Laramie (TV series)

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Laramie
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Laramie DVD Cover
GenreWestern
Directed byEarl Bellamy
Thomas Carr
Herschel Daugherty
Tay Garnett
Jesse Hibbs
Herman Hoffman
Joseph Kane
Francis D. Lyon
Hollingsworth Morse
Lesley Selander
William Witney
StarringJohn Smith
Robert Fuller
Hoagy Carmichael
Stuart Randall
Eddy Waller
Dennis Holmes
Robert Crawford, Jr.
Composer(s)David Buttolph
Cyril J. Mockridge
Arthur Morton
Milton Rosen
Hans J. Salter
Albert Sendrey
Harry Sukman
Country of originUSA
Language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes124
Production
Executive producer(s)John C. Champion
Producer(s)Revue Studios
Running time60 mins. (approx)
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white (September 1959 - August 1961)
Color (September 1961 - September 1963)
Audio formatMonaural
Original runSeptember 15, 1959 – May 21, 1963
 
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Laramie
Laramie Final Season.jpg
Laramie DVD Cover
GenreWestern
Directed byEarl Bellamy
Thomas Carr
Herschel Daugherty
Tay Garnett
Jesse Hibbs
Herman Hoffman
Joseph Kane
Francis D. Lyon
Hollingsworth Morse
Lesley Selander
William Witney
StarringJohn Smith
Robert Fuller
Hoagy Carmichael
Stuart Randall
Eddy Waller
Dennis Holmes
Robert Crawford, Jr.
Composer(s)David Buttolph
Cyril J. Mockridge
Arthur Morton
Milton Rosen
Hans J. Salter
Albert Sendrey
Harry Sukman
Country of originUSA
Language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes124
Production
Executive producer(s)John C. Champion
Producer(s)Revue Studios
Running time60 mins. (approx)
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white (September 1959 - August 1961)
Color (September 1961 - September 1963)
Audio formatMonaural
Original runSeptember 15, 1959 – May 21, 1963

Laramie is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from 1959 to 1963. Laramie was a Revue Studios production which originally starred John Smith as Slim Sherman, Robert Fuller as Jess Harper, Hoagy Carmichael as Jonesy and Robert Crawford, Jr. as Andy Sherman.

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Synopsis

The story was about two brothers and a drifter who come together to run a stagecoach stop for the Great Central Overland Mail. After the first season, Hoagy Carmichael's contract was not renewed by NBC.[1] His character was written out with the explanation that he accompanied Andy to boarding school in St. Louis, Missouri. Andy, however, would appear in a couple of episodes during the second season.

To restore the chemistry of the original cast, as the third season began, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes joined the cast as Miss Daisy Cooper and Mike Williams respectively. The series also made the transition from black-and-white to color at the beginning of its third season (September 1961). On January 1, 1962, a new version of the NBC peacock "living color" logo was introduced before that night's Laramie broadcast, and would be used before every color show on the network until 1970. Because of this, it is sometimes referred to as the "Laramie peacock". Due to low ratings, Laramie was canceled after its fourth season.[1]

The German-Title of the series is: Am Fuß der blauen Berge

Cast

Guest stars

DVD releases

Timeless Media Group has released the first, third and fourth seasons on DVD in Region 1 in 2009. The complete second season will be released on February 7, 2012.[2]

DVD NameEp #Release Date
The Complete First Season31March 15, 2011
The Complete Second Season30February 7, 2012
The Complete Third Season28March 30, 2009
The Complete Final Season32September 15, 2009

References

  1. ^ a b Sudhalter, Richard M. (2003). Stardust Melody: The Life and Music of Hoagy Carmichael. Oxford University Press US. pp. 303. ISBN 0-19-516898-4. 
  2. ^ http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Laramie-Season-2/16203

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