“Company Man”

Season:    1 episode 21

Series Episode: 21

Air Date: February 9, 1960

Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Jess’ questionable past is reason enough for the new stage line superintendent to fire him.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith28Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman foremanHoagy Carmichael70Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Caroline Clark Johnny's fianceeOliver Sturgess26Credited
Samuel ClemensStage line passengerDabbs Greer42Credited
Mrs. Clark Stage line passenger/Caroline's motherEllen Corby48Credited
Ben LeachOutlaw leaderJames Best33Credited
Johnny Leach Outlaw/Ben's brotherRad Fulton34Credited
Jack Slade Superintendent of the Overland stage lineJohn Dehner44Credited
Mose Shell Stagecoach driverEddy Waller70Credited
"Tex"OutlawBing Russell33Credited
OutlawWilliam Bryant43Credited
Skinny HarmanOutlawUncredited
Outlaw hung by SladeDan Sheridan43Uncredited



DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayJerry Alderman
StoryJerry Alderman & Jay Simms
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreAlbert Sendrey
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorMartin Obzina
Editorial Dept. Head (Supervisor)Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film EditorRay de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJohn C Grubb
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 DirectorGeorge Bisk
Set DecorationHal Gausman


Epilogue – based on the teleplay “Company Man” by Jerry Alderman


(MOSE brings the stagecoach into the Sherman ranch yard at a rapid pace.)


MOSE: Whoa!


(JONESY comes out of the kitchen door. ANDY SHERMAN comes out the front door of the ranch house.)


MOSE: Hi, Jonesy.


JONESY: Hi, Mose.


(ANDY SHERMAN comes out the front door.)


MOSE: Andy! Got a package for ya.


ANDY SHERMAN: Oh! Thanks, Mose. (ANDY  ) Roughing It by Mark Twain. (ANDY SHERMAN reads the fly leaf inscription.) “To Andy Sherman. Hope you enjoy it. Samuel Clemens”




ANDY SHERMAN: I don’t understand.


MOSE: I’m gonna get me some coffee. When you two get around to changin’ teams, let me know, huh?


JONESY: (Pointing to the cover of the book.) You know, that must be his real name.


ANDY SHERMAN: (Looking perplexed) Well, which one?


JONESY: Mark Twain. Funny thing. I don’t blame him for not usin’ it, except when he has to.



Historical References

Samuel Clemens  and Laramie, Wyoming Territory

Mark Twain, Roughing It


Geographic References

Abilene, Kansas, United States of America

Bartlett Canyon in the Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Emporia, Kansas, United States of America

Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Horse Canyon in the Wyoming Territory, United States of America






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