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“The Calf”


Season:             4 episode 6
Series Episode: 123
Air Date:          October 15, 1960



Your greed increases by what it feeds on. You’ll never have enough. Never.”


Employment Solicitation

Personal decision




Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
George AdventRancherDenver Pyle40Credited
LawsonAbraham Lee's "adopted" sonDon Grady16Credited
Abraham LeeOwner of the land adjacent to George Advent's ranchParker Fennelly68Credited
Advent ranch hand refusing to let Paladin crossHal Needham29Credited
Advent ranch hand repairing the fenceStewart East48Credited
Advent cowhand with calfCarol Henry42Credited
Sam AdventGeorge Advent's brotherMentioned




Richard Boone

Assistant DirectorGordon McLean
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterHoward Rodman

Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byJerry Goldsmith
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Music EditorGene Feldman
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Film EditorEverett Sutherland
Production Sound Mixer

John Muchmore
Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byCharles Grenzbach
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

CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Titles and OpticalsPacific 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


Geographic Reference

San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Pot roast



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