“The Day of the Savage”
Season: 3 episode 23
Series Episode: 87
Air Date: March 13, 1962
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production
Jess and Slim get caught up in a Sioux uprising caused by the death of Chatez at the hands of a white man.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||31||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||28||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Glen Colton||Murderer||John Lupton||33||Credited|
|Walt Clayborne||Plains Cavalry captain||Lane Bradford||39||Credited|
|Patricia "Patty" Marr||Glen Colton's fiancee||Pat Olson||Credited|
|Skenya||Sioux warrior||X Brands||34||Credited|
|Toriano||Chatez's son||Michael Pate||42||Credited|
|Taylor||Plains Cavalry lieutenant||Gary Vinson||25||Credited|
|Toma||Sioux warrior||Jay Silverheels||50||Credited|
|Plains Cavalry sergeant||Nick Nicholson||41||Credited|
|Stagecoach driver||Boyd Stockman||46||Credited|
|Mrs. Nora Darby||Mr. Darby's wife||Mentioned|
|Mose Shell||Stagecoach driver||Mentioned|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril 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 A. C. E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|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, Hemet, 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||Jack Doran|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Rod Peterson and story by John C. Champion
(JESS and SLIM ride into the Sherman ranch yard. They tie their horses up at the corral. MIKE runs out of the ranch house kitchen door.)
JESS: Hey, Mike and Daisy musta beat us back.
MIKE: (Jumps up into MIKE’s arms.) Slim, where ya been? We’ve been worried about ya.
JESS: Well, what do ya think we’ve been? To a Sunday school picnic?
SLIM: Where’s Daisy?
MIKE: In the house. We heard about what happened at the fort so we thought it was safe to come home.
SLIM: (Laughs and dumps MIKE in JESS’ arms.) Help Jess unsaddle, Mike.
JESS: Give me a hand, Tiger.
(SLIM goes into the ranch house kitchen. DAISY is using a poker to adjust the fire in the stove. SLIM removes his hat and holds it in his hand when he sees DAISY.)
SLIM: Hi, Daisy. (Kisses her forehead.) How are ya?
DAISY: Just fine, Slim. Mike and I were so happy to hear that you helped put down the uprising.
SLIM: Ah, we were lucky. Yeah, yeah, it’s too bad that one man can cause all that trouble.
DAISY: It certainly is. You know something? Sometimes it takes an upheaval to make us realize that what we have is worth fighting for.
SLIM: (Throws hat to the side) Does that mean that you and Mike aren’t gonna move into town?
DAISY: Are you trying to get rid of us? (Laughs) Huh!
(SLIM hugs DAISY. From outside the kitchen door, they hear JESS.)
JESS: Hey, Slim. (Enters the kitchen with MIKE on his back. MIKE is holding JESS’s hat over JESS’s face.) Get this tiger, will ya’?
(JESS tosses MIKE into SLIM’s arms and SLIM hangs MIKE like a sack of potatoes from his left hand. JESS puts his hat back on his head.)
JESS -Hi Daisy, what’s for supper?
DAISY: Ah, after all that’s happened, all you can think of is eating.
JESS: Oh, I’m sorry. How are you, Daisy? What’s for supper? (Hugs Daisy, who pats JESS’ back with the handle of a wooden spoon. SLIM puts MIKE down.)
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