“The Passing of Kuba Smith”


Season:     2 episode 14

Series Episode:  45

Air Date: January 3, 1961

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Slim and Jess are setup for murder.


Cast & Crew Lists


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
Widow Evans Laramie seamstressMentioned
Jenny SmithKuba Smith's wifeMentioned
Andy RancherMentioned



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 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 DirectorCharles S. Gould
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on “The Passing of Kuba Smith,” a script by David Lang


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


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


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, we got him.


JESS HARPER: Bring ‘im in?


SLIM SHERMAN: He’s dead.


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


SLIM SHERMAN: No, I gave it away.


JESS HARPER: You what?


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


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




(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER enter the ranch house.)



Geographic References

California,United States of America

Feather River, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Meeker, Colorado Territory, United States of America

Prairie Lea, Texas, United States of America



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