“The High Country”


Season:     3 episode 19
Series Episode:  83
Air Date: February 6, 1962
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studio production



Slim gets caught between a rock and a hard place when a rancher and mountain people battle over high meadow grazing land.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller28Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Dev Bardeen Sect memberMichael Forest32Credited
Mel BishopRancherBarton MacLane59Credited
Jason DuncanSect leaderFrank Overton43Credited
Willow DuncanJason Duncan's daughterAnita Sands22-23Credited
Tim BishopMel Bishop's sonWilliam Wellman, Jr.25Credited
MatherSect memberDon Harvey50Credited
ClaySect memberLarry Perron38Credited
MattSect memberStephen Barringer Credited
"Reb"Bishop's droverWarren Kemmerling 38Credited



DirectorJoe Kane
TeleplayPaul Savage & Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin
StoryDan Ullman
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorAlex Mayer
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJohn W. Rixey
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, 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 DirectorFrank Losee
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy &- Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Paul Savage, Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin and a story by Dan Ullman


(MIKE, JESS and SLIM are at the river. MIKE is currying GIANT. Slim and Jess are fishing.)


JESS: Looks like Mike’s goin’ to wear that horse’s hide plumb out…or his own arm.


SLIM: Well, from personal experince, Jess, I think Giant is gonna outlast ‘im. I was about his age when I got my first pony. Both my arms were numb from the shoulder down.


MIKE: My arm’s not tired. Not yet, anyway.


JESS: Yeah. Well, come supper time you won’t even be able to lift a fork. You know, I heard a fellow starved to death that way once.


MIKE: Well, I think we might starve a little too. You haven’t caught a thing yet.


SLIM: Why don’t you just get your pole and show us how it’s done.


MIKE: I will, just as soon as I finish Giant’s other side. You know, he’s sure pretty. He really is. I don’t know how that girl ever gave him up.


SLIM: Oh, I don’t think she misses him, Mike. Now she’s got other things on her mind.


MIKE: More fighting?


JESS: Yeah, that’s just about right.


MIKE: Well I thought ya said that… well, the cattlemen and the mountain people, well, they divided up the grass land.


JESS: Yeah, Well he did. He also said that Ole Jason’s daughter and Tim Bishop were gonna to get married.


MIKE: Well then what’s the fightin’ goin’ to be about?


JESS: What’s the fightin’ gonna be about?


(SLIM looks unhappy)


JESS: Shucks, a man don’t even know what real fightin’ is ’til he gets married.


SLIM: Jess, you gotta bite!


JESS: (Pulls lightly on his line) No I don’t.


SLIM: Musta got away.


(MIKE walks back to curry GIANT)


SLIM: Maybe you just better concentrate on catchin’ supper, huh? Mike’ll find out about marriage soon enough.


JESS: (Looks back at MIKE and then at SLIM) Yeah, I reckon you’re right.


(JESS and SLIM both smile.)



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