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“The Man Who Wouldn’t Talk”


Season:             2 episode 3
Series Episode: 42
Air Date:          September 27, 1958



The lady wants me to let you go, Jeff. You’d better take advantage of it and leave, before someone comes up with a better idea.”


Employment Solicitation

Verbal request





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Jess Brewerde Castro's foremanEdmund JohnstonCredited
Maria de CastroOwner of the ranch next to Chris SorensonGrace RaynorCredited
Chris SorensonRancherCharles Bronson36Credited
AnnaMaria de Castro's auntCelia Lovsky61Credited
BudSorenson's foremanHarry Carey, Jr.37Credited
ClemSorenson's cookJunius Matthews68Credited
FifiPlay attendeeDiane (Dyan) Cannon21Credited
MimiPlay attendeeMarcia Drake21Credited

de Castro ranch handBob (Robert) Tetrick31Credited
de Castro ranch handUncredited

Party guestOliver Cross64Uncredited
Party guestGeorge Ford53Uncredited
Party guestMarilyn Gladstone36Uncredited
Party guestSam Harris81Uncredited
Ranch handFred McDougall38Uncredited
Sorenson wranglerUncredited
Sorenson wranglerUncredited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorNathan R. Barragar

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterFanya Lawrence (Fanny Foss)
Script SupervisorMary Chaffee
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyFleet Southcott
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 ArtistGlen Alden
Hair Stylist
Pat Whiffing, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, 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


Sorenson Ranch scenes
Iverson Ranch, Middle Ranch – 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


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


Historical References

Castillian horses
Cyrano De Bergerac


Geographic References

Dodge City, Kansas, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Beans and biscuits
Wild rice




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