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
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||31||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Part owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||Robert Fuller||29||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||12||Credited|
|"Doc" A. L. Collyer. M.D.||Doctor||Russ Whiteman||51||Credited|
|Collins||McGovern ranch hand||Hal Needhan||32||Credited|
|Enders||McGovern ranch hand||David Perna||27||Credited|
|Frazer||Overland Express Stage line agent||Roy Barcroft||60||Credited|
|Jim Lassel||McGovern ranch foreman||Edward Kemmer||31||Credited|
|Ellen McGovern||Rancher||Jeanette Nolan||51||Credited|
|Hank McGovern||Ellen McGovern's son||Jerry Summers||32||Credited|
|Laurie McGovern||Ellen McGovern's daughter||Lory Patrick||24||Credited|
|Sprock||McGovern ranch hand||John Day||46||Credited|
|Lafe Tulman||Sheriff||William Bramley||34||Credited|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Mentioned|
|Adam McGovern||Ellen McGovern's husband||Mentioned|
|Doc Phillips||Laramie doctor||Mentioned|
|Assistant to Producer||Rod Peterson|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Daniel 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 Crain, 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, 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||Wallace Worsley, Jr.|
|Set Decoration||John 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.
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!
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