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“The Bird of Time”


Season:             6 episode 6
Series Episode: 199
Air Date:          October 20, 1962



“Now Stryker said he was more Old Testament than new, and I believe him. He’s not going to take kindly to your helping his enemy.”



Employment Solicitation

‘A warrant for the arrest of Ahab Tyson








He who gives succor to my enemy becomes my enemy”

And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help
Hadarezer king of Zobah,
David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.

Bible, 1 Corinthians 18:5 King James Version


…the Bird of time had but a little way to flutter.
And the bird is on the wing.”


Omar Khayyam, “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam”


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone45Credited
"Doc" KellyVeterinarianFrancis DeSales (De Sales)50Credited
StrykerRancherJohn Hoyt57Credited
Ahab TysonAccused killerGeorge Mathews51Credited
Hired gun at cabin and Sky Blue with Sharpes rifleHal Needham31Credited
ShepherdDal JenkinsCredited
Hired gun that dies at cabin
Hired gun in Sky BlueUncredited
Hired gun in Sky BlueUncredited
AnnieOwner of Annie's Cafe in Sky BlueMentioned
Mack Owner of the saloon in Sky BlueMentioned
Mrs. TysonAhab Tyson's wifeMentioned
Stryker's deceased brotherMentioned
3 dead men in Sky BlueMentioned




DirectorAndrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterDon Ingalls
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerRobert Sparks
Associate ProducerDon Ingalls
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byVan Cleave
ConductorVan Cleave
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
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 DecoratorClaude E. Carpenter

CastingPeggy Rae
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Historical References

King David


Geographic References

Sky Blue, California


Gastronomic Delight




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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