“The Mountain Men”
Season: 3 episode 4
Series Episode: 68
Air Date: October 17, 1961
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
Eye for an eye vengeance drives a mountain man to the relay station.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Harper||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||28||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Stuart Randall||52||Credited|
|Ben Sanford||Carl Sanford's son||Dan Duryea||54||Credited|
|Carl Sanford||Mountain man||Jason Evers||39||Credited|
|John Sanford||Carl Sanford's son||Alex Viespi||28||Credited|
|Mose Shell||Stagecoach driver||Eddy Waller||71||Credited|
|Joe Vance||Murderer||John Cliff||42||Credited|
|Cal||Laramie deputy||Fred Coby||45||Credited|
|Alby King||Prisoner stagecoach driver||Uncredited|
|Hank||Stagecoach shotgun||John McKee||44||Uncredited|
|Warren Sanford||Carl Sanford's son||Mentioned|
|Teleplay||Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin|
|Laramie Theme||Cyril Mockridge|
|Music Score||R. Dale Butts|
|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 - Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||Ray C. de Vally|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Melvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.|
|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||Frank Losee|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on “The Moutain Men,” a teleplay by Donn Mullally & Lee Erwin and story by Dan Ullman
(MIKE WILLIMAS and JESS HARPER are painting the house.)
MIKE WILLIAMS: Jess?
JESS HARPER: Yeah, Mike?
MIKE WILLIAMS: How long are they gonna to keep John Sanford and his pa in jail?
JESS HARPER: Oh, I reckon they’ll keep Mr. Sanford in for quite a spell. Young John, he’s all healed up and back on the farm. Judge gave him a suspended sentence.
MIKE WILLIAMS: I’m glad.
JESS HARPER: Yeah, so am I. If it hadn’t been for him we wouldn’t be here right now. (Paints a little more and stops.) Come to think of it, I wish I wasn’t here now anyway.
MIKE WILLIAMS: What?
JESS HARPER: Nothing Mike, just complaining.
(SLIM SHERMAN appears, without his shirt but, with a bandage on his head, through the open window.)
SLIM SHERMAN: It’s a little messy over there. Jess. Better go over it again.
JESS HARPER:You think so, huh?
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah.
JESS HARPER: That little scratch you’ve got’s been healed up for three days. Why don’t you take that phony bandage off and come out here and help me?
SLIM SHERMAN: Sorry Jess, you know I can’t do that. Why, I’m confined to bed. Miss Daisy’d be might’ upset if she knew I was on my feet.
JESS HARPER: (Taking long swaths in his painting) Yeah, that’s right. I guess she reckon she would…(Suddenly and vigorusly, he paints over Slim’s left arm and chest.)
SLIM SHERMAN: Hey! (Disappears from window)
JESS HARPER: Hey, Daisy!
(DAISY COOPER hurries to where JESS HARPER is standing.)
DAISY COOPER: You called me, Jess?
JESS HARPER: Slim! You better come out here and show Miss Daisy that stuff ya got all over ya.
SLIM SHERMAN: (From inside the house) Never mind, I’m getting dressed.
DAISY COOPER: Getting dressed?
JESS HARPER: Oh yes, ma’am. Ole Slim’s all better. I think I’ll get a paint brush for him.
DAISY COOPER: (Brings brush up in her right hand to show JESS HARPER) I brought one.
JESS HARPER:Way ahead of me again, huh?
DAISY COOPER: (Laughing) Um, heh.
MIKE WILLIAMS: You know Miss Daisy. I’m not sure whether I want to grow up like Slim or Jess.
DAISY COOPER: (Indignantly) Well look here. You could do a lot worse.
MIKE WILLIAMS: I could do a lot better, too. I could grow up smart, like you.
JESS HARPER: (Pretends that he is going to paint MIKE WILLIAMS) Why you…
(MIKE WILLIAMS runs away. JESS HARPER puts his arm around DAISY COOPER’s shoulder as both JESS HARPER and DAISY COOPER laugh.)
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