“The Run to Tumavaca”
Season: 1 episode 9
Series Episode: 9
Air Date: November 10, 1959
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
A Revue Studio production
“The bigger hurry you’re in, the more things go wrong,” is Slim’s prophetic statement. Soon thereafter, Jess hurries down to Mexico with an old flame.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||28||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||26||Credited|
|Andy Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||Robert Crawford, Jr.||15||Credited|
|Arnold De Walt||Owner of the Diamond D Ranch||John Archer||45||Credited|
|Laurel De Walt||De Walt's wife||Gena Rowlands||29||Credited|
|Gara||Bounty hunter||Robert J. Wilke||45||Credited|
|George Hannah||Diamond D foreman||John Alderson||43||Credited|
|Montero Rios||Rancher in Mexico||Tom Hernandez||44||Credited|
|Josh||Roy's brother/Bounty hunter||Kevin Hagen||31||Credited|
|Roy||Bounty hunter||Harry Lauter||35||Credited|
|Mexican Villager||Mexican villager||Joe Dominguez||65||Credited|
|Story||John Falvo & Paul Savage|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Hans Salter|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S. Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Film Editor||Ray de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Melvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.|
|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||Frank Fox|
|Set Decoration||Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based upon “The Run to Tumavaca” script by Paul Savage
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER are on the trail and in their evening camp.)
SLIM SHERMAN: We’ll be home tomorrow.
JESS HARPER: “Home.” That’s a nice word.
SLIM SHERMAN: A little while ago you told me something you said to Mrs. DeWalt about belonging and now you’re mooning over the word “home.” (Smacks his lips) Well, I think the Big Open’s almost lost you for good.
JESS HARPER: Yeah, well I notice you still like to break away once in a while.
SLIM SHERMAN: Only often enough to know it’s still out there.
JESS HARPER: Don’t try to josh me. You’ve never completely lost that itch any more than I have, or will.
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, maybe that’s true. But for Andy, I can’t scratch that itch as often as you can.
JESS HARPER: It’s not too hard to get you on the trail, Slim.
SLIM SHERMAN: Now that’s true. Just you with one foot in trouble and the other in a barrel of axle grease.
JESS HARPER: (Indignantly) That ain’t so!
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