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Season:             2 episode 35
Series Episode: 74
Air Date:          May 23, 1959



“Well, I can see him as wild, impetuous, immature. But a killer?”


Employment Solicitation


Need you. Life in danger. Come at once. Stanhope

Hammond Sentinel
Deathbed Confession Clears Ed Stacy.

Dying of gun shot wounds suffered in a futile attempt to rob the Overland Stage, Joe Barnes, a former driver, confessed to another holdup two years ago and exonerated Ed Stacy who had been convicted of the crime and sentenced to a long term in prison. Will Stanhope, president of the Overland line, announced he would personally arrange for Stacy’s release and expressed profound regret at the miscarriage of justice.



$3000 as payment for Paladin’s fee and any money he has to pay Ed Stacy to leave town.



Heat not a furnace for your foes so hot that it do singe yourself.”
Paladin quoting Shakespeare


Heat not a furnace for your foes so hot
That it do singe yourself.”
William Shakespeare, Henry VIII Act I Scene 1 

Now conscience wakes despair,
That slumber’d; wakes the bitter memory
Of what he was, what is, and what he must be.”

Now conscience wakes despair,
That slumber’d; wakes the bitter memory
Of what he was, what is, and what he must be.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost Book IV


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
Dan BannonBen Stacy's friendThom Carney36Credited
Floyd BannonBen Stacy's friendJim (James) Hyland45Credited
Ben StacyEd Stacy's brotherDon Mcgowan37Credited
Ed StacyConvicted stage robberEd Nelson30Credited
Will StanhopePresident of the Overland Stage LineLewis Martin64Credited
Clyde PotsieHammond sheriffDick Rich50Credited
Three Forks Station bartenderFrank Gerstle43Credited
Woman in the Hotel Carlton lobbyFran Frost45Credited
Deputy / ShotgunLarry Blake45Credited
Joe BarnesStagecoach robberMentioned
McCormickPaladin's innamorataMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterAlbert Aley
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
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 Location

Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Closing Scenes
Lone Pine, California, United States of America


Geographic References

Hammond, California, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of Amerca



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