“The Long Riders”


Season:     2 episode 6

Series Episode:  37

Air Date: October 28, 1960

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studio production



Slim and Jess rescue Luke Gregg from a group of warriors. How will he pay them back for this act of kindness?.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch and Relay StationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.16Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Charley CraigLaramie deputyFred Coby44Credited
Ed McKeeverOutlaw leaderJohn Anderson38Credited
Luke GreggSherman ranch handDan Duryea53Credited
Garby Outlaw"Red" Morgan 45Credited
Art McDonaldAt Adobe Wells against McKeeverMentioned
Chuck WarrenAt Adobe Wells against McKeeverMentioned
Danny BishopAt Adobe Wells against McKeeverMentioned
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffMentioned
Sully OutlawLew Brown 35Uncredited



DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayJohn Dunkel
StoryJohn C. Champion
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreNathan Scott
Director of PhotographyJack MacKenzie, A.S.C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundClarence E. Self
Makeup ArtistBob 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, Hemet, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Hal Needham (stunt double for Dan Duryea), 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 DirectorCharles S. Gould
Set DecorationPerry Murdock



Epilogue – based on “The Long Riders,” a teleplay by John Dunkel and story by John C. Champion


(SLIM SHERMAN, JESS HARPER, and ANDY SHERMAN come out of the Laramie Stage Depot. ANDY SHERMAN is dressed in a suit.)


SLIM SHERMAN: Well, she oughta be here pretty soon now.


ANDY SHERMAN: Hey, look!


(MCKEENVER’s MEN and CHARLIE CRAIG come around the corner.)


JESS HARPER: Well, they’re takin’ them back to jail to wait for the trial.


ANDY SHERMAN: I sure wish I could stay and see it.


SLIM SHERMAN: You’re going back to school.


ANDY SHERMAN: But Luke was my friend. Well wasn’t he. Jess?


JESS SHERMAN: Yeah, I guess he was, Andy. In the end, when it counted.


SLIM SHERMAN: Well, he was my friend too. He died trying to warn me.


ANDY SHERMAN: If only he’d known that Mort Cory had already told you about McKeever. That you brought a posse back with you.


SLIM SHERMAN: Well, maybe if I had done it differently. Brought ’em all straight in. –


JESS HARPER: Why did you come in alone, Slim?


SLIM SHERMAN: Well, I didn’t know about you two. I hoped I could get inside and find out before the shooting started.


JESS HARPER: Well, Maybe nobody coulda helped Luke. He had a lot to live down.


SLIM SHERMAN: Well, here’s the stage.




ANDY SHERMAN: Aw, Slim, Can’t I stay, please? Maybe just one more week for the trial. I’m studying government in school and I oughta stay to see how a court works. Aw, please Slim.


SLIM SHERMAN: Onto the stage, mister.


(ANDY SHERMAN gets into stagecoach)


SLIM SHERMAN: Now you’re going to become a smart man. Make something of yourself.


ANDY SHERMAN: But I don’t want to be smart. I want to be just like you and Jess.


(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER look at each other and then back at ANDY SHERMAN as the stagecoach leaves.)



Geographic References

Adobe Wells,Kansas, United States of America

Coffeyville, Kansas, United States of America

Dakota Territory, United States of America

Deadwood, Dakota Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Montana Territory, United States of America







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