“The Pass”


Season:    1 episode 16

Series Episode: 16

Air Date: December 29, 1959

Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studio production



There’s more exploding than the dynamite when Slim is assigned to block the advance of the Cheyenne and Sioux.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith28Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman foremanHoagy Carmichael70Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Will Cooper TrapperJohn Pickard46Credited
CoffeyPlains Cavalry sergeantWalter Sande53Credited
HowardPlains Cavalry generalHarvey Stephens58Credited
IvesPlains Cavalry lieutenantRichard Emory40Credited
Ben SearsTrapperRichard Shannon39Credited
EveCheyenne captured white womanMadlyn Rhue24Credited
Plains Cavalry majorTerry Frost53Credited
George Armstrong CusterPlains Cavalry colonelUncredited
Plains Cavalry dispatch riderUncredited
Sleeping Plains Cavalry guardUncredited
Plains Cavalry soldierUncredited
Roger DavisPlains Cavalry majorMentioned



DirectorLesley Selander
Writer Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreAlbert Sendry
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorRichard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film EditorEdward Haire
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJohn C. Grubb
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 DirectorMilton Carter
Set DecorationJames M. Walters



Epilogue – based on “The Pass,” a script by Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin


(SLIM SHERMAN is putting logs on the fire in the fireplace in the Sherman ranch house front room.)


ANDY SHERMAN: You don’t have to talk about it if you don’t wanta Slim.


SLIM SHERMAN: It’s not that, Andy. It’s bein’ home. Takes getting use to.


(JESS HARPER and JONESY are mending tack at the table.)


JESS HARPER: I heard about the girl, Slim. What was she like?


SLIM SHERMAN: I didn’t know her long enough to answer that, Jess. I wish I had.


ANDY SHERMAN: Well what about the rest of the Cheyennes, after you closed the pass?


SLIM SHERMAN: Well Andy, there wasn’t much they could do except turn around and go home. We did the same.


ANDY SHERMAN: (Shakes his head a little bit.)


JESS HARPER: Hey, I just thought about somethin’. We got mustering out pay comin’. It shoulda been mailed to us by now.


JONESY: It was mailed alright ‘n it’s already spent.


SLIM SHERMAN: Wha’da ya’ mean it’s already spent?


JONESY: Since you two weren’t back, Andy and I figure’d we’d go into business for ourselves.


ANDY SHERMAN: That’s right.


SLIM SHERMAN: What kinda business?


JONESY: If you’d a been a little more observant, you’d a noticed two new teams in the corral. Andy and I figure we’ll start a relay station. That is if, ah. you two military men don’t object.


JESS HARPER: Never make a go of it. D’ya think?


SLIM SHERMAN: Not a chance in a million. (SLIM tousles ANDY’s hair and laughs.) Let’s go take a look.


(SLIM SHERMAN, ANDY SHERMAN, and JESS HARPER head for the door.)



Historical References

George Armstrong Custer

Oliver Otis Howard

Battle of Powder River


Geographic Reference

Sedalia, Colorado Territory, United States of America

Moccasin Pass  A-J.K-Y


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