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“Death of a Gunfighter”


Season:             2 episode 26
Series Episode: 65
Air Date:          March 14, 1959



“Although I consider curiousity to be one of the permanent and certain virtues of a vigorous mind, there are those that consider curiousity, after the affairs of another, as beomg motivated by envy or an evil mind.”


Employment Solicitation

Santos, New Mexico—Violence flared again today in the Wren-Sebrey feud when Juan Carlos Morrita killed James Sebrey in a gun fight in Santos, New Mexico. Morrita, a notorious killer, had hired his gun to the Wren faction.  The feud began four years ago in a land and cattle conflich between John Sebrey and Charles Wren and has now spread throuh the entire country,  It is believed that some thirty-eight men have already died.. 



$1000 offered by John Sebrey
$200 offered by Juan Carlos Morrita



Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
Will HaskellSantos, New Mexico hotel clerkRussell Arms39Credited
Juan Carlos MorritaGunfighterChristopher Dark38Credited
Charlie PittSebrey ranch handJoe Bassett48Credited
John SebreyRancherTom Greenway49Credited
TannerSebrey ranch handLarkin Ford39Credited
Juan Carlos Morrita's finaceeSuzanne Pleshette22Credited
ManStewart East55Credited
SheriffI. Stanford Jolley58Credited
"Chico"Youth that brings horseUncredited
Juan Carlos Morrita's brotherUncredited
Thomas HardyMajor General in the Plains CavalryMentioned
John Sebrey's sonMentioned




Richard Whorf
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterHarry Julian Fink
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Film EditorHarry Coswick, A.C.E.
Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, Jr.
CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
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


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


Historical Reference

Santo art


Geographic References

Carson City, Nevada, United States of America
New Mexico Territory, United States of America
Santos, New Mexico
San Francisco, California, United States of America




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