“The Perfect Gift”
Season: 3 episode 14
Series Episode: 78
Air Date: January 2, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production
Arapaho traditions dictate that when a life is saved from certain death, that life belongs to the one who saved it. This presents Slim with an interesting predicament.
Cast & Crew Lists
|"Slim" Sherman||Owner - Sherman ranch and relay station||John Smith||30||Credited|
|Jess Sherman||Sherman ranch hand||Robert Fuller||28||Credited|
|Daisy Cooper||Sherman housekeeper||Spring Byington||75||Credited|
|Mike Williams||Orphan||Dennis Holmes||11||Credited|
|Lon Cady||Matt Cady's brother||Steve Warren||Credited|
|Matt Cady||Cady head of family||John Anderson||39||Credited|
|Wayne Cady||Matt Cady's brother||Russell Johnson||37||Credited|
|Jacaro||Arapaho man||Eugene Iglesias||35||Credited|
|Sheriff Mort Cory||Laramie sheriff||Stuart Randall||52||Credited|
|Quinto||Winona's father||Michael Pate||41||Credited|
|Winona||Arapaho woman||Lisa Gaye||26||Credited|
|Tess||Saloon girl||Pamela Curran||31||Credited|
|Laramie bartender||David McMahon||51||Uncredited|
|Laramie saloon girl||Uncredited|
|Randy Cady||Matt Cady's brother||Mentioned|
|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|
|Editorial Color Consultant||Alex Quiroga|
|Color Processing by||Consolidated Film Industries|
|Film Editor||David Rawlins|
|Musical Supervision||Stanley Wilson|
|Sound||Earl Crain, 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, 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||George Bisk|
|Set Decoration||John McCarthy & Perry Murdock|
Epilogue – based on “The Perfect Gift,” a script by Tom Seller
(DAISY COOPER, WINONA and MIKE WILLIAMS walk out of the front door of the Sherman ranch house.)
DAISY COOPER: You’re a sweet girl, Winona. (Hugs and kisses Winona on the cheek). I shall miss you.
WINONA: I shall miss you, too. (Winona runs her hand across the back of MIKE WILLIAM’s head.)
JESS HARPER: (Leaning on the ranch house hitching rail) Good luck, Winona.
WINONA: Thank you. (WINONA walks to SLIM SHERMAN, who is holding her horse.)You are a good man.
SLIM SHERMAN: But not the right man.
(WINONA mounts her horse and rides away with JACARO. JESS HARPER walks up to SLIM SHERMAN and claps him on the shoulder.)
SLIM SHERMAN: You know something, Jess.
JESS HARPER: Yeah, I know. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah.
JESS COOPER: (Laughs)
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