“No Second Chance”

Season:    2 episode 11

Series Episode: 42

Air Date: December 6, 1960

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



It’s no holds barred when a woman swears revenge against the stage line.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Fran EriksonDan Erikson's daughterFay Spain28Credited
Kem BackerFounding his own stagelineJeff Richards34Credited
Lon MathewsLaramie sheriffRichard Coogan46Credited
SmudgeMr. Stevens' wagon driverDub Taylor53Credited
Tracy Ken Backer's gunmanWilliam Bryant36Credited
Ken Backer's foremanBob Morgan44Credited
DoctorFrank Wilcox53Credited
GipKen Backer's employeeUncredited
GarthRancher and relay station ownerRand Brooks41Uncredited
MaryGarth's wifeUncredited
SteveBacker employeeUncredited
Stagecoach driverGeorge Sowards72Uncredited
Stagecoach shotgunUncredited
Dan EriksonFront owner (founder) of the Overland stageline Mentioned
Mr. StevensOwner of the logging transportation companyMentioned



DirectorEarl Bellamy
WriterFrank Chase
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril J. Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorEugene Pendleton
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundWilliam Russell
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 DirectorJames H. Brown
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the script “No Second Chance” by Frank Chase


(FRAN ERICKSON walks out of the Laramie hotel door. JESS HARPER and SLIM SHERMAN walk up and tip their hats.)






SLIM SHERMAN: Understand you’re leavin’.


FRAN ERICKSON: Tomorrow. Can you ever forgive me?


SLIM SHERMAN: We did that the night you got hurt.


FRAN ERICKSON: Well, I’m afraid I had that coming. I hear Smudge is going back to work next week.


JESS HARPER: Yeah, mean and onery as ever.




SLIM SHERMAN: Garth and his missus thank you for the check. It will help out a lot.


FRAN ERICKSON: Only trouble is… I owe a lot more than I can pay.


SLIM SHERMAN: Everyone carries mistakes, Fran. You just learn to live with them.


(A buggy, driven by LON MATHEWS, comes up in front of the group. LON MATHEWS steps down from the buggy.)


LON MATHEWS: All ready, Fran?


FRAN ERICKSON: Yes. Thanks for everything, boys. Goodbye and good luck.


(LON MATHEWS helps FRAN ERICKSON into the buggy. SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER watch with a quizzical look on their faces.)


LON MATHEWS: Like I keep telling you, boys, stay loose.


(LON MATHEWS and FRAN ERICKSON drive off in the buggy.)


SLIM SHERMAN: There’s a girl that’s got pret’ near everything. Looks, brains, money. ‘Cept she’s unlucky.


JESS HARPER: How’s that?


SLIM SHERMAN: She played her cards right, she coulda had one of us.


(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER give each other the once over. JESS HARPER shakes his head negatively. and they both smile.)



Geographic References

Denver, Colorado Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Tappet Falls, Wyoming Territory, United States of America





Boiled potatoes



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