“The Confederate Express”
Season: 3 episode 18
Series Episode: 82
Air Date: January 30, 1962
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production
Jess and Slim step between the Kerrigan brothers and Matt Grundy and find out things aren’t what they appear.
Cast & Crew Lists
|'Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||28||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Firth||Laramie hotel clerk||Gage Clarke||61||Credited|
|Martha Grundy (alias Ms. Whitmer)||Matt Grundy's wife||Peggy Webber||57||Credited|
|Matt Grundy||Outlaw||John Larch||47||Credited|
|Tina Grundy||Mat Grundy's daughter||Jennifer Gillespie||7||Credited|
|Amos Kerrigan||Clay Kerrigan's brother/Vigilante||Dean Stanton||35||Credited|
|Clay Kerrigan||Vigilante from Sheridan||Steve Brodie||42||Credited|
|Luke Kerrigan||Clay Kerrigan's brother/Vigilante||James Beck||26||Credited|
|Laramie blacksmith||George Cisar||49||Credited|
|Laramie doctor||Don Beddoe||58||Credited|
|Laramie townsman yelling fire||Lenny Geer||47||Uncredited|
|Laramie boy (2)||Uncredited|
|Laramie townsman brings Jess to hotel||Uncredited|
|Bill Bates||Assisting at Sherman relay station||Mentioned|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Mentioned|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Alex Mayer|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||John W. Rixey|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent Dee|
|Series Stuntmen||Paul 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|
|Assistant Director||Nat Holt, Jr.|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Paul Savage and story by John C. Champion
(The KERRIGAN BROTHERS are at the Sherman ranch, getting ready to leave on the stagecoach. SLIM and JESS flank the brothers. The STAGECOACH DRIVER and SHOTGUN are on top of the stagecoach, loading luggage.)
CLAY KERRIGAN: Well, I guess we shouldn’ta rode in ’til that trail was cleaned up.
SLIM: Yeah, a little talkin’ woulda saved a lot of trouble.
CLAY KERRIGAN: Yeah.
LUKE KERRIGAN: (Offers his hand to JESS. They shake hands.) I’m sorry for what happened, Harper.
JESS: Yeah, so am I.
AMOS KERRIGAN: Next time you get up Sheridan way we’ll sure try to make it up to ya. (Offers his hand to JESS, who shakes it.)
JESS: I’ll hold ya to that.
AMOS KERRIGAN: Thanks again.
JESS: You bet.
LUKE KERRIGAN: So long, Slim.
SLIM: So long.
(The three KERRIGAN BROTHERS get in the stagecoach.)
SLIM: (Waves to the STAGECOACH DRIVER) Alright.
(The stagecoach pulls out.)
SLIM: Boy, I’d sure rather face one of Grundy’s grenades again than see Mrs. Whitmer right now.
JESS: Well didn’t Daisy tell ya? We went over there yesterday. Daisy talked her into takin’ the reward money.
SLIM: Well no foolin’. How’d she manage that?
JESS: Well, it wasn’t easy, but Daisy convinced her that that’s the way Grundy wanted it.
SLIM: I’m glad.
JESS: Well, I hope ya stay that way.
SLIM: Wha’d ya mean?
JESS: Well, she decided to put a new roof on the place, paint the house up some.
JESS: So… ah, I told her you’d come over next week and do it for her.
SLIM: You -You told her I would go over there and do it for her?
JESS: Yeah, while I’m in Cheyenne picking up that new stage.
(JESS saunters off into the ranch house. SLIM waits a moment and then follows him.)
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