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“The Haunted Trees”


Season:             2 episode 38
Series Episode: 77
Air Date:         June 13, 1959



“Well, I can assure you, you’ve accomplished one thing.  You’ve grown up.”



Employment Solicitation

San Francisco Star.
Howard Lumber Co. Faces Bankruptcy.
Mrs. Sara Howard, sole owner of the Howard Lumber Company, founded by her late husband, claimed in an interview today at the Hotel Carlton, that her stepson, Ben Howard, is crippling production and making it impossible to meet contract delivery dates.  Local buyers have been complaining of the late shipments that have been holding up production. 






Through all the drama, whether damned or not, love gilds the scene and women guide the plot.”

Through all the drama – whether damned or not –
Love gilds the scene, and women guide the plot.”

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
Paul EgertHoward Lumber Company gang bossDuane Grey37Credited
Ben HowardSon of the founder of the Howard Lumber Co,Burt Metcalfe24Credited
Sara HowardBen Howard's stepmotherDoris Dowling36Credited
FlanniganHoward Lumber Company superintendentRoy Barcroft56Credited
BirdieHoward housekeeperJane ChangCredited
BradHoward Lumber Company high-climberBrad Trumbull34Credited
Hotel Carlton desk clerkWilliam H. O'Brien67Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestPaul Cristo51Uncredited
LumberjackLeonard (Lennie, Lenny) P. Geer45Uncredited
LumberjackBoyd "Red" Morgan43Uncredited
LumberjackHal Needham28Uncredited
LumberjackEarl Parker31Uncredited
Mr. WilkinsHotel Carlton GuestMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WritersKay Lenard & Jess Carneol
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyHoward Schwartz
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, Jr.
CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
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


Forest scenes
Cedar Lake, Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest, California, United States of America


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

Geographic Reference

San Francisco, California, United States of America



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