Season: 1 episode 4
Series Episode: 4
Air Date: October 6. 1959
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Jess pulls up stakes when his brother-in-law deserts the cavalry and asks Jess to help him escape him to Canada.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||28||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||26||Credited|
|"Jonesy"||Sherman foreman||Hoagy Carmichael||69||Credited|
|Andy Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||Robert Crawford, Jr.||15||Credited|
|Areka||Plains Cavalry scout||Anthony George||38||Credited|
|Gil Brady||Jess Harper's brother-in-law/Plains Cavalry private||Clu Gulager||30||Credited|
|Abe Jordan||Plains Cavalry first sergeant||Bert Freed||64||Credited|
|Plains Cavalry captain||Willis Bouchey||52||Credited|
|Plains Cavalry soldier||Don Kennedy||39||Credited|
|Francie Harper Brady||Jess Harper's sister & Gil Brady's wife||Mentioned|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||John L. Russell, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||George Patrick|
|Editorial Dept. Head (Supervisor)||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Film Editor||Stan Rabjohn|
|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||Clarence Steensen|
Epilogue – based upon the teleplay “Fugitive Road” by Paul Savage and the story by Dan Ullman
(A stagecoach comes into the Sherman ranch yard. Jonesy walks out to meet it.)
DRIVER: Whoa. How are ya?
(ABE JORDAN, JESS HARPER, and SLIM SHERMAN come out of the ranch house. ANDY SHERMAN is sitting on the porch rail.)
ABE JORDAN: Bye, Andy.
ANDY SHERMAN: Bye, Sarge.
JONESY: Well Sarge, any man who can put away three bowls of my mulligan…
JESS HARPER: Has to have a cast iron stomach.
JONESY: Now you listen.
ABE JORDAN: Jonesy, any time you want another job, you see me. All you gotta do is sign up for six years and do exactly as you’re told.
JONESY: Oh, I don’t think I’d do very well in the army. I got a sacroiliac that just won’t let up.
SLIM SHERMAN: Sides, we wouldn’t let him go. Goodbye, Sergeant.
ABE JORDAN: (Shaking hands with SLIM SHERMAN) Sherman. Harper. (Turns back to JESS HARPER before getting into the coach.) I kept saying it coming back five hundred miles. I’m sorry for telling you like I did.
JESS HARPER: You did the right thing… and so did I.
(ABE JORDAN gets in stagecoach. JESS HARPER shuts the door.)
DRIVER: (Whistles) Hey! (The stagecoach leaves.)
JESS HARPER: You reckon this country’ll take them stakes again.
SLIM SHERMAN: They never let go of the other ones.
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER walk back towards the ranch house.)
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