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“Birds of a Feather”


Season:              1 episode 26
Series Episode 26
Air Date:           March 8, 1958




This used to be the prettiest town in Colorado. Now the gunfighters have taken over and if you can’t stop them, turn in the star.”


Employment Solicitation

Railroad Companies Clash
Big Spur, Colorado. Bloody violence has flared between the Texas, Colorado and Overland and Continental Divide railroads in a clash over right-of-way. Gunmen hired by both sides have destroyed property and intimidated town citizens.  The town of Big Spur is an armed camp and Sheriff Dave Quinn admits that he is powerless to prevent the lawlessness. 





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone40Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong51Credited
ClaryDepot guard for the Continental Divide RailroadRic (Rick) Vallin40Credited
Ralph CoeDeputy agent James Craig46Credited
CrabbeJohn Mitchum39Credited
Charles FosterGeneral agent for the Texas, Colorado Overland RailroadAlexander Lockwood55Credited
GarnerDuane Grey36Credited
Dave QuinnBig Spur sheriffHarry Bartell44Credited
Molly QuinnDave Quinn's daughterJoan Marshall26Credited
John SukeyGeneral agent for the Continental Divide Railroad
Robert H. Harris46Credited
TownsmanWilliam (Bill) Erwin43Credited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
Fred Eggers & Terence Maples
StoryTerence Maples
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 EditorMichael Luciano, A.C.E.

Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup ArtistWilliam Wood (Woods)
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt and Jack Dowsing (Uncredited)

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

CastingLynn Stalmaster and Associates
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (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


Town scenes
Jack Ingram Ranch – 2255 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California,United States of America


Historical Reference



Geographic References

Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory, United States of America
Big Spur, Colorado
Raymond Gorge, Colorado
San Francisco, California, United States of America




Have Gun – Will Travel episodes (written, spoken and credits). Internet Movie Database (IMDb), authors (cited), philosophers (cited), poets (cited) and individual observation.


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