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“The Gospel Singer”


Season:             5 episode 6
Series Episode: 161
Air Date:          October 21, 1961



Your faith is beautiful, Melissa, but I was hired to clean up Bugbear. When I’ve finished I’ll collect my fee, and I’ll have earned it.”



Emplooyment Solicitation

Bugbear by any other name smell so like Bugbear.
March 9th.
Once playground of the wild bunch, Bugbear is cleaning house under new mayor and a new town spirit. First town fathers announced thy have changed their name from Bugbear to Ellysian, next they promised to rid the town of violence. But no one answered the toughest question, “How?”




Undisclosed amount



“All ways are the same way”
Paladin quoting Heraclitus


The way up and the way down are one and the same.

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong54Credited
Harry DurbinWill Durbin's brother / HooliganNoah Keen41Credited
Will DurbinHooliganBrad WestonCredited
HarperMayorJohn McLiam45Credited
SimsDurbin's sidekick / HooliganEd Peck44Credited
"Sister" MelissaEvangelist for the Plowshare CrusadeSuzi Carnell18Credited
BarberFirst townsman to give up his gun Roy Engel48Credited
First hooligan to climb out the window and throw down his gunHal Needham30Uncredited
TownsmanJaye Durkus27Uncredited
TownsmanHerman Hack62Uncredited
TownsmanEthan Laidlaw61Uncredited
TownsmanBert Madrid45Uncredited
TownsmanWilliam H. O'Brien69Uncredited
TownsmanFred Rapport66Uncredited




DirectorByron Paul
Assistant Directorordon McLeanG
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterRobert E. Thompson
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin & Albert Ruben
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 EditorEverett Sutherland, A. C. E.
Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorFay Babcock

CastingPeggy Rae
Titles and Opticals Pacific 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 References

Elysian a.k.a. Bugbear
San Francisco, California, United States of America




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