“The Unvanquished”


Season:      4 episode 23
Series Episode: 115
Air Date: March 12, 1963
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production



“A man’s a man. The color of his skin does not put a label on him.”


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith32Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationMentioned
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall53Credited
Diamo Tah-Za's sonJock Gaynor33Credited
"Doc" Frank Higgins, M.D. Laramie doctorEd Prentiss54Credited
Tah-ZaAraphaho chiefFrank de Kova52Credited
Winema Diamo's wifeMiriam Colon26Credited
BenOutlawKen Mayer44Credited
Jack Ben's brother/OutlawDeForest Kelley43Credited
Rafe Ben's brother/OutlawMyron Healey39Credited



DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayPaul Savage
StoryDan Ullman
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRay Beal
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
SoundJohn W. Rixey
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
Hair StylistFlorence Bush
Costume & WardrobeVincent Dee
Series Stuntmen (uncredited)Paul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, Hemet, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Jerry Summers, Jack Williams
Note: Robert Fuller often performed his own stunts in the series.
Assistant DirectorBen Bishop
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on “The Unvanquished,” a teleplay by Paul Savage and story by Dan Ullman


(WINEMA and TAH-ZA are mounted as SLIM and DIAMO walk towards them. MIKE WILLIAMS and DAISY COOPER watch from the Sherman ranch house porch.)


SLIM SHERMAN: Daisy’s gonna miss that young’n of yours. It isn’t often she gets a baby to fuss over.


DIAMO: You must bring her to the reservation when you can. A godmother should visit her godson often.


SLIM SHERMAN: And you come back here. You’ll always be welcome


DIAMO: I hope my son grows to be the kind of man you are.


SLIM SHERMAN: Now, you mean the kind of man his father is. Never underestimate yourself again. People around here owe you and Tah-za a lot. You taught them that a man’s a man. The color of his skin doesn’t put a label on him.


DIAMO: If they learned that, I’m glad, because I learned it too. (Offers his hand to SLIM)


(WINEMA, THA-ZA and DIAMO ride off. DIAMO and WINEMA wave goodbye. SLIM SHERMAN, DAISY COOPER and MIKE WILLIAMS return the wave.)


Historical Reference

Sand Creek Massacre



Geographic Reference

Casper, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

The Hunter (may refer to Hunter Peak, Wyoming Territory, United States of America)

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America






Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internt Movie Database (IMD) and individual observation
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