“Bad Blood”

Season:      4 episode 10
Series Episode: 102
Air Date: December 4, 1962
Laramie TV series
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 StuntmenPaul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, Hemet, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Hal Needham, George Orrison, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Boyd Stockman, Jerry Summers, Jesse Wayne, Jack Williams
Assistant DirectorCarter DeHaven, III.
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on the script by Fred Freiberger & Herman Miller


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


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


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


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


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


JESS: 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: Guess his pa took care of him after all.


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


(SLIM sprays JESS and MIKE with water.)


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






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