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“Darwin’s Man”


Season:             5 episode 32
Series Episode: 187
Air Date:          April 21, 1962




“Now ‘Hey Boy’, I have a number of choices.  I can let that young man shoot me… or I can shoot him or  I could take his gun away from him; that would humiliate him further  and only postpone the inevitable.  No, no,  I need an honorable, a legitimate excuse for leaving town for a few days. ”


Employment Solicitation



My father and brother are trying to kill me. Can you help me?


Tully Coombs





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong55Credited
Avery CoombsOwner of the C Double OKent Smith55Credited
Jayce CoombsAvery Coomb's sonRichard Rust26Credited
Tully CoombsAvery Coomb's sonBuzz Martin22Credited
Teresa's husbandRobert Dornan23Credited
BlacksmithBud Osborne75Credited
Hotel Carlton desk clerkTony Reagan (Regan)53Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestHerschel Graham58Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestCosmo Sardo53Uncredited
TownsmanJohn George39Uncredited
TownsmanBert Madrid46Uncredited
TownsmanMathew McCue66Uncredited
TownsmanLucian Tiger45Uncredited
TownsmanSid Troy53Uncredited
ReedAvery Coombs former partnerMentioned
TeresaPaladin's inamorateMentioned




DirectorWilliam Conrad
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterArchie L. Tegland
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)

"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

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 (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


Historical References

Charles Darwin
Richard King
“On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life”.
Whaley of Oscelola County, Florida


Geographic Reference

San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights




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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