Chess knight courtesy of COCHISE LEATHER COMPANY

“Lady on the Stagecoach”

 

Season:             2 episode 18
Series Episode: 57
Air Date:          January 17, 1959

 

Teaser

An old Apache law says, ‘Never ask of another that which you are not willing to give.’ You’re asking for a life. Are you willing to give yours?”

 

Employment Solicitation

Verbal agreement with Clyde Barnes

 

Fee

$100 per person (3) and a small retainer – a basket containing lunch

 

Quotes

“You have many enemies. You know not why they ared so. But like the village curs, bark when their fellows do.”
Paladin quoting Shakespeare’s Henry VIII

 

 

KING HENRY VIII
My lord cardinal,
I do excuse you; yea, upon mine honour,
I free you from’t. You are not to be taught
That you have many enemies, that know not
Why they are so, but, like to village-curs,
Bark when their fellows do: by some of these
The queen is put in anger. You’re excused:
But will you be more justified? You ever
Have wish’d the sleeping of this business; never desired
It to be stirr’d; but oft have hinder’d, oft,
he passages made toward it: on my honour,
I speak my good lord cardinal to this point,
And thus far clear him. Now, what moved me to’t,
I will be bold with time and your attention:
Then mark the inducement. Thus it came; give heed to’t:
My conscience first received a tenderness,
Scruple, and prick, on certain speeches utter’d
By the Bishop of Bayonne, then French ambassador;
Who had been hither sent on the debating
A marriage ‘twixt the Duke of Orleans and
Our daughter Mary: i’ the progress of this business,
Ere a determinate resolution, he,
I mean the bishop, did require a respite;
Wherein he might the king his lord advertise
Whether our daughter were legitimate,
Respecting this our marriage with the dowager,
Sometimes our brother’s wife. This respite shook
The bosom of my conscience, enter’d me,
Yea, with a splitting power, and made to tremble
The region of my breast; which forced such way,
That many mazed considerings did throng
And press’d in with this caution. First, methought
I stood not in the smile of heaven; who had
Commanded nature, that my lady’s womb,
If it conceived a male child by me, should
Do no more offices of life to’t than
The grave does to the dead; for her male issue
Or died where they were made, or shortly after
This world had air’d them: hence I took a thought,
This was a judgment on me; that my kingdom,
Well worthy the best heir o’ the world, should not
Be gladded in’t by me: then follows, that
I weigh’d the danger which my realms stood in
By this my issue’s fail; and that gave to me
Many a groaning throe. Thus hulling in
The wild sea of my conscience, I did steer
Toward this remedy, whereupon we are
Now present here together: that’s to say,
I meant to rectify my conscience,–which
I then did feel full sick, and yet not well,–
By all the reverend fathers of the land
And doctors learn’d: first I began in private
With you, my Lord of Lincoln; you remember
How under my oppression I did reek,
When I first moved you.
William Shakespeare, “Henry VIII”, Act II, Scene 4

 

If you have no enemies, it is a sign fortune has forgotten you.”
Della White Cloud quoting Thomas Fuller

 

 

The roses in thy lips and cheeks shall pale to shady ashes. Thy eyes windows fall, like death.”
Paladin quoting Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet”

 

 

FRIAR LAWRENCE
Hold, daughter. I do spy a kind of hope,
Which craves as desperate an execution
As that is desperate which we would prevent.
If, rather than to marry County Paris,
Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself,
Then is it likely thou wilt undertake
A thing like death to chide away this shame,
That copest with death himself to ’scape from it.
An if thou darest, I’ll give thee remedy.

JULIET
O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris,
From off the battlements of yonder tower;
Or walk in thievish ways; or bid me lurk
Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears;
Or shut me nightly in a charnel house,
O’ercovered quite with dead men’s rattling bones,
With reeky shanks and yellow chapless skulls;
Or bid me go into a new-made grave
And hide me with a dead man in his shroud—
Things that, to hear them told, have made me tremble—
And I will do it without fear or doubt,
To live an unstained wife to my sweet love.

FRIAR LAWRENCE
Hold, then. Go home, be merry. Give consent
To marry Paris. Wednesday is tomorrow.
Tomorrow night look that thou lie alone.
Let not the Nurse lie with thee in thy chamber.
(shows her a vial)
Take thou this vial, being then in bed,
And this distillèd liquor drink thou off,
When presently through all thy veins shall run
A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse
Shall keep his native progress, but surcease.
No warmth, no breath shall testify thou livest.
The roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade
To paly ashes, thy eyes’ windows fall
Like death when he shuts up the day of life.
Each part, deprived of supple government,
Shall, stiff and stark and cold, appear like death.
And in this borrowed likeness of shrunk death
Thou shalt continue two and forty hours,
And then awake as from a pleasant sleep.
Now, when the bridegroom in the morning comes
To rouse thee from thy bed, there art thou dead.
Then, as the manner of our country is,
In thy best robes uncovered on the bier
Thou shalt be borne to that same ancient vault
Where all the kindred of the Capulets lie.
In the meantime, against thou shalt awake,
Shall Romeo by my letters know our drift,
And hither shall he come, and he and I
Will watch thy waking, and that very night
Shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua.
And this shall free thee from this present shame,
If no inconstant toy, nor womanish fear
Abate thy valor in the acting it.
Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet”, Act IV, Scene 1


Cast & Crew Lists

Cast

CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Clyde BarnesRepresentative of he biggest feed store in St. Louis
Raymond Bailey54Credited
Mr. GraysonStagecoach passengerMark Dana38Credited
Mrs. GraysonStagecoach passengerFay Baker4`Credited
Ed RanceOutlaw leaderJohn Doucette38Credited
Hank SladeStagecoach shotgunWard Wood34Credited
Della White CloudDaughter of Apache Chief White CloudDelores Vitina (Vitina Marcus)21Credited
Little Horse's opponentCraig DuncanCredited
GradyOutlawJohn CloseCredited
BenStage depot clerkWarren Parker54Credited
Stagecoach driverTex Terry56Credited
Little HorseWorks for the GraysonsHarold (Hal) Needham27Credited
"Red"OutlawUncredited
Della White Cloud's fianceMentioned

 

 

Crew

Director
Richard Whorf
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterSteve Fisher
StoryGuy de Maupassant
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 EditorHarry Coswick, A.C.E.
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

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

 

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

 

 

Geographic Reference

Arizona Territory, United States of America
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America
Paris, France
San Francisco, California, United States of America

 

Gastronomic Delights

Sandwiches

 

Sources

Have Gun – Will Travel episodes (written, spoken and credits). Internet Movie Database (IMDb), authors (cited), philosophers (cited), poets (cited) and individual observation.

 

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