“The Fortune Hunter”
Season: 4 episode 3
Series Episode: 95
Air Date: October 9, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
When female wiles backfire, there’s no telling who will get hurt in the explosion.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||31||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||29||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||12||Credited|
|Harvey Dodds||Father of one of Jackson's victims||Willis Bouchey||55||Credited|
|Hutch Davis||Outlaw||Peter Whitney||46||Credited|
|Vince Jackson||Fortune hunter||Ray Danton||31||Credited|
|Fred McAllen||Overland Express stageline Superintendant||Parley Baer||48||Credited|
|Kitty McAllen||Fred McAllen's daughter||Caroloyn Craig||28||Credited|
|Gloria Stacy||Cheyenne saloon girl||Cathie Merchant||Credited|
|Mose Shell||Stagecoach driver||Eddy Waller||72||Credited|
|Opal||Saloon girl||Pat Krest||27||Credited|
|Duke Morrow||Leader of Laramie dance marshals||Uncredited|
|Sam||Laramie dance marshal||Uncredited|
|Laramie dance marshal||Uncredited|
|Assistant to Producer||Rod Peterson|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||Nathan Scot|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Russell Kimball|
|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||Earl Crain, Jr.|
|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||Ben Bishop|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Ralph Sylos|
Epilogue – based on “The Fortune Hunter,” a teleplay by Buckley Angell and story by John C. Champion
(FRED MCALLEN, KITTY MCALLEN and SLIM SHERMAN are standing in front of the Sherman ranch house.)
SLIM SHERMAN: (Opens the door to the stagecoach) I don’t know if I like it, you going back east to college.
FRED MCALLEN: Now Slim, it took me two weeks to convince her. Don’t you try to talk her out of it.
KITTY MCALLEN- But I’m still not sure I want to go. I just wish I could count on your staying a bachelor for a while.
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, the next time I see you, you’ll probably be married to some college man.
KITTY MCALLEN: No, I won’t.
SLIM SHERMAN: You know I plan on staying single a long time myself.
KITTY MCALLEN: I’ll consider that a promise.
JESS HARPER: (Comes up from around the back of the stagecoach.) I don’t want to rush you. Driver’s up, the team’s ready.
FRED MCALLEN: Come on, Kitty. Let’s go. Slim.
SLIM SHERMAN: McAllen. (They shake hands.)
(FRED MCALLEN turns to JESS HARPER.)
JESS HARPER: Mr. McAllen. (Shakes hands with FRED MCALLEN )
(FRED MCALLEN gets up in the stagecoach.)
SLIM SHERMAN: (Turns to KITTY MCALLEN) Goodbye, Kitty.
(SLIM SHERMAN and KITTY MCALLEN kiss with a bit of passion.)
JESS HARPER: (Pulls SLIM SHERMAN back and says with a note of anticipation) Bye, Kitty.
(KITTY MCALLEN blows JESS HARPER a kiss.) Bye, Jess.
SLIM SHERMAN: (Smiles broadly and casts JESS HARPER a sideways look, then helps KITTY MCALLEN up into the stagecoach and shuts the door.) Alright. (Waves the driver off)
STAGECOACH DRIVER: Hey!
(SLIM SHERMAN waves to KITTY MCALLEN as the stagecoach leaves.)
JESS HARPER: Well, I reckon that’s the last we’ve seen of her.
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah
JESS HARPER: She’s going to go off to college now and get all educated up. Shucks, she’ll be wanting to marry somebody with brains.
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, I think you’re right, Jess.
(JESS HARPER walks off.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Somebody with brains? (Chases JESS HARPER and tries to dump JESS HARPER in the trough, wetting his head.)
JESS HARPER: No, Slim, Slim! Dad gum it. AH!
(JESS HARPER twists and SLIM SHERMAN falls into the trough, pulling JESS HARPER in on top of him. They are both drenched. JESS HARPER rolls out of the trough.)
JESS HARPER: Ah! It ain’t even Saturday! (Pushs SLIM SHERMAN’s head down under the water before walking off.)
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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