“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


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith31Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller28Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
Edna HoltzhofArney Jackson's girlfriendKathleen Freeman43Credited
Arney JacksonRancherGregg Barton48Credited
Marv JacksonArney Jackson's nephewGeorge Wallace44Credited
Everett "Ev" KeleherDefendantHugh Sanders51Credited
Julie Keleher Everett Keleher's daughterDiana Millay26Credited
Sam Norris Witness Paul Birch50Credited
Elmo RegisDefense attorneyDabbs Greer44Credited
JudgeGeorge Mitchell57Credited
SheriffRobert J. Wilke47Credited
MinisterNolan LearyCredited
Jackson cowhand (2)Uncredited



DirectorJoe Kane
WriterHerman Epstein
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLoyd S. Papez
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
SoundMelvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
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, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, 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 & 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: 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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