“Hour After Dawn”
Season: 1 episode 26
Series Episode: 26
Air Date: March 15, 1960
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Acting Sheriff Slim Sherman and his top deputy have to hang a bank robber at dawn… if his gang doesn’t stop them.
Cast & Crew
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||26||Credited|
|Doc J. L. Huber||Laramie doctor||George Eldredge||61||Credited|
|Billy Pardee||Outlaw/Creighton's half-brother||Ben Johnon||41||Credited|
|Maud "Maudie" Pardee||Laramie cafe owner||Gloria Talbott||29||Credited|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Robert Osterloh||41||Credited|
|Sam||Laramie townsman||Clarence Straight||51||Credited|
|Tom Creighton||Outlaw gang leader||Bruce Bennett||53||Credited|
|Tooey||Laramie deputy||Irving Bacon||63||Credited|
|U. S. Marshal from Cheyenne||Gene Roth||57||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Russell Thorson||53||Credited|
|Sarah Cory||Mort Cory's wife||Uncredited|
|Oliver||Judge||S. John Launer||40||Uncredited|
|Tom Worth||Laramie deputy||Fred Coby||44||Uncredited|
|Laramie townsman||Chick Sheridan||58||Uncredited|
|Wells Fargo baggage handler||Chick Hannon||58||Uncredited|
|Director||Francis D. Lyon|
|Story||Daniel Ullman & John Dunkel|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Harry Sukman|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||George Patrick|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|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, 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||Milton Carter|
|Set Decoration||Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on a teleplay “Hour After Dawn” by John Dunkel and story by John Dunkel & Dan Ullman
(CHEYENNE MARSHAL rides into Laramie.)
CHEYENNE MARSHAL: Where can I find a sheriff named Sherman?
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, I’m Sherman, Marshal, but not wearin’ the badge anymore.
CHEYENNE MARSHAL: Ya what? Look, I got an urgent message from a sheriff named Sherman. I rode all the way from Cheyenne.
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, well, I sent the message. but I’m not the man to talk to now. Go in the office over there.
(CHEYENNE MARSHAL walks over to the sheriff’s office. MORT CORY walks out the door.)
MORT CORY: Hello, Marshal. Glad to see ya. What can I do for ya?
CHEYENNE MARSHAL: What can you do for me? What are you talkin’ about? I rode half the night to get here and I……
MORT CORY: Really? You must be tuckered out. Come on inside and have a cup a coffee.
(MORT CORY and the CHEYENNE MARSHAL walk into the sheriff’s office.)
CHEYENNE MARSHAL: Well, sure.
SLIM SHERMAN: Jess, let’s go home.
JESS HARPER: Yeah, that’s what I’m gonna do. Why don’t you ride over to Indian Wells?
SLIM SHERMAN: What for?
JESS HARPER: I hear they need a new sheriff over there. Somebody with experience.
(JESS HARPER smiles. SLIM SHERMAN gives JESS HARPER a dour look. They mount their horses. SLIM SHERMAN looks at JESS HARPER dourly, again. They both canter out of town.)
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