“Men of Defiance”

Season:    1 episode 31

Series Episode: 31

Air Date: April 19, 1960

Laramie TV series

A Revue Studio production



When the hunters become the hunted, Jess and Marshal Stewart seek refuge with the men at Fort Defiance.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
"Jonesy"Sherman ranch handHoagy Carmichael70Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Frank BannisterOutlaw leaderJohn Anderson37Credited
Clint GentryFt. Defiance leaderDon Megowan37Credited
"Doc" Ft. Defiance doctorEdgar Buchanan57Credited
MaceOutlawEd Nelson31Credited
"Reb" O'Neil Ft. Defiance trail scoutBing Russell33Credited
"Smokey"Ft. Defiance cookNorman Leavitt46Credited
Trim StewartU. S. MarshalMort Mills41Credited
Toby Ft. Defiance memberDenny Miller26Credited
Ft. Defiance memberJohn Pickard47Credited
OutlawRayford Barnes39Credited
OutlawRichard Shannon39Credited
Manuel RicoOwner of the New Mexico HouseUncredited
Mrs. RicoManuel's wifeUncredited
EddieWilliam Hoehne, Jr.Uncredited
OutlawBoyd "Red" Morgan44Uncredited
TraderGuy Wilkerson60Uncredited
Murieil"Reb" O'Neil's love interest



DirectorLesley Selander
Created byJohn Champion
WriterJohn C. Champion
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorRay de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundVernon W. Kramer
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, Hemet, 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 DirectorCharles S. Gould
Set DecorationJames M. Walters, Sr.


Historic Reference

Fort Defiance


Geographical References

Denver, Colorado Territory

El Paso, Texas

Nome, Alaska

Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory

Wyoming Territory


Musical Reference

Oh Shenandoah


Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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