“The Mark of the Manhunters”
Season: 2 episode 21
Series Episode: 52
Air Date: March 14, 1961
Laramie TV series
A Revue Studios production
Outlaws follow Marshal Jim Craig and witness Gil Spanner to the Sherman Ranch. Are the good guys the bad guys or visa versa?
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||27||Credited|
|Jim Craig||U. S. Marshal||Charles McGraw||46||Credited|
|Colby||Mrs. Farrell's hired gun||Don Harvey||59||Credited|
|Valerie "Val" Farrell||Chad Farrell's wife||Marguerite Chapman||43||Credited|
|Finch||Mrs. Farrell's hired gun||Fred Coby||45||Credited|
|Gil Spanner||Witness||James Coburn||32||Credited|
|Charlie||Laramie bartender||Nestor Paiva||55||Credited|
|Boy cleaning jail||James Bates||Credited|
|Outlaw shot on trail||Uncredited|
|E. Collyer M.D.||Laramie doctor||Mentioned|
|Sam Donahue||Neighboring rancher||Mentioned|
|Story||John C. Champion|
|Producer||John C. Champion|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Music Score||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Lloyd S. Papez|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Film Editor||John C. Fuller, A.C.E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Makeup Artist||Jack Barron|
|Hair Stylist||Florence Bush|
|Costume & Wardrobe||Vincent 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 Director||James Hogan|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on “The Mark of the Manhunters,” a teleplay by Paul Savage and story by John C. Champion
(A stagecoach is in the Sherman ranch yard. GILL SPANNER helps VALERIE FARRELL into the stagecoach.)
VALERIE FARRELL: Thanks, Gil.
(SLIM SHERMAN and GIL SPANNER help JIM CRAIG into the stagecoach.)
JIM CRAIG: This job’s enough to make an old woman out of a man.
GIL SPANNER : Kinda hard to say what’s on my mind.
JESS HARPER: Well, don’t try. I think we all kinda know what it is. (Offers his hand to GIL SPANNER , who shakes it.) Good luck, Gil.
SLIM SHERMAN: (Offers his hand for GIL SPANNER to shake.) That goes for me, too.
GIL SPANNER : (Shakes SLIM SHERMAN’s hand) Thanks.
SLIM SHERMAN: I want you to come back and see us. Next time, make it so we’ll have a little more time to sit down and talk. (GIL SPANNER enters the stagecoach. SLIM SHERMAN ahuts the door and waves to the driver.) Alright. (Stagecoach leaves)
JESS HARPER: Well Slim, I’d say quite a few lives got changed in a mighty short time.
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, Jess. Y’know, yours too!
JESS HARPER: Yeah, how do ya figure that?
SLIM SHERMAN: (Cradles his arm) Well, you’re goin’ to be doin’ twice as much work around here now. That’s, ah, that’s kind of a change.
(JESS HARPER moves as if he is going to hit SLIM SHERMAN in his wounded arm and SLIM SHERMAN glares at him until JESS HARPER claps him on the back and they both walk back towards the ranch house, grinning.)
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