Season: 4 episode 29
Series Episode: 121
Air Date: April 30, 1963
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studio production
“Bible shows a man right from wrong in his heart. The law spells it out in his head,” says Territorial Marshal Branch McGary. So which will he choose when Jess’ life is on the line?
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|
|Clint Buckner||Outlaw leader||Robert Wilke||48||Credited|
|Vern Buckner||Clint Buckner's brother/Outlaw||Dennis Patrick||45||Credited|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Stuart Randall||53||Credited|
|Reb Carlton||Deputy territorial marshal||William Bryant||39||Credited|
|Davis||Member Ironwood Citizen's Committee||House Peters, Jr.||47||Credited|
|De Walt||Outlaw||Kern Dibbs||45||Credited|
|Mr. Jethroe||Ironwood Justice of the Peace||Gene Roth||60||Credited|
|Branch "Mac" McGary||Territorial marshal||David McLean||42||Credited|
|Rafferty||Member Ironwood Citizen's Committee||Hugh Sanders||52||Credited|
|"Doc" Tyler||Laramie doctor||Ed Prentiss||54||Credited|
|"Patches"||Tumbleweed wagon driver||Reginald Gardiner||60||Credited|
|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||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||John Clarke Bowman|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Ralph Sylos|
Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Albert Aley and story by John C. Champion
(A tumbleweed wagon rolls toward the Sherman ranch yard. JESS’ HORSE is tied to the back. MIKE climbs up on the pasture fence, sees the wagon and runs towards the ranch house.)
MIKE: (Runs in the front door of the ranch house. ) Slim, Aunt Daisy! Slim! Come quick! (Runs out of the ranch house, followed by DAISY and SLIM.) “Look!”
DAISY: What kind of a contraption is that?
SLIM: That’s a travelling jail. Call it a tumbleweed wagon.
SLIM: Yeah, it’s always on the move, pickin’ up lawbreakers.
DAISY: Why’s it coming here?
SLIM: I don’t know.
BRANCH MCGARY: (Dismounts and walks toward SLIM and DAISY) This the Sherman ranch?
SLIM: That’s right.
BRANCH MCGARY: Branch McGary, Territorial Marshal. I brought a…
DAISY: (Interupts) You’re not bringing a criminal here?
BRANCH MCGARY: Yes, ma’am. He’s awful dangerous. But I’m afraid I’m goin’ to have to leave him here.
SLIM: Now wait a miute.
(JESS, left arm in a sling inside the body of his jacket, appears in the door of the tumbleweed wagon and is helped out by PATCHES and REB CARLTON.)
DAISY: (Sympathetically) Oh, no.
JESS: (Slowly walks forward, holding his left hand) Slim, Daisy, Mike. Well, what’s the matter? Aren’t you glad to see me?
(SLIM, DAISY and MIKE rush over to JESS. DAISY hugs him.)
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