“The Tumbleweed Wagon”
Season: 2 episode 28
Series Episode: 59
Air Date: May 9, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Slim ends up in a tumbleweed wagon bound for Denver that may not make it.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Charley Fox||Outlaw leader||Jack Elam||39||Credited|
|Johnson||Water stop rancher||Tom London||70||Credited|
|Billy Pore||Outlaw||Jon Locke||33||Credited|
|Joe Warner||Farmer||Stevan Darrell||56||Credited|
|Morgan Warner||Joe Warner's son||Robert Crosson||32||Credited|
|Wataki||Ben's wife/Shoshone woman||Irene Calvillo||Credited|
|Ben||Mountain man||Hal Baylor||42||Credited|
|"Doc"||Crooked dealer||Elisha Cook, Jr.||57||Credited|
|Gus||Tumbleweed wagon |
|Hank||Tumbleweed wagon driver||Dick (Richard) Farnsworth||40||Credited|
|U.S. Marshal||Walter Sande||54||Credited|
|U. S. Marshal||Chris Alcaide||37||Credited|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Nathan Scott|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S. Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Film Editor||Ray C. de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||John W. Rixey|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent Dee|
|Series Stuntmen (uncredited)||Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, 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 Director||James H. Brown|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on “The Tumbleweed Wagon,” a script by Raphael Hayes
(SLIM SHERMAN rides into the Sherman ranch yard and ties up at the hitching rail in front of the ranch house. JESS HARPER comes out of the front door of the ranch house.)
JESS HARPER: Welcome home, Mr. Sherman. You’re only a couple days late.
SLIM SHERMAN: Couldn’t help it, Jess.
JESS HARPER: You was detained. Is that it?
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, I was detained.
JESS HARPER: While I been doing all the chores; gatherin’ up horses, changin’ teams, mending fences. Flocka other things that tire a man out.
SLIM SHERMAN: You look fine to me. All that work musta done ya good.
JESS HARPER: Just what was you detained by? Jail maybe? A gambler? A woman?
SLIM SHERMAN: All three.
JESS HARPER: Jail, a gambler and a woman?
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, and the leader of an outlaw gang.
JESS HARPER: Slim, this ain’t funny. I been working like a dog around here. Next time there’s any stock to buy, I’ll go.
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, as long as you won’t believe it, Jess, I, I might as well own up to the truth. I met a red-headed gal up in Dagget. She’s the prettiest thing you ever did see.
JESS HARPER: I shoulda know’d. Why didn’t you just tell me that in the first place?
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, I shoulda know’d that I couldn’t put anything over on you. Come on inside… come on inside, I’ll tell you all about it.
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER go into the ranch house.)
Dagget, United States of America
Pheasant under glass
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