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“One, Two, Three”



Season:             5 episode 23
Series Episode: 178
Air Date:          February 17, 1962



Look at it, Keel. The third phase of Nepture has crossed into Cancer, the sign of the skull. Whatever you do will have only one end… your own death.”


Employment Solicitation

Newspaper advertisement

Paladin’s response to the advertisement:

Samuel H. Keel, San Tiento. Reference to your newspaper advertisement of this day, I believe I am man to carry out your personal assignment. Wire Paladin.






“Man does not need the mortar of truth
to seal up the private prisons of his fear”
Paladin quoting Montaigne

Man does not need the mortar of
truth to seal up the private prisons
of his mind.”

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong55Credited
Seth Carter a.k.a. Samuel H. KeelNumeroloist / AstrologistRobert (F.) Simon42Credited
Katherine "Katie" ParsonsSimon Parson's wife / Saloon girlEve McVeagh41Credited
Shaffner"Living corpse" greek at carnival / Former Plains Cavalry lieutenant
Jack Elam41Credited
Carl Wellesley a.k.a. WellsAviary store owner / Former missionaryLloyd Corrigan61Credited
DellaBarbara Pepper46Credited
LolaPaladin's inamorataJacqueline Wilson16Credited
DriverDean Smith30Credited
GirlDorothy Dells34Credited
Owner of the Adam Bros. Circus / Barker for "Little Cairo" & the "Living Corpse"William Woodson45Credited
Billie or MillieSaloon girl at the player pianoUncredited
BarflyBob Woodward52Uncredited
ButlerHarry Wilson64Uncredited
Circus attendeeGeorge DeNormand58Uncredited
Circus attendeeBert Madrid46Uncredited
Circus attendeeHarry Mayo63Uncredited
Circus attendeeHans Moebus58Uncredited
Circus attendeeSid Troy53Uncredited
Circus attendeeJames Van Horn44Uncredited
Hotel patronCosmo Sardo52Uncredited
Simon ParsonsAssistant Territorial CommissionerMentiond



DirectorGary Nelson
Assistant DirectorGary Nelso
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterRobert E. Thompson
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerDon Ingalls
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
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
Titles & OpticalsPacific Title
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

Ninth Cavalry
Geek Show



Geographic References

Bangkok, Siam
Calcutta, India
Green Tree Fork
Madrid, Spain
Naples, Italy
New Deli, India
San Francisco, California, United States of America
San Tiento
Taylor Town

Virginia City, Nevada, United States of America
Yuma, Arizona, United States of America




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