Chess knight courtesy of COCHISE LEATHER COMPANY

“A Miracle for St. Francis”


Season:             6 episode 10
Series Episode: 203
Air Date:          November 17, 1962




Let the old god and the new ride together in peace and harmony. Your water ditches will run full, your mesquite will hang heavy with fruit.”



Employment Solicitation

Personal request by Father Clare


A bottle of brandy, Chateau d’Treyne, 1780




The knight’s bones are dust,
and his good sword rust.
His soul is with the saints, I trust.”
Paladin quoting Coleridge

Where is the grave of Sir Arthur O’Kellyn?
Where may the grave of that good man be?—
By the side of a spring, on the breast of Helvellyn,
Under the twigs of a young birch tree!
The oak that in summer was sweet to hear,
And rustled its leaves in the fall of the year,
And whistled and roared in the winter alone,
Is gone,—and the birch in its stead is grown.—
The Knight’s bones are dust,
And his good sword rust;—
His soul is with the saints, I trust.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Knight’s Tomb”

Mention the devil and his horns appear.”

This may be a reference to the saying:

Speak of the devil and he doth appear.”
“Speak of the devil and he shall appear.”
“Speak of the devil.”


Cast thy bread upon the waters, and thou shall find it again thousandfold”
Father Clare

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.”
Bible, Ecclesiastes 11:1 King James Version

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone45Credited
LundeenOwns the bar in Sierra RojaRobert J. Stevenson47Uncredted
PacoThiefRafael Campos24Uncredted
Father ClareMission padreDavid GarnerUncredted
FaithCitizen of Sierra RojaMiriam Goldina64Uncredted
HopeCitizen of Sierra RojaTina Menard58Uncredted
MariaCitizen of Sierra RojaNaomi Stevens36Uncredted
BartenderHal Needham31Uncredted
BrotherSid Troy54Uncredted
Church memberNick Borgani58Uncredted
DealerWilliam Meader58Uncredted
BrawlerFoster Hood39Uncredted
BrawlerBert Madrid46Uncredted
Rider with LundeenLarry Finley41Uncredted
TownsmanVictor Adamson72Uncredted




DirectorWilliam Conrad
Assistant DirectorRobert L. Rosen
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterDon Ingalls
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerRobert Sparks
Associate ProducerDon Ingalls
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byWilbur Hatch
ConductorWilbur Hatch
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorTony De Marco
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 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 References

Chateau de la Treyne
Festival of the Harvest
Mission of San Luis Rey
St. Francis of Assisi


Geographic References

San Luis Rey, California, United States of America
Sierra Roja


Gastronomic Delight

Chateau d’Treyne, 1780



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