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“El Paso Stage”


Season:             4 episode 30
Series Episode: 147
Air Date:          April 15, 1961



No, on the contrary. I have the highest regard for the statutes. Including some you won’t find in that book there. One of them – survival. When you lose on that count, friend, there’s no appeal.”


Employment Solicitation

The Brackettville Courier carried an item stating that Frank DeWitt was involved in certain dangerous and reckless activities.

Paladine wrote Sam DeWitt and received a telegram stating Sam DeWitt’s agreement to the proposal.






Justice discards party, friendship and kindred.”
Frank DeWitt quoting Addison

Justice discards party, friendship, kindred,
and is always, therefore, represented as blind.”
Joseph Addison

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
Elmo CraneMarshalBuddy Ebsen53Credited
Frank DeWittAttorneyJeremy Slate35Credited
Sam DeWittOwner of the Brass Nugget SaloonKarl Swenson52Credited
RobbinsJudge of the Superior Court of the Territory
Hank Patterson72Credited
Big Six croupierWayne TuckerCredited
LenaSaloon girl at the Brass Nugget in BrackettvilleMary Munday34Credited
Bartender at the Brass Nugget in BrackettvilleBuddy Roosevelt62Uncredited
DealerHans Moebus24Uncredited
TownsmanEmile Avery52Uncredited
TownsmanJohn Breen55Uncredited
TownsmanEthan Laidlaw61Uncredited
TownsmanChick Sheridan59Uncredited
TownsmanRay Spiker59Uncredited
TownsmanJack Tornek74Uncredited
I. JenkinsBrackettville officeMentioned
J. HansenOwner of J. Hansen & Son Gunsmith in BrackettvilleMentioned




DirectorRobet Butler
Assistant DirectorGordon McLean
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterGene Roddenberry
Story EditorAlbert Ruben
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"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 Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
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

CastingStalmaster-Lister Company
Titles and OpticalsPacific 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 Reference

Sir William Blackstone


Geographic References

Abilene, Kansas, United States of America
Brackettville, Texas, United States of America
El Paso, Texas, United States of America
Laredo, Texas, United States of America
Tucson, Arizona Territory, United States of America



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