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“A Proof of Love”


Season:             5 episode 5
Series Episode: 160
Air Date:          October 14, 1961



Henry, ask Saxon for your money and if he turns you down, forget it. As for being better off dead… let’s save that as a last resort.”


Employment Solicitation

Mr. Paladin


You can make real money were you to come learn me how to shoot on a count of I gotta go up against Rud Saxon, who ain’t no pushover. Come real soon.

Henry Grey
Mountain View





He who shuts out love, in turn shall be
shut out from love, and on her threshhold lie
howling in the outer darkness.”
Paladin quoting Alfred Tennyson

I send you here a sort of allegory,
(For you will understand it) of a soul,
A sinful soul possess’d of many gifts,
A spacious garden full of flowering weeds,
A glorious Devil, large in heart and brain,
That did love Beauty only, (Beauty seen
In all varieties of mould and mind)
And Knowledge for its beauty; or if Good,
Good only for its beauty, seeing not
That beauty, Good, and Knowledge, are three sisters
That doat upon each other, friends to man,

Living together under the same roof,
And never can be sunder’d without tears.
And he that shuts Love out, in turn shall be
Shut out from Love, and on her threshold lie
Howling in outer darkness. Not for this
Was common clay ta’en from the common earth,
Moulded by God, and temper’d with the tears
Of angels to the perfect shape of man.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, “To…”


A time to get and a time to cast away”
Paladin quoting Ecclesiastes from the Bible

“A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;”
Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:6 King James Version



Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong54Credited
Henry GreyFarmerCharles Bronson39Credited
Rud SaxonFarmerGeorge Kennedy36Credited
Mrs. GreyHenry Grey's motherShirley O'Hara37Credited
Banjo / Bouzouki playerJack MarshallCredited
DancerRobert ColeCredited
"Callie Asano" Calliope AsanokrisGreek mail order brideChana Eden28Credited
Brawler Hal Needham30Uncredited
EfrosiniSister of "Callie Asano"Mentioned
DimitraSister of "Callie Asano"Mentioned
ApolesaniSister of "Callie Asano"Mentioned




DirectorRichard Boone
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterLou Shaw & Peggy Shaw (O'Shea)
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducersHoward Joslin & Albert Ruben
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byJack Marshall
ConductorJack Marshall
ChoreographerRobert Cole
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorEverett Sutherland
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
Titles and Opticals Pacific Title
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


Exterior scenes
Abbott Ranch, Prineville, Oregon, United States of America


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



Geographic Locations

Mountain View, California, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America




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