‘The Betrayers”


Season:      4 episode 16
Series Episode: 108
Air Date: January 22, 1963
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production



Jess is sentenced to hang as a member of the Thatcher gang and it’s up to Daisy to save him.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationMentioned
Jess Harper Part owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanMentioned
Kett DarbyOutlawAdam West34Credited
DouglasIronwood sheriffRoy Barcroft60Credited
Ray ThatcherOutlaw leaderDennis Patrick44Credited
Bernie George Selk69Credited
Carl Ironwood deputyFred Coby46Credited
Floyd Ironwood deputyDon Kennedy42Credited
LottieSaloon waitressKathie Browne32Credited
MossOutlawDean Stanton36Credited
PeteIronwood saloon cookGeorge Orrison33Credited
Ironwood townsmanRobert Kline33Credited
Ironwood Junction station masterUncredited
"Old Man" Benson Ironwood rancherMentioned


DirectorJesse Hibbs
TeleplayAlbert Aley
StoryJohn Champion
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Sr.
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, 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 DirectorWallace Worsley, Jr.
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on “The Betrayers,” a teleplay by Albert Aley and story by John C. Champion


(DAISY COOPER and JESS HARPER drive into the Sherman ranch yard in a buckboard, with JESS HARPER’s HORSE tied to the back. JESS HARPER lifts DAISY COOPER out of the wagon and places her on the ground.)


MIKE WILLIAMS: Aunt Daisy, Jess, where ya been?


DAISY COOPER: Oh, it’s a long story, dear.


JESS HARPER: You bet! As far as I’m concerned, it ain’t worth telling.


SLIM SHERMAN: (Exits the kitchen door in an apron, wiping his hands on a towel.) Well, it better be after what I’ve been through.


DAISY COOPER: (Laughs) Slim!


JESS HARPER: (Wolf whistle) What are you doin’ all got up?


SLIM SHERMAN: Oh, nothing besides cooking, washing dishes, cleaning the house, and baking a pie that just burned up. Not to say anything about doing your chores. I sure hope you had a good vacation.


JESS HARPER: Vacation?


MIKE WILLIAMS: Slim, don’t forget about that telegram that came for Jess just now.


SLIM SHERMAN: Oh, yeah. (Reaches into his shirt pocket and hands the telegram to JESS HARPER)


JESS HARPER: (Opens telegram)


DAISY COOPER: Slim, you’ll never believe what happened to us.


SLIM SHERMAN: Well maybe not Daisy, but will you try me.


JESS HARPER: Hey Daisy, listen. It’s from Lottie.




JESS HARPER: (Reading ) “Kett given special hearing before Judge. Recovery of gold and testimony against Thatcher in his favor. Will be put on probation with me as jailer. Love Lottie.”


DAISY COOPER: That’s wonderful.


SLIM SHERMAN: Will somebody please tell me what’s goin’ on?


JESS HARPER: Well sure pard, it’s like this, see. Just walking along minding my own business…


(SLIM SHERMAN pushes JESS HARPER from behind and JESS HARPER stumbles through the kitchen door.)



Geographic References

Amarillo, Texas, United States of America

Green River, United States of America


Ironwood Junction

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Waco, Texas, United States of America






Fried Potatoes






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