“Man of God”

Season:    1 episode 12

Series Episode: 12

Air Date: December 1, 1959

Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Father Elliot is looking for a guide to find Sitting Bull during a Sioux uprising and falls into bad company.  Who will save the good Father?


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith28Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman foremanHoagy Carmichael70Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Charlie Root Guide/Hired gunBill Williams44Credited
Father ElliottCatholic fatherJames Gregory47Credited
GunrunnerDouglas Kennedy44Credited
John Bryant43Credited
Laramie sheriffRuss Bender49Credited
Laramie townsman at blacksmith's shopDaniel White51Credited
Kathleen O'Malley35Credited
CaptainPlains Cavalry captainSam Edwards44Credited
Dying Plains Cavalry lieutenantTyler MacDuff34Credited
CarlingtonPlains Cavalry colonelRaymond Bailey55Uncredited
SamSherman ranch billy goatUncredited
Sitting BullHunkpapa Lakota holy manFrand DeKova49Uncredited
Sioux with Sitting BullCharles Stevens66Uncredited
Laramie blacksmithCharlie Briggs27Uncredited
Laramie barflyTex Driscoll70Uncredited
Laramie barfly"Snub" Pollard70Uncredited
Laramie townsmanEdward Kemmer38Uncredited
Laramie townsmanUncredited
Little CloudAndy Sherman's friendMentioned
Shatez Little Cloud's fatherMentioned



DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayKathleen Hite
StoryJohn C. Champion
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreAlbert Sendrey
Director of PhotographyBuddy Harris
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorRichard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film EditorRay de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJohn C. Grubb
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, Hemet, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Jerry Summers, Jesse Wayne, Jack Williams
Note: Robert Fuller often performed his own stunts in the series.
Assistant DirectorCharles S. Gould
Set DecorationJames M. Walters, Sr.



Epilogue – based on the telplay for “Man of God” by Kathleen Hite and story by John C. Champion


(SITTING BULL and a number of Sioux ride to the top of the hill. FATHER ELLIOTT, carrying his banner, goes to meet them.)


SITTING BULL: He has courage, the robed one. He carries the sign of the Great Spirit. I will go down to meet him. Alone. Perhaps he is the one we have been waiting for… a white man who can be trusted.


(JESS HARPER watches from the cliff. He uncocks his rifle and hugs it close to him, shaking his head in wonderment as SITTING BULL and FATHER ELLIOTT come together. They both clasp the banner.)



Historical Reference

Sitting Bull



Geographic References

Camp Hancock, Dakota Territory, United States of America

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Fort Davis, Texas, United States of America

Fort Rice, Dakota Territory, United States of America

Fort Yates, Dakota Territory, United States of America

Grand River Indian Agency, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Lodgepole Creek, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Yellowstone, United States of America










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