“License to Kill”

Season:     2 episode 9

Series Episode:  40

Air Date: November 22, 1960

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



There’s slim hope when Jess is arrested for murder.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
ClemPine Bluff relay station managerDon Beddoe57Credited
Sam Jarrad Bounty hunter turned Sheriff of Willow, ColoradoR. G. Armstrong43Credited
Will Tibbs OutlawKem Dibbs43Credited
Howard Wilke "Howie" Blake Wilke's sonDenny Miller 26Credited
Ben Sherman relay station attendantWilliam Fawcett66Credited
Laramie sheriffRoy Barcroft58Credited
Ed GalenWilke's foremanSteve Darrell56Uncredited
LukePine Bluff relay station handUncredited
GunmanPhil Schumacher51Uncredited
Gunman in ambushLeonard P. Greer46Uncredited
Blake Wilke Murdered man/Willow, CO rancherMentioned
Ed MillsFormer sheriff of Willow, COMentioned



DirectorLesley Selander
Writer Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreDavid Buttolph
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundLyle Cain
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 DirectorWallace Worsley
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock


Epilogue – based on the script “License to Kill” by Don Mullally & Lee Erwin


(The BURRO stands by the Sherman Ranch Stage Stop sign. Inside the ranchhouse, SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER are eating. BEN comes out of the kitchen.)


BEN: You know what I forgot to tell you the day you come home?


SLIM SHERMAN: You’re getting’ married.


BEN: Oh, no. Nothin’ like that.


JESS HARPER: You learned how to cook.


BEN: Yep… No. It’s about that silver dollar that Sam Jarrod gi’ me for his food the day he took Jess off.


SLIM SHERMAN: What about it it?


BEN: It isn’t silver at all. It’s lead. Now how do you figure a lawman would do a thing like that?





Historical Reference

Wanted Poster


Geographic Reference

Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Pine Bluff, Colorado Territory, United States of America

Willow, Colorado Territory, United States of America





Beef roast








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