Season: 2 episode 17
Series Episode: 48
Air Date: January 31, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
“Play along with me and you might figure you’ve got a chance.” A desert, dry water holes, eighty thousand in gold double eagles and a healthy distrust promise otherwise.
Cast & Crew Lists
Character Role Actor Actor Age Status
Jess Harper Sherman ranch hand Robert Fuller 27 Credited
Hoot Jess' horse Hoot Uncredited
Deke Beldon Clint Wade's cell mate Dennis Parick 42 Credited
Tully Casper Outlaw Edgar Buchanan 57 Credited
Clint Wade Outlaw Jan Merlin 35 Credited
Roy Wade Clint Wade's brother Mentioned
Kilroy Outlaw Mentioned
Yates Outlaw Mentioned
Director Lesley Selander
Teleplay Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin
Story John C Champion
Producer John C. Champion
Laramie Theme Cyril Mockridge
Music Score David Buttolph
Director of Photography Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate Producer Dan Ullman
Art Director Lloyd S Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor David J. O'Connell
Film Editor John C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical Supervision Stanley Wilson
Sound William Russell
Makeup Artist Jack Barron
Hair Stylist Florence Bush
Costume & Wardrobe Vincent Dee
Assistant Director James H. Brown
Set Decoration John McCarthy & Perry Murdock
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 on the teleplay “Stolen Tribute” by Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin and story by John C. Champion
(A loud and rowdy CROWD in the saloon is enjoying TULLY CASPER’s largess.)
TULLY CASPER: Drink it up, dudes. I’m buying. Heh! Heh! Heh! Just name your drinks, boys. I’m payin’ for it. Heh! Heh!
JESS HARPER: (Reaches around and takes the whisky glass from Tully’s hand) Don’t mind if I do, Tully.
TULLY CASPER: (Motions for the two saloon hostesses next to him to leave) Shoo girls, shoo, git, git. Wha’d ya wanna come here for, Jess?
JESS HARPER: Now, wha’ do ya think – the money.
TULLY CASPER: Aw, Jess. I gave ya a chance when I coulda killed ya.
JESS HARPER: Yeah, and I coulda split your skull when I walked in here. And I been thinkin’ plenty about it the past five days walkin’ on that desert.
(TULLY CASPER moves)
JESS HARPER: Tully, you reach for that gun; I’ll make you eat it.
TULLY CASPER: Oh, Jess.
JESS HARPER: Now shut up. How much money have you spent?
TULLY CASPER: ‘Bout two hundred dollars.
JESS HARPER: Wha’d you do with the rest of it?
TULLY CASPER: Hid it. Buried it.
JESS HARPER: Well, let’s walk over and talk to the sheriff and then we can dig it up.
TULLY CASPER: Aw, Jess. Already wore out a shovel diggin’ for it. You ain’t gonna beat me out of it, are ya?
JESS HARPER: That’s the way the world is, Tully. ‘Bout time you found it out,
TULLY CASPER: (Fingering his new duds) Well, nice while it lasted. (Drinks a last whiskey)
(JESS HARPER relieves TULLY CASPER of his revolver. TULLY CASPER and JESS HARPER leave.)
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