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“The Sons of Aaron Murdock”


Season:             2 episode 33
Series Episode: 72
Air Date:          May 9, 1959



“A man does what has to be done, Jamie.  Or he tries.  It’s the only way he lives, or die.”


Employment Solicitations

Manhunt Still On.
Wyatt’s Landing, Arizona Territory – Peace officers were turned off Aaron Murdock’s ranch at gun point today when they went to investigate the whereabouts of his recently escaped outlaw son, Lew Murdock. Aaron Murdock denies harboring the fugitive or having any knowledge of where his son is hiding.
The sheriff”s office stated that they had reason to believe that Murdock’s younger son, James, was aiding and abetting the fugitive.  The accusation was violently denied by Murdock at gun point, as reported, and he was quoted as saying, “You tell me where Lew is and I’ll help you bring him in, dead or alive.”





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
Aaron MurdockRancherPhilip Coolidge40Credited
James "Jamie" MurdockAaron Murdock's youngest son
Lee Kinsolving20Credited
Lew MurdockAaron Murdock's son / Escaped prisonerWesley Lau37Credited
Mae Thompson Lew Murdock's former girlfriendElizabeth York36Credited
CarlMarty's friend sitting on stable gateWilliam Shaw41Credited
MartyTown bullyFrank Gorshin26Credited
WillieMarty's friend leaning on stable gateDale Cummings25Credited
Murdock ranch hand that talks to MurdockWilliam Mims32Credited
Murdock ranch handUncredited
TownsmanRay Jones58Uncredited
Hank JohnsonDeputyMentioned
Bud ThompsonMae Thompson's husband
3 Thompson childrenMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterHarold Jack Bloom
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 EditorHarry Coswick, A.C.E.
Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, Jr.
CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
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


Geographic Reference

Arizona Territory, United States of America
San Francisco, United States of America


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