The Stranger

 

Season:      4 episode 28
Series Episode: 120
Air Date: April 23, 1963
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production

 

Teaser

A strangely honest cattle rustler poses a moral dilemma for Slim and Jess.

 

Cast & Crew Lists

Cast

CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith32Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington76Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall
53Credited
Vanton MadoxMadox sheriffDewey Martin39Credited
Emil ViktorConvicted murdererKarl Swenson54Credited
Lorena Carver ViktorEmil Viktor's wifeGeraldine Brooks37Credited
CalebPosse memberLee Van Cleef
38Credited
CarlLorena Carver's sonScott McCartor9Credited
"Doc"Laramie doctorEd Prentiss54Credited
SergeantArmy moutaineer sergeantL. Q. Jones35Credited
Madox deputies (3)Uncredited
Madox deputyCecil CombsUncredited
Lorena Carver's daughters (2) Uncredited
WilkensLaramie rancherMentioned

 

Crew

DirectorJesse Hibbs
WriterDonald S. Sanford
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crane, Jr.
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 DirectorCarter DeHaven, III
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos

 

 

Epilogue – based on the script by Donald S. Sanford

 

(Sunrise in the Sherman ranch yard. LORENA VIKTOR’s children are getting into a buckboard. DAISY, SLIM, JESS, EMIL VIKTOR and LORENA VIKTOR are by the buckboard.)

 

LORENA VIKTOR: Thank you for being so good to us.

 

DAISY:You’re more than welcome We’re sorry you’re leaving, but I can imagine that you are eager to be on your own again.

 

EMIL VIKTOR: I can’t tell you how good it is to be free, to go where you want to go.

 

JESS: Now that the charges against you are dismissed, I can’t figure why you want to go to Canada, Emil.

 

EMIL VIKTOR: Big country. Not unlike my homeland. and, ah, we will miss our good friends here, but it would be so good to start over again.

 

JESS: Well, I can’t blame you for that and I wish you a lot of luck.

 

EMIL VIKTOR: I, ah, I would not soon forget what you and Slim have done for us.

 

SLIM: You did a couple of things for us we won’t forget. And the folks that live in that town in Colorado they used to call Madox…

 

LORENA VIKTOR: Used to.. have they changed the name?

 

JESS: Well not officially, but since the government uncovered so much about the Madox family and Emil’s fake trial they are thinking about calling the town Viktorville.

 

EMIL VIKTOR: Oh! (Laughs)

 

ALL: (Laugh)

 

JESS: So long.

 

ALL: Bye!

 

(EMIL VIKTOR drives off midst waving by ALL.)

 

 

Historical Reference

Fort Platte

 

Geographic References

Canada

Laramie

Old Indian Trail

Switzerland

 

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