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“Beau Geste”


Season:             6 episode 5
Series Episode: 198
Air Date:          October 13, 1962




Sheriff, I’m gonna find the man who sent me the money. I ‘m gonna jam the money in his ear, and then I’m gonna stand there and watch you get your stubborn head shot right off.”


Employment Solicitation

Sheriff John Dobbs to Resign.
John Dobbs, known as the West’s faster draw lawman has announded his retirement after fifteen years of facing down gunmen and outlaws. Local citizens fear trouble from relatives and friends of men who have fallen before Dobbs’ gun. Soon after Dobbs announced he was laying down his badge, strangers began drifting into town.





“Fear is the beginning of wisdom.”


The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:
and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Bible, Proverbs 9:10. King James Version



Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone45Credited
Jake CondosGunmanJohn HaleCredited
John DobbsSheriffPaul Richards37Credited
Les HorganGunman on left playing game with coltsHenry Beckman40Credited
"Turkey" TateGunman on right playing game with coltsRaymond Guth38Credited
BarneyBlacksmithBrad LoganCredited
RiaJohn Dobbs' housekeeperFaith Domergue38Credited
WillieBartenderNorman PabstCredited
BarflyJohn Barton64Uncredited
BarflyNick Borgani58Uncredited
BarflyMike Jeffers75Uncredited
BarflyCap Somers69Uncredited




DirectorFred Jackman, Jr.
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterHarold Jack Bloom
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 EditorEverett Sutherland, A. C. E.
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

Oregon, United States of America
Tremore, Nevada




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