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“Duel at Florence”


Season:             2 episode 5
Series Episode: 44
Air Date:          October 11, 1958




I assure you Mr. Sunderland, you’ll get what you’re paying for. And you, Mr. Clay, you’ll get what you’re asking for. Whenever you’re ready.”



Employment Solicitation

Your presence required in Florence, California.
Enclosed money order 82 dollars and 17 cents.



$82.17 plus a $1000 side bet



“Survival of the fittest.”
Paladin quoting Darwin

“Survival of the fittest”
Herbert Spencer, after reading Charles Darwin‘s, The Origin of Species


Me thinks the lady doth protest too much.”


The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
William Shakespeare, “Hamlet” Act 3 Scene 2:222-230

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong51Credited
Max ClayBelle's suitorJohn Alderson42Credited
Belle HooperObject of three men's affecionBonnie Bolding27Credited
Jeff SunderlandBelle's suitorCharles (H.) Gray36Credited
Ernie TellerBarber / Veterinarian / DoctorDean Harens38Credited
HankPlainsmanHank Patterson70Credited
BarflyJohn George60Uncredited
TownsmanMatthew McCue63Uncredited
TownsmanFred McDougall39Uncredited
TownsmanJack Tornek61Uncredited
Woman with red/gold hairMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorNathan R. Barragar

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterBruce Geller
Script SupervisorMary Chaffee
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyFleet Southcott
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 ArtistGlen Alden
Hair Stylist
Pat Whiffing, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, Jr.
CastingLynn Stalmaster and Associates
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


Florence, California scenes
Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, United States of America


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


Geographic Location

Florence, California
San Francisco, California




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