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“Broken Image”



Season:             4 episode 32
Series Episode: 149
Air Date:          April 29, 1961



A man like me, tends to forget how many different ways there are to show courage. I have no idea how I’d stand up to a ten year old boy. I thank you.”


Employment Solicitation

Newspaper article and request sent by Jeannie Decker

Hero Refuses to Track Outlaws

Big Oak, Texas – Tim Decker, the man who became famous eight years ago for the ssuccessful roundup and killing of the Stoner gang of outlaws again refused to go after the Bradley gang presently hiding out in the hills outside Big Oak.






Man is so made that when anything touches his soul, impossibilities disappear.”
Paladin quoting Jean de La Fontaine

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.”
Jean de La Fontaine

It is a heavy burden to bear a name that is too famous.”
Paladin quoting Voltaire


What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.”

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
Kim Li "Hey Girl"Hotel Carlton porterLisa Lu34Credited
Jeannie DeckerTim Decker's wifeJune Vincent60Credited
Larry DeckerTim Decker's sonJohnny Eiman11Credited
Tim DeckerStorekeeperKenneth Tobey44Credited
BallerinaJoan DupuisCredited
Bradley gang lookoutHal Needham30Credited
FarmerRick SilverCredited
Saloon ownerTed Smile39Credited
SheriffBob Woodward52Credited
TownsmanStewart East47Credited
Bradley gang member in cabinUncredited
Bradley gang member in cabinUncredited
TownsmanJohn Barton62Uncredited
TownsmanHerschel Graham57Uncredited
TownsmanHerman Hack60Uncredited
TownsmanMichael Jeffers63Uncredited
TownsmanTom Kennedy75Uncredited
TownsmanJack Kenny74Uncredited
TownsmanEthan Laidlaw61Uncredited
TownsmanWilliam Meader56Uncredited
TownsmanTom Smith68Uncredited
Ivan GronskiSan Francisco Opera Ballet Company manager
Stoner gangMentioned




DirectorRichard Boone
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterPeggy & Lou Shaw
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)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Music EditorGene Feldman
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Film EditorEverett Sutherland
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 Reference

San Francisco, California, United States of America




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