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“Shot by Request”
Season: 3 episode 5
Series Episode: 83
Air Date: October 10, 1959
“Don’t men die fast enough in this town? Ainslee’s worth a dozen of the best of you people and if I kill him I won’t be proud.”
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“Woman I behold thee flippant, vain, inconstant, childish, proud, and full of fancies.”
Paladin, quoting John Keats, according to Kim Chan “Hey Boy”
WOMAN! when I behold thee flippant, vain,
Inconstant, childish, proud, and full of fancies;
Without that modest softening that enhances
he downcast eye, repentant of the pain
That its mild light creates to heal again:
E’en then, elate, my spirit leaps, and prances,
E’en then my soul with exultation dances
For that to love, so long, I’ve dormant lain:
But when I see thee meek, and kind, and tender,
Heavens! how desperately do I adore
Thy winning graces;—to be thy defender
I hotly burn—to be a Calidore—
A very Red Cross Knight—a stout Leander—
Might I be loved by thee like these of yore.
Light feet, dark violet eyes, and parted hair;
Soft dimpled hands, white neck, and creamy breast,
Are things on which the dazzled senses rest
Till the fond, fixed eyes, forget they stare.
From such fine pictures, heavens! I cannot dare
To turn my admiration, though unpossess’d
They be of what is worthy,—though not drest
In lovely modesty, and virtues rare.
Yet these I leave as thoughtless as a lark;
These lures I straight forget—e’en ere I dine,
Or thrice my palate moisten: but when I mark
Such charms with mild intelligences shine,
My ear is open like a greedy shark,
To catch the tunings of a voice divine.
Ah! who can e’er forget so fair a being?
Who can forget her half retiring sweets?
God! she is like a milk-white lamb that bleats
For man’s protection. Surely the All-seeing,
Who joys to see us with his gifts agreeing,
Will never give him pinions, who intreats
Such innocence to ruin,—who vilely cheats
A dove-like bosom. In truth there is no freeing
One’s thoughts from such a beauty; when I hear
A lay that once I saw her hand awake,
Her form seems floating palpable, and near;
Had I e’er seen her from an arbour take
A dewy flower, oft would that hand appear,
And o’er my eyes the trembling moisture shake.
John Keats, The Poetical Works of John Keats. 1884.
Character Role Actor Actor Age Status
Paladin An arbiter Richard Boone 42 Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy" Hotel Carlton porter Kam Tong 52 Credited
Anna Ainslee Winston Ainslee's daughter Sue Randall Credited
Winston Ainslee Gunslinger John Abbott 54 Credited
Matt Baker Drunk / Andy Baker's brother Robert Gist 42 Credited
Cortwright Book dealer John Holland 51 Credited
Sam Bartender George Dunn 41 Credited
Tom Stagecoach driver (C.) Lindsay Workman 35 Credited
Man with beer in saloon Sam Edwards 44 Credited
Sheriff Malcom Atterbury 52 Credited
Paladin's innamorata Barbara English 26 Credited
Barfly John George 61 Uncredited
Barfly Robert Robinson 56 Uncredited
Barfly Phil Schumacher 49 Uncredited
Stage office clerk Uncredited
Townsman Whitey Hughes 38 Uncredited
Andy Baker Winston Ainslee's challenger Mentioned
Assistant Director Jack Voglin
Creators Herb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
Teleplay Frank R. Pierson
Story Howard Seay
Script Supervisor Richard Chaffee
Story Editor Frank R. Pierson
Producer Sam Rolfe
Unit Production Manager Howard Joslin
Director of Photography Stuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Art Director Walter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music Composer Bernard Hermann (Herrmann)
"Ballad of Paladin" Singer Johnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Music Editor Gene Feldman
Film Editor Everett Sutherland
Sound Editor Roderick Sound, Inc.
Sound Effects Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Property Master Arthur Friedrich
Donald (W.) Roberson
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
Wardrobe Joseph Dimmitt
Set Decorator Herman N. Schoenbrun & Charles Vassar
Casting Stalmaster-Leister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Production Companies A CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production
Recording Company' Westrex Recording System
Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Carson City scenes
Melody Ranch – 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, United States of America
Closing Credits background
Lone Pine, California, United States of America
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