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“The Gladiators”


Season:             3 episode 27
Series Episode: 105
Air Date:          March 19, 1960



The rules say we have our choice of weapons, Mr. Sledge. Silly, but what would you expect? We have fallen among idiots.”


Employment Solicitation

Verbal request by Allison Windrom





When honor dies, when faith is lost, the man is dead.”
Paladin quoting John Greenleaf Whittier


When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.”
John Greenleaf Whittier


Who hath honor? He who died o’ Wednesday. Doth he feel it. No! Therefore, I’ll none of it.”
Paladin quoting Falstaff


Tis not due yet; I would be loath to pay him before
his day. What need I be so forward with him that
calls not on me? Well, ’tis no matter; honour pricks
me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I
come on? how then? Can honour set to a leg? no: or
an arm? no: or take away the grief of a wound? no.
Honour hath no skill in surgery, then? no. What is
honour? a word. What is in that word honour? What
is that honour? air. A trim reckoning! Who hath it?
He that died o’ Wednesday. Doth he feel it? no.
Doth he hear it? no. ‘Tis insensible, then. Yea,
to the dead. But will it not live with the living?
no. Why? detraction will not suffer it. Therefore
I’ll none of it. Honour is a mere scutcheon: and so
ends my catechism.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV Part 1 Act V Scene 1

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong53Credited
Graham BeckleyAllison Windrom's suitorGeorge (N.) Neise43Credited
Bill SledgeTexas gunfighterJames Coburn31Credited
WindromAllison Windrom's fatherPaul Cavanaugh (Cavanagh)71Credited
Allison WindromNew Orleans belleDolores Donlon33Credited
HarryGamblerChet Stratton49Credited
RefereeOwen Cunningham57Credited
HenryGraham Beckley's chess partner
Club memberFrank Baker67Uncredited
Club memberStewart East46Uncredited
Club memberJames Gonzalez48Uncredited
Club memberStuart Hall56Uncredited
Club memberJohn Roy61Uncredited
Club memberNorman Stevans43Uncredited
Club memberBert Stevens55Uncredited
Hotel Carlton desk clerkTerry Terrill37Uncredited
Hotel Carlton waiter with champagne bucketUncredited




DirectorAlvin Ganzer
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterRobert C. Dennis
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerBen Brady
Associate ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byWilbur Hatch
"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
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 Location

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



Geographic References

Louisiana, United States of America
New Orleans, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delight




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