Season: 3 episode 17
Series Episode: 81
Air Date: January 23, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
Both learn a lesson when Jess takes responsibility for a wayward orphan on a self-destructive path.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Sherman||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|
|Sindley||Laramie doctor||Will Wright||67||Credited|
|Bill Watkins||Teenager||Jack Chaplain||19||Credited|
|Ezra Watkins||Bill Watkin's uncle/Laramie storekeeper||Trevor Bardette||59||Credited|
|Ed||Laramie hotel clerk||Hal K. Dawson||65||Credited|
|Samson "Sam"||Cadge||Hal Baylor||42||Credited|
|Man with grain in his wagon||Barry Brooks||52||Credited|
|Miss Kingsley||Laramie school teacher||Mentioned|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Alex Mayer|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|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|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on “The Runaway,” a script by Meyer Dolinsky
(BILL WATKINS is looking for something on the floor by the general store counter.)
EZRA WATKINS: Oh, would ya look what they done to my store.
JESS HARPER: You’re lucky you’re alive, Ezra. That oughta count for somethin’.
EZRA WATKINS: (Leans over the counter to talk to BILL) What d’ya lookin’ for?
BILL WATKINS: (Pulls out Ben Franklin’s Almanac) Here it is, Mrs. Cooper. (Offers the book to DAISY COOPER.)
DAISY COOPER: I told you it was a present and I meant it.
BILL WATKINS: Thank you, ma’am. (Reads from the book) “Experience is an expensive school, but a fool can learn in no other.”
EZRA WATKINS: Did you just read that? I swear? What’s it mean?
BILL WATKINS: It means ya’ gotta kick some people in the head to learn ’em anything.
JESS HARPER: (Looks at DAISY COOPER and then moves towards BILL WATKINS) I was that kind of a fool today, Bill.
BILL WATKINS: So was I, Jess. (Offers JESS HARPER his hand)
(JESS HARPER and BILL WATKINS shake hands warmly.)
Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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