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Season:             4 episode 24
Series Episode: 141
Air Date:          March 4, 1961



I usually know what I’m doing. I don’t move until I can see. This time I was sitting in San Franciso and I was bored, I saw your name in a newspaper and I thought you might need help.


Employment Solicitation

Denton, Texas – Today, Bob Olson and James Horton escaped from Sheriff Ernie Backwater and from a hanging. The boys leaped out of the courtroom window after the death penalty had been pronounced on them for the murder of Tom Petty, age 19. Olson had testified that they had not set out to kill Petty, that it had just been a fandango.





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
Kim Li "Hey Girl"Hotel Carlton porterLisa Lu34Credited
Ernie BackwaterSheriffRobert Gist43Credited
James HortonFound guilty of murderJerry Summers30Credited
Bobby OlsonFound guilty of murderAndrew Prine25Credited
Lloyd PettyFormer gunfighterKarl Swenson52Credited
SanchezDeputyRudolph (Rodolfo) Acosta 40Credited
YevgenyChess playerLeonid Kinskey57Credited
LuckyBobby Olson's dogMentioned
Woman seated behind Yevgeny at the Hotel CarltonLaRue Farlow29Uncredited
HauserOwns a sheep ranchMentioned
Tom PettyLloyd Petty's brotherMentioned




DirectorRichard Boone
Assistant DirectorGordon McLean
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterHarry Julian Fink
Story EditorAlbert Ruben
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard 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 EditorEverett Sutherland
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


Geographic References

Pala Verde Mountains, California, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Ice cream




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