“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
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||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|
|Dev Bardeen||Sect member||Michael Forest||32||Credited|
|Mel Bishop||Rancher||Barton MacLane||59||Credited|
|Jason Duncan||Sect leader||Frank Overton||43||Credited|
|Willow Duncan||Jason Duncan's daughter||Anita Sands||22-23||Credited|
|Tim Bishop||Mel Bishop's son||William Wellman, Jr.||25||Credited|
|Mather||Sect member||Don Harvey||50||Credited|
|Clay||Sect member||Larry Perron||38||Credited|
|Matt||Sect member||Stephen Barringer||Credited|
|"Reb"||Bishop's drover||Warren Kemmerling||38||Credited|
|Teleplay||Paul Savage & Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin|
|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|
|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, 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||Frank Losee|
|Set Decoration||John 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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