“The Wedding Party”


Season:      4 episode 17
Series Episode: 109
Air Date: January 29, 1963
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production



Daisy baked the cake so she and Slim are off to the wedding, if Slim’s friend doesn’t ruin the party.


Casts & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith31Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
Ed BishopStacey Bishop's fatherBarton MacLaneCredited
Marilee BishopStacey Bishop's sisterBarbara ParkinsCredited
Stacey BishopGil Harrison's ex-wifeJacqueline ScottCredited
Gil HarrisonStacey's ex-husband/OutlawEd NelsonCredited
PikeOutlawBill BoyettCredited
Lee TaylorStacey's fianceRonald FosterCredited
Red WheelerEd Bishop's foremanRuss BenderCredited
Frank WheelerRed Wheeler's sonChuck CourtneyCredited
PeteOutlawLeonard P. GeerCredited
VinceOutlawBill CatchingCredited



DirectorJesse Hibbs
TeleplayAlbert Aley & John Champion
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 EditorRay C. de Vally, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJohn W. Rixey
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, 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 DirectorGeorge Bisk
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on “The Wedding Party,” a teleplay by Albert Aley & John C. Champion and story by John C. Champion


(SLIM SHERMAN  is playing “Red River Valley” on the harmonica. JESS HARPER is repairing his holster. DAISY COOPER is mixing a batter and MIKE WILLIAMS is drinking water. MIKE WILLIAMS walks over to DAISY COOPER and tries to filch some batter.)


DAISY COOPER: Your homework. Now!


MIKE WILLIAMS: (Walks over to the table) Slim, tell me some more about the wedding.


SLIM SHERMAN:Well, there’s nothin’ else to tell, Mike.


MIKE WILLIAMS: With all that fightin’ there musta been somethin’ ya left out.


SLIM SHERMAN:  (Looks over at JESS HARPER) Come to think of it, there was one thing I forgot to tell ya.


JESS HARPER: Sure there was. ‘Bout how you hid under the bed when all the shootin’ started.


SLIM SHERMAN: Na, it was after that. At the weddin’ ceremony, Marilee and I got to talking about Jess.


JESS HARPER: About me? I thought you were the one she was trying to hitch up with.


SLIM SHERMAN: Not any more, pard. After what I told her about you, you’re the number one choice.


JESS HARPER: I am? Well, I don’t even know her.


SLIM SHERMAN: Doesn’t make any difference. Matter of fact, she’s ridin’ out here tomorrow. Wouldn’t surprise me none if she didn’t bring that preacher wi’ her. (Performs a run on the harmonica)


JESS HARPER: (Jumps up from his chair and heads for the kitchen.) Daisy, is he telling the truth?


MIKE WILLIAMS: (Speaking quietly to SLIM SHERMAN) You’re just stringing him along, aren’t ya?


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, but don’t you tell him that, huh? (Begins playing the “Red River Valley” again.)




Wedding cake




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