“The Violent Ones”


Season:      4 episode 22
Series Episode: 114
Air Date: March 5, 1963
Laramie TV series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes
A Revue Studios production



A son follows in his father’s footsteps, with deadly results.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
"Slim" ShermanOwner - Sherman ranch and relay stationJohn Smith32Credited
Jess HarperPart owner - Sherman ranch and relay stationRobert Fuller29Credited
Daisy CooperSherman housekeeperSpring Byington75Credited
Mike WilliamsOrphanDennis Holmes12Credited
HootJess' horseHootUncredited
Bill "Billy" BlayneBob Blayne's son/OutlawPaul Carr29Credited
Bob BlayneRancherJohn Anderson40Credited
Clay BensonOutlawJames Anderson41Credited
Larry BlayneBob Blayne's son/OutlawJack Chaplain20Credited
Mort CoryLaramie sheriffStuart Randall53Credited
Sandy ForesterJess' friendWilliam Wellman, Jr.27Credited
Jenks OutlawRalph Thomas31Credited
Mose ShellStagecoach driverEddy Waller72Credited
Cliff OutlawEdward Faulkner31Credited
MillieSaloon girlDawn Wells24Credited
SamLaramie bartenderUncredited
Laramie reverendUncredited
Tommy BartlettMike Williams' friendUncredited
"Doc" CollierLaramie doctorMentioned
Frazier Laramie bankerMentioned
John McClainOverland Express Willow Springs stage line agentMentioned



DirectorLesley Selander
TeleplayPaul Savage
StoryDan Ullman
ProducerJohn Champion
Assistant to ProducerRod Peterson
Laramie ThemeCyril Mockridge
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan, A. S. C.
Associate ProducerDan Ullman
Art DirectorRay Beal
Editorial Dept. Head/SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Editorial Color ConsultantAlex Quiroga
Color Processing byConsolidated Film Industries
Film EditorRay C. de Vally, A. C. E.
Musical SupervisionStanley Wilson
SoundJohn W. Rixey
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, 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 DirectorBen Bishop
Set DecorationJohn McCarthy & Ralph Sylos


Epilogue – based on “The Violent Ones,” a teleplay by Paul Savage and story by Dan Ullman


(SLIM SHERMAN is sitting in a chair on the porch of the Sherman ranch house, shelling peas.)


JESS HARPER: Well, now, mighty domestic.


SLIM SHERMAN: Get along just fine without your wisecracks.


JESS HARPER: If you’re not careful somebody’s going to up and marry you.


DAISY COOPER: (Opens ranch house door) Slim,would you hang… (Sees JESS HARPER) Oh, Jess, you’re just in time. Will you hang these up for me?


JESS HARPER: Oh, Daisy, I got…


DAISY COOPER: If you want any dinner, you’ll have to help. I’ve been housecleaning. Way behind today.


SLIM SHERMAN: (Laughs) You were saying.


JESS HARPER: (Throws a peapod at Slim)Very funny. (Takes wash and walks off into the ranch yard.)


(SLIM SHERMAN throws a peapod at JESS HARPER. MIKE WILLIAMS and TOMMY BARTLETT come around the corner of the ranch house.)


MIKE WILLIAMS: … and he got Benson and all of them. All by himself, with a little help from Mr. Blayne. You said he was a sissy cat, you’ll see. Slim, where’s Jess?


SLIM SHERMAN: Right over there.


(MIKE WILLIAMS and his friend walk in the direction at which SLIM SHERMAN points. SLIM SHERMAN jumps up to follow them. JESS HARPER is hanging long underwear on the clothesline.)


MIKE WILLIAMS: Jess, this here’s Tommy Bartlett. Will you show him how ya…


(DAISY COOPER opens the kitchen door. JESS HARPER turns with clothes pins in his mouth. He ducks between the long underwear so that he is hidden from MIKE WILLIAMS, TOMMY BARTLETT, DAISY COOPER, and SLIM SHERMAN and continues to hang up the clothes. The boys look at each other with disgust. SLIM SHERMAN and DAISY COOPER laugh. MIKE WILLIAMS smiles. JESS HARPER glowers.)



Geographic Reference

Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America

Willow Spring, Wyoming Territory, United States of America








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