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“Champagne Safari”


Season:             3 episode 12
Series Episode: 90
Air Date:          December 5, 1959



“Show me the books a man doth read and I shall name his crying need.”


Employment Solicitation

See today’s Dispatch regarding Indian killing. Come immediately.


Hitherto peaceful Hawani Indians yesterday raided a hunting party led by William Gravely, Esq., killing one of the party before being driven off by gunfire.






Oh, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters.”




HAMLET and the PLAYERS enter.

Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to
you, trippingly on the tongue. But if you mouth it,
as many of your players do, I had as lief the
town crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air
too much with your hand thus, but use all gently,
for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say,
whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget
a temperance that may give it smoothness. O, it
offends me to the soul to hear a robustious
periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to
very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings, who
for the most part are capable of nothing but
inexplicable dumb-shows and noise. I would have such
a fellow whipped for o’erdoing Termagan;.it
out-Herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it.

I warrant your honor.

Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretio
n be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the
word to the action, with this special observance that you o’erstep not
the modesty of nature. For anything so overdone is
from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the
first and now, was and is to hold, as ’twere, the
mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature,
scorn her own image, and the very age and body of
the time his form and pressure. Now this overdone,
or come tardy off, though it make the unskillful
laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve, the
censure of the which one must in your allowance
o’erweigh a whole theatre of others.
Oh, there be
players that I have seen playand heard others
praise (and that highly), not to speak it profanely,
that, neither having th’ accent of Christians nor
the gait of Christians, pagan, nor man, have so
strutted and bellowed that I have thought some of
nature’s journeymen had made men and not made them
well, they imitated humanity so abominably.


I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us, sir.


O, reform it altogether! And let those that play
your clowns speak no more than is set down for them,
for there be of them that will themselves laugh, to
set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh
too, though in the meantime some necessary
question of the play be then to be considered
. That’s villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition
in the fool that uses it. Go, make you ready.

Shakespeare, “Hamlet”, Act III Scene 2


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
William "Bill" Gravely, Esq.GuideBill (William) Mims32Credited
InahutHiwani chiefGilman Rankin48Credited
Charles TrevingtonEnglish lordPatric Knowles48Credited
Charity TrevingtonCharles Trevington's sisterValerie French31Credited
AntoineFrench scoutLou Krugman45Credited
IrmadaThe Trevingtons' Arab servantCarole EvernCredited
Actor on Hotel Carlton staircase reciting Shakespeare
Nick Borgani55Uncredited
Roddy CraneCharles Trevington's distant cousinMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
TeleplayFrank R. Pierson & Whitfield Cook

Story Whitfield Cook
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerSam Rolfe
Associate ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byLucien Moraweck
ConductorLud Gluskin
"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 EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
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 & Charles Vassar

CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production, Filmaster Productions, Inc.

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


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


Historical Reference

Deerfield Massacre


Geographic Reference

San Francisco, California, United States of America



Gastronomic Delights

Hot Toddy



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