“Time of the Traitor”


Season:      4 episode 11
Series Episode: 103
Air Date: December 11, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production



Where does a man’s duty lie – to oath, country… or himself? The answer risks the lives of Slim, Daisy, Mike and their guest.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith31Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationMentioned
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
ColieVic Prescott's ranch handDon Harvey51Credited
Hobey "Hobe"Vic Prescott's foremanHarry Carey, Jr.41Credited
Dr. Samuel Mudd Stage passengerLew Ayers54Credited
MantonVic Prescott's ranch handLane Bradford40Credited
Steve PrescottVic Prescott's sonPaul Carr28Credited
Vic Prescott Laramie rancherR. G. Armstrong45Credited
Mose ShellStagecoach driverEddy Waller72Credited
JoshVic Prescott's ranch handWilliam Fawcett69Credited
MillieSteve Prescott's girl friendAnne Whitfield24Credited
ButtonsSherman ranch dogUncredited
Bill BatesNeighboring rancherMentioned
Oliver O. Howard One armed Union generalMentioned
Abraham Lincoln16th President of the United StatesMentioned
"Doc" PhillipsLaramie doctorMentioned



DirectorJoe Kane
TeleplayPaul Savage
StoryJohn Champion
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorAlxander A. Mayer
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byPathe
Film EditorRay C. de Vally, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Sr.
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, Charles Horvath, Robert F. Hoy, Loren Janes, Allen Pinson, Chuck Roberson, Ronnie Rondell Jr., Dean Smith, Tom Steele, Jerry Summers, Jack Williams
Assistant DirectorCarter DeHaven, III.
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos



Epilogue – based on the teleplay “Time of the Traitor” by Paul Savage and story by John C. Champion


(The prison gate of the Wyoming Territorial Prison opens and VIC PRESCOTT walks out. STEVE PRESCOTT and MILLIE get down from the carriage.)


VIC PRESCOTT: Steve, (Shakes hands with STEVE PRESCOTT) Millie. (Hugs MILLIE)




STEVE PRESCOTT: You look fine, Pa.


VIC PRESCOTT: So do you, boy.


SLIM SHERMAN: (Walks forward) Prescott.


VIC PRESCOTT: (Offers his hand to SLIM SHERMAN. They shake hands.) Sherman, I, I hope you will be able to forget what happened between us.


SLIM SHERMAN: I didn’t come all this way not to.


VIC PRESCOTT: Eighteen months I spent thinking about what I was going to say when I got out. But now that it’s happening. I…


STEVE PRESCOTT: You don’t have to say anything, Pa.


VIC PRESCOTT: I could have spent the rest of my life inside those walls if Dr. Mudd hadn’t refused to testify against me. I just wish he were here so I could tell him how much… getting another chance means to me.


STEVE PRESCOTT: You wrote him. He knows.


VIC PRESCOTT: Well Millie. do you think you can stand it? Havin’ me for a daddy-in-law?


MILLIE: (Laughs) We can talk about it on the way home. (Takes VIC PRESCOTT’s arm)


SLIM SHERMAN: Here, I’ll take your bag.


(VIC PRESCOTT, STEVE PRESCOTT and MILLIE get into the carriage. SLIM SHERMAN puts the luggage in the back of the carriage and mounts his horse. All depart.)



Historical References

John Wilkes Booth

Oliver O. Howard

Andrew Johnson

Abraham Lincoln

Dr. Samuel Mudd

John Surratt, Jr.

Mary Surratt




Geographic References

California, United States of America

Dry Tortugas, Florida, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America



Chocolate cake




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