“Shadows in the Dust”
Season: 3 episode 16
Series Episode: 80
Air Date: January 16, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
When rustlers hit the Sherman ranch, Slim signs on as a special investigator for the Cattleman’s Association.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Jean Lavelle||Outlaw||Susan Oliver||29||Credited|
|"Gimp"||Outlaw||Francis J. McDonald||70||Credited|
|Edgerton sheriff||Walter Sande||55||Credited|
|Edgerton deputy||Tru Garrett||Credited|
|Edgerton rancher||Ed Prentiss||53||Credited|
|L. E. Creed, MD||Edgerton doctor||Mentioned|
|"Old Man" Peterson||Edgerton rancher||Mentioned|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Alex Mayer|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||Ray C. de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||John W. Rixey|
|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, 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||Nat Holt, Jr.|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy, Jr & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the script “Shadows in the Dust” by Lowell Barrington
(MIKE WILLIAMS, wearing SLIM SHERMAN’s hat, is sitting on the seat of the buckboard that is in front of the Sherman ranch house. The buckboard is full of ranch tools and household goods. SLIM SHERMAN inspects the load.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, that should be all I need.
MIKE WILLIAMS: You’re sure goin’ to a lot of trouble makin’ a cabin for an old rustler, aren’t ya, Slim?
SLIM SHERMAN: Well Mike, this rustler isn’t old. Besides, she’s not a rustler anymore. (SLIM SHERMAN lifts MIKE WILLIAMS down off the buckboard.)
MIKE WILLIAMS: How d’ya know?
SLIM SHERMAN: Oh! Well, she got her land back. That makes her a homesteader. Sides that, she’s been in jail for six months thinkin’ it over.
(DAISY COOOPER comes out of the ranch house.)
SLIM SHERMAN: So the sheriff in Edgerton and I decided to have a real nice place waitin’ for her when she got out.
MIKE WILLIAMS: Sheriff’s gonna help too?
SLIM SHERMAN: Sure.
DAISY COOPER: So am I. Those curtains I’m making, they’ll be done in a week. (Hands SLIM SHERMAN a basket.) Now I packed your lunch. Don’t forget to stop and eat it.
SLIM SHERMAN: Thanks, Daisy. (Gets up on the buckboard and sets the picnic basket on the seat.) Listen, I’ll be back in a week. Mike, you take good care of Daisy and Jess, hear.
MIKE COOPER: Alright.
SLIM SHERMAN: So long. (Urges the horses to move off.) Come on.
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