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“Silent Death, Secret Death”


Season:             5 episode 29
Series Episode: 184
Air Date:          March 31, 1962



Mutiny’s a big word, Hodges, but panic I understand. But mutiny? What gave Colonel Burgess life and death autonomy over these people?”


Employment Solicitation

Personal request by Beatrice





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong55Credited,
"Colonel" Courtney Burgess a.k.a. Sam HodgesOwner of Fort Burgess / Beatrice's brotherRobert Emhardt47Credited
Sam Hodges"Colonel" Courtney Burgess' dog-robberJohn Holland53Credited
TamasunNez Perce chiefMichael Pate42Credited
Emmett WilhoitMan dying on the plainsShug Fisher54Credited
ArthurCourtney Burgess' brother-in-lawRuss Bender52Credited
BeatriceCourtney Burgess' sisterRegina Gleason32Credited
Sy IngersolMentioned
Floyd Miniverwith Denver Mine & Ore Mentioned
Luke FrostMentioned
Colbert brothersMentioned




DirectorAndrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterJack Laird
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin & Albert Ruben
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorFay Babcock

CastingPeggy Rae
Titles and Opticals Pacific Title
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production




Filming Locations

Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Exterior scenes
Bend Oregon, United States of America


Closing Credits background
Lone Pine, California, United States of America



Historical Reference



Geographic References

Grand Rapids, Michighan, United States of America
Sacramento, Californa, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America



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