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“A Place of Abel Hix”


Season:             6 episode 4
Series Episode: 197
Air Date:          October 6, 1962



A man grows old; and the fruits of his labor sometimes become more mportant than the work itself.”


Employment Solicitation

Hired by Abel Hix


Posthumous note to Paladin:
I couldn’t show up in person to collect the money I put in these banks, but you can, and that’s what you’re hired to do.  Give it all to my wife except one thousand to the church because my wife loves it, one thousand to Lauro because I love him as the son I never had and, one thousand to you as your fee.

Abel Hix







“To him who in the love of Naure holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
a various language.”


William Cullen Bryant, “Thanatopsis”



Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone45Credited
Judd BowmanSaloon ownerKevn Hagen34Credited
HarperReverendPaul Tripp51Credited
Mrs. HixAbel Hix's wifeJean Engstrom42Credited
LauroAbel Hix's shepherdRobert Blake29Credited
MoonMan in saloon stockroomTom Sweet30Credited
OlneyMan engaging in toro gameBill Hart28Credited
WeaverMan throwing knifeJerry Gatlin28Credited
ZimmerMan falling down stairsHal Needham31Credited
LindaSaloon girlLinda Cordova36Credited
Man that gives directions to Paladin
Stewart East47Credited
TownsmanEthan Laidlaw62Uncredited
Abel HixGunmanMentioned




DirectorAndrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
TeleplayDon Ingalls
StoryJohn Kneubuhl
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerRobert Sparks
Associate ProducerDon Ingalls
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
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
Re-recording byJoel Moss
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorClaude E. Carpenter

CastingPeggy Rae
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
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 References

Guadalajara, Mexico
Ram’s Head, California, United States of America



Gastronomic Delights

Falda de cordero (Lamb skirt)
Las chuletas (Lamb chops)
Gallina Suprema (Chicken Supreme)




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