“Lost Allegiance”

Season:    4 episode 6
Series Episode: 98
Air Date: October 30, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production



A meeting with an old friend leads to accusations that Jess is a rustler.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith31Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay station
Robert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington76Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Gabe BanisterRoss Banister's brother/OutlawTru GarrettCredited
Ross BanisterOutlaw leaderLane Bradford40Credited
Whitney BanisterRoss Banister's brother/OutlawHarry Carey, Jr.41Credited
ChristyOutlawRod Cameron51Credited
Sharon HelfordWalt Helford's daughterMyrna Fahey29Credited
Walt HelfordValley rancherWalter Sande56Credited
Lon JamisonValley rancherLee Farr35Credited
Finn McKayValley sheriffDon Harvey50Credited
Jimmy LaneSon of a valley rancherMentioned



DirectorJoe Kane
TeleplayDick Nelson
StoryJohn Champion
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Sr.
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Assistant DirectorCharles S. Gould
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.
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on the teleplay “Lost Allegiance” by Dick Nelson and story by John C. Champion


(JESS HARPER is sitting in a chair with his feet up on a low table on the Sherman ranch house porch, sipping lemonade. SLIM SHERMAN brings out an upholstered chair, followed by MIKE COOPER and DAISY COOPER.)


JESS HARPER: Ya’ know, Slim, I can’t figure out why you didn’t get all this work done before I got home.


SLIM SHERMAN: Well, it seems like we wasted a lot of time looking for someone who was lost.


JESS HARPER: Is that a fact?


DAISY COOPER: (Sympathetically) Oh.  Would you like a pillow?


(JESS HARPER shakes his head negatively. DAISY COOPER puts her hand on JESS HARPER’s shoulder.)


DAISY COOPER: Let me pour you some more lemonade.


JESS HARPER: (Pats DAISY COOPER’s hand) No thank you, Daisy, I’m fine.


DAISY COOPER: (Sympathetically) Oh.


MIKE WILLIAMS: Can we have some yet?


DAISY COOPER: Pretty quick, as soon as we get the cleaning done. Oh, the dust got into everything.


SLIM SHERMAN: Sure glad to hear you’re feeling better, pard. Maybe you ‘d like to help us knock some of this dust out of the furniture.


JESS HARPER: Ah, I don’t know Slim. You know, my side’s still pretty sore. I don’t know what got into Daisy anyway. The furniture looks fine to me.


SLIM SHERMAN: Oh, is that right?


JESS HARPER: Sure, women are too durn particular.


SLIM SHERMAN: What you’re try’n to say is, ah, dust doesn’t bother you, huh?


JESS HARPER: Not a bit.


SLIM SHERMAN: Well that’s good, pard. Let’s go, Mike.


(SLIM SHERMAN and MIKE WILLIAMS begin beating the furniture right next to JESS HARPER. Dust envelopes JESS HARPER.)


JESS HARPER: Aw, come, aw, what’re you doin’? (Quickly gets out of the chair and leaves)


(DAISY COOPER comes up behind SLIM SHERMAN and MIKE WILLIAMS, laughing.)



Geographic Reference

Abilene, Kansas, United States of America

Buckeye, Wyoming, United States ofAmerica

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

The Sweetwater, United States of America







Scrambled eggs




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