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“Squatter’s Rights”


Season:             5 episode 16
Series Episode: 171
Air Date:          December 30, 1961




Costigan was right in his cause, wrong in his ways. I fought him and I killed him. Now I’m going to make you get off his land. I hope I won’t have to kill you.”



Employment Solicitation

Personal decision




For free!”





“Then, like Samson in the hills of Judea, he smote them head and thigh until they killed him.”



And Samson said unto them, Though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.
And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam.”
Bible, Judges 15:7-8 King James Version


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Sarah ClemenceauWill Clemenceau's wifeNatalie Norwick38Credited
Will ClemenceauSquatterRobert J. Stevenson46Credited
CostiganCattleman / LandownerWarren Stevens42Credited
Juan "Juanito" QuintosCostigan's ranch handCarlos Romero34Credited
Charles "Charlie" SimCostigan ranch hand shuffling cardsHal Needham30Credited
Jeb TurnerClemenceau's ranch handSandy Kenyon49Credited
GurdyCostigan ranch handWarren JoslinCredited
JessupCostigan ranch handUncredited
Joe LeadsCostigan ranch handUncredited
Costigan ranch handUncredited
Costigan ranch handUncredited
Costigan ranch handUncredited
James CostiganCostigan's brotherMentioned
Sara & Will Clemenceau's daughter




DirectorRichard Boone
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterHarry Julian Fink
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 EditorEverett Sutherland
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 (Uncredited)
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production




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 Reference

Battle of Antioch, American Civil War



Geographic Reference

Texas, United States of America
Wyoming Territory, United States of America



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