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
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||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||Paul 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 Director||James H. Brown|
|Set Decoration||John 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.)
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