“The Confederate Express”
Season: 3 episode 18
Series Episode: 82
Air Date: January 30, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
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 (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.
|Assistant Director||Nat Holt, Jr.|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on “The Confederate Express,” a 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 SHERMAN and JESS HARPER 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 SHERMAN: Yeah, a little talkin’ woulda saved a lot of trouble.
CLAY KERRIGAN: Yeah.
LUKE KERRIGAN: (Offers his hand to JESS HARPER. They shake hands.) I’m sorry for what happened, Harper.
JESS HARPER: 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 HARPER, who shakes it.)
JESS HARPER I’ll hold ya to that.
AMOS KERRIGAN: Thanks again.
JESS HARPER: You bet.
LUKE KERRIGAN: So long, Slim.
SLIM SHERMAN: So long.
(The three KERRIGAN BROTHERS get in the stagecoach.)
SLIM SHERMAN: (Waves to the STAGECOACH DRIVER) Alright.
(The stagecoach pulls out.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Boy, I’d sure rather face one of Grundy’s grenades again than see Mrs. Whitmer right now.
JESS HARPER: Well didn’t Daisy tell ya? We went over there yesterday. Daisy talked her into takin’ the reward money.
SLIM SHERMAN: Well no foolin’. How’d she manage that?
JESS HARPER: Well, it wasn’t easy, but Daisy convinced her that that’s the way Grundy wanted it.
SLIM SHERMAN: I’m glad.
JESS HARPER: Well, I hope ya stay that way.
SLIM SHERMAN: Wha’d ya mean?
JESS HARPER: Well, she decided to put a new roof on the place, paint the house up some.
SLIM SHERMAN: So?
JESS HARPER: So… ah, I told her you’d come over next week and do it for her.
SLIM SHERMAN: You -You told her I would go over there and do it for her?
JESS HARPER: Yeah, while I’m in Cheyenne picking up that new stage.
(JESS HARPER saunters off into the ranch house. SLIM SHERMAN waits a moment and then follows him.)
Cedar Bend, Oregon, United States of America
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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