“The Lawless Seven”


Season:     3 episode 13
Series Episode:  77
Air Date: December 26, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studio production



A man is murdered after Jess threatens him. While on the run, Jess falls in with a gang of outlaws. How will Jess see his way out of this?


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller28Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Fred AikensCheyenne sheriffFrank Gerstle46Credited
Walter "Walt" CadeOutlawWilliam Boyett35Credited
Frank GormanRancherEd Prentiss53Credited
Calvin HawksOutlaw leaderLyle Bettger46Credited
Ginny HawksClavin Hawks' daughterJena Engstrom19Credited
Marian Hawks Calvin Hawks' wifeDorothy Green41Credited
Sam PurdyOutlawBing Russell61Credited
Judge PetrieCheyenne judgeWillis Bouchey54Credited
Eliot OutlawBiff Elliot58Credited
RinkJohn Gorman's nephew/ForemanJohn Lodge39Credited
Mr. StanleyCheyenne bankerUncredited
Stagecoach driverUncredited
Stagecoach shotgunUncredited
Cattle buyers/Stage passengers (2)Uncredited
Stage line passengerUncredited
Cheyenne bank tellerUncredited
James DirksonWranglerMentioned
"Calico" OutlawMentioned



DirectorLesley Selander
WriterDan Ullman
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennaha, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundFrank H Wilkinson
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 DirectorJack Doran
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on “The Lawless Seven,” a script by Dan Ullman


(JESS HARPER comes out of the Sherman ranch house with his gunbelt in his hand and hangs the gunbelt over the hitching rail. He pulls a piece of paper out of his shirt pocket, leans against the tree in front of the ranch house and begins to read. DAISY COOPER is cutting red climbing roses.)


DAISY COOPER: (Shows a rose to JESS HARPER) Isn’t that beautiful?


(JESS HARPER shakes his head affirmatively, perhaps more about the letter than the rose.)


DAISY COOPER: Someone must have written you something awfully nice. You’ve been smiling all morning.


JESS HARPER: Somebody did, Daisy. Ginny Hawks. She says: “Dear Jess, I can see. Not very much yet. The doctor thinks by the end of the year my vision may be close to normal, with the help of eye glasses. Anyway, I can see well enough to write this letter and it’s the first one I’ve written to anybody. Mother sends her love along with mine. Bless you. Ginny. P. S. I saw a rose today.” (JESS HARPER takes the rose from DAISY COOPER.)




Historical Reference

Wyoming Cattlemen’s Association


Geographic References

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory

Denver, Colorado Territory

Ellsworth, Kansas

Emporia, Kansas

Gunsight Pass, Colorado Territory

Laramie, Wyoming Territory



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