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The Shooting of Jessie May


Season:             4 episode 8
Series Episode: 125
Air Date:           October 29, 1960



You say you didn’t kill those seven men. They whipped your father with barbed wire and then they shot him like a sick steer. After that, why didn’t you kill them, Jessie May?


Employment Solicitation

During the War of the Rebellion, a terrible hurt was done Jessie May Turnbow. Net yet ten years old, he saw his father whipped, then shot for an act of espionage against the Union. Seven of the twelve men who tried Tirnbow have been wantonly murderred by this boy in a grotesque act of revenge. Yesterday, it was John Riley Dowler, farmer, businessman, churchgoer. Who tomorrow? But Joesph Ergo, one of the twelve refuses to raise his hand against the boy. We join with Abraham Sinclair in his hunt for the murderer.







A single man has not nearly the Value… “
Hey Girl quoting Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin, Advice to a Young Man on the Choice of a Mistress, 1745.

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
Kim Li "Hey Girl"Hotel Carlton porterLisa Lu33Credited
Joseph "Joe"
One of the twelveBarney Phillips 42Credited
Ansel James TrapperHari Rhodes28Credited
George JondillTrapperWilliam Talman45Credited
Sim LenzerOne of the twelveRayford Barnes40Credited
Abraham "Abe" SinclairOne of the twelveJohn Milford33Credited
Jessie May TurnbowTurnbow's sonRobert Blake27Credited
John Riley DowlerFarmer / Businessman / Church goes / One of the twelveMentioned
PurdyOne of the twelveMentioned
TurnbowJessie May Turnbow's fatherMentioned
Girl at Sandie / Purdy's wife
Mrs. TurnbowJessie May Turnbow's motherMentioned




DirectorRichard Boone
Assistant DirectorGordon McLean
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterHarry Julian Fink
Story EditorAlbert Ruben
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byJerry Goldsmith
"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
Production Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
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

CastingStalmaster-Lister Company
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

Kesslerville, Wyoming Territory
Sandy, Utah, United States of America
Mytoein River
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Territory Ford


Gastronomic Delight

Beef steak



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