Season: 2 episode 17
Series Episode: 48
Air Date: January 31, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
“Play along with me and you might figure you’ve got a chance.” A desert, dry water holes, eighty thousand in gold double eagles and a healthy distrust promise otherwise.
Cast & Crew Lists
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Deke Beldon||Clint Wade's cell mate||Dennis Parick||42||Credited|
|Tully Casper||Outlaw||Edgar Buchanan||57||Credited|
|Clint Wade||Outlaw||Jan Merlin||35||Credited|
|Roy Wade||Clint Wade's brother||Mentioned|
|Teleplay||Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin|
|Story||John C Champion|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||David Buttolph|
|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||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent Dee|
|Assistant Director||James H. Brown|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry 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 teleplay “Stolen Tribute” by Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin and story by John C. Champion
(A loud and rowdy CROWD in the saloon is enjoying TULLY CASPER’s largess.)
TULLY CASPER: Drink it up, dudes. I’m buying. Heh! Heh! Heh! Just name your drinks, boys. I’m payin’ for it. Heh! Heh!
JESS HARPER: (Reaches around and takes the whisky glass from Tully’s hand) Don’t mind if I do, Tully.
TULLY CASPER: (Motions for the two saloon hostesses next to him to leave) Shoo girls, shoo, git, git. Wha’d ya wanna come here for, Jess?
JESS HARPER: Now, wha’ do ya think – the money.
TULLY CASPER: Aw, Jess. I gave ya a chance when I coulda killed ya.
JESS HARPER: Yeah, and I coulda split your skull when I walked in here. And I been thinkin’ plenty about it the past five days walkin’ on that desert.
(TULLY CASPER moves)
JESS HARPER: Tully, you reach for that gun; I’ll make you eat it.
TULLY CASPER: Oh, Jess.
JESS HARPER: Now shut up. How much money have you spent?
TULLY CASPER: ‘Bout two hundred dollars.
JESS HARPER: Wha’d you do with the rest of it?
TULLY CASPER: Hid it. Buried it.
JESS HARPER: Well, let’s walk over and talk to the sheriff and then we can dig it up.
TULLY CASPER: Aw, Jess. Already wore out a shovel diggin’ for it. You ain’t gonna beat me out of it, are ya?
JESS HARPER: That’s the way the world is, Tully. ‘Bout time you found it out,
TULLY CASPER: (Fingering his new duds) Well, nice while it lasted. (Drinks a last whiskey)
(JESS HARPER relieves TULLY CASPER of his revolver. TULLY CASPER and JESS HARPER leave.)
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) individual observation
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