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“The Fifth Bullet”


Season:             6 episode 3
Series Episode: 196
Air Date:          September 29, 1962




I promised your wife I’d see you home alive. When I’ve done that, I’ve settled it.”



Employment Solicitation

Personal decision






Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone45Credited
Emmy BartlettJohn Bartlett's wifeDorothy Dells44Credited
John BartlettConvicted in an unfair trialBen Johnson34Credited
John "Johnny" Tecumseh BartlettEmmy & John Bartlett's sonPeter Boone9Credited
Harry KesslerHotel clerk / Former convict Shug Fisher55Credited
Second man shot in fieldHal Needham31Uncredited
First man shot in fieldUncredited
Bushwacker in windowUncredited
Bushwacker on boardwalkUncredited
Bushwacker behind J.B. Saffron's signUncredited
"The Old Man"Hired 5 men to kill John BartlettMentioned
"The Old Man's" nephew in New HampireMentioned
"The Old Man's" two sonsMentioned
Sam ThurberGotomana warehouse ownerMentioned
ForsytheOwner of Forsythe's Livery & Freighting in Gotomana, Arizona TerritoryMentioned
Dunbar Owner of Dunbar Mining Co. in Gotomana
I. JenkinsGotomana storeowner
J. B. SaffronOnwer of the J.B. Saffron Co. Inc. of Gotomana, Arizona TerritoryMentioned




DirectorAndrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterHarry Julian Fink
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)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorTony De Marco (Anthony DiMarco)
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
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production




Filming Locations

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


Exterior scenes
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park -10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce, California, United States of America


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



Historical References

George Armstrong Custer
Battle of Gettysburg
Henry Rifle
James Ewell Brown (J. E. B., “Jeb”) Stuart
Ten-gauge shotgun
Territorial Prison, Arizona Territory, United States of America
Walter Colt, 1838 model
War of the Texas Liberation
Winchester Model 76



Geographic References

Gotomana (Blackfoot “Heavenly place”), Arizona Territory, United States of America
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Kimstown, Arizona Territory, United States of America
New Hampshire, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America



Gastronomic Delights

Buckwheat cakes
Pot roast




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