“Strange Company”


Season:    2 episode 32

Series Episode: 63

Air Date: June 6, 1961

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



What is the real reason behind the deaths in Slim’s road crew?


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStauts
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
Ned Bailey Former Laramie sheriffDenver D. Pyle41Credited
BracketLaramie gamblerMark Dana40Credited
"Big" Sam HigginsMinerDick Wessel48Credited
Lon McCrae Stagecoach driverJames Brown41Credited
N'CodeeCavalry scoutChristopher Dark41Credited
Herb BankerCarl Benton Reid67Credited
DurangoGunfighterWilliam Bryant37
BobHerb's sonUncredited
Stage line passengerUncredited
McCrae BrothersLon's brothersMentioned
CharlieStagecoach shotgunMentioned
Bank tellerMentioned



DirectorHarold Schuster
TeleplayRod Peterson
StoryJohn C. Champion
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyNeal Beckner
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJohn W. Rixey
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
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.
Assistant DirectorGeorge Bisk
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy - Perry Murdock



Epilogue –  based on the teleplay by Rod Peterson and story by John C. Champion



(JESS HARPER comes through the barn door and inspects the corral gate that Slim is repairing. JESS HARPER then tests the gate.)


JESS HARPER: Well, it’s not as good as I could do. But I guess it’ll work. Place sure did run down in a hurry, heh?


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, what did you expect? You out with the cavalry putting down uprisings, me building roads.


JESS HARPER: Hey, that reminds me. You got a chuck hole out there needs fixin’. Since you’re the big road builder around here, uh, you go out and fill it in ‘fore we bust an axle.


SLIM SHERMAN: You don’t, uh, you don’t seem to understand about experts, Jess. You see, they boss jobs.


JESS HARPER: What do you mean?


SLIM SHERMAN: Here. (Hands JESS HARPER a shovel)


JESS HARPER: What am I going to do with this?


SLIM SHERMAN: I’ll tell you what you can do with it.


(JESS HARPER and SLIM SHERMAN smile at each other for a moment and then turn towards the road. SLIM SHERMAN pats JESS HARPER on the back.)


SLIM SHERMAN: Come on, old buddy.




Historic Reference

Fort Laramie


Geographic Reference

Sinclair, Wyoming Territory, United States of America







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