“Stolen Tribute”

 

Season:     2 episode 17

Series Episode:  48

Air Date: January 31, 1961

Laramie TV series

A Revue Studios production

 

Teaser

“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

Cast

CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Deke BeldonClint Wade's cell mateDennis Parick42Credited
Tully CasperOutlawEdgar Buchanan57Credited
Clint WadeOutlawJan Merlin35Credited
Roy WadeClint Wade's brotherMentioned
KilroyOutlawMentioned
Yates OutlawMentioned

 

Crew

DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayDonn Mullally & Lee Erwin
StoryJohn C Champion
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreDavid Buttolph
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundWilliam Russell
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Assistant DirectorJames H. Brown
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock
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

 

Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin and story by John C. Champion

 

(A loud and rowdy CROWD in the saloon is enjoying TULLY’s largess.)

 

TULLY: Drink it up, dudes. I’m buying. Just name your drinks, boys. I’m payin’ for it.

 

JESS: (Reaches around and takes the whisky glass from Tully’s hand) Don’t mind if I do, Tully.

 

TULLY: (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: Now, wha’ do ya think – the money.

 

TULLY: Aw, Jess. I gave ya a chance when I coulda killed ya.

 

JESS: 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 moves)

 

JESS: Tully, you reach for that gun; I’ll make you eat it.

 

TULLY: Oh, Jess.

 

JESS: Now shut up. How much money have you spent?

 

TULLY: ‘Bout two hundred dollars.

 

JESS: Wha’d you do with the rest of it?

 

TULLY: Hid it. Buried it.

 

JESS: Well, let’s walk over and talk to the sheriff and then we can dig it up.

 

TULLY: Aw, Jess. Already wore out a shovel diggin’ for it. You ain’t gonna beat me out of it, are ya?

 

JESS: That’s the way the world is, Tully. ‘Bout time you found it out,

 

TULLY: (Fingering his new duds) Well, nice while it lasted. (Drinks a last whiskey)

 

(JESS relieves TULLY of his revolver. TULLY and JESS leave.)

 

 

Geographic References

Kings Peak

Utah Territory

 

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