“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


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Beamer Laramie townsmanHal Baylor42Credited
Tom KingsleyLaramie veterinarianRichard Coogan46Credited
Mose ShellStagecoach driverEddy Waller70Credited
Ben YumaOutlaw leaderGregory Walcot33Credited
Phil "Philly" YumaBen Yuma's brother/OutlawRhodes Reason30Credited
ChetOutlawChuck Roberson51Credited
Gabe OutlawJames Griffith45Credited
HankLaramie stablemanHarry R. Strang68Credited
SandyCard dealerMary Murphy30Credited
Sherman Ranch HandNorman Leavitt47Credited
LadyTennessee mareUncredited
E. Collyer, M.D. Laramie doctorMentioned



DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayMilton Geiger & Rod Peterson
StoryJohn C. Champion
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorRay de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundLyle Cain
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent 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 DirectorFrank Losee
Set DecorationJohn 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.)




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?




SLIM SHERMAN: Named her after you.


JESS HARPER: After me. How?


SLIM SHERMAN: Called her Jessie.


(JESS HARPER cuffs SLIM SHERMAN on the arm.)





Geographic Reference

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America




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