“Men of Defiance”
Season: 1 episode 31
Series Episode: 31
Air Date: April 19, 1960
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford, Jr. and Robert Fuller
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
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||26||Credited|
|"Jonesy"||Sherman ranch hand||Hoagy Carmichael||70||Credited|
|Andy Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||Robert Crawford, Jr.||15||Credited|
|Frank Bannister||Outlaw leader||John Anderson||37||Credited|
|Clint Gentry||Ft. Defiance leader||Don Megowan||37||Credited|
|"Doc"||Ft. Defiance doctor||Edgar Buchanan||57||Credited|
|"Reb" O'Neil||Ft. Defiance trail scout||Bing Russell||33||Credited|
|"Smokey"||Ft. Defiance cook||Norman Leavitt||46||Credited|
|Trim Stewart||U. S. Marshal||Mort Mills||41||Credited|
|Toby||Ft. Defiance member||Denny Miller||26||Credited|
|Ft. Defiance member||John Pickard||47||Credited|
|Manuel Rico||Owner of the New Mexico House||Uncredited|
|Mrs. Rico||Manuel's wife||Uncredited|
|Eddie||William Hoehne, Jr.||Uncredited|
|Outlaw||Boyd "Red" Morgan||44||Uncredited|
|Murieil||"Reb" O'Neil's love interest||Mentioned|
|Created by||John Champion|
|Writer||John C. Champion|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||George Patrick|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Film Editor||Ray de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Vernon W. Kramer|
|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, 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 Director||Charles S. Gould|
|Set Decoration||James M. Walters, Sr.|
Epilogue – based on the script “Men of Defiance” by John C. Champion
(JESS HARPER rides slowly into the Sherman ranch yard. ANDY SHERMAN is getting a bucket of water out of the horse trough. He drops the bucket and runs towards the ranch house.)
ANDY SHERMAN: Hey! Jonesy! Slim! Look whose comin’ in. It’s Jess.
JONESY: Yeah, he looks mighty tired, too. Maybe he’ll be happy to stick around home for a while.
ANDY SHERMAN: Hey, he’s got his arm in a sling.
JONESY: Why… he has at that.
SLIM SHERMAN: He’ll get more than his arm in a sling if he goes trailin’ off like that again.
JONESY: Work sure did stack up around here while he was gone. Couldn’t see over the top of it from one day to the next.
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, he sure slickered out of ’em alright. You know I never have met a man that could beat him when it comes to dodgin’ work.
JONESY: You haven’t done so bad yourself. Remember, it was Andy and me that did most of the work around here.
ANDY SHERMAN: Yeah.
JONESY: Or maybe you’ve forgotten about lying in bed with a sore foot practically all the time that Jess was gone.
ANDY SHERMAN: (Runs towards JESS HARPER)
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, but you’re not goin’ to tell him are you, Jonesy? Otherwise, I’d have nothin’ to complain about at all.
(SLIM SHERMAN tips JONESY’s hat and walks towards JESS HARPER.)
JONESY: Hi, Jess.
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