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Season:             3 episode 6
Series Episode: 84
Air Date:          October 17, 1959




This is the day the dog reaches for the sun, Don Soledad. I will protect you from him, but how am I to protect you from yourself?


Employment Solicitation

Request by Don Luis Ortega



An undisclosed amount of gold


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Doreteo a.k.a. Francisco "Pancho" VillaLeader of the peonsRafael Camppos23Credited
Don Luis OrtegaWealthy rancherEdward Colmans51Credited
Soledad OrtegaDon Luis Ortega's daughterLisa Montell26Credited
Don Luis Ortega's foremanRico Alaniz39Credited
Knife throwerUncredited
Six men with DoroteoUncredited
Two gate guardsUncredited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
Unit Production ManagerHoward Joslin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterShimon Wincelberg
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerSam Rolfe
Associate ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Music EditorGene Feldman
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Film EditorEverett Sutherland
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Sound EffectsGene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorHerman N. Schoenbrun & Charles Vassar

CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production

Recording Company'Westrex Recording System




Filming Location

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Historical Reference

Francisco “Pancho” Villa


Gastronomic Delights

Corn tortilla



La Cucaracha



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