“Day of Vengeance”


Season:    1 episode 18

Series Episode: 18

Air Date: January 19, 1960

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

A Revue Studios production



Deputy Harper’s prisoner is a hunted man, but not by the law.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith28Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman foremanHoagy Carmichael70Credited
Alice GorenStage line passengerAdele Mara36Credited
Juan Mendoza OutlawPhillip Pine39Credited
Joshua MeekerCircuit judgeVinton Hayworth53Credited
Manuel Ortega Reynolds' brother-in-law/Outlaw leaderRico Alaniz40Credited
Ernie PolkReverendHarry Bartell46Credited
Cabe Reynolds Accused murdererJohn Larch43Credited
Jim Stagecoach driverTom London70Uncredited
Paco OutlawVito Scotti41Uncredited
Marguerita Ortega Reynolds Cabe Reynolds' wifeMentioned



DirectorFrancis D. Lyon
Writer Edward J. Lakso
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreLeigh Harline
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorRichard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, 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, 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 DirectorMilton Carter
Set DecorationWilliam Tapp
Original MusicArthur Morton & Milton Rosen



Epilogue – based on the script “Day of Vengeance” by Edward  J. Lasko


(ERNIE POLK drives a buckboard into the Sherman ranch yard.)


ERNIE POLK: Hi, boys.


JESS HARPER: Well hi, Ernie.




ERNIE POLK: I didn’t want to leave the territory without saying goodbye and thanks.


JESS HARPER: Where ya headed?


ERNIE POLK: I don’t know where I’ll stop. Wherever I can do something useful, I guess. I’ve lost the right to the title of “Reverend.” I know that. But I was wrong when I said I had lost the right to serve God. Nobody can ever do that. I can still serve Him and I will, wherever I can.


JESS HARPER: Well best of luck, Ernie.




SLIM SHERMAN: From me, too.


ERNIE POLK: Take care of yourselves, boys. So long.


(ERNIE POLK drives off. SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER wave goodbye.)



Historical Reference

Stage Lines


Geographical References

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America







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