“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


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith28Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman foremanHoagy Carmichael70Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Ben BrownCasper marshallEd Prentiss51Credited
Edward J. "Ed" Farrell (alias Bill Adams)Matt Sherman's segundoGary Merrill34Credited
CharlieStagecoach driver from Casper 1 & 3Tom London69Credited
Casper bartenderSydney Mason54Credited
Casper deputyWilliam VaughanCredited
Casper hotel clerkNorman Leavitt46Credited
Sam Stagecoach driver to CasperHank Patterson71Credited
Joe Tanner Bounty hunterKenneth Tobey42Uncredited
CharlieStagecoach driver from Casper 2Uncredited
Stagecoach shotgunUncredited
Townsman Kermit Maynard62Uncredited
Mike FarrellEdward Farrell's sonMentioned
Matthew Sherman Slim Sherman's fatherMentioned



DirectorAlvin Ganzer
TeleplayArthur Brown, Jr
StoryDan Ullman
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreDavid Buttolph
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorRichard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film EditorDanny B. Landres
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Jr
Makeup ArtistRobert Dawn
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent 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 DirectorBen Bishop
Set DecorationWilliam 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’.





Historical Reference

Yuma Prison


Geographic References

Casper, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Helena, Montana Territory, United States of America

Loredo, Texas, United States of America


Musical Reference

By the Light of the Silvery Moon





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