‘The Betrayers”


Season:      4 episode 16
Series Episode: 108
Air Date: January 22, 1963
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production



Jess is sentenced to hang as a member of the Thatcher gang and it’s up to Daisy to save him.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationMentioned
Jess Harper Part owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanMentioned
Kett DarbyOutlawAdam West34Credited
DouglasIronwood sheriffRoy Barcroft60Credited
Ray ThatcherOutlaw leaderDennis Patrick44Credited
Bernie George Orrison33Credited
Carl Ironwood deputyFred Coby46Credited
Floyd Ironwood deputyDon Kennedy42Credited
LottieSaloon waitressKathie Browne32Credited
MossOutlawDean Stanton36Credited
PeteIronwood saloon cookGeorge Selk69Credited
Ironwood townsmanRobert Kline33Credited
Ironwood Junction station masterUncredited
"Old Man" Benson Ironwood rancherMentioned


DirectorJesse Hibbs
TeleplayAlbert Aley
StoryJohn Champion
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Sr.
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Series StuntmenPaul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, 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
Assistant DirectorWallace Worsley, Jr.
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Albert Aley and story by John C. Champion


(DAISY and JESS drive into the Sherman ranch yard in a buckboard, with JESS’ HORSE tied to the back. JESS lifts Daisy out of the wagon and places her on the ground.)


MIKE: Aunt Daisy, Jess, where ya been?


DAISY: Oh, it’s a long story, dear.


JESS: You bet! As far as I’m concerned, it ain’t worth telling.


SLIM: (Exits the kitchen door in an apron, wiping his hands on a towel.) Well, it better be after what I’ve been through.


DAISY: (Laughs) Slim!


JESS: (Wolf whistle) What are you doin’ all got up?


SLIM: Oh, nothing besides cooking, washing dishes, cleaning the house, and baking a pie that just burned up. Not to say anything about doing your chores. I sure hope you had a good vacation.


JESS: Vacation?


MIKE: Slim, don’t forget about that telegram that came for Jess just now.


SLIM: Oh, yeah. (Reaches into his shirt pocket and hands the telegram to JESS)


JESS: (Opens telegram)


DAISY : Slim, you’ll never believe what happened to us.


SLIM: Well maybe not Daisy, but will you try me.


JESS: Hey Daisy, listen. It’s from Lottie.




JESS: “Kett given special hearing before Judge. Recovery of gold and testimony against Thatcher in his favor. Will be put on probation with me as jailer. Love Lottie.”


DAISY : That’s wonderful.


SLIM: Will somebody please tell me what’s goin’ on?


JESS: Well sure pard, it’s like this, see. Just walking along minding my own business…


(SLIM pushes JESS from behind and JESS stumbles through the kitchen door.)



Geographic References

Amarillo, Texas

Green River

Laramie, Wyoming Territory

Waco, Texas





Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
Note: Give credit where credit is due. Suggestions for corrections, additions and deletions are welcome through the Dispatch Rider. Please provide information and the grounds on which the claim is based.