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“Return of Roy Carter”


Season:             2 episode 32
Series Episode: 71
Air Date:          May 2, 1959



Robert April’s a man that never did one thing for me and probably never can.  Right now he’s depriving me of bed, board and comfort. No reason for any of this. No reason for April to be up here and certainly no reason for you and me to be up here after him. Except that I respect him more than any man I ever met.


Employment Soliciation

Note on Paladin’s business card:
come quickly
Robert April
in Danger
Roy Carter



Roy Carter offers $1000 for the rescue of John April.



“A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.“
Paladin quoting William Shakespeare, “Macbeth”

She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing..

William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Act V, Scene 5


But I say unto you with cheer, love your enemies, do good to them. Do good to them which hates you. Bless them that curse you and pray for them which dispitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other. Give to every man that asks this of thee.”



But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
 Bible, Mathew 5:44 King James Version


“And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.”
Bible, Luke 6:31 King James Version


“As ye want that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”
Roy Carter

“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”
Bible, Luke 6:35 King James Version


Love ye your enemies and do good. Be therefore merciful and judge not and ye shall not be judged. Condemn not and ye shall not be condemed. Forgive and ye shall be forgiven.

“But love ye your enemies, and do good and lend,
hoping for nothing in return; and your reward shall be great,
and ye shall be the children of the Highest;
for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.”
 Bible, Luke 6: 35-37, King James Version

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and he delighteth in his way.”

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”
 Bible, Psalm 37:23, King James Version.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Robert AprilPrison chaplain / LibrarianLarry (J.) Blake45Credited
Roy CarterRancherClu Gulager30Credited
Eddie ClintonLibrarian convictBrad von BeltzCredited
MargieRoy Carter's girlfriendDiana CrawfordCredited
SidCarter ranch hand chopping wood
Craig Duncan31Credited
Prison wardenMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
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
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


Geographic References

Bald Ridge, California, United States of America
Boundary Peak, Inyo National Forest, California, United States of America
Iowa, United States of America
Nevada, United States of America
Snow Mountain, Mendocino National Forest, California, United States of America



Gastronomic Delights

Birch bark tea 



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