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“The Burning Tree”


Season:             6 episode 22
Series Episode: 215
Air Date:          February 9, 1963



“When you start to evaluate human life as to who can and who cannot survive, you have no place to stop.”


Employment Solicitation

Favor for a friend







“Early worm catch the bird.”
“Hey Boy”

“The early bird catches the worm.”

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone45Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel CarltonKam Tong56Credited
FairchildAccused killer of 7 wivesWhit Bissell53Credited
Ebner JenkinsOsage Springs residentDuane Grey41Credited
Letty Mae StinchcombStinchcomb's daughterElinor Donahue25Credited
StinchcombSheriffPaul Fix61Credited
EphOsage Springs residentGeorge Brenlin35Credited
BoyJoe MadridUncredited
Boy's motherUncredited
Woman in rocking chair on the general store's porchUncredited
Woman standing by general store doorUncredited
2 women leaving Osage Springs general storeUncredited
Billy McGuireAccused killerMentioned
EmmaOne of Fairchild's former wivesMentioned
Eph's maMentioned
Mrs. WhiteOsage Springs residentMentioned




DirectorAndrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WritersRobert (Bob) Duncan & Wanda Duncan
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 byRene Garriguenc
ConductorLud Gluskin
"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Historical Reference

Ft. Smith. Arkansas, United States of America


Geographic References

Denton, Texas, United States of America
Missouri, United States of America
Nebraska, United States of America
Nevada, United States of America
Osage Springs, Arkansas, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Utah, United States of America
Witchita, United States of America
Wyoming, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Pork dumplings




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