Laramie (1959–1963)
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War Hero 

Slim's old CO is on a stage to Laramie with Jess riding shotgun. When he is wounded, he decides to stay at the Sherman ranch to rest and to size up political supporters who want him to run for President - expressing their views, however.


Lesley Selander


Sam Ross


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Episode cast overview:
John Smith ... Slim Sherman
Robert Fuller ... Jess Harper
Spring Byington ... Daisy Cooper
Dennis Holmes ... Mike Williams
Lloyd Nolan ... General George Barton
Joanna Barnes ... Lucy Barton
Herbert Rudley ... Jeremy Thorne
Mort Mills ... Obie Loomis
K.L. Smith K.L. Smith ... Harry Jason
Maurice Manson Maurice Manson ... Marley
Keith Richards ... Captain Winters
Francis De Sales ... Haines
Darrell Howe Darrell Howe ... Quinn Loomis


Slim Sherman and Jess Harper become involved in presidential politics when General George Barton visits Laramie. Jess is riding shotgun on a special stage carrying General Barton, his daughter Lucy, and political aide Jeremy Thorne, along with an Army Captain and Sergeant as aides and for protection on horseback. At a stop near the Sherman station General Barton decides to ride there cross country alone but Jess accompanies him for protection. They are surprised by three men who try to kill the General while resting near a lake. The General only receives a mild arm wound while Jess is able to mortally wound one of the attackers who all flee. There are people who don't want to see him run and when the assassination attempt is foiled by Jess, the opinionated General decides to recuperate at the Sherman ranch. His daughter and Thorne want him to bend to the views of the party supporters. This embroils all the residents of Sherman Ranch and Relay Station in a tense and dangerous situation. Written by DarSpi

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Presidential Timber
28 February 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Sherman Station is honored to have Civil War General Lloyd Nolan visiting. Nolan is being talked about as a potential presidential candidate and he was also John Smith's commanding officer in the late war. Accompanying him is daughter Joanna Barnes and various aides, military and political.

Nolan had the reputation of being an irascible sort in the army and he's the same as a civilian, not letting the political handlers like Herbert Rudley dictate to him. That's going to cause him problems the most immediate one is someone is trying to assassinate him.

Until the 19th century ended the Republican party ran a series of Civil War veterans as Presidential candidates. So did the Democrats one year in 1880 with Winfield Scott Hancock. But until 1892 Wyoming couldn't vote in the presidential elections because it was a territory. So Spring Byington's promise of votes from the Sherman household was a bit hollow.

Still not a bad story.

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2 October 1962 (USA) See more »

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