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“Coming of the Tiger”


Season:             5 episode 31
Series Episode: 186
Air Date:          April 14, 1962



We can’t last eight more miles, Minoru, so we’re going over the cliff. The last ten feet won’t be pleasant, but neither is the alternative.”


Employmenet Solicitation

A personal request from Mr. Takara






The wise hawk conceals its claws.”


A skilled hawk hides its talons.”
Japanese proverb


“…The wise man his wisdom”

A prudent man concealeth knowledge:
but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.”

Proverbs 12:23


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Osata Tikara Mr. Osata's daughterSetsuko YamajiCredited
Mr. OsataShopkeeperBob Okazaki60Credited
Mrs. OsataMr. Osata's wifeBeulah Quo38Credited
Takara Minoru Young Japanese manMarc Marno26Credited
Mr. TakaraMinoru Takara's fatherTeru Shimada56Credited
BillyRacistWilliam Wellman, Jr.25Credited
SamRacistGerald Milton39Credited
PriestJames Hong32Credited
Takara SekiTakara Osata's samurai ancestorMentioned




DirectorAndrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterAnthony Wilson
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin & Albert Ruben
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byLucien Moraweck
ConductorLud Gluskin
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
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 DecoratorFay Babcock

CastingPeggy Rae
Titles and Opticals Pacific Title
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
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

Barseda, Mexico
Nogales, Arizona Territory, United States of America & Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
Quinta County
San Francisco, California, United States of America



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