Season: 1 episode 1
Series Episode: 1
Air Date: September 15, 1959
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
The arrival of a fiddle-footed saddle tramp at the Sherman ranch brings about some big changes – in all concerned.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||28||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Drifter||Robert Fuller||26||Credited|
|"Jonesy"||Sherman foreman||Hoagy Carmichael||69||Credited|
|Andy Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||Robert Crawford, Jr.||15||Credited|
|Barkley||Laramie deputy||Norman Willis||56||Credited|
|Bud Carlin||Outlaw leader||Dan Duryea||52||Credited|
|Pete Morgan||Outlaw||John Mitchum||40||Credited|
|Thomas J. Wilkens||Judge||Everett Sloane||49||Credited|
|Franky||Stagecoach driver||Boyd Stockman||43||Credited|
|Hartley||Laramie deputy||Gil Rankin||47||Credited|
|Neeley||Laramie sheriff||Don Haggerty||45||Credited|
|U. S. Marshall||Dan Riss||49||Credited|
|Laramie print shop typesetter||Harvey Stephens||58||Credited|
|Jeremiah||Cream tabby cat||Uncredited|
|Laramie bartender||Herman Hack||60||Uncredited|
|"Doc" Hansen||Laramie doctor||Mentioned|
|Johnny White & his brothers||Outlaws||Mentioned|
|Herb & his boys||Outlaws||Mentioned|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||Nathan Scott|
|Director of Photography||Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||George Patrick|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Color Processing by||Pathe|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Earl Crain, Sr.|
|Makeup Artist||Robert Dawn|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent Dee|
|Assistant Director||Edward K. Dodds|
|Set Decoration||William Tapp|
|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.
Epilogue – based upon the script “Stage Stop” by Robert Pirosh
(JESS HARPER is riding down the road to the next town. Suddenly, SLIM SHERMAN appears, galloping after him.)
SLIM SHERMAN : Jess! Jess! (SLIM SHERMAN comes along side JESS HARPER) Whoa. You’re a hard man to catch up with.
JESS HARPER: I want to make the next town before dark.
SLIM SHERMAN: We could use an extra hand around here. Wouldn’t pay much, but…
JESS HARPER: I like being my own boss.
SLIM SHERMAN: There’s a real future here, Jess. Finest cow country in Wyoming. Wha’d ya say? This could lead to somethin’.
JESS HARPER: Yeah, it sure could. Trouble.
SLIM SHERMAN: Why don’t we take that chance? Come on, we’ll be late for supper.
(SLIM SHERMAN takes off down the road and after a moments hesitation, JESS HARPER follows.)
(At the Sherman ranch, ANDY SHERMAN is impatiently watching from the gate to the pasture. He hits the gate with a stick and turns to go to the ranch house. He hears oncoming hooves and whirls around to see SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER riding down the road.)
ANDY SHERMAN : Slim! Jess! Woohoo! (Runs towards SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPERand slaps SLIM’ SHERMANs hand. Turns back and runs towards the ranch house, shouting) Jonesy, they’re back. Both Slim and Jess. Do ya hear me, Jonesy? They’re back! Come on, Jonesy. (Reachs the ranch house kitchen door, shouting) Slim’s back and Jess is with ‘im.
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER ride into the ranch yard. SLIM SHERMAN dismounts. JESS HARPER watches ANDY SHERMAN and then dismounts. ANDY SHERMAN runs back out of the house and to JESS HARPER, followed by JONESY.)
ANDY SHERMAN: (Grabs JESS HARPER’s arm) : Got ya! (Grabs SLIM SHERMAN’s arm.) Got ya!
JESS HARPER: (Looks at SLIM SHERMAN) : All right, deal me in. We’ll play a hand or two and see how it works out.
JONESY: But don’t deal any off the bottom.
(JESS HARPER and SLIM SHERMAN unsaddle their horses as JONESY and ANDY SHERMAN go back to the ranch house.)
Baxter Ridge, Wyoming Territory, United States of America
Crestwood Trail, Wyoming Territory, United States of America
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