“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
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Mary Lake||George Lake's wife||Karen Steele||29||Credited|
|Bill Mason (alias George Lake)||Spur hunter||Rayford Barnes||40||Credited|
|Clint Mocassin||Spur hunter||George Keymas||35||Credited|
|Old Man||Spur holder||Francis McDonald||69||Credited|
|The Senator||Spur hunter||Robert Emhardt||46||Credited|
|Jackson City hotel clerk||Pitt Herbert||46||Credited|
|Trail sheriff||Robert Griffin||58||Credited|
|Jackson City sheriff||Robert Armstrong||70||Credited|
|Jackson City barfly||George Sowards||72||Uncredited|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Buddy Harris|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Film Editor||Ray de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|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||John Bowman|
|Set Decoration||John 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.
JESS HARPER: So long.
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER gallop off in retreat as the SENATOR waves goodbye.)
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