“Glory Road”

Season:  1 episode 2

Series Episode: 2

Air Date: September 22, 1959

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

A Revue Studios production



See The Light with Essie Bright! This is difficult for a man who lives in darkness and blackens Jess’ future at the ranch.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith28Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman foremanHoagy Carmichael69Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Essie BrightEvangelistNanette Fabray38Credited
Roany BishopDrifterEddie Albert53Credited
FrankyStagecoach driverBoyd Stockman43Credited
Old Man striking match on Roany's saddleFrancis McDonald68Credited
Stage line passengerJoanne Timmons28Credited
Laramie townsman Leonard P. Geer45Credited
Laramie townsman Dick Crockett34Credited
Man tying down items on Miss Essie's wagonRead Morgan28Uncredited
Laramie townsman Chick Hannan58Uncredited
Laramie townsman Hank Mann71Uncredited
Laramie barflyJack Perrin63Uncredited
Laramie barflyJack Tornek72Uncredited
TownsmanChalky Williams52Uncredited
TownsmanJohn Barton60Uncredited
Laramie bartenderRay Teal57Uncredited
Cass Bright Essie's husband Mentioned



DirectorHerschel Daugherty
Writer Kathleen Hite
ProducerRobert Pirosh
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyLionel Lindon, A.S.C.
Associate ProducerJames E. Newcom
Art DirectorFrank Arrigo
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorRichard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film EditorMarston Fay
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Sr.
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 DirectorCharles S. Gould
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy



Epilogue – based on the script for “Glory Road” by Kathleen Hite


(SLIM SHERMAN, ANDY SHERMAN and JONESY ride through the pasture toward the ranch yard and tie their horses on the fence.)


SLIM SHERMAN: I wonder when that boy’s gonna stop moping. It’s been almost a week now.


JONESY: Yeah. Well, the least Jess coulda done was sent us word where he went to. Stages comin’ in every day. He coulda sent us a message.


SLIM SHERMAN Well, I guess he’s not gonna and Andy better get used to it.


(They hear piano notes coming from the ranch house. As they enter the ranch house, JESS HARPER is plinking on the piano.)


ANDY SHERMAN: Jess! (ANDY runs and jumps into JESS HARPER’s arms.) Jess!


JESS HARPER: Hi, partner. How ya doin’?


JONESY: (Looking at the piano) It can’t be. Nobody could a fixed that ever.


JESS HARPER: Well, the blacksmith in Laramie used to sell ’em ‘fore he came West.


JONESY: Oh, he’s a genius.


JESS HAPRER: Slim, said a long time ago you oughta have a piano, Jonesy.




JESS HARPER: I guess you can figure it’s from the four of us.




JESS HARPER: Us three and Miss Essie.


JONESY: Oh, good for her.


SLIM SHERMAN: Play something, Jonesy. Good to have you home, Jess.


JONESY: (Begins playing and singing and SLIM SHERMAN, JESS HARPER, and ANDY SHERMAN join in.)

Marry me, marry me way out in Laramie where the wild sycamores grow.

We’ll raise us a young ‘un to tend to my tack and a girl to help you sew.

Oh, say that you love me some night when above me a Wyoming moon is aglow.

I’m no Casanova, don’t sing much in tune but darlin’ I like to spoon.

So, marry me in Laramie soon.”


Geographical References

Abilene, Kansas, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America






Musical References

De Camptown Races

Lead Kindly Light

Little Brown Church in the Vale

Marry Me in Laramie

Rock of Ages

There’s One Wide River to Cross


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