“The Lonesome Gun”
Season: 1 episode 14
Series Episode: 14
Air Date: December 15, 1959
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studios production
Farrell can no longer conscience the death of his son and wants to settle accounts. Who will pay the price?
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|
|Andy Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||Robert Crawford, Jr.||15||Credited|
|Ben Brown||Casper marshall||Ed Prentiss||51||Credited|
|Edward J. "Ed" Farrell (alias Bill Adams)||Matt Sherman's segundo||Gary Merrill||34||Credited|
|Charlie||Stagecoach driver from Casper 1 & 3||Tom London||69||Credited|
|Casper bartender||Sydney Mason||54||Credited|
|Casper deputy||William Vaughan||Credited|
|Casper hotel clerk||Norman Leavitt||46||Credited|
|Sam||Stagecoach driver to Casper||Hank Patterson||71||Credited|
|Joe Tanner||Bounty hunter||Kenneth Tobey||42||Uncredited|
|Charlie||Stagecoach driver from Casper 2||Uncredited|
|Mike Farrell||Edward Farrell's son||Mentioned|
|Matthew Sherman||Slim Sherman's father||Mentioned|
|Teleplay||Arthur Brown, Jr|
|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||George Patrick|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Film Editor||Danny B. Landres|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Earl Crain, Jr|
|Makeup Artist||Robert Dawn|
|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, Hemit, 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||Ben Bishop|
|Set Decoration||William Tapp|
Epilogue – based on “The Lonesome Gun,” a teleplay by Arthur Brown, Jr. and story by Dan Ullman
(JESS HARPER, ANDY SHERMAN and JONESY are sitting at the table in the kitchen of the Sherman ranch house.)
JONESY: And then that miserable animal turned around, just as neat as you please, and trotted off for home, leaving me. That was ten o’clock this morning and I’ve been on my feet ever since.(Sneezes) An-Andy, if I don’t catch pneumonia it’s gonna be a miracle.
SLIM SHERMAN: (Comes into the kitchen from the front room, carrying a bottle and shot glass.) Jonesy, for medicinal purposes only.
JONESY: Oh, no, no, no. I prefer pneumonia.
(JESS HARPER is having a very hard time keeping a straight face throughout this conversation.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Listen, I got some water heating on the stove. You take a hot bath and get into bed, huh?
JONESY: I’ll do just that.
ANDY SHERMAN: Jess, look. (ANDY SHERMAN shows JESS HARPER the barrel of JONESY’s pistol.)
JESS HARPER: I’ll be dad gum. Jonesy, it’s a good thing you didn’t make it on time.
JESS HARPER: Well, this barrel’s so full of mud if you’da fired it you’da blow’d your head off.
JONESY: I never was cut out to be a hero. That’s for sure.
SLIM SHERMAN: Jonesy, you tried. And I thank you for it.
JONESY: Yeah, but I might as wella stayed at home…(Coughs) or gone fishin’.
(SLIM SHERMAN, JESS HARPER, and ANDY SHERMAN laugh.)
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