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“High Wire”


Season:    1 episode 8
Episode:   8
Air Date: November 2, 1957




Even the Barbary Coast crap shooters don’t operate like that. Let’s reopen that bet, mister. I don’t like to leave that kind of a winner on the board”


Employment Solicitation

A $3000 bet 





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone40Credited
"Dauntless" Dooley DelawareHigh Wire WalkerStrother Martin38Credited
Ben MarquetteGamblerJohn Dehner41Credited
BoloMarquette's employeeBuddy Baer45Credited
RenaSaloon girlFay Spain24Credited
WallyBartenderTheodore (Ted, Theo) Marcuse37Credited
BookieJack Albertson50Credited
Hotel Carlton desk clerkPeter BroccoCredited
Stagecoach driverDuane Grey35Credited
BarflyChet Brandenburg59Uncredited
BarflyForest Burns43Uncredited
BarflyTex Holden48Uncredited
BarflyFred McDougall38Uncredited
Barfly with rope / Man in crowd at Salamander CanyonLeonard (Lenny, Lennie) P. Geer43Uncredited
TownsmanRay Jones57Uncredited
TownsmanRobert Robinson54Uncredited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterDon Brinkley
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerJulian Claman
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyWilliam Margulies
Art DirectorJames W. Sullivan
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann) (Uncredited)

Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Film EditorHarry Coswick
Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup ArtistWilliam Wood (Woods)

Hair Stylist
Madine Danks

WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt
Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

CastingLynn Stalmaster and Associates
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
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


Wire walk and stagecoach scenes
Iverson Ranch – 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, United States of America



Historical Reference

Barbary Coast, San Francisco, California, United States of America


Geographic References

Salamander City
Salamander Canyon




The Flying Trapeze“, a.k.a. “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze” and “The Man on the Flying Trapeze”, 1867
George Leybourne (Lyricist)
Gaston Lyle (Composer)
Alfred Lee ( Arranger)



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