Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Fort Laramie" - The Massacre (Aired August 5, 1956)
Heading up the cast was a 39 year old, Canadian-born actor with a long history in broadcasting and the movies, Raymond Burr. He had begun his career in 1939, alternating between the stage and radio. He turned to Hollywood, and from 1946 until he got the part of Captain Lee Quince in Fort Laramie in 1956, he had appeared in thirty-seven films. A few were excellent (Rear Window, The Blue Gardenia) some were average (Walk a Crooked Mile, A Place in the Sun) but many were plain awful (Bride of Vengeance, Red Light, and Abandoned). With Burr in the lead, Macdonnell selected two supporting players: Vic Perrin as "Sgt. Goerss" and Jack Moyles as "Major Daggett", the commanding officer of the post. (The original Fort Laramie usually had a Lieutenant Colonel as the C.O. but Macdonnell probably preferred a shorter military title.)
August 5, 1956. CBS network. "The Massacre"
. Sustaining. The peaceful Shoshone Indians are attacked by a fanatical army major. The program was recorded July 12, 1956. Raymond Burr, Kathleen Hite (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Bill James (sound patterns), Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Sam Edwards, Lou Krugman, Tim Graham, Jack Moyles, Harry Bartell. 31:04. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.