“Ride or Die”


Season:    1 episode 25

Series Episode: 25

Air Date: March 8, 1960

Laramie TV series

A Revue Studios production



A couple befriends a bank robber who claims he is the deputy and Slim Sherman is the robber.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller26Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.15Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Tom Eustace
Laramie deputyDavid McMahon49Credited
Deborah FarnumJack's wifeSue England31Credited
Jack FarnumProspectorRobert Clarke39Credited
Vernon KaneOutlawSimon Oakland44Credited
Laramie doctorHoward Wright63Credited
Laramie sheriffStevan Darrell55Credited
Laramie townsmanDennis Moore52Credited
Laramie townsmanUncredited



DirectorLesley Selander
WriterMilton Geiger
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Assistant to Producer
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreHarry Sukman
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorRichard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film EditorRay de Vally
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, 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 DirectorWallace Worsely, Jr
Set DecorationWilliam P. Tapp



Epilogue – based on the script by MIlton Geiger


(DEBORAH FURNAM leaves the Sherman ranch house, followed by SLIM, and walks to where ANDY is waiting by the stagecoach.)


DEBORAH FURNAM: (Turns back to SLIM) You were right, Slim. The West does have a lot of beauty in it… and some nice people. I’m glad I saw your ranch. And I’ve enjoyed meeting you, Andy, very much.


ANDY: Thank you. Same here.


DEBORAH FURNAM: (Looks from ANDY to SLIM and back to ANDY) You’ve a lot to be proud of.


SLIM – If you felt like stayin’ around, there’s a lot of fine country here. Most of it worth seein’.


DEBORAH FURNAM- No, it’s time I was going home. I’ve had enough travelling to last me a long time.


SLIM : Yes, I guess you have. Take care of yourself, Deborah.


DEBORAH FURNAM: Thank you. Maybe that fortune teller will predict a change of luck for me.


SLIM : I hope so.


(DEBORAH FURNAM enters the stagecoach. SLIM shuts the door and the stagecoach leaves. SLIM, ANDY, and DEBORAH FURNAM wave goodbye.)


ANDY: Hey, Slim, How do fortune tellers tell fortunes?


SLIM: Oh, a lot of different ways, Andy. Cards, tea leaves…they read your palms sometimes. Let me see yours. (SLIM looks at ANDY’s palm.)


ANDY: You gonna make a prediction?


SLIM: Yep! I predict that, ah, you better wash your hands if you want any supper.


(ANDY jabs SLIM in the ribs and runs to the water pump.)



Geographic References

Independance, Missouri

Kansas City, Kansas

Laramie, Wyoming Territory

Mississippi River

Missouri River

New Orleans, Louisiana

Ohio River

Platte River



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