“Justice in a Hurry”
Season: 3 episode 24
Series Episode: 88
Air Date: March 20, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
It’s hair-trigger justice when Slim is the witness for the defense.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||31||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||28||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Edna Holtzhof||Arney Jackson's girlfriend||Kathleen Freeman||43||Credited|
|Arney Jackson||Rancher||Gregg Barton||48||Credited|
|Marv Jackson||Arney Jackson's nephew||George Wallace||44||Credited|
|Everett "Ev" Keleher||Defendant||Hugh Sanders||51||Credited|
|Julie Keleher||Everett Keleher's daughter||Diana Millay||26||Credited|
|Sam Norris||Witness||Paul Birch||50||Credited|
|Elmo Regis||Defense attorney||Dabbs Greer||44||Credited|
|Sheriff||Robert J. Wilke||47||Credited|
|Jackson cowhand (2)||Uncredited|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Loyd S. Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||Ray C. de Vally A. C. E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Melvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent Dee|
|Series Stuntmen||Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, 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 Director||Ben Bishop|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the script “Justice in a Hurry” by Herman Epstein
(MIKE WILLAMS and SLIM SHERMAN are roasting marshmallows in the front room fireplace of the Sherman ranch house.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Mike, I wouldn’t hold that marshmallow so close to the fire; you know that burns just like anything else.
MIKE WILLIAMS: I like mine charred.
SLIM SHERMAN: (Laughs) Well, you get it any darker and you’re gonna be eatin’ ashes.
MIKE WILLIAMS: Slim?
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah?
MIKE WILLIAMS: You know that judge you was tellin’ me about? The one that quit.
SLIM SHERMAN: (Speaking with a mouthful of mashmallow) What about ‘im?
MIKE WILLIAMS: Was he a judge like the one that let me stay here with you, Jess and Daisy?
SLIM SHERMAN: (Chewing) I guess so, why?
MIKE WILLIAMS: Aren’t all judges good?
SLIM SHERMAN: Oh, they try to be, Mike. But they… they’re people just like anybody else. Now and then there’s, well, there’s bound to be one that make’s a mistake.
MIKE WILLIAMS: Well, what if that happens to the one that let me stay here?
SLIM SHERMAN: What’d are ya gettin’ at Mike?
MIKE WILLIAMS: Suppose he made a mistake and quit. Would that mean I couldn’t stay here anymore?
SLIM SHERMAN: (Reaches down and touches MIKE WILLIAMS’ shoulder) Mike, this is your home for as long as you want to stay. But there is one thing you are going to have to watch out for.
MIKE WILLIAMS: What’s that?
SLIM SHERMAN: Your marshmallow’s on fire.
(MIKE WILLIAMS pulls the marshmallow out of the fire and begins to blow it out.)
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