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“The Black Handkerchief”



Season:             3 episode 9
Series Episode: 87
Air Date:          November 14, 1959



You’re very quick to confess for everyone else. Since we have no understanding between us I have no choice. but to kill you.”


Employment Solicitations

Help Wanted Advertisements
Detective wanted to find missing heir, John Brook

Damsel in distress seeks man with some legal knowledge
Box 23


Not disclosed


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
Pierre "Pete" DeverellMichelle Ganeaux's nephewEd Nelson30Credited
FitzgeraldSagecoach passenger & witnessTerrence DeMarney (De Marney)51Credited
Michelle GaneauxOwner of a parfumiereSvea Grunfeld29Credited
Luss HopperStagecoach robber / Buffalo hunterGordon Polk36Credited
WallerStagecoach robber / Buffalo hunterMike Lane26Credited
SheriffJoseph (V.) Perry28Credited
Stagecoach robber / Buffalo hunterEd (Edward) Faulkner23Credited
Solito hotel desk clerkOlan Soule50Credited
Michelle Ganeaux's sisterMentioned
Stagecoach driverMentioned
Stagecoach passengersMentioned
Mr. DeverellPierre Deverell's fatherMentioned
Mrs. DeverllPierre Deverell's wife / Michelle Ganeaux's sisterMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterJay Simms
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerSam Rolfe
Associate ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Music EditorGene Feldman
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Sound EffectsGene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorHerman N. Schoenbrun & Charles Vassar

CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production

Recording Company'Westrex Recording System




Filming Locations

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


Bridge scene
Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, United States of America


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


Geographic Reference

San Francisco, California


Gastronomic Delights

Mocha  & a pony of brandy



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