“The Marshals”


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


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith32Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington76Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Clint Buckner Outlaw leaderRobert Wilke48Credited
Vern BucknerClint Buckner's brother/OutlawDennis Patrick45Credited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall53Credited
Reb Carlton Deputy territorial marshalWilliam Bryant39Credited
Davis Member Ironwood Citizen's CommitteeHouse Peters, Jr.47Credited
De Walt OutlawKern Dibbs45Credited
Mr. JethroeIronwood Justice of the PeaceGene Roth60Credited
Branch "Mac" McGary Territorial marshalDavid McLean42Credited
RaffertyMember Ironwood Citizen's CommitteeHugh Sanders52Credited
Ragan OutlawJohn Pickard49Credited
Slater OutlawMichael Mickler30Credited
"Doc" Tyler Laramie doctorEd Prentiss54Credited
"Patches" Tumbleweed wagon driverReginald Gardiner60Credited
Ironwood doctorUncredited



DirectorWilliam Whitney
TeleplayAlbert Aley
StoryJohn Champion
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crane, Jr.
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 DirectorJohn Clarke Bowman
Set DecorationJohn 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.


DAISY: Tumbleweed?


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.)


SLIM: Jess!


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.)




Geographic References

Edgerton, Wyoming Territory

Laramie, Wyoming Territory



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