“The Lost Dutchman”


Season:     2 episode 18

Series Episode:  49

Air Date: February 14, 1961

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studio production



The Durango spur is the key to the fortune of the Lost Dutchman – and Slim’s life.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Mary LakeGeorge Lake's wifeKaren Steele29Credited
Bill Mason (alias George Lake)Spur hunterRayford Barnes40Credited
Clint MocassinSpur hunterGeorge Keymas35Credited
Old ManSpur holderFrancis McDonald69Credited
The SenatorSpur hunterRobert Emhardt46Credited
Jackson City hotel clerkPitt Herbert46Credited
Trail sheriffRobert Griffin58Credited
Jackson City sheriffRobert Armstrong70Credited
Jackson City barflyGeorge Sowards72Uncredited



DirectorTay Garnett
WriterJerry Adelman
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyBuddy Harris
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorRay de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundWilliam Russell
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 DirectorJohn Bowman
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on “The Lost Dutchman,” a script by Jerry Adelman


(The SENATOR Is coming down the street, valise in hand. SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER lead their horses out of the stable.)


SENATOR : Gentlemen! (Approaches SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER) I merely wanted to wish you both a pleasant trip.


SLIM SHERMAN: It didn’t take you long to get out of jail.


SENATOR: It never does. (Gafaw) What I mean is, beyond being a material witness to establish your innocence, the local law and I are finished with each other. There are no charges against me.


JESS HARPER: Yeah, well I can think of a couple. Attempted murder, for instance.


SENATOR: (with derision) Oh, now surely you can’t believe I meant to use that gun on you, Mister Harper? Besides… you have no witnesses. Oh, about that whiskey I treated you to. I’m terribly sorry about that. I must have gotten a hold of a bad bottle. No hard feelings, I trust.


JESS HARPER: You know you’re makin’ it awful hard for me to stay mad at you, Senator.


SENATOR: (Laughs) I’m very glad. Well, good luck to both of you. Perhaps our paths may cross again one day.


SLIM SHERMAN: No offense, Senator but, ah, we hope not. ‘


SENATOR: (Shaking his finger at SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER) You never can tell…Oh! (Reaches into his coat as he puts down his valise and pulls out the spur.) You see this? I prevailed upon our good sheriff to entrust me with it.


JESS HARPER: Was he lookin’ at the time?


SENATOR: Please. Well, all I have to do now is find the mate for this.


(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER look at each other.)


SENATOR: Now if either of you fine young men would be interested in what is probably the most fabulous fortune in the entire world.


(There is a rustling of saddle leather as SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER mount their horses and rein them back. )


SLIM SHERMAN: Goodbye, Senator.




(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER gallop off in retreat as the SENATOR waves goodbye.)



Historical Reference

The Lost Dutchman


Geographic Reference

Jackson, California, United States of America

Jackson, Wyoming Territory, United States of America


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