“The Killer Legend”
Season: 3 episode 11
Series Episode: 75
Air Date: December 12, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
Tom Wade is broke, hungry, out of work and just out of prison. Jess may or may not live to regret his decision to give Wade a second chance.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||Mentioned|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||28||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Joe Bartell||Roy Bartell's brother/Hired gun||Harry Lauter||47||Credited|
|Roy Bartell||Joe Bartell's brother/Hired gun||Keven Hagen||33||Credited|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Stuart Randall||52||Credited|
|Mort Cory, Sr.||Mort Cory's father/"The Elderly Gentleman"||Eddie Baker||64||Credited|
|Milt Lane (alias Harvey Simms)||Saloon owner||Dick Foran||5||Credited|
|Julie Wade||Tom Wade's wife||Joan Evans||Credited|
|Tom Wade||Ex-convict||Pat Conway||30||Credited|
|Freddie||Laramie bartender||Norman Leavitt||48||Credited|
|George||Laramie hotel clerk||Hal Smith||45||Credited|
|Cally Nelson||Milt Lane's former girl friend||Mentioned|
|Story||Robert Hamner & Rod Peterson|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Frank Arrigo|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||David Rawlins|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Frank H Wilkinson|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent 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 Director||Frank Fox|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on “The Killer Legend,” a teleplay by Rod Peterson and story by Robert Hamner & Rod Peterson
(JESS HARPER bandages MORT CORY’s left arm in the Laramie livery stable corral area. The “OLD FELLER” who came to town with MORT CORY, is keeping an eye on JOE BARTELL. TOM and JULIE WADE are walking off, arm in arm.)
JESS HARPER: Well, there goes one gunslinger that might end up better than most.
MORT CORY: I sure hope so, Jess. I’m goin’ to start the wheels turnin’ to get him a full pardon.
JESS HARPER: Ah, ya think Milt Lane oughta be forced to pay him some damages.
MORT CORY: I think the courts can arrange something like that… before Mr. Lane is locked up himslf.
JESS HARPER: Hey Mort, who was that old fellow that was helping us out?
MORT CORY: Don’t you recognize him, Jess? That’s Mort Cory, Sr.
JESS HARPER: Your pa?
MORT CORY: (Shakes his head affirmatively) Eighty-three years young, Jess. Rode all the way back with me.
JESS HARPER: So, that’s your poor old sick daddy in Denver.
MORT CORY: Yes it is, Jess.
JESS HARPER: I sure hope I’m ailin’ like he is when I’m eighty-three. If I ever get to be eighty-three.
(MORT CORY laughs as he and JESS HARPER walk towards MORT COREY, SR.)
Denver, Colorado Territory, United States of America
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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