“The Legend of Lily”

 

Season:     1 episode 19

Series Episode:  19

Air Date: January 26, 1960

Laramie TV series

A Revue Studio production

 

Teaser

Jonesy holds special memories of “The Toast of Three Continents.” Can she live up to them?

 

Cast & Crew Lists

Cast

CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith28Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman foremanHoagy Carmichael70Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Ben CarsonLily's manager/HusbandKent Taylor52Credited
Lily Langford Singer/Carson's wifeConstance Moore40Credited
Shanghai PierceTrail bossGeorge Tobias59Credited
AlamoShanghai's segundoHarry Lauter45Credited
BeaLily's companionPatsy Kelly50Credited
CharlieLaramie barberHall Smith43Credited
Judd- General Store ownerGeneral store ownerHarry O. Tyler (Harry Tyler)71Credited
Platte County sheriffRoy Barcroft57Credited
Laramie bartenderDavid McMahon49Credited
Laramie sheriffWilliam Tannen48Credited
JimLily's coach driverRichard Farnsworth39Uncredited
Show AttendeePhil Schumacher50Uncredited
Laramie printerUncredited
Laramie telegrapherHarry Strang67Uncredited
Drunken Laramie townsmanFrank Sully51Uncredited
Laramie townsmanJimmie Booth34Uncredited
Laramie townsmanJames Parnell36Uncredited
Laramie townsmanEdwin Rochelle53Uncredited
Shanghai's droverDee Cooper39Uncredited

 

Crew

DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayKathleen Hite
StoryJohn C. Campion
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorRichard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film EditorRay de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundMelvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
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, Hemet, 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 DirectorJack Doran
Set DecorationWilliam Tapp

 

Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Kathleen Hite

 

(LILY and BEA exit the Laramie hotel midst applause from a gathering of townspeople. JIM helps them into the coach. JIM puts luggage on top of the coach and climbs into the driver’s seat. SHANGHAI and his drovers ride up.)

 

SHANGHAI: Hold it! Hold it! I got somethin’ to say. (SHANGHAI dismounts and walks to the coach.)

 

LILY: I think you’ve said more than enough already.

 

SHANGHAI: I know. I’ve got it comin’ to me.

 

LILY: How’d you get out of jail? Kill the sheriff?

 

SHANGHAI: I did what any old gray-haired horse would do. I paid my fine, bought a new saloon for the barkeep. If I got any nicer they’d want me to stay on as town parson.

 

LILY: (Smiles and shakes her head) I never was one to hold a grudge (Offers her hand) Where you headin,’ Shanghai?

 

SHANGHAI: Where ever your goin’. I brought you in here with an honor escort and I’d like to see you safely to wherever you’re bound.

 

LILY: Well now, no self respecting woman could refuse such gallantry.

 

SHANGHAI: Just one thing, Miss Lily.

 

LILY: What’s that.

 

SHANGHAI: Make it a long trip, will ya? (SHANGHAI mounts his horse.) Come on, boys.

 

JIM: Ha! Ha! Ha!

 

(SHANGHAI’s men escort the coach out of town. As the coach passes, LILY throws JONESY a kiss. JONESY tips his hat. SLIM looks with amusement at JONESY and JESS shakes his head negatively. Contritely, JONESY waves goodbye.)

 

BEN CARSON: (Hanging from a rope at the Laramie blacksmith shop.) Help! Help!

 

(SHANGHAI shoots the rope and down BEN CARSON falls into a water trough. SHANGHAI laughs and canters after the coach.)

 

 

Historical References

Abel Head “Shanghai” Pierce

The Court of St. James

Sarah Siddons

Sarah Siddons Award

 

Geographic References

Chicago, Illinois

Dodge City, Kansas

Laramie, Wyoming Territory

Platte County, Wyoming

 

Song References

Dixie

Marry Me in Laramie

When You and I Were Young, Maggie

 

 

 

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