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“The Lady of the Fifth Moon”


Season:             6 episode 29
Series Episode: 222
Air Date:          March 30, 1963




As power, acquisition, and love, …and beauty… and even life itself are transient.”


Employment Solicitation

Personal request by Kim Sing



A statue of The Lady of the Five Moons”

This may be a reference to the separation of the sky into five regions in Chinese Astronomy.




Legend of the Gates of the Five Moons”
At the first gate hung the fragile moon of birth and of beauty. And she did enter there.
The second gate the moon loosed the silver darts of knowledge.
And at the third gate the golden darts of love.”


And at the third gate, love tends the disc with gold.
And at the fourth gate the jade white coldness of duty froze her heart.”
Kim Sing


And so weeping, for she was a woman
The lady passed through the fifth gate
beneath the fifth moon, which was Death.”


I dreamed I was that man. And I was on a hillside and the sun was so bright, so warm, that I became sleepy. And I lay down on the grass and fell asleep and dreamed that I was a beautiful butterfly with silken wings; and I could fly. I flew to the very top of a hill. This hill. And I could see with a new vision all the world spread out beneath me. I felt a strange, wonderous ectasy. .. In my dream I awakened, and I wasn’t… I didn’t know if I was a man who dreamed he was a butterfly, or a butterfly that dreamed he was a man.”
Kim Sing


Fable of the Man and the Butterfly”
Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”
Zhuangzi, “The Butterfly as Companion: Meditations on the First Three Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone45Credited
Jin-HoHui-San's daughterBethel Leslie33Credited
Jin SingHui-San's motherBethel Leslie33Credited
Chee YanJin Sing's servantWilliam Schallert40Credited
First assasinUncredited
Second assassinHal NeedhamUncredited
Hui-SanPaladin's friendMentioned




DirectorRichard Boone
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterDon Ingalls
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerDon Ingalls
Production ManagerGordon McLean
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byLeon Klatzkin
ConductorLeon Klazkin
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorEverett Sutherland, A.C.E.
Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Edwin Butterworth
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorClaude (E.) Carpenter

CastingPeggy Rae
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



Historical Reference

Kwan Kung



Geographic References

Bay of Monterey, California, United States of America
Point Noble
San Francisco, California, United States of America



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