Laramie (1959–1963)
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With the Sioux attacking the stage, Slim suggests they repair an old road the Sioux will not attack. He has stage driver Lon MacRae gather a work crew which seems to be an odd group of men. When they die one by one, no one knows why.

Director:

Harold D. Schuster

Writers:

John C. Champion (story), Rod Peterson (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Smith ... Slim Sherman
Robert Fuller ... Jess Harper
James Brown ... Lon MacRae
Carl Benton Reid ... Herb - The Banker
Mark Dana Mark Dana ... Bracket
Dick Wessel ... Sam Higgins
Denver Pyle ... Bailey (as Denver D. Pyle)
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark ... N'Codee
William Bryant ... Durango
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Storyline

Slim and Jess realizing the stage is late ride out finding it under attack by three Sioux which they help drive off. The Sioux are raiding in the Laramie basin and making it dangerous for stage traffic to use the Laramie road. Slim Sherman suggests using the Old Laramie road until things settle down but the road needs repair. With Jess Harper off scouting for the Army, Slim decides to the stage on in while he has the driver Lon MacRae round up a work crew which turns out to be an odd assortment of citizens to work on the road. The Army sends the Army scout N'Codee to look for Sioux and hunt for food but few of the men other than Slim trust him. They find themselves under attack almost from the beginning and it's not by the Sioux. Someone in their small band is systematically picking them off one by one. Bad luck is dogging them at every turn as Slim tries to solve the mystery of who is doing the killing and why. He might find the answers a little too late. Written by DarSpi

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In this episode the town of Sinclair, Wyoming is mentioned more than once, but it didn't exist until 1924. The "Laramie" series is set in the late 1800's & I'm a big fan of it, but I've also been to Sinclair more than once. The town was originally called Parco, by the Producers and Refiners Corporation & did not exist in the 1800's. The Sinclair oil refinery is there, which has been operated since the 1920's & folks over age 50 may remember seeing a green dinosaur on a white background @ Sinclair service stations -- I sure do! Easy to look up SInclair, Wyoming on the internet. See more »

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2 January 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Sioux are on the warpath and Robert Fuller goes to Fort Laramie to help scout for the cavalry. That leaves John Smith over at Sherman station with one of the drivers who has been put in charge with repairing an old road. A rather strange crew of volunteers and draftees has been selected by James Brown the driver.

But things get even stranger as members of this work party start dying and not by natural causes.

This is one of the weirder Laramie episodes I've come across. Obviously someone is out to settle some scores, but with an impending Indian attack over the horizon?

Not a really good adaption to the west of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians, no pun intended.


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