“Wolf Cub”

 

Season:     3 episode 9
Series Episode:  73
Air Date: November 21, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production

 

Teaser

Trust is a two-way street that hardly anyone is willing to cross when Jess and Daisy harbor a crippled Blackfoot against army orders.

 

Cast & Crew Lists

Cast

CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim' ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller28Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Earl DroodyScalphunterArthur Hunnicutt51Credited
Captain FosterPlains Cavalry captain & surgeonHardie Albright57Credited
PrescottPlains Cavalry corporalEd Mallory63Credited
ReevesPlains Cavalry captainKenneth MacDonald60Credited
Lame WolfRed Wolf's sonRobert Blake28Credited
Red WolfBlackfoot chiefFrank DeKova51Credited
MaxwellAddison Richards59Credited
Plains Cavalry guardDon Heitgerd32Credited
Thomas KingPlains Cavalry commanderMentioned

 

Crew

DirectorLesley Selander
WriterRon Bishop & Wells Root
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Jr.
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 DirectorDonald Baer
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock

 

 

Epilogue – based on the the script by Ron Bishop & Wells Root

 

(SLIM SHERMAN, RED WOLF, LAME WOLF, CAPTAIN FOSTER, CAPTAIN REEVES, JESS HARPER, MIKE WILLIAMS, and DAISY COOPER are in the Sherman ranch house front room.)

 

SLIM SHERMAN: By this paper, the father in Washington agrees with Chief Red Wolf’s request that mountain land be found for his people, in return for the services of yourself and the bravest warriors as scouts.

 

RED WOLF: It’s good.

 

JESS COOPER: Not quite, Chief. Needs your mark.

 

RED WOLF: Mark? I have already given my word. Why do they need my mark?

 

CAPTAIN FOSTER: Washington’s strong on paper and marks.

 

RED WOLF: (Signs paper) Done.

 

CAPTAIN REEVES: Chief Scout, on behalf of the government of the United States, congratulations… to both of you. Well, we’ll be riding now. Goodbye, Sherman. Harper. Madam. Goodbye, son.

 

(SLIM SHERMAN shakes RED WOLF’s hand.)

 

LAME WOLF: (Walks over to address JESS HARPER) Word is not heart, but if heart have word.

 

RED WOLF: We have words, my son, “Blackfoot phrase”  

 

(JESS HARPER shakes LAME WOLF’s hand.)

 

RED WOLF: Come, we ride.

 

(CAVALRY and SCOUTS ride out of the Sherman ranch yard.)

 

MIKE WILLIAMS: What is “Blackfoot phrase” 

 

JESS HARPER: That’s Blackfoot, Mike. It means “the hatred has flown.”

 

Historical Reference

Fort Laramie

Pony Soldier

Plains Cavalry 

 

Geographic Reference

Laramie, Wyoming Territory

 

 

Sources: Laramie episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and individual observation
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