It is the 1870s in the Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his fourteen-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father was shot by a land grabber. They augment their...
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It is the 1870s in the Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his fourteen-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father was shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight cattle ranch income by serving as a stagecoach station near Laramie.Written by
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The exterior sets of the old western town of Laramie in this series were not on the Warner Brothers backlot. They were filmed on the Universal Studios Western Street, as Revue Studios was located at Universal International Studios. Warner Brothers' Laramie Street was used in Lawman (1958) (also set in Laramie, WY), and for many years afterwards, it was also used in countless Warner Brothers movies and television projects since the end of this show. It had also been continuously rented out for filming to several non-Warner Brothers productions, such as Little House on the Prairie (1974), amongst others. Known throughout the studio as "Laramie Street", it consisted of three streets of old western buildings, and it was the last of two separate western sets to remain standing on the Warner Brothers lot. Another western street, which existed in the central portion of the studio's backlot, was demolished in the mid 1980s. Laramie Street remained in existence until 2000, when it was demolished to make way for a collection of modern-day exterior set houses. See more »
Out of all the many TV Westerns that there are to choose from in the 1950s and early-1960s, I personally rate Laramie as the absolute best of the very best.
Very masculine, very rugged and very-very entertaining, Laramie was definitely a real action-packed TV show that easily ranks, in my books, as the ultimate epitome of the "near-perfect" cowboy-fantasy saga.
Featuring plenty of guest stars and an excellent cast of regulars, headlined by Robert Fuller, as Jess Harper, and John Smith, as Slim Sherman - Laramie proudly showcased these 2 strapping and husky, young dudes who literally lived and breathed the true "Code of the West", a set of values which existed, just as they existed, in absolute accordance with the belief in loyalty, morality, and personal pride.
Set (during the 1870s) on the very edge of a vast and spectacular frontier within the Wyoming Territory, Laramie was a serious and often good-natured show. It never skimped on the violence when it came to depicting the many hardships that were encountered by those pioneers who faithfully strove to tame the wildness of the great, old west.
Filmed in b&w (with each episode running approx. 50 minutes), Laramie is definitely a show that I highly recommend to anyone who really appreciates a superb TV Western that stands tall above all the rest.
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