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“Something to Live For”



Season:             2 episode 14
Series Episode: 53
Air Date:          December 20, 1958



If I left you here you’d be dead in four days. I don’t have a choice and neither do you, Preston. Get started. Now!”



Employment Solicitation

A letter from Mr. Evans



Dependant on Paladin’s successful completion of the task.




“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not knows no release from little things.”


‘Courage is the price that
Life exacts for granting peace
The soul that knows it not
Knows no release from little things:
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear the sound of wings.
How can life grant us boon of living, compensate
For dull gray ugliness and pregnant hate
Unless we dare
The soul’s dominion?
Each time we make a choice,
we pay w
ith courage to behold the restless day,
and count it fair.
Amelia Earhart, “Courage”


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Elaine "Laine" EvansHugh Evans' daughterNancy Hadley27Credited
Hugh EvansRancherMalcolm Atterbury51Credited
Bob PelleyGunslingerTom Brown45Credited
Harleigh PrestonA well-to-do drunk & a highly successfull failureRayford Barnes38Credited
Martin WheelerLand grabberJohn Anderson36Credited
"Wichita" WalkerGunslingerDon Megowan36Credited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
TeleplayJohn Tucker Battle & Don Ingalls
StoryJohn Tucker Battle
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyHoward Schwartz
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 EditorHarry Coswick, A.C.E.
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)
Thanks for the Cooperation ofU. S. Forest Service & the U. S. Department of Agriculture




Filming Locations

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


Exterior scenes
San Bernardino National Forest – 602 South Tippecanoe Avenue, San Bernardino, California, United States of America with the cooperation of The United States Forest Service Department of Agriculture


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

Geographic References

Eagle Bend
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastromonic Delights

Tinned beans


Have Gun – Will Travel episodes (written, spoken and credits). Internet Movie Database (IMDb), authors (cited), philosophers (cited), poets (cited) and individual observation.


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