“Saddle and Spur”


Season:     1 episode 28

Series Episode:  28

Air Date: March 29, 1960

Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Slim and Jess are trapped in a range war.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman ranch handHoagy Carmichael70Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Emmett Bishop Agate rancher/CouncilmanWalter Coy57Credited
Miss Terry Blake Owner of the Diamond BBeverly Garland33Credited
Clark Agate rancher/CouncilmanWilton Graff56Credited
Earl DurbanAgate rancher/MayorGeorge N. Neise43Credited
R. G. Franklin Agate councilman/Saloon ownerSam Buffington28Credited
Ed TraskOutlawRichard Devon33Credited
CalicoDiamond B foremanEdgar Buchanan57Credited
HumphreysAgate rancher/CouncilmanUncredited
WatkinsAgate councilmanUncredited
CurlyDiamond B ranch handUncredited
FrankDiamond B ranch handUncredited
Les OutlawUncredited
TomDiamond B ranch handUncredited
Willy Diamond B ranch handUncredited
Outlaw (2)Uncredited
Agate sheriffMentioned



DirectorThomas Carr
WriterSherman Vincent Harper
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreHarry Sukman
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundHoward J. Fogetti
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Assistant DirectorJames Hogan
Set DecorationPerry Murdock
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.



Epilogue – based on the script “Saddle and Spur” by Sherman Vincent Harper


(Two heavily laden horses come down the road toward the Sherman ranch house. JONESY comes out of the barn.)


JONESY: Andy? Come here, Andy!


ANDY SHERMAN: (Runs out from the barn)


JONESY: What do I see there?


ANDY SHERMAN: That’s Slim and Jess!


JONESY: Slim and Jess? Well, what are they ridin’?


ANDY SHERMAN: The horses! Come on.


(ANDY SHERMAN and JONESY run towards the approaching horses.)


SLIM SHERMAN: Hi, Andy, Jonesy.






JESS HARPER: Hi, fellas.


JONESY: Whad’ya got there?


SLIM SHERMAN: Groceries!


(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER gallop to the barn. JONESY and ANDY SHERMAN run after them.)


JONESY: D’ya sell the cattle for cash in advance? How’d ya do that?


SLIM SHERMAN: We didn’t. We’re not gonna sell ’em ’til the prices go up. And in the meantime, Jess and I made enough to keep us in food for a couple months.


ANDY SHERMAN: Well, how’d ya make so much, so fast?


JESS HARPER: Ah, it was easy. Get yourself shot at day and night. Get trapped in jail with the town council tryin’ to kill ya. Find a bunch a cattle trapped in a cave. Things like that.


SLIM SHERMAN: Hey, you forgot about the dynamitin’.


JESS HARPER: Oh yeah. Ya gotta almost get yourself blown to pieces. We had a lot a fun.


ANDY SHERMAN: Why do ya suppose they’re lyin’ ta us like that, Jonesy?


JONESY: Because they stole it, that’s why.


SLIM SHERMAN: You know, they’re much too decent to eat food bought with stolen money, Jess, I think you and I are goin’ to get nice and fat.


(JESS HARPER and SLIM SHERMAN throw the bags of groceries over their shoulders and walk to the ranch house. JONESY and ANDY SHERMAN look at each other and then run in after them.)



Historical Reference

Apache Kid


Geographic Reference

Agate, Nebraska, United States of America




Apple pie






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