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“A Matter of Ethics”


Season:              1 episode 5
Series Episode:  5
Air Date:           October 12, 1957




This gun says there will be no lynching here ’cause there’s enough to bury every man who comes to me with a rope.”



Employment Solicitation

Sacramento Star
Bartholomew Holgate, wanted for murder by the town of Bender in Wyoming Territory, was captured in the foothills south of Sacramento this morning. Holgate pleaded with the local authorities against being returned to Bender. The prisoner stated that he would be turned over to a mob which would lynch him.


Plus a verbal negotiation with Bartholomew Holgate






Tis not what man does that exalts him, but what man would do.”
Paladin quoting Robert Browning



” ‘Tis not what man Does which exalts him, but what man Would do!
Robert Browning



“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp or what’s a heaven for?”
Paladin quoting Robert Browning



“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what’s a heaven for?”
Robert Browning

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone40Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong50Credited
Amy BenderMax Bender's daughterAngie Dickinson26Credited
Max BenderStorekeeperWillis Bouchey50Credited
Fred CoombsLawyerStrother Martin38Credited
Harry DillBender deputySteven Terrell27Credited
FolgerSalesmanTheodore (Ted, Theo) Marcuse37Credited
FarmerBurt Nelson25Credited
Hotel Carlton desk clerkPeter Brocco54Credited
Bartholomew "Bart" HolgateAccused murdererHarold J. Stone44Credited
McHeathHolgate's friendJohn Mitchum39Credited
SwinkBender sheriffRoy Barcroft55Credited
WillyHolgate's friendKen Mayer39Credited
Train passengerCap Somers64Uncredited
Member of the lynch mobFred Carson33Uncredited
Member of the lynch mobBill Coontz40Uncredited
Store customerMathew McCue62Uncredited
Member of the lynch mobBob Reeves65Uncredited



Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
Sam Rolfe

Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerJulian Claman
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyWilliam Margulies
Art DirectorJames W. Sullivan
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann) (Uncredited)

Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold

Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup ArtistWilliam Wood (Woods)

Hair Stylist
Madine Danks

WardrobeFrank V. Tauss

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

CastingLynn Stalmaster and Associates
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
StuntmenBill Coontz (for Harold J. Stone) (Uncredited)
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production, Filmaster Productions

Recording Company'Westrex Recording System
ATFP (Alliance of TV Film Producers)


Filming Locations

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


Melody Ranch – 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, United States of America


Geographic References

Bender, Wyoming Territory
Palmetto, California, United States of America
Sacramento, California, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Buffalo Lager



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