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“Gold and Brimstone”


Season:             2 episode 39
Series Episode: 78
Air Date:          June 20, 1959



“My help isn’t just for everyone and there’s a stiff price on it.”


Employment Solicitation

Verbal oath by the “Old Man”


Approximately $2000 in gold



“That each soldier hew him down a bough and bear it before him.”
Paladin quoting Shakespeare


Richard Brinsley SheridanDrum and colors.
Enter Malcolm, Siward, MacDuff, Siward’s son,
Menteith, Caithness, Angus, Lennox, Ross, and soldiers, marching

Cousins, I hope the days are near at hand
That chambers will be safe.

     We doubt it nothing.

What wood is this before us?

     The wood of Birnam

Let every soldier hew him down a bough
And bear ’t before him. Thereby shall we shadow
The numbers of our host and make discovery
Err in report of us.

     It shall be done.

We learn no other but the confident tyrant
Keeps still in Dunsinane and will endure
Our setting down before ’t.

     ‘Tis his main hope:
or, where there is advantage to be given,
Both more and less have given him the revolt,
And none serve with him but constrainèd things
Whose hearts are absent too.

     Let our just censures
Attend the true event, and put we on
Industrious soldiership.

William Shakespeare, “MacBeth” Act V Scene 4



“‘Tis more blessed to give than receive.”



I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
 Bible, Acts 20:35 King James Version


Cast & Crew


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
DirksClaim jumperAlan Reed51Credited
GinoProspectorPhillip Pine38Credited
LoyClaim jumperArvid NelsonCredited
RudyClaim jumperWilliam Vaughan (Vaughn)Credited
WesClaim jumperK. L. Smith36Credited
"Old Man"Gino's Father
Eduardo Ciannelli69Credited
BartenderJim (James) Hyland45Credited
BarflyCap Somers66Uncredited




Richard Whorf
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WritersBruce Geller
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyHoward Schwartz
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 EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
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


Geographic References

San Francisco, California, United States of America



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