“The Barefoot Kid”

 

Season:     3 episode 15
Series Episode:  79
Air Date: January 9, 1962
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production

 

Teaser

Jess is at odds with the law when the sentence is death for a 16-year-old Mexican horse thief.

 

Cast & Crew Lists

Cast

CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess ShermanSherman ranch handRobert Fuller28Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
Ruth CraikJudge Craik's daughterJoanna Barnes27Credited
Vince CutterDry Springs sheriffRichard Coogan47Credited
CraikDry Springs judgeOliver McGowan54Credited
Juan de la O "Juanito" Mexican horse thiefRafael Campos25Credited
Dan EmeryJury Foreman/Dry Springs storekeeperHarry Carey, Jr.40Credited
Jenny Stevens Dry Springs cafe ownerMary Sinclair39Credited
Dry Springs blacksmithLenny Greer47Credited
Dry Springs bartenderHarry Carter44Credited
RickDry Springs townsmanHenry Rowland48Credited
Dry Springs townsman that opens jail cell door for sheriff
Cecil CombsUncredited
Steve Craik Judge Craik's son/Dry Springs deputyMentioned

 

Crew

DirectorJoe Kane
WriterDick Nelson
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundWilliam Russell
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, 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 DirectorFrank Losee
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock

 

 

Epilogue – based on the script by Dick Nelson

 

(JESS rides into the Sherman ranch yard. MIKE runs to him and jumps into his arms.)

 

MIKE: Boy, am I glad to see you!

 

JESS: Gee,I…Ya act like you been worryin’ about me.

 

MIKE: Na, I knew you’d be alright.

 

DAISY: Well, I didn’t. I worried about ya.

 

JESS: Well, I reckon I got sidetracked some, Daisy. (To SLIM) We got some beef to get movin’, partner. I made us a big sale.

 

SLIM: 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: Who me? Get in trouble? Where’d you get a crazy idea like that?

 

(SLIM cuffs him on the arm. JESS laughs.)

 

 

Historical Reference

Horse theft

 

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