“The Track of the Jackal”


Season:    2 episode 2

Series Episode: 33

Air Date: September 27, 1960

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Deputy Jess alienates the town of Laramie while protecting a wanted man from a bounty hunter and a powerful rancher.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Sarah Bate (alias Sarah Campbell)Sumner's wifeJeanne Bates42Credited
Vernon Bates (alias Sumner "Sum
FarmerRobert Wilke 46Credited
Mr. ColbyLaramie TownsmanDabbs Greer43Credited
Jimmy FosterLaramie TownsmanSteve TerrellCredited
FirthLaramie TownsmanStacy Harris44Credited
Jason MacIntire Rawlins rancherStevan Darrell55Credited
Frank Thatcher Wanted manWill J. White35Credited
Luke Wiley "The Jackal"Bounty hunterSteve McNally49Credited
Chad Bates (alias Chad Campbell)Sumner's sonUncredited
MikeLaramie bartenderUncredited
PeteLaramie bartenderDave McMahon49Uncredited
"Pop"Laramie telegrapherDan White52Uncredited
MacIntire boy 1Neighbor's sonUncredited
MacIntire boy 2Neighbor's sonUncredited
MacIntire boy 3Neighbor's sonUncredited
Laramie townsmanKermit Maynard63Uncredited
Laramie barflyByron Morrow49Uncredited
Miss Essie BatesLaramie boarding house ownerMentioned
Mike Daggart Wanted manMentioned
DonahueFather of a rustlerMentioned
Andrew MacIntire (Andy) Jason MacIntire's deceased sonMentioned
MarLaramie sheriffMentioned
BenAssisting with the relay stationMentioned



DirectorFrancis D. Lyon
TeleplayPaul Savage
StoryDan Ullman
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRay Beal
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorRay de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundWilliam Lynch
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 DirectorBen Bishop
Set DecorationJames M. Walters



Epilogue – based on “The Track of the Jackal,” a teleplay by Paul Savage and story by Dan Ullman


(SUMNER, SARAH, and CHAD CAMPBELL, JESS HARPER and SLIM SHERMAN are standing together in the Campbell’s ranch yard.)


SLIM SHERMAN: Well, we oughta be back in a week or so.


SUMNER CAMPBELL: There’ll be a hearing and then it’s all over.


CHAD CAMPBELL: The MacIntire’s can’t make trouble in Rawlins?


JESS HARPER: There won’t be any trouble, Chad.


CHAD CAMPBELL: But Pa killed his son.What’s changed?


SLIM SHERMAN: Well, MacIntire’s changed…. and his hold on Rawlins.


JESS HARPER: Yeah, and a trio of US marshalls are movin’ in to see it stays that way.


SLIM SHERMAN: Fact is, there’s only one problem left.




SLIM SHERMAN: Getting Jess to hand over his badge. He’s turned into such a tough character, I think the sheriff’s ’bout half afraid to ask him for it.


(JESS SHERMAN unpins the badge from his vest as SUMNER CAMPBELL, SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER walk off towards the horses.)



Historical Reference

Black Bart


Geographic References

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Medicine Bow, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Rawlins, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

San Marcos, Texas, United States of America

Witaki Swamp, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Woods Landing, Wyoming Territory, United States of America






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