“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

 

Teaser

Slim’s mare is in trouble, but the veterinarian ends up treating a patient of the two-legged variety.

 

Cast & Crew Lists

Cast

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
FrankOutlawUncredited
LadyTennessee mareUncredited
E. Collyer, M.D. Laramie doctorMentioned

 

Crew

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 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 DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock

 

 

Epilogue – based on the teleplay 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 NGSLEY andKI 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.)

 

 

 

 

Geographic Reference

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory

Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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