Laramie (1959–1963)
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When a man who saved Jess's life in the past arrives riding with a female preacher, Jess tries to avoid him but to no avail. Jess goes with them to Laramie where the man's lack of mental stability creates issues for everyone with him.

Director:

Herschel Daugherty

Writer:

Kathleen Hite
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Smith ... Slim Sherman
Hoagy Carmichael ... Jonesy
Robert Crawford Jr. Robert Crawford Jr. ... Andy Sherman
Robert Fuller ... Jess Harper
Nanette Fabray ... Essie Bright
Eddie Albert ... Roany Bishop
Ray Teal ... Bartender
Read Morgan ... Man on Stage
Francis McDonald ... Old Man
Boyd Stockman ... Frankie
Dick Crockett Dick Crockett ... 2nd Townsman
Leonard P. Geer Leonard P. Geer ... 1st Townsman
Joanne Timmons Joanne Timmons ... Woman on Stage
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Essie Bright, a traveling preacher lady, is on her way to Laramie when she loses her piano player. Roany Bishop is a down on his luck drifter who needs a way to Laramie to look up his friend Jess Harper. Roany claims to play the piano so that Miss Essie will take him Laramie. One their way they stop at the Sherman relay station. Jess, recognizes Roany and tries to avoid meeting up with him, to no avail. Roany presses Jess to go to Laramie with him using the fact the he'd save Jess's life several years prior. Meanwhile Jonesy, spying the piano tied to the back of Miss Essie's wagon, starts to play. Miss Essie invites Jonesy to play for her Sunday meeting and Jess ends up leaving Sherman Ranch to join up with Roany and Miss Essie. On the way, Roany ends up racing the stage bound for Laramie with near disastrous results. Once in town Roany starts revealing the darker side of his nature, which Jess figured all along. Roany eventually shows his true side during Sunday morning service with ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not usually a subject for westerns
28 November 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Mental illness is not usually a subject for family westerns like Laramie. But it is here and guest star Eddie Albert who is never bad in anything gives a great performance as a man with some real psychological issues. He also is a person who once saved Robert Fuller's life.

Which is why Fuller leaves the Sherman station to keep an eye on Albert who has taken up with traveling Aimee Semple McPherson type evangelist Nanette Fabray and her traveling revival crusade.

This episode also offers a chance to see Hoagy Carmichael play the piano and sing. Carmichael left Laramie under some acrimonious circumstances. Had there been more episodes like this utilizing his talents maybe that might not have happened.

For some reason after a color opener the series switched to black and white and was that for the first two seasons. Then it went back to color.

In monotone still a good story.


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