Season: 2 episode 27
Series Episode: 58
Air Date: May 2, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Friendship is pushed to the limit by an old friend with a pretty wife and $30,000 in stolen Army payroll.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Billy Jacobs||Plains Cavalry sergeant||Dick Foran||50||Credited|
|Ellie Jacobs||Billy Jacobs' wife||Dianne Foster||32||Credited|
|Grace Jacobs||Billy Jacobs' mother||Katherine Warren||55||Credited|
|Johnny Jacobs||Billy Jacobs' brother||Ryan O'Neal||20||Credited|
|Cal Mason||Ellie's boyfriend||Ed Nelson||32||Credited|
|Major Stanton||Plains Cavalry major at Ft. Laramie||Paul Birch||49||Credited|
|Stage line passenger||Doris Packer||56||Credited|
|Stagecoach driver||Chubby Johnson||57||Credited|
|Stage line passenger||Dick Elliot||75||Uncredited|
|Writer||Edward J. Lakso|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||R. Dale Butts|
|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||Ray C. de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||John W. Rixey|
|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||Edward K. Dodds|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the script “Bitter Glory” by Edward J. Lasko
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER are in the Sherman ranch house kitchen, finishing dinner.)
SLIM SHERMAN: What’s the answer, Jess?
JESS HARPER: I don’t know. Slim. I guess on account of her pa, Ellie really couldn’t care for any man. All she cared for was money. But, the payroll got back to the fort in time for payday. Billy’s back at his desk, a little older, maybe a little wiser. Say, you know that meal wasn’t half bad.
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, I’ve been takin’ lessons.
JESS HARPER: From who?
SLIM SHERMAN: School marm.
JESS HARPER: (Irritated) Now wait a minute! I saw her first.
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, you stood her up. Wha’d ya expect?
JESS HARPER: I sure didn’t expect you to run under me the first time I turn my back on ya.
SLIM SHERMAN: I’m not running under ya. (Puts his coffee cup back in the saucer noisily.) Ah, there’s no sense ‘n arguing about it anyway.
JESS HARPER: Oh yeah? Why not?
SLIM SHERMAN: Ah, she’s marrying that sweet talking lawyer fella, Charlie Webb, come Sunday a week.
JESS HARPER: I’ll be dad gummed. (Laughs and claps SLIM SHERMAN on the arm) Ah, that’s all right, Hardrock. You did the best you could. Ah, look at it this way – I’m losing a wife, but I’m gainin’ a cook. (Toasts SLIM SHERMAN and drinks the coffee.)
Danville, United States of America
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