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“The Hatchet Man”


Season:             3 episode 25
Series Episode: 103
Air Date:          March 5, 1960



What makes this country is not its great men standing alone trying to do the impossible. It’s men of all kinds, large and small, trying to do a job together. Not for thier personal honor, but for the honor of their country.”


Employment Solicitation

Chinese Proclamation
The sum of 1000 dollars American is hereby offered as a reward upon the death of Detective Joe Tsin, dishonorable traitor to his own people. This reward is offered sincerely and sealed by us, Rustam Association for Gentle Brotherhood. The day of your death is surely upon us.

A verbal request by Clarence Magruder


$20/day and a grand civic funeral



The man who knows he is a fool is not a great fool.”
Paladin quoting- Zhuangzi


He who knows he is a fool is not the biggest fool; he who knows he is confused is not in the worst confusion. The man in the worst confusion will end his life without ever getting straightened out; the biggest fool will end his life without ever seeing .”
Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong53Credited
Hoo YeeJoe Tsin's fatherPhilip AhnCredited
Li HwaJoe Tsin's girl friendLisa LuCredited
Loo SamTong chieftan for the Association of Gentle BrotherhoodAllen JungCredited
Clarence MagruderSan Francisco police department detective inspectorNolan LearyCredited
Chuck Sing (His feet are swift to shed blood)Loo Sam's bodyguardFujiCredited
Joe TsinSan Francisco police detectiveBenson FongCredited
Hatchet man / HighbinderW. Beal WongCredited
Hatchet man / HighbinderJames B. LeongCredited
Hotel Carlton desk clerkCosmo SardoUncredited
Man in Hotel Carlton lobbyWilliam H. O'BrienUncredited
BrophySan Francisco police department policemenMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen

Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterShimon Wincelberg
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 byLyn Murray
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Music EditorGene Feldman
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
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 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 References

San Quentin Prison


Geographic References

Sacramento Steet, San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California, United States of America

Chinatown, San Francisco, California, United States of America



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