Season: 4 episode 13
Series Episode: 105
Air Date: January 1, 1963
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
Slim’s attempt to recover cattle drive money from a card shark takes a strange turn when the card shark robs the Riverton bank.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Shermani||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||31||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Part owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||Robert Fuller||29||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Lee Christy||Mathew Christy's brother||Jim Beck||27||Credited|
|Mathew "Matt" Christy||Riverton mine owner||Harlan Warde||45||Credited|
|Mr. Heron||Outlaw/McKeever's shill||Robert Cornthwaite||45||Credited|
|Rudford Jenks||Hotel clerk||Gage Clarke||62||Credited|
|Nora Kelsey||Riverton saloon girl||Gloria Talbott||31||Credited|
|Al McKeever||Outlaw/Card shark||Charles Maxwell||49||Credited|
|Ben Tate||Riverton marshal||John Doucette||41||Credited|
|Billy||Drover backing Slim||William Wellman, Jr.||25||Credited|
|Riverton saloon girl||Joan Swift||29||Credited|
|Riverton banker||Gene Roth||59||Uncredited|
|Mr. Patton||Laramie rancher||Uncredited|
|Walter Ames, M. D.||Riverton doctor||Mentioned|
|E. M. Collett M.D.||Riverton doctor||Mentioned|
|Clara Patton||Mr. Patton's wife||Mentioned|
|Marty Patton||Mr. Patton's son||Mentioned|
|Teleplay||Donald S. Sanford|
|Assistant to Producer||Rod Peterson|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Russell Kimball|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Earl Crain, Sr.|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent Dee|
|Series Stuntmen (uncredited)||Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, 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 Director||Frank Losee|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Ralph Sylos|
Epilogue – based on the teleplay “Naked Steel” by Donald S. Sanford and story by John C. Champion
(DAISY COOPER rings the triangle dinner bell on the Sherman ranch house porch. JESS HARPER and SLIM SHERMAN come to the porch from the ranch yard. MIKE WILLIAM runs out of the kitchen door.)
MIKE WILLIAMS: Slim, a letter came for ya this morning.
SLIM SHERMAN: Well. you don’t say?
MIKE WILLIAMS: It’s from Riverton. Looks important. Can I get it for ya?
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, if you think it can’t wait.
(MIKE WILLIAMS runs into the ranch house.)
DAISY COOPER: (Chortles) He can’t stand an unopened letter.
JESS HARPER: Yeah, well, I’m kinda partial to a mystery myself, Daisy. What d’ya figure it is? (Rubs SLIM SHERMAN’s shoulder) Maybe some pretty little gal Slim’s been deceiving.
SLIM SHERMAN: (Slaps JESS HARPER in the ribs)
MIKE WILLIAMS: (Reappearing) It’s from a bank. (Hands SLIM SHERMAN the envelope)
SLIM SHERMAN: Bank? (Opens the letter and unfolds it. He looks puzzled.)
MIKE WILLIAMS: What’s it say?
DAISY COOPER: Mike, that is a private matter.
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, it seems that Marshal Tate didn’t have any kin. The reward money that would go to him, comes to me.
MIKE WILLIAMS: Wow-ee! How much?
DAISY COOPER: Mike! It isn’t polite to pry.
MIKE WILLIAMS: Well I was only pryin’ a little.
(SLIM SHERMAN hands DAISY COOPER the check)
DAISY COOPER: My goodness!
SLIM SHERMAN: Daisy, would you see that the Patton family gets that. You’ll know how to do it so it doesn’t hurt their pride. That oughta see them through ’til next fall.
DAISY COOPER: That’s very generous of you, Slim.
JESS HARPER: Getting kinda liberal about giving your money away, aren’t ya pard?
DAISY COOPER: Ah, a gift from the heart has a way of coming back.
JESS HARPER: Maybe so, Daisy…
SLIM SHERMAN: I’ll flip ya for it, pard. You know, before I left I bet you five dollars that that new corral fence wouldn’t be up. Forgot about it, huh?
JESS HARPER: Forgot, I was too blame busy….
SLIM SHERMAN: Just the same, it’s not up. (Snaps his fingers and puts out his hand, palm up.)
JESS HARPER: (Looks at SLIM SHERMAN with disgust)
SLIM SHERMAN: Look at that face, Daisy.
DAISY COOPER: Um… hmm. (Laughs)
(JESS HARPER slaps a five dollar bill into SLIM SHERMAN’s hand.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Thank you.
DAISY COOPER: Come on, dinner’s getting cold.
(SLIM SHERMAN pats MIKE WILLIAMS on the posterior as all go in through the kitchen door.)
Riverton, Colorado, United States of America
Laramie, “The Star Trail“, Season 1 Episode 5, Series Episode 5, Air Date: October 13, 1959
Writer: Douglas Heyes
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