Laramie (1959–1963)
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The Runt 

Slim is acting sheriff when his neighbor's three outlaw step-brothers return looking for a place to rest and collect funds for their planned escape to Canada. Using his wife as a hostage they force him to help them with their plans.


Lesley Selander


John C. Champion (story), Raphael Hayes (teleplay) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Smith ... Slim Sherman
Robert Fuller ... Jess Harper
Spring Byington ... Daisy Cooper
Dennis Holmes ... Mike Williams
Ben Cooper ... Sandy Catlin
Sue England ... Marcy Catlin
Michael Forest ... Lew Catlin
Leonard Nimoy ... Rix Catlin
George Keymas ... Cobey Catlin
Raymond Bailey ... Gillis
Eddy Waller ... Mose
Lane Bradford ... Charlie
George Eldredge ... Mr. Newcombe
Sally Carter-Ihnat Sally Carter-Ihnat ... Lola (as Sally Carter)
Jean Carroll ... Kitty


Sandy and Marcy Catlin come out of the bank after having made their first payment on their $500 loan Slim Sherman cosigned. A local drunk but big man Charlie pushes them off the boardwalk causing the diminutive Sandy to try fighting him but with little success as Slim steps in. The Catlin brothers are a trio of murderous outlaws on the run and headed to Laramie which spells trouble for their step-brother Sandy who they call The Runt, his wife Marcy and acting sheriff Slim Sherman. Lou, Rix, and Colby Catlin have little use for Sandy except as a means to an end. Holding Marcy hostage they force Sandy to go back to work in the stage line office so he can feed them information on coaches carrying money. When that doesn't net them enough money, they force Sandy and Marcy to help them rob the bank. Sandy's job is to ensure Slim is out of the way while they do it or Marcy's life is forfeit but they don't trust Sandy and they want to make sure that Slim isn't able to follow them, permanently. Written by DarSpi

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Catlin Family Values
7 January 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Laramie episode concerns Sherman neighbor Ben Cooper and his wife Sue England who are trying to make a go of it as a farmer. But he has three half brothers who are the notorious Catlin brothers, outlaws wanted just about everywhere and for about everything.

The brothers are Michael Forest, Leonard Nimoy, and George Keymas. Keymas is wounded in their last robbery and the brothers decide to hide out at Cooper's farm much against his will. They even burn his wheat crop to make him go along with their plans for a few stagecoach robberies to get a stake to go to Canada.

Of course it all works out at the end and let's say that Cooper is lucky to have Slim Sherman as a neighbor. Didn't hurt to have him as an acting deputy sheriff either.

Nice performances by the ensemble cast. Interesting also to see Mr. Spock as an outlaw, Leonard Nimoy played many villains before Star Trek.

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20 February 1962 (USA) See more »

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