“A Sound of Bells”
Season: 2 episode 13
Series Episode: 44
Air Date: December 27, 1960
Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Slim and Jess have unexpected guests on Christmas Eve.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Angel Estrada||Outlaw||Ross Martin||40||Credited|
|Mrs Lubell||Widowed stage line passenger||Rachel Ames||31||Credited|
|Slate||Gun runner||Robert Wilke||46||Credited|
|Jim||Stagecoach driver||Ben Johnson||42||Credited|
|Rose||Tom's wife||Mara Corday||30||Credited|
|Tom||Stage line passenger||Dick Foran||50||Credited|
|Black Eagle||Sioux leader||Charles Horvath||40||Uncredited|
|Neil Hunter||Passenger||Kim Hector||7||Uncredited|
|Jack||Second stagecoach driver||Uncredited|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|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||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent 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 Director||James H. Brown|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the script “A Sound of Bells” by Fred Freiberger
(The stagecoach is getting ready to leave. SLIM SHERMAN closes the door of the coach. NEIL leans his head out of the coach window.)
NEIL: Bye, Slim. Bye, Jess.
JESS HARPER: So long, Tiger
SLIM SHERMAN: Bye bye, Neil. Take it away, Jack.
(The stagecoach leaves.)
JESS HARPER: Know Slim. I’m gonna miss that little guy. Kinda filled a place around here.
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, me too, Jess. But with Mrs. Lubelle adoptin’ him and takin’ him up to San Francisco and all, well, it’s kinda nice knowing he’s goin’ to be alright. Lotta problems kinda worked themselves out pretty good.
(There is the sound of hooves hehind them. JESS HARPER looks back.)
JESS HARPER: There’s one left, it looks like.
ANGEL: Eh! Adios, senores. Hasta la vista. Merry Christmas and many thanks for your hospitality, huh? (Checking to see that his pistol is loaded.)
SLIM SHERMAN: You plannin’ on followin’ that stage?
ANGEL: Why do you ask?
SLIM SHERMAN: The gold’s on it.
ANGEL: Si. So it is. Heh, Heh, Heh, Heh! Forgot all about that.
JESS HARPER: I’ll bet you did.
ANGEL: No, it doesn’t seem important any more. What am I saying? Does that make sense?
JESS HARPER: Today it does.
ANGEL: Si? Today it does. (Raises his arm as to wave) Adios amigos!
JESS HARPER: Hasta la vista.
SLIM SHERMAN: Adios.
(ANGEL rides off in the opposite direction from the stagecoach.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Well Jess, I’m sure glad every Christmas isn’t like this one.
JESS HARPER: Yeah. I know what you mean. Gettin’ so a man can hardly live through ’em.
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER turn to go back into the ranch house. JESS HARPER claps SLIM SHERMAN on the back.)
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