mentioned|
|Teleplay||Milton Geiger & Rod Peterson|
|Story||John C. Champion|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Film Editor||Ray de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|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 Losee|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the teleplay “Riders of the Night” by Milton Geiger & Rod Peterson and story by John C. Champion
(SANDY is waiting on the buckboard as SLIM SHERMAN and TOM KINGSLEY come out of the barn.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Thanks, Doc. The mare nev’a woulda pulled through without your help.
TOM KINGSLEY: Don’t think I would of made it either, without my new helper.
(JESS HARPER rides in and dismounts behind the buckboard.)
JESS HARPER: Sandy, Doc. How’s the mare, Slim?
SLIM SHERMAN: Just fine. Thanks to the doc here.
JESS HARPER: Hey, the sheriff tells me you got some reward money coming, Doc.
(TOM KINGSLEY and SANDY look at each other.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Say, you can enlarge that zoo of yours.
TOM KINGSLEY: If there’s any money coming back to me, I’m going to use it to go back to medical school.
SANDY: Tom’s going to include people in his practice. And I’m going to help him.
JESS HARPER: You gonna work for him?
TOM KINGSLEY: You might say that. Only I’m going to marry her first so I won’t have to pay wages.
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER look at each other.)
TOM KINGSLEY: You’re invited to the wedding. Giddup.
(TOM KINGSLEY and SANDY drive off. SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER wave goodbye.)
JESS HARPER: So long.
SLIM SHERMAN: So long Doc, Sandy. (Turns to JESS HARPER) Well, they’ll make a good pair.
JESS HARPER: Sure they will. After what they’ve been through together even married life will seem easy. Hey, what about Lady? Wha’d she foal?
SLIM SHERMAN: Come on, take a look.
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER walk to the barn and look into the stall. LADY and her FOAL are in the stall.)
SLIM HARPER: Isn’t she a beauty?
JESS HARPER: Sure is.
SLIM SHERMAN: Named her after you.
JESS HARPER: After me. How?
SLIM SHERMAN: Called her Jessie.
(JESS HARPER cuffs SLIM SHERMAN on the arm.)
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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