“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


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationMentioned
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller28Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Joe Bartell Roy Bartell's brother/Hired gunHarry Lauter47Credited
Roy Bartell Joe Bartell's brother/Hired gunKeven Hagen33Credited
Mort Cory Laramie sheriffStuart Randall52Credited
Mort Cory, Sr. Mort Cory's father/"The Elderly Gentleman"Eddie Baker64Credited
Milt Lane (alias Harvey Simms)Saloon ownerDick Foran5Credited
Marker Gunman Chuck Roberson42Credited
Julie Wade Tom Wade's wifeJoan EvansCredited
Tom Wade Ex-convictPat Conway30Credited
Freddie Laramie bartenderNorman Leavitt48Credited
George Laramie hotel clerkHal Smith45Credited
Gunman (2)Uncredited
Cally NelsonMilt Lane's former girl friendMentioned



DirectorHollingsworth Morse
TeleplayRod Peterson
StoryRobert Hamner & Rod Peterson
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 EditorDavid Rawlins
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, 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 DirectorFrank Fox
Set DecorationJohn 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.




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.)




Historical Reference



Geographic References

Denver, Colorado Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Leadville, Colorado Territory, United States of America


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