“Killers’ Odds”

Season:    2 episode 26

Series Episode: 57

Air Date: April 25, 1961

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Slim & Jess take in a man on the run.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall51Credited
Dawson Hired gunLee Van Cleef36Credited
Sue FentonMr. Fenton's daughterPat Michon31-32Credited
Mr. Fenton Laramie rancherDavid McMahon50Credited
Fred PowersSherman ranch handJohn Lupton33Credited
StantonHired gunRussell Johnon36Credited
PeteLaramie barflyPaul Carr27Credited
RipHired gunJames Anderson39Credited
Mrs. FentonMr. Fenton's wifeUncredited
Charlie Laramie bartenderUncredited



DirectorLesley Selander
WriterJerry Adelman
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorRay C. de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundWilliam Russell
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 DirectorDonald Baer
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the script “Killers’ Odds” by Jerry Adelman



(FRED POWERS and SUE drive a Conestoga wagon into the Sherman ranch yard. JESS HARPER walks towards the wagon from the barn area. SLIM and MORT CORY step down from the ranch house porch to approach the wagon.)


SLIM: Sue. Fred. On your way, huh?


SUE: We just stopped here to say goodbye.


FRED POWERS: And thanks. Thanks again.


JESS HARPER: From what I hear you’re both gonna like it in California.


SUE: I’m sure we will.


FRED POWERS: Sheriff, I don’t suppose you’ve heard anything yet, have you?


MORT CORY: Oh you don’t, huh. Why do you think I’m waiting out here? You don’t have to worry about hired guns on your trail any more.




MORT CORY: Yep. The man doing the hiring got himself locked up good and tight. I got a telegram sayin’ so early this morning.


FRED POWERS: (Grinning) Sheriff, Slim, Jess… I don’t know what to say.


JESS HARPER: He looks much better with a smile on his face, don’t he.


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, most people do. Good luck.


SUE: I’m so grateful to all of you. Well. goodbye.




(FRED POWERS drives off. MORT CORY, SLIM SHERMAN, and JESS HARPER wave goodbye.)



Geographic References

California, United States of America

Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri in the United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America






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