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"Laramie" Handful of Fire (1961)

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Raphael Hayes (teleplay)
Rod Peterson (story)
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5 December 1961 (Season 3, Episode 10)
Slim is a civilian scout for an Army officer who blames Slim for his ordering his men to massacre a Sioux village although Slim was not at fault. The tribes threaten war if the officer is not punished when he escapes to continue the fight. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

John Smith ... Slim Sherman

Robert Fuller ... Jess Harper

Spring Byington ... Daisy Cooper (credit only)
Dennis Holmes ... Mike Williams

George Macready ... Colonel John Barrington

Karen Sharpe ... Madge Barrington

Myron Healey ... Lt. Paul Harmon

John Pickard ... Sergeant Bailey
George Orrison ... Corporal Reece
Maurice Manson ... President of the Military Court

Herb Vigran ... Mess Sergeant Wells
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ross Elliott ... Corporal Harris (uncredited)

Robert Stevenson ... Court Martial Prosecutor (uncredited)

Doodles Weaver ... George (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Joseph Kane 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Raphael Hayes  teleplay
Rod Peterson  story

Produced by
John C. Champion .... producer
Daniel B. Ullman .... associate producer
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge 
Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ray DeVally 
Art Direction by
Loyd S. Papez 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
Perry Murdock 
Makeup Department
Florence Bush .... hair stylist
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Doran .... assistant director
Sound Department
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial department head
Alex Quiroga .... color consultant
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
Cyril J. Mockridge .... composer: theme music (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Original Music by
Arthur Morton 
Milton Rosen 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lou Watt .... assistant director
Paul Baxley .... stunts
Joe Canutt .... stunts
Bill Catching .... stunts
Chuck Courtney .... stunts
John Daheim .... stunts
Leonard P. Geer .... stunts
Sol Gorss .... stunts
Charles Horvath .... stunts
Robert F. Hoy .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Hal Needham .... stunts
George Orrison .... stunts
Allen Pinson .... stunts
Chuck Roberson .... stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts
Dean Smith .... stunts
Tom Steele .... stunts
Boyd Stockman .... stunts
Jerry Summers .... stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts
Jack Williams .... stunts
Henry Wills .... stunt coordinator
Editorial Department
George Fredrick .... assistant editor
Other crew
Daniel B. Ullman .... story editor
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Handful Of Macready's Fire, 22 March 2017
Author: ellenirishellen-62962 from rockingham

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Would give a higher rating,but John Smith as Slim was over-the-top in his raking Col Barrington for attacking Indians in his plan to civilize the West.The Col was single-minded,believing what he was doing as right.Barrington was not depicted as doing this repeatedly,carrying out massacres against civilians,but tried to exact revenge for the slaughter of the troops he was a part of 25 years previous,only barely escaping with his life after being lured by women and children to the same cave where he and his followers hide out from pursuing troops since his escape from a military court.Think Macready delivered an honorable portrayal of a hated officer,and am tired of seeing him bashed as cold or incapable of emotion.Also,think the effort could've been made to get a stunt rider with a white wig to match Macready's instead of the chap with dark hair.

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