“Rope of Steel”
Season: 1 episode 22
Series Episode: 22
Air Date: February 16, 1960
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Slim is accused of being a thief.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||28||Credited|
|"Jonesy"||Sherman foreman||Hoagy Carmichael||70||Credited|
|Charlie Bowden||Laramie storekeeper||George Mitchell||54||Credited|
|J. L. Huber, M. D.||Laramie doctor||George Eldredge||61||Credited|
|Mary Lynn Layton||Dell's wife||Lillian O'Malley||67||Credited|
|Mace Stringer||Farmer||Harry Townes||45||Credited|
|Sally||Saloon girl||Mari Blanchard||36||Credited|
|Will||Posse member||Charlie Briggs||27||Credited|
|Laramie sheriff||Bartlett Robinson||47||Credited|
|Laramie bartender||H. E. West||Credited|
|Dell Layton||Laramie rancher||Tom Fadden||65||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Frank Mills||69||Uncredited|
|Story||Rod Peterson & Dan Ulman|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||Albert Sendrey|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||John J. Lloyd|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||John C. Grubb|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent Dee|
|Assistant Director||William Dorfman|
|Set Decoration||William Tapp|
|Series Stuntmen (uncredited)||Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, 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.
Epilogue – based on the teleplay “Rope of Steel” by Rod Peterson and story by Rod Peterson & Dan Ullman
(WILL, CHARLIE BOWDEN, and the SHERIFF ride into the Sherman ranch yard. SLIM SHERMAN is greasing the buckboard axle. WILL, CHARLIE BOWDEN, and the SHERIFF dismount and come over to the buckboard.)
CHARLIE BOWDEN: Slim, I got somethin’ to say. Seems I had a pretty quick tongue before when I was suspicionin’ ya. But now the words don’t come so easy. I was as wrong as a man could be for thinkin’ that you’d take somethin’ that wasn’t yours, and for shootin’ down that killer, and for fighting with you, and for… You name it ‘n I did it. I’m mighty sorry, Slim.
WILL: Me too.
SLIM SHERMAN: I’m trying to stay mad at the buncha ya. (Tosses down tool) But you’re not makin’ it very easy. Charlie. (SLIM SHERMAN offers his right hand to CHARLIE BOWDEN.)
SHERIFF: Folks in town voted you trustee of the money, Slim. You can handle it any way you want.
(JONESY approaches CHARLIE BOWDEN.)
JONESY: Charlie, you’re not much of a storekeeper.
CHARLIE BOWDEN: How’s that?
JONESY : You let one apple pretty near spoil the whole barrel.
CHARLIE BOWDEN: Yep. I sure did.
SLIM SHERMAN: Talkin’ about apples, how ’bout some cider?
JONESY : Set out. Cups n’ all. I figured you couldn’t stay mad very long.
(JONESY and CHARLIE BOWDEN smile at each other. All walk towards the house.)
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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