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“The Eve of St. Elmo”


Season:             6 episode 28
Series Episode: 221
Air Date:          March 23, 1963




Who’s to say what constitutes a miracle? All of these things might have been miracles, or none of them. I’ll leave that decision to you and to St. Elmo.”


Employment Solicitation

Personal request by Colonel Draco



Bag of gold coins



Judge not, lest ye be judged.”
Brother Grace (quoted twice)

Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged:
and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye,
but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Bible, Matthew 7:1-3, King James Version



At night he shall ride a pale horse
but at noon he shall wear black
We shall call him Death.”
Brother Grace


And I looked, and behold a pale horse:
and his name that sat on him was Death,
and Hell followed with him.
And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth,
to kill with sword, and with hunger,
and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Bible, Revelation 6:8 King James Version




Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone45Credited
"Colonel" DracoOwns the above ground water in the valleyWarren Stevens43Credited
Myra DracoCharles Draco's sisterBrett Somers38Credited
Brother GraceCircuit ministerGeorge Kennedy38Credited
Brock MarchOrganizing well water sales / Myra Draco's suitorChris Alcaide43Credited
Collie MarchBrock Marsh's sonJerry Summers32Credited
SvenCharles Draco's manservantP. (Paul) L. Smith26Credited
Church congregantHerman Hack63Uncredited
Church congregantSam Harris86Uncredited
Church congregantEddie Hice23Uncredited
Church congregantBert Madrid24Uncredited
Church congregantWilliam Meader58Uncredited
Man with woman with metal platterHans Moebus60Uncredited
Church congregantWilliam H. O'Brien71Uncredited
Church congregantPaul Ravel62Uncredited
Woman with metal platterUncredited
2 carriagemenUncredited




DirectorAndrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WritersJay Simms
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerDon Ingalls
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byRene Garriguenc
ConductorLud Gluskin
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorEverett Sutherland, A..C.E.
Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald Roberson
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorClaude E. Carpenter

CastingPeggy Rae
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

St. Elmo




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