“The Last Journey”
Season: 3 episode 6
Series Episode: 70
Air Date: October 31, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
John Cole returns to Laramie after 5 years in prison to make a new life. The trouble is, the old one hasn’t forgotten him.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||28||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Marshall Briggs||U. S. Marshal||Uncredied|
|Danny Hode||Son of John Cole's partner||Dick Davalos||30||Credited|
|John Cole||Ex-convict||Rod Cameron||50||Credited|
|Mary Cole||John Cole's stepdaughter||Sandra Knight||21||Credited|
|Joe Hartley||Laramie rancher||Gene Roth||58||Credited|
|Damon Johntry||Outlaw||Mort Mills||42||Credited|
|Brad Hartley||Joe Harley's son||George Orrison||32||Credited|
|1st Bridesmaid||Chris Carter||Credited|
|2nd Bridesmaid||Dani Lynn||Credited|
|3rd Bridesmaid||Mary Bishop||Credited|
|Ellie Cole||John Cole's wife||Mentioned|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Mentioned|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S. Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||Ray C. de Vally|
|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, 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 & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on “The Last Journey,” a teleplay by Rod Peterson & story by Ed Lasko
(MIKE WILLIAMS is ringing the church bells. A large crowd follows MARY (formerly, COLE) and DANNY HODE out of the church. MARY HODE throws her bouquet, which JESS HARPER catches.The BRIDESMAIDS yell and gasp. MARY HODE and DANNY HODE drive off. The BRIDESMAIDS giggle.)
JESS HARPER: Sure makes a pretty bride.
DAISY COOPER: All brides are pretty, Jess. Didn’t you know that?
JESS HARPER: Well to tell you the truth, Daisy, I never been to a wedding. Aw, I seen ’em before, but never real up close like this.
DAISY COOPER: Really? I never would have known it.
BRIDESMAID: He’s cute.
(The BRIDESMAIDS laugh)
JESS HARPER: What’s so dad gum funny?
SLIM SHERMAN: Ah, that, Jess. (Pointing at the flowers)
JESS HARPER: What’s so bad about a man holding flowers?
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, nothing, except those are special flowers.
JESS HARPER: Well what’s so special about ’em? If I had’n caught ’em they’da fell in the dirt.
DAISY SHERMAN: It’s a bridal bouquet. If you hadn’t reached up, one of the bridesmaids would have caught it.
BRIDESMAID 1: Maybe he’ll marry all three of us.
BRIDESMAID 3: He really doesn’t know what he’s done.
JESS HARPER: Well, I still don’t see what difference it makes.
SLIM SHERMAN: Well Jess, you see the person who catches those flowers is supposed to get married next.
JESS HARPER: Are you kiddin’ me?
SLIM SHERMAN: No.
JESS HARPER: (Throws flowers)- Boy, that was close. Did I get rid of it in time?
DAISY COOPER and SLIM SHERMAN: (Laugh)
JESS HARPER: Well did I?
SLIM SHERMAN: I don’t know!
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