“The Passing of Kuba Smith”

 

Season:     2 episode 14

Series Episode:  45

Air Date: January 3, 1961

Laramie TV series

A Revue Studios production

 

Teaser

Slim and Jess are set up for murder.

 

Cast & Crew Lists

Cast

CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
DavisLaramie sheriffBartlett Robinon48Credited
Fred LinkeMeeker, Colorado sheriffTom Steele51Credited
Jane Smith Kuba Smith's daughterGloria Talbott29Credited
Kuba Smith OutlawJohn McIntire53Credited
Snow Meeker, Colorado deputyRobert Knapp36Credited
"Doc" Wilkens Laramie doctorCharles Meredith66Credited
Jake WeardonMeeker, Colorado deputyWalter Sande54Credited
Laramie undertakerVaughn Taylor50Credited
Prairie Lea PreacherRaymond Greenleaf69Credited
Man digging post holes Harry Tyler72Credited
"Old Man" CoffeyAiling Laramie townsman
Mentioned
Widow Evans Laramie seamstressMentioned
Jenny SmithKuba Smith's wifeMentioned
Andy RancherMentioned

 

Crew

DirectorLesley Selander
WriterDavid Lang
ProducerWinston Miller
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreRichard Shores
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, 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
SoundEarl Crain, 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 DirectorCharles S. Gould
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock

 

 

Epilogue – based on the script by David Lang

 

(SLIM rides into the Sherman ranch yard and ties up his horse at the porch rail. JESS is at the forge by the barn.)

 

JESS: Hi, Slim! (Puts down the tools, takes off his apron and picks up his gunbelt. Strides over to the ranch house.) Get ‘im?

 

SLIM: Yeah, we got him.

 

JESS : Bring ‘im in?

 

SLIM: He’s dead.

 

JESS: Well, then we get to keep the two thousand.

 

SLIM: No, I gave it away.

 

JESS: You what?

 

SLIM: Come on inside, Jess, and I’ll tell you all about it.

 

JESS: Well, it better be a good story for two thousand dollars.

 

SLIM: It is.

 

(SLIM and JESS enter the ranch house.)

 

 

Geographic References

California

Feather River

Laramie, Wyoming Territory

Meeker, Colorado Territory

Prairie Lea, Texas

 

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