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Season:             5 episode 17
Series Episode: 172
Air Date:          January 6, 1962




You want me to be responsible for you just because I saved your life? Well, I don’t wonder you’re still alive, Boise. You’ve got too much brass to die.”


Employment Solicitation

Personal request by Boise Peabody






Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some|ave greatness thrust upon ‘them.”

William Shakespeare, “Twelfth Night” Act II Scene 5

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong55Credited
"Big" FontanaChampion of the mining campChris Alcaide38Credited
"Little" Fontana"Big" Fontana's brotherL. Q. Jones34Credited
"Doc" HalopDoctorDabbs Greer44Credited
"Sensible" OglethorpeLooking for BoiseGerald Godon27Credited
Boise PeabodyMinerStrother Martin42Credited
Hardy PotterLooking for BoiseGaylord Cavallero (Cavallaro)41 Credited
Eugenia KirklandPaladin's inamorataTracy Olsen21Credited
Phyllis AinsworthPaladin's inamorataLaRue Farlow30Credited
BartenderChuck Couch39Credited
Hotel clerkHans Moebus59Uncredited
Hotel guestCosmo Sardo52Uncredited
Little boy with sucker in Hotel Carlton lobbyUncredited
TownsmanBill Borzage69Uncredited
TownsmanDanny Borzage65Uncredited
TownsmanChet Brandenburg64Uncredited
TownsmanNoble "Kid" Chissell56Uncredited
TownsmanHerman Hack62Uncredited
TownsmanLars Hensen49Uncredited
TownsmanJack Kenny75Uncredited
TownsmanEthan Laidlaw62Uncredited
TownsmanBert Madrid46Uncredited
TownsmanRobert Robinson58Uncredited
TownsmanJack Tornek74Uncredited
TownsmanChalky Williams54Uncredited




DirectorAlbert Rubin
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterJack Laird
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin & Albert Ruben
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorFay Babcock

CastingPeggy Rae
Titles and Opticals Pacific Title
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

Mining camp



Geographic References

Bankok, Rattanakosin Kingdom of Siam
Calcutta, India
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Cincinnati,. Ohio, United States of America
Denver, Colorado Territory, United States of America
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Hell N Gone mining camp
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Rio Vista, California, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America



Gastronomic Delight

Beef Stew




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