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“Odds For Big Red”


Season:             5 episode 4
Series Episode: 159
Air Date:          October 7, 1961



All right ,gambler, I’m going to make you a bet. I’m betting Red’s going live because your going to save her. That’s the gamble… her life or yours.”



Employment Solicitation

The Daily Chronicle.
Search for killer of four, including innocent bystander.
During a daylight holdup in banks in Twin City and Yreka. Continues to evade capture. Yoast is blamed for his caloused shooting, throwing shots at bystander, women, as well as pursuers, at any one in the way. No one has been able to pick up his trail.





Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance”
Guy Fremont

A reference to the character Don Quixote in
The Ingenious Nobleman Mister Quixote of La Mancha
by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


To save a man against his will is just as bad as killing him”
Guy Fremont quoting Horace


 Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong54Credited
Guy FremontGambler / DoctorRichard Ney44Credited
Vern OtterBettor / Poker playerRobert Karnes44Credited
AdaSaloon girlVirginia Capers36Credited
CoreyHandicapperOllie O'Toole44Credited
ErnieGambler / Poker playerPerry CookCredited
"Big Red" / "Pinkie"Owner of Big Red's Saloon Hope Holiday27Credited
Fred YoastBank robberUncredited
Banjo playerUncredited
BarflyDanny Borzage64Uncredited
BarflyJohn George38Uncredited
BarflyBill Hart27Uncredited
BarflyMichael Jeffers75Uncredited
BarflyBert Madrid45Uncredited
BarflyHank WiseUncredited
Big Red's fatherHerschel Graham57Uncredited
Hotel Carlton desk clerkTony Reagan (Regan)53Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestMurray Pollack43Uncredited
Saloon girlUncredited
Belle MeekerWoman in laborMentioned




DirectorRichard Donner
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterBetty Andrews
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Associate ProducersHoward Joslin & Albert Ruben
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byNathan Scott
ConductorNathan Scott
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorEverett Sutherland
Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorFay Babcock

CastingPeggy Rae
Titles and OpticalsPacific 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


Geographic References

San Francisco, California, United States of America
Twin City, California, United States of America
Yreka, California, United States of America




The Unfortunate Miss Bailey” 



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