The Violent Ones


Season:      4 episode 22
Series Episode: 114
Air Date: March 5, 1963
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production



A son follows in his father’s footsteps, with deadly results.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith32Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Bill "Billy" BlayneBob Blayne's son/OutlawPaul Carr29Credited
Bob BlayneRancherJohn Anderson40Credited
Clay BensonOutlawJames Anderson41Credited
Larry BlayneBob Blayne's son/OutlawJack Chaplain20Credited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall53Credited
Sandy ForesterJess' friendWilliam Wellman, Jr.27Credited
Jenks OutlawRalph Thomas31Credited
Mose ShellStagecoach driverEddy Waller72Credited
Cliff OutlawEdward Faulkner31Credited
MillieSaloon girlDawn Wells24Credited
SamLaramie bartenderUncredited
Laramie reverendUncredited
Tommy BartlettMike Williams' friendUncredited
"Doc" CollierLaramie doctorMentioned
Frazier Laramie bankerMentioned
John McClainOverland Express Willow Springs stage line agentMentioned



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 StuntmenPaul Baxley, Joe Canutt. Bill Catching, Chuck Courtney, John Daheim, Leonard P. Geer, Sol Gorss, Hemet, 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 DirectorBen Bishop
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos


Epilogue – based on the teleplay by Paul Savage and story by Dan Ullman


(SLIM is sitting in a chair on the porch of the Sherman ranch house, shelling peas.)


JESS: Well, now, mighty domestic.


SLIM: Get along just fine without your wisecracks.


JESS: If you’re not careful somebody’s going to up and marry you.


DAISY: (Opens ranch house door) Slim,would you hang… (Sees JESS) Oh, Jess, you’re just in time. Will you hang these up for me?


JESS: Oh, Daisy, I got…


DAISY: If you want any dinner, you’ll have to help. I’ve been housecleaning. Way behind today.


SLIM: (Laughs) You were saying.


JESS: (Throws a peapod at Slim)Very funny. (Takes wash and walks off into the ranch yard.)


(SLIM throws a peapod at JESS. MIKE and TOMMY BARTLETT come around the corner of the ranch house.)


MIKE: … and he got Benson and all of them. All by himself, with a little help from Mr. Blayne. You said he was a sissy cat, you’ll see. Slim, where’s Jess?


SLIM: Right over there.


(MIKE and his friend walk in the direction Slim points. SLIM jumps up to follow them. JESS is hanging long underwear on the clothesline.)


MIKE: Jess, this here’s Tommy Bartlett. Will you show him how ya…


(DAISY opens the kitchen door. JESS turns with clothes pins in his mouth. He ducks between the long underwear so that he is hidden from MIKE, TOMMY BARTLETT, DAISY, and SLIM and continues to hang up the clothes. The boys look at each other with disgust. SLIM and DAISY laughs. MIKE smiles. JESS glowers.)



Geographic Reference

Laramie, Wyoming Territory

Willow Spring, Wyoming Territory



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