“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


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith31Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Harvey DoddsFather of one of Jackson's victimsWillis Bouchey55Credited
Hutch DavisOutlawPeter Whitney46Credited
Vince JacksonFortune hunterRay Danton31Credited
Fred McAllenOverland Express stageline SuperintendantParley Baer48Credited
Kitty McAllenFred McAllen's daughterCaroloyn Craig28Credited
Gloria Stacy Cheyenne saloon girlCathie MerchantCredited
Mose ShellStagecoach driverEddy Waller72Credited
OpalSaloon girlPat Krest27Credited
Duke Morrow Leader of Laramie dance marshalsUncredited
Sam Laramie dance marshalUncredited
Laramie dance marshalUncredited



DirectorJoe Kane
TeleplayBuckley Angell
StoryJohn Champion
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreNathan Scot
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Jr.
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent 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 DirectorBen Bishop
Set DecorationJohn 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.




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.)




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)




(SLIM SHERMAN waves to KITTY MCALLEN as the stagecoach leaves.)


JESS HARPER: Well, I reckon that’s the last we’ve seen of her.




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.)


Geographic References

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory. United States of America







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