“The Mountain Men”
Season: 3 episode 4
Series Episode: 68
Air Date: October 17, 1961
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production
Eye for an eye vengeance drives a mountain man to the relay station.
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|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Stuart Randall||52||Credited|
|Ben Sanford||Carl Sanford's son||Dan Duryea||54||Credited|
|Carl Sanford||Mountain man||Jason Evers||39||Credited|
|John Sanford||Carl Sanford's son||Alex Viespi||28||Credited|
|Mose Shell||Stagecoach driver||Eddy Waller||71||Credited|
|Joe Vance||Murderer||John Cliff||42||Credited|
|Cal||Laramie deputy||Fred Coby||45||Credited|
|Alby King||Prisoner stagecoach driver||Uncredited|
|Hank||Stagecoach shotgun||John McKee||44||Uncredited|
|Warren Sanford||Carl Sanford's son||Mentioned|
|Teleplay||Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||R. Dale Butts|
|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 - Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||Ray C. de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Melvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.|
|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 Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin and story by Dan Ullman
(MIKE and JESS are painting the house.)
JESS: Yeah, Mike?
MIKE: How long are they gonna to keep John Sanford and his pa in jail?
JESS: Oh, I reckon they’ll keep Mr. Sanford in for quite a spell. Young John, he’s all healed up and back on the farm. Judge gave him a suspended sentence.
MIKE: I’m glad.
JESS: Yeah, so am I. If it hadn’t been for him we wouldn’t be here right now. (Paints a little more and stops.) Come to think of it, I wish I wasn’t here now anyway.
JESS: Nothing Mike, just complaining.
(SLIM appears, without his shirt but, with a bandage on his head, through the open window.)
SLIM: It’s a little messy over there. Jess. Better go over it again.
JESS:You think so, huh?
JESS: That little scratch you’ve got’s been healed up for three days. Why don’t you take that phony bandage off and come out here and help me?
SLIM: Sorry Jess, you know I can’t do that. Why, I’m confined to bed. Miss Daisy’d be might’ upset if she knew I was on my feet.
JESS: (Taking long swaths in his painting) Yeah, that’s right. I guess she reckon she would…(Suddenly and vigorously, he paints over Slim’s left arm and chest.)
SLIM: Hey! (Disappears from window)
JESS: Hey, Daisy!
(DAISY hurries to where JESS is standing.)
DAISY: You called me, Jess?
JESS: Slim! You better come out here and show Miss Daisy that stuff ya got all over ya.
SLIM: (From inside the house) Never mind, I’m getting dressed.
DAISY: Getting dressed?
JESS: Oh yes, ma’am. Ole Slim’s all better. I think I’ll get a paint brush for him.
DAISY: (Brings brush up in her right hand to show JESS) I brought one.
JESS:Way ahead of me again, huh?
DAISY: (Laughing) Um, heh.
MIKE: You know Miss Daisy. I’m not sure whether I want to grow up like Slim or Jess.
DAISY: (Indignantly) Well look here. You could do a lot worse.
MIKE: I could do a lot better, too. I could grow up smart, like you.
JESS: (Pretends that he is going to paint MIKE) Why you…
(MIKE runs away. JESS puts his arm around DAISY’s shoulder as both JESS and DAISY laugh.)
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