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“The Prize Fight Story”


Season:              1 episode 30
Series Episode
Air Date:           April 5,1958





I don’t like you Forbes, but I need much more provocation to destroy a human life. Even yours.”


Employment Solicitation

Verbal agreements


Follow-up article

“The state authorities have finally taken the situtation in hand in Langstone. After the near recent riots following the “Bare Knuckle Fight of the Century” both Sheriff Forbes and Promoter Webber are in jail making charges and countercharges with Webber charging Forbes with the theft of the missing fight purse, totally over four thousand dollars.






“A closed mouth catches no flies.”
Paladin quoting Miguel de Cervantes



Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone40Credited
Clint Forbes
Langstone sheriff
King Calder60Credited
Oren Gilliam
Prize fighterDon Megowan35Credited
Will Harvey
Bryan Sykes' managerBen Wright42Credited
Joe Roland
Oren Gilliam's managerGeorge E. Stone54Credited
Bryan Sykes"Champion of Wales"Hal Baylor39Credited
Jake WebberLangstone saloon owner & fight promoterGage Clarke58Credited
"Red"Oren Gilliam's sparring partner(Boyd) "Red" Morgan42Credited
BartenderJack Perry63Credited
Corner man at Sykes' fight campCarl Saxe47Credited
Fight Spectator
Rudy Bowman67Uncredited
Fight SpectatorJohn George60Uncredited
Fight SpectatorChester Hayes44Uncredited
Fight SpectatorJimmy Noel55Uncredited
Fight SpectatorBuddy Roosevelt59Uncredited
Fight SpectatorCap Somers64Uncredited
BradLangstone deputyUncredited
GilLangstone deputyUncredited
StoneyLangstone deputyUncredited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorNathan R. Barragar

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterKen Kolb
Script SupervisorMary Chaffee
ProducerJulian Claman
Associate ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyFleet Southcott
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann) (Uncredited)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe (All uncredited)
Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold

Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup ArtistGlen Alden
Hair Stylist
Pat Whiffing, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, Jr.
CastingLynn Stalmaster and Associates
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
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 References

Bare knuckle boxing
Greek boxing
London Prize Ring Rules


Geographic References

London, England
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Topeka, Kansas, United States of America



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