“The Renegade Brand”
Season: 4 episode 21
Series Episode: 113
Air Date: February 26, 1963
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
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 Renegade Brand,” a script by Paul Savage
(MIKE WILLIAMS, DAISY COOPER, JESS HARPER and DAISY COOPER are in the front room of the Sherman ranch house with a crate of puppies.)
MIKE WILLIAMS: (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 COOPER: I’m sure he will.
JESS HARPER: Sure. Now that Mr. Frazer is feeling better he’ll need some good company.
MIKE WILLIAMS: Think his mom will miss him?
SLIM SHERMAN: Well, I don’t think so, Tiger. At times animals are a lot smarter than people.
MIKE WILLIAMS: Well, how do you mean?
SLIM SHERMAN: 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 WILLIAMS: I don’t see how love could smother anybody.
SLIM SHERMAN: 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 WILLIAMS: D’ya think it could happen to me? I mean getting smothered.
JESS HARPER: 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 SHERMAN: Yeah, and the way you’re growing that’s going to be sooner than you realize.
DAISY COOPER: Now you hush, both of you. He’s just a little boy.
MIKE WILLIAMS: 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 COOPER: (Laughs)
SLIM SHERMAN: (Looks at JESS HARPER) Are we going to take that, pard?
JESS HARPER: I don’t know. Do you reckon we can both handle him? Get ‘im Slim!
(SLIM SHERMAN and JESS HARPER catch MIKE WILLIAMS, hoist him up and carry him around the room amid barking from the dogs.)
DAISY COOPER: Now boys!
MIKE WILLIAMS: (Yells)
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