Season: 3 episode 22
Series Episode: 86
Air Date: March 6, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
Fifty thousand dollars present an explosive situation for Jess.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||31||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|
|Dave Boyd||Outlaw||Mark Andrews||Credited|
|Katie Curtis||Saloon girl||Pamela Curran||32||Credited|
|Dan Garnes||Deputy U.S. Marshal||Myron Healey||38||Credited|
|Peter Hodding||Sarah Hodding's son||Stephen Barringer||Credited|
|Sarah Hodding||Widow||Jean Allison||32||Credited|
|Bob Murkland||Outlaw||Russell Johnson||37||Credited|
|Neely||Deputy U. S. Marshal||George Orrison||32||Credited|
|Jim Tenney||U.S. Marshal||Robert Bray||44||Credited|
|Bundy Wilcox||Laramie bank president||Willis Bouchey||54||Credited|
|Laramie freight agent||Norman Leavitt||48||Credited|
|J. Harley||Laramie barber||Uncredited|
|Burt||Deputy U.S. Marshal||Uncredited|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Mentioned|
|Willard Smith||Laramie storekeeper||Mentioned|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lawrence Gandy|
|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|
|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, 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||Carter DeHaven, III|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Ron Bishop and story by Dan Ullman
(SARAH HODDING, DAISY COOPER, PETER HODDING, JESS HARPER and MIKE WILLIAMS come out of the Sherman ranch house onto the front porch.)
SARAH HODDING: It was very nice of you to share your Sunday supper with us, Mrs. Cooper.
DAISY COOPER: Oh, we enjoyed having you. I hope you and Peter will have a safe trip. Write to us soon.
SARAH HODDING: Thank you. We will.
JESS HARPER: I wish you’d listen, Sarah. Oregon’s a long was off with the little you’ve got to go on.
SARAH HODDING: I know, Jess. I suppose we’re foolish but, we’ve talked it over.
PETER HODDING: We figure’d we couldn’t go back to the cabin to stay. So what it amounts to, Jess.
JESS HARPER: I reckon I understand.
SARAH HODDING: Jess, our wagon is gone!
JESS HARPER: Well, so it is.
SARAH HODDING: Well, our wagon. That’s all we have in the world, Jess. (Starts off the porch)
(DAISY COOPER catches SARAH HODDING and JESS HARPER takes hold of SARAH HODDING’s arm.)
JESS HARPER: I wouldn’t say that, Sarah.
(DAISY COOPER, JESS HARPER and SARAH HODDING look the opposite direction as they hear the sound of an approaching Conestoga wagon. SLIM SHERMAN is driving and JIM TENNEY is aboard.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Whoa. (Steps down on the horse’s back quarters) Easy boy.
SARAH HODDING: I don’t understand.
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, the, ah, new wagon was Marshall Tenney’s idea. And….Well, Jess and I talked to the stage line into donatin’ those horses.
SARAH HODDING: But why?
JIM TENNEY: Well ma’am, if that money hadn’t been recovered I’d be back to skinnin’ mules.
DAISY COOPER: And Sarah, besides all your personal belongings in there, there’s everything you could possibly want on the trip.
MIKE WILLIAMS: Includin’ a dog for Pete. (HOUND barks.)
JESS HARPER: Plus a thousand dollar reward. (Hands SARAH HODDING an envelope)
SARAH HODDING: Wha’. .. Oh, Jess, you were the one that…
JIM TENNEY: Now Jess tells it different. If it hadn’t been for your son here, Murkland might never have been taken. We’re real proud a’ you, boy.
SARAH HODDING: (Looks around) Oh, I don’t know what to say.
JESS HARPER: Well, there’s nothin’ left to say, ‘cept goodbye. If it sounds like we’re hurryin’ you a little, we are. See there’s a wagon train coming to the forks in a couple minutes. We arranged for you to go along with ’em.
(SARAH HODDING impulsively grabs JESS HARPER by the cheeks and kisses him soundly. HOUND barks. SLIM SHERMAN claps JESS HARPER on the back. PETER and SARAH HODDING get into the wagon. They leave, with PETER HODDING and the dog watching from the back. PETER HODDING waves and JIM TENNEY, SLIM SHERMAN, JESS HARPER, DAISY COOPER and MIKE WILLIAMS wave back.)
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