“The Runt”


Season:     3 episode 21
Series Episode:  85
Air Date: February 20, 1962
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production



Every man has his price.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith30Credited
Jess HarperSherman ranch handRobert Fuller28Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes11Credited
Slim's horseAlamoUncredited
Cobey CatlinSandy Catlins' stepbrother/OutlawGeorge Keymas36Credited
Lew CatlinSandy Catlins' stepbrother/OutlawMichael Forest32Credited
Marcy CatlinSandy Catlin's wifeSue England33Credited
Rix CatlinSandy Catlins' stepbrother/OutlawLeonard Nemoy30Credited
Sandy CatlinLaramie farmerBen Cooper29Credited
GillisOverland stageline office managerRaymond Bailey57Credited
LolaLaramie saloon girlSally Carter19Credited
Mr. NewcombeLaramie bankerGeorge Eldredge63Credited
Mose ShellStagecoach driverEddy Waller71Credited
CharlieMuleskinnerLane Bradford39Credited
Kitty "Kit" Laramie saloon girlJean CarrollCredited
NoreenLaramie saloon girlSusan HartCredited
TeddyBoy with "Croaker" the frogDennis Rush9-10Credited
U.S. MarshalGregg Barton49Credited
Laramie bartenderStacy M. MorganCredited
E. M. Collett M. D. Laramie doctorMentioned
Mort Cory Laramie sheriffMentioned



DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayRaphael Hayes & Rod Peterson
StoryLeon Schotter & John Champion
ProducerJohn Champion
Laramie ThemeCyril J. Mockridge
Music ScoreCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorAlex Mayer
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorJohn C. Fuller, A.C.E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundEarl Crain, Sr.
Makeup ArtistJack Barron
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 DirectorJohn Clarke Bowman
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Perry Murdock



Epilogue – based on “The Runt,” a teleplay by Raphael Heyes & Rod Peterson and story by Leon Schotter & John C. Champion


(JESS HARPER is cutting kindling in the Catlin’s ranch yard. SLIM SHERMAN is adding to a stack of cut wood he is carrying. MIKE WILIAMS comes around them carrying a galanized bucket of eggs.)


SLIM SHERMAN: Careful with those eggs, Mike. They’re not made of steel.


MIKE WILLIAMS: Ah, I won’t break ’em. (Addresses SANDY CATLIN) Got two more eggs than yesterday.


SANDY CATLIN: Well, you’re doing a lot better than Marcy and me ever did. You take ’em on in to Mrs. Cooper now, huh?




SANDY CATLIN: Havin’ Mike and Daisy here the last few days sure has helped out.


SLIM SHERMAN: That’s what neighbors are for.


SANDY CATLIN: I know, but you’ve done so much. The reward money paid off the loan. Left me enough to plant a new crop, too.


JESS HARPER: Ah, well you earned it, Sandy. The way you and Slim handled those three gunslingers, you got Sheriff Cory ’bout half scared to come back to the job.


SLIM SHERMAN: That’ s not what’s keepin’ him.


JESS HARPER: No? What is? I saw him the other day. He looked fit as a fiddle.


SLIM SHERMAN: It’s the mayor. Thinks we’ve got the worst looking jail in the territory and it’s gotta be painted.


JESS HARPER: Oh-h-h. I see. And you’re elected.


SLIM SHERMAN: Yeah. They’re gonna have to find me first.


(JESS HARPER pats SLIM SHERMAN on the back as SLIM SHERMAN heads into the ranch house. SANDY CATLIN and JESS HARPER smile before following him in.)



Geographic Reference

Badlands, South Dakota, United States of America

Colorado Territory, United States of America,

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America



Candy apple


Barbequed chicken








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