“The Sunday Shoot”


Season:    4 episode 7
Series Episode: 99
Air Date: November 13, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production



Competitors come from far and near to compete in the annual shooting contest in Laramie only to find they can lose more than just the contest.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith31Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington76Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
Hobey CarsonMountain manBurt Brinckerhoff26Credited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall53Credited
Nancy "Nance" Tilford Tilford's daughterJena Engstrom20Credited
Rafe SetonSharpshooterGregory Walcott34Credited
Pa TilfordMountain manDan White54Credited
Ben YatesRafe Seton's employeeChris Alcaide39Credited
Dixie Saloon girlPatricia ManningCredited
JoeLaramie bartenderBarry Brooks52Credited
YanoRafe Seton's employeeMoss RileyCredited
Cider maker William Fawcett68Credited
Cider maker Charles Seel65Credited
TullyLaramie townsman on boardwalkUncredited
C. J. White M.D.Laramie doctorMentioned



DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayRon Bishop & Rod Peterson
StoryJohn Champion
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundRobert Bertrand
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Assistant DirectorWallace Worsley
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos
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, George Orrison (stunt double for Gregory Walcott), 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.


Epilogue – based on “The Sunday Shoot,” a teleplay by Ron Bishop & Rod Peterson and story by John C. Champion




NANCY TILFORD: Well, I sure do appreciate you lettin’ us stay on here while Hobey’s shoulder healed some.


DAISY COOPER: Aw, I loved having you. And thank you so much for teaching me how to make that mountainberry jam.


NANCY TILFORD: Well, you’re welcome. Well, I guess that’s about everything. Now, where’d that Hobey go to?


MIKE WILLIAMS: Well, he’s inside playin’ cards with Slim and Jess.


NANCY TILFORD: Playin’ cards? (Goes back into the kitchen door of the ranch house. SLIM SHERMAN, JESS HARPER and HOBEY CARSON are playing cards at the kitchen table. NANCY TILFORD takes HOBEY CARSON by the ear, dragging him out the door.)


HOBEY CARSON: Ow! Nance! Ow! Nance! Stop that! Come on, we weren’t playin’ for keeps. Honest.


JESS HARPER: (Laughs): An they ain’t even married yet.


SLIM SHERMAN: I know. Hey, that’s too bad. He had a good hand, too.


Historical Reference

Fort Sanders Massacre

Shooting Competitions


Geographic Reference

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America



Hard apple cider


Ice cream

Mountainberry jam


Sour pickles

Meringue pies



Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Wikipedia, individual observations, and others as indicated by the links.

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