“Widow in White”


Season:    2 episode 33

Series Episode: 64

Air Date: June 13, 1961

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



A beautiful widow, a stage line right of way, and $30,000 in missing money adds up to Slim Sherman to the rescue. But who will save Slim?


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
Mr. BaileyBankerEd Prentiss52Credited
Birch Dawson's ranch handRayford Barnes40Credited
Tim Collins Stage line employeeRoss Elliot43Credited
Sheila Dawson
Widowed rancherSue England32Credited
Mr. OlsonStorekeeperKelly Thordsen56Credited
Stover Dawson's ranch handGeorge Keymas35Credited
Cliff ThadSheriffRichard Coogan47Credited
TarpDawson's ranch handBen Johnson43Credited
CharlieHotel clerkPitt Herbert48Credited
Mr. DawsonSheila Dawson's husband/OutlawMentioned



DirectorJoe Kane
WriterRod Peterson
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, 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 DirectorCarter De Haven, III
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the script “Widow in White” by Rod Peterson



(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER come out of the Laramie Stage Depot. SLIM SHERMAN has an envelope of money in his hands.)


SLIM SHERMAN: This reward money is goin’ to come in mighty handy.


JESS HARPER: You coulda had that thirty thousand with the girl.


SLIM SHERMAN: Sure and spent it together in prison.


(Two women walk by.)


SLIM SHERMAN Oh… no… no. This is going for the ranch. Hey, what needs fixin’ the most?


JESS HARPER: Did you ever notice how skirts kinda rustle like when they walk.


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, It’s kinda like the rustle of money. It’s kinda expensive to listen, though.


JESS HARPER: So what if it does. We’re practically rich, ain’t we?


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, you’re right. I never could stay rich very long.


(JESS HARPER and SLIM SHERMAN walk down the boardwalk, chasing the rustle of skirts.)




Historical Reference

Outlaw Caches


Geographic References

Medicine Bow, Wyoming Territory

Laramie, Wyoming Territory



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