“The Mark of the Manhunters”
Season: 2 episode 21
Series Episode: 52
Air Date: March 14, 1961
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production
Outlaws follow Marshal Jim Craig and witness Gil Spanner to the Sherman Ranch. Are the good guys the bad guys or visa versa?
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Jim Craig||U. S. Marshal||Charles McGraw||46||Credited|
|Colby||Mrs. Farrell's hired gun||Don Harvey||59||Credited|
|Valerie "Val" Farrell||Chad Farrell's wife||Marguerite Chapman||43||Credited|
|Finch||Mrs. Farrell's hired gun||Fred Coby||45||Credited|
|Gil Spanner||Witness||James Coburn||32||Credited|
|Charlie||Laramie bartender||Nestor Paiva||55||Credited|
|Boy cleaning jail||James Bates||Credited|
|Outlaw shot on trail||Uncredited|
|E. Collyer M.D.||Laramie doctor||Mentioned|
|Sam Donahue||Neighboring rancher||Mentioned|
|Story||John C. Champion|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S. Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, 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||James Hogan|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Paul Savage and story by John C. Champion
(A stagecoach is in the Sherman ranch yard. GILL SPANNER helps VALERIE FARRELL into the stagecoach.)
VALERIE FARRELL: Thanks, Gil.
(SLIM and GILL SPANNER help JIM CRAIG into the stagecoach.)
JIM CRAIG: This job’s enough to make an old woman out of a man.
GILL SPANNER : Kinda hard to say what’s on my mind.
JESS: Well, don’t try. I think we all kinda know what it is. (Offers his hand to GILL SPANNER , who shakes it.) Good luck, Gil.
SLIM: (Offers his hand for GILL SPANNER to shake.) That goes for me, too.
GILL SPANNER : (Shakes SLIM’s hand) Thanks.
SLIM: I want you to come back and see us. Next time, make it so we’ll have a little more time to sit down and talk. (Shuts the door and waves to the driver) Alright. (Stagecoach leaves)
JESS: Well Slim, I’d say quite a few lives got changed in a mighty short time.
SLIM: Yeah, Jess. Y’know, yours too!
JESS: Yeah, how do ya figure that?
SLIM: (Cradles his arm) Well, you’re goin’ to be doin’ twice as much work around here now. That’s, ah, that’s kind of a change.
(JESS moves as if he is going to hit SLIM in his wounded arm and SLIM glares at him until JESS claps him on the back and they both walk back towards the ranch house, grinning.)
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