“Man From Kansas”


Season:    2 episode 15

Series Episode: 46

Air Date: January 10. 1961

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



A man styles his holdups after the Robin Hood legend and becomes a Laramie celebrity.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Bill Bates Stagecoach driverKelly Thordsen55Credited
Russ DevonLaramie deputyAdam West32Credited
Clay Jackson OutlawJock Mahoney41Credited
Carter Simpson BankerVinton Hayworth54Credited
August "Gus" WilloughbyLaramie rancherGeorge Mitchell55Credited
Sarah WilloughbyAugust Willoughby's wifeJocelyn Brando41Credited
MattPoker play - bust handTom Greenway51Uncredited
TomCircuit judgeHarry Shannon70Credited
WillyTown drunkFred Sherman55Credited
Laramie sheriffBartlett Robinson48Credited
CharliePoker player53Credited
BenPoker playerUncredited
FredPoker playerUncredited
Laramie townsmanCharles Perry61Uncredited



DirectorJoe Kane
TeleplayPaul Savage
StoryDan Ullman
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreRichard Shores
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorRay de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJoe Lapis
Makeup ArtistLeo Lotito, Jr.
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 DirectorJames H. Brown
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock


Epilogue – based on the teleplay “Man From Kansas” by Paul Savage and story by Dan Ullman


(SLIM SHERMAN is sitting in the front room of the Sherman ranch house reading Robin Hood. JESS HARPER is behind him, getting ready to go to town.)


SLIM SHERMAN: You forgot to do the dishes.


JESS HARPER: No, I didn’t forget. I figured maybe you’d do ’em.


SLIM SHERMAN: Oh, I would Jess, but you know I’m still a little shakey. You know what the doc said. He said, “Don’t overdo it.”


JESS HARPER: Yeah. You sure been taking his advice, if I do say so.


SLIM SHERMAN: What do you think about the Willoughby’s offering to pay Simpson back the three hundred dollars?


JESS HARPER: Ah, right neighborly. Even more so, Mr. Simpson didn’t take it… (Walks to the front door) Well, don’t wait up for me.


SLIM SHERMAN: Hey! What are you doing all polished up?


JESS HARPER: There’s a big dance in town tonight. Don’t you worry buddy, you take it easy. I’ll do the dishes when I get back.


SLIM SHERMAN: Wait a minute! How come you didn’t tell me about the dance?


JESS HARPER: Well there’s no point in it, I mean you being so weak and shakey and all. Strenuous thing like dancing might kill you.


SLIM SHERMAN: You wait here.


JESS HARPER: Hey, who’s going to do the dishes?


SLIM SHERMAN: All right, I’ll do ’em when we get back. (Walks into his bedroom and begins to dress.)


JESS HARPER: (Smothering laughter.)



Geographic References

Kansas, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America




Venison steaks


Consubstantial Show

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, “The Imitation Jesse James“, Season 3 Episode 21,
Air Date: February 4, 1958, Writer: Dan (Daniel B.) Ullman



Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Wikipedia, individual observations, and others as indicated by the links.

Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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