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“Heritage of Anger”


Season:             2 episode 37
Series Episode: 76
Air Date:          June 6, 1959



“Between the two of you, you could destroy him. Or you could turn him into an exceptional human being. I wonder what you’ll do.”


Employment Solicitation

San Diego Pueblo.
Death Warning to San Diego Businessman.
Prominent citrus fruit wholesaler, Charles Avery, notified police authorities last night that he and his family have been threatened with death by the bandit, Manuel Garcia. Garcia demands that their adoped son, Joseph, be handed over to him. There have been no requests for money.






In snake country wear high boots.”
Paladin quoting a Mexican proverb


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
Jose a.k.a. Joseph "Joe" AveryAdopted sonRicky Vera16Credited
Alice AveryJose's adoptive motherCarol Hill38Credited
Charles AveryJose's adoptive fatherJames Gavin39Credited
Manuel Garcia "Robin Hood of San Ysidro"Jose's godfatherPeter Coe40Credited
NitaJose's motherCarol Thurston38Credited
BartenderRobert Contreras30Credited
LouisaJose's sisterUncredited
2 banditosUncredited




Lamont Johnson
Assistant DirectorNathan Barragar
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterLeonard Heideman (Lawrence Heath)
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 Artist
Glen 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


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


Geograhic References

Baja, Mexico
San Diego, California, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America
San Ysidro, Mexico



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