“The Last Battleground”
Season: 4 episode 27
Series Episode: 119
Air Date: April 16, 1963
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studio production
Slim must find evidence as to his father’s complicity in the confederate theft of $60,000 in gold dust.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||32||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Part owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||Robert Fuller||29||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||76||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||12||Credited|
|Ned Billings||Gold seeker||Don Harvey||51||Credited|
|James Courtland||Rancher||Frank Overton||45||Credited|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Stuart Randall||53||Credited|
|Will Courtland||James Courtland's son||Dee Pollock||25||Credited|
|John Ellis||Plains Calvary major||John Hoyt||57||Credited|
|Gibbs||Ellis' partner||Robert Knapp||37||Credited|
|Hall||Ellis' partner||Brett King||42||Credited|
|Ben Nolan||Plains Calvary sergeant||Marshall Reed||45||Credited|
|Mary Sherman||Slim Sherman's mother||Majorie Reynolds||45||Credited|
|Matt Sherman||Slim Sherman's father||John Smith||32||Uncredited|
|Al Frazer||Laramie Gazette editor||Mentioned|
|Ben Sherman||Matt Sherman's brother||Mentioned|
|Assistant to Producer||Rod Peterson|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Russell Kimball|
|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|
|Sound||Earl Crane, Jr.|
|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, Hemet, 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||Ben Bishop|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Ralph Sylos|
Epilogue – based on “The Last Battleground,” a script by Rod Peterson
(SLIM SHERMAN, JESS HARPER, and DAISY COOPER are standing in the Sherman ranch house front room, in front of the fireplace. Slim’s mother’s picture is on the mantle.)
DAISY COOPER: I love that picture of your Mother, Slim. I’m so glad you found it.
JESS HARPER: What’d they say at Fort Sanders when you brough Ellis in?
SLIM SHERMAN: That he’d get what’s comin’ to him. He’s been using his army rank to cheat people for a long time.
DAISY COOPER: And what about that nice Mr. Courtland?
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, the colonel feels that the War Department will restore his army rank and make a public appology for their treatment of him. And…there just might be a special commendation for a man named Matt Sherman. Maybe even a medal.
DAISY COOPER: Oh, that’s wonderful. Aren’t you proud?
(The clatter of pots and pans eminate from the kitchen. JESS HARPER, SLIM SHERMAN and DAISY COOPER run into the kitchen to find MIKE WILLIAMS on the floor, surrounded by pots and pans.)
DAISY COOPER: Mike, what on earth are you doing?
SLIM SHERMAN: What are you up to,Tiger? (Lifts MIKE WILLIAMS up)
JESS HARPER: You going on a shivaree or something?
MIKE SHERMAN: Heck no. Slim said he’d take me hunting up to that Summit Pass sometime.
DAISY COOPER: Well you’re not going to take all my pots and pans are you?
MIKE WILLIAMS: Not all of them. Just this one. I’ll leave the hunting to Slim. I’ll be panning for gold dust. Sixty thousand dollars worth.
SLIM SHERMAN: Oh you will, huh? (Places a pot over MIKE WILLIAM’s head.)
(JESS HARPER and SLIM SHERMAN pound with wooden spoons on the top of the pot while MIKE WILLIAMS yells.)
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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