“The Pass”

 

Season:    1 episode 16

Series Episode: 16

Air Date: December 29, 1959

Laramie TV series

A Revue Studio production

 

Teaser

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

 

Cast & Crew Lists

Cast

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

 

Crew

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 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 DirectorMilton Carter
Set DecorationJames M. Walters

 

 

Epilogue – based on the script by Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ANDY: (Shakes his head a little bit.)

 

JESS: 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: 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: That’s right.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Historical References

George Armstrong Custer

Oliver Otis Howard

Battle of Powder River

 

Geographic Reference

Sedalia, Colorado Territory

Moccasin Pass  A-J.K-Y

 

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