“The Barefoot Kid”
Season: 3 episode 15
Series Episode: 79
Air Date: January 9, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
Jess is at odds with the law when the sentence is death for a 16-year-old Mexican horse thief.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Sherman||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||28||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Ruth Craik||Judge Craik's daughter||Joanna Barnes||27||Credited|
|Vince Cutter||Dry Springs sheriff||Richard Coogan||47||Credited|
|Craik||Dry Springs judge||Oliver McGowan||54||Credited|
|Juan de la O "Juanito"||Mexican horse thief||Rafael Campos||25||Credited|
|Dan Emery||Jury Foreman/Dry Springs storekeeper||Harry Carey, Jr.||40||Credited|
|Jenny Stevens||Dry Springs cafe owner||Mary Sinclair||39||Credited|
|Dry Springs blacksmith||Lenny Greer||47||Credited|
|Dry Springs bartender||Harry Carter||44||Credited|
|Rick||Dry Springs townsman||Henry Rowland||48||Credited|
|Dry Springs townsman that opens jail cell door for sheriff||Cecil Combs||Uncredited|
|Steve Craik||Judge Craik's son/Dry Springs deputy||Mentioned|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S. Papez|
|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|
|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, 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||Frank Losee|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on “The Barefoot Kid,” a script by Dick Nelson
(JESS HARPER rides into the Sherman ranch yard. MIKE WILLIAMS runs to him and jumps into his arms.)
MIKE WILLIAMS: Boy, am I glad to see you!
JESS HARPER: Gee, I…Ya act like you been worryin’ about me.
MIKE WILLIAMS: Na, I knew you’d be alright.
DAISY COOPER: Well, I didn’t. I worried about ya.
JESS HARPER: Well, I reckon I got sidetracked some, Daisy. (To SLIM SHERMAN) We got some beef to get movin’, partner. I made us a big sale.
SLIM SHERMAN: Hey, that’s the kinda news I like to hear. You sure took your time getting home. What’d ya do, get in trouble?
JESS HARPER: Who me? Get in trouble? Where’d you get a crazy idea like that?
(SLIM SHERMAN cuffs him on the arm. JESS HARPER laughs.)
Alto Puede, Mexico
Ham and Eggs
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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