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“The Long Weekend”


Season:             4 episode 29
Series Episode: 146
Air Date:          April 8, 1961



It was change that finished them. They couldn’t keep up with the changing face of the world…You can’t fight the future, Shep. Nobody can. Either you go with it or you go under.”


Employment Verification

Personal request from the town fathers of Sunshine Creek





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
Peggy Montrose (nee Collins)Valentine Collin's daughterPaige AdamsCredited
Valentine Collins"Little man" drunkRalph Moody74Credited
GuerneyOwner of the Sunshine Creek hardware storeUncredited
Shep MontroseMountain man / Silver minerRoy Barcroft58Credited
Clyde TatumSunshine Creek emissary Ned Glass55Credited
Otis WoodwardSunshine Creek emissary / Owner of Woodward's Emporium
Stephen Roberts43Credited
SamanthaPaladin's inamorataLaura Shelton24Credited
BartenderClegg Hoyt50Credited
Hotel guestHans Moebus58Uncredited
Paladin's inamorataUncredited
Pool player / CowhandDallas Mitchell33Credited
Pool player / CowhandWilliam VaughnCredited
Sheriff's wifeUncredited
TownsmanFrank Ellis64Uncredited
TownsmanMatthew McCue65Uncredited
TownsmanWilliam Meader56Uncredited
TownsmanJoe PHillips47Uncredited
TownsmanLee SandsUncredited
TownsmanTed Smile39Uncredited
TownsmanMilan Smith37Uncredited
TownsmanRudy Sooter55Uncredited




DirectorByron Paul
Assistant DirectorGordon McLean
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterJack Laird
Story EditorAlbert Ruben
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byRene Garriguence
ConductorLud Gluskin
"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 Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
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

CastingStalmaster-Lister Company
Titles and OpticalsPacific Title
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
StuntmenJack Perkins for Roy Barcroft
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



Historical References

Mountain man
William Clarke Quantrill


Geographic References

Cherokee Strip, Kansas, United States of America
Grisley Hill. California
Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
Pecos River
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Sunshine Creek, California’



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