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“The Solid Gold Patrol”



Season:             2 episode 13
Series Episode: 52
Air Date:          December 13, 1958




Letting your men get killed off one by one may fatten your share of that lottery ticket, Sergeant. But one thing you can be sure of, you won’t live to spend it.”


Employment Solicitation

San Franciscan Wins Louisiana Lottery.
New Orleans- Last night on the bedecked and celebrity-filled stage of the Academy of Music the winning number in the Louisiana Lottery was drawn from a giant bowl filled with 100,000 numbers.
The name on the winning receipt was that of Corporal Mike Callahan, whose listed address is San Francisco. The sponsors of the lottery announce that Corporal Callahan must personally notify New Orleans and confirm that he holds the correct number to collect his mammoth $600,000 grand prize.
This newspaper, as well as civic authorities, have traced Corporal Callahan to his last station at Fort Steele, but have been unable to locate him and inform him of his bonanza. Unless Corporal Callahan comes forward, or can be found within a week, he risks forfeiting the grand prize.



Corporal Callahan offers 1/6th of the value of the ticket – $100,000


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong51Credited
BarlowePlains Cavalry colonelDon Keefer42Credited
Mike CallahanPlains Cavalry corporalSean McClory34Credited
EspinosaPlains Cavalry privateRobert Cabal41Credited
KrosowskiPlains Cavalry privatePerry CookCredited
RitterPlains Cavalry privateJames (Jim) KlineCredited
SiebertPlains Cavalry sergeant major
Mike Kellin36Credited
White BullCaptured Apache
Eddie Little Sky32Credited
AdjutantMichael Hagen (Hagan)Credited
XanoApache chiefUncredited
Hotel Carlton guestJeffrey Sayre58Uncredited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterIrving Wallace
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup ArtistDonald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, Jr.
CastingLynn Stalmaster and Associates
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
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


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


Historical References

Fort Steele, Wyoming Territory, United States of America


Geographic References

Apache Wells
Council Bluff, Iowa, United States of America
Indian Springs, Nebraska, United States of America
Mesquite Wells
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
New York, New York, United States of America
Orleans Canyon
Platte River
San Francisco, California, United States of America


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