“The Road to Helena”
Season: 4 episode 32
Series Episode: 124
Air Date: May 21, 1963
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
Slim agrees to help a bank robber return $50,000, if the law doesn’t help itself to the cache first.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||32||Credited|
|Atkins||Cody saloon owner||Bob Anderson||42||Credited|
|Bradford||Outlaw||John M. Pickard||49||Credited|
|David Franklin||Helena bank teller/Outlaw||Henry Hull||72||Credited|
|Ruth Franklin||David Franklin's daughter||Maggie Pierce||31||Credited|
|Frank"King of Cody" Ross||Cody deputy/Outlaw||Robert Colbert||31||Credited|
|Jamie Ross||Frank Ross' brother||Dan Krohn||24||Credited|
|Assistant to Producer||Rod Peterson|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Russell Kimball|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||Ray C. de Vally, A. C. E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Earl Crane, Jr.|
|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, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Boyd Stockman (stunt double for John Smith), Jerry Summers, Jack Williams
|Assistant Director||Ben Bishop|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Ralph Sylos|
Epilogue – based on “The Road to Helena,” a teleplay by John McGeevey and story by Dan Ullman
(DAVID and RUTH FRANKLIN are at the campfire.)
DAVID FRANKLIN: Oh, ah, thank you baby, Thank you. (Takes a cup of coffee from RUTH FRANKLIN as SLIM SHERMAN comes around the boulder behind them. DAVID FRANKLIN clears his throat.) Hmm. Nice shootin’, son. Nice shootin’.
RUTH FRANKLIN: Don’t try to talk, Dad.
DAVID FRANKLIN: I got to, honey. I got some explaining to do.
SLIM SHERMAN: No you don’t. You know, I’m sorry you got hurt. You know, about your running out there with the money, that gave me the chance I was lookin’ for.
DAVID FRANKLIN: That was the idee, son. That was the idee. Here, take a look. (Hands the satchel to SLIM SHERMAN)
RUTH FRANKLIN: Stop pretending. We both know the money means more to you than anything or anybody.
DAVID FRANKLIN: You seem mighty sure of that, baby.
SLIM SHERMAN: (Opens the satchel. It is full of crumpled paper.)
DAVID FRANKLIN: (Laughs) I switched it last night. The money is in the water barrel on the wagon.
RUTH FRANKLIN: Then you weren’t trying to…
DAVID FRANKLIN: Run out on you. No, honey, I – I’m getting a little too old for that kind of thing. Son, do you think you can get us back on the road to Helena?
SLIM SHERMAN: Mr. Franklin, we’ve never been off of it.
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