“The Jailbreakers”


Season:     3 episode 12
Series Episode:  76
Air Date: December 19, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studio production



It is up to Slim to find the only witness that can clear a friend accused of murder.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handMentioned
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
BurnsLaramie doctorWill Wright67Credited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall52Credited
Al DawsonU.S. Marshal out of CheyenneR. G. Armstrong44Credited
Gil MartinSlim Sherman's friendCharles Aidman36Credited
PikeCheyenne deputyJames Anderson40Credited
Gina RossCheyenne saloon girlErin O'Brien27Credited
Lila Stevens (alias Lily Smith)Cheyenne saloon girlJan Shepard23Credited
StegerCheyenne deputyMichael Ross50Credited
JerryLaramie deputyFrancis DeSales 49Credited
RoseLaramie saloon girlMilicent Patrick46Credited
Laramie bartenderUncredited
Owner of the Laramie livery stableMentioned
Owner of a Laramie barber shop and tonsorial parlorHappyMentioned



DirectorJoe Kane
TeleplayAlbert Aley
StoryJohn Champion
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorFrank Arrigo
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundFrank H Wilkinson
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, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Jerry Summers, Jack Williams
Assistant DirectorJack Doran
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on “The Jailbreakers,” a teleplay by Albert Aley and story by John C. Champion


(SLIM SHERMAN walks LILA STEVENS to the stagecoach in the Sherman ranch yard and helps her inside.)


LILA STEVENS: Bye, Slim. Thank you.


SLIM SHERMAN: Everything will work out, Lila.You go back to Cheyenne and try to forget.


LILA STEVENS: Trying is one thing, Slim. Forgetting is something else.


SLIM SHERMAN: Did you see Gil before you left Laramie?


LILA STEVENS: Yes I did. He, ah, he said he’d come see me as soon as he could travel.


SLIM SHERMAN: Ah, that’s fine.


LILA STEVENS: He’s still in love with Gina.


SLIM SHERMAN: A man can love a memory for just so long, Lila. Then he’ll be looking for somethin’ to love back. You be patient.


STAGECOACH DRIVER: We’re ready to roll, Slim.


SLIM SHERMAN: Alright, take it away.


(Stagecoach leaves as SLIM SHERMAN and LILA STEVENS wave goodbye.)




Geographic References

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Ellsworth, Kansas, United States of America

Gunsight, Colorado Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Medicine Bow, Wyoming Territory, United States of America



Slices of Beef

Beef stew




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