“Ride or Die”


Season:    1 episode 25

Series Episode: 25

Air Date: March 8, 1960

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

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 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, Jack Williams
Note: Robert Fuller often performed his own stunts in the series.
Assistant DirectorWallace Worsely, Jr
Set DecorationWilliam P. Tapp



Epilogue – based on the script “Ride or Die” by Milton Geiger


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


DEBORAH FURNAM: (Turns back to SLIM SHERMAN) 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 SHERMAN: Thank you. Same here.


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


SLIM SHERMAN: 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 SHERMAN: 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 SHERMAN: I hope so.


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


ANDY SHERMAN: Hey, Slim, how do fortune tellers tell fortunes?


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


ANDY SHERMAN: You gonna make a prediction?


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


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



Geographic References

Independance, Missouri, United States of America

Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Mississippi River in the  United States of America

Missouri River in the  United States of America

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Ohio River in the United States of America

Platte River in the United States of America

Sodium Wells, United States of America



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