“The Fatal Step”


Season:     3 episode 5
Series Episode:  69
Air Date: October 24, 1961
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production



Sometimes it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller28Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
Mr. Burch Billy's father/Superintendant of the Overland stage lineRaymond Bailey57Credited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall52Credited
Wes DarrinOutlawDennis Patrick43Credited
Gil FletcherBilling's marshalRobert Wilke 47Credited
Tad KimballOutlawGary Clarke28Credited
Mose Shell Stagecoach driverEddy Waller71Credited
FrancieBilling's saloon girlAllison Hayes31Credited
Laramie doctorRaymond Greenleaf69Credited
Billing's postmasterHarry Harvey, Sr.60Credited
Billing's hotel clerkOlan Soule52Credited
Billing's bartenderDavid McMahon50Credited
FarmerTom Fadden66Credited
Billy BurchStage line passengerUncredited
BarnesGeorge Taylor61Uncredited
Laramie deputies (2)Uncredited
Stage line passengerPat O'Malley71Uncredited
Stage line passengers (2)Uncredited
Billing's asseyor Uncredited
Mary Anderson Tad Kimball's fianceeMentioned
PerkinsLaramie farmerMentioned



DirectorJoe Kane
TeleplayPaul Savage
StoryJohn Champion
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Jr.
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 DirectorCarter De Haven, III
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock


Geographic References

Billings, Montana Territory

Casper, Wyoming Territory

Colorado Springs, Colorado Territory

Laramie Basin

Laramie, Wyoming Territory


Sheridan, Wyoming Territory

St. Louis, Missouri




Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Dababase (IMDb) and individual observation
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