“The Iron Captain”


Season:   1 episode 7

Series Episode:  7

Air Date: October 27, 1959

Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Jess and Slim are taken hostage while witnesses at a trial.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith28Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman foremanHoagy Carmichael69Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Dixie Anderson OutlawDehl Berti38Credited
Pete FinchOutlawJames Coburn31Credited
HaileyLaramie sheriffDenver Pyle39Credited
JensonOutlawGeorge Keymas33Credited
"Captain" Sam PradoOutlaw leaderEdmond O'Brien44Credited
Lita RaySaloon dancerValerie Allen25Credited
Dusty OutlawJames Anderson38Credited
Foxy Laramie deputyFoxy Callahan58Uncredited
Jake StromeRancherGerald Milton33Uncredited
SidsLaramie barberUncredited
Clem Waters Foreman of the juryKen Christy65Uncredited
Lou TownsmanFrosty RoyceUncredited
MattBartenderFred Sherman54Uncredited
General store ownerTerry FrostUncredited
OutlawChick Hannan58Uncredited
Posse memberRead Morgan28Uncredited
Saloon girlJoan Staley19Uncredited
TownsmanAugie Gomex69Uncredited
TownsmanWalter Lawrence58Uncredited




DirectorRobert B. Sinclair
TeleplayE. Jack Neuman
StoryRobert Pirosh
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreNathan Scott
Director of PhotographyBert Glennon
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head (Supervisor)Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film EditorMarston Fay
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundWilliam Lynch
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 DirectorGeorge Bisk
Set DecorationClarence Steensen



Epilogue – based upon “The Iron Captain,” a script by E. Jack Neuman


(SLIM SHERMAN and LITA walk to the stagecoach. SLIM SHERMAN opens the door and helps LITA in. He shuts the door and leans in towards the window.)


LITA: Maybe you’ll be in Sweetwater some time, Slim.


SLIM SHERMAN: Maybe some time, Lita. Good luck.


LITA: (Takes SLIM SHERMAN’s chin in her hand, raises his face and kisses him.)


SLIM SHERMAN: (Smiles and waves at the DRIVER)


DRIVER: Hey! Ha! (The stagecoach leaves.)



Geographic References

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Sweetwater Station, Wyoming Territory, United States of America




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