“Justice in a Hurry”

Season:     3 episode 24
Series Episode:  88
Air Date: March 20, 1962
Laramie TV series
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 StuntmenPaul 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 DirectorBen Bishop
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the script by Herman Epstein


(MIKE and SLIM are roasting marshmallows in the front room fireplace of the Sherman ranch house.)


SLIM: Mike, I wouldn’t hold that marshmallow so close to the fire; you know that burns just like anything else.


MIKE: I like mine charred.


SLIM: (Laughs) Well, you get it any darker and you’re gonna be eatin’ ashes.


MIKE: Slim?


SLIM: Yeah?


MIKE- You know that judge you was tellin’ me about? The one that quit.


SLIM: (Speaking with a mouthful of mashmallow) What about ‘im?


MIKE: Was he a judge like the one that let me stay here with you, Jess and Daisy?


SLIM: (Chewing) I guess so, why?


MIKE: Aren’t all judges good?


SLIM: 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: Well, what if that happens to the one that let me stay here?


SLIM: What’d are ya gettin’ at Mike?


MIKE: Suppose he made a mistake and quit. Would that mean I couldn’t stay here anymore?


SLIM: (Reaches down and touches MIKE’s 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: What?


SLIM: Your marshmallow’s on fire.


(MIKE pulls the marshmallow out of the fire and begins to blow it out.)



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