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“The Golden Toad”


Season:             3 episode 10
Series Episode: 88
Air Date:          November 21, 1959



I promised you’d be a rich man, Webster. You’re standing ankle deep in your treasure; or would you rather be dead.”


Employment Solicitation

Ancient Ruins Uncovered in Yavapai Valley
Discovery increases likelihood that legendary Indian treasure might be…


Ownership of land in the valley, Yavapi Water Company, which will make a slight charge for water shares (about a thousand dollars a year) and the souvenir of a gold water frog.



Ominbus in rebus voluptatibus maximis fastidium finitimum est.”
Palidan quoting Cicero


“Ominbus in rebus voluptatibus maximis fastidium finitimum est.”
In all things, disgust is near aligned to the greatest pleasures.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero



There can be too much even of a good thing.”
Paladin quoting Cicero



Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
Doris GolomanRancherLorna Thayer40Credited
Bill SimmsRancherStewart East46Credited
Bud WebsterFarmer / WidowerDavid White43Credited
Caroline WebsterBud Webster's daughterJan Burrell19Credited
Everette WebsterBud Webster's sonKevin Hagen31Credited
Jacqueline WebsterBud Webster's daughterDorothy Dells31Credited
Willodean WebsterBud Webster's daughterEileen WilkCredited
BeverlyPaladin's innamorataNancy Valentine31Credited
Bob RancherBill (William) Wellman, Jr.22Credited
Herbert "Herb" RancherPaul Sorenson (Sorensen)33Credited
Mrs. WebsterBud Webster's wifeMentioned
WandaLady in the valleyMentioned
Tucson sheriffMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterGene Roddenberry

Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerSam Rolfe
Associate ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"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
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production

Recording Company'Westrex Recording System




Filming Locations

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


Yavapai Valley scenes
Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, United States of America


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


Geographic References

San Francisco, California, United States of America
Tuscon, Arizona Territory, United States of America
Yavapai Valley, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Charro Bean Soup 



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