“Men in Shadows”

Season:     2 episode 31

Series Episode:  62

Air Date: May 30, 1961

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Friendship is a dangerous gamble when it’s with a man from Jess’ past.


Cast &  Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Dixie HowardOutlawRod Cameron50Credited
Johnny KellyStagecoach shotgunRichard Walters29Credited
KramerBounty hunterDennis Patrick43Credited
Mose ShellStagecoach driverEddy Waller70Credited
JulieDixie's shillJoan Tabor28Credited
Tom "Tommy"Laramie deputyEdward Mallory30Credited
BantaStagecoach driverKen Christy66Uncredited
Windy JacksonMessengerFred Sherman56Uncredited
JohnsonStagecoach driverUncredited
FrankLaramie storekeeperUncredited
Laramie barflyChick Sheridan59Uncredited
Laramie barflyJack Tornek74Uncredited
Laramie barflyKermit Maynard63Uncredited
Laramie bartenderCharles Tannen45Uncredited




DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayCalvin Clements
StoryJohn C. Champion
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreR. Dale Butts
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
SoundJohn W. Rixey
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 DirectorJohn Bowman
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy -& Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Calvin Clements and story by John C. Champion


(SLIM SHERMAN is tossing luggage up to the STAGECOACH SHOTGUN. The STAGECOACH DRIVER is adjusting the harness on the team. JESS HARPER and JULIE come out of the ranch house door.)


JESS HARPER: Julie, sure you won’t stay in Laramie for a while?


JULIE: No Jess. I know what would happen if I did.


JESS HARPER So do I. That’s why I’m askin’.


JULIE: We’re so much alike, Jess. N’ there are so many memories that would stand in our way. But, maybe someday.


JESS HARPER: Maybe someday.


(JULIE walks to the stagecoach.)


SLIM SHERMAN: Good luck, Julie, wherever you go.


JULIE: Thanks. (Enters the stagecoach)


JESS HARPER: Bye. (Shuts stagecoach door)


SLIM SHERMAN: All right, Johnson.


(Stagecoach leaves.)


JESS HARPER: You know I never could figure that woman out.


SLIM SHERMAN: Course you can figure most women out, can’t you.


JESS HARPER: Sure I can.


SLIM SHERMAN: (Derisively) Sure you can. (Walks towards the ranch house and then turns and laughs.)


(JESS  HARPER chases SLIM SHERMAN into the ranch house.)




Geographic Reference

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America









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