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“The Monster of Moon Ridge”


Season:             2 episode 24
Series Episode: 63
Air Date:          February 28, 1959



There’s one thing I do know, Mr. Bella. Something is loose on Moon Ridge that’s bigger than any man I’ver ever seen and stronger. Before I leave I intend to find out what it is and why.”


Employment Solicitation

Monster at Moon Ridge
Girl ‘Bewitched’ by Apparition.
Moon Ridge, Colorado – A sheriff’s posse scattered through Moon Ridge Mountains today as the mystery of the large prints baffled the sheriff and his posse. Townspeople are starting to move from Moon Ridge – saying they don’t want any part of this monster who may sweep down on them and cause panic.  The sheriff is puzzled by all this.





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
Dan BellaHomesteaderBarney Phillips45Credited
Emily BellaDan Bella's daughterNatalie Norwick35Credited
ClairyMaria's sonRobert Fortier32Credited
Jake KellyTown drunkRalph Moody72Credited
LundsySheriff of Moon RidgeWalter Coy50Credited
"Ancient"Kim Chan's grandfatherW. T. Chang72Credited
MariaFormer school teacher of Moon RidgeShirley O'Hara34Credited
BBAsian black bear
HenryDan Bella's horseUncredited
B. H. StevensWantedMentioned
James SandsWantedMentioned
Hank ConlonRancherMentioned
Leo PressTown drunk that went back to TexasMentioned




Paul Stanley
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterGene Roddenberry
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
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

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



Geographic References

Moon Ridge, Colorado, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America



Gastronomic References




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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