“Trigger Point”


Season:     2 episode 29

Series Episode:  60

Air Date: May 16, 1961

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Many lives take a detour when Jess rides shotgun over an army payroll.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
BenderLiquor salesmanWillard Waterman46Credited
CarrOutlaw Rand Brooks42Credited
Link NeeleyOutlawJames Anderson59Credited
Shelly StackOutlaw leaderGregory Walcott33Credited
GraceWife of a calvary officerLori Nelson27Credited
Jo JoOutlaw Jan Merlin36Credited
LottieSaloon girlMary MurphyCredited
"Scotty"Stagecoach driverFrank Ferguson54Credited
JohnsonStagecoach driverUncredited



DirectorLesley Selander
WriterArt Browne, Jr.
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJohn W. Rixey
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, 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 DirectorGeorge Bisk
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the script “Trigger Point” by Art Browne, Jr.



(JESS HARPER is loading the cash box onto the stagecoach in Rawlins.)


GRACE: Lottie’s late. What time are we leaving?


JESS HARPER: Couple of minutes.


GRACE: Is Green River like this?


JESS HARPER: Oh, some. Smaller maybe.


GRACE: I think I’m going to like it.


JESS HARPER: I’m sure you will.


(LOTTIE comes out of the Rawlins’ stage depot door.)


LOTTIE: Well, are you ready?


GRACE: I didn’t see you inside. Where were you?


LOTTIE: I was in the office getting my ticket changed.


GRACE: Aren’t you going to stay in Green River?


LOTTIE: Just to change coaches.


GRACE: Well, where are you going?


LOTTIE: Well, I-I was thinkin’ that… Well, when we passed through Laramie, why it seemed like such a nice town that well, I guess I’ll try my luck there.


(JESS HARPER looks up at LOTTIE.)


GRACE: Oh?… Oh!


JESS-HARPER: It’s been a lucky place for me, Lottie. I hope it will be the same for you.


(LOTTIE smiles at Jess. JESS HARPER smiles back at LOTTIE. JESS HARPER takes GRACE’s arm.)


JESS HARPER: Let’s go, huh? (Helps GRACE and LOTTIE into the stage, then climbs into the shotgun seat.) Let’s roll, Johnson.




Historical Reference



Geographic References

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Green River, United States of America

Ellsworth, Kansas, United States of America

Emporia, Kansas, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Rawlins, Wyoming Territory, United States of America



Roasted rabbit


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