Laramie (1959–1963)

The Road to Helena 

When Slim is saved from a robbery by a woman, he returns the favor by agreeing to take her and her wanted father to Helena to return the $50,000 he stole. However, they chased by several men who want the money for themselves.



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Episode cast overview:
Jess Harper (credit only)
Daisy Cooper (credit only)
Dennis Holmes ...
Mike Williams (credit only)
David Franklin
Maggie Pierce ...
Ruth Franklin
Arkins (as Bob Anderson)
Dan Krohn ...
Jamie Ross


Slim is taking a herd of cattle to Cody, Wyoming to sell when he is fired upon by a young man causing him to be knocked out when he falls off his horse. After waking and telling the young man he is not from Cody, the man warns Slim that according to his dad there are no honest men in Cody. After selling his cattle for $500 at Cody he enters a saloon for a meal and drink. Ruth Franklin, working as a saloon girl, foils the plan by three men including the deputy, Ross, to rob Slim by spilling a drugged beer on him. Realizing she might be in danger, Slim follows her and knocks out Ross who tries to attack her. Afterward, she persuades Slim to come to her house and help her wounded father, who plans to return $50,000 that he embezzled from a Helena bank (but has never spent). Slim agrees to take them to Helena by wagon, but they are trailed by the same men who had earlier planned to rob Slim and now hope to take the money Mr. Franklin is carrying for themselves. Written by anonymous

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21 May 1963 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The trip using the wagon took several days. As the crow flies, it is about 200 miles from Cody to Helena. Using modern highways, it is 301 miles from Cody to Helena. Using an automobile the trip would take about 4.5 hours. See more »


Ruth grabs the rifle from the wagon and enters the cabin, but only after the second shot. She did nothing after the first shot, which had been fired before the fistfight. See more »


David Franklin: [Last lines] Son, do you think you can get us back on the road to Helena?
Slim Sherman: Mr. Franklin, we've never been off of it.
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