Season: 4 episode 29
Series Episode: 121
Air Date: April 30, 1963
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studio production
“Bible shows a man right from wrong in his heart. The law spells it out in his head,” says Territorial Marshal Branch McGary. So which will he choose when Jess’ life is on the line?
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||32||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Part owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||Robert Fuller||29||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||76||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||12||Credited|
|Clint Buckner||Outlaw leader||Robert Wilke||48||Credited|
|Vern Buckner||Clint Buckner's brother/Outlaw||Dennis Patrick||45||Credited|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Stuart Randall||53||Credited|
|Reb Carlton||Deputy territorial marshal||William Bryant||39||Credited|
|Davis||Member Ironwood Citizen's Committee||House Peters, Jr.||47||Credited|
|De Walt||Outlaw||Kern Dibbs||45||Credited|
|Mr. Jethroe||Ironwood Justice of the Peace||Gene Roth||60||Credited|
|Branch "Mac" McGary||Territorial marshal||David McLean||42||Credited|
|Rafferty||Member Ironwood Citizen's Committee||Hugh Sanders||52||Credited|
|"Doc" Tyler||Laramie doctor||Ed Prentiss||54||Credited|
|"Patches"||Tumbleweed wagon driver||Reginald Gardiner||60||Credited|
|Ironwood doctor||Jason Robards, Sr.||70 -deceased||Uncredited|
|Assistant to Producer||Rod Peterson|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Director of Photography||Ray Rennahan, A. S. C.|
|Associate Producer||Dan Ullman|
|Art Director||Russell Kimball|
|Editorial Dept. Head/Supervisor||David J. O'Connell|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||Ray C. de Vally, A. C. E.|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Earl Crane, Jr.|
|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||John Clarke Bowman|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Ralph Sylos|
Epilogue – based on “The Marshals,” a teleplay by Albert Aley and story by John C. Champion
(A tumbleweed wagon rolls toward the Sherman ranch yard. JESS HARPER’s HORSE is tied to the back. MIKE WILLIAMS climbs up on the pasture fence, sees the wagon and runs towards the ranch house.)
MIKE WILLIAMS: (Runs in the front door of the ranch house. ) Slim, Aunt Daisy! Slim! Come quick! (Runs out of the ranch house, followed by DAISY COOPER and SLIM SHERMAN.) Look!
DAISY COOPER: What kind of a contraption is that?
SLIM SHERMAN: That’s a travelling jail. Call it a tumbleweed wagon.
DAISY COOPER: Tumbleweed?
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah, it’s always on the move, pickin’ up lawbreakers.
DAISY COOPER: Why’s it coming here?
SLIM SHERMAN: I don’t know.
BRANCH MCGARY: (Dismounts and walks toward SLIM SHERMAN and DAISY COOPER) This the Sherman ranch?
SLIM SHERMAN: That’s right.
BRANCH MCGARY: Branch McGary, Territorial Marshal. I brought a…
DAISY COOPER: (Interupts) You’re not bringing a criminal here?
BRANCH MCGARY: Yes, ma’am. He’s awful dangerous. But I’m afraid I’m goin’ to have to leave him here.
SLIM SHERMAN: Now wait a miute.
(JESS HARPER, left arm in a sling inside the body of his jacket, appears in the door of the tumbleweed wagon and is helped out by PATCHES and REB CARLTON.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Jess!
DAISY COOPER: (Sympathetically) Oh, no.
JESS HARPER: (Slowly walks forward, holding his left hand) Slim, Daisy, Mike. Well, what’s the matter? Aren’t you glad to see me?
(SLIM SHERMAN, DAISY COOPER and MIKE WILLIAMS rush over to JESS HARPER. DAISY COOPER hugs him.)
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