“Protective Custody”


Season:      4 episode 15
Series Episode: 107
Air Date: January 15, 1963
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production



Slim takes a girl in protective custody out to the ranch after she shoots her father.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith31Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
Sheriff Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall53Credited
WillardOutlawGregory Walcott35Credited
Walt DouglasOverland stageline superintendantDavid Brian48Credited
Alicia Douglas (alias Leona) Walt Douglas' daughterAnn Helm24Credited
CassOutlawRon Hayes33Credited
Matt Phillips Stagecoach driverUncredited
Stagecoach driver 2Jason Johnson55Uncredited
Ben Dooley Saloon ownerMentioned



DirectorJoe Kane
TeleplayPaul Savage
StoryJohn Champion & Daniel Ullman
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJohn W. Rixey
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 DirectorWallace Worsley Jr.
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Paul Savage and story by John C. Champion & Dan Ullman


(A carriage drives up up to the Sherman ranch house with WALT and ALECIA DOUGLAS inside. SLIM and DAISY come outside from the ranch house front door.)


SLIM :Well, I can tell by looking at you two, the hearin’ went the way you wanted.


WALT DOUGLAS: Yes it did, Slim. Thanks to the sheriff, Alicia’s paroled in my custody.


DAISY: Oh, that is wonderful. It’s the way I hoped it would happen. I baked a pie for the occasion. Come on in and tell us all about it.


WALT DOUGLAS: No thanks, Mrs. Cooper. I’m not leaving this rig until I get home. Then I’m going to sleep for six months.


(JESS and MIKE come up to the rig.)


JESS: Hi Mr. Douglas. Leona.


ALECIA DOUGLAS: It’s Alicia again, Mr. Harper.


JESS: Well, that’s good. It’s a nice name.


MIKE: I like Leona, myself.


DAISY: Oh, Mike (Laughing).


ALECIA DOUGLAS: I don’t know how to thank you all. But, I know things are going to work out for Dad and me, together. I know they will.


DAISY: Of course they will. But you must have patience. Give it time.


WALT DOUGLAS: Let’s go home. All right, driver.


(The carriage leaves.)


JESS: Well, Slim, don’t reckon we’ll have to worry about any more outlaws messing with our shipments. Not after the way you handled it.


SLIM: Well you know, I did have quite a bit of luck too, Jess.


JESS: Well, I guess that’s what heros are made of. Part luck and part plain foolishness.


SLIM: What’d you say?


JESS: I said foolishness. If you’da kept your big nose out of it in the first place, probably nothing’d ever happen. (Turns away from SLIM)


SLIM: (Knocks off JESS’ hat and chases him into the forge area)



Geographic References

Laramie, Wyoming Territory

Sheridan, Wyoming Territory


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