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“Bear Bait”


Season:             4 episode 34
Series Episode: 151
Air Date:          May 13, 1961



…and I think that boys should choose their weapons and their opponents very carefully.”


Employment Solicitation



If you are willing to deliver a certain confidential message, please see me.
I will wire you one thousand dollars at whatever spot you designate, upon confirmation of delivery of the message.

H. D. Templeton


Telegram from Deerfield
“To H. D. Templeton Carlton Hotel San Francisco California

Message received from person named. Will await bank draft here before forwarding message as requested. Paladin”






The pheasant which is not seized, will fly.”
“Hey Girl” quoting Lao-Tzu

And the farmer will feast on the memory of an empty plate and the flutter of feathers.
Paladin quoting Lao-Tzu


“The pheasant which is not seized, will fly. And the farmer will feast on the memory of an
empty plate, and the flutter of feathers”

Lao-Tzu. 5 BC

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
Kim Li "Hey Girl"Hotel Carlton porterLisa Lu34Credited
KincaidCircle Y ownerFrank Ferguson54Credited
SimCircle Y ranch handRichard Rust25Credited
Bunk ComersCircle Y ranch hand blocking Paladin's way into the telegraph officeMartin West23Credited
BurtCircle Y ranch handRalph Reed29Credited
Saloon cookJack Tesler63Credited
Sally "Sal"Saloon waitressJudi Meredith24Credited
Stephen Roberts43Credited
TimTelegrapher /Deerfield Hotel room clerkOllie O'Toole49Credited
JimmyMan balancing Hat on his nose
James Maloney45Uncredited
Paladin's inamorata on the right
Paladin's inamorata that takes the earringLaRue Farlow29Uncredited
H. D. TempletonPaladin's client
Norman Stevans44Uncredited
TownsmanAbdullah Abbas54Uncredited
TownsmanJImmie Horan53Uncredited
TownsmanHarry Mayo63Uncredited
TownsmanWilliam H. O'Brien69Uncredited
TownsmanJoe Phillips47Uncredited
TownsmanClark Ross47Uncredited
TownsmanCap Somers68Uncredited
Townsman coming through batwings of the saloon on the rightRay Spiker59Uncredited
TownsmanJack Tornek74Uncredited




DirectorAndrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterRobert E. Thompson
Story EditorAlbert Ruben
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorAlbert Heschong
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byJerome Moross
ConductorJerome Moross
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Music EditorGene Feldman
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold

Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
Sound EffectsGene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorHerman N. Schoenbrun

CastingStalmaster-Lister Company
Titles and OpticalsPacific 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


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


Geographic References

San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

T Bone Steak



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