“Ride the Wild Wind”


Season:    2 episode 4

Series Episode: 35

Air Date:  October 11, 1960

Laramie TV series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller

A Revue Studios production



Andy kicks out of the traces and learns how hard growing up can be.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch and Relay StationJohn Smith29Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller27Credited
Andy ShermanOwner - Sherman Ranch & Relay StationRobert Crawford, Jr.16Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
Boone CaudleOutlawErnest BorgnineCredited
DavisCasper sheriffRobert J. StevensonCredited
Hannah MooreWidowed rancherVivi JanissCredited
MorganLaramie deputyDon WilbanksCredited
PikeOutlawJohn KelloggCredited
SimmsLaramie sheriffEd PrentissCredited
Dallas "Dal"OutlawJames AndersonCredited
CurlyOutlawLenny GeerUncredited
JoeBank tellerMentioned



DirectorFrancis D. Lyon
TeleplayRod Peterson
StoryJohn C. Champion
ProducerJohn C. Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril J. Mockridge
Director of PhotographyJack MacKenzie, A.S.C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Film EditorRay de Vally
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJoe Lapis
Makeup ArtistBob Dawn
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
Note: Robert Fuller often performed his own stunts in the series.
Assistant DirectorDonald Baer
Set DecorationPerry Murdock



Epilogue – based on “Ride the Wild Wind,” a teleplay by Rod Peterson and story by John C. Champion


(ANDY SHERMAN, SLIM SHERMAN and MISS HANNAH are standing in front of MISS HANNAH’s ranch house. ANDY SHERMAN and SLIM SHERMAN are respectfully holding their hats in their hands.)


MISS HANNAH: I want to thank you for coming by.


SLIM SHERMAN: Well, Andy wanted to. He…He thought you’d like to know what happened.


ANDY SHERMAN: He was tryin’ to save my life.


MISS HANNAH: Poor Boone. Killed in a holdup he had nothing to do with for a change.


ANDY SHERMAN: Yes ma’am. All he could think about was gettin’ back here to you. It’s just bad luck that we were in town when those outlaws were tryin’ to rob the bank.


MISS HANNAH: I always thought that Boone would die on the wrong side of the law. It’s a comfort to know he didn’t.


SLIM SHERMAN: Well Andy, we’d better ride. Goodbye, ma’am.


MISS HANNAH: Goodbye, and thank you again.


(ANDY SHERMAN and SLIM SHERMAN mount their horses and leave. MISS HANNAH waves goodbye.)


ANDY SHERMAN: Slim, I didn’t feel right telling a lie. But I thought I should do it.


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, it’s hard to know what’s right at a time like this, Andy. A lie hurt you in the telling of it, but the truth might of killed her.


ANDY SHERMAN: That’s what I was afraid of.


SLIM SHERMAN: Good. Do ya think you can handle that horse well enough to get us home?


ANDY SHERMAN: I bet I can beat that nag of yours.


SLIM: (Patting his horses’s neck) That’s a bet you’re gonna lose, mister. Come on, boy.





Historical Reference

Ulysses Simpson Grant


Geographic References

Casper, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Laramie Mountains, United States of America








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