“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


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller28Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall52Credited
Ben SanfordCarl Sanford's sonDan Duryea54Credited
Carl SanfordMountain manJason Evers39Credited
John Sanford Carl Sanford's sonAlex Viespi28Credited
Mose ShellStagecoach driverEddy Waller71Credited
Joe Vance MurdererJohn Cliff42Credited
CalLaramie deputyFred Coby45Credited
Alby KingPrisoner stagecoach driverUncredited
HankStagecoach shotgunJohn McKee44Uncredited
Warren SanfordCarl Sanford's sonMentioned



DirectorJoe Kane
Teleplay Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin
StoryDan Ullman
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreR. Dale Butts
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell - Alex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundMelvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
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 DirectorFrank Losee
Set DecorationJohn 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.)


MIKE: Jess?


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.


MIKE: What?


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?


SLIM: Yeah.


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.)



Historical Reference

Mountain Men

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas


Geographic References

Laramie, Wyoming Territory





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