“The Dark Trail”
Season: 2 episode 7
Series Episode: 38
Air Date: November 1, 1960
Laramie TV series satarring John Smith and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Liars never prosper. Cheaters never win. However, a lot of people can be hurt in the process.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Celie Bronson||Sam's daughter||Gigi Perreau||19||Credited|
|Sam Bronson||Ranch owner||Harold J. Stone||47||Credited|
|Betz||Outlaw leader||L. Q. Jones||33||Credited|
|Mr.Creighton||Stage line employee||Vinton Hayworth||54||Credited|
|Jack Fletcher (alias Sandy Kayle)||Outlaw||Robert Vaughn||27||Credited|
|Todd||Marshal New Mexico Territory||Stuart Randall||51||Credited|
|Perry||Bronson's ranch hand||Bob Anderson||40||Credited|
|Cold Creek doctor||Henry Hunter||53||Credited|
|Cold Creek hotel clerk||Uncredited|
|Cold Creek sheriff|
|Director||Francis D. Lyon|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Gilbert Warrington|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S. Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Clarence E. Self|
|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|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy/Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on “The Dark Trail,” a teleplay by Milton Geiger and story by Dan Ullman
(The horses are moving around in the Sherman ranch corral. MR. CRAIGHTON, SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER are resting their arms on the corral gate.)
MR. CRAIGHTON: I don’t know, all these horses you brought in look kinda beat.
JESS HARPER: I reckon you would be too if you’d come as far as they did.
SLIM SHERMAN: Oh listen, what Jess means is you can’t travel a horse on a lead line over two hundred miles of rough country and expect him to look his best.
MR. CRAIGHTON: Well, I guess they’ll fill out. Even if they don’t, I s’pose we can always use them for standby teams.
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, then it’s a deal.
MR. CRAIGHTON: Yeah…yeah. You know I can’t help envyin’ you two.
JESS HARPER: Wha d’ya’ mean?
MR. CRAIGHTON: Well, just being able to pick up and go like you did going south to pick up these bang tails. (Laughs) You must have had quite a time for yourself, didn’t ya?
JESS HARPER: Yeah, I guess I did.
MR. CRAIGHTON: What d’ya mean ya guess ya did? I remember more than a few of those trail town saloons you musta been in. Heh-heh! Was in them myself when I was about your age. ‘Bout broke my heart when I had to go back to work. Yes sir, you young fellas sure got it easy.
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER watch MR. CRAIGHTON leave and grin at each other, stifling laughter as they turn back to the corral.)
Cold Creek, Colorado Territory, United States of America
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