“Bad Blood”

Season:      4 episode 10
Series Episode: 102
Air Date: December 4, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production



A woman asks Jess to take her son to his father, with disastrous results.


Cast & Crew


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationMentioned
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Ed ConnollyBounty hunterBarry Cahill41Credited
Karen Jackson McCall's girlfriendJan Shepard24Credited
Loynde OutlawJoe Haworth48Credited
Leo McCall Outlaw leaderJohn Anderson40Credited
Matt SkovronBounty hunterBrad WestonCredited
TuckerOutlawLew Brown37Credited
Annie Whitaker Leo McCalls' wifeJean Byron36Credited
Skip "Skipper" Whitaker Leo McCall's sonStephen BarringerCredited



DirectorJoe Kane
WriterFred Freiberger & Herman Miller
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreNathan Scott
Director of PhotographyBenjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Jr.
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Series Stuntmen (uncredited)Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, Hemet, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Jerry Summers, Jesse Wayne (stunt double for Stephen Barringer), Jack Williams
Note: Robert Fuller often performed his own stunts in the series.
Assistant DirectorCarter DeHaven, III.
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on the script “Bad Blood” by Fred Freiberger & Herman Miller


(DAISY COOPER comes out of  the Sherman ranch house kitchen door and rings the triangle dinner bell. At the lake, SLIM SHERMAN is swimming. JESS HARPER and MIKE WILLIAMS are getting dressed.)


JESS HARPER: Hey, Slim! Dinner’s ready. We’d better make tracks. Com’ on.


SLIM SHERMAN: What’s your hurry? I’m just now getting cooled off.


JESS HARPER: Yeah well, Daisy wouldn’t mind if we were late due to working. She’ll think a lot different if it’s taking a swim.


MIKE WILLIAMS : Sure wish that Skip coulda stayed with us longer. He learned to swim in that school in Saint Louis.


JESS HARPER: Yeah, I know he did, Tiger. But he’s off in Denver goin’ to school now. The bounty money from McCall’s takin’ care of his education. His aunt’s seeing to that.


MIKE WILLIAMS: Guess his pa took care of him after all.


JESS HARPER: Yeah, I guess he did. Come on, Slim! We gotta go!




JESS HARPER: Ah, cut it out. (Throws a rock at SLIM SHERMAN)


Geographic Reference

Butte Point, Wyoming, United States of America



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