“The Long Riders”


Season:     2 episode 6

Series Episode:  37

Air Date: October 28, 1960

Laramie TV series

A Revue Studio production



Slim and Jess rescue Luke Gregg from a group of warriors. How will he pay them back for this act of kindness?.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch and Relay StationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.16Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Charley CraigLaramie deputyFred Coby44Credited
Ed McKeeverOutlaw leaderJohn Anderson38Credited
Luke GreggSherman ranch handDan Duryea53Credited
Garby Outlaw"Red" Morgan 45Credited
Art McDonaldAt Adobe Wells against McKeeverMentioned
Chuck WarrenAt Adobe Wells against McKeeverMentioned
Danny BishopAt Adobe Wells against McKeeverMentioned
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffMentioned
Sully OutlawLew Brown 35Uncredited



DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayJohn Dunkel
StoryJohn C. Champion
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreNathan Scott
Director of PhotographyJack MacKenzie, A.S.C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundClarence E. Self
Makeup ArtistBob Dawn
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 DirectorCharles S. Gould
Set DecorationPerry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the teleplay by John Dunkel and story by John C. Champion


(SLIM, JESS, and ANDY come out of the Laramie Stage Depot. ANDY is dressed in a suit.)


SLIM: Well, she oughta be here pretty soon now.


ANDY: Hey, look!


(MCKEENVER’s MEN and CHARLIE CRAIG come around the corner.)


JESS: Well, they’re takin’ them back to jail to wait for the trial.


ANDY: I sure wish I could stay and see it.


SLIM: You’re going back to school.


ANDY: But Luke was my friend. Well wasn’t he. Jess?


JESS: Yeah, I guess he was, Andy. In the end, when it counted.


SLIM: Well, he was my friend too. He died trying to warn me.


ANDY: If only he’d known that Mort Cory had already told you about McKeever. That you brought a possee back with you.


SLIM: Well, maybe if I had done it differently. Brought ’em all straight in. –


JESS: Why did you come in alone, Slim?


SLIM: Well, I didn’t know about you two. I hoped I could get inside and find out before the shooting started.


JESS: Well, Maybe nobody coulda helped Luke. He had a lot to live down.


SLIM: Well, here’s the stage.


ANDY: Aw, Slim, Can’t I stay, please? Maybe just one more week for the trial. I’m studying government in school and I oughta stay to see how a court works. Aw, please Slim.


SLIM: Onto the stage, mister.


(ANDY gets into stagecoach)


SLIM: Now you’re going to become a smart man. Make something of yourself.


ANDY: But I don’t want to be smart. I want to be just like you and Jess.


(SLIM and JESS look at each other. and back at ANDY as the stagecoach leaves.)



Geographic References

Adobe Wells, Kansas

Coffeyville, Kansas

Dakota Territory

Deadwood, Dakota Territory

Laramie, Wyoming Territory

Montana Territory


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