Laramie (1959–1963)
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Jess is deputy sheriff for the weekend while Sheriff Cory delivers some papers. Jess hopes to have a quiet weekend with only Parson Hawks as a prisoner and Mort's nephew Johnny who wants to be a deputy watching but things don't work out.



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Episode cast overview:
Slim Sherman (credit only)
Jess Harper
Daisy Cooper (credit only)
Mike Williams (credit only)
Johnny Hartley
Parson Hawks
Lottie Harris
Sheriff Mort Cory
Carol Hartley
Bart Collins
Doctor Burns
Nick Nicholson ...
Ray Vincent
Del Shamley


In Casper three men hold up a bank and one of the men, Del Shamley, who is kill hungry hits the teller hard enough to kill him. The three men leave and split up with Ray Vincent taking the money. Their plan is to meet in Laramie to split the loot. Jess Harper is spending the weekend in Laramie as deputy sheriff while Mort Cory is off to Cedar Bend on business. Complicating an otherwise quiet weekend is Parson Hawks who occupies a cell in the jail and Johnny Hartley, Mort Cory's nephew and deputy sheriff wannabe. Mort would like for Johnny who is educated and recently married to a beautiful girl, Carol, to go into another line of work. What Jess hasn't bargained for is the two bank robbers arriving to meet their third partner to split the proceeds of the bank heist. Jess' quiet weekend is about to heat up and the results could get him and Johnny Hartley killed. Del has already had a run in with Johnny in the street followed by Jess and Johnny responding to a call for help when Del and ... Written by DarSpi

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25 December 1962 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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After receiving a beating from Del Shamley (Richard Devon) and Bart Collins (DeForest Kelley) Jess Harper is seen with an injury to the right side of his face which has been treated with a modern band aid. Problem being it's the 1870's and band aids weren't invented until 1921 by Earle Dickson who worked for the Johnson and Johnson company at the time. See more »

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Cut out for law enforcement
12 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Semi-regular Stuart Randall who played sheriff Mort Cory on a number of Laramie episodes is out of town. Filling in as sheriff is Robert Fuller and he has young Ben Cooper who is Randall's nephew and wannabe law enforcement.

A couple of rough characters show up in town played by DeForest Kelley and Richard Devon who may or may not be robbers that they've received word about. Cooper is eager and inexperienced and inpatient with Fuller for not moving on them. He has to learn that one acts when there is proof. Cooper's wife Carole Wells is concerned that law enforcement might not be the field her husband is cut out for.

A couple of other performances of note. Gail Kobe as a saloon entertainer whom Devon and Kelley have an interest in and Jack Elam who portrays an Otis Campbell like prisoner with the garb of a parson. He proves handy in the end as do his unique jail privileges.

This was one of Jack Elam's early more comedic roles and worth seeing this Laramie episode because of that.

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