“Badge of Glory”

Season:      4 episode 30
Series Episode: 122
Air Date: May 7, 1963
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production



Leviticus 19:11 (KJV) just about covers it.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim Sherman"Owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith32Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington76Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Laurie Adams Bob Talmadge's fianceeLaraine Stephens21Credited
Amelia Holby John Holby's wifeJean Allison33Credited
Reverend John HolbyLin McCarthy45Credited
Chuck LoganOutlaw leaderGregg Palmer26Credited
Sam LoganChuck Logan's brother/OutlawSheldon Allman38Credited
MasonWaynesville sheriffGeorge Wallace61Credited
Bob TalmadgeRancherRussell Johnson38Credited
WestonOutlawHenry Wills42Credited
HarryOutlawTru GarrettCredited
HelenSaloon ownerJo Morrow23Credited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall53Uncredited
W. Severy, M.D.Waynesville doctorUncredited
Milly Riverton saloon girlUncredited
Stagecoach driverUncredited
Freightline IntruderCharles Horvath42Uncredited
Bystander in Bar FightFrankie Marvin59Uncredited
Tom Clark Stagecoach driverMentioned



DirectorJoe Kane
WriterGeorge Slavin
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, 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 EditorRay C. de Vally, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crane, Jr.
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Series Stuntmen
Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, Hemet, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Hal Needham (stunt double for Russell Johnson) Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Jerry Summers, Jack Williams
Note: Robert Fuller often performed his own stunts in the series.
Assistant DirectorBen Bishop
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on the script “Badge of Glory” by George Slavin


(JESS HARPER comes in the front door of the Sherman ranch house, dressed for church.) DAISY COOPER is primping in front of a mirror on the fireplace mantle and MIKE WILLIAMS is rocking in a chair in the front room  Both of them are also dressed for church.)


JESS HARPER: (Enters through ranch house front door, all dressed for church) Wagon’s all hitched and ready to go, Daisy. Where’s Slim?


DAISY COOPER: Should be almost ready. I woke him.


JESS HARPER: So did I, twice. I’ll bet you a dollar it didn’t take.




(JESS HARPER enters the bedroom. SLIM SHERMAN is lying in bed with the covers pulled all the way up. JESS HARPER reaches down to jostle him,)


JESS HARPER: Slim! It figures. Slim!


SLIM SHERMAN: What’s wrong?


JESS HARPER: The minute I turn my back on you, you go to sleep again. That’s what’s wrong. Now let’s get with it. Everybody’s ready to go to church. Fine example you’re setting for Mike.


SLIM SHERMAN: Is the team hitched up?


JESS HARPER: The teams all hitched up. Now come on.


SLIM SHERMAN: How ’bout the chickens. Are they fed?


JESS HARPER: (Agitated) I fed the chickens, I gathered the eggs and I curried the horses. What do you think I’ve been doing since 6 o’clock this morning? Getting everything ready. Now let’s go.


SLIM SHERMAN: Ya say the team’s hitched up, ‘n everything? 


JESS HARPER: Yes, it’s all hitched.


SLIM SHERMAN: That’s real great of you, Jess. Real friendly like. (Pulls back the covers and gets up.) Well, come on. We don’t want to be late for church, do we? (SLIM SHERMAN is totally dressed except for his jacket which he puts on while whistling a few notes. SLIM SHERMAN smiles, claps JESS HARPER on the shoulder and walks out the door.)


JESS HARPER: (Looks down at the bed, frowns, then follows SLIM SHERMAN out, slamming the bedroom door shut behind him.)



Geographical Reference

Amarillo, Texas, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Riverton, Wyoming Territory, United States of America





Steak with potatoes and onions



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