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... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Fuller ...  Jess Harper 124 episodes, 1959-1963
John Smith ...  Slim Sherman 122 episodes, 1959-1963
Spring Byington ...  Daisy Cooper / ... 59 episodes, 1961-1963
Dennis Holmes ...  Mike Williams / ... 59 episodes, 1961-1963
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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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Am Fuß der Blauen Berge See more »

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Revue Studios See more »
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Runtime:

(124 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (September 1959 - August 1961)| Color (September 1961 - September 1963)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This show was unique for its time, in that the two lead characters actually "worked" on the ranch. They chopped wood, cooked, washed dishes, washed clothes, fed chickens, repaired roofs, and did all the chores necessary to run a ranch. This aspect added an authenticity to the lead roles that you didn't see in other shows. See more »

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Referenced in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 8 July 2008 (2008) See more »

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Real, true, Americana; no apologies. Bravo!
5 October 2017 | by haganmasonrySee all my reviews

We recently dumped cable; so much useless and never watched programming for too much dough. My wife installed (had it installed) an antenna and to my delight, through wafting around with the remote, I happened on a Laramie show in progress. I had never seen one. When all those westerns were popular, I was a teen and really didn't watch much TV then, and watched even less western type fare. Anyway, when I saw it recently, I was quickly riveted. I could not believe the verisimilitude of the show. All the little details of farm and ranch implements, the whole layout, including the period dress of the actors, the scenery, was perfect. Most of all, though, was the deep and gripping nostalgia for a time-and I remember it well- when the progeny of the people who conquered this land and made it fruitful, were portrayed without apology as the moral, strong, and brave souls they actually were. That time will come again, I'm sure, though I won't be here to see it, most likely. Laramie was neither Right nor Left. It was dramatized history, and done very very well. I receive it on a network called Gritz. I hope it stays on as long as possible. Hoagy Carmichael, a semi-regular on the show, apparently, wrote "Stardust," one of the most recorded songs ever. It bears no resemblance to what these sad days passes for music.


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