Season: 1 episode 17
Series Episode: 17
Air Date: January 12, 1960
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Two years of drought and the suspension of the stage line’s Laramie route leaves Slim little choice but to merge his herd with Hake Ballard’s trail drive. There’s more going on there than meets the eye.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||28||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||26||Credited|
|"Jonesy"||Sherman foreman||Hoagy Carmichael||70||Credited|
|Andy Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||Robert Crawford, Jr.||15||Credited|
|Hake Ballard||Flint City trail boss||Jim Davis||50||Credited|
|Jim Fraiser||Stageline man||Willis Bouchey||52||Credited|
|Martin||Ballard's ramrod||Don Harvey||48||Credited|
|Jake Tyler||Double D sequendo||Russ Conway||46||Credited|
|Bill||Calgory trail boss||Dick Cutting||47||Credited|
|Laramie deputy sheriff||Fred Coby||43||Credited|
|Dave DeVallen||Owner of the Double D in Colorado Territory||Uncredited|
|Mimi||Laramie cafe owner||Uncredited|
|Double D ranch hand||Chick Hannan||59||Uncredited|
|Double D ranch hand||Henry Wills||38||Uncredited|
|Writer||Samuel A. Peebles & John C. Champion|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||Albert Sendry|
|Director of Photography||William A. Sickner A.S.C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||George Patrick|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Earl Crain, Jr|
|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, 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 Director||James Hogan (Jim Hogan)|
|Set Decoration||William Tapp|
Epilogue – based on the “Trail Drive” script by Samuel A. Peebles & John C. Champion
(It is a dark and stormy night. JESS is looking out the front window of the Sherman ranch house. ANDY is sitting in the chair in front of the fire and SLIM stands anchored at the fireplace, one foot on the hearth and his elbow on the mantle.)
JESS HARPER: Listen to that rain. Sounds like it’s never going to stop.
SLIM SHERMAN: That’s the music I’ve been waitin’ to hear. That means plenty of grass for next season and boomin’ business for everybody.
ANDY SHERMAN: S’cept us. What’s the use of a relay station unless you got a stageline going through?
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, didn’t Jonesy tell ya?
ANDY SHERMAN: Tell me what?
SLIM SHERMAN: The Overland Company. They’re putting the stageline back on into Laramie, startin’ next week.
ANDY SHERMAN: Ya mean it?
SLIM SHERMAN: Sure do.
JESS HARPER: Yeah, it’s the truth Andy. I read the letter myself. No mistakes.
ANDY SHERMAN: Well, what’d ya know.
JONESY: (Comes out of the kitchen with a roast.) Ah, ha!
(Rain drops into JONESY’s eye. ANDY SHERMAN takes the platter. JONESY grabs a saucepan.)
ANDY SHERMAN: Jonesy, why didn’t ya tell me ’bout the stageline?
JONESY: Musta slipped my mind. (Holds saucepan to catch the drips.) Slim, I told ya.
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, I told Jess.
JESS HARPER: Yeah, well I told (points at JONESY)
JONESY: Yeah, I might a known. Jonesy will fix it. (Rain plinks into saucepan. JONESY looks at it, disapprovingly.)
SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER: (Laugh)
Flint City, United States of America
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