“Duel at Parkison Town”
Season: 2 episode 12
Series Episode: 43
Air Date: December 13, 1960
Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
An eye for an eye, right or wrong, reignites an old feud.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch and Relay Station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Andy Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||Robert Crawford, Jr.||16||Credited|
|Alexander||St. Louis Dispatch reporter||Murray Matheson||48||Credited|
|Duggan||Stagecoach driver||Kenneth MacDonald||59||Credited|
|Benjamin "Ben" Parkison||Patriarch of the Parkison family||Henry Hull||70||Credited|
|Floyd Parkison||Ben Parkison's son||Brian Avery||20||Credited|
|Lee Parkison||Ben Parkison's son||Ron Harper||31||Credited|
|"Doc" Sweeney||Laramie doctor||Don T. Beddoe||57||Credited|
|Saunders||Laramie storekeeper||William Challee||56||Credited|
|Doug||Laramie townsman||Len Hendry||51||Credited|
|Waldo||Laramie newspaper owner||Howard McNear||55||Credited|
|Laramie sheriff||Bartlett Robinson||48||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Michael Vallon||63||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Edward G. Robinson, Jr.||67||Credited|
|Bully||Saul (Sol) Gorss||52||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Harry Harvey, Sr.||59||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Zon Murray||50||Credited|
|Clifford F Sherman||Sherman relative||Mentioned|
|Sherman relative; hung as a horse thief||Mentioned|
|Writer||Calvin J. Clements|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. 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 de Vally|
|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, 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||George Bisk|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the script “Duel at Parkison Town” by Calvin J. Clements
(SLIM SHERMAN and ANDY SHERMAN are at the creek. ANDY SHERMAN has a rifle. SLIM SHERMAN is using a cane. JESS HARPER and BEN and LEE PARKISON ride up. JESS HARPER dismounts and stands by SLIM SHERMAN.)
SLIM SHERMAN: I asked Jess to fetch you ta show ya this. (Takes rifle from ANDY SHERMAN) Andy was out huntin’ for his wolf cub. Found this in the stream. (SLIM SHERMAN makes his way to the stream and a large boulder.) There’s still prints here. So Floyd musta set the gun down (Demonstrates by placing the rifle against the boulder) for he crossed over. Now look here. (Points with cane to burn marks on the boulder) Powder marks on the rocks. Just like there’d be if the gun fell over and went off.
LEE PARKISON: I guess that’s the way it happened, Pa. Mr. Sherman, we’re obliged to you for sending for us.
SLIM SHERMAN: (Limps over to BEN PARKISON’s horse) You’ll be wantin’ ta keep this. (Slim hands the rifle to BEN PARKISON.)
BEN PARKISON: Thank ya. (Looks down at the rifle) Thank ya. Hey… ah, ya goin’ to be wearing that there cane for long?
SLIM SHERMAN: Not more’n a week or two accordin’ to the doc.
BEN PARKISON: I’m glad. Mighty glad it weren’t no worse. (Shrugs) Come on, son.
(BEN PARKISON and LEE PARKISON turn their horses and ride off.)
JESS HARPER: I never thought I’d hear it.
SLIM SHERMAN: Wasn’t easy for him, Jess.
JESS HARPER: Slim, I’m curious about somethin’. You had that gun pointed at Parkison. If his son hadn’t agreed to end the feud, would you have shot him?
SLIM SHERMAN: That’s a good question. I thought about it, too.
ANDY SHERMAN: Hey, look what I found. Can I keep him? I’ll take good care of him.
SLIM SHERMAN: (Smiles) Alright. Andy. You can keep ‘im.
(SLIM SHERMAN, ANDY SHERMAN and JESS HARPER turn around and head off in separate directions.)
Parkison Town, Wyoming Territory, United States of America
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