The Tumbleweed Wagon


Season:    2 episode 28

Series Episode: 59

Air Date: May 9, 1961

Laramie TV series

A Revue Studios production



Slim ends up in a tumbleweed wagon bound for Denver that may not make it.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
Charley Fox Outlaw leaderJack Elam39Credited
Johnson Water stop rancherTom London70Credited
Billy PoreOutlaw Jon Locke33Credited
Joe WarnerFarmerStevan Darrell56Credited
Morgan WarnerJoe Warner's sonRobert Crosson32Credited
Wataki Ben's wife/Shoshone womanIrene CalvilloCredited
Ben Mountain manHal Baylor42Credited
"Doc"Crooked dealerElisha Cook, Jr.57Credited
GusTumbleweed wagon
Bob Golden34Credited
HankTumbleweed wagon driverDick (Richard) Farnsworth40Credited
U.S. MarshalWalter Sande54Credited
U. S. MarshalChris Alcaide37Credited



DirectorLesley Selander
WriterRaphael Hayes
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreNathan Scott
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorRay C. de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJohn W. Rixey
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, 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 DirectorJames H. Brown
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the script by Raphael Hayes



(SLIM rides into the Sherman ranch yard and ties up at the hitching rail in front of the ranch house. Jess comes out of the front door of the ranch house.)


JESS: Welcome home, Mr. Sherman. You’re only a couple days late.


SLIM: Couldn’t help it, Jess.


JESS: You was detained. Is that it?


SLIM: Yeah, I was detained.


JESS: While I been doing all the chores; gatherin’ up horses, changin’ teams, mending fences. Flocka other things that tire a man out.


SLIM: You look fine to me. All that work musta done ya good.


JESS: Just what was you detained by? Jail maybe? A gambler? A woman?


SLIM: All three.


JESS: Jail, a gambler and a woman?


SLIM: Yeah, and the leader of an outlaw gang.


JESS: 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: 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: I shoulda know’d. Why didn’t you just tell me that in the first place?


SLIM: Well, I shoulda know’d I couldn’t put anything over on you. Come on inside, I’ll tell you all about it.


(SLIM and JESS go into the ranch house.)



Historical Reference

Tumbleweed wagon


Geographic Reference

Denver, Colorado Territory

Glenrock, Wyoming Territory


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