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“Soledad Crossing”


Season:             4 episode 38
Series Episode: 155
Air Date:          June 10, 1961



One of us, or all of us, may have been exposed to diphtheria. Soledad’s a town full of people, children and their lives might be endangered by our entering that town.”


Employment Solicitation

Soledad, Oregon Territory — Climaxing a drunken orgy, the McPhater twins last night brutally murdered two sheriff’s deputies who tried to quiet them, and wounded four bystanders before fleeing into the wastelands east of town. An aroused citizenry has posted $2000 reward for the killers.





“Il faut bonne mémoire après qu’on a menti.” (A liar should have a good memory.)


It must be good memory after we lied.”
Pierre Corneille


They have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind. The Lord moves in mysterious ways.”
Bud McPater

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind:
it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal:
if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.”
Bible, Josea 8:7 King James Version

“…he’s led the lambs to me for the slaughter.”
Bud McPater

Perhaps this is a reference to the imagry presented by these biblical verses

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth:
he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb,
so he openeth not his mouth.”
Bible, Isaiah 53:7


The place of the scripture which he read was this,
He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
and like a lamb dumb before his shearer,
so opened he not his mouth:”
Bible, Acts:32 King James Version



Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
Kim Li "Hey Girl"Hotel Carlton porterLisa Lu34Credited
Phineas GauntExecutioner / Tinker/ Wheelwright / Shoemaker / Barber / SommelierWalker Edmiston35Credited
Bud McPhaterAccused killer
Ed (Edward) Faulkner29Credited
Jody StricklandTom Strickland's daughterNatalie Norwick39Credited
Tom StricklandFarmerKen Curtis44Credited
Paladin's inamorataIrma SandreyCredited
Guard at the river crossingChuck Roberson42Credited
McPhaterBud McPhater's twinMentioned
Soledad doctor




DiretorAndrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterDon Ingalis

Story EditorAlbert Ruben
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byRene Garriguenc
ConductorLud Gluskin
"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
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




Geographic References

Calais, France
Chartres, France
La Havre, France
Paris, France
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Soledad. Oregon Territory
Wichita, Kansas, Unted States of America




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