“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
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||31||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||29||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Stuart Randall||53||Credited|
|Croft||Hanson's friend||Chuck Roberson||43||Credited|
|Jamie Davis||Chloride stable worker||Ivan Dixon||31||Credited|
|Milo "Mitch" Gordon||Outlaw||Jan Merlin||37||Credited|
|Hanson||Chloride stableowner||William Bramley||34||Credited|
|Joe Neeley||Hanson's friend||L. Q. Jones||35||Credited|
|Tyler Shaw||Chloride sheriff||Claude Akins||36||Credited|
|Nona||Saloon girl||Dolores Michaels||29||Credited|
|Chloride bartender||Cecil Combs||Uncredited|
|William Claypool||Virginian veterinarian||Mentioned|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Alexander A. Mayer|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Pathe|
|Film Editor||Ray C. de Vally, 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 (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 Director||Ben Bishop|
|Set Decoration||John 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.
(SLIM SHERMAN hands JAMIE DAVIS his hat.)
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.
SLIM SHERMAN: Whoa.
JESS HARPER: Whoa.
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.)
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