The Renegade Brand

Season:      4 episode 21
Series Episode: 113
Air Date: February 26, 1963
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production



Mothering should never be smothering.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith31Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
"Doc" A. L. Collyer. M.D.DoctorRuss Whiteman51Credited
CollinsMcGovern ranch handHal Needhan32Credited
EndersMcGovern ranch handDavid Perna27Credited
FrazerOverland Express Stage line agentRoy Barcroft60Credited
Jim Lassel McGovern ranch foremanEdward Kemmer31Credited
Ellen McGovernRancherJeanette Nolan51Credited
Hank McGovernEllen McGovern's sonJerry Summers32Credited
Laurie McGovernEllen McGovern's daughterLory Patrick24Credited
PageOutlawKevin Hagen34Credited
SprockMcGovern ranch handJohn Day46Credited
Lafe TulmanSheriffWilliam Bramley34Credited
Tyndall OutlawKen Lynch52Credited
OpieTownsmanPercy Helton72Credited
BlacksmithGregg Barton50Credited
CustomerRush Williams39Credited
BartenderTed Fish43Credited
TownsmanTownsmanVictor Adamson73Uncredited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffMentioned
Adam McGovernEllen McGovern's husbandMentioned
Doc PhillipsLaramie doctorMentioned



DirectorLesley Selander
WriterPaul Savage
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDaniel 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 Crain, 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, 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 DirectorWallace Worsley, Jr.
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on the script by Paul Savage


(MIKE, DAISY, JESS and DAISY are in the front room of the Sherman ranch house with a crate of puppies.)


MIKE: (Pulling a single puppy from the crate of puppies) This is the one I want to give Mr. Frazer. Think he’ll like him?


DAISY: I’m sure he will.


JESS: Sure. Now that Mr. Frazer is feeling better he’ll need some good company.


MIKE: Think his mom will miss him?


SLIM: Well, I don’t think so, Tiger. At times animals are a lot smarter than people.


MIKE: Well, how do you mean?


SLIM: Well, people sometimes try to hang onto things too hard. Love somebody else so much that it actually smothers the one they really care about.


MIKE: I don’t see how love could smother anybody.


SLIM: Well, it doesn’t usually. But while I was away I saw it happen to a family. The mother did it to her son.


MIKE: D’ya think it could happen to me? I mean getting smothered.


JESS: Oh, I wouldn’t worry about that, Tiger. When you’re ready you’re going to be pushed out of the nest so fast you won’t know what happened.


SLIM : And the way you’re growing that’s going to be sooner than you realize.


DAISY: Now you hush, both of you. He’s just a little boy.


MIKE: Oh, that’s OK, Aunt Daisy. I’m not worried. I figure by the time I’m grown up, I’ll have to stay around here to take care of Slim and Jess in their old age.


DAISY: (Laughs)


SLIM: (Looks at Jess) Are we going to take that, pard?


JESS: I don’t know. Do you reckon we can both handle him? Get ‘im Slim!


(SLIM and JESS catch MIKE, hoist him up and carry him around the room amid barking from the dogs.)


DAISY: Now boys!


MIKE: (Yells)




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