“Among the Missing”

Season:    4 episode 1
Series Episode: 93
Air Date: September 25, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production




Jess is out for revenge when Mike is shot by bank robbers. Heads will roll.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith31Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Mort Cory Laramie sheriffStuart Randall53Credited
CroftHanson's friendChuck Roberson43Credited
Jamie DavisChloride stable workerIvan Dixon31Credited
Milo "Mitch" GordonOutlawJan Merlin37Credited
HansonChloride stableownerWilliam Bramley34Credited
Joe NeeleyHanson's friendL. Q. Jones35Credited
Porter OutlawWilliam Boyett35Credited
Tyler ShawChloride sheriffClaude Akins36Credited
NonaSaloon girlDolores Michaels29Credited
Chloride bartenderCecil CombsUncredited
William Claypool Virginian veterinarianMentioned



DirectorJoe Kane
WriterRod Peterson
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorAlexander A. Mayer
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byPathe
Film EditorRay C. de Vally, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Jr.
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 DecorationJohn McCarthy & Glen L. Daniels



Epilogue – based on the script “Among the Missing” by Rod Peterson


(SLIM SHERMAN and JAMIE DAVIS are in the front room of the Sherman ranch house standing by the table. JESS HARPER is sitting in a chair beside the fireplace.)


SLIM SHERMAN: I still say you ought to think about stayin’ in Laramie. We could use another veterinarian and I think you’d like it.


JAMIE DAVIS: Oh, I’m sure I would, Slim. And I may be heading back this way. But right now all I can think about is all that new land west of here that I ain’t never seen yet. And Ole Jess here has ’bout convinced me that I can do most anything I want to if I set my mind to it.


JESS HARPER: That’s right Jamie. So long as you got sense enough to be scared of the same things I am.


(DAISY COOPER enters from the kitchen)


JAMIE DAVIS: You scared o’ what?


JESS HARPER: Well, ah, getting married and being left afoot.


DAISY COOPER: (Laughs) Jess only means that he hasn’t found the right girl yet. In other words, the one that will have him.


(JAMIE DAVIS laughs as DAISY COOPER hands him a paper bag.)


DAISY COOPER: Here’s your lunch, Jamie.


JAMIE DAVIS: Thank you. ma’am, An’ ah, well, I sure want to thank alla ya for your hospitality and everything else.




JAMIE DAVIS: Thanks. Hey, where is, ah, Mike? Ah, I don’t want to leave without saying goodbye to him.


(JAMIE DAVIS, SLIM SHERMAN, DAISY COOPER and JESS HARPER all walk out the ranch house door.)


SLIM SHERMAN: Oh, he’s around someplace.


MIKE WILLIAMS: (Walks up when they get outside) Goodbye, Jamie. Good luck.


JAMIE DAVIS: Same to ya,  little fella.


MIKE WILLIAMS: I thought maybe you’d might like to have a friend along. Come on, I’ll show ya.


(They all go to JAMIE DAVIS’ horse. There is a puppy in a bag on JAMIE DAVIS’ saddle.)


JAMIE DAVIS: Mike, are ya, are ya sure you want to part with him?


MIKE WILLIAMS: I know you’ll take good care of him and you know I’ve got five more like him in the barn.


JAMIE DAVIS: Thanks, Mike.


(JESS HARPER and SLIM SHERMAN help tie down the saddle bags and lunch on the horse.)


JESS HARPER: Whoa, there.






JAMIE DAVIS: (Mounts the horse a little awkwardly) So long, everybody. You’ll be hearin’ from me.


(SLIM SHERMAN slaps JAMIE DAVIS’ horse on the rump to get him moving.)




Historical Reference

Abraham Lincoln

Emancipation Proclamation


Geographic Reference

Chloride, Colorado Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America (see 1869)



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Header graphic courtesy of Wikipedia: By Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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