“Two for the Gallows”

Season:    2 episode 24

Series Episode: 55

Air Date:  April. 11, 1961

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



The Dixon brothers, outlaws-in-the-making, are out to steal gold from Slim & Professor Landfield.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Morgan "Morg" Bennett (alias Professor Courtney Landfield)OutlawDonald Woods55Credited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall51Credited
Len DixonPete Dixon's brother/RancherRichard Evans28Credited
Pete Dixon Len Dixon's brother/RancherWarren Oates32Credited
Mose ShellStagecoach driverEddy Waller70Credited
BertStagecoach shotgunUncredited



DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayDaniel Ullman
StoryJohn C. Champion
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril J. Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorRay C. de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundLyle Cain
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, 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 DirectorFrank Losee
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the teleplay “Two for the Gallows” by Dan Ullman and story by John C. Champion



(SLIM SHERMAN is standing next to the fireplace in the Sherman ranch house front room.) He adds a log to the fire. LEN and PETE DIXON are seated in front of the fire. JESS HARPER comes in the front door,)




LEN DIXON: Howdy, Jess.


JESS HARPER: (Shuts the door) Well, the reward for the return of the money’s gonna be here in about a week. Sheriff’s gonna bring it out.


SLIM SHERMAN: (Looks at LEN and PETE DIXON) Well, that means your share is going to be $2000.




SLIM SHERMAN: What are you gonna do with it?


LEN DIXON: Well sir, I, ah, been thinking and if Pete don’t mind terrible, I – I’m going to turn my share over to you, Slim. and have you watch on it. On account of I just ain’t got sense enough on take care of my own money.


PETE DIXON: Me neither.


JESS HARPER: Next time I go to town I better see the doc about my ears. Beginin’ to hear things I don’t believe.


PETE DIXON: Oh no you ain’t, Jess. Me and my brother, Len here, we used to be a scardt that we was gonna turn out like you and Slim. But now we’re kinda scardt we won’t.




Historical References

11th Illinois Cavalry


Gecc Reference

Chicago, Illinois, United States of America










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