“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
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||John Smith||29||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||26||Credited|
|Andy Sherman||Owner - Sherman Ranch & Relay Station||Robert Crawford, Jr.||15||Credited|
|Tom Eustace||Laramie deputy||David McMahon||49||Credited|
|Deborah Farnum||Jack's wife||Sue England||31||Credited|
|Jack Farnum||Prospector||Robert Clarke||39||Credited|
|Vernon Kane||Outlaw||Simon Oakland||44||Credited|
|Laramie doctor||Howard Wright||63||Credited|
|Laramie sheriff||Stevan Darrell||55||Credited|
|Laramie townsman||Dennis Moore||52||Credited|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Assistant to Producer|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||Harry Sukman|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||George Patrick|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.|
|Film Editor||Ray de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||John W. Rixey|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent 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 Director||Wallace Worsely, Jr|
|Set Decoration||William 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.)
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