“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

 

Teaser

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

Cast

CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller28Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
Marshall BriggsU. S. MarshalUncredied
Danny HodeSon of John Cole's partnerDick Davalos 30Credited
John ColeEx-convictRod Cameron50Credited
Mary ColeJohn Cole's stepdaughterSandra Knight21Credited
Joe HartleyLaramie rancherGene Roth58Credited
Damon JohntryOutlawMort Mills42Credited
Brad HartleyJoe Harley's sonGeorge Orrison32Credited
1st BridesmaidChris CarterCredited
2nd BridesmaidDani LynnCredited
3rd BridesmaidMary BishopCredited
Ellie ColeJohn Cole's wifeMentioned
Laramie parsonMentioned
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffMentioned
HodeDanny's fatherMentioned

 

Crew

DirectorJoe Kane
TeleplayRod Peterson
StoryEd Lasko
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Jr.
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Series StuntmenPaul 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 DirectorBen Bishop
Set DecorationJohn 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!

 

ALL: (Laugh)

 

 

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