“Dragon at the Door”
Season: 3 episode 1
Series Episode: 65
Air Date: September 23, 1961
Laramie TV Series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
It’s fireworks galore when Jess and Slim help a Japanese family that has trouble on the road.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||28||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||10||Credited|
|Barnes||Outlaw||K. L. Smith||38||Credited|
|Tomomi ||Acrobat and entertainer||Robert Kino||Credited|
|Haru||Kami Tajima's daughter||Nobu McCarthy||27||Credited|
|Kiku||Kami Tajima's daughter||Jo Anne Miya||Credited|
|"The Great" Kami Tajima||Father||Teru Shimada||55||Credited|
|Yuki||Kami Tajima's daughter||Anita Loo||Credited|
|Director||James P. Yarbrough|
|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|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|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, 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||James Hogan|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the script “Dragon at the Door” by Rod Peterson
(JESS HARPER, SLIM SHERMAN, TOMOMI and the TAJIMA FAMILY are loading the Tajima’s wagon in preparation for its departure from the Sherman ranch yard.)
HARU: (Sighs) Haru did not mean to mislead you. (Sighs) Did not know what kiss meant.
JESS HARPER: You seemed to know how to do it.
HARU: Haru knew how, but not why.
JESS HARPER: That’s alright. Haru. I don’t think I’ll ever forget you though.
TOMOMI: Haru, we go.
JESS HARPER: Tomomi is sure a lucky guy.
HARU: When he save Haru’s life, I knew that I love him. (Moves to back of wagon)
JESS HARPER: (Carries a suitcase to the wagon) Goodbye, Haru.
HARU: Goodbye, Jess-san. (Takes the suitcase and enters the wagon. JESS closes the door behind HARU and then walks to the front of the wagon. KAMI and TOMOMI are on the wagon seat.)
KAMI: Words cannot express our sincere thanks for all you have done. Ah, please accept this small token of our appreciation. (Offers a shamisen to SLIM)
SLIM SHERMAN: Oh, you don’t owe us anything.
JESS HARPER: Wait a minute Slim. It’s a souvenir. I mean maybe Mike’d like to have it.
MIKE WILLIAMS: Yeah! Sure!
SLIM SHERMAN: Thank ya’.
MIKE WILLIAMS: Gee, thanks.
SLIM SHERMAN: Don’t wait ’til you break another axle to come see us, now.
KAMI: Trouble not very enjoyable, but often makes new friends. (Looks at TOMOMI) Ikuzo.
(The wagon leaves the ranch yard. HARU, YUKI, and KIKU wave from the windows.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, there goes the Great Tajima.
JESS HARPER: And his daughters.
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