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“Show of Force”


Season:     1 episode 9
Episode:   9
Air Date: November 9, 1957




I could have taken that letter when I wanted it. Even while you held the gun on me. Put the gun away, counselor. What good is proof to a dead lawyer?”



Employment Solicitation

Sierra Star
Angle Bar ready to fight Circle O over cattle right-of-way, claiming that Pedro Valdez, owner of the Circle O Ranch, has blocked his cattle pass leading to summer grazing lands. Jared Martin, owner of the Angle Bar Ranch in the Sierra Valley, said today that Valdez’ actions can lead only to bloodshed



The value of 50 rifles and a thousand rounds of ammunition



Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone40Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong50Credited
Poker player that takes an extra chipNed Glass51Credited
Matt GarsonAngle Bar ranch handJoe Bassett47Credited
Arnold HaskinsLawyerVic Perrin41Credited
Jared MartinAngle Bar Ranch ownerRuss Conway44Credited
Carlos ValdezPedro Valdez's brotherPeter Coe38Credited
Pedro Valdez
Circle O Ranch ownerRodolfo Acosta37Credited
"Cowboy"Angle Ranch cowpuncherWalter (Andy) Brennan, Jr.34Credited
Ed BuckAngle Bar ranch handUncredited
ChicoCircle O ranch handUncredited
JuanCircle O ranch handUncredited
RussAngle Bar ranch handUncredited
SparkyAngle Bar ranch handCarl MathewsUncredited
Hotel Carlton desk clerkRobert Haines63Uncredited
John LongworthyFormer owner of the Angle Bar RanchMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
Lee Erwin & Ken Kolb

Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerJulian Claman
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyWilliam Margulies
Art DirectorJames W. Sullivan
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann) (Uncredited)

Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Film EditorHarry Coswick
Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup ArtistWilliam Wood (Woods)

Hair Stylist
Madine Danks

WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, 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


Road leading to Jared Martin’s ranch
Iverson Ranch – 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Geographic References

Loredo, Texas, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Wyoming Territory, United States of America



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