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“The Fifth Man”


Season:             2 episode 36
Series Episode: 75
Air Date:          May 30, 1959



“Thank you, Mr Abbott.  You underestimated your own courage.”


Employment Solicitation

Talman Still at Large.
Wanted murderer Bert Talman killed his fourth victim within a week last night when he shot down Yucca Bend bartender Robert Reader before two witnesses. Talman escaped from Yucca Bend jail last week, according to Merle Corvin, prominent town resident. Further killings are feared.






There is nothing so much to be feared as fear itself.”

Nothing so much to be feared as fear.”
Henry David Thoreau

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
AbbottYucca Bend teacherWalter Burke50Credited
Tom BlandLynch mob memberWard Wood35Credited
Merle CorvinProminent Yucca Bend citizen / Former Yuma Prison guard / Lynch mob memberJohn Emery54Credited
Bert TalmanKillerLeo Gordon36Credited
GeorgeHotel Carlton bartenderClarke AlexanderCredited
Whiskey drummerBen WrightCredited
Yucca Bend bartenderUncredited
Joseph "Joe" DaneYucca Bend citizenMentioned
Thedora GranleyNewton Granley's widowMentioned
Newton "Newt" GranleyLynch mob memberMentioned
Robert ReaderDeceased Yucca Bend bartenderMentioned
Ed SlaterDeceased Yucca Bend sheriffMentioned
Roy TannerDeceased Yucca Bend freight office clerkMentioned
Amos TeechLynch mob memberMentioned




Richard Whorf
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterGene L. Coon
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, Jr.
CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production, Filmaster Productions

Recording Company'Westrex Recording System
ATFP (Alliance of TV Film Producers)




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

Yuma Territorial Prison


Geographic References

Lynchburg, Tennessee, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Yucca Bend


Gastronomic Delights




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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