“A Grave for Cully Brown”

Season:     3 episode 20
Series Episode:  84
Air Date: February 13, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production



One good turn deserves…? That’s the question when Jess turns the other cheek to a wanted man.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller28Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Cully BrownOutlawDavid McLean39Credited
"Doc" BigelowDoctorWill Wright67Credited
CaxtonSheriffBarry Kelley53Credited
Bryan JamesOwner Bar B J ranchKarl Swenson53Credited
Linda JamesBryan James' wifeKaren Steele30Credited
SobeyB Bar J ForemanJohn Anderson39Credited
GilesBounty hunterWilliam Gordon 44Credited
PeteBounty hunterFred Graham53Credited
SallySaloon girlStacy KingCredited
BertUndertakerDick Elliott75Uncredited



DirectorJoe Kane
TeleplayAlbert Aley
StoryEd Lasko
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorAlex Mayer
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundLyle Cain
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 DirectorJack Doran
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy, Jr & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the teleplay “A Grave for Cully Brown” by Albert Aley and story by Ed Lasko


(LINDA JAMES rides off from the Bar B J ranch yard.)


BRYAN JAMES: The way she came. I never thought she’d leave the same way.


JESS HARPER: Well, it’s better than the way Cully left.


BRYAN JAMES: Yeah. Sorry you gotta leave so soon. Like to get to know you better.


JESS HARPER: Same here. They’re gonna be wonderin’ what happened to me back home. Sides, I gotta backtrack and take that letter you gave me to the sheriff. Dad gum, I sure hope he can read.


BRYAN JAMES: Well, if you have any trouble, send him out to see me.


JESS HARPER: You bet I will.


BRYAN JAMES: I’ll, ah, send your money as soon as I get it from the government.


JESS HARPER: Ah.. now wait a minute, that ain’t your debt.


BRYAN JAMES: Mmm. You got some pay comin’. Cully won’t be able to spend his.


JESS HARPER: (Looks down at the ground) No, I reckon not. (Looks up) Alright. (Shakes BRYAN JAMES’ hand) Thank you.


BRYAN JAMES: Good luck.


(JESS HARPER mounts his horse, waves and rides out the B J Ranch gate.)





Geographic Reference

Denver, Colorado 

Sand River Valley, United States of America


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