Chess knight courtesy of COCHISE LEATHER COMPANY

“The Hanging Cross”


Season:               1 episode 15
Series Episode:   15
Air Date:            December 21, 1957




With this gun I could have stopped murder tonight. But I’ve taken it off. That’s my present to you. In all my life I’ve only seen a dozen real killers. But I’ve seen ten thousand people that would stand by and let it happen. Which is the greater evil?”


Employment Solicitation

Telegram from Mr. Beecher and then a verbal request by Mr. Bender



$100/day as an interpreter; and
$1000 paid to Cah-la-te


Cast &Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone40Credited
Nathaniel "Nat" BeecherBeecher Ranch ownerEdward Binns41Credited
Robert "Robbie" Beecher alias ChiwaNathaniel Beecher's sonJohnny Crawford11Credited
Cah-la-tePawne chiefAbraham Sofaer61Credited
JesseMitchell Kowal (Kowall)42Credited
MaggieNathaniel Beecher's housekeeperMary Adams47Credited
MaudieWoman lighting candles on treeFrances Osborne37Credited
PeteBeecher ranch handBuck Young37Credited
TaterBeecher ranch foremanDon Beddoe54Credited
TiaNyra Monsour22-23Credited
CowpuncherJames Gavin38Credited
TownsmanJohn Burnside29Uncredited
TownsmanDee Cooper37Uncredited
TownsmanFred McDougall38Uncredited
TownsmanJoe Phillips44Uncredited
TownsmanBuddy Roosevelt59Uncredited
TownsmanJack Tornek70Uncredited
Man beaten by Nat BeecherUncredited
Beecher cowpuncherBoyd "Red" Morgan42Uncredited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
Gene Roddenberry
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerJulian Claman
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyWilliam Margulies
Art DirectorJames W. Sullivan
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann) (Uncredited)

Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold

Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup ArtistWilliam Wood (Woods)

Hair Stylist
Madine Danks

WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

CastingLynn Stalmaster and Associates
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
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


Barn and church scenes
Corriganville – Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, United States of America


Major Wilson and Paladin riding together
Iverson Ranch – 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Geographic References

Snow Mountain
Texas, The United States of America



The First Noel

Silent Night


Gastronomic Delights

Apple salad
Fish fillets
Lattice topped pies
Roast beef
Roast turkey



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