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“A Drop of Blood”


Season:             5 episode 12
Series Episode: 167
Air Date:          December 2, 1961




Whatever happens Nathan, we let nothing disturb the wedding. And remember this, it isn’t you who’s on trial today, it’s your neighbors.”



Employment Solicitation


With the aid of the Lord, the 12th day of Samos in the year 5639 frm the creation of the world, To the beloved Mr. Paladin, beacon of learning, defender of the orphaned, lover of peace and hired killer. May his light shine for 120 years. In the first place may I say that I am well, praise be the Almighty. With the aid of the Lord the message will follow very shortly.

Rivka is going to be married this Sunday and since the bridegroom has no family, I would like you to be the best man. Nathan Shotness







Do not separate yourself from the community.”
Paladin quoting Hillel



Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong54Credited
Billy BuckstoneGang leaderNoah Keen41Credited
Reb ElyaRabbiMilton Selzer61Credited
Faivel MelamedGroomMike Kellin39Credited
Violet NasbuPaladin's inamorataRegina Gleason32Credited
Nathan ShotnessFather of the brideMartin Gabel49Credited
Rivka ShotnessBrideRoxane Berard28Credited
FrankWedding guest that puts his gun on the fenceBoyd "Red" Morgan46Credited
FiddlerRay HobackCredited
Billy Buckstone gang member
Billy Buckstone gang member
Billy Buckstone gang member
Hotel Carlton stewardStewart East48Uncredited
Hotel Carlton diner patronFrank Baker69Uncredited
MessengerSnub Pollard72Uncredited
Wedding guestBert Madrid37Uncredited
Voice of Rabbi Reb EylaShimon Wincelberg (S. Bar-David)45Uncredited




Director Amdrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterRobert E. Thompson
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorFay Babcock

CastingPeggy Rae
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production



Filming Locations


Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Closing Credits background
Lone Pine, California, United States of America


Geographic Reference

San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Roasted guinnea fowl




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