“The Legend of Lily”
Season: 1 episode 19
Series Episode: 19
Air Date: January 26, 1960
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studio production
Jonesy holds special memories of “The Toast of Three Continents.” Can she live up to them?
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||28||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||26||Credited|
|"Jonesy"||Sherman foreman||Hoagy Carmichael||70||Credited|
|Ben Carson||Lily's manager/Husband||Kent Taylor||52||Credited|
|Lily Langford||Singer/Carson's wife||Constance Moore||40||Credited|
|Shanghai Pierce||Trail boss||George Tobias||59||Credited|
|Alamo||Shanghai's segundo||Harry Lauter||45||Credited|
|Bea||Lily's companion||Patsy Kelly||50||Credited|
|Charlie||Laramie barber||Hall Smith||43||Credited|
|Judd- General Store owner||General store owner||Harry O. Tyler (Harry Tyler)||71||Credited|
|Platte County sheriff||Roy Barcroft||57||Credited|
|Laramie bartender||David McMahon||49||Credited|
|Laramie sheriff||William Tannen||48||Credited|
|Jim||Lily's coach driver||Richard Farnsworth||39||Uncredited|
|Show Attendee||Phil Schumacher||50||Uncredited|
|Laramie telegrapher||Harry Strang||67||Uncredited|
|Drunken Laramie townsman||Frank Sully||51||Uncredited|
|Laramie townsman||Jimmie Booth||34||Uncredited|
|Laramie townsman||James Parnell||36||Uncredited|
|Laramie townsman||Edwin Rochelle||53||Uncredited|
|Shanghai's drover||Dee Cooper||39||Uncredited|
|Story||John C. Campion|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||George Patrick|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Film Editor||Ray de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Melvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent 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 Director||Jack Doran|
|Set Decoration||William Tapp|
Epilogue – based on “The Legend of Lily,” a teleplay by Kathleen Hite
(LILY and BEA exit the Laramie hotel midst applause from a gathering of townspeople. JIM helps them into the coach. JIM puts luggage on top of the coach and climbs into the driver’s seat. SHANGHAI and his drovers ride up.)
SHANGHAI: Hold it! Hold it! I got somethin’ to say. (SHANGHAI dismounts and walks to the coach.)
LILY: I think you’ve said more than enough already.
SHANGHAI: I know. I’ve got it comin’ to me.
LILY: How’d you get out of jail? Kill the sheriff?
SHANGHAI: Well, I did what any old gray-haired horse would do. I paid my fine, bought a new saloon for the barkeep. If I got any nicer they’d want me to stay on as town parson.
LILY: (Smiles and shakes her head) I never was one to hold a grudge. (Offers her hand) Where you headin,’ Shanghai?
SHANGHAI: Wherever your goin’. I brought you in here with an honor escort and I’d like to see you safely to wherever you’re bound.
LILY: Well now, no self-respecting woman could refuse such gallantry.
SHANGHAI: Just one thing, Miss Lily.
LILY: What’s that.
SHANGHAI: Make it a long trip, will ya? (SHANGHAI mounts his horse.) Come on, boys.
JIM: Ha! Ha! Ha!
(SHANGHAI’s men escort the coach out of town. As the coach passes, LILY throws JONESY a kiss. JONESY tips his hat. SLIM SHERMAN looks with amusement at JONESY and JESS HARPER shakes his head negatively. Contritely, JONESY waves goodbye.)
BEN CARSON: (Suspended from a rope at the Laramie blacksmith shop.) Help! Help!
(SHANGHAI shoots the rope and down BEN CARSON falls into a water trough.)
SHANGHAI: (Laughs heartily) Hee! Hee! Hee! Ha! Ha! Ho! Ho! (Canters after the coach.)
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